It’s a tough choice to have, but it can be a difficult decision when you’re trying to decide between the French and English Rivera. Luckily, Blue Chip Holidays has an excellent infographic which helps you see the difference and make that final decision.
While the English Riviera has long been a popular holiday spot for holiday makers who don’t want to go abroad, there’s no doubt that the French Riviera has it’s own romance and people are drawn to the idea of holidaying with celebs.
The English Rivera is actually made up of three towns, Brixham, Paignton and Torquay, along with a beautiful bay called Torbay. You’ll find more sun here than anywhere else in Britain, and the long summers mean that you’ll also find lots of sub-tropical plants- making you feel like you’re on an island adventure.
You’ll find the French Riviera in the South East corner of France, and it’s made up of 10 different towns, including famous spots like Monaco and Nice. This area sees a huge 300 days of sun each year, and has an average temperature of 29.7ºC- perfect weather for most people.
In the English Riviera, you’ll find the Torbay Air Show in June, Dubs on the Beach in July and the Torbay Royal Regatta in August. The French Riviera has the Cannes Film festival and the Monaco Grand Prix both in May and is also where you’ll see the Toulon Tall Ships Race each year.
The English Riviera is famous for the many writers who found inspiration here, including Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling and Agatha Christie- some of the most well-known writers in history. On the other hand, the French Riviera is known for its famous painters, including Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne and even Pablo Picasso.
Many famous films were made in both areas, including Miss Marple, Poirot and War Horse in the English Riviera and To Catch a Thief, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou on the French Riviera. For more information and to see the infograph, click here to learn more.
So the English Riviera or the French Riviera? Ultimately there’s no bad choice, so flip a coin, book your flight and pack your bags, because you can always head to the other Riviera next year.