Esterel and Cannes

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The Massif de l’Esterel  is a Mediterranean coastal mountain range in the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes on the French Riviera. Neighbouring cities are Mandelieu-la-Napoule and Cannes on the east, as well as Saint-Raphaël and Fréjus on the west.

The soil and rocks of the range are of volcanic origin, composed mainly of rhyolite, which gives the hills a red color.

The terrain is rugged, with deep ravines and oak forests. The highest point of the massif is Mont Vinaigre (618 metres or 2,028 feet).

source: Wikipedia