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French Riviera Road Trips: 10 Best Drives on the Côte D’Azur

10 dramatic French Riviera road trips

Driving the French Riviera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The roads twist over mountain ranges, drop down to the sea, skirt rocky shorelines, and rise to promontories. Along the way, panoramic views over the glistening Mediterranean Sea add to the allure of this unforgettable journey.

There is a good bus network along the Côte d’Azur coastal road, and a tram conveniently connects Nice Airport to the city centre and various historic sites. Many villages and towns are best explored on foot, however to fully explore the region, reaching remote areas and hilltop villages, renting a car offers the most flexibility and fun. After all, who could resist the opportunity to take a road trip on the Côte d’Azur over some of the world’s most iconic stretches of shimmering tarmac?

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