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Nice and Monaco. True-colour satellite image of Nice (at centre), France, and the city-state of Monaco (at upper right). North is at top. This area is known as the Cote D'Azur (Riviera). Urban areas such as Nice and Monaco appear grey. Forests are dark green and bare ground appears pale yellow or brown, almost white. Nice lies between the Mediterranean Sea (blue) and the Maritime Alps (upper frame). The River Var flows just to the west of Nice. Image taken by the American Landsat-5 satellite. The smallest visible features are 30 metres across.
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