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From the Air XVI: Côte d'Azur Edition
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There may be no better place on Earth than the French Riviera. With mountains crashing into the sea, secluded harbors, amazing weather, and enough pomp and circumstance to make George Clooney look like a vagabond, there really is no other region like it. From old world charm to new world super-yachts, the area is a confluence of old and new, charm and sophistication. And because we have almost none of that at YesButNoButYes, we've decided to devote this week's From the Air entirely to this small section of coastline along the Mediterranean. (We've also included a few satellite views from Monaco and Italy, so it won't be entirely just in France.) Take a look at the following images, and tell me what they are and where they are.

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Damn, such a shame it's been so long since i've been there that I forgot the names.

said Ernesto on March 1, 2010 8:36 PM.

#3 is the Old Port of Nice east of Le Chateau while #8 is just to the west; the beach volleyball courts along the Promenade des Anglais and the Quai des Etats-Unis.

Great start!

1.
2.
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9.
10.

said Echowood on March 1, 2010 10:22 PM.

1. Monaco

4. Cannes

said hijodelsol on March 1, 2010 10:26 PM.

1. Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
2.
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4. The Port, Cannes
5.
6.
7.
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9.
10.

said Echowood on March 1, 2010 10:34 PM.

7. Juan les Pins

said hijodelsol on March 1, 2010 10:44 PM.

5. pampelonne

said hijodelsol on March 1, 2010 10:52 PM.

5. Kon Tiki Riviera Villages

said Adam on March 1, 2010 10:58 PM.

1. Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
2.
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4. The Port, Cannes
5. Pampelonne Beach, Outside Saint-Tropez (Kon Tiki Riviera Villages‎ in there too)
6.
7.
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9.
10.

said Echowood on March 1, 2010 11:17 PM.

Hints already? I thought this one was pretty easy.

2. Top Gear fans will recognize this as the starting village for a race between a Ferrari and a speed boat.
6. There's a private railroad to bring guests from the hotel down to the pool.
7. The setting for a Frank Oz movie.
9. A popular site in an Italian coastal city.
10. The site of an artist's death.

said Echowood on March 2, 2010 11:13 AM.

Is #2 Portofino?

said Jen on March 2, 2010 1:16 PM.

Nice one Jen!

1. Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
2. Portofino, Italy
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4. The Port, Cannes
5. Pampelonne Beach, Outside Saint-Tropez (Kon Tiki Riviera Villages‎ in there too)
6.
7.
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9.
10.

said Echowood on March 2, 2010 1:32 PM.

Antibes, France

said Christian on March 2, 2010 1:59 PM.

sorry, number 7 is Antibes, France

said Christian on March 2, 2010 2:04 PM.

9. Piazza San Lorenzo & Genoa Cathedral, Genoa

said Camdawgs on March 2, 2010 2:17 PM.

6. Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat

said Camdawgs on March 2, 2010 3:46 PM.

1. Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
2. Portofino, Italy
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4. The Port, Cannes
5. Pampelonne Beach, Outside Saint-Tropez (Kon Tiki Riviera Villages‎ in there too)
6. Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat
7. Antibes, France
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9. Piazza San Lorenzo & Genoa Cathedral, Genoa
10.

said Echowood on March 2, 2010 4:01 PM.

Please keep doing these!! Usually the ones I know are already answered, but I'm having fun trying. Brilliant idea Echowood...

said Jen on March 3, 2010 12:28 PM.

Might be time for a hint on 10.

said hijodelsol on March 3, 2010 2:44 PM.

Ha... ok. So for #10, aside from a famous artist dying here, is also a commune surrounded by forests.

said Echowood on March 3, 2010 3:20 PM.

And finally...
10. Mougins, France

said hijodelsol on March 4, 2010 8:19 AM.

Nice! I wasn't sure we'd ever finish this one. Nice going hijo!

1. Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
2. Portofino, Italy
3. Colline du Chateau, Nice
4. The Port, Cannes
5. Pampelonne Beach, Outside Saint-Tropez (Kon Tiki Riviera Villages‎ in there too)
6. Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat
7. Antibes, France
8. Cours Saleya Flower Market, Nice
9. Piazza San Lorenzo & Genoa Cathedral, Genoa
10. Mougins, France

said Echowood on March 4, 2010 8:59 AM.
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