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?
Many travelers get discouraged when trying to plan a day trip to Saint Tropez during a French Riviera vacation. Unlike many of the popular coastal towns there is no train station, and the one road going in and out inspires visions of endless traffic jams. So it’s even less likely that you’ve considered a Saint Tropez day trip from Nice. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s not only doable – it’s fun!
As the saying goes, “If you want to see the best Roman ruins, go to France.” And an argument could be made for this! Roman ruins in Provence abound, and you could easily make it a theme of your southern France vacation. Here are some ideas.
There is much to see and do on the French Riviera, from Roman ruins to hiking to relaxing at a beachside cafe. But seeing the Côte d’Azur from the sea is a must for a unique experience that gives you a sense of just how spectacular the coastline is.
Marseille’s vibrant culture and bustling daily rhythm is fitting for a city that’s the second largest in France. But if you’re looking for a bit of relaxation while also continuing to sight-see, then you want to see Marseille from the sea!
One of the wonderful reasons to use Avignon as a base in Provence is that the countryside yields some lovely surprises. And two of those are the Côtes du Rhône and Rhône Valley wine regions! It makes wine tasting near Avignon one of visitors’ favorite pastimes.
Born and raised in Provence, Veronique Flayol has always been interested in the culture of southern France. It’s important to her to not only uphold the region’s traditions, but to share them with others. Today she works as a private Viator guide, creating custom tours through Toulon and nearby Aix en Provence and Marseilles.
Although French Riviera tours may be the best way to see this stunning region of France, there’s something to be said for the train network. Trains on the French Riviera are inexpensive, convenient, and a fantastic way to sight-see from unique vantage points.