Streetwise French Riviera Map - Laminated Road Map of the French Riviera

 
9781886705791: Streetwise French Riviera Map - Laminated Road Map of the French Riviera

Streetwise French Riviera Map - Laminated Road Map of the French Riviera - Folding pocket size travel map of Cote dAzur

This map covers the following areas:
Main Côte d'Azur / French Riviera Map 1:250,000
St Raphael - Menton Map 1:250,000
Marseille Map 1:40,000
Cannes Map 1:11,000
Monaco/Monte Carlo Map 1:11,000
Nice Monaco Area Map 1:73,000
Nice Map 1:20,000
St Tropez Map

Famous for being famous, the Côte d'Azur is a region where landscape, food, and water merge together to create a unique and sumptuous travel experience. This sunny stretch of the Mediterranean running along the southern coast of France, from the hills and vineyards of Bandol to la Croissette in Cannes and finishing at the Casino in Monte Carlo, the Côte d'Azur has plenty of excitement to offer the visitor of varied interests. The Romans were lured by the beauty and abundance of the area, and one drive along le Moyenne Corniche and you’ll understand why. The sea glistens, the breeze is balmy and spectacular residences tucked behind perfectly manicured hedges stand as reward for anyone lucky enough to own a parcel of this paradise.

The Côte d'Azur attracts people from all over the world. After a visit to hilly inland towns like Vence, Grasse, and Mougins, most people head for the seaside towns that pepper the coastline. We are talking major league famous seaside resort towns, like Cannes, St Tropez, Antibes, and Monaco.

The STREETWISE® French Riviera map, complete with topographic terrain features, has all of the major A roads and local D roads clearly indicated to enable you to drive from Marseille to Monaco. In fact, there are detailed inset maps of Marseille, Cannes, Nice and Monaco so you can complete an epicurean quest for the quintessential bouillabaisse, a towering tier of fruits de mer, the perfect socca, or a $10.00 Coca-Cola at the Café de Paris in front of the Casino in Monte Carlo.

The map index is complete with towns, cities, sites and major hotels. You need nothing more than a bathing suit to complete your trip.

Our pocket size map of the French Riviera is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® French Riviera map is one of several detailed and easy-to-read regional road maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® French Riviera map today and you too can navigate Côte d'Azur like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Amazon search bar.

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STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We’ve set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you’ve never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.

The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970’s, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.

After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.

He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.

More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.

Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.

Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.

Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn’t match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we’ve done the work, now you have the adventure.

In the end, it’s not about the map, it’s about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It’s about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.

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'Don't leave home without STREETWISE.' --The New York Times

'STREETWISE is an absolute travel essential.' --Travel + Leisure Magazine

'In a strange city, your sense of direction is only as good as the map in your hands. The best maps to carry are published by STREETWISE.' --Chicago Daily Herald

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