10 essential tips for traveling to the French Riviera


With this list of tips for traveling to the Côte d'Azur We want to help you organize and plan your trip to this area of ​​France located in the southeast area, also known as the French Riviera and famous for hosting such special places as Monte Carlo, St. Tropez or Cannes, famous for its film festival and the Principality of Monaco.
Although the Côte d'Azur is a place that is often discarded by the topic of excessively expensive place and chic, we have to say that although it is not especially economical, it is possible to find places for a tighter budget and, above all, cities behind that most famous face, hide really charming places.

Based on our trip to the Côte d'Azur we leave you what we believe are the 10 essential tips for traveling to the French Riviera. We start!

1. What is the best time?

Although logically you can make a trip to the Côte d'Azur at any time of the year, unlike other places, if you want to enjoy this area of ​​France to the fullest, we recommend you to make the trip during the mid season or high season, moments in which the cities are displayed in full splendor and the weather is usually much more pleasant .

High season (July and August): these are the most demanded months by travelers from all over the world who come to the Côte d'Azur to enjoy cities like St. Tropez or Cannes and some of its most famous beaches.
Mid season (from April to June and September and October): these months maintain good temperatures and good weather but are much less crowded and also, the prices of accommodation is much lower than in high season.
Low season (from November to March): Although it is not a bad time to travel to the Côte d'Azur, especially for low prices, these months tend to have a more unstable time, so they would be the least recommended months to make a trip to the Côte d'Azur besides that many establishments close.

Remember that if you are traveling in high season it is highly recommended to book well in advance both flights and accommodation and car rental, to avoid the high prices of this time of year.

2. Entry requirements

If you are a Spanish citizen or of the European Union (EU) you can enter the Côte d'Azur (France) only with your ID or passport, without the need for any procedure. If you have another nationality, it is advisable to review the regulations and requirements for entry into the Embassy.
In addition to these documents it is highly recommended to travel to the Côte d'Azur, have the European Health Card, with which you can receive medical attention if necessary. As an extra and if you want to receive care in the best medical centers and also have a repatriation included, for example, we advise you to take out the best travel insurance for Europe.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.


10. More tips for traveling to the French Riviera

Other of the best tips for traveling to the Cote d'Azur are:

  • In France the official language is French, but in all the tourist sites of the French Riviera, they speak English perfectly.
  • If you are going to make your route by car, it is interesting to take an application like on your mobile, which serves as an offline or online GPS.
  • Although the euro is used in France, it is highly recommended to travel with the BNEXT card to withdraw money and the N26 card to pay, in order to avoid the abusive commissions of the banks when withdrawing money. We leave you the post The best cards to travel without commissions where we talk about all the details.
  • In the French Riviera the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50Hz and the plugs are of type E.

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