Côte d’Azur Fast Facts
Top French tourist destination after Paris: 11 million visitors per year.
USA is the 4th international market with nearly 400,000 visitors.
Top 5 sites visited by Americans:
St Paul de Vence
Top French international airport after Paris.
The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport offers flights to more than 100 destinations, direct to 33 countries.
The Côte d’Azur and nature
75 miles of coastline, including 25 miles of beaches.
Delight weather (+300 sunny days a year) with an exceptional climate in winter.
A superb hotel capacity
646 hotels with accommodation capacity of 59,000 beds (of which 46% are rated 4-star and 5-star).
One of the top cruise and yacht destinations:
2012: 1 million cruise passengers
36 marinas and 18,300 quayside berths
Top gambling destination in France: Seventeen casinos (of which five are in Monaco).
Nineteen golf facilities and nineteen golf courses of which ten are "18-holes".
The Côte d’Azur: an outdoors paradise
One national park: the Parc National du Mercantour
Thirteen departmental parks
370 miles of hiking trails
Fifteen ski resorts with 700 kms of runs.
Over 130 museums and monuments open to the general public.
100 parks and gardens open to the public
Gourmet hotspot: The Côte d’Azur’s sun-toasted turf yields delicious local cuisine and features 5,233 restaurants, 36 of which are Michelin-starred.
Three thalassotherapy centers and 20 hotels with spas.
Festivals and events galore
The area boasts over 6,000 events a year, ranging from: traditional celebrations in winter and Christmas markets in December; glamorous jet-set events in spring; music festivals in summer; and sea regattas and shows in autumn.
More than 100,000 Facebook fans on Facebook Côte d’Azur Tourisme (dated December 2013).