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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

A south-eastern region bathed in sunshine and the azure of the Mediterranean Sea. It has built its renown on the Riviera and its legendary cities like Saint-Tropez and Cannes (with its famous film festival)....

Its backcountry, comprising important terroirs and traditions, is no less interesting. Areas like the Camargue (with its nature park) and Province (known for its lavender colours and scents) offer ideal opportunities for walking and relaxation, plunging the traveller into Mediterranean Europe, far from the tumult of the coast. To the east, the Alpine range that separates France from Italy offers all the pleasures of the high mountains just a few hours' drive away. Perhaps best known for the many fashionable resorts along the Côte d'Azur, the Provence's other main attractions include the Old Port of Marseille, the ancient cities of Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, as well as a plethora of sun-baked villages and mountaintop towns. So why not follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and see for yourself why Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is such a special and inspirational destination?

Cities and towns to visit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Things to do and see in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, per interest