We’re counting down our picks for the top ten destinations in the South of France. Are you a fan of our posts? Be sure to comment to travel and Ring the bell to be notified about our latest posts. For this list, we’re looking at the most interesting, culturally rich and stunning destinations in the South of France.
The fact that this beautiful city only comes in 10th place is a real testament to just how amazing this area of France really is. In many countries, a city as charming as Exxon Provence would be the top destination, a vibrant and welcoming place, this city of just under 150,000 people is known for its open air markets. The historic Old Town and an overall leisurely pace of life. In terms of attractions, some of the city’s most notable. Sites include the Cathedral of the Holy Savior and the Atelier des is on day or night. However, walking the core mirabo is always a pleasure. The impressive thoroughfare follows the old city wall and is lined with beautiful trees, fountains, and some of the city’s nicest buildings. With so many cafes and restaurants to visit along the remarkable avenue, it’s really the whole package.
Young might we interest you in a bridge to nowhere? Well, that might sound like a strange pitch. We promise you that avignone is anything but a dead end. Ave and is one of the best destinations for history buffs in all of France, let alone the South. And while there’s a lot of historic sites to cover the pond sound, benazzi is perhaps the most compelling and iconic is often simply referred to as Avignon Bridge, though it once spanned the Rhone river, the wooden half of the Villeneuve Les Avenue inside was abandoned long ago, leaving us with this striking sight of the half. Bridge we visit today has briefly served as the home of the Catholic Pope, Avignone is blessed with an abundance of religious attractions including the Polada Pop. While in the area be sure to also check out their similar historic town of Al.
Number 8 Montpellier.
The South of France is best known for its small towns and seaside resorts, but sometimes you still want that modern city energy. Thankfully with Montpellier you get the best of both worlds. The capital of Arrow and among the biggest cities in. Occitania Montpellier stands out with its youthful energy and progressive values because of the largest student population that translates to a plethora of trendy cafes, unique restaurants and a solid nightlife scene. And yet, unlike so many university towns, Montpellier hasn’t lost any of its charm. Like who sang the city’s Old Town, is a delightful collection of winding streets and historic squares. If you’re spending a decent amount of time in Montpellier, you may want to consider making it. A day trip to Plage des Respa. Get just 45 minutes outside of the city, this pristine beach really completes the experience.
Sometimes all you want to do is relax by the beach, cost be damned, the seaside resort town of Biarritz might be on the pricey side but it still feels like a bargain considering the entire place looks like a million bucks. Setting it apart from other resorts in the area, Biarritz combines its sandy beaches and breathtaking ocean views with opulent architecture worthy of Paris. Once a sleepy fishing village centuries ago, the natural beauty of the area coupled with the weather. Made it a destination for the French ruling class in the 1800s. Today anyone with a big enough budget can enjoy the royal treatment at various high end establishments. The dining here is also top notch and yet for all of its glitz and glam, Biarritz also doubles as a destination for surface looking to catch a wave in Biarritz. They really don’t seem to believe in the concept of too much of a good thing.
Often overlooked for bigger, more high profile destinations. In southern France, Albie is a real gift to travelers in the no homes with a population of under 50,000 people and covering just over 17 square miles. It’s deceptively rich in history and culture considering its modest size, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city is absolutely stunning, both when approached from afar and by foot. As you explore its narrow streets, the city is crowned with the beautiful cathedral St Cecile, which is the largest brick cathedral. Of its kind, completing the picture is the river Tam and the bridges connecting the city that cross it. While there, you’ll also want to check out the lost lot wreck Museum in their parlayed ellabell be which celebrates the work of one of Albies proudest sons and greatest artists. The city makes for a great day trip all weekend.
Number 5 Saint-Tropez
A destination synonymous with relaxation and luxury, Sentra pay certainly lives up to its reputation of crystal clear waters. Sandy beaches world renowned restaurants. You’re likely to even spot a few celebrities during your time here, but therein lies the problem. Sandra Pay, when taken at face value, is a contender for the top spot on our list, but his popularity in high profile makes it so that you likely need to splurge in order to do it right. That being said, if you’ve got the budget, this iconic seaside town will not disappoint. The Old Town Center is a charming slice of local history, while the waterfront. Viewport is just all kinds of atmospheric. It’s also a nice nod to the town’s humble roots as a fishing village. While central pay is best known as a beach destination, it also has a wealth of cultural attractions like the Museum, DeLand, Nancy Ad and the museum d’histoire maritime.
Sharing its name with the popular French board game. Carcassonne is a medieval walled city in the region of Occitanie. Now walled cities are relatively common throughout Western Europe. With many of them having become World Heritage, all towns over the years. But even in a crowded category, Carcassonne stands out from the rest. The world portion of the city sits atop a small hill with the Greenbelt separating it from the largest settlement. The city as a whole feels like one big living museum, but there are a few key attractions that further elevators profile these include this stunning cathedral, St Lazar and Chateau ComTal, the town’s medieval fortress more than Carcassonne. Is beautiful any time of day. There’s something extra magical about seeing it illuminated at night. Maybe visit during the offseason though, as it does get crowded in summer.
Number three pork roll when you think of a trip to France. Chances are that an island getaway isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Take a trip to Ildir poker oil, however, and you’ll be singing a very different tune. The largest of the three Ildir Walker roles has somehow managed to become one of the hottest destinations in the south. France, without being tarnished in the process. This is in no small part thanks to the fact that much of the island’s beautiful natural spaces are protected as the Parc Nationale de Paul Cross. With a variety of trails for cycling and hiking beaches and crystal clear water, plus a great selection of fresh seafood, this is a quintessential beach getaway. You’d be forgiven for mistaking it for the Caribbean as you venture inland. The island’s appeal only expands with vineyards and olive Groves. Adding to the enchanting nature of this unique destination.
Number, two nice among the most popular destinations in the coastal region of cold, does your niece is a true gem. Palm trees sway gently in the breeze, beautiful gardens abound and the sunsets well, you really need to see them in person to believe them. The 7th largest city in the country, Nice has plenty going on in terms of modern culture and nightlife. It’s a major foodie destination, from street food to the numerous tiny. Bistros that dot the city. There’s an endless variety of flavors to discover. Just watch out for the tourist traps and nieces sure to deliver some of the best bites you’ll ever have while traveling. There’s also a long and rich history of the arts. Ultimately, however, the climate remains the starring attraction. That and the stunning blue ocean.
Number one Marseille
Marseille is, neither must say, has long been considered. A must visit for anyone traveling to the South of France. But while we’re quick to call over tourism on popular destinations, it must live up to the hype. Sure, it can get busy in peak season, but even then you’re all but guaranteed to have a great time. This is the greatest hits of the South of France, all wrapped into one stunning package. The third largest city in the country, must say, delivers a diverse multicultural experience for all of its beauty. It also feels very lived in and vibrant. Yes, it’s a tourist destination, but it’s also home to over one and a half million people, and they provide this city with a whole lot of character. Not to mention shops, restaurants and bars. Since being crowned a capital of culture in the early 2010’s, Marseille has really come into its own.