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The Côte d'Azur from space

The image shows the region from Monaco and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to Antibes. Copyright Thomas PesquetFrench astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the International Space Station since last November, has tweeted a stunning photo of the Côte d’Azur by night from space.

The 38-year-old astronaut, who is originally from Rouen, is currently on board the International Space Station for Expedition 50 and Expedition 51.

“Nice is nestled between the Mediterranean and the foothills of the maritime Alps: even at night you can make out its geography! #Nissalabella,” said the astronaut.