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a resort area along the Mediterranean coast, extending from Saint Tropez, in SE France, to La Spezia, in NW Italy.
French Côte d’Azur.
(often lowercase) any similar coastal resort area:
the Florida riviera.
a coastal region reminiscent of the Riviera
the Mediterranean coastal region between Cannes, France, and La Spezia, Italy: contains some of Europe’s most popular resorts

Riviera definition

Narrow strip of land in southeastern France and northwestern Italy on the Mediterranean Sea, also including Monaco. Cannes, Monte Carlo, and Nice are three of its best-known towns and cities.

Note: Its scenic beauty and mild climate make it a popular vacation area.

Note: The French Riviera is also called the Côte d’Azur (the azure coast).


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