The French Riviera – Cote d´Azur
NICE (pronounced like the English word « niece ») and by the french also called „Nizza bella“ is with 350.000 habitants the main city in the department Alpes Maritimes / French Riviera. It’s a popular destination for vacationers both young and old, with something to offer nearly everyone. It is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront, and is an ethnically diverse port city. For views of Nice the best vantage point is the heights of Mont Boron. A food called « Socca », a chickpea flat bread, is a local specialty, as is a tuna fish sandwich called « Pan Bagnat. » As may be expected, seafood features prominently in Nicoise cuisine, and several restaurants specialise in sea-urchin and oysters.
MONACO – The principality of Monaco is a tiny city-state on the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by France, although the Italian Riviera lies a few kilometres farther east. This is the second smallest independent state in the world. Monaco offers a great balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and palaces (like Palais Princier, Oceanographic Museum, Jardin Exotique…) to visit as well as shopping malls and the famous casinos and then Opera, where you have to sit and take a drink and just have a look and see all the luxury cars.
Monaco is also very famous for his Grand prix, Formular 1.
Beautiful places are the Cap d´Ail with his fantastic luxury Villas. In the hills behind you find the beautiful old village „LA TURBIE“ and also EZE.