Map south of france
Are you planning a trip to the South of France? It is an ideal area for a driving tour in France! We have made several routes by car in this area and it is full of beautiful places to see. Castles, important cities, charming villages and beautiful landscapes is what we find here! In this article we propose an example of a 5-day route through the south of France, we hope it will inspire you!
In case you have time to spare, you can also visit some of the places to see in the Costa Bermeja. Especially if you do this route in good time, you can enjoy its beaches and seabed, or simply do one of the available walking trails.
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Best cities in southern france
Do you feel like enjoying a getaway in France? If so, you don’t have to go far. The south of France has some really spectacular places; places you can travel to in your own vehicle. Some of them are well known – but not to be avoided – and others you may be discovering for the first time. For inspiration, we have selected nine proposals. You’ll be sure to keep some of them!
The perfume and the impressive color of its lavender fields, which stretch to infinity, have placed the Valensole plateau in a place of honor on the lavender routes of Provence. Flowering begins in mid-June, so now is an excellent time for a getaway in the heart of nature.
In addition to getting lost among fields of purple and blue tones, you can stroll through the old town of Valensole, a delightful little Provençal village, and move to its surroundings, where it is possible to visit farms, producers and artisans who use lavender, wheat, honey and olive oil to make their products.
How to travel in southern france
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Early departure from Paris. We travel towards the Pyrenees. We cross beautiful regions of central France. LOURDES, arrival in the late afternoon. You can attend the candlelight procession (until the end of October) and visit the places of worship. We include dinner at your hotel for all our travelers.
We continue through the Valencian Community. ALICANTE. Time to stroll around this active and very pleasant maritime city. After lunch we continue to the region of MURCIA where we will visit CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the five holy cities, its church keeps a relic of the cross of Christ. After that we continue along an attractive scenic road to ANDALUSIA. Arrival at the end of the day in GRANADA, dinner included.
This town, just an hour from the border, was one of the main colonies of Roman Gaul. It tends to go unnoticed in most trips to the South of France. However, it keeps some pearls of its historical heritage, worthy of being visited. It is also a stop on the high-speed train. It highlights its cathedral of St. Justus and Shepherd, a remarkable Gothic temple whose vaults rise to more than 40 meters high. It is advisable to arrive before six in the evening to be able to visit its interior. The central town hall square (Hotel de la Ville) and the surrounding streets are a good place to stroll and enjoy the old town.
But the corner of the city that I like the most is the Robine canal that joins the Aude river with the Mediterranean at the height of Narbonne. In the 17th century, this canal was opened to ensure that boats had access to the sea. Today it is possible to rent boats to make the 32 kilometers of journey, that if, saving the thirteen locks that are from the city to reach the sea.