The Cote d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the glittering Mediterranean coastline of Southern France. It is an iconic holiday destination for travellers from all over the world. Its’ beautiful white sandy beaches, fabulous Casino Monaco and the glamour of the Cannes Film Festival are all draw cards.
Languedoc is a region of dramatic contrasts. Here you will find miles of stunning sandy beaches and yet, within a few short hours, ski fields in the Pyrenees. Languedoc is one of the world’s largest wine-making areas and a tour around the wineries will be a taste of heaven. There are also gorges and rivers, beautiful grassy hillsides and ancient castles dating back to Cathar times. Accommodation options are varied and there is something to suit everyone.
Beautiful Provence also has much to offer: stunning beaches, incredible wetlands, pretty parks and lots of green countryside. The area is noted for its amazing French cuisine made from fresh local produce, beautiful wines that are also made in the area and also its great shopping. This is the most south-eastern area of France and sits on the Mediterranean Sea. Provence is a palette of natural colour with its lavender fields, olive trees, sunflowers, and its dry rocky coastline.
There is so much to discover in the South of France, you will run out of time before you see it all. That’s why it’s a good idea to talk to someone like Travel Associates Australia and find out which sights you simply shouldn’t miss.
There are 5 things that make the South of France extra special.
The food in the South of France is extraordinary. French cooking is at the very heart of the culture and in the South you will enjoy amazing Mediterranean cuisine. There are restaurants in abundance so you will never want for variety. If you travel a little off the tourist track you will see where the locals like to eat, keep an eye out for packed eateries filled with the French and you will know you are onto a winner.
French wine is world noted, but the wine from the South is exquisite. You can spend lazy days wandering through the scenic vineyards sampling the best local wines on offer. The Bandol rose comes highly recommended.
The Glorious Climate
The South of France boasts over 300 days of sunshine each and every year. The azure blue skies are world famous. In summer you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, in the cooler seasons you can relax over wine tasting on lovely terraces – all in the sunshine.
Southern France represents a luxurious lifestyle. It has long been the chosen destination of the rich. Beaches, fabulous restaurants, designer shopping and beautiful accommodation make for a highly enjoyable holiday.
The South of France is easy accessible from anywhere on the globe. You can fly in or for a more leisurely pace, you can arrive by rail. There are even airports for private jets.