Take a drive through the medieval Villages Perchés dotted on the hillsides and enjoy the quiet life and spectacular views. Hop over to Monaco, the World’s 2nd smallest country. Enjoy the great outdoors on horseback in the wild Camarague or rafting through the Gorges du Verdon. Spend the day in the cosmopolitan city of Marseilles or chic resorts of Nice and Cannes. Whatever your mood - there’s a place to suit in Riviera and Provence
Riviera & Provence
Riviera & Provence at a Glance
This is where tradition and hedonism live side by side in perfect harmony. You can spend a day in the sleepy medieval villages and deserted pine fringed beaches of unspoilt rural France or get your glad rags and join the beautiful people in the chic coastal towns of Cannes and Nice. You really can enjoy the best of both worlds - all in the same day!
There’s so much to try in this region from the traditional Provencal cuisine with its generous portions of stews, pizzas and tapenade with hunks of crusty bread, to delicately flavoured seafood in the sophisticated restaurants of the chic resorts. But whatever and wherever the meal, it is always best accompanied by a chilled glass of the local rosé.
Breathe in the scent of pine, lemon groves and salt spray. Dive in warm Mediterranean waters or icy glacial lakes. Take a stroll along the Promenade de la Croisette or admire the impressive architecture of Avignon and the magnificent Gorges du Verdon.
Home to millionaires and ageing rock stars, this is a great place for people watching and window shopping. There’s still plenty of charm beneath the glitzy surface, just take a wander through the narrow back streets.
These huge canyons provide a dramatic location for a white water rafting and kayaking adventure. If you prefer something a little less energetic, take a drive along the southern edge where there are lots of stop-off points with amazing views.
There’s something for everyone at this huge entertainment park – even would-be cowboys. There are all sorts of marine animals to see, plus there’s plenty of thrills to be had on the extreme slide in Aquasplash or pop next door to the Wild West farm adventure.
This beautiful island is traffic free so you can roam to your heart’s content before choosing your favourite hidden cove for a picnic or a dip.
Protected by 14th century ramparts, this majestic city is filled with galleries and museums. It’s inspired countless artists over the centuries - so don’t forget your sketchbook.