Discover the most wonderful places in the south of France from Provence to Cotes du Rhone.
Explore the sun-drenched region of Provence as well as Nice and Lyon. Highlights include visits to the monumental Palais des Papes in Avignon, exquisite Aix-en-Provence, beautiful Saint-Remy, always lovely Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the fragrant Luberon Valley, plus wine and chocolate tasting in the Rhone Valley.
Cote d’Azur and Provence
Factor in a visit to Monaco and the exquisite medieval village of Éze which clings to the rock 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean.
Visit Nice, Antibes and Cannes and stop off in the lovely village of Biot, well known for its glass blowing artisans.
Staying in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Aix-en-Provence one of the most loved parts of Provence will win your heart for sure. The city of 1000 fountains just oozes charm, once seen, never forgotten.
Fontaine de Vaucluse and the famous Abbey de Senanque, where the monks cultivate lavender in a picture-perfect location are must sees. Roussillon and its ochre coloured houses, Oppède-le-Vieux and Lacoste will intoxicate you.
Roman ruins and wine
You can’t go to Provence and not try the exquisite Cote du Rhone wines of Gigondas, Rasteau, and Vaqueyras – enjoy a tasting in the vineyard for a really special experience.
The Roman theatre in Orange is incredibly preserved, Louis XIV said of it when he visited that it was the most beautiful wall in his kingdom. Lunch at the ruined castle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the fabulous market at Uzes, Pont du Gard, another preserved Roman legacy and the Palais des Papes in Avignon.
And… it doesn’t end there.
Lovely Les Baux-de-Provence and the fascinating Carrieres de Lumieres, an underground art venue that’s truly extraordinary awaits as well as awesome Arles. You really are in the footsteps of the great artists who have captured Provence on canvas from Van Gogh to Cezanne and Picasso.
Visit the famous Valhrona chocolate factory for a tasting you won’t forget in a hurry, the scent of chocolate is simply amazing.
We hope you enjoy these ideas for your south of France tour!