Theme Week French Riviera

Monday, 12 September 2011 - 03:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Theme Weeks

French Riviera map © Markus Bernet / www.demis.nl

French Riviera map © Markus Bernet / www.demis.nl

The Côte d’Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera (French: Côte d’Azur; Occitan: Còsta d’Azur; that is “Azure Coast”), is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, also including the sovereign state of Monaco. There is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend from either Menton or the Italian border in the east to Saint Tropez, Hyères or Cassis in the west.

The French Riviera coastline covers 560 miles and consists of both sand and shingle beaches. Its largest city is Nice, which has a population of 347,060. The city is the center of a communauté urbaine – Nice-Côte d’Azur – bringing together 24 communes and over 500,000 inhabitants and 933 080 in the urban area.

Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département © Ioan Sameli View from Eze to Cap Ferrat © Berthold Werner Saint-Tropez Harbour © Myosotismail Saint-Jeannet © Baptiste Rossi Ruins of the Grimaldi Castle at Grimaud © Edmond Mersch Port-Porquerolles © Baptiste Rossi Old town district of Menton © Berthold Werner Nice Lighthouse © Myrabella Menton Panorama © Vicrogo Mediterranean Sea at Nice © Filip Maljkovic Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes © Joseph Plotz/cc-by-3.0 Villa Ephrussiin - Cap-Saint-Jean-Ferrat © revelation studios French Riviera map © Markus Bernet / www.demis.nl
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Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département © Ioan Sameli
The French Riviera surrounds the principality of Monaco with a total population of over two million. It also contains the seaside resorts of Cap-d’Ail, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, Sainte Maxime and Saint-Tropez. It is also home to a high-tech/science park or technopole at Sophia-Antipolis (north of Antibes) and a research and technology center at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. The region has 35,000 students, of whom 25% are working towards a doctorate.

The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast. According to the Côte d’Azur Economic Development Agency, each year the Riviera hosts 50% of the world’s superyacht fleet, with 90% of all superyachts visiting the region’s coast at least once in their lifetime. As a tourist centre it benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometres (71 mi) of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants.

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Read more on French Riviera, the pearl chain at the Mediterranean Sea and Wikipedia French Riviera. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organisations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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