Common mistake Côte d’Azur

Mistaking Côte d'Azur for Côte d’Azur (= French Riviera)

One common mistake that people often make is confusing Côte d'Azur with Côte d’Azur.

The Correct Term: Côte d'Azur

The correct term is Côte d'Azur, which is a region in the southeastern coast of France also known as the French Riviera. It is renowned for its stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and glamorous lifestyle.

The Incorrect Term: Côte d’Azur

The incorrect term is Côte d’Azur, which is a common mistake due to confusion with the French name's accent. This mistake often occurs because many people are not familiar with how to correctly use accents in French words.

It is essential to remember that the correct punctuation for Côte d'Azur is with an apostrophe (') rather than a grave accent (`).


  • Incorrect: Côte d’Azur is a popular tourist destination.
  • Correct: Côte d'Azur is a popular tourist destination.
  • Incorrect: Let's go to Côte d’Azur for our next vacation.
  • Correct: Let's go to Côte d'Azur for our next vacation.

Using correct grammar and spelling is crucial for effective communication, especially when referencing specific names and places. Fortunately, tools like the Linguix grammar checker can help ensure that your text is error-free, allowing you to avoid common mistakes like this one.

Côte d’Azur mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    The Cote d’Azur is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.

    The Côte d'Azur is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.

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