French Riviera today
Nowadays, the Riviera is a combination of a concentration of glittering hotels and apartment blocks but also is highlighted by superb secluded villas and priceless yachts moored in the marina. The two principal urban centers are Nice and intriguing, exclusive, opulent Monaco. The craggy pine-clad coastline features magnificent architectural gems and unique villas. The backcountry, on the hills behind the coast, is equally mesmerizing with picturesque medieval villages, such as Mougins and Saint-Paul- de-Vence, exuding the rich paradisiacal charm of Provence. Omnipresent is the extremely vivid eternal blue of the azure Mediterranean enhancing the allure of the coves, cliffs, islands, and golden beaches.