French Riviera
There is more than beach to the Riviera. Make your own fragrance at the International Perfume Museum in Grasse, or explore the art studios that dot the winding streets of medieval St. Paul de Vence, stopping at the Maeght Foundation to wonder at modern art in its element. Cycle the demanding hills, or ski the nearby mountains. Closer to the sea, hike a part of the Sentier des Douaniers' trail that follows the coastline, or stroll in the footsteps of British lords and ladies on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The Monégasque are proud of their Oceanographic Museum, once run by Jacques Cousteau. On the shore, set sail on a catamaran, snorkel the “hiking” trail at Port Cros, or join the fishermen at Sanary.