Getting around Aix-en-Provence – at least the old part of town, which is where all the attractions are – is extremely easy because it’s a very, very old town. So everything is within walking distance.
It would be hard to think of a better place in France to visit in the off season than Nice. With the mild weather and a distinct lack of crowds, it’s simply heaven. And if you’re looking to visit Nice on a budget, then the off season is for you.
Maybe you arrived in Nice by plane, and saw the coast for a few tantalizing moments before you landed. perhaps your made your way up to Castle Hill after a walk through the Old Town, and craved an even more panoramic bird’s eye view. Or it could be that you simply love unique experiences while you’re on vacation!
Most visitors to Nice come for the gorgeous weather, the beaches, and easy access to the rest fo the French Riviera. But did you know that Nice is also a vibrant art city? By taking a Nice art tour, you’ll never see it the same again. Here are just a few of the highlights.
For those looking for an experience outside of Paris, Lyon is a fantastic destination. And once you’re down there, you can go even farther into France and experience a whole new world outside the City of Light! With just a couple of days tacked onto a Lyon trip, day trips from Lyon are suddenly doable – and lots of fun. Here are our top picks.
Have you ever wondered about those paparazzi pictures you see of the rich and famous in the summer? You know the ones – sunning on a private yacht along the French Riviera. Well, guess what – you don’t need to be rich or famous to feel like a movie star. You can actually have your own private yacht in Nice for a day!
With the long views it provides, the Rhone River makes Avignon look even better from outside its walls as it does within. But it’s also a major waterway, and a Rhone River cruise from Avignon is a unique way to get to know the region surrounding this historic town.
Many of the traboules in Lyon, or covered walkways that criss-cross through inner courtyards, are just that – walkways, or passages from street to street. They are historical, and interesting, and make you feel like you know a city you’re just visiting. But some of the traboules are destinations in and of themselves – which is why shopping Lyon’s Passage Thiaffait is vacation multi-tasking at its most fun!