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La Côte d'Azur, la Provence, les Alpes

Between the bucolic villages and lavender fields of Provence, the mountains and hikes of the Alps or the creeks and beaches of the Côte d'Azur, this region offers a diversity of landscapes and activities!
So how do you get there?
By train :
The train connects Paris to several cities in the region :

The French Riviera, Provence, The Alps

Between the bucolic villages and lavender fields of Provence, the mountains and hikes of the Alps or the creeks and beaches of the Côte d'Azur, this region offers a diversity of landscapes and activities!

So how do you get there?

By train :

The train connects Paris to several cities in the region :

→ Avignon : 2 h 40

→ Aix-en-Provence : 3 h 00

→ Marseille : 3 h 10

→ Nice : 5 h 35

Three international airports :

→ Nice Côte d’Azur

→ Marseille Provence

→ Toulon-Hyères

Now let's explore the region !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marseille

The oldest city in France, named European Capital of Culture in 2013.
 

 

 

 

Homemade Marseille bouillabaisse

 

 

Nice, classified as a Riviera Winter Resort Town by UNESCO in 2021.

Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, visit the museums dedicated to great artists like Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall!

The colors and flavors of the city can be found in greengrocers and in the flower markets in the heart of the old town.

Olive oil is the essential ingredient for seasoning all Nice dishes.

 

 

 

Avignon

The City of the Popes takes visitors on a discovery of an extraordinary historical heritage listed by UNESCO: the Palace of the Popes, the ramparts and the Saint-Bénezet bridge.

 

 

 

 

Cannes

It is impossible not to associate Cannes with its International Film Festival and the Croisette where stars from all over the world come every year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some small villages that have inspired the greatest artists

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

This is where Vincent Van Gogh painted his famous canvas "The Starry Night".

 

 

Saint-Paul-de-Vence

The artistic tradition of one of the most beautiful villages in France.

 

 

 

In the footsteps of Picasso...

Go to the Picasso Museum in Antibes or the Pablo Picasso National Museum in Vallauris

 

 

Sanary-sur-mer

Between Marseille and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez,

Treat yourself to a typical Provencal getaway on the fishing port or in the alleys of the village!

 

Sanary illuminated fishing port at Chrismas

 

Facing the Mediterranean Sea

Creeks

From Marseille to Cassis, the Calanques National Park offers sumptuous landscapes for all nature lovers : a boat trip or a sea kayaking trip ?

 

 

 

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez

The fishing village has become a mythical port which receives every summer the entire international jet set.

The gulf extends to Ramatuelle and Sainte-Maxime for all travelers looking for a little less worldliness.

 

         

 

The Camargue

Delicate balance between the salt water of the Mediterranean Sea and the fresh water of the Rhône, the Camargue ecosystem offers natural landscapes of great beauty, combining marshes, lagoons and rice fields.

You can stroll there on foot, by bike or on horseback to observe a unique fauna and flora including the elegant pink flamingos.

 

 

The Roman Theater of Orange (UNESCO) is impressive thanks its huge stage wall, which is 103 meters long and 37 meters high.

 

 

Arles Arena

They are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Grasse, world capital of perfume

The mild climate of Provence allows plants to grow there in all seasons: violet and mimosa in winter, jasmine and rose in spring, lavender in summer. So many plants essential to the creation of the best perfumes.

 

 

The Alps

In the heart of the 'Mediterranean Alps'

Located at an altitude of more than 2,296 feet (700 m) between the mountains and the Mediterranean coast, Sainte-Agnès, the highest coastal village in Europe, well symbolizes the villages of the 'Mediterranean Alps'. This cross-border sector which brings together more than 80 municipalities spread over more than 200,000 hectares between the Mercantour National Park, the Italian Alpi Marittime park and the marine domain of the Principality of Monaco is a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage listing for the exceptional character of its geology.

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