When it comes to luxury travel, you can’t beat the South of France. As a grown-up vacation destination, it’s the place to be if you really want to experience the more upmarket side of traveling. With so many great destinations in the South of France to choose from, it makes the ideal location for a multi-destination trip.
If you’ve only got a short time to visit this dream destination, here are five places to explore over five days.
Choose Nice as your starting destination – it’s the location of the French Riviera’s main airport, and it’s centrally located to make it easy to travel to other parts of the South of France. Nice is blessed with beautiful beaches, great culture and some highly rated restaurants and bars, so it’s a fantastic place to begin your trip. For the best views of the Cote D’Azur, make sure you rent apartments in Saint Jean – a great way to look out onto the Mediterranean sea. Be sure to take a camera to capture Nice’s most stunning sights.
While Cannes is famous for its annual film festival (held in May annually), it makes a fantastic destination to visit at any time of year. Explore the beautiful Boulevard de la Croisette, the old town and Cannes’ many stunning beaches to help you make the most of your visit. Cannes can be on the pricey side, but there are some fantastic affordable restaurants in Cannes to help your money stretch further during your visit.
3. Saint Tropez
Saint Tropez is the ultimate destination to enjoy some glitz and glamor. During the summer months, people flock to Saint Tropez’s many incredible beaches as well as to head out on the water via yacht. As one of France’s most famous resorts, it’s a must-see during your trip – especially if you’re a fan of a classic beach break.
Antibes is another fascinating destination in the South of France, one that is rooted in culture and history and is home to many wonderful museums that will delight you during your stay. Some of the top picks of things to do include a visit to the Naval and Napoleonic Museum, the Absinthe Museum and the Musée Picasso, which is housed in the former Château Grimaldi, which is a must-see in itself.
A trip to the South of France offers the possibility of not only exploring one beautiful country but two! Monaco is a principality and the second smallest country in the world (after the Vatican City), and it’s known for attracting the rich and famous, as well as being home to the Monaco Grand Prix. If you’ve only got 24 hours in Monaco then make sure you take it all in and make the most of your visit. Be prepared to spend a lot of money in one day, but it’s something that will be worth it to enjoy this dream destination.
Five days in the South of France can make an excellent part of your European adventure. Read more France travel articles for top tips and destinations and grab your French phrase book ready to enjoy an incredible vacation in one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations.