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French Riviera

French Riviera, from Cassis to Menton

Côte d'Azur - Saint TropezThe French Riviera is the part of french Mediterranean coastline bounded on the west by the city of Cassis, and east by Menton. It covers the departments of Var, Alpes-Maritimes, and the territory of the Principality of Monaco.

The French Riviera is framed on the north by the Massif des Maures and the Esterel, and the Southern Alps, with peaks dominate the Sea of nearly 3 000 metres.

The region is highly urbanized along the coast to meet the tourist attraction, the hinterland is mostly preserved, especially in the Var region along the Massif des Maures. It enjoys a mild climate and sunny. Nice, with its international airport, may be regarded as the metropolis of the French Riviera.

Carte de la Côte d'AzurThe name "Cote d'Azur" is due to the Stéphen Liégeard writer and his book "The French riviera" published in 1887. D'azur is a term of heraldry and means "blue".

The English did not wait Liégeard to visit the region, but still speak wrongly "Riviera" or "French Riviera". It is nevertheless true that the community agglomeration consolidated Around the town of Menton bears the name of "community of agglomeration of the French Riviera", the term "French Riviera" appear to have been too involved in Nice.

"Riviera" is the Italian term. The term Occitan (Nice and Provence) east Ribiera. In french, it has long spoken of "River of Genoa" and "River of Nice, Nice itself is sometimes adorned the sweet name of" Nice River".

Pictures of French Riviera

Côte d'Azur - Cannes Corniche près de Cannes Côte d'Azur - Porquerolles Côte d'Azur - La Ciotat Côte d'Azur - Menton Nice - Côte d'Azur Plage Côte d'Azur Saint Tropez - Côte d'Azur

Around French Riviera

Nice - Saint Tropez - Cannes - Antibes Juan les Pins - Mandelieu - La Ciotat - Bormes les Mimosas - Cassis - Les Calanques - Presqu'île de Giens - Carqueiranne - Grimaud - Bandol - Le château d'If - Cavalaire - Ramatuelle - Menton - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin - Beausoleil - Monaco - Toulon - Hyères - Porquerolles - Port-Cros - Iles du Levant - Iles de Lérins - Beaulieu sur Mer - Saint Jean Cap Ferrat - Villefranche sur Mer - Vallauris Golfe-Juan - Vence - Saint Paul de Vence - Cagnes sur Mer

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