French Rivera from the sky

The French Riviera has attracted the world for over a century. A holiday resort for the European nobility, then the bourgeoisie and finally the largest number, it is a magnificent space, inevitably, heavily occupied by human constructions in its coastal zone. Aerial photos often allow a better understanding of what is happening between Cannes and Menton via Nice and Monaco ...

Better understand the Côte d'Azur and its coastal area in the Alpes-Maritimes with some aerial photos.

Côte d'Azur vue du ciel

The aerial photos show us a density of land use all the more important as one gets closer to the big blue. Communes often exist dichotomously: an ancient village, perched and protected by fortifications used to protect themselves from attacks from the sea and a more recent part by the sea on the shore.
Many second home type homes for the wealthy; pavilions lined up next to each other, each with its pool. Many golf courses are there to allow older, baby boomer generation to enjoy their pensions ... pay-as-you-go.

The transport infrastructures trace their lines in the form of strips of bitumen, motorway interchanges, tolls, airport built on the sea, like that of Nice. The valley of the Var, east of Nice, opens the door to the wilder hinterland, a true ecological lung. The reliefs largely benefit from the distribution of the wealth of the coastal strip through particularly structural equipment.

From Nice, capital of the Riviera, to Menton, the relief is accentuated and the name of Alpes-Maritimes is here even better.
Monaco, a country in its own right, is characterized by its dynamism and its resolutely international orientation. From the sky the principality seems cramped and gives wings to push upwards through buildings that are reminiscent of New York or even Hong Kong.
Menton, border town, seaside keeps a quaint and colorful stamp, no gloomy word games.
The coastline from Menton to Cannes is home to luxury habitats often reserved for a very wealthy clientele as is the case in Cap Martin, Cape D'Ail, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Mount Boron, Cap D'Antibes etc. ..Russian, Chinese, American, English, millionaires and billionaires populate the places driving beautiful cars, often accompanied by no less beautiful young women. It is factually more rare to see the opposite situation.
Villages and towns on the edge of the river, such as Villefranche sur Mer, Antibes or Beaulieu, offer all the attractions of La Dolce Vita, as well as the pleasures of the sea and boating.

The Bay of Angels at the bottom of which Nice snuggles does not usurp its name at least to consider the attraction it arouses on all kinds of visitors, often more varied than each other from prehistory to the present day (Russian, English, Arabic, Asian etc ...).

The islands south of Cannes are fortunate to be preserved from all recent constructions but not an inevitable summer tourist influx.

The city and its facilities are everywhere but all these urban areas have a lot of gardens and a very often lush vegetation. In addition it is only a few minutes of travel to find yourself in the wilderness either south to sea, on or underwater, but also north or the hinterland.
For example between Grasse and the Var valley with the different Bayous, which will allow you to contemplate the Mediterranean shores seen from above.

By escaping a little more inland, the mountains will "aerate" especially summer during hot weather. You can also, this time winter, skiing at Cheiron, top of the ski resort of Gréoliere, where it is possible to ski at the foot, to see the sea and sometimes, very distinctly Corsica seen from the mainland. The ski resorts Isola 2000, Auron or Valberg but also the sublime wild and protected area of ​​the Mercantour National Park will end up giving you a whirlwind of coastal life, for a few days ...

Do not hesitate to visit my photographer website in Nice, Monaco and more widely on all the French Riviera to have an overview of my services, as well for individuals (weddings, family events etc ...), business (congress, seminars, etc.).

French Riviera photos from the sky

Please wait 2 or 3 minutes for downloading the 82 photos below.

Mougins

Mougins

Hôtel Martinez à Cannes

Hôtel Martinez à Cannes

Le Carlton à Cannes

Le Carlton à Cannes

Cannes Palais Festival

Cannes Palais Festival

Cannes Le Suquet

Cannes Le Suquet

Yacht

Yacht

Chateau de la Napoule

Chateau de la Napoule

Port Rague Napoule

Port Rague Napoule

Ferme Pisciculture

Ferme Pisciculture

Port La Galere Theoule Sur Mer

Port La Galere Theoule Sur Mer

Esterel

Esterel

Pavillons Piscines

Pavillons Piscines

Cimetiere

Cimetiere

Plage Embouchure Siagne

Plage Embouchure Siagne

Echangeur Autouroute Cannes

Echangeur Autouroute Cannes

Biot

Biot

Pavillons et piscines

Pavillons et piscines

Cagnes Sur Mer

Cagnes Sur Mer

Cagnes Sur Mer Littoral

Cagnes Sur Mer Littoral

Vallée du Var vue Nord

Vallée du Var vue Nord

Vallée du Var vue Sud

Vallée du Var vue Sud

Nice Cimiez

Nice Cimiez

Golfe

Golfe

Nice Stade Ray

Nice Stade Ray

Nice Ariane

Nice Ariane

La Turbie

La Turbie

Monaco Vertical

Monaco Vertical

Monaco Rivage

Monaco Rivage

Menton Frontiere

Menton Frontiere

Villa Maria Serena à Menton

Villa Maria Serena à Menton

Port Menton

Port Menton

Menton

Menton

Menton et Plages

Menton et Plages

Aéroport Mandelieu Lfmd

Aéroport Mandelieu Lfmd

Casino Menton

Casino Menton

Cap Martin

Cap Martin

Monaco Building

Monaco Building

Monaco Larvotto

Monaco Larvotto

Monaco Musée Océanographique

Monaco Musée Océanographique

Monaco Port Cap D'Ail

Monaco Port Cap D'Ail

Port Beaulieu

Port Beaulieu

Beaulieu La Reserve

Beaulieu La Reserve

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Pointe Saint Hospice

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Pointe Saint Hospice

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Pontons La Bocca

Pontons La Bocca

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Plages

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Plages

Phare Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Phare Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Phare

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Phare

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Villas

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Villas

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Villa Euphrusi

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Villa Euphrusi

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Plage Passable

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Plage Passable

Villa Euphrusi Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villa Euphrusi Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Villefranche Sur Mer

Villefranche Sur Mer

Villefranche Sur Mer hôtel Welcom et Cocteau

Villefranche Sur Mer hôtel Welcom et Cocteau

Villefranche Sur Mer Port

Villefranche Sur Mer Port

Fort Royal Ile Sainte Marguerite

Fort Royal Ile Sainte Marguerite

Nice Maison Du Seminaire

Nice Maison Du Seminaire

Nice Mont Boron

Nice Mont Boron

Nice Port

Nice Port

Le Port de Nice

Le Port de Nice

Nice Colline Du Chateau

Nice Colline Du Chateau

Nice Quai des Etats Unis

Nice Quai des Etats Unis

Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Nice Palais de la Méditerranée

Nice Baie Des Anges

Nice Baie Des Anges

Nice Hopital Lenval

Nice Hopital Lenval

Nice Aéroport

Nice Aéroport

Pecheur

Pecheur

Nice aéroport et hélistation LFMN

Nice aéroport et hélistation LFMN

Aéroport Nice 05L et 05R

Aéroport Nice 05L et 05R

Nice Cap 3000

Nice Cap 3000

Marina Baie des Anges

Marina Baie des Anges

Marina Baie des Anges, détails

Marina Baie des Anges, détails

Marina Baie des Anges Villeneuve Loubet

Marina Baie des Anges Villeneuve Loubet

Hippodrome Cagnes sur Mer

Hippodrome Cagnes sur Mer

Saint Paul de Vence

Saint Paul de Vence

Tourrettes sur Loup

Tourrettes sur Loup

Club Med Opio 06

Club Med Opio 06

Abbaye Lerins Ile Saint Honorat

Abbaye Lerins Ile Saint Honorat

Infrastructure Routiere

Infrastructure Routiere

Golf

Golf

Valle Siagne

Valle Siagne

Port Cannes

Port Cannes

List of places photographed on the aerial photo gallery of this page: Mougins, Cannes, Mandelieu, Iles de Lérins, Ile Sainte Margherite et Sainte Honorat, La Napoule, Massif de l’Esterel, Biot, Cagnes sur Mer, Vallée du Var, Nice, Nice Cimiez, Nice l’Ariane, La Turbie, Menton, Monaco ou Monte Carlo, Villa Maria Serena, Monaco Larvotto, Monaco Musée océanographique, Cap d’Ail, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Villa Euphrusi, Villefranche sur Mer, Baie des Anges, Mont Boron, LFMN aeroport de Nice, LFMD Aéroport de Cannes Mandelieu, Marina Baie des Anges, Villeneuve Loubet, Saint Paul de Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup, Opio, Vallée de la Siagne, Mercantour etc...

Slideshow of the Cote d'Azur seen from the sky

Please wait 2 to 3 minutes for downloading the 82 photos below.

https://youtu.be/JcqR8dl-vdg

Posted in Understand

Tags: Travel tourism, Aircraft / Aviation, Alpes Maritimes France, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur France

Print Email

Show comment form