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