Mesmerising natural beauty, tantalising tastes, exciting experiences and much more await if you choose to visit the South of France this year. People often see this region as a place to relax and unwind. It’s true, this a wonderful part of the world where your stress can simply melt away. You can rent a villa and in the morning take a dip in your private pool. Once you have enjoyed a wonderful swim, you can then cycle to the nearest village to pick up some great treats for breakfast. You’ll find a local butcher and baker ready to sell you everything you need and if you like, you can live on cheese, bread and wine.
Through the day, you can journey across great rolling hills that look like they were ripped straight from an oil painting. You can explore the vineyards, go wine tasting and come back in the evening as you watch the sun fall from the sky. If this sounds like your idea of heaven, then the South of France is certainly the right place for your next travel adventure. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that this is the only option when you head to this area of the world.
There’s so much more to see and do that there really is something for everyone. So, start planning your trip now and consider including these incredible experiences in your travel plans.
Hike Up The Calanques de Cassis
You’ll find this beautiful location by the coast and it is made up of stunning limestone coves that stretch as far as the eye can see. People often describe this hike as something from a dream. The environment is so picturesque that it doesn’t feel quite real. It’s beyond what you imagined and yes it does take some willpower and strength to complete the climb but it will certainly be worth the effort. This is now a world heritage site and it’s true to say that there is nowhere else quite like it anywhere in the world.
Take A Trip Across The French Riviera
Alternatively, you can head out onto the water and using the best yacht charter South of France tourists absolutely adore. The Riviera is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. By renting a yacht, you can lavish in luxury as you explore this majestic location and indulge in some incredible activities. You can try diving or even take out a couple of jet skis. All this and more is possible making it both a beautiful and thrilling trip to take.
Try The Best Food And Drink
Are you visiting Provence? If so, then we certainly recommend that you try as much of the food and drink here as you possibly can. There is Mediterranean food here that is absolutely delightful and is blended with food inspired by the sea. Then, of course, there’s the wine that is sure to delight your taste buds. After all, Provence is well known for being the source of the best rose that the world can offer.
You will also be able to sample plenty of fish based plates and olive-based meals that you could possibly want. There are sweet treats to discover here too and we definitely recommend that you get your fair share of the ice cream on offer here too. It’s sure to go down an absolute treat.
If you are keen to take a deeper dive into this area of the country, then you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of historical locations that you can explore. You may be interested in seeing Roman ruins and for that, you need to explore Arles. The ancient city dates back to the Gallo-Roman period or maybe even before this. Inside the city, you’ll discover Roman ruins that are incredibly well preserved including an arena. There are countless museums to explore here as well that are sure to capture the interest of anyone who is fascinated about the history of this beautiful location.
Alternatively, you could visit La Ciotat. This is another great place to explore if you are fascinated by the history of this location. Here, you’ll find narrow winding streets perhaps hiding countless secrets and ancient churches too. This is also a great place if you want to explore a slower place where you relax, unwind and enjoy less crowded eateries that are completely authentic. Fascinatingly, this is also the birthplace of La Ciotat which is the French equivalent of Boules.
Discover Beautiful beaches
Like virtually every region of France, the south does hold some absolutely incredible, picturesque beaches for you to explore. These are perfect if you want to spend your time tanning or if you would like to take a dip in some shallow waters. Right by the Mediterranean, there’s the ‘Grand Plage,’ the ‘Pointe Rouge.’ and the gorgeous Arles’ beach. This is actually the longest natural beach in the world and is absolutely incredible to explore. You’ll also find that there are some great chances to enjoy watersports here as well.
Visit A Vineyard
If you are thinking about going wine tasting, then there’s no better place to do this than Provence. You’ll find that there are various rose wine vineyards in this region and you may discover that these drinks really do taste best when you’re in the location where they are made. If you are not a great fan of rose, you will also be thrilled to discover plenty of other fantastic options. There are sweet white wines, spicy reds and various others available to sample.
We hope you find this information useful and that it does inspire you to visit the South of France yourself. There are so many exciting possibilities here for you to explore and experience yourself, you could stay for a couple of months and never get bored. Whether you are a keen adventurer, eager for a place to relax and unwind or fascinated by history, the South of France is definitely the place to be.