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Cultural heritage of the Côte d’Azur

The Côte d'Azur has always captivated the imagination of the world, competing with the greatest showcases on the planet. This perfect postcard image of the French Riviera has been immortalized by the legendary paintings of artists like Renoir, Matisse, Chagall and Picasso.

Whether you are looking for a peaceful sanctuary or a vibrant scene, whether you prefer a modern, cosmopolitan and fashionable environment or a breath-taking cultural life, the Côte d'Azur has it all. If you dream of prestige cities such as Nice, Cannes or Saint-Tropez, with endless blue beaches stretching as far as Monaco, or even to Menton on the border with Italy, or if you dream of a more authentic discovery in the hinterland with its mountains and beautiful villages, the Côte d'Azur will undoubtedly exceed your expectations.

A stay on the Côte d'Azur is an opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere between sea, hills and mountains, and to discover natural sites that will take your breath away.

Our region has a wide variety of natural features: a beautiful Mediterranean coast in the foreground, a Provençal hinterland and alpine mountains with ski resorts, hidden among canyons, waterfalls and forests. It is only by visiting the region and exploring beyond its brilliant facade that you will discover that it is, indeed, a real treasure.

You will discover Grasse, the perfume capital, as well as the medieval towns perched in the foothills of the Southern Alps and overlooking the Mediterranean, which offer magnificent views under a cobalt sky almost all year round. You can both enjoy all that glitters on the glamorous coast with a relaxing moment by the pool enjoying spectacular panoramic views.

You can also visit picturesque villages such as Valbonne, Mougins, Vence and St Paul de Vence, which have lovingly preserved their roots and traditions through the centuries. Not far from these villages, you will be surprised to discover the valley of Sophia Antipolis, one of the best research and advanced technology sites in Europe. It is truly a region unlike any other in the world.

Université Côte d'Azur is a model public research university for the 21st century, situated in the perfect location to study, research, work and live to the fullest.

Our university is as diverse as the surrounding landscapes, from the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Mercantour National Park. Our campuses are home to an eclectic and dynamic community of ambitious innovators and leaders.

Our non-traditional model develops diversified partnerships that provide support services to local groups and strengthen the skills of our team. Thanks to its wide-angle lens, the Université Côte d'Azur sees beyond the classroom; we break the walls, we push the limits. It is our strength. This allows us to move forward and redefine what is possible.

Université Côte d'Azur is the newest member of the prestigious French ranking of Centers of Excellence (IDEX). We are moving towards a world-class model of excellence in research and higher education.