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By @ 08/19/15 in Daily Dose, French Riviera, Gay travel, Nice, Phil Rake, Travel
Handsome lifeguard on the beach in the French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Lifeguard making it even hotter on the beach!

The beauty and splendour of the French Riviera is truly something to behold, especially in summer: Lush hillsides speckled with colorful mansions, glistening bays peppered with super yachts, and sun-drenched beaches lined with lounge-chairs, parasols and bronzing bodies.

Regardless of the time of year, the French Riviera is always worth a visit, with lots to see and do, even in winter. However, if you are chasing the sun, then May to September is definitely the best time to go but be prepared for the crowds because as soon as the temperature rises, so too do the visitor levels. But don’t let its popularity discourage you, the French Riviera (or Côte d’Azur) is a pleasure-seeker’s paradise, and the masses and mixes of people only adds to the allure.

Think of it as more candy for the eye. The tanned and toned life guards or ‘les sauveteurs en mer‘ who patrol the shores are a particular highlight. (See the photo above.) You’ll also find a warm, gay-friendly welcome in the French Riviera, including in the vibrant seaside city of Nice.

From the flashiness of St-Tropez, Cannes and Nice to the charms of smaller coastal towns like Villefranche or Theoule, when it comes to seaside resorts, you are spoiled for choice in the French Riviera. But don’t worry, all the beaches are gorgeous, whichever you choose. Just make sure to keep yourself hydrated as it can get pretty hot; and we’re not only talking about the weather!

The beautiful French Riviera in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

So inviting

Story and photos by ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Phil Rake reporting from the French Riviera.

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