The south of France is a charming, relaxing and beautiful location for your holiday. An enthralling mixture of beach towns, hilltop villages and big cities all steeped in culture.
The South of France really is one of the most fascinating areas to visit in Europe; it has a wonderful climate, beautiful scenery and incredible history. Such French culture is difficult to find in Paris, but is abundant in the South.
We explore some of the best places to visit, so you can make the most of your precious holiday time. Through an abundance of amazing sites to visit, we have picked out 5 of the best for your consideration.
1) The Canal du Midi; this canal runs all the way from Tolouse to the Mediterranean Sea, it is the largest world heritage site on earth. The canal is the product of Paul Riquet, a tax collector from Beziers. The massive challenge of building such infrastructure was the most complex and greatest since roman times. Today however, the canal is synonymous with the relaxed pace of life the South of France is famous for, to boat, cycle, jog or walk along the canal is an unforgettable experience.
2) St Tropez; chances are you have heard of St Tropez. Made famous by celebrities and playboys alike. It continues today to be the home of such rich and famous, with many luxury homes and its beaches are among the best in the world, and the harbour boasts a selection of some of the priciest yachts money can buy.
3) Monaco; the home of the Grand Prix. This puny but wealthy principality owes its fortunes to the establishment of a casino in 1848 to deal with the states debts. Monaco offers old school glamour and more bling than you can shake a stick at.
4) Montpellier, capital of the Langeudoc Roussillion region of France and a truly cosmopolitan city. A lovely place to spend a few days visiting local points of interests, while embracing the long lunch culture which thrives there. Watch the local people going about their daily business.
5) Nime, originally known as Nemausus, was a jewel in the Roman crown and it is just the right size for exploring today on foot. With a car free centre, Nime oozes charm throughout. Nimes is also an excellent base from which to visit the nearby Roman aqueduct, the Pont Du Gard and the Camargue.
A great way of exploring as many places as possible in the South of France is by either renting a car or driving yourself. Whatever you choose, we are confident of one thing; that you will be returning!