Famous for its picturesque beaches, warm summer days and rustic countryside, it’s no wonder that the South of France is one the most popular holiday destinations. This region is famous for its rich history, delicious food and unrivalled culture, and should be at the top of your list for places to visit in the forthcoming year!
Check out these 3 places you should visit whilst you’re in the region.
Languedoc is a beautiful region of southern France, with unspoilt countryside, traditional towns and beautiful views. Boasting quintessentially French buildings, you can also spot a few luxury villas in the Languedoc area, which are usually perched high on the rolling hills or overlooking towns.
Montpellier is a city full of elegant buildings and grand hotels, though with an atmosphere that is graceful and easy going. You can explore characteristic backstreets and walk on white-sand beaches. It has become a popular holiday destination due to the combination of its proximity to the Mediterranean, its beautiful city core and vibrant nightlife.
There is plenty to do in the way of culture and entertainment, as well as exciting tours to go on. Visit regional vineyards, hike up Pic St-Loup or visit many of the city’s cathedrals for a well-rounded, incredible trip!
Uzés is a hidden town in the South of France, preserved in white stone, it is much like the rest of the south, but without the crowds. It is a refreshingly laid back spot and is great if you prefer somewhere on the quiet side.
The centre is surrounded by narrow streets with small boutiques and shops arranged around the old Duchy. In the centre, you will find a big square with fountains and lots of fabulous restaurants. It is a big art-loving town, a foodie’s paradise and on a Saturday, you will find a market which takes over the town and is great to explore.
It may be a quieter town, but it is renowned for its Renaissance architecture, which is a reminder of how the town was an important trading centre for linen, liquorice and silk. It also had a strong link to Roman history, as water was delivered here via an aqueduct.
Provence is an amazing region to explore, with its brightly coloured lavender fields and sleepy villages, and Avignon is one the most historical towns in the region. It is charming, bustling, picturesque and has lots of small streets and squares to discover.
The Rhone river runs directly through Avignon and has been developed into a park and walk-way. Avignon is home to the largest Gothic palace in Europe, Pope’s Palace, that is a must to visit.
One of the best ways to get around the town is by bike, with many bike tours where you can explore the banks of the Rhone or the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.
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