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You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.
Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.
Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region. Use our France trip planner to plan your trip to Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and other destinations in France.
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$38 BOOK WITH VIATOR Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Duration: 2 hours
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Monaco and Eze Small-Group Day Trip with Perfumery Visit from Nice Monaco and Eze Small-Group Day Trip with Perfumery Visit from Nice
Duration: 8 hours
$99 BOOK WITH VIATOR Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice Provence Countryside Small Group Day Trip with Grasse Perfumery Visit from Nice
Duration: 8 hours
$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice French Riviera Cannes to Monte-Carlo Discovery Small Group Day Trip from Nice
Duration: 9 hours
$65 BOOK WITH VIATOR Departure from Saint-Raphaël - The creeks of Estérel Departure from Saint-Raphaël - The creeks of Estérel
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
$31 BOOK WITH VIATOR ★ Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill ★ Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
$75 BOOK WITH VIATOR Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Duration: 3 hours
$74 BOOK WITH VIATOR Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze Half-day from Cannes small-Group and Shore Excursion Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Eze Half-day from Cannes small-Group and Shore Excursion
Duration: 5 hours
Places to visit in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
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