Southern France


Southern France: comprises the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Provences, Alpes, Côte d’Azur and Rhone Alpes.

Visiting Cote d'Azur:

Sunny beaches, charming towns, glamorous yachts and celebrities galore, the French Riviera keeps the Belle Époque alive. Most towns are best explored on foot, while a cheap and reliable rail network connects the cities and towns. Fabled destinations such as St-Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer and St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat lure visitors to follow in the wake of Picasso, Matisse and Bizet. Over a hundred museums and more than 150 galleries keep the artistic ambiance alive.

Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. Benedictine abbeys, medieval castles and Michelin-rated restaurants complement a country rich with bountiful vineyards and boundless hospitality. In Southern France you’re welcome to stay as long as you like.

The Rhone Alpes is a vast and varied region. With the high mountain regions to the east which have borders with Switzerland and Italy, the river Rhone valley in the centre and the hills of the Ardeche to the west.
The Alps are well known for skiing but also offer destinations for the summer with the rivers and lakes.
There is heavy industry along the banks of the Rhone river which flows north to south and then into the Mediterranean sea.
You will also find some of the finest wine growing regions with the Beaujolais and of course the famous Côte du Rhone.