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Alpes-Maritimes

Squeezed between the sunburned plateau of the Var to the west and the soft mountains on the Italian side of the border to the east, the Alpes-Maritimes is primarily well-known for its coast, which is the most varied in southern France. There are cliffs, shingle stones, broad sandy beaches and enchanting bays, fashionable Riviera cities like Nice and Cannes, splendid marinas with their yachts, luxury hotels - and the fashionable life on the coast. But the Alpes-Maritimes is also something else, the hectic French Riviera has a peaceful – and at some places – completely deserted hinterland with fantastic natural scenery and idyllic medieval villages.

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To the north is the mighty national park, le Parc National du Mercantour, stretching all the way to the Italian border – the very limit of the Alpes-Maritimes. Well-known for its wild nature, le Mercantour is considered the most untouched corner in Europe. Even in the summer the climate can be tough. The weather is very changeable and can be different from valley to valley.

The tour possibilities are innumerable and so are the outdoor activities in this area: water sport, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, tennis and kiteing. With its many golf courses the Riviera is also an ideal holiday spot for golfers. Within half an hour’s drive from wherever on the coast you can find good golf courses, open most of the year. Skiing has become the big hit in the south of France and in less than two hours it is possible to reach the highest summits of the Alps from the palm-shaded coast.

The Alpes Maritimes has a sub-tropical climate with mild, sunny winters and hot, dry summers. On the Côte d’Azur you can expect 2,700 sun hours a year; the heat is usually quite bearable due to the fresh breeze from the Mediterranean. In the high season the temperatures rise to between 25°C and 30°C. It is hotter inland but then the humidity is lower. The temperature is normally around 13°C-15 °C in the winter, somewhat colder, though, inland. The rainy season falls in the autumn and spring. During these periods there can be a strong wind, the Tramontane, but it is far less frequent here than the Mistral further west.

Antibes

Antibes

Antibes was founded by the Greeks under the name Antipolis ”the town across from” which means across from another Greek town, Nikaia, - today’s Nice. Unfortunately there’s nothing remaining from that early period, apart from a few objects that can be found at the town museum. With the arrival of the Romans, a very important town was established...

Auribeau-sur-Siagne

Auribeau-sur-Siagne

Auribeau-sur-Siagne is a typical, medieval village with narrow streets and old stone houses. There is an abundance of flowers in all colours and their perfumes fill the air. Apart from a walk in the old town, it is recommended to go down to the river on the south west side of the village, but note that the climb up can be pretty tough. A nicely...

Biot

Biot

Biot is a very popular medieval village which actually dates back to 154 B.C. Biot is also an ancient “Knights of the Temple” domain and you still find old fortifications like Porte des Migraniers from 1566. Despite the fact that Biot is often overrun by tourists in the high season, it keeps its natural charm with its medieval gates, vaulted...

Cabris

Cabris

En contrebas se trouve la charmante vieille ville avec ses rues étroites et sinueuses et ses passages voûtés entre de hauts bâtiments médiévaux. La commune offre également un ancien hôtel de ville, une tour d'horloge et une belle chapelle, la Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Voici quelques petites boutiques, restaurants et cafés. Au fil des années...

Cagnes-sur-Mer

Cagnes-sur-Mer

The fortified Haut-de-Cagnes lies at the top of a small mountain. The town is broken up by steep, winding streets, stairways and lots of small, idyllic squares. Haut-de-Cagnes is most interesting because of the old Grimaldi castle from the 14th century. In the square in front of the palace there are several cafés and night clubs and it can be...

Cannes

Cannes

Cannes has, actually, only a few sights. Primarily there is, of course, the exceptionally well known La Croisette with its palm trees, expensive restaurants and designer shops, and the very famous hotel Carlton, which has been frequented by a far larger number of celebrities and royalties than any other hotel in Europe. Then, there is the...

Cannes la Bocca

Cannes la Bocca

Chaque été, la plage attire de nombreux touristes des hôtels et centres de vacances voisins. Tout au long du front de mer, on trouve de petits kiosques de plage et quelques restaurants où l'on peut prendre quelque chose à manger tout en profitant de la vue magnifique sur la mer Méditerranée et la baie de Cannes. Il y a également des parkings tout...

Cantaron

Cantaron

Cantaron is a very little town, and the old quarter is definitely worth a visit. There are several good hiking routes in the area. The best view of the valley is from the neighbouring village, Saut de Millo.

Carros

Carros

Carros is distinguished by being completely unspoilt by tourists and very well maintained. It has been named one of the area's most beautiful villages and it is certainly not without reason. Carros has managed to preserve its Provencal authenticity with its many flowery streets, steep, cobbled stairwells, shady squares, and old stone houses....

Eze

Eze

Eze is without any doubt one of the most picturesque spots on the Côte d’Azur, and for this reason you must be prepared not to be the only one climbing up to this fabulous mountain village. Crowds are the price to pay for this experience, if you are not in the fortunate position of being able to come out of season. At the summit of the village...

Gattières

Gattières

Gattières is an old village with charming medieval streets, small flowery squares and beautiful old fountains. There are old vaulted houses, full of charm and neatly restored facades and gates from the 18th century. One can also find local arts and crafts: silk painting, sculptures, joinery and wrought iron. Gattières is surrounded by a big...

Golfe-Juan

Golfe-Juan

The town is a little charming, and typically southern, French coast town with food shops as well as good and cheap restaurants – open all year round. In Golfe-Juan one can also find a quite new, big and very well frequented marina with lots of restaurants and cafés. There is a big open air theatre with plays and music - both classical and jazz...

Grasse

Grasse

Grasse does not give the feel of a pure tourist town. It is not the souvenir shops that dominate in Grasse. The old city, vielle ville, is big, old and utterly interesting. The streets still appear as in the Middle Ages – narrow passages and stairways, narrow, dark tunnels where the sun never breaks through. If you live in Grasse or near Grasse...

Juan-les-Pins

Juan-les-Pins

The beach in Juan-les-Pins is narrow but very pleasant. There are lots of shops, restaurants, nightclubs and a casino. The town is seething with excitement in the summer and especially at night time, mostly for young people. It is most lively around the casino, which dates from1908, Palais des Congrés, and the pine grove, Pinedès, which leads...

La Gaude

La Gaude

Château de Marquis de la Gaude, which earlier was a ruin, is now completely restored. This impressive building dominates the whole village but unfortunately it is not possible to get inside as the château is privately owned. Take a walk in the town’s narrow streets and you will discover its beautifully restored pretty facades. La Gaude is a very...

Le Rouret

Le Rouret

Le Rouret is surrounded by olive groves, pines and cypresses, a real Provencal village, which has retained part of its old stone houses. The village has a square, lined with plane trees, where there is also a church with a free standing bell tower, a fountain from 1851 and a fine little chapel, now transformed into a dancing hall. Le Rouret is a...

Menton

Menton

Menton has a great many beautifully restored old buildings. An example is the colourful buildings around Place Ardoino including the town hall, Hotel de Ville. The old city, Vieux Menton, has an attractive pedestrian area – full of boutiques and cafés and with a magnitude of small narrow alleys and coloured houses. I f you have had enough of...

Mougins

Mougins

This village surprises you with its charm, its beautiful well-restored houses and impressive gates, and its abundance of flowers everywhere – here lots of care has been given to every detail. Mougins has, actually, seduced numerous painters, artists and other celebrities including Picasso (who spend the last 15 years of his life here), Cocteau...

Nice

Nice

Nice has for centuries been a favourite holiday resort and the city has attracted kings and princes from all over the world, a fact, testified to by the city’s many luxury hotels. In the beginning of the 19th century ”an English colony” flourished, English aristocrats flocked to the coast and ”colonised”, so to speak, most of the coast. It was...

Peillon

Peillon

Peillon is a carfree village. The road up to Peillon ends at a square by the entrance of the village. Cars must be parked here. There are no shops in the village except for an art craft shop and a couple of hotels/restaurants at the entrance of the village. Here, in the charming quiet surroundings, you have extraordinary possibilities for...

Roquefort-les-Pins

Roquefort-les-Pins

Originally, Roquefort-les-Pins was a fort and thereafter a fief. Roquefort-les-Pins is not a real town, more a conglomeration of small villages separated by beautiful vegetation and pine forests. There are no real attractions in Roquefort-les-Pins, but the quality of life, on the contrary, is superb in this Mediterranean area which offers all...

St-Jeannet

St-Jeannet

Baou de St. Jeannet looks incredibly steep and unapproachable, but it is actually possible to climb it. From its top there are great views of the French and Italian Alps. The enormous cliff massif has attracted a great number of artists including Renoir, Poussins, Fragonard and Chagall. St-Jeannet lies on a natural terrace, from where there are...

St-Laurent-du-Var

St-Laurent-du-Var

St-Laurent-du-Var is a dynamic little coastal town, which primarily offers a huge variety of leisure activities including all sorts of water sports (also for people with handicaps), cultural and artistic events, musicals, and not forgetting walking tours on the beautiful promenade.

St-Paul-de-Vence

St-Paul-de-Vence

St-Paul-de-Vence is said to be France’s most visited tourist attraction after Mont St.-Michel. St-Paul-de-Vence is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages in the area. It is also one of the medieval villages, most intact. Everything is so well kept. Nothing falls into decay. It is overwhelming. St-Paul-de-Vence is enclosed by town...

Théoule-sur-Mer

Théoule-sur-Mer

Théoule-sur-Mer has several attractions. There is, for instance, a former soap factory which is now transformed into a castle and an entire quarter of bowl-shaped luxury villas, designed by the Hungarian architect Antti Lovag. These villas consist of a system of mutually combined bowls with cylindrical corridors, oval door openings, doors of...

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Tourrettes-sur-Loup

On l’appelle "Cité des Violettes" car ici on cultive cette petite fleur depuis presque un siècle. C’est aujourd’hui encore une des principales activités du village. Chaque année en mois de mars une fête est organisée en son honneur avec corsos fleuris et batailles de fleurs. Tourrettes-sur-Loup est un village médiéval fortifié. Il se découvre en...

Valbonne

Valbonne

The old part of the town has retained its medieval character, but is also very lively. In contrast to most of the other villages in the hinterland of the coast, the streets are laid in symmetrical rectangles, according to Roman traditions and plans drawn by the monks of the Lérins islands. Valbonne is enclosed by fortified houses. There are four...

Vence

Vence

Vence is a picturesque old cathedral town, set on a hilltop at 400 metres altitude. It is well protected to the north by 1000 meter high mountains. Five gates lead into Vence’s medieval quarter. The oldest and most impressive is Porte de Peyra, from the 14th century. Having passed through this you will arrive at Place du Peyra, the town’s most...

Villefranche-sur-Mer

Villefranche-sur-Mer

En plus de servir de base à la flotte méditerranéenne française, la baie profonde de Villefranche en fait une destination prisée des navires de croisière. Les grands paquebots de croisière jettent l'ancre ici pendant 24 heures et transportent leurs passagers en bus à Nice, Cannes ou Monaco. Beaucoup des passagers de croisière décident de passer...

Villeneuve-Loubet

Villeneuve-Loubet

Villeneuve-Loubet is especially well-known for being the chef Auguste Escoffier’s (1847-1936) native town. Auguste Escoffier was chef at the Grand Hotel in Monte Carlo and at the Savoy in London, and it was he who created the Bombe Néro and the Pêche Melba. He has his own museum in Villeneuve-Loubet with exhibits of 5000 menu cards from big...

Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Additionally, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a fantastic starting point for walking and hiking tours into the Esterel Mountains, Gorges du Verdon and, of course, to the southern Alps. Mandelieu-la-Napoule has one of France’s oldest golf courses, Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course, a very interesting golf course with a nice and original club house - and also...

Monaco

Monaco

Avec une superficie de 2 km2, Monaco est le deuxième plus petit pays du monde (après le Vatican). Monaco est appelé le Manhattan de la Méditerranée à cause de ses gratte-ciels et de ses villas de luxe. Monaco est une monarchie constitutionnelle et la famille Grimaldi, avec le Prince souverain Albert II comme chef de l’état, règne depuis 1297....

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An incredibly exciting town full of atmosphere and situated in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône....

An incredibly exciting town full of atmosphere and situated in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. The old quarter lies in the heart of Arles and has numerous Roman remains. The greatest sight is Les Arènes, a Roman amphitheatre from the 1st century A.D. There is also a Roman theatre from the 1st century B.C., Théâtre Antique, which is often used as a centre for the town’s many cultural arrangements, and Roman baths from the 4th century and a cathedral from the 12th century with its cloister-garth.

Aubagne lies in the hinterland from the coast, east of Marseille. The town is famous for being the...

Aubagne lies in the hinterland from the coast, east of Marseille. The town is famous for being the birth place of the Provencal author Marcel Pagnol. The Pagnol-society has dedicated a 3 hours walk into the hilly landscapes around the town to Pagnol so you can visit the universe, described in his books and the places where the films were made.

The medieval city, Avignon, is the main city of the department of Vaucluse. The inner part of town...

The medieval city, Avignon, is the main city of the department of Vaucluse. The inner part of town is still encircled by its 5 km long fortification walls with its 39 towers and 7 gates. Avignon has a great many attractions. The greatest sight is without any doubt the majestic Palace of the Popes: www.palais-des-papes.com; www.mairie-avignon.fr/en/musees/palaisen.php, which overlooks the Rhône river. Because of unrest and anarchy the Popes preferred Avignon to Rome for almost one hundred years (1309-77). Another of Avignon’s famous sights is Pont St-Benezet, immortalized in the children’s’ song Sur le Pont d’Avignon.

A very popular, medieval village in the department of Alpes Maritimes, best known for its...

A very popular, medieval village in the department of Alpes Maritimes, best known for its glassware. Here one can also find a very interesting Fernand Léger-museum.

Cagnes-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Antibes, first of all offers a magnificent, fortified...

Cagnes-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Antibes, first of all offers a magnificent, fortified old quarter, Haut-de-Cagnes, perched high up on top of a small rock. The town is intersected by steep, winding streets and stairways and a multitude of small, idyllic squares. At the top of the town you will find the ancient Grimaldi castle from the 14th century.

The most fashionable town on the French Riviera with its long elegant promenade La Croisette and...

The most fashionable town on the French Riviera with its long elegant promenade La Croisette and the luxurious Hotel Carlton. Lying across from Cannes is Iles de Lérins, two charming flower filled little islands, Ste-Marguerite and St-Honoret. Ste-Marguerite, the island closest to the mainland is almost covered in pine forest. It is particularly renowned because of ”the man with the iron mask” who was imprisoned here and whose identity is still unknown. At St-Honoret there is a beautiful old monastery, dating from the 11th century. In earlier times, St-Honoret was a religious centre for southern Europe and the monastery owned most of the land along the Mediterranean including Cannes. The island is still inhabited by monks. A museum and a church can be visited by the public.

Cassis is a charming fishing port, situated between two large protected nature reserves: Cap...

Cassis is a charming fishing port, situated between two large protected nature reserves: Cap Canaille, Europe’s biggest cliff (going directly into the sea) with its 416 metres and les Calanques, the protected rocky coast from Cassis to Marseille. There are twelve narrow deep inlets with crystal clear water. At the bottom of these inlets there are nice little beaches. From the harbour there are tour boats several times a day. Les Calanques is an absolute must. It is strongly recommended to take the Route des Crètes, which winds up and down, ending in la Ciotat. One fantastic view after the other – just fabulous.

Cavaillon is France’s biggest vegetable garden, primarily well known for its good melons. The...

Cavaillon is France’s biggest vegetable garden, primarily well known for its good melons. The local market competes with the market in Apt for holding the position of the biggest market in Vaucluse. The old quarter in Cavaillon has winding streets, small squares full of flowers, well-restored houses, one of Europe’s most beautiful synagogues from the 18th century, a Jewish museum, a cathedral from the 12th century with its monastery and a Roman triumph arch from the 1st century A.D.

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a...

Has almost grown together with the neighbouring town St-Raphaël. In Fréjus one can find a characteristic French promenade with nice, little cafés and a multitude of restaurants, bars and discos, seething with life every night. The marina is the normal meeting point in the evenings, and here there is a really good atmosphere. In Fréjus there are quite a few Roman monuments, among other things a small arena which is still used for concerts and bullfights. One can also find a big amusement park with a Marineland.

Golfe Juan, situated between Cannes and Antibes, offers one of the very best beaches on the French...

Golfe Juan, situated between Cannes and Antibes, offers one of the very best beaches on the French Riviera, an impressive marina, restaurants, cafés and boutiques. It was also here Napoleon landed in 1815, when escaping from Elba. In Golfe Juan there is a 5 hectares public park, Exflora Park, showing different Mediterranean gardens exactly as they were in Roman Times and in the sumptuous 19th century.

Gourdon has a beautiful location, perched as an eagle’s nest on top of a mountain. An old medieval...

Gourdon has a beautiful location, perched as an eagle’s nest on top of a mountain. An old medieval village with wide views, fine restaurants and boutiques.

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is...

Situated between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Var. The breathtaking canyon, Gorges du Verdon, is one of Europe’s greatest nature wonders - an outstanding nature experience that one must experience. At the Verdon river, which is cutting 700 metres down into the cliff, one can go hiking, climbing, canoeing and rafting.

The French centre for perfumes, producing perfume extracts and essences. Grasse is beautifully...

The French centre for perfumes, producing perfume extracts and essences. Grasse is beautifully situated at 333 metres altitude, in the hinterland of Cannes. The old city is very exciting with a labyrinth of streets and narrow passages. Here, there is a multitude of small, interesting boutiques.

Istres is beautifully situated on the big lake, Etang de Berre, between Marseille and la Camarque....

Istres is beautifully situated on the big lake, Etang de Berre, between Marseille and la Camarque. The old quarter, in the middle of the town, has a charm typical of Provence with narrow, winding streets, old stone houses and shady squares. One can also find several pleasant parks and flowery boulevards. From the tower of the church, Notre Dame de Beauvoir, there are magnificent panoramic views of the town and its surroundings.

La Camarque lies just south of Arles, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and still; you have...

La Camarque lies just south of Arles, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and still; you have the impression of being in another world. La Camarque differs completely from all the other regions in Provence. It is one of Europe’s biggest wetlands, covering a surface of 140.000 hectares, and one of the biggest bird sanctuaries in France. La Camargue is an exciting “world” with real cowboys, half-wild horses, black bulls, flamingos and big salt and rice fields.

La Ciotat lies beautifully in a bay, by an isthmus. Like Cassis la Ciotat also has some calanques...

La Ciotat lies beautifully in a bay, by an isthmus. Like Cassis la Ciotat also has some calanques, but they are far from being of the same interest as in Cassis. The old town with its many monuments testify to its rich historic past. It was here the Lumière brothers with their invention of the cinematograph in 1899 laid the ground for today’s film cameras. In La Ciotat one can also find the world’s very first cinema from 1895.

Le Cannet is perched high up above Cannes, and enjoys, for this reason, a fantastic panorama of...

Le Cannet is perched high up above Cannes, and enjoys, for this reason, a fantastic panorama of the bay of Cannes and the island group, Îles de Lérins. Le Cannet is especially well known for its artists’ quarter which is dominated by art craft workshops and galleries. It is an extremely nice and picturesque old town with skilfully restored houses, narrow, steep streets with numerous small, homely restaurants and cafés.

Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a beach resort between Cannes and Fréjus. It has good beaches, a nice...

Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a beach resort between Cannes and Fréjus. It has good beaches, a nice marina, lots of restaurants and cafés and a huge variety of water sports.

Manosque is a busy industrial town which houses the national French nuclear research centre...

Manosque is a busy industrial town which houses the national French nuclear research centre, Cadarache. For this reason lots of scientists and their families have settled in the town, giving it a dynamic and modern touch. Luckily, it has not destroyed the town’s medieval character. Two gates from the 12th century lead into the very interesting old town (pedestrian area). The old town has narrow, covered streets, small pleasant squares, and old stone houses as well as a beautiful old church with its usual Provencal wrought iron campanile. It is in this town the important Provencal author Jean Giono lived all his life while writing his books about the laborious life in Haute Provence. In Centre Jean Giono his life story is told.

Marseille is France’s third largest and oldest city and today the country’s most important port....

Marseille is France’s third largest and oldest city and today the country’s most important port. Despite what many people think, Marseille is a most fascinating town. The old port, Vieux port, is an exciting sight with lots of life and numerous restaurants. Here you can eat Marseille’s world famous fish soup, la Bouillabaisse, which is served with all its fish and variety of prawns.

The Principality of Monaco (pop.: 31,842) is a sovereign state lying out to the Mediterranean and...

The Principality of Monaco (pop.: 31,842) is a sovereign state lying out to the Mediterranean and surrounded by the French Alpes Maritimes department. Its geographical extent of 2 km² makes Monaco the world’s smallest country. Monaco is nicknamed The Mediterranean Manhattan as it is packed with sky scrapers and sumptuous villas. It is a constitutional monarchy and Prince Albert’s family, the Grimaldies, have reigned in Monaco since 1297. Monaco consists of three towns: The old town, Monaco-Ville, with the Royal Palace on top of a cliff, Monte-Carlo with its very famous Casino and the residential area la Condamine, with its big marina.

The Lubéron Mountains consist of two massifs, Grand et Petit Lubéron, separated by a narrow canyon...

The Lubéron Mountains consist of two massifs, Grand et Petit Lubéron, separated by a narrow canyon Combe de Lourmarin. The whole area was laid out as National Park in 1977. It covers 120.000 hectares and stretches from Cavaillon in the west to Manosque in the east and from Gordes in the north to Pertuis in the south. It is a fantastic region with unspoiled nature, perfect for hiking or bicycle tours.

A fantastic, medieval mountain village beautifully situated. Here one can also find one of the...

A fantastic, medieval mountain village beautifully situated. Here one can also find one of the most famous restaurants in France, Moulin de Mougins.

The main city in the department of Alpes Maritimes, France’s fifth biggest city and the most...

The main city in the department of Alpes Maritimes, France’s fifth biggest city and the most important city on the Riviera. Famous for its beautiful location by the Baie des Anges, surrounded by mountains, Nice first of all offers a very interesting old city, the magnificent promenade, Promenade des Anglais, the museum of modern art and Chagall and Matisse museums.

The town first of all offers an enormous basilica which is reputed to hold the relics of Mary...

The town first of all offers an enormous basilica which is reputed to hold the relics of Mary Magdalene. According to the legend, Mary and her followers were wrecked and brought safely ashore at the coast off La Camargue. Built between 1296 and 1532, this big basilica is considered one of the most impressive examples of Gothic architecture in Provence. A little south of the town one can find the grotto, where Mary Magdalene is meant to have spent 30 years of her life until she died in St-Maximin. It takes a good walk through a thick forest to reach the grotto. The old town and the medieval Jewish quarter offer leisurely strolling, discovering the old houses with facades from the 13th century and the ancient fortifications from the 14th century.

The artists’ town, St-Paul-de-Vence, is one of the prettiest and most picturesque villages in the...

The artists’ town, St-Paul-de-Vence, is one of the prettiest and most picturesque villages in the region. Here one can find Auberge Colombe d’Or, one of southern France’s most famous restaurants.

This town has almost grown together with the neighbouring town, Fréjus. Since the middle of the...

This town has almost grown together with the neighbouring town, Fréjus. Since the middle of the 19th century St-Raphaël has been a popular holiday resort with nice, sandy beaches, marina and good shopping facilities. It was at this place Napoleon landed on his way back from Egypt in 1799, and so did the French- American troupes in 1944. One of the greatest sights in the town is a Templar’s church, dating back to the 12th century.

This town is one of the biggest pearls in Bouches-du-Rhône. St-Rémy-de-Provence is very well known...

This town is one of the biggest pearls in Bouches-du-Rhône. St-Rémy-de-Provence is very well known because of its very rich cultural and historic past. Here, one can find the remains from the Gallo-Roman city Comptoir de Glanum, founded in the 3rd century B.C. and later ruled by the Romans under Julius Cesar. There are still excavations going on. Les Antiques, at the outskirts of the town, has two unique Roman monuments, an arch from the 1st century B.C., and a very well-preserved mausoleum.

Originally St-Tropez was a small, humble, fishing village, until Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Sagan...

Originally St-Tropez was a small, humble, fishing village, until Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Sagan and other celebrities discovered the town in the 1950’s and pulled in the whole jet set. In high season (August), around 80,000 tourists arrive at this extraordinary holiday resort. Despite this “big circus” in the summer, the town is definitely worth a visit.

A most charming medieval village, situated between Cannes and Nice, only 14 km from the coast. It...

A most charming medieval village, situated between Cannes and Nice, only 14 km from the coast. It is renowned for its culture of violets. Tourrettes-sur-Loup is very much worth a visit.