The French Riviera Region in France

The Royal South Coast of France

by Sophia Delacotte
French Real Estate Agent in Silicon Valley


The French Riviera aka "The Azure Coast" of France (known in French as La Cote D'Azur) is one of the crown jewels of France.

The French Riveria, immortalized by famous French playwright and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol who highlighted the unique accent and culture of this French region, is known as the playground and favorite resort of celebrities, royals and aristocrats from all over the world, even more so today.

The French Riviera boasts a 71-mile long coastline which spreads from Toulon all the way to Monaco and the Italian Border but also include a beautiful back countryside on the south side of the Alps Mountains (Alpes Maritimes, Var), which provide for the hot and dry summers and the mild winters.

The entire French Riviera is ideal for pure relaxation and entertainment for all the senses all year round. The most famous events of the French Riviera include in particular the Cannes Film Festival, the Jazz festival of Juan Les Pins, the Automobile Rally of Monte-Carlo to the Carnivale of Nice and the Rose Festival of Grasse.

The French Riviera is also synonymous with gambling, yachting, cruising, skiing and golfing. At any moment during the year, visitors are bound to see the mega yachts owned by the world's most famous businessmen and celebs.

Above all though, the French Riviera is world-renowned for its food specialties which have a lot in common with Provence and Italian food. Some of the most delightful dishes include Ratatouille, Bouillabaisse (local fish soup) and Salade Nicoise.
Many real estate investors in the French Riviera though are not just wealthy businessmen or Royals or Celebs.  The French Riveria housing market offers homes for all tastes and all means, ranging from apartments with sea views, villas, waterfront properties but also quiet rural homes with character.

With over 160 different nationalities living in this part of France, and English probably being as frequently spoken as French, there is no question that anyone from anywhere in the world will feel at home in the French Riviera.

Investing in Real Estate in the French Riviera is guaranteed to give you an early taste of paradise (over 300 days of sunshine!) with solid assurances of a high resale value in the event you may need to divest.