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International tourist mecca, St. Tropez's mythical tame has played a large part in the renown of the whole Côte d' Azur.

The world's most rich and famous have found escape in St. Tropez for centuries. Icons Brigitte Bardot and artist Henri Matisse helped spread word of the unbridled, isolated luxury of France's southern peninsula.

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Step 1: Try the ferry to St Tropez

Get to the port from the airport on Bus 98

Alternate 1: Rail/Ferry or Rail/Bus

There's no rail line to St Tropez. The nearest station is at St Raphael, 38km away. Trains from Nice to St Raphael are fairly frequent, with the fastest journeys taking just under an hour. Get to the SNCF station from the airport on Bus 99 A boat shuttle between Saint-Tropez and Fréjus Saint-Raphael harbor operates every day from Easter to October.
Phone 04 94 95 17 46; Fax 04 94 83 88 55
Address : Port - 83990 Saint-Tropez
Fare is 21€ for adults, 11€ for children and it is a 50 min journey
The bus (Route 104) from St Raphael station to St Tropez takes 1 hour 20 minutes but they're fairly infrequent, with roughly 1½ or 2 hours between services.

Alternate 2: Bus from Nice Airport

Alternate 3: Helicopter

Alternate 4: Taxi or limo: right out the front door of the airport.

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Your Trip to St Tropez

Coming from Nice generally, the lure of a trip to St Tropez is hard to resist. If the timing of the daily boat from Nice Quai Lunel (or less frequent out of season) doesn't suit, independent travel is still a viable option. The most flexible way is the fairly frequent train from Nice Gare Ville to St Raphael, which breaks the back of the journey, and then change to a few options for the final approach. At St Raphael Port there is the Bateaux St Raphael who run 5 - 6 round trips a day in high season. There is also a local bus service connecting St Raphael with the main towns of the gulf to St Tropez, which is a viable option outside the car-madness of peak season. Likewise taxi is not impossible, but pricy. Find out more on getting to St Tropez

Saint Tropez (Population : 5.542 h, Surface : 1.118 ha )

International tourist mecca, St. Tropez's mythical tame has played a large part in the renown of the whole Côte d' Azur.

In St. Tropez everything is famous :
- Beaches : Bouillabaisse Beach, Caneliers Beach, Salins Beach; there are at least 40 on the peninsula.
- There is the Place des Lices where movie stars and local stars get together to play a game of boules or sip Pastis under the plane trees.

Everybody, of course, wears their leather Tropéziennes sandals !

St. Tropez became "St. Trop" when the show business people, artists and writers all fell under the spell of this charming little port in the 1950's. In the summer one could bump into Picasso, Francoise Sagan, Jacques Prévert and many others, With the arrival of Brigitte Bardot in the 6O's the myth was installed for good. Since then St. Tropez has become the in vacation spot for chic Parisians and the international Jet Set.

People watching is a favorite sport here in the summer, Visitors like to sit at the outdoor cafés hoping either to be seen or to see some one else. Competition is rife. Huge yachts line up in the port rivaling to see which is the biggest, the prettiest, the best kept, or has the snappiest crew .

Only beautiful people hop on board. It is quite a spectacle for the casual visitor !...

St. Tropez's true nature can really only be appreciated in the off months.

If you have the choice come here in May, June or September, without the crowds one can take the time to admire the charming little streets and alleys.

Early in the morning at the Place aux Herbes one can find fruit vegetables and flowers and watch the local fishermen selling their new catch.

This is also the neighborhood of the famous brasseries Le Gorille and Sénéquier.

A typical Provengal market is held every Tuesday and Saturday morning in the Place des Lices. Religious and festive processions called "Bravades" are lively celebrations which begin in May and continue until the 15th of June.

The Musts of St-Tropez :
The old port.
Place des Lices,
Rue Gambetta.
Place des Ormeau.
The 18th c. church and bell tower.

Museums :
Musée de l'Annonciade (Paul Signac, Braque,
Matisse, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Bonnard, Dufy) and its butterfly house.
Musee Galerie - Victoire de la Messardiere

Activities :
Water sports.
Tennis. Squash. Golf,
Horseback riding,
Hiking along the coast.

Night clubs.

Lodging :
Holiday houses - Furnished apartments and rooms.
No campsites in St Tropez, but lots in neighbouring villages (some even "4-STAR")
The citadel of Saint-Tropez

The citadel of Saint-Tropez

Completed in 1607, the citadel is a thick hexagonal tower dissimulating a vast court interior, accessible by a drawbridge, and strongly defended by an artillery platform and three circular turrets of flanking bored of embrasures with guns. A few years later, a bastionnée enclosure comes to girdle the work circumscribed by a system of ditches and contrescarpes.

Between Toulon and Antibes, Saint-Tropez became a strategic stopover in the protection of the French coasts, and all its defenses are directed towards the Mediterranean. Important improvements were added in 1830.

During the First World War, the fortified town becomes a camp of internment for German prisoners, who carry out various work of public utility in the neighbourhoods of their place of detention. From 1942, the citadel is occupied by the Italian troops, then by the Germans.

The citadelle was recaptured by the allied troops and the first French Army, after the landing of August 1944 on the beaches of the Mediterranean, between Saint-Raphaël and Hyères.
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The hottest Riviera beaches are at St-Tropez.

The best for families are closest to the center, including the Plage de la Bouillabaisse and Plage des Graniers. More daring are the 9.5km (6-mile) crescents at Plage des Salins and Plage de Pampelonne, some 3km (2 miles) from the town center. At Pampelonne about 35 businesses occupy a 4.8km (3-mile) stretch, located about 10km (6 miles) from St-Tropez. You'll need a car, bike, or scooter to get from town to the beach. Parking is about 3.80€ ($4.95) for the day. Famous hedonistic spots along Pampelonne include the cash-only club La Voile Rouge, which features bawdy spring-break-style entertainment. This is the most outrageous, the sexiest, and the most exhibitionist (not for children) of the beaches of St-Tropez. Also thriving are Le Club, 55 bd. Patch, Plage de Pampelonne, and Nikki Beach, Plage de Pampelonne. Maintained by an American from Miami, Nikki Beach is wild, frenetic, uninhibited, and about as Floridian a venue as you're likely to find in the south of France. Plage des Jumeaux is another active beach; it draws many families with young kids because it has playground equipment.

Notoriously decadent Plage de Tahiti occupies the north end of the 5.5km-long (3 1/2-mile) Pampelonne, lined with concessions, cafes, and restaurants. It's a strip of golden sand long favored by exhibitionists wearing next to nothing (or nothing) and cruising shamelessly. If you ever wanted to go topless, this is the place to do it.
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Sainte Maxime (Pop.: 11.978 h. Surface : 8.161 ha)

In the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime faces straight south and is sheltered from the winds by the Maures Mountains. This exceptional site makes for an ideal vacation spot.

The wonderful weather and the beautiful location have attracted artists poets and writers for many years. Jean de Brunhoff, the creator of Babar the Elephant, lived in the area for a long time. It was in St. Maxime that he wrote the first ot the Babar series, In Voyage de Babar pages 4 and 5 represent one ot the beaches here. it is now known as La Plage des Eléphants (Elephant Beach).

You should enter the old town by walking through the lively pedestrian streets, and then continue on towards the superb gardens ot the "Promenade". The walk ends up on the pier overlooking the gulf.

Discriminating tourists will be delighted by the beaches in the center, and by those on the way out of the city, La Croisette Beach, for example. The best beaches are to the west of St. Maxime and in particular, La Nartelle.

What to see :

La Tour Carrée (the square tower), the harbour

Activities :
All boating and water sports, golf (18 holes).

Lodging :
Holiday rentals
Tourism Residences
Guest House - Bed and Breakfast
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Gassin (Pop. : 2,752 Surface : 2,474 ha)

2 kilometers from route D559 which links Hyeres (41km,) and Sainte Maxime (12km.).

Gassin is situated in the middle of the St. Tropez peninsula, perched high up on a rock and less than 4km. from the sea. The village has kept its old winding streets and ancient houses. Its location is really quite exceptional overlooking vineyards, woods and the gulf of St. Tropez.

From the top ot the ramparts there is a magnificent view that extends from the Iles D'Or over the Maures Mountains and all the way to the snowy peaks ot the Alps.

On the coast the Port Gassin is growing and emulating other ports ot the same kind such as Port Grimaud and the marina of Cogolin.

Historic sites to see :
The ramparts, the rectory.
The chapel Notre Dame de la Compassion.

Cogolin (Pop.: 9.181 h. Surface : 2.793 ha )

On route N98 between Hyeres (32km.) and St. Maxime (15km.)

Located on the edge of the mountains of Maures and facing the Gulf of St Tropez, Cogolin is a welcoming place all year round. The 14th century clock tower, a vestige of the old fortified eastle, overlooks the village . One can still see an ancient windmill.

The St. Sauveur Church (early 15th c.) the St. Roch Chapel (17th and I9thc.), the vaulted passages, the houses with portals made of serpentine or volcanic rock are all witnesses of the long past of Cogolin. Lower Village built around a cougoul ( little hill) is typical with is wide airy streets.

Cogolin is also the sea. Only four kilometers from the village the anchorage Marines de Cogolin is equipped with 1,500 moorings and is surrounded by buildings of a pleasing comtemporary style. Shops, restaurants, boutiques and various festivities enliven the quais. Not too far is a beach with its own activities and areas for sailing, relaxing and restaurants.

Much smaller, Port-Cogolin is a charming little harbour of l80 moorings and all year round offers a choice of warm and welcoming apartments and villas all superbly quipped, with shops close by.

In Cogolin handcrafts are important and respected, Here one can find factories for rugs, pipes, reeds for musical instruments, bamboo fencing, pottery, ceramics, and wrought iron.

Historic sites to see :
The Saint Roch Chapel, St. Sauver Church, the clock tower.
What to see :
Musee des Templiers ( knights museum), Musée Raimu
Musée Empreintes Traditions, crafts, painters' workshops.

La Croix Valmer (Pop.: 2,846 inh. Surface : 2,228 ha)

Situated on the coastal route D559 at the southern entrance to the peninsula of St. Tropez (12km.). Between Le Lavandou (26km.) and St. Maxime (16km.).

This summer resort is back to back with the cliff road of the Maures in a very green setting.

The village has been able to keep its peace and traditions in spite of large groups of tourists. With its seven naturaily sandy beaches, La Croix Valmer is reputed for the quality of its swimming waters. (Gigaro beach is one of the greatest, and famous)

The town owns 220 ha. of nature reserves and is a magnificent place for walking in the woods and along the coast from Gigaro beach to Cap Lardier (the sentiers des douaniers).

Grimaud (Pop. : 3,847 ; Surface : 4,458 ha)

Situated at the intersection of routes D34 and D558 which link the village to the coastal route N98 towards Sainte Maxime (12km).

Nestled in the heart af the Maures Mountains and bordering the Gulf of St. Tropez, Grimaud has maintained its medieval character.

The village is very appealing with its paved and flowered streets winding about all the way from the Romanesque church to the ruins of the feudal castle. While exploring the village you will see beautiful old houses that have been superbly renovated.

Grimaud sits on the hillside in the midst of fabulous views.

A few kilometers lower down on the coast, you can visit Port Grimaud, a seaside vacation spot imagined by the architect François Spoerry. Thousands of visitors come to see this internationally renowned resort each year.

Historic sites to see :
The ruins of the feudal castle.
St. Michael's Church (11th.c.).
The Fairy bridge. St. Roch Chapel.
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There's no rail line to St Tropez. The nearest station is at St Raphael, 38km away. Trains from Nice to St Raphael are fairly frequent, with the fastest journeys taking just under an hour.

A boat shuttle between Saint-Tropez and Fréjus Saint-Raphael harbor operates every day from Easter to October.

Phone 04 94 95 17 46; Fax 04 94 83 88 55
Address : Port - 83990 Saint-Tropez
Fare is 21€ for adults, 11€ for children and it is a 50 min journey

The bus (Route 104) from St Raphael station to St Tropez takes 1 hour 20 minutes but they're fairly infrequent, with roughly 1½ or 2 hours between services.
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Ramatuelle (Pop. : 2.174 h. Surface : 3,557 ha)

Situated in the center of the peninsula of St Tropez (10km.), and 11km. from La Croix Valmer.

Built against the hills, Ramatuelle faces out on a fabulous vista of the Bay of Pampelonne.

The village is closed in by ramparts and you can see the rooftops of pink tiles and the ancient stone houses lined along the narrow streets. Nearby is the famous beach of Pampelonne. It stretches out for 5 kilometers and is carved with creeks and inlets all with chrystal clear water.

The inlets and the creeks are appreciated by those who are looking for more privacy.

The cultural life in Ramatuelle is particularly rich for there are jazz and classical music festivals and excellent theater. Many celebrities have fallen in love with this area and have made it their home.

What to see :
The village streets. Sarrasin door.
Bread ovens.
Manor house, old cemetery.
The lighthouse at Camarat.
The beach paths.
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The world's most rich and famous have found escape in St. Tropez for centuries. Icons Brigitte Bardot and artist Henri Matisse helped spread word of the unbridled, isolated luxury of France's southern peninsula.

But its fame hardly stops there. These days, paparazzi make a living camping out on the shores of the St. Tropez harbor as Hollywood's elite frequent the town's beaches.

All this time, golf in the French Riviera has been an afterthought. In hindsight, it's vexing. After all, golf is a rich man's game and the landscape in St. Tropez rivals any exotic location the world over. Seems like a perfect fit.

The nearest golf course, at the edge of Ste-Maxime, across the bay, is the Golf Club de Beauvallon, boulevard des Collines, a popular 18-hole course. Sprawling over a rocky, vertiginous landscape that requires a golf cart and a lot of exertion is the Don Harradine-designed Golf de Ste-Maxime-Plaza, route du Débarquement, Ste-Maxime. It welcomes nonguests; phone to reserve tee times. Greens fees at both golf courses range from 54€ to 60€ ($70-$78) for 18 holes per person, depending on the season. Rental of an electric golf cart, suitable for two passengers, costs around 30€ ($39) for 18 holes, year-round.
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Forts Ste-Agathe and Le Moulin were built on Porquerolles island in 1530. A hundred years later, Richelieu built the forts L'Eminence, L'Estissac and Port-Man on Port-Cros, and L'Alycastre, Le Grand-Langoustier and Le Petit-Langoustier on Porquerolles to resist the Spanish fleet. In the 19th century, seven additional forts were built. Napoleon built a fort on Levant Island in 1812.

History: The Ligurians lived on the islands, possibly a couple of centuries before the Greeks arrived. The Romans eventually replaced the Greeks as rulers of the islands, along with the rest of Provence. Under Roman rule, the islands attracted hermits, and in the 5th century, long after the Roman rule waned, the Monks of Lérins moved onto the islands.

Medieval: Pirates. From the 9th century on, the islands were attacked regularly by pirates. In the 16th century, King François I raised Port-Cros and Levant islands to the status of the Marquisate des Isles d'Or, and the Marquis had the responsibility to keep protect the islands from pirates and to keep the islands under cultivation. In an effort to get the people necessary to work the islands, the Marquis first abolished taxes. That wasn't enough, so a right of asylum was established for criminals, as long as they remained on the island. That worked! Hordes of criminals arrived, and eventually turned to piracy themselves.
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The Hyéres Islands, or Golden Isles (Iles d'Or), are three islands off the coast of the Var department, east of Toulon. The name "golden" is said to have been bestowed on them during the Renaissance, because of the light reflected from the golden-brown mica shale.

Porquerolles Island (Ile de Porquerolles)
Called Protè (First) by the Greek colonists, Porquerolles is the largest of the three islands, about 7 km (4 miles) long.

Port-Cros Island (Ile de Port-Cros)
The central of the three islands was called Mesè (Middle Island) by the Greeks. It's 4 by 2.5 km (2.5 by 1.5 miles), and is higher and wilder than Porquerolles. Port-Cros, which gets its name from the deep, hollowed-out shape (creux) of its harbor, is thickly forested, and the entire area is a National Park (Parc National de Port-Cros).

Levant Island (Ile du Levant)
This island is a long, narrow rocky ridge, 8 by 1.2 km (5 miles by 1300 yds). Almost completely protected by steep cliffs around the shoreline, there are only two points of access: Avis inlet, on the north shore near the center, and Aiguade, at the western end where the ferry docks. The small village includes a post office, school, some shops, lodging and restaurants, but no bank.
Tourism Statistics for Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Some facts and figures about the tourist industry in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA).

Income from tourism stands at 10 billion euros, accounting for 11.4% of the regional gross domestic product in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). Tourism accounts for 86,000 jobs, or 12% of jobs in the region. These jobs increased by 14.5% between 1999 and 2004. Over 30% are seasonal workers, and 20% do not have a regular work contract.

80% of tourists in the PACA region are French (25% come from within PACA itself, 24% from l’Île-de-France, 18% from Rhône-Alpes), and 20% come from other countries (led by Italy and the UK).

Each tourist stays an average of 6.6 nights. Seven out of ten holidays are family-based. The majority of tourists are executives or employees. 42% of the tourist clientele are well-off. More than half spend their holidays in private accommodation (friends, second homes).

Tourists spend on average 43 euros per day: French tourists spend 38.5 euros, and foreign tourists, 63 euros. Accommodation and food make up over half of their budget.

General tourism statistics for Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

< No. 1 tourist destination for French tourists with a 12 % share of the market in overnight stays, ranking before Rhône-Alpes, Ile de France and Languedoc-Roussillon.

No. 2 tourist destination (after Paris- Ile de France) for foreign tourists.

34 million tourists : in the course of a year the region welcomes over 7 times its permanent population (4.6 million inhabitants).

219 million overnight stays in 2005.

Nearly 8 out of 10 tourist stays are made in the context of holidays or of family visits with some added excursions.

Fewer than 2 out of 10 tourist stays are made for strictly family reasons (without added excursions) and business tourism (business meetings, congresses, seminars, training workshops…) accounts for only 3% of stays (it accounted for 5% in 1997).

A tourist visiting Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur stays for an average of 6.6 nights.

A French tourist stays for an average of 6.5 nights, a foreigner stays for 7.4 nights.

The French average takes account of the length of stays of people from outside the region (7.3 nights) and of people from within the region (3.9 nights).

Short stays (fewer than 4 nights) account for nearly 40 % of all stays.

A mainly family clientèle with more than 7 out of 10 stays being in family groups or groups of friends (with or without children). Couples account for 18% of stays.

A youthful clientèle : the breakdown by age group is fairly consistent, with ¼ of tourists being aged 35-44 years , immediately followed by those aged 25-34 years. Most tourists are professionals or in salaried positions.

This significant trend over the past few years is explained to a large extent by the combined effect of the setting up of low-cost companies and the Mediterranean High Speed Train.

More than 1 tourist out of 2 uses non-commercial accommodation.
1/3 of tourists stay with family or friends.
1 tourist out of 5 stays in a second home.
1 tourist out of 5 opts for hotel accommodation.

A tourist staying in the region spends an average of 43.3 Euros per day.

A French tourist (from outside the region or inside the region) has an average daily expenditure of 38.5 Euros. A foreigner will spend 50% more than a French person, namely € 63 per day jour.

Foreigners account for 31% of regional tourist consumption

Economic weighting of tourism in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Tourist consumption (in the technical sense) : € 10 billion.
Share of tourism in the GNP for the region : 11.4%.
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Visitors from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur account for about 20% of holiday visitors (7 million tourists) ; over 60% of tourists come from other parts of France (over 19 million tourists) and 20 % of tourists are foreigners (7 million tourists).

Visitors from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Ile de France account for nearly 50% of French visitors, and 18% of French visitors are from Rhône-Alpes.

Most foreign tourists are from Italy, Great Britain, Germany and Belgium.
The car is still the most popular means of getting to Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, but is losing some ground in the market to train and air travel, which are increasingly used by tourists :
- 61% of tourists travel by car (78% in 1997),
- 18% of tourists favour the train (12% in 1997) ; nearly 14% chose the high speed train,
- Air travel accounts for 12% of stays (9% in 1997).
Tourism based employment : over 145 000 paid positions in the high season (source INSEE).

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Draguignan is the capital of the Department of The Var

Draguignan has a population of 34,814, an area of 5,375ha and an altitude of 308m. It is on route N555 north of routeN7 and highway A8 (exit Le Muy). This rapidly developing city is changing from an administrative and military center to a tourist and cultural attraction.

There are many museums to visit, in particular the Musée des Arts et Traditions Provençales which has an extensive exhibit of traditional crafts and materials. It showcases all the old industries of the Var department, such as silk, honey, cork, olive oil and tile making along with explanations of local customs. Also important is the Artillery Museum of Draguignan. This organization has been represented in military parades such as one in Nice. The leader of the parade was from Draguignan.

The French military have made a home in Draguignan, residing in a number of barracks around the town. The plains to the north are often used as firing ranges and mock battlegrounds. The town’s longstanding reputation as a military town appears to be overtaken by the tourist industry, which has recognised Draguignan’s potential.

Draguignan was important in World War 2: "It was here on the 16th August 1944, at 2230 hours, that the 551st Parachute Battalion of the American Army made contact with the Dracenoise Resistance who had liberated the town before them on the 15th August."

Because the cavalry and artillery both used horses extensively, there remain many excellent horses and riders in Draguignan. One of the breeds in the area is the Andalusian.The Andalusian horse or Spanish horse is one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world today. Andalusians have been used for all manner of riding horses, and were the preferred mount of kings over many centuries. They are highly intelligent and learn very quickly. These horses were known for their use as cavalry mounts by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Homer refers to them in the Iliad around 1,100 B.C. and the celebrated Greek cavalry officer Xenophon had nothing but praise for them. During the Renaissance, the great Classical Riding Academies took an interest in the breed. Because of the Andalusian's agility and natural balance, it excelled in the High School Dressage performed in many courts of the day.

The dramatic appearance of the Andalusian horse has made it a popular breed to use in film, particularly in historical and fantasy epics. For example, two Andalusians, Domero and Blanco played the part of Shadowfax in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The part of Asfaloth was played by another Andalusian named Florian. Another Andalusian was cast as Peter's unicorn in Disney/Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In The Mask of Zorro, Zorro's horse, Tornado, was referred to as an Andalusian, although the horse appeared to actually be a Friesian. Mel Gibson rode Jardinero X in Braveheart. Six Andalusians were used to portray the two unicorns in the Ridley Scott fairy tale 'Legend'. Andalusians also appear frequently in films that depict bullfighting or other aspects of Spanish culture.

The Rhone American Cemetary in Draguignan, France was the site of a Memorial Day program in 2013

The principle speaker was Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe, Commander US 6th Fleet. Many organizations participated including Democrats Abroad France.
Toulon to St Tropez Islands between Toulon and St Tropez

Were it not for its harbor, Toulon, the largest city of the Var, arguably would not exist today.
Antibes See Antibes, plus Biot, Juan-les-pins, Golfe-Juan, and the Vauban Fort

Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean. Today it's an attractive and active town, popular with "foreigners" from Paris and the north of France, with non-French, and with the local population.
Menton See Menton and it's surrounding area

Thanks to a beneficial subtropical microclimate (316 cloudless days a year), winter is practically unknown in Menton. Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful sea and the nearby sunny mountains all year round. Menton is on the borders of Italy, the Principality of Monaco and the Comté de Nice.
Beausoleil;; See Beausoleil.

Beausoleil is a neighboring town of the Principality of Monaco. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea just above Monaco and has a beautiful year-round climate. Beausoleil is situated between the beaches and the winter sports area of the Alps.
Medirerranean Sea at Nice Ominous Weather on the Mediterranean Sea.

The sea is always beautiful at Nice, France - even when a storm is approaching.
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Control towers are used in many industries for different purposes: airports and railroads use them for traffic control; power plants have control rooms to monitor operations; and third party logistics providers use them to track transportation activities. These are places where operations run well. Why not a


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