Step back in time to a bygone age of glamorous travel - when the Cote d’Azur was the chicest pitstop on the summer holiday itinerary for the likes of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Brigitte Bardot. The French Riviera has a long history of being a playground for the rich and famous, with its most famous sites a byword for glamour. La Pampelonne Beach, a long white sand expanse, its beauty has fuelled the popularity of St Tropez since it was first discovered in 1955. Or Le Club 55, used by Brigitte Bardot during filming for ‘And Then God Created Woman’, and one of the most in-demand beach clubs in Europe. There’s an effortless atmosphere of ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the rusticness of these places – at odds with the more manicured elegance of the region’s most famous hotels, like Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, with its cruise liner-inspired architecture and Art Deco swimming pools. Then, for even more glamour, a mere helicopter trip away, join the high-rollers of Monte Carlo and Monaco, where Hollywood and royalty blend together.