South of France is not a new name to holidaymakers. This beautiful holiday destination has long been a favourite with vacationers, thanks to its tropical climate, blue sandy beaches lining the blue crystal waters and the unmatched scenic beauty. The area is well served with excellent transport network, with railway lines and roads linking it with the rest of the country. If you are a tourist looking forward to spending his or her holiday in this enchanting location, then here are some of the places to sample.
When the idea of holidaying in south of France comes to mind, then the city of Nice should strike your mind. Thanks to its broad avenues, golden beaches and wide sweeping bays, this holiday paradise attracts up to three million visitors every year. It is only rivaled by Paris when it comes to breathtaking tourist sites. The city boasts of so many things to do and see. Top on the list include the famous Matisse museum, Promenade des Anglais and the Russian cathedral, just to mention a few.
Arles is another enticing city worth visiting when holidaying in this part of the country. Famed for its Roman heritage which includes amphitheatres, century old masons, modern museums and its wide rolling river, the city has it all for a perfect and unforgettable holiday experience. It is also home to some of the famous painting masterpieces that date hundreds of years. It also at Arles that the famous Camargue region can be explored in its entirety.
Relaxed, sunny, beautiful and glitzy – these are what describe this south France holiday resort. The city has long been associated with celebrities, something that makes it referred to as the summer home of the famous, rich and beautiful. The city’s beaches are considered as some of the best in the world, and its harbour comes only second to Monaco in terms of impressive array of yachts on show.
Gorges Du Verdon
This is France’s equivalent of the world famous Grand Canyon. With a dramatic and breathtaking 700m drop to the river bed, this is a perfect place to take a day trip. Set in a scenic and beautiful countryside, Gorges Du Verdon is a famous spot that has remained a must visit with most holiday makers in south France.
Avignon is not only the Pope’s palace, but also boasts of being the biggest Gothic palace in the whole of Europe. It once became the center and symbol of the Christian power in the 14th century, thanks to its several ceremonial rooms, private papal apartments and rooms. A visit to Avignon will take you to the center where culture meets history. Set on the river Rhone banks, it captured the attention of the world when the vatican was moved from Rome to its peaceful pastures.
Spending leisure time in Aigues is truly relaxing and joyful. This walled town is located in a romantic setting among the plain and dunes of Camargue. A trip to the town’s streets is a must during a visit to south of France. Even though it is a popular summer holiday resort, you can still find plenty of enticing activities to engage in. Spending a pleasant day wandering around the pavement restaurants and shops is a perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon.