"Sea, Sun, Markets, Perched Villages..." Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur by King_Golo
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Travel Guide: 6,767 reviews and 17,378 photos
The southern part of France is a true dream destination: You've got the incredibly blue sea which stretches out endless in front of a dramatic mountain panorama; you've got 300 sunny days per year and a very mild climate; you've got picturesque markets where you can get everything from fresh fruit to spicy sausages; and you've got well-fortified hill-top villages 10km away from the beach, but located in a completely different world.
Provence-Côte d'Azur is one of the most beautiful regions of France - and one of the most often visited. But it is, fortunately, not too much of a problem to avoid hordes of tourists. Very many places are still as laid-back as ever and only see a dozen tourists or so per day.
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in this area and discovered very many beautiful places. These pages will make you get to know some of the gems of Provence-Côte d'Azur.
- Pros:very beautiful landscape and towns
- Cons:very touristy in summer
Oppède-les-Vieux is a very interesting hilltop village in the Provence: It was abandoned by its inhabitants because life... more travel advice
Cucuron is located on the south side of the Luberon amidst vineyards and fields. It's a very good starting point for a... more travel advice
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