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The charm of the south of France
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"Promenade des Anglais"

South of France – Provence, Côte D´Azur and so many more beauty spots

Air France proposes a choice of destinations in the South of France, stunningly beautiful, filled with sunshine and a promise of lazy Mediterranean days, sandy beaches, Roman ruins that are not so ruined…history and culture all along the southern coast and inland to the land of Van Gogh and other great painters of the past.

Walk along the streets of the luxurious, St. Tropez, home of the stars, back yards opening onto the sea, the charming harbor and why not a little train journey to the principality, Monaco ruled by Prince Albert II, the narrow streets, white of the buildings of the rock where the palace lies and indeed, also the stunning, 19th century, Oceanographic Museum…the French Riviera offers much to see and do, combining easily with days out on the stony beaches of Nice , the sandy beaches of Juan Les Pins where nightlife is also vibrant with music, bars and restaurants…

The city of Nice, with its castle grounds perched high on hill, offering fabulous views of the seafront, the grand boulevards, and of course, the legendary, Promenade des Anglais, along the beach must be evoked when evoking the South of France…
If Art is your passion, in Nice, you will appreciate the works of Matisse and Chagall, in their respective museums and perhaps take a trip inland to the city of Arles , and visit the haunts of the great Van Gogh, view the fields, night scenes he loved to paint with your own eyes.
A drink on a sunny terrace and then make your way north of the city, to “Les Arènes d´Arles”, the largest remaining, Roman amphitheater, built almost 2,000 years ago…

The South of France- from the French Riviera to the landscapes of Van Gogh

The South of France also evokes the memory of great artists, Cezanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh. From your coastal setting; head off to the historic city of Arles . There is much to appreciate for art lovers, historians and those in need of a quiet lazy, Provencal moment while sipping on a cool drink, watching the sunny world go by at a charming café terrace…here the Romans have left traces of their civilization, the largest standing amphitheatre, “les Arènes d´Arles, a stunning edifice, built to hold over 20,000 spectators at the end of the 1st century.
Indeed, among the vast choice of places to visit, discover also:
  • Avignon- former papal town with its immense Gothic palace…the city is a cultural hub with annual festival, celebrating theatre…
  • The city of Montpellier is another destination filled with sun, sea and sightseeing…close by, you will be charmed by Sete, Roman architecture, such as the Pont du Gard, temple of Diana in Nimes…

    In the south of France , nature spots are plentiful, the Camargue, the Gorges du Verdun…and still there is more…a great day out for kids, is a trip to the stunning Cathare castle, Carcasonne, this medieval fortress is nothing less than impressive even from a distance…Aigues Mortes, too, is an irresistible coastal town, a former port of the Languedoc region, with its famous Salt Tower…
  • South of France - Marseilles and the Camargue

    Book a flight to Marseilles , a unique atmosphere here in this city of many cultures, a port that has welcomed many a peoples and as vibrant today as ever was. The singing accent of the Marseillais, locals and the delicious, Bouillabaisse soup, of a blend of fish are legend even among the French…that and the fact the sun shines here most year round…from local markets such as the Marché des Capucins, a taste of Pastis, the local aperitif of Anise liqueur to the charm of the Old Port, Marseilles is known to be the oldest city of France, founded around 2,500 years ago…

    Based in this spot of the South of France , nature lovers are in for a treat as the Camargue, a river delta, where the great Rhône river meets the sea, and home such fauna and flora, including over 400 species of birds, Camargue horses and bull, a delight for all the family…

    Further to the west, a flight to Toulouse brings you to yet another beautiful city, “la Ville Rose”, as Toulouse is known, here, the Canal du Midi, in fact many canals, and the Garonne river dominate the landscapes, from here, a visit to the breathtaking edifice, Carcasonne, medieval, Cathar fortress of immense proportions is easy, or venture maybe into the Pyrenees mountains for a hike…

    For more about destinations in the South of France:

    Marseille - Notre Dame de la Garde

    Marseille - Notre Dame de la Garde

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