The French Riviera is the Cote d'Azur in French. Most of it is within the Alpes Maritimes department which covers 4299 sq km but the western edges fall within the Var department. Both departments are included within the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (PACA) region. On French Riviera Traveller, I follow the common practice of considering as the French Riviera the entire coastline running from Monaco to St Tropez although some consider that it ends with Theole-sur-Mer.
Over a million people reside along the French Riviera including many foreigners (Italian and British) and French people with second residences. Nice is the administrative capital of the department and its largest city.
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