58 Beautiful Quotes About the French Riviera

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Ah, the South of France!

A place of sun, wonderful food, and beautiful beaches. It is no mystery that the French Riviera is one of the most lovely destinations in Europe and honestly, probably even in the world.

With its turquoise water and colorful buildings, living here feels like a dream I don’t think I will ever get tired of.


Quotes About The French Riviera

Are you looking for Instagram captions for your pictures in Nice, Cannes, or St Tropez? Or even maybe for some inspiration for finally booking your trip? Well, look no further.

In this post, you will find all the best quotes about the South of France.

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My Favorite French Riviera Quotes

1- “The South of France is one of my favorite places in the world.” — M. Ward

2- There was my Riviera love peering over at me over dark glasses

3- Everything feels so refreshing in the south of France.

4- Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Paradise!

5- On the pleasant shore of the French Riviera, about had way between Marseilles and the Italian border, stands a large, proud, rose-colored hotel  – F. Scott. Fitzgerald

6- ”For many years, I enjoyed the pleasure of cruising on my yacht all summer long and these were my best holidays. In mid-May, we’d start in St Tropez. I’d collect my bikinis from my home  there and then we’d go up to Cannes  for the Film Festival, on to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix, and then to Italy.” -Ivana Trump

7- The Mediterranean is in my DNA. I’m fine inland for about a week, but then I yearn for a limitless view of the sea, for the colors and smells of the Italian and French Riviera. -Alain Ducasse

8- Just after the Second World War Picasso bought a house in the South of France and paid for it with one still-life. Picasso has now in fact transcended the need for money. Whatever he wishes to own, he can acquire by drawing it. The truth has become a little like the fable of Midas. — John Berger

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Best French Riviera Captions for Instagram

9- Nothing nourishes the soul more than a trip to the South of France.

10- Live where they vacation.

11- There’s something about waking up in the French Riviera.

12- The French Riviera: a beautiful place for beautiful people.

13- Wine that is pink in color makes me happy.

14- There’s not a day I wake up that I don’t feel blessed to live in the riviera.

15- ”Nothing says ”Holiday escape” more than a golden Saint-Tropez tan and a vibrant Lily Pulitzer print.”

16- Here for the views and croissants.

17- Here’s a rundown of my epic trip to the land of cheese and Wine.

18- Good morning from the South of France.

19- Good times and tan lines.

20- The French Riviera is calling and I must go.

21- There’s nothing quite as beautiful as the French Riviera

22- Lunch with a glass of Rosé, anyone?

23- From the bustling city of Paris, the beautiful lavender fields of Provence, to the stunning beaches of the French Rivera, I am still convinced that nothing is as beautiful and charming as France.

24- I love as you come into Paris, you’ve got the Arch de Triomphe and all that crazy traffic. Then I love the drive from Paris down to Antibes and you veer off east in through the Alps and you come into the south of France on the mountain road as opposed to the freeway. — Luke Goss

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Funny Quotes About the South of France

25- ”The French Riviera: A sunny place for shady people”

26- ”Since the 19th century, the French Riviera has attracted royalty, which those of us who live here laugh at”-Robert Adelson

27- “Nice” is just a place in France.

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Best Quotes about Cannes

28- ”So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?”-Christina Aguilera

29- ”Every year there’s a jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Getting on the jury is very competitive in France. Not because the French love cinema, but because they love to judge.” -Craig Ferguson

30- Cannes might be the most glamorous place on earth this time of the year.

31- ”Cannes is a little bit like French wine. There are certain years that people prefer over others.”

32- ”Until you’ve been to Cannes, it’s hard to describe to someone the magnitude of that festival.”

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Quotes about Monaco

33- ”Just another day in Monaco where every hour is happy”

34- ”I must hurry back to my house and flowers in Monaco” -Lillie Langtry

35- Is it too late to become the princess of Monaco?

36- I have found serenity at Monaco. – Stephan El Shaarawy

37- We may be small in size but we have a lot to offer. Visit us – that would be great. Live in Monaco if there is room – that would be wonderful. – Albert II, Prince of Monaco

38- Everybody seems to live rather well down here in Monaco! – Roger Moore

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Quotes about Nice, France

39- The French air cleans up the brain and does good – a world of good.

40- There’s a lot of cities in France, like Paris, Marseilles, or Lyon. But there’s only one city that’s Nice.

41- Nice is the place for people who adore living.

42- Nice is the meeting point between the Mediterranean sea and the Alps. You can’t get a better location than that.

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St Tropez Quotes

43- ”I always say ”morning” instead of ”good morning”. If it was a good morning, I would be on a yacht in Saint-Tropez.”

44- ”You were never told that Saint-Tropez is paradise?”-Karl Lagerfeld

45- My long, blonde hair has been my trademark ever since I started modelling in the Seventies, when I was scouted sunbathing in St Tropez. — Jerry Hall

46- I thought about skipping cardio today. Then I remembered summer in St Tropez.

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47- “France has the only two things towards which we drift as we grow older – intelligence and manners.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

48- Art, culture, wine, cheese, and lots of good food? Hello France.

49- Because it’s not fair to visit France and not show off all this immense beauty.

50- Nobody seems to know how to appreciate beauty as the French people do.

51- “How can anyone govern a nation that has 240 different kinds of cheese?” – Charles de Gaulle

52- “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. I think the French enjoy the complication of the art form and the cooking for cooking’s sake. You can talk with a concierge or police officer about food in France as a general rule. It is not the general rule here. Classical cuisine, which I hope we are going back to, means certain ways of doing things and certain ways of not doing things. If you know classical French cooking you can do anything. If you don’t know the basics, you turn out slop.” – Julia Child

53- Living the French Dream.

54- “People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.” ― Roman Payne

55- “Every man has two countries: his own and France.” -John F. Kennedy

57- “An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

58- “France is beautiful. I stood at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower today and looked up at it. There arevery few times in my life I’ve felt so small.” –Leisa Rayven


Conclusion: 58 Best Quotes About the French Riviera

I hope these beautiful French Riviera quotes inspire your dream of visiting the South of France.

Do you know another French Riviera caption that is perfect for Instagram? Let me know in the comments!

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Camila Neves

Nice to meet you! My name is Cami and I am a full-time traveler and foodie. I live in Nice in the South of France and this blog is where I share my impressions and travel secrets.

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