Luxury getaway to the glamour and glitz

From enchanting Èze to sparkling Saint Tropez, the Côte d'Azur has long been the playground of the rich and famous. Spot film stars as you stroll through Cannes or charter a yacht to explore the turquoise waters in style. Sunbathe on the beaches of Saint Tropez before indulging in a spot of pampering. Or escape to the quiet luxury of one of France's magical coastal villages for a perfectly peaceful getaway.

Things to do

Prepare for sun, sea and striped umbrellas – the Côte d'Azur offers beautiful beach resorts and endless sandy shores. See and be seen as you dip into the glittering blue ocean in Saint Tropez. Stroll from city streets straight onto white sands in Nice, or admire the beautiful curving cove at Èze, which affords views of mountains and green hills from the shore.

The Côte d'Azur is part of Provence, so expect fresh salads, fish and local olive oils and wines aplenty. Tuck into a salade nicoise, which hails from the Côte's own Nice. Or enjoy a decadent plateaux des fruits de mer, piled high with lobster, oysters and crab while gazing out over the Mediterranean. Cocktails are a Côte d'Azur speciality, so sip away as you watch the sun set and plan your night on the town.

After a day soaking up the sun, shopping and fine dining on the Riviera, you'll want to take part in its renowned nightlife. Start the evening in a luxurious lounge overlooking the twinkling lights of the harbour as you sip a glass of wine. Then sample elegant cocktails in an exclusive bar before donning your dancing shoes and heading to a chic Côte nightspot.

Top Tip from SLH

Picasso and Matisse were among the famous artists who loved the Côte. Follow in their footsteps as you visit galleries and museums along the coast.