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100 Things to do on the French Riviera

by | May 22, 2020 | Daily life

We’ve put together a list of 100 Things to Do on the French Riviera below (it’s in a 100km range of the French Riviera) – if you have more activities of your own to add to this list, feel free to comment on them at the bottom of this page!

20 things to do for Adrenaline Junkies on the French Riviera

1. Ziplining in La Colmiane

2. VTT (mountain-biking) in Isola

3. White-Water Rafting in Breil-sur-Roya

4. Canyoning in Gorge du Loup

5. Paragliding in Gourdon

6. Accrobranche in Villeneuve-Loubet

7. Hillside Luge in La Colmiane

8. Via Ferrata in Lantosque

9. Indoor Canyoning in Vesubia Mountain Park

10. Indoor Rock-Climbing in Vesubia Mountain Park

11. Outdoor Rock-Climbing at the Baou de St Jeannet

12. Kite Surfing in Cannes

13. Helicopter Tour of the Riviera from Nice

14. Outdoor Paintball around Nice

15. Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing in Nice, Villeneuve-Loubet, & Cannes

16. Flyboard in Cavalière

17. Underground Via Ferrata in Caille

18. Skiing or snowboarding in Isola 2000, Auron, Greolières-les-Neiges, La Colmiane

19. Scuba Diving in Villefranche-sur-Mer

20. Highest Bunjee-Jumping in Europe in Gorge du Verdon

Easy Adventures on the French Riviera

21. Standup Paddle Boarding in Villefranche-sur-Mer

22. Kayaking from Cannes to Ile Sainte-Margarite

23. Motorbike Ride along the coast around l’Esterel

24. Water sports & Hiking in the Gorge du Verdon

25. Trail running from Plage de Gigaro to Cap Lardier

26. Cycling up Col d’Allos

27. Guided Bicycle Tour to the vineyards of Bellet

28. Salto Trampoline Arena in Mougins

29. Water Biking & Slides in Lake St Cassien

30. Roller Blading on the Promenade des Anglais

31. Boat rides from Mandelieu to Ile de Lerins or from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Monaco

32. Biking on Porquerolles Island

33. Food tours in Nice

34. Cycling along the coast of Imperia & San Marino

35. Go Karting in Le Bar-sur-Loup

36. Horse-back Riding in Le Boréon

37. Boat Ride from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Monaco

38. Groundhog-watching in Beuil

39. Wine-drinking at the abbey of monks on Saint Honorat

40. Caves of Baume Obscure in St Vallier de Thiey

41. Saint Cézaire Cave in St Cézaire-sur-Siagne

42. Caves & Waterfall of Villecroze

43. Bubble Bump Football & Archery in Nice

44. Axe-Throwing Bar Tomahawk in Nice

45. Painting Class in a Villa on the outskirts of Nice

46. Snowshoe Hikes in Boréon

47. Perfume-Making in Grasse

48. Olive Oil Tasting in Chateau Virant

49. Electric Bike Tours of Monaco

50. Underwater Boat Tour between Antibes & Juan Les Pins

51. Snorkelling trail along Nice to St Jean Cap Ferrat

52. Escape Room using your 5 senses in Nice

53. Trout-Fishing in Valberg

Places to Visit on the French Riviera

54. Lavander fields around Moustiers Sainte-Marie

55. Vineyard Tours around St Tropez (Minuty, Domain Tropez, Domain de la Croix, La Madrague)

56. Parc Alpha (Wolf Park) in Saint-Martin-Vesubie

57. The Museums of Grasse

58. Picasso Museum in Antibes

59. Chagall & Matisse Museums in Nice

61. Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer

62. The Maegt Fondation in Saint Paul de Vence

63. Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton

64. Charles Nègre Photography Museum in Nice

65. Musée des Merveilles in Tende

66. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

67. Prehistoric Museum Alma Terra in Nice

68. Palais Lascaris in Nice

69. The Rosary Chapel by Henri Matisse in Vence

70. Thoronet Abbey in Le Thoronet

71. Sillans Waterfall in Sillans-la-Cascade

72. Parc Phoenix in Nice

73. Train des Merveilles from Nice to Tende

74. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in St Jean Cap Ferrat

75. Botanical Gardens of Villa Thuret in Antibes

76. Val Rahmeh & Fontana Rosa Gardens in Menton

77. Exotic Gardens of Monaco

78. Exotic Gardens of Eze

79. Glass Blowing Factory in Biot

80. Pottery- Making in Valluris

81. Fontmerle Pond in Mougins

82. Fort Alban on Mont Boron

83. Opera of Nice & Monaco

84. Guided Wine Pairings through Nice

Hikes on the French Riviera

We know that this section could contain thousands of entries but here are some of our suggestions to start off with in different regions – if you have more to recommend, please comment at the bottom of this article!

85. Tête de Chien in Cap d’Ail

86. L’Escalet to Cap Taillat in Ramatuelle

87. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

88. Cap d’Antibes

89. Cap Dramont in St Raphael

90. Nietzsche Trail in Eze

91. Le Pont des Tuves in l’Esterel

92. The Planetary Trail in Valberg

93. Plateau St Jean in Beuil

94. Touët-sur-Var

95. GR51b route around the Rocher de Roquebrune

96. Mont Chauve d’Aspremont

97. Tower of Napoule in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

98. Le Baou St Jeannet

99. Sentier de la Brague in Valbonne

Things to do for kids on the French Riviera

100. Village des Fous in Villenueve-Loubet

101. Bois des Lutins in Villeneuve-Loubet

102. Pitchoun Forest in Villneuve-Loubet

In Summary

As you can see, we couldn’t even keep this list to exactly 100 items – a sign that we’re incredibly lucky to be living in this region!

Many thanks to all the contributors on our Facebook group as well as a much-needed boost from Dr Kristen Gunderson of KRUFRENCH – a special intensive French course that integrates cultural activities and adventures around the region into their curriculum.

 Thank you for reading this blog article, we hope you liked it!

Find more professionals in the region on I Love Côte d’Azur. This blog is powered by Business Club Côte d’Azur.


Salut, I’m Josh! I love skateboarding, cooking, photography and learning – even though I was a terrible student back in the days. Moved to France with Robin in 2018 and we have together been working in marketing for over a decade.

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