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Department map of France showing the location of Alpes-Maritimes.

With an area of 4,299 km�, the d�partement of Alpes-Maritimes is located in the r�gion of Provence-Alpes-C�te d'Azur.

The pr�fecture is Nice and the sous-pr�fecture is Grasse.

Neighbouring departments are Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var.

Alpes-Maritimes Tourism

The department's name is derived from its location between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea (Maritime Alps).

Although eighty per cent of Alpes-Maritimes is mountainous, few who visit the department of Alpes-Maritimes know anything more about the region than the coastal strip of Cannes, Nice and Menton.

Maybe they've sniffed some perfume in Grasse or viewed what inspired Matisse, Soutine, Chagall, Renoir, Signac, Modigliani, Dufy and other artists around St-Paul-de-Vence but rarely have they thought about really getting up into the hills.

Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.

French Riviera Convention Bureau:
400 Promenade des Anglais - 06203 Nice.

Guide Riviera:
The Comit� R�gional du Tourisme Riviera C�te d'Azur's website.


The Mercantour National Park was created in 1979 and covers some 685km� (including Verdon and Ubaye in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence).

Visit the villages perched in the valleys of Roya, B�v�ra, V�subie, Tin�e, Haut Var/Cians to discover some architectural gems.

Saint Martin Vesubie:
There's an interesting little Mus�e des Traditions V�subiennes in the village.

Alpha, Le Temps du Loup:
The wolf returns to Le Bor�on, near St Martin Vesubie. If you can't visit Alpha in person then the website is a beautiful presentation.

Roya Valley

The Roya Valley runs up alongside the Italian border.

Popular places to visit are the lakeside town of Breil sur Roya, the monastery and ancient streets of Saorge and the frontier-town of Tende - reachable from Nice on the Train des Merveilles.

Once an important staging post on the royal road from Nice to Turin. Travellers crossed the B�v�ra here, over a toll bridge that was built in the 13th century. The old bridge was partially rebuilt after the Second World War and now houses the tourist office.

Tourist Offices

Antibes Juan-les-Pins Tourist Office:
11, place de Gaulle - 06600 Antibes.
51, bd Guillaumont - 06160 Juan-les-Pins.

Auron Tourist Office:
Avenue de Malhira - 06660 Auron.

Bar sur Loup Tourist Office:
Place Francis Paulet - 06620 Le Bar sur Loup.

Beaulieu-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
Place Cl�menceau - 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Beausoleil Tourist Office:
32, boulevard de la R�publique - 06240 Beausoleil.

Biot Tourist Office:
46, rue St-S�bastien - 06410 Biot.

Breil-sur-Roya Tourist Information:
17, place Biancheri - 06540 Breil-sur-Roya.

Cabris Tourist Office:
4, rue de la Porte Haute - 06530 Cabris.

Cagnes-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
6, boulevard Mar�chal Juin - 06800 Cagnes-sur-Mer.

Cannes Tourist Office:
Palais des Festivals, La Croisette - 06400 Cannes.

Cap-d'Ail Tourist Office:
87bis, avenue du 3 Septembre - 06320 Cap-d'Ail.

Coaraze Tourist Information:
7, place Sainte-Catherine - 06390 Coaraze.

Colle-sur-Loup Tourist Office:
28, avenue du Mar�chal Foch - 06480 Colle-sur-Loup.

Eze Tourist Office:
Place du G�n�ral de Gaulle - 06360 Eze.

Grasse Tourist Office:
22, cours Honor� Cresp - 06130 Grasse.

Guillaumes Tourist Office:
Place de Provence - 06470 Guillaumes.

Isola 2000 Tourist Office:
Immeuble Le Pelevos - 06420 Isola 2000.

Le Cannet Tourist Office:
Avenue du Campon - 06110 Le Cannet.

Levens Tourist Office:
Place de la R�publique - 06670 Levens.

Mandelieu-la-Napoule Tourist Office:
340, rue Jean Monnet - 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Menton Tourist Office:
Avenue Boyer - 06500 Menton.

Monaco Tourist Office: (Monaco Travel Notes)
2a, boulevard des Moulins - 98000 Monaco.

Mouans-Sartoux Tourist Office:
258, avenue de Cannes - 06370 Mouans-Sartoux.

Mougins Tourist Office:
15, avenue Jean-Charles Mallet - 06250 Mougins.

Nice Tourist Office:
5, Promenade des Anglais - 06000 Nice.

Pegomas Tourist Office:
287, avenue de Grasse - 06580 Pegomas.

Peymeinade Tourist Office:
Place du Centenaire - 06530 Peymeinade.

Puget-Theniers Tourist Information:
Maison de Pays, RN 202 - 06260 Puget-Theniers.

Roquebilliere Tourist Office:
26, avenue Corniglion Molinier - 06450 Roquebilliere.

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Tourist Office:
218, avenue Aristide Briand - 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

Saint-C�zaire-sur-Siagne Tourist Office:
3, rue de la R�publique - 06780 Saint-C�zaire-sur-Siagne.

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Tourist Office:
59, avenue Denis Semeria - 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Saint-Paul de Vence Tourist Office:
2, rue Grande - 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence.

Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey Tourist Office:
10, Place du Tour - 06460 Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey.

Sospel Tourist Office:
19, avenue Jean M�decin - 06380 Sospel.

Tende Tourist Office:
Avenue du 16 septembre 1947 - 06430 Tende.

Theoule-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
1, Corniche d'Or - 06590 Theoule-sur-Mer.

Tourrettes-sur-Loup Tourist Office:
5, route de Vence - 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup.

Valberg Tourist Office:
Centre Administratif - 06470 Valberg.

Valbonne Tourist Office:
1, place de l'H�tel de Ville - 06560 Valbonne.

Valdeblore-La-Colmiane Tourist Office
La Roche - 06420 Valdeblore-La-Colmiane.

Vallauris-Golfe Juan Tourist Office:
Square du 8 mai 1945 - 06220 Vallauris.

Vence Tourist Office:
8, place du Grand Jardin - 06140 Vence.

Villefranche-sur-Mer Tourist Office:
Jardin Fran�ois Binon - 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Villeneuve-Loubet Tourist Office:
16, avenue de la Mer - 06270 Villeneuve-Loubet.

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