A weekend in Hyères: the original French Riviera
A weekend in the south of France may conjure up thoughts of Cannes or St-Tropez, but if you’re looking to escape the hordes, Hyères is a unique hideaway...
Travelling with kids in the south of France
France is seriously big– more than twice the size of the UK and larger than Spain and Greece combined. With great size comes great diversity – of climate, landscape and culture...
Places in Provence & the Côte d'Azur
Nice, Monaco & Menton
There may only be 30km between Nice and Menton, but this short stretch of coastline packs a powerful punch. Nice, with its atmospheric old town, rich architectural heritage (baroque, belle époque, contemporary), raging nightlife, alfresco cafe life and culinary excellence is a natural queen of the Riviera.
Marseille is a rich, pulsing port city bubbling over with history, cutting-edge creative spaces and hip multicultural urbanites. Since Greek settlers came ashore around 600 BC, waves of immigrants have made Marseille (now France's second-largest city) their home. The city is looking fabulous after its tenure as the European Capital of Culture in 2013.
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First time France: where to go and what to do
France is the world’s top tourist destination and for good reason...
The other side of St-Tropez
It’s easily one of the most recognisable names on the French Riviera. St-Tropez: the name alone conjures up images of champagne-fuelled yacht parties and star-studded beaches...
Delicacies of Provence & the Cote d'Azur
It was through the humble rhythm and natural cycle of the land that a distinctly Provençal cuisine – laden with sun-filled tomatoes, melons, cherries, peaches, olives, Mediterranean fish and alpine cheese – emerged se...
Cannes Film Festival: a guide to celebrating the silver screen on the Côte d’Azur
'Cannes 2008-05-08' by fr.zil...