The south of France has a special allure that draws tourists from across the world. While the glamour of the Cannes Film festival, exclusive beachfront hotels and swanky yachts have something to do with this, the region’s more tranquil hideaways are equally appealing to avid travellers. Here is a look at some of the best holiday locations in the south of France.
Marseille’s historic Vieux Port is a cruise ship terminal that is surrounded by swish restaurants and buzzing nightlife. As a significant centre of culture, it is home to many theatres. A visit to its opera houses is highly recommended for classic music connoisseurs.
The byzantine church of ‘Basilica of Notre-Dame de La Garde’ offers great views of the city while the Abbaye St. Victor and Château d’If fortress (the setting of the famous Alexander Dumas novel ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’) are other attractions in France’s second largest city.
This glitzy city on the French Riviera is probably most famous for hosting the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is attended by international movie stars and celebrities. With its exclusive boutiques, hotels, private beaches and yachts, Cannes is a popular hub for the jet set crowd. Tourist traffic is understandably highest during the film festival time, with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of their favourite show biz personalities. Luxury Cannes apartments and hotels offer great accommodation solutions to vacationers.
The old world charm of Nice, with its narrow winding streets, blends seamlessly with the modern boutiques and restaurants. A popular coastal destination, Nice is home to picturesque churches and the stunning Musée d’Art Moderne. Its attractive pebble beaches, pleasant promenade and relaxed atmosphere make it ideal for tourists who are looking for a more laid-back experience.
With its idyllic beaches, chestnut forests and quaint mountain villages, Corsica has the picture-perfect postcard look. The crystal clear waters of its pristine beaches offer great scuba diving opportunities while Porto Vecchio’s bustling nightlife is ideal for party animals. There is accommodation aplenty in Corsica, with many hotels, apartments, villas and holiday homes catering to tourists.
The transportation system within the south of France is reliable and convenient, which is good news for international travellers. From an excellent train network to house boats and bicycles, the modes of transport are many. The available accommodation options will suit travellers who don’t mind splurging and those with modest budgets as well. From luxury Cannes apartments and pricey hotels to 2-star motels and youth hostels, there is something for all tourists.
This guest post was written by Andy Butler
Andy Butler is a keen blogger and works in internet marketing for Burger Davis, a Luxury Villa Rentals company specialising in luxury holiday villas and apartments throughout the South of France. He enjoys travel, photography and all things internet.