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Sites and monuments: cultural treasures



From sites to monuments, discover the most beautiful treasures of an exceptional French cultural destination.
MUST SEES ON THE COTE D’AZUR

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AN ERA FOR EVERYONE
   
 

 Prehistory and Antiquity
Across a range of sites you will discover evidence of prehistory, then the copper age...

 Discover the Vallée des Merveilles

 

 The remains of ancient civilisations – Phoceans, Greek and Roman, which have left their footprints on our shores are an excellent excuse to visit and discover the Côte d'Azur.

 Discover monuments




 

Forts, Citadels and Castles
From medieval castles to citadels and fortified bastides, these buildings have undergone transformations over the centuries, today becoming peaceful spots and excellent excuses for cultural visits combing some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes.

 Discover forts, citadels and castles




 

 The Belle Epoque of the Côte d’Azur
In 1888, Stéphen Liegeard invented the name "Côte d’Azur". It then became the place not to be missed by the global elite, in winter then in summer. From the golden years of the Belle Epoque there are still vestiges of a lifestyle left forever in the heritage of the Côte d’Azur. There you can find a surprising mixture of styles and eras, fashion and ideas, fantasists and creators.

 Discover the sites of the Belle Epoque




 

 The reign of the Baroque
A baroque heritage of remarkable richness is one of the key cultural and tourist points of interests on the Côte d'Azur and the Comté de Nice. Over eighty monuments, churches, chapels, palaces and citadels are ripe for discovery along the "Route du Baroque Nisso-Ligure".

 Discover baroque sites and monuments




 

 Modern and Contemporary Art
In the 20th century, the Côte d'Azur became legendary in the world of modern and contemporary art. The greatest artists from all over the world came, inspired by the light of the Mediterranean and the southern lifestyle: Renoir, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Chagall and their successors César, Klein, Arman, Nicky de St-Phalle...

 Discover all modern and contemporary art attractions



REMARKABLE RELIGIOUS SITES
 

 

Chapels
Was it the heritage of tradition that determined the taste of artists for decorated chapels? There are still some remarkable examples to be discovered on the Côte d’Azur.

 Discover the chapels




 

Monasteries and Abbeys
From the isles and shores of the Riviera to the most remote hamlets are a host of breathtaking sanctuaries, monasteries and abbeys.

 Discover sanctuaries, monasteries and abbeys

 


GUIDED VISITS THROUGH THE HEART OF OUR HERITAGE


 
   
 


from 01 to november 30, 2017
The Conseil Général's autumnal cultural event, "C'est pas Classique!", comprises 3 days of free
 









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