Provence-Alpes-Côtes d'Azur is a region with diverse landscapes, from endless plains with high mountains to coloured sunflower and lavender fields, vineyards and olive groves. During your holiday in the Provence you will discover picturesque villages, ancient towns and a beautiful coastline with classy resorts. A villa on the Côte d'Azur is the perfect base for a holiday in the sunny south-eastern part of France. The capital of the region is Marseille. Explore this ancient port city, located at the mouth of the Rhone River. Discover a rich cultural heritage and hospitable people.
To really enjoy the Alpine country, rent a holiday home in this beautiful region. In both the departments of Haute-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes you can enjoy a wonderful ski holiday in the winter time. Areas such as Serre-Chevalier, Pra Loup, La Grave and Isola 2000 offer winter sports such as skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding, but you can also go snow kiting. In the summer you can enjoy the sunny weather during a hiking trip through the mountains, also giving excellent mountain climbing possibilities. Visiting cities like Briancon, Sisteron and Embrun should not be missed during your holiday in France.
Well-known places like Aix-en-Provence and Toulon are situated in the Provence, but also the port towns of Saint-Tropez and Frejus belong to this region. From your cottage you visit in Aix-en-Provence Cours Mirabeau, a beautiful 17th century avenue with fountains and trees which are over 100 years old. In Toulon you can visit the historic part of town and walk across the busy street market along the Cours Lafayette. If you are looking for luxury then Saint-Tropez for the place for you. Here you will find impressive yachts, gourmet restaurants, luxury shopping and a vibrant nightlife. The seaside town of Frejus is definitely worth a visit, There is a promenade next to the beautiful sandy beaches and lively downtown shops, restaurants and cafes.
The Côte d'Azur, or the “French Riviera”, is known as an upscale area with beautiful beaches and a varied nature. Famous places on the Côte d' Azur include Cannes, Antibes and Nice. In the chic Cannes International Film Festival takes place annually and place from the old port you can take the boat to the Lerins Islands. In Antibes enjoy the expensive Marina Port Vauban and visit the Picasso Museum in the Chateau Grimaldi.
Your villa on the Côte d'Azur will lead you to the historic city of Nice, located on a beautiful blue bay with the famous Promenade des Anglais. This grand boulevard runs the entire width of the city and here you will find luxury hotels, casinos and many restaurants. The tiny principality of Monaco, is also known as a luxury resort and is very popular with high society. This tax haven has many casinos, including the famous Monte Carlo Casino and is the annual host for the Grand Prix of Formula 1 racing. The town of Menton, located close to the Italian border, is the end of the Côte d'Azur. The city is known for its lemon trees and tropical gardens, such as the gardens of the Greenhouse Madone and Val Rahmeh.