The Riviera is well served with roads, railways and Nice Airport is one of the busiest in France.
If you are travelling by car then you should probably arrive using the A8 motorway from Aix-en-Provence or from Italy. The French department name for this region is Alpes Maritimes and the back country is extremely hilly. Driving from Geneva, Avignon or Turin as the crow flies is extremely scenic – however it is also mountainous and slow and not the best idea if you are travelling with restless babies or toddlers.
If there are no strikes then major towns such as Cannes and Nice are also served by express trains from Paris as well as trains from Genoa and other places in Italy. Due to competition from the European Discount Airlines such as Easyjet, SNCF (the French Railways) often offer very cheap fares from northern France.