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7 Gorgeous, Colorful Ways To See The French Riviera This Spring

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Nice Carnival. Courtesy Cote d’Azur France Tourism Board.

By Catherine Sabino

With its glittering seas, colorful harbors and beaches filled with primary bright umbrellas, the French Riviera is a visual treat most everywhere you look. For an even more vivid mise en scène, head to the Côte d’Azur in spring, when this ribbon of revered coastline hosts numerous spring festivals, and towns pull out the stops to celebrate a cherished local bloom or fruit.

The first flower fêtes take place in February; with its enviable, balmy climate, the Riviera gets an early jump on spring. Here are some of the celebrations, many in atmospheric villages, not to miss … continue reading


Catherine Sabino has worked for magazines in Italy and the US, and was editor-in-chief of Forbes Special Interest Publications, Gotham Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine, a travel and lifestyle publication. In addition to living and going to school in Italy, she has written two books on Italian design, published by Crown/Clarkson Potter, and has produced features from many regions in Italy and countries in Europe. Her focus is on travel in Italy and Western Europe.

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