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Alpes de Haute Provence (04) Hautes Alpes (05)
Alpes Maritimes (06)
Bouches du Rhône (13)
Population: (ranked 3rd)
is bordered by Italy to the east, the Mediterranean and Monaco to the
south and by the River Rhone and Languedoc-Roussillon on the west.
The Legend has it that after God created the earth, the sun, the
mountains and the sea to shape our world, what was left was used to
create a paradise: Provence-Côte d'Azur , this paradise stretched from
the summits of the Alps and the blue of the Mediterranean sea.
With 900km. of beaches, the Camargue marshes with its wild life and
horses and the many inlets and marinas, not to mention those resorts
who’s names alone conjure up a picture of an elegant life style.
The 27,000km² of mountains with snowy peaks, the olive groves and
lavender fields, forests and pine groves all awash in sunlight for this
is Frances sunniest region with 2500 to 3000 hours of sunshine a year.
Côte d'Azur,the famous French Riviera which stretches from Hyères to
Menton is set up to receive a large and rather affluent tourist
Provence is both relaxed picturesque villages in the hills and busy cities like
Nice and Marseille, but there are also the famous vineyards of Côtes du Rhône and Côtes de Provence
The Alpes d'Azur rise high above Nice up to 4000m, here the air is
clean and pure, these are protected lands, where one goes skiing
in winter and hiking or cycling or horse riding in summer all with
clear sunny skies, with sports like parachute jumping, flying
ultra lightweights, rafting, abseiling or mountain climbing for the