Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Azur in France

Department map of Alpes Maritimes

Alpes Maritimes

This department has the famous coastline on the Mediterranean sea, with the well know towns of Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Antibes and Monaco.

Bordering Italy and the Mediterranean sea.

The coastal resorts and ports with luxury yachts dominate the importance of the area, but the back country is also wonderful to explore, with an imposing mountain region. There is an important production of flowers such as lavender destined for perfume production.

Towns and cities

Nice
The city of Nice is the largest along the Provencal coast. It became part of France as late as 1860, finally leaving the hands of the Savoies.


Events, expos, festivals

Cannes film feestival :

With a very strong tradition in awarding only yhe best in cinema, the Cannes film festival continues to grow in importance and influence. Held once a year, with the awards of a "Palm d'Or", the event is a must for film stars and fans from around the world.


Landmarks

Belvédère and Gordolasque : A superb collection of photos from the village of Belvédère and the valley Gordolasque. Take a few moments and a journey to a wonderful place.

Tourisme, travel, information

Antibes : Local information and photos.
Saint Tropez :

Famous for many things, from film stars to sun and sand, the village of Saint Tropez still holds to its ledgends. Hot summer nights, yachts and that cetain French way of doing it.


Villages, towns, cities

Belvedere : A superb collection photos of the small village Belvedere located in the Gordolasque valley and the National Park Mercantour. Just a dozen kilometres inland from the city of Nice.