The French Riviera (fr. Côte d’Azur) is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.
The Côte d’Azur is a term coined in 1887 by Stéphen Liégeard in his book of the same name which was used to describe his trip on the coasts of Provence and Liguria, more precisely between Hyères and Genoa. Its first chapter on Hyères and the land of the Moors also speaks of Marseille and Toulon. More