French Riviera on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
This fridge magnet depiction of the French Riviera is a fitting keepsake of the coastline located on the southeastern corner of France. Monaco is also a part of the French Riviera. The name “French Riviera” was given to it by the British, as they inhabited the coastline for a long time during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is also known as Cote d’Azur in French and Costa d’Azur in Occitan; both the names mean “azure coast’ as the color of the water is a beautiful shade of azure.
Climate of the French Riviera
The French Riviera has a Mediterranean climate. Its summers are extremely hot, parched and sunny while the winters are considerably milder and cooler compared to the scorching summers. The lowest temperature of the coastline on average is around 5-6°C and the highest temperature on average reaches to around 28-29°C. Coe d’Azur receives an annual rainfall of 600-800mm on average but generally, it does not have many rainy days. On average, it receives two thousand hours of sunshine per annum.
Famous Artists who visited the French Riviera
The Mediterranean climate of the French Riviera attracted several world-renowned artists during the 19th and 20th century. This list of artists includes Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, Roger Broders, Paul Cezanne, Henri-Edmond Cross, Andre Derain, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy, Henry Matisse, Edvard Munch, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, Auguste Renoir, Sacha Sosno and Yves Klein. All these artists stayed on the coastline for a considerable period and used it, both, as a residential area as well as a holiday destination.