The elegance of a VIP destination

The magnificent Principality of Monaco
Eze: an extraordinary spectacle

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The elegance of a VIP destination

Beyond the crystal-clear waters and picture-perfect beaches of the Côte d’Azur stretches a concealed scenic rural hinterland. You can enjoy every subtlety of the area and experi-ence the city like a VIP-star both day and night.

Let yourself be seduced by the thrilling and contemplative soul of Cannes. Through an MSC Mediterranean Cruise you will discover the luxuries and glories of the seaside re-sorts frequented by celebrities, the shopping streets on one side and the austere and meditative neighbourhoods of the monks on the Lérins Islands on the other.

With an MSC Excursion, you will discover Nice, the queen of the French Riviera. A city of history, architecture, culture, art, creativity, events, shows, flavours and all the charms of a Mediterranean town. Above all, the Promenade des Anglais with its 7 km of beaches and the Vieux Nice with its narrow, lively streets and colourful markets, including one of the largest flower markets in Europe, will leave you speechless.

During an MSC Excursion to the Principality of Monaco, you can take a closer look at the Monte Carlo Casino, a sinuous Belle Époque palace, which comprises the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. a spiralling Belle Époque style building, which also holds the Opéra de Monte Carlo. Strolling along the promenade towards the Prince’s Palace on the Avenue d’Ostende, will give you an intense screenland adventure that will be more and more in-tense. A tribute to Grace Kelly and Rainier III at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Concep-tion is a must.

Not far from the Principality, a breathtaking MSC Excursion awaits you: the climb up to Eze. The landscape that you can enjoy walking up the footpath that bears the name of the author is the most outstanding of the Riviera and offers views over the medieval rock village. The castle is surrounded by a magnificent garden that comprises of an extensive number of exotic plants and a Zen-area to soothe the soul.

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    A discrete and slightly snobbish charm
    A discrete and slightly snobbish charm

    A holiday to southern France will take you to heaven. This Garden of Eden encompasses the snow-peaked lower Alps and their foothills, which in the east descend right to the sea, and to the west extend almost to the Rhône.

    The coastal hinterland is made up of range after range of steep, forested hills, while the shore is an ever-changing series of geometric bays giving way to chaotic outcrops of glimmering rock and deep, narrow inlets, like miniature fjords – the calanques. All these elements would count for nothing, however, were it not for the magical Mediterranean light. At its best in spring and autumn, it is both soft and brightly theatrical, as if some expert had rigged the lighting for each landscape for maximum colour and definition with minimum glare. A cruise to southern France is a good opportunity to visit the capital of the Riviera, Nice – a vibrant and intriguing blend of Italianate influence, faded Belle Époque splendour and first-class art.

    East of the city, the lower Corniche links the picturesque seafront towns of Villefranche, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu; the higher roads offer some of the most spectacular coastal driving in Europe, en route to the perched village of Èze and the tiny principality of Monaco. The Riviera’s western half claims its best beaches – at jazzy Juan-les-Pins and at Cannes, a glitzy centre of designer shopping and film.