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Èze village – eagle’s nest

Èze (fr. Èze) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, approximately 13 kilometres from Nice and 9 km from Monaco.

Originally, the territory of the Principality of Monaco was considered to begin in the Èze village (outskirts of Nice), running along the Mediterranean coast to Menton, on the present Italian border.

Èze has been …

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The military port of Toulon – major French naval gate on France’s Mediterranean coast

Toulon (Fr. Toulon) is a city and a large port on the Mediterranean coast, with a major naval base. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Toulon is the capital of the Var department.

The military port of Toulon is the major naval centre on France’s Mediterranean coast, home of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and …

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Saint-Raphaël has been classified as a health resort since 1914

Saint-Raphaël (fr. Saint-Raphaël) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in south-eastern France.

The town was classified as a health resort on 15 September 1914. Beaches and business tourism represent an important part of the local economy.

Together with Fréjus they form an urban location known as Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël.

A seaside resort, the town’s …

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Monaco and its attractions

The Principality of Monaco (fr. Principauté de Monaco) is the second-smallest country by area in the world; only Vatican City is smaller. Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world.

The principality benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate and has many luxury hotel facilities. The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place there every …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer and its citadel

Villefranche-sur-Mer (Fr. Villefranche-sur-Mer) is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the French Riviera and between Nice city and the Principality of Monaco, which is just west of the French-Italian border.

Tourism and attractions

The town has seven monuments listed in the inventory of historical monuments and 160 places and monuments listed in the …

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Antibes and its heritage

Antibes (fr. Antibes) is a coastal city in the Alpes-Maritimes department of southeastern France, on the Côte d’Azur between Cannes and Nice.

Antibes gave its ancient name, Antipolis, to an important business area, Sophia Antipolis, located in its surroundings (mainly in the town of Valbonne), where research and development companies in the field of new technologies …

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer means “beautiful place”

Beaulieu-sur-Mer (Fr. Beaulieu-sur-Mer) is a seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco. It is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department and borders the communes of Èze, and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Nestled amongst abundant vegetation, Beaulieu means “beautiful place” in French, and the city really proves it.

With its sandy beaches with palm trees and mild climate, Beaulieu is one of …

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