French Riviera

Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France

The French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d'Azur [kot dazyʁ]; Occitan: Còsta d'Azur [ˈkɔstɔ daˈzyʀ]) is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. There is no official boundary, but it is usually seen as a part of Toulon, Le Lavandou or Saint-Tropez in the west to Menton at the France–Italy border in the east.[1][2] The coast is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France.

French Riviera
Côte d'Azur  (French)
Còsta d'Azur  (Occitan)
Èze und Cap Ferrat-Grande Corniche.jpg
Promenade des Anglais - panoramio (4).jpg
83990 Saint-Tropez, France - panoramio (3).jpg
Monaco Casino - panoramio.jpg
From top down, left to right: a view of Èze with Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the background, city centre of Nice, old town of Saint-Tropez, Monte Carlo Casino in the Principality of Monaco
Côte d’Azur overview map.png
Country France and  Monaco
Websitecotedazurfrance.fr

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Côte d'Azur, côte méditerranéenne française entre Cassis et Menton" ("Côte d'Azur, French Mediterranean coast between Cassis and Toulon") in Dictionnaire Hachette encyclopédique (2000), p. 448.
  2. "Côte d'Azur, Partie orientale du littoral français, sur la Méditerranée, de Cassis à Menton" ("Côte d'Azur, Eastern part of the French coast, on the Mediterranean, from Cassis to Menton"), in Le Petit Larousse illustré (2005), p. 1297.