Discover Côte d’Azur on one of the finest scenic routes in France. With its picturesque small towns and a dream-like coastline, Grande Corniche rates among the most spectacular roads of Southern Europe. You will even see ancient monuments alongside the route.
Driving along this winding road with breathtaking views over the coastline will give you a touch of freedom. Grande Corniche has a stunning scenery to it which makes you enjoy even more the ride. Gazing over the Côte d’Azur with its turquoise blue water we drive from Nice, a bustling seaside metropolis, to Menton, a tranquil city in the north-east of Monaco. Napóleon Bonaparte had this road constructed at the end of the 18th century for conquering Italy. Nowadays, Grande Corniche has left far behind its merely stratregic purposes and is even rated as one of the most romantic and picturesque scenic routes of Europe, a feast for the eyes and symbol of pure driving pleasure. That’s why it was chosen to be part of cult movies such as “GoldenEye“ or Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief“.
On this route there is much traffic, especially in summer time. Hence you should go there in the early morning or late evening.
There are a few narrow turns and blind curves, so please drive carefully.
For the stopovers along the road you’ll need sturdy shoes with a good profile, warm clothes and rainwear. In the summer time you should also carry sun protection (headgear, sun cream).
From the airport of Nice (NCE) Boulevard René Cassin via Avenue Auguste Maicon, then directly onto Avenue des Diables Bleues (total length: approx. 14 km/ 8,6 miles).
Alongside Grande Corniche there are signposted parking areas.