Alpes-Maritimes

Squeezed between the sunburned plateau of the Var to the west and the soft mountains on the Italian side of the border to the east, the Alpes-Maritimes is primarily well-known for its coast, which is the most varied in southern France.

There are cliffs, shingle stones, broad sandy beaches and enchanting bays, fashionable Riviera cities like Nice and Cannes, splendid marinas with their yachts, luxury hotels - and the fashionable life on the coast. But the Alpes-Maritimes is also something else, the hectic French Riviera has a peaceful and at some places completely deserted hinterland with fantastic natural scenery and idyllic medieval villages.

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