The French Riviera is a beautiful area in southeastern France known as Côte d’Azur. It stretches from the Italian border to Ste. Tropez. People from around the world flock there for the sun and life style—beaches, mountains, seaports, Ferraris, food, beautiful people, medieval mountain villages, and casinos. But, of course, we photographers go there for the same reason as the French impressionists—terrific light.
The best way to journey to the Riviera is by air into Nice, France. Once there, you can rent a car, but public transportation (train and bus) are excellent. Lodging ranges from extremely elegant (and expensive) hotels to a variety of more modest accommodations. We prefer to lease a condo. Food is outstanding and moderately priced. Public transportation is inexpensive.
Photographic opportunities include seascapes, architecture, Mediterranean gardens, art, mountains, yachts, villages, and famous sites. You may even be able to find some interesting people to photograph shooting street scenes.
The weather is nearly ideal. The atmosphere is relaxing. And the wine is as good as it gets.
Photographer Chuck Hunnicutt provided the details and images for the French Riviera destination.
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