The Alpes Maritimes departement is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
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This department has the famous coastline on the Mediterranean sea, with the well know towns of Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins 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
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
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.
Tourisme, travel, information
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.