WHY CANNES, THE FRENCH RIERA?
The French Riviera surrounds the principality of Monaco with a total population of over two million. It also contains the seaside resorts of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Nice, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Saint-Raphaël, Fréjus, and Saint-Tropez.
Nice is home to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, France's second-busiest airport.
The French Riviera - Sophia Antipolis
The French Riviera is also home to a high-tech/science park or technopole at Sophia-Antipolis (north of Antibes) and a research and technology center at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. The region has 35,000 students, of whom 25% are working towards a doctorate.