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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…


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 […]
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 […]

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Fantastic Provence by L’Occitane

  • 3 unusual ways to enjoy roses

    Serves 4Cost: £ A refreshing cocktail Preparation time: 10 min Ingredients: 20cl gin (1) • 10cl fresh squeezed lemon juice • 5cl rose cordial • 12 rose petals • 1 sprig of lavender • ice 1. Pour the gin, lemon juice and rose cordial into the base of your cocktail […]

  • 10 beauty questions that every woman's asking!

    Question no. 1: How should face cream be applied? After using a cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, . Lightly spread the cream in circles to penetrate the skin and stimulate circulation, ending with the T-zone - "forehead-nose-chin". You're set for the day! Question no. 2: How long […]

  • Men: Daily skin care that makes a difference

    Fresh Exfoliating Verbena Shower Gel: both refreshing shower gel and scrub, it deep-cleanses your skin and leaves a sparkling, citrusy verbena fragrance. It's a great way to recharge!  Cedrat Energising Face Splash: an after-shave splash that does it all, this invigorating tonic with a base of […]

  • 3 mistakes to avoid after the beach

    Mistake no. 1: letting your skin become too dry Soaking up the sun, with the proper protection, provides your body with a wealth of natural vitamins. The human body, which is 60% water tends to become dry in the sun. Keeping well hydrated should be top priority before, during and after prolonged […]

  • Photo of the month - July 2016

    © Fotolia - scanpat Unique in all of Europe, the Verdon Gorge draws crowds of tourists every year. Carved from limestone cliffs, the canyon is the top attraction in this valley of crystal lakes, green forests and traditional villages. Winding its way among rocks and boulders, this natural […]