Attractions & Activities in Provence

French Riviera

The so called Cote d'Azur, the French Riviera, is the wealthiest region of the Provence. It is a playground of the rich and famous and the glamour queen of the French coasts. St. Tropez, Cannes, Monaco and Nice are probably names you have heard before, the Jet Set's favorite destinations, full of expensive residences, casinos, beaches and luxury hotels. But the French Riviera also has more then enough to offer for nature lovers. Spectacular panoramas, unforgettable landscapes and a blue turquoise sea make the French Riviera a magic place. East of Marseille, magnificent white cliffs (callanques) rise from the sea and make the area a ideal hiking location. Surrounded by the delicious smell of sage, juniper and myrtle you can hike for hours and explore the deep creeks and rocky cliffs between Marseille and Cassis.

The vibrant and energetic city of Marseille is the biggest city along the coast. This city has its complete own style away from the glamour of the other coastal cities. Discover the Old Port and take a rest at one of the many terraces and taste the delicious authentic Marseillaise fish-soup in one of the certified Bouillabaisse restaurants.

Grand Canyon du Verdon

The Gorges du Verdon also called the Grand Canyon du Verdon is a spectacular canyon up to 700 meter deep, 21 kilometers long and has a width that varies from 6 to 100 meter at the botom to 200 to 1500 meter at the rim. The French version of the Grand Canyon might be much smaller then its brother in Arizona but it does not make him less impressive. The Gorges du Verdon is deep, compact, wild and beautiful and a great location for hiking.