The department Alpes-Maritimes is located in the south-eastern corner of France. Here you will find the famous riviera cities like Nice, Cannes and Antibes. The Principality of Monaco  is also within this department. This is the part of Provence that is most popular with tourists, and almost at quarter of all housing in this department is second homes.

Alpes-Maritimes boarder to Italy, and there is a notable Italian influence. Apart from the seaside cities, the inland has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor sports, even skiing is possible during winter.