The dress code for Cote d'Azur is "Smart Casual" or known locally as "Understated Chic." 

For men, shorts and Tees are acceptable during the days at virtually all establishments. After the sun sets, Bermuda-type shorts or slacks and collared shirts are recommended in the nicer restaurants. A sport coat may be required in some casinos in Cannes and Monte Carlo.

As for women, it consists of slacks or a skirt (long or short), a blouse or turtleneck, a jacket, a vest or a sweater coordinated to the outfit, hosiery or socks with boots, flats (leather, suede, or fabric) or mid-heel shoes. Jewelry is welcomed in all of France.

In Monte Carlo restaurants and casinos, the dress code is "elegant casual." For men, this usually means a sport coat. For women, cocktail party garb is the order of the day. 

Villa Jipe has a special clothing rule: All men and women over 50 are required to wear a complete bathing suit when lounging at the pool during daylight hours. The rule is relaxed after the sun goes down, provided the yard lights are turned off.

Helpful Travel Hint: Travel lightly, meaning go skimpy on travel garb to minimize airport security clearance times. Remember the new state-of-the-art body scanners will show it all to the TSA guys and girls anyway, so you might as well be comfortable and show 'em the real deal.

Couple enroute to dinner at a tony Juan-les-Pins restaurant
Couple enroute to dinner at a tony Juan-les-Pins restaurant