French Riviera Roaming

French Riviera Roaming

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The French Riviera, the stretch of French coast that hugs the Mediterranean Sea, from the Italian border to St. Tropez, is one of the most storied strips of land in the world. Just say it, "The French Riviera," and images of Hollywood queens, Michelin-stars, and real life royals come to mind, punctuated with images of fast cars, high rollers, and events as legendary as the land itself. No doubt, the Riviera is synonymous with the cream-of-the-crop, but that doesn't mean mere mortals can't partake in these fabled French surrounds.

There are so many things to see and do on The Riviera, and plenty of thick heavy books to guide you, it could take years (and a back ache) to get to them all!

With Go Riviera!, the region's highlights are at your fingertips, on your light as a feather iPhone. And it's not just the top sights and well-known locales you'll discover either. Thanks to local insight, Go Riviera! reveals a myriad ways to experience the French Riviera like a local and uncover why it's one of the most visited coastlines in the world.

Do you want to go glamourous? Or do you prefer the laid back and fun for all ages activities? Or is it the quiet coastal paths and beaches that intrigue you? Whatever your pleasure, there is something for every taste and best of all, there is no need to sacrifice college tuition to enjoy the Riviera. The regional beauty is free to all who are willing to discover it. After a few days, we can't guarantee you'll want to leave, nor can we guarantee you'll have even scratched the surface of the Riviera. But we can guarantee you'll fall under the bewitching French Riviera spell that has lured people here for centuries.

Go Riviera! Highlights the Best of the Riviera (with special attention to the St. Tropez area):

-Museums
-Local Festivals and Events (beyond the Film Festival and The Grand Prix)
-Walks
-Gardens
-Beaches (the famous and the quiet)
-Open air markets (the best way to experience local life)
-Hotels (from luxe to less-obscene to budget friendlier)
-Camping sites
-Restaurants
-Shopping areas, for souvenirs and haute couture
-Kid friendly fun

Go Riviera! includes hundreds of color photos that bring the region to life, as well as maps, web links and phone numbers to help get you there. This personal tour guide in your pocket is just what you need to get you started on your soon to be life-long love affair with The French Riviera.

★ About the Author ★

Kimberley Lovato is a freelance writer and author who splits her time between San Francisco and the French Riviera, where she whiles away her summer (in Sainte Maxime), and winters if she can.

Her writing has appeared in AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, American Way, Travel & Leisure, Easy Jet Traveller, Delta Sky Magazine, Executive Travel, Lietie's Culinaria, gadling.com and various other print and online publications. Her book, Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves, about the Dordogne region of France was released by Running Press and won the 2012 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Book of the Year, given by the Society of American Travel Writers.

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you - letusknow@sutromedia.com

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