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Sun, the Mediterranean, cicadas and the smell of olive trees: that’s the image that comes to mind when we mention the Côte d’Azur. This destination is full of treasures to discover during a stay of at least two weeks.

The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline in the extreme southeast of France. There is no official limit, but it is generally considered to extend from Toulon, Le Lavandou or Saint-Tropez, in the west, to Menton, on the border between France and Italy, in the east.

If the city of Cannes is famous for its fine sandy beaches, its restaurants and its luxury stores, it also has a preserved and quiet historic district, called Le Suquet. In these narrow streets, accessible by stairs, you can admire the typical old houses.

On the beaches of Cannes you can practice many water sports: skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving, etc.. A catamaran trip on the blue waters of the Mediterranean will leave you with unforgettable memories of your vacation in the Alpes-Maritimes.

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There are three main airports close to this region. The three airports where we recommend to arrive are Nimes Airport (FNI), Montpellier Airport (MPL) and Marseille Airport (MRS). Depending on your city of origin it will be more economical to arrive at one airport or another.

The region of French Provence has a wide range of accommodations ranging from hostels, budget hotels, apartments, charming cottages or luxury hotels. As you can see there is something for all tastes and budgets. The important thing is to know where to stay. On the one hand, you can stay alone in one of the larger cities or in a central point from where you will make all the escapades. Or you can book different accommodations depending on your route. We think that the second option is the most advisable and practical. In addition, this will allow you to stay both in the larger cities and to have the experience of staying in one of the magical villages of French Provence.

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The Côte d’Azur and Provence has some of the most paradisiacal beaches in France: Antibes, Cagnes-sur-mer, Villefranche-sur-mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.  The nature in the south of France is spectacular. For this reason there are numerous National Parks, Natural Parks and environmental reserves. The Verdon Natural Park, Les Cevennes, the Camargue, the Côte d’Azur, the magnificent Calanques, the Mercantour Park, the Alps…

Provence offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities: the most charming hotels, hotels of charm and history, boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts in small villages surrounded by lavender, on islands and in castles. Everything you can imagine exists in Provence. France will enchant you

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9. RoussillonOne of the most picturesque villages to visit in Provence is Roussillon, a village with just over 1000 inhabitants that is part of the Luberon Region where most of the most charming villages are located. It is very colorful (from yellow to orange and red) thanks to the ocher color that was used in the construction of its houses. At different times of the day the houses of the village look different depending on the light, in the surroundings of the village you can visit the area of the old mine where the ochre was extracted. This beautiful place called “Sentier des Ocres” (Ochre Trail) is a very easy trail that will not leave you indifferent. You will not expect to find these spectacular rock formations with very intense colors, book your charming hotel in Roussillon here.

12. L’Isle sur la SorgueMany call it the Venice of Provence, L’Isle sur la Sorgue (literally the island on the Sorgue River) is one of the most beautiful villages to see in the south of France. Its riverside cafes, the water mills still in function and the typical nego-chin boats that you can find along the river, contribute to the beauty of the place.book here the cheapest hotel in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

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