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WHY CANNES, THE FRENCH RIERA?

The Côte d'Azur has an excellent tourist infrastructure and it is one of the cities that is most easily accessible from all over the world. It is often known in English as the French Riviera, in the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. There is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend from either Menton or the Italian border in the east to Saint Tropez, Hyères or Cassis in the west.

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.