The department is surrounded by the French departments of Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the principality of Monaco, Italy on the east, and the Mediterranean on the south.
Alpes-Maritimes includes the famous French Riviera coastline on the Mediterranean Sea with the important towns and cities of Cannes, Nice, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and Antibes.
Attractions in Alpes-Maritimes
The Cannes Film Festival attracts wide attention and the cream of the film industry. Juan-les-Pins hosts an annual jazz festival.
Tourism in the department centers on the Riviera, known as the Côte d’Azur, known for its beaches and luxury hotels.