Mythical and legendary, the famous French Riviera, which nestles between the Alps, the Italian border and the Mediterranean Sea, is one of the top destinations for holidaymakers. Benefiting from a mild and sunny climate all year round, this pleasant territory, which stretches along the Var and Alpes-Maritimes coasts, has no shortage of sites to discover!
The Côte d'Azur, which is popular with those who love to explore and relax, is famous throughout the world for its famous towns such as Cannes, Nice, Monaco and Saint-Tropez. The lively seaside resorts such as Juan-les-Pins, Sainte-Maxime and Hyères, the beautiful beaches of fine sand or pebbles, the wild creeks of the Estérel, the prestigious Baroque heritage, as well as the charming villages such as Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Èze and Bormes-les-Mimosas, are all attractions not to be missed.
Another key destination in the region, the famous Provence, so popular with artists and lovers of old stones, is undoubtedly synonymous with charm and the good life. Its peaceful hills where you can hear the cicadas sing, its wonderful fields of lavender and olive trees, its maquis where thyme and rosemary bloom, its impressive Verdon gorges, its exceptional creeks, its intimate coves and its fine sandy beaches have something to amaze everyone.
There are many attractions in this popular region, and one cannot mention Provence without mentioning the magnificent hilltop villages of the Luberon, the ancient city of the popes in Avignon, the old town of Aix-en-Provence, the ancient arenas in Arles, the famous Sainte-Victoire mountain immortalised by the painter Paul Cézanne, the charming little town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the majestic citadel of Sisteron or the earthenware of the picturesque village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
Benefiting from the presence of the Alps, the PACA region also seduces mountain and outdoor activity lovers, with its countless hiking trails criss-crossing the Mercantour National Park, the Queyras Regional Natural Park and the Écrins National Park, its famous ski resorts such as Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre, La Foux d'Allos, Auron, Isola 2000 and Valberg, but also the magnificent Serre-Ponçon lake, a veritable sea in the mountains, ideal for water sports activities!
Also appreciated for its tasty gastronomy and its ancestral traditions, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur has everything to please with its colourful markets and its tasty specialities such as olive oil, tapenade, tian, Sisteron lamb, Banon cheese, Cavaillon melon, Menton lemon, Aix calissons or Provence honey.