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Welcome to Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur!

Set just next to the shores of the Med, Provence is a land of exception, appreciated throughout the world for the beauty of its landscapes and inimitable lifestyle. Provence’s azure-blue skies, natural scenery, remarkable heritage, chirping cicadas, lavender fields and hilltop villages make it a holiday destination dreams are made of.

Between the sea and mountains, the Mediterranean shores from Saint-Tropez to Menton, the hills of Provence and the Alpine Mercantour Massif, the Côte d’Azur offers a great diversity of landscapes. The beauty of its beaches and the splendour of its luxury hotels, the fame of its Festivals and the celebrity of its Artists create a lovely balance with the green forests and valleys of the mountain hinterland, the red-tile roofs of its age-old perched villages and the bright yellow of mimosas in bloom…

The Mediterranean coast offers a plethora of stunning and infinitely varied sights. After exploring the beautiful “Calanques” fjords running from Marseille to Cassis, why not step inland to the Maures hills and their immense forests of oak and sweet chestnut trees. Heading East towards Fréjus, the fiery red rocks of the Esterel hills, offering spectacular views over the Med, are a must too.

How about taking to the heights? Located just two hours inland from the Mediterranean, the sunny Southern Alps are a fabulous playground for outdoor lovers in both winter and summer. You will love exploring these wild and breathtaking landscapes, dotted with authentic old villages…


ihm-ensembleprovence-lavande-cmoirenc-crtpaca Ensemble Provence - Excellent news for the travel trade in Provence, a “destination contract” has been signed in December 2015 between the French Government, Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur and Bouches-du-Rhône Tourism Boards, including other local authorities. This partnership, which is on an almost unprecedented scale is designed to create internationally recognised high-quality and innovative attractions on this territory. Only 20 […]
Nostradamus © OT Salon-de-Provence Who was Nostradamus? - 450th anniversary of the death of Nostradamus A doctor, philosopher and astronomer, Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus) published his prophecies in 1555, an epic masterpiece that took 30 years to complete and for which he is primarily known. He is said to have predicted the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the ‘kingdom’ of Adolf […]
portgrimaud-shutterstock_105548042 The waterfront town of Port-Grimaud - Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Port-Grimaud Listed as a ’20th century heritage’ town by the Ministry of Culture, Port-Grimaud was designed by the architect François Spoerry, the brain behind a number of other marinas and waterfront towns around the world such as Port Louis in Louisiana, Port Liberté in New York, Porto Cervo in Sardinia, […]

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Fantastic Provence by L’Occitane

  • Father's Day: L'Occitane wishlist

    Gift Idea no. 1 Now that the warm weather is back, your dad will love switching his winter shoes for these and taking a leisurely stroll in the fresh air. To pamper his skin, give him . Created from grape seed oil and oak extracts, it nourishes and protects all skin types. Gift Idea no. 2 […]

  • Relaxation: the art of self-massage

    The contours of the eye for a rested look As important for the body as it is for the mind, a massage around the contours of the eyes reduces signs of fatigue by touch alone. Either on dry skin or with a few drops of , lightly press from the inner to the outside corner of your eye with your index […]

  • 3 detox water recipes to get ready for summer

    Serves 410 minutes preparation time for each recipeCost: £ White peach, raspberry and rose petal detox water Ingredients: 1 white peach • 15 raspberries • 30 rose petals • 1 litre water (plain or sparkling) 1. Cut the peach into thin slices. 2. Pour the water into a carafe. Add […]

  • 5 tips to get your body beach ready

    Tip no. 1: plan meals with care It's time to stop snacking and plan your meals carefully with balanced nutrition in mind. Stay away from sugary treats and choose foods that are low in calories and easy to prepare. Salads, grilled meats and fruit are your best friends for summer. Tip no. 2: prepare […]

  • Get ready for Cannes

    César for best hair strengthener: combining revitalizing rosemary, cypress, ylang ylang, juniper and cedar essential oils, is your best ally for the most amazing hair. César for best floral fragrance: blending the essence of neroli and orchid with peach, fig milk and musk notes, […]