The road from the sea

The domaine du Rayol |Saint-Tropez |Monaco|Nice Baroque|The old town of Menthon|The village of Eze|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature, relaxation, family, golf

The road from the Sea (la Petite Corniche) share of the Calanques of Marseilles for visiting 22 towns and villages up to Menthon on the Italian border. A journey of approximately 300 kilometres that borrows not Highway, but the national and the departmental coastal. In light of significant urbanization in side Mediterranean border, the road is almost entirely in built-up areas, imposing a speed of 50 km/h and some crossings of cities imposed 30 km/h zones.


Accomodation
B&B Le Clos des Cigales, Cassis, France (en)
Hôtel
Offering free bikes, a garden and a terrace, Le Clos des Cigales is a B&B located 2.4 km from the centre of Cassis....
Grand Hotel Dauphiné, Toulon, France (en)
Hôtel
The Grand Hotel Dauphiné is located in Toulon town centre, 1.5 km from the Palais des Sports and 550 metres from Mayol Stadium....
Hotel Baie des Anges, Antibes, France (en)
Hôtel
Hotel Baie des Anges by Thalazur is a 12-minute drive from the centre of Antibes. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and free Wi-Fi access....
The stages
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The Calanques
Between Marseille and Cassis, the Calanques massif offers a succession of white limestone cliffs plunging into the turquoise waters of the sea. The site is wild and beautiful colors. It is one of the most remarkable sights of France and a major area of natural resources.
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Cassis
The town of Cassis is famous for its cliffs and its calanques. It is also renowned for the wines of Cassis. The fishing port is immersed in a beautiful light that inspired painters Braque, Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Dufy. It is a pleasant summer resort.
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Bandol
Paradise for water sports, Bandol is an attractive resort. Its harbour trees and flowers, its exotic garden famous for its cactus and its large sandy beaches. Bandol has developed a tourism of quality thanks to its particular brightness and its mild climate.
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Toulon
Toulon has a beautiful harbour, this is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The old town is picturesque. The famous three-dolphin fountain located in the middle of the place Puget. One of the few cable cars on the seafront in the world to reach the Summit of mont Faron.
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Hyères
Very popular in the 19th century for the mildness of its climate, Hyères with its medieval old town and its palm trees has retained its charm. Beaches, trails along the creeks, the hot Mediterranean sun and the Hyères Islands are a haven of peace.
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Bormes-les-Mimosas
Bormes-les-Mimosas is often compared to a Provencal crèche. The old medieval village offers a panoramic view. Its old houses are covered with pink tiles. Bormes-les-Mimosas is award winning in the European competition of the "Villes et Villages fleuris".
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The domaine du Rayol
The domaine du Rayol is a natural protected area of 20 hectares located on the corniche of the Moors. It offers a journey through landscapes inspired by the world of Mediterranean climate regions. Classified "Remarkable Garden", it is one of the most beautiful sites of the var coast.
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Gassin
The village of Gassin offers an exceptional panorama on the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the massif des Maures. It is labeled "Most beautiful Village of France" for its architectural and historical heritage, the ancient ramparts of the 13th century, churches and alleys with pastel-coloured walls.
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Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez is a seaside internationally famous Côte d'Azur thanks to the enthusiasm of the artists of the new wave, then 'yé' singers of the 1960s. It is a holiday resort of the Jet-society and tourists looking for Provencal authenticity or celebrities.
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Fréjus
Between sea and mountain, Fréjus has preserved a heritage rich with a rare diversity of the Roman period to the middle ages. One will discover with pleasure the circuit of artisans, a stroll on the beach or the ponds Villepey.
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Mandelieu-la-Napoule
Ideally located in the heart of the French Riviera between the Esterel and Tanneron massifs, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is largely guided by tourism. Mandelieu has had a rich history including its castle is the most remarkable testimony
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Cannes
Star of the French Riviera, Cannes Film Festival is a world event. But there are other attractions to discover. The Bay and its beaches of fine sand and the palaces on the Croisette.
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Vallauris Golfe-Juan
Located in the heart of the Côte d'Azur, the town of Vallauris is known for its pottery and ceramics. City of tradition with its beaches of fine sand and its marinas, it has seen Napoleon, Picasso and Jean Marais.
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Antibes
Antibes has a rich historical past and architectural. Its many museums, cultural and historic sites scattered across the city testify to these 2'600 stories that make its authenticity.
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Cagnes-sur-Mer
Cagnes-sur-Mer extends on almost four kilometres of beach. The city is surrounded by hills, including that of the Grimaldi Castle which rises to an altitude of 90 metres. A single site on the French Riviera where lived the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir until his death.
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Nice
Nice is the capital of the "French Riviera". It cultivates the charm of a Mediterranean city and has a countless range of activities and tours: the promenade des Anglais, the old Nice, Belle Epoque buildings, museums of exception and the Arènes de Cimiez.
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Villefranche-sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is a prestigious city of the French Riviera. It has a magnificent panorama. At the foot of a vast amphitheatre of hills, she kept the remains of its origin. The charm of the city is due also to the softness of its climate which allows the exuberance of exceptional vegetation.
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Beaulieu sur Mer
Beaulieu is a symbol of the Côte d'Azur. Splendour and the dream, lush vegetation, the beaches lined with Palm trees and animations varied. Besides Greek villa Kerylos. one of the most visited museums in the Côte d'Azur.
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Eze
The village of Eze is an extraordinary site. It evokes the image of an Eagle's nest overlooking the sea of 427 metres. The old village has retained a beautiful architectural unity around a strong medieval fortress and the baroque church Notre-Dame-de-L'Assomption.
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Monaco
The Principality of Monaco makes you dream. City of luxury and beauty, it derives its profits primarily from tourism. Among the essentials of Monaco, the famous «Carré d'Or» district with the Monte-Carlo Casino, the Palace and the Oceanographic Museum.
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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
The splendour of palaces-like mansions reminds us that in Roquebrune and Cap-Martin crowned heads, writers and artists have come to seek inspiration and rest. It was able to meet with Winston Churchill and Coco Chanel, Sacha Guitry, Jacques Brel, Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray.
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Menthon
Chin is the hottest station on the Côte d'Azur. It is a city where nature and culture harmoniously combine: City of gardens, lemon, but also city cited "art and history", Menthon is rich in natural and historical heritage exceptional.
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