Quick Access : News & Tweets | Playlist | Fantastic Provence

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…


Village de La Roque-sur-Pernes © Château La Roque THE CHATEAU LA ROQUE - ROMANTIC GETAWAY AT THE CHATEAU LA ROQUE Outstanding views, beautiful stone architecture, peaceful retreat, manicured gardens … Chateau La Roque is an imposing 11th century monument overlooking the village of La Roque-sur-Pernes in the Luberon (Provence). Ranked « Historical Heritage » by the association Vieilles Maisons Francaises, this castle was once owned by the Counts of Toulouse […]
Markets in Provence © Curious Provence Best Markets in Provence - My Favourite Markets Just about every village in Provence has a weekly market. Some villages have markets that occur twice a week or even daily! Markets are absolutely my favourite part of living in Provence. We can easily spend a day wandering through the stalls and people watching as we sit at a wonky table […]
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 […]

Playlist « International »

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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 beauty essentials for a first date

    A face mask to give your skin a new lease of life What better way for a first date than a fresh, radiant complexion? To bring out your face's natural glow, try . Combining essential oils of cypress, juniper, lemon, thyme and eucalyptus, it purifies your skin by removing impurities and tightening […]

  • Photo of the month – August 2016

    © GettyImages - MOIRENC Camille hemis.fr Menton is a true pearl of the French Riviera, at its best in the warmth of a glorious summer's day. Its authentic old town, with its criss-crossing alleys and enchanting gardens, exudes the heady fragrance of cypresses, olive trees and bougainvillea. […]