Provence, lined by the Cote d’Azur is a place that has long been visited for relaxation and more importantly, inspiration. Inspiration could come from the sandy beaches, as you gaze out over the intense blue sea which gives the Cote d’Azur its name, or the muse could visit you as you meander through the gardens in Arles and Nice looking over the very same landscapes that famous painters like Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, and Van Gogh favoured.
After taking in those famous sights, visitors can relax alongside the rich and famous in the resorts at Cannes, St. Tropez, or of course, Monte Carlo. Or get away from the sand-most-tanned-on and enjoy the glimmering sea in solitude, hiding away in Les Calanques hiking from one secret cove to the next, or venture off to some of the smaller islands which remain as they were hundreds of years ago.
6 days from £399 per person
Travel by Eurostar and TGV to Avignon in Provence and enjoy a six day touring holiday including daily half and full day tours, highlighting the very best of the region
We know a total of 85 attractions in Provence-Cote d'Azur. See all Provence-Cote d'Azur attractions.
A wine themed cruise down the Rhone stopping off at the best wineries can be booked as a tour or done independently.
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The Rhône-Alpes region has the Rhône, with verdant green surrounds and calm lakes to 'take the waters' around, and the Alps, with peaks that both provide and create chocolate box views: pretty hamlets included.
Provence's scenery is best explored on two wheels - the pace is perfect for appreciating the view.