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French Riviera

The city-state or principality of Monte Carlo is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps while being bordered on the east by the Italian Riviera and the west by the French Riviera. It is a popular tourist destination, especially for the more affluent members of global society. More importantly, it is a gambling mecca that attracts tourists from around the world regardless of what their economic status is. Here is some additional information on the casinos of Monte Carlo.

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The French Riviera is one of the most targeted tourist destinations in the entire world for the very affluent and elite. It is famous for the allure and glamour of such places as Monaco and St. Tropez but more so for the Cannes Film Festival. Few places on earth are able to rival the glamour and glitz of this Mediterranean paradise. The French Riviera is also a melting pot of culinary delights, especially when it comes to sampling some of the best desserts in the region.

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Filled with all the glamour and glitz that any tourist could desire, the French Riviera is situated on the French coast of the Mediterranean Sea and is famous for events and places such as the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco, and St. Tropez. However, it is a gambling Mecca for many as well and one of the more favorite tourist shopping venues in southern Europe. The biggest problem with visiting the French Riviera is the fact that there are rarely times during the year when it isn’t crowded with international visitors.

French Riviera Nightlife

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For many international travelers, they are drawn to the Cote d’Azur because of the pristine beaches, the resorts, and of course, the French cuisine. More importantly, locals and tourists also consider this area as one of the best places in the world to shop although it can get a little pricey. The following is a list of the shopping malls and other shopping venues along the French Riviera.

Shopping Mall, French Riviera

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Come and rub shoulders with the rich and famous this summer in the pristine French Riviera! Warm sunny days, elegant resorts and gambling through the night, this long stretch is found along the beautiful Mediterranean Sea from the town of Cassis in France till the border between France and Italy and includes many well-known cities in France like Nice, Cannes, Monaco, and Saint Tropez.

French Riviera facts

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The French Riviera is possibly the most glamorous area in Europe and so is a strong contender to be the most glamorous part of the whole world. Once the preserve of films stars and royalty, the area still maintains an atmosphere of chic sophistication in which visitors can immerse themselves and live, if only for a short time, the lifestyle of a demigod.

French Riviera

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Carnaval de Nice 2011, one of the major European carnivals, will kick off on February 18, 2011 at the Place Masséna facing the Bay of Angels in Nice, the largest city of the French Riviera.

Carnival in Nice, France

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This time many activities will be either truly Mediterranean or inspired by the country, as the 2011 carnival theme is “King of the Mediterranean (Octopus 1st)”. The lively musical event will break monotony of the dull white winter for about three weeks. read full article

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Located on France’s Mediterranean coast is the Côte d’Azur or more commonly, the French Riviera. It is not only one of the most targeted holiday and vacation destinations in France, it is extremely popular with Europeans and other international travelers of all ages.

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If you’ve been planning a French Riviera vacation, or the Côte d’Azur as the locals call it, there will be much to see and do while exploring this spectacular Mediterranean coastline situated in the south eastern part of France.

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Visiting France? Go to Paris! Bored with the usual answer to the first question?

This time around, why don’t you go off the beaten path and explore France beyond Paris and the best place… read full article

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Ever wanted to know where the world’s rich and famous hangout to spend their hard-earned money? Where else but at the Principality of Monaco!

Located at the south western part of Europe, Monaco is an autonomous city-state… read full article

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For those who have not been to Cannes, they may have an impression that the only interesting event this coastal city has is the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

While it is true that Cannes came to… read full article

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‘Act of Kindness’  Travel Competition

Enter the travel writing competition organized by GlobalGiving.co.uk in partnership with The Travel Foundation and supported by  Expedia and Hotels.com. The lucky winner will win a trip to the destination… read full article

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The beaches, the casinos, and a glitzy atmosphere are all characteristic of the world renowned city of Monte Carlo.

It is a gambler’s frontier and a culinary paradise for every taste imaginable. For all practical purposes, this mecca… read full article

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It might be the least funny joke in the world but the city on the French Riviera Nice certainly lives up to its name.

Pebbled Beach - Nice, France

If you are old, young, hip, active, cultured, sporty or anything in between the city has something… read full article

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