COTE D’AZUR – HEAVEN ON EARTH
Cote d’Azur – This holiday region is one of the largest in Europe, attracting millions of tourists annually and generating a substantial income.
MOUNTAINS NEAR THE SEA
The local coastline is varied, with numerous bays, peninsulas and islands. In some places, the beach is several kilometers long, in other rocks straight into the water.
Lush Mediterranean vegetation thrive in the mild climate, the promenade full of palm trees in almost every city.
Mountains include many unique nature reserves. North of Nice and Monaco are Mercantour National Park, comprising seven valleys.
North of Marseille desolate Luberon massif is populated by subtropical plants.Verdon Gorge is one of the most beautiful places in France, up to 700m high and in some places wide, 6m.
Nice is the largest city on the Cote d’Azur. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, it has become the region’s tourist center. Crowds are flocking here, partly because road and rail links with Paris.
The city is also a spa recommended for respiratory and nervous system.Promenade des Anglais – long 7km and bordered with palm trees, is the most beautiful city.
In the port area of the Old City, morning place the well-known flower markets.
Most cherished monuments include Roman ruins (amphitheater and baths) Cathedral Sainte-Réparate (1650-1699), the church of Notre-Dame de Cimiez (xv century) and ruins of castles.
EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF FILM
Near Nice Cannes – a former fishing village turned into a tourist resort with beach, spa and yacht harbor (about 70,000 in 2007). Boulevard de la Croisette is famous in the world.
Annual film festival is the largest event of its kind in Europe, the US equivalent of the Oscars.
The main prize is the Golden Palm, but even qualify for the competition is considered an honor.
In front of the Palace Festivals and Congresses (Palais des Festivals et des Congres), you can see street stars, with stars famous palm print.