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French Riviera

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The "Promenade des Anglais" in Nice on the French Riviera at night.

The French Riviera (French: Cte d'Azur) is part of the South Eastern coast of France, reaching to the border with Italy. One of the best-known resort areas in the world, it continues west from the Italian Riviera and Menton through Monaco, Nice, Antibes and Cannes along the Mediterranean coast of the dpartement of the Alpes-Maritimes. After Cannes, there is some dispute regarding its extent, with some authorities (including the official tourist bodies for the Alpes-Maritimes) arguing that it stops at the border with the dpartement of the Var, after Thoule-sur-Mer. Others suggest it extends further along the Var coastline, at least as far as Saint-Tropez, but possibly to Hyères or even the border with the Bouches-du-Rhne dpartement.

Places on or near the French Riviera include:


See also

fr:Cte d'Azur ro:Coasta de Azur

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