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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…

News

BEST OF PROVENCE ALPS COTE D’AZUR 2017 -  To help you get the very best out of our region, we have compiled our “BEST OF 2017”, a list of sites you ought to see first. It will be up to you to use our tips to create your own “best of” Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur! We’ll be expecting you! To begin your trip, what better […]
[E-Mag] Land of Flavours - Right under the Sun Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Alps and Rhône river, Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur is a sun-drenched region with a gentle climate and generous soil. Set at the crossroads to Europe and the Mediterranean, it offers a unique blend of cultural genres, reflected in its wonderfully flavourful cuisine. Simple and healthy, Provencal cuisine is […]
French Grand Prix returns to the Paul Ricard Circuit for 2018 (Provence, France) - Return of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de France at the Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet in 2018! The Circuit Paul Ricard located in the Var area, between Toulon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille will host the Grand Prix de France event at the end of the summer 2018. More than 66,000 spectators are expected for this […]


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Fantastic Provence by L’Occitane

  • Ashley Tinker, a Canadian in Provence

    An epicurean What are the little everyday things that make you happy? Breathe the fresh air of the morning. Walking among the olive trees. Smelling the flowers. Looking at an almond tree from my window. All these little moments are enough to make me happy. What's your motto? "Life's too short to […]

  • Beauty break: how to protect your skin from pollution

    Cleanse deeply: daily use of make-up remover and cleansers will help eliminate the fine particles present in the air that build up on your skin during the day. Opt for gentle products morning and evening, such as our Shea Lotion or , made with shea butter, to free up your skin and let it breathe […]

  • Back to the source: the perfect Provencal appetizer

    Serves 815 minutes preparation time for each recipeCost: £ Equipment: a blender Recipe for tapenade Ingredients: 300g pitted black olives  100g capers in vinegar 4 tbsp. olive oil  5 anchovy fillets in oil ground black pepper  dash of lemon juice […]

  • 5 tips to prolong your tan

    Tip 1: moisturise After those long tanning sessions, you'll now be sporting a lovely honey or caramel tan. To ensure it doesn't disappear at the end of the holidays, deep hydration is essential. Nourishing your skin allows it to regenerate and keeps it soft, preventing it from peeling. Apply […]

  • The most beautiful rooftops in Provence

    Most festive: the rooftop at Terrasses du Port in Marseille © Les Terrasses du Port Perched between sea and sky, rooftop R2, located above the Terrasses du Port shopping centre, offers a 360° view of Marseille. This festive 1,250m2 venue hosts a succession of varied theme parties against […]

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