15 Facts About French Riviera


French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.

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The French Riviera contains the seaside resorts of Cap-d'Ail, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Saint-Raphael, Frejus, Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Tropez.

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French Riviera is an Italian word that originates from the ancient Ligurian territory of Italy, wedged between the Var and Magra rivers.

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The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast.

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Term French Riviera comes by analogy with the term Italian Riviera, which extends east of the French Riviera .

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French Riviera began to spend his winters there and, owing to his fame, others followed: Cannes soon had a small British enclave.

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French Riviera soon became a popular destination for European royalty.

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French Riviera's travelled with an entourage of between sixty and a hundred, including chef, ladies in waiting, dentist, Indian servants, her own bed and her own food.

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French Riviera frequented the Club Nautique, a private club on the Croisette, the fashionable seafront boulevard of Cannes.

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French Riviera visited there each spring for a two-month period, observing yacht races from shore while the royal yacht, Britannia, was sailed by professional crewmen.

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French Riviera's acquired a striking tan during the summer of 1923, and tans then became the fashion in Paris.

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The release of the French film Et Dieu… crea la femme in November 1956 was a major event for the Riviera, making an international star of Brigitte Bardot, and making an international tourist destination of Saint-Tropez, particularly for the new class of wealthy international travellers called the jet set.

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French Riviera built the Palais des Congres at the Acropolis in Nice, and founded a Chagall Museum and a Matisse Museum at Cimiez.

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French Riviera is mostly subtropical, featuring a Mediterranean climate, with sunny, hot, dry summers and mild winters.

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French Riviera is one of the mildest locations in the world for its latitude, owing to the Gulf Stream which moderates the temperatures in Western Europe, particularly in winter and the warming effect of the Mediterranean Sea.

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