Sweet France : Provence – Alps – French Riviera

Welcome to the East Coast of France!

6 departments include this region:

  • The Alpes de Haute Provence
  • The High Alps
  • The Alpes-Maritimes
  • The Bouches-du-Rhône
  • The Var
  • Vaucluse

This is our last trip to the metropolis…

Beaches

When we say PACA region, we immediately think of the beaches. Here are some selections for your stay.

ESPIGUETTE BEACH

This is the deep Camargue, where you will discover long stretches of wilderness where bulls and pink flamingos live.

THE ISLAND OF PORQUEROLLES

The island offers a paradisiacal landscape. It was voted the most beautiful beach in Europe in 2015. It is also nicknamed the Silver Beach.

Mala beach

Cape Garlic is a popular destination. This enchanting scenery will leave you breathless!

Paloma beach

You’ll find her in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Ideal for lovers of wild beaches, you can also go for a walk there and admire a beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

THE ISLE OF LEVANT

You will find on this island, the oldest naturist center in France. Notice to the amateurs…

CALANQUE D’EN-VAU

Located at the gates of Marseille and accessible in 1 hour on foot or by boat, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

Marseille

Capital of the region, the city traces more than 2500 years of history. The monuments and places are numerous. Why not take a pleasant stroll on the Cours St Julien to start?

The old port, the Palais du Pharo, the Palais Longchamps, the Parc Borély, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica nicknamed by the people of Marseille « la bonne mère » are all extraordinary places not to be missed…

ON THE AVIGNON BRIDGE THEY DANCE AROUND IN CIRCLES

The real name of this bridge is Saint-Bénezet. It is located at the exit of the city. Take advantage of this passage to visit the city including the Popes’ Palace which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

ARLES AND ITS ARENAS

The bullring is one of the most beautiful monuments. You will be able to walk through narrow galleries. Don’t forget to visit the Constantine Spa.

Castles

The Grimaldi castle located in Cagnes-sur-Mer is home to the Picasso museum.

As for the If castle located on the Friuli archipelago will offer you a magnificent sea view.

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES

SAINT-VÉRAN and LA GRAVE

Situated on the edge of the Ecrins National Park, these two villages are the jewels of the Alps.

GOURDON

You won’t be able to resist the charms of its little houses, its castle and its impregnable life on the Mediterranean.

MOUSTIERS-SAINTE-MARIE

Located in the Verdon Natural Park, the village has made its nest at the foot of a rocky massif. It is famous for its earthenware.

SÉGURET

If you want to enjoy an extraordinary view of the Rhone Valley, this is the place to go.

LES BAUX-DE-PROVENCE

It is on a rocky test-tube that you will find the charm of this village.

SOME NOTEWORTHY CITIES

We will finish with a few cities such as Nice which is the busiest on the French Riviera. Saint-Tropez is one of the most famous cities in the world. Cannes, famous for its festival, with its croisette and luxury hotels make it the city of stars. As for Monaco, it is a world apart…

Next week we leave the metropolis to meet again in Corsica.

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