Cassis is one of those little gems that has a bit of everything you want to see in the South of France. And a day trip to Cassis from Marseille is the perfect day trip!
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!
When you think of Nice, the unofficial capital of the French Riviera, you think of the beach – and rightly so. A lot of daily life is lived on the beaches of Nice, all year round. But there’s so much more to Nice than the beach! Let’s take a look at just how versatile a destination it is.
While many visitors to Provence head to Arles or Avignon to use as a base from which to explore the region, Aix-en-Provence shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s a navigable, pedestrian-friendly city, and has good connections to many of the most popular sites to see. And day trips from Aix-en-Provence are a snap! Here are our favorites.
While the sights in Nice can be reached on foot or with the tram, there’s something about the easy-breezy feel of the city, as well as its long, wide Promenade des Anglais, that is practically begging the visitor to see Nice by bike.
There is one word for the French Riviera in autumn: glorious. After a busy summer of foreign tourists, and an even busier August with French people looking for their place in the sun, the moment September hits it’s like the entire coast breathes a sigh of relief.
At first, seeing Marseille by bike may seem daunting. It’s a big city, and a hilly one, and you’re on vacation! You didn’t come to France to exercise! But with the spreading popularity of electric bikes, tours have become more doable, covering more ground than ever without breaking a sweat. Let’s take a look at two tours that are made even better with electric bikes!
The Cannes Film Festival is world-famous, and rightly so. The hottest stars, the newest movies and the glamour of the French Riviera combine to make it second only to the Oscars in the world of entertainment events. Does this mean there is any hope for us mere mortals who happen to be visiting Cannes during the festival? For example – can you go to the Cannes Film Festival? Yes, you. Haven’t you always wondered?