In the heart of southern France, Provence-Alpes-French Riviera (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) is a true gem where the majestic Alps meet the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. It is a cradle of extraordinary diversity of landscapes, which includes the departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, and Vaucluse.
Here, life is animated all year round, captivating dreamers and adventurers, lovers of the mountains and aficionados of the golden beaches of the Côte d'Azur. It is a magical place where winter invites you to ski on the snow-capped peaks, while summer promises days of strolling under the azure sun, and even into autumn.
This prized region embodies the perfect harmony between cultural richness, historical heritage, and the Mediterranean lifestyle. You can immerse yourself in the thousand facets of the Mediterranean at the MUCEM in Marseille, discover the vestiges of the coastal forts near Antibes, contemplate the majesty of the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, delight in the delicious local cuisine in Cannes or Nice, or dive into the enchantment of the pretty Principality of Monaco. It is inevitable to taste the calissons and wander the streets of Aix-en-Provence, as it is to soak up an artistic history in the pretty town of Arles.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find endless opportunities here, whether it is to explore the sublime Calanques, challenge the gorges of the Verdon, or go on an adventure in the vast expanses of the Camargue, meeting fascinating wildlife. And, to top it all off, it is even possible to take a trip to Italy, as the region shares its borders with the country to the east.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is the perfect setting to compose a journey with many facets, an experience that will awaken the senses and leave memories forever etched in the hearts of travelers in love with beauty and adventure.