When we think of Provence, images of fields of brightly coloured lavender flanked by rolling hillsides with quaint villages perched at the zenith, are never far away.
Comprising of the Languedoc and Dordogne regions that boast an incredibly diverse landscape of gorges, meadows, vineyards, beaches, cities and ancient villages, the South West of France is simply made for being in the great outdoors.
Hailed as a “village with the services of a capital city”, St. Tropez is a sure-fire place to head to if you’re looking to do some serious shopping. Even the very name St. Tropez oozes sophistication, luxury and affluence, with many of the world’s leading brands in upmarket retail justifiably setting up shop in this charming coastal town on France’s Cote d’Azur.
With mild weather, a programme of exciting events and a welcoming, family-friendly environment, the Cote d’Azur is a fabulous place to spend Christmas.
It might be home to a string of fabulously animated cities and towns, world-renowned for their glamour and glitz, but the Cote d’Azur is blessed with many hidden gems, offering the perfect mix of stylish and lively action and peace and tranquillity amongst the most picturesque of landscapes.
Castelnau-de-Lévis is a pretty village in the Tarn department of southern France, to the west of the ancient city of Albi.
Known for its vibrant light and colour, the town of Le Cannet located in the north of Cannes on the Cote d’Azur has long attracted artists to its quaint and narrow streets.
Les Vallee des Merveilles – the Valley of Wonders – is a fascinating site to visit on the Cote d’Azur. Within this plunging valley are more than 40,000 rock engravings, set amongst truly stunning scenery.
The cosmopolitan city of Nice is packed with interesting and thought-provoking sites to visit, and none more so than a trip to the Musée Marc Chagall.
If experiencing breath-taking views and exploring incredible natural beauty and thriving wildlife is what you crave for in a holiday, then you’ll be interested in learning more about Calanques National Park.