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Top 9 Attractions in Provence Alpes Cote Azur

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    The Promenade de la Croisette street in Cannes.

    The first thing that comes to mind when you say Cannes is the Cannes Film Festival, with all its glitz and glamour. And yes, La Croisette is very much part of this, as this promenade is very much a part of the activities for the film festival.

    Promenade de la Croisette (which, in English, means the 'Avenue of the Little Cross' is a famous boulevard that spans its share of the Mediterranean Sea. It is named thus because of the little cross that stood east of the bay. As it is fondly called, La Croisette is about 2 kilometers in length and is lined with chic hotels (some harking back to the Belle Epoque period), the most expensive of shops and restaurants ...

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    The exterior of the InterContinental Carlton Cannes hotel.

    The Hôtel InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a luxury hotel built in 1911 on the Mediterranean Sea's shores on the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, France. It has been declared a historical monument.

    This hotel was built for Henry Ruhl by the architects Charles Dalmas of Nice and Marcellin Mayère of Cannes between 1909 and 1913. With 343 rooms, including 39 suites, its façade is clad in two-tone faux stone. The decoration was cast in concrete. The hotel was partially transformed into a hospital during the First World War, while during the Second World War, it continued to function as a hotel ...

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    The exterior of the Hotel Negresco in Nice.

    The Hotel Negresco is a five-star luxury hotel located on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. It is one of the few surviving hotels of the early 20th century and one of the last independent establishments of this class. Its facades are based on a neoclassical framework, with opulent, quasi-baroque ornamentation. Like the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, the Ritz in Paris and the Hotel Astoria in Brussels, it is one of the most famous luxury hotels. It is one of the symbolic places of the city of Nice ...

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    The exterior of the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat.

    The building has stood since 1908, and its location has made it a legend. This large coastal hotel is installed facing the sea. And the show is obvious as soon as you walk through the door. Below, one of the most beautiful hotel gardens on the Riviera (Aleppo pines, purple bougainvillea, etc.), an infinity pool where the world's 'princes' have bathed, and then the Mediterranean, of insolent beauty under the sun. And here, it is 'guaranteed' 300 days a year ...

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  • The Massif des Calanques offer a unique experience. This geological formation shaped like fingers mark the rocky coastline between Marseille and Cassis in Provence. Hiking, going on trails, diving, swimming and rock-climbing are just some of the sports that are yours to enjoy as you get a load of the Calanques. The rugged terrain beckons with its unique geological beauty. The towering peaks of white limestone are indeed an unforgettable sight to behold ...

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  • With medieval ruins, a waterfall and a flower-filled garden, Colline du Chateau in Nice, France is a favorite, and a frequently visited site, not just by tourists but by locals who want to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Colline du Chateau can be found on a hill nestled between the Nice harbor and the old town. The hill upon which this park stands is called Castle Hill and has an elevation of around 92 meters. The park's position at the top of Castle Hill affords its visitors with great views of the city below. From here, you will see the Promenade des Anglais, the Baie des Anges and the Old Town (with its red roofs) ...

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  • Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (or Our Lady of the Guard Basilica) stands as one of the highest points in the city of Marseille, France. And rightly so, as she is considered to be La Bonne Mere - "Our Good Mother" - who benevolently guards the people of Marseilles. At 154 meters, it seems that she is doing her job quite well. The statue, as well as the Basilica, is a well-loved landmark.

    The magnificent Basilica never fails to shock and move you. Back in the mid1800s, the bishop of Marseilles, Saint Charles Eugene de Mazenod, had this basilica built ...

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  • Marseille, France boasts of awe-inspiring monuments, chief of which is the Abbaye Saint-Victor in Rue de l'Abbaye. This utterly beguiling abbey harks back to the 5th century and was built above the grounds where Saint Victor was buried.

    This fortified abbey stands just above the Vieux-Port's bank, on its southern side. The view of the ancient building makes an interesting counterpoint with the sleek and modern yachts below, at the dry dock.

    Saint Victor of Marseilles was a martyr who played an important part in the development of Christianity in the Mediterranean ...

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