Côte d’Azur

Sun, sea and fabulous wines – what more could a wine lover want in a holiday destination?

The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the stretch of beautiful Mediterranean coastline from Toulon, south of Provence, all the way east to the border of Italy. Winemaking first came to the region with the Greeks who planted vines in the area 2,600 years ago, but the region perhaps became best known as a holiday destination with the arrival of the British aristocracy in the 19th century and later the glitz and glamour of Hollywood in the 20th century.

With its glorious sunshine, the sparkling ocean that lends its name to the region, and the string of nature spots and unspoiled villages that still snake their way along the coast, there’s a reason the Côte d’Azur remains one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations.

Wine on the beach in Cote d'Azur

Soak up the old-world glamour of Cannes, people-watch and admire the flashy yachts in St Tropez, delight in good food and discover the picturesque pastel buildings in Menton just a stone’s throw from the Italian border. Tucked away in France’s south-eastern corner, the Côte d’Azur is the idyllic coastline that neighbours Provence on its eastern and southern sides, making it the ideal destination to extend a wine holiday in Provence—or perhaps in combination with another of your favourite European wine regions.

Nice, Cote d'Azur wine tours
Boats on the Cote d'Azur, France

As the leading specialist organiser of wine tours in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, we offer a selection of wine tours and tastings to suit all tastes and budgets.

Our friendly team would love to hear from you on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or at info@grapeescapes.net to discuss your requirements and craft your itinerary, or see below some of our favourite Côte d’Azur wine tours.

We would be thrilled to put together a tailor-made wine tour in the Côte d’Azur for you. Just get in touch!

Sunset in St Tropez, Cote d'Azur wine tours, credit Saint Tropez Tourism

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