the part of France along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, from Marseilles to the French border with Monaco. It is also called the 'Riviera' and it includes theCôte d'Azur. This area is a popular place for people to go on holiday. In the past only very rich people went there, and many fashionable, rich, and famous people still go to places such as Cannes, Nice, and St Tropez.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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