With its richly diverse scenery and the many iconic landscapes that sit within this region’s boundaries, it’s easy to see why Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azure is such a popular destination for the masses, as well as the many draws it presents for the glitterati who flock to its fashionable shores year after year.
Perfectly placed between the mountains and the Mediterranean coast, stretching over to the borders of Italy, here you can discover crystal-blue shore-lines, blankets of lavender fields and snow-topped mountains…
Most famously known for its attractive Mediterranean beach resorts such as Nice, Cannes and St Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azure (link to blog) offers much beyond the miles of sun-drenched beaches so largely associated with this desirable destination.
Ripe for exploration are the lesser known coastal towns such as Menton and the much-maligned, port city, Marseilles; a gorgeous melting pot of history and culture with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Extending up through the Southern Alps and Camargue plains, the coastline gives way to snow-capped mountains, vineyards, olive groves, and lavender fields, spectacular scenery that’s been inspiring celebrated artists, such as Picasso and Rénoir, for centuries.