Immerse yourself into the electrifying world of pop culture and meet the King, Queen and Prince of the Carnival!
Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, casually known as PACA or Region Sud, is one of the 13 administrative regions of mainland France. It’s located in the southeastern part of the country and is bordered by Italy to the east, the Mediterranean Sea and Monaco to the South, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to the north, and Occitanie to the west. Its territory is divided into 6 departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hautes-Alpes, Var, and Vaucluse. The capital city of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur is Marseille, the second largest city in France, just after Paris.
For many, this region is most famous for the picturesque and sun-kissed towns of Cote d’Azur and enchanting Provance filled with beautiful lavender fields. There, you’ll find countless interesting places to discover but the most popular destinations include:
- the medieval villages of Luberon,
- filled with glamour and chic towns of the French Riviera like Nice or Saint-Tropez,
- fashionable Cannes that hosts one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world,
- Arles where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted,
- Avignon with the largest Gothic palace in Europe,
- or the spectacular Verdon Gorge often referred as the “Grand Canyon of Europe”.
No matter if you prefer to visit peaceful medieval villages, have some fun in vibrant cities, spend a relaxing time in seaside towns or nature, or just enjoy delicious French cuisine… In Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, every traveler will find something to enjoy. This region is a place that will leave you enchanted, no matter when you visit or for what purpose.
Best time to visit
Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur has a Mediterranean climate with sunny, hot, and dry summers and mild winters. Rain isn’t very frequent in this region. If high temperatures and crowds don’t bother you – visit during the high season from June to August. If you prefer quieter times and lower temperatures, around 15-20°C, choose any month in the lower season. We think spring and autumn are the best.
This is the most citrusy festival in Europe! Discover giant tasty sculptures made of lemons and oranges!
Go on a fascinating journey back in time and discover all traces of the Roman Empire’s past and Emperor Augustus’ power.
Immerse yourself in this fascinating medieval French village, one of the hidden gems of Cote d’Azur!
Step back in time in this authentic perched medieval village. It’s one of the well-kept secrets of Cote d’Azur!
Immerse yourself in this fascinating medieval French village and its amazing natural surroundings.
Discover one of the best well-kept secrets of Cote d’Azur. If you are traveling near Cannes or Nice it’s a must-see!
Immerse yourself in a wonderful medieval French village and unleash your inner artist!