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The South Coast of France

The Riviera, the Cannes Film Festival, and St. Tropez have made the south coast of France one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. The French Riviera is the playground of the rich and famous with well known glamorous locations such as Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Antibes and St. Tropez and has been popular since Bridget Bardot appeared there scantly clad in the 1950's.

This region is also well known for being host to some very influential Artists such as, Picasso, Cézanne, Léger, Matisse, Renoir, Bonnard, Braque, Miró, Giacometti, Cocteau, and Chagall.

The French Riviera

The Côte d'Azur region of the south of France is also know as the French Riviera, which is a different name for the same thing. As with many things in Provence, the exact location of the Riviera is a subject of much discussion. It can be from the Italian border to just past Cannes, or it can reach way past Cannes all the way along to Cassis, which is just before you get to Marseille. See this map for the location of these towns.

View a map of the ports on the French Riviera

Ile des Porquorolles

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