your holiday on the French Riviera with
me, Jeanne Oliver, author and French Riviera resident. I've written about the French Riviera for Frommer's and Lonely Planet travel guides and now I want to share my insider information with you. You'll discover all my favorite hideaways, hidden bistros and local travel trips. So plunge in and start planning your trip!
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When to go?
The best time to visit the French
Riviera is. . .all year! Seriously, it's a beautiful region to visit
any time of year. Spring is best for vegetation. Summer is crowded but with many exciting festivals including the world-famous Nice Jazz Festival. More
And the weather?
The French Riviera has a Mediterranean climate. The summer heat is tempered by sea breezes along the coast. Winter snow is rare but rain is common. June and September have the most reliable weather. More
What about money?
The unit of currency is the euro. Although the Riviera has a reputation as an expensive destination, it's possible to save money by staying in an apartment and taking public transport instead of renting a car.More