In the South East of France between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea sits the region called “Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur” (PACA). This region full of light and vibrant colors is a must see. Just three hours away by TGV from Paris, the sky here is azure and the sun shines throughout the year.
Very well known for its fashionable beaches and ports with its imposing yachts, this beautiful region is also known for its countryside. Between beaches suitable for idleness and wild coves, fragrant hills with rosemary or fields of lavender, fields of olive trees or vineyards, perched villages or cities rich in heritage, you will surely find your happiness.
During your stay, join the locals through different markets where you will feel the very special atmosphere of this region, test the famous Marseille soap and the regional products. After making a pétanque, enjoy tapenades, canisses d’Aix, a ratatouille, a salad from Nice or a Marseille bouillabaisse. We know the best adresses for you :). Provençal gastronomy will astonish you … It must be said that with such a diversity of products from the land and the sea: fruits and vegetables, fish and crustaceans, there is enough to do! The French Riviera region is home to not less than 1 800 buildings listed in the Monuments Historiques, as well as numerous festivals of international renown such as Cannes, Avignon, Orange… From the Calanques of Marseille to the port of Saint-Tropez, via the harbor in Toulon, the islands of Hyères and the Port-Cros National Park, the Mediterranean will gently rock you in its sapphire waters. The Ecrins National Park, the Queyras Natural Regional Park, the Maures mountain range and the Lubéron reveal a maze of paths and tracks ideal for hiking and walking. Head for the Gorges du Verdon or the waters of Durance for canoeing, rafting and other white-water sports.
Explore the history of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region In the shadow of the Palais des Papes, discover Avignon. In Marseille, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la Garde watches over your visit. At the Granet Museum follow Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne or Van Gogh and share their fascination with the light and the landscapes of this so special region.
A stay in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur is an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere between the sea, hills, and mountains, to discover breathtakingly beautiful natural sites, and remarkable towns and monuments. Succumb to the charm of this region, which has so many marvels to share with you.