Provence - Côte d'Azur
A region with a privileged climate that attracts people from all over the world
With 300 days of sunshine per year, Provence is the top destination in France in tourist numbers. A wonderful area appreciated for the beauty of its landscapes and the quality of its way of life, full of ancient history and ancestral savoir-faire, Provence is brimming with wonders to discover with your family. The Côte d'Azur welcomes you for holidays based on lazing around, leisure activities and gastronomy.
Under an azure blue sky, Provence offers itself to you, with its unique natural landscapes and its Mediterranean pace of life. Its remarkable historical heritage and its perched villages, surrounded by cicadas chirping and the intoxicating scent of lavender are guaranteed to seduce you! By the sea, the wonderful sights of nature are guaranteed, and the panoramas of the deep blue sea are sublime! You'll be convinced after you take a boat trip on the turquoise water and discover the rocky inlets, the Côte de Cassis (Cassis Coast, listed as a Unesco world heritage site) or at the end of a walk in the Maures Massif or across the Esterel Massif...
With a Mediterranean climate, enjoy the rhythm of the seasons with hot and dry summers and mild winters by the coast. Don't forget to stroll through the typical markets, smelling sweetly of rosemary and thyme, with the bright colours of an exceptional range of fruit and vegetables... Saint-Aygulf, Fréjus, Saint-Tropez and Bormes-les-Mimosas can offer you local products, olive oil, honey of course, but as you go around you can also taste a few Calissons d'Aix sweets or crystallised fruits... To accompany the famous bouillabaisse (fish stew), or an equally famous bourride (fish soup) or Provençal stew, you can try a range of AOC wines in various colours; from Bandol to Côtes de Provence, through to a little Cassis Blanc, even the most demanding palates will be catered for !
With its numerous lively festivals, you'll have the choice of music, street theatre and dance to immerse you into the local ambiance. Provence will be able to entertain adults and children alike, with numerous treetop assault courses, water parks, theme parks and zoos. Don't miss out on the region's main attraction: Marineland, where you can admire amazing shows of orcas and dolphins.