What do you associate with the South of France? Expressions like "Living the life of Riley"? Or do you think of wine, good food, sun, sea and beach? Elaborating on what makes Europe´s "Garden of Eden" so special would go far beyond the scope of these few lines.Many books have been written and are being written about the Southern France. The songs of praise date back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks used to settle here, then came the Romans, and after them virtually every European power of significance left its traces here.
Today, France´s South is still an important site for a number of industrial segments. The high-tech industry has settled in the hinterland of Cannes. And, of course, tourism plays a central part in the economy. Then, of course, there is the aspect of culture which has been of utmost importance for many a decade. Artists like Cézanne, Picasso, Chagall and van Gogh had themselves be inspired by the glamourous light, the varied landscape and the earthy people.
It is for this reason that the region which is also referred to as PACA (Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur) offers a wealth of leasure activities. The ambitious sportsman, who takes pleasure in testing his limits by doing watersports or mountaineering, is as certain to find his favourite pastime activity as the culture vulture who prefers visiting museums or concerts. And then, of course, there are choices to be made between the immense assortment of culinary treasures that Southern France has to offer.So, immerse into the caleidoscope of holiday activities that welcome you here. By the way, the region is also known for its wealth of shopping facilities.
Unsere Regionen in France:
AquitaineThe region of Aquitaine is situated in south-western France and includes the Départements Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. In the west the region is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The impressive, kilometer-long sandy beaches, dune landscapes and the lakes and ponds behind these were formed over thousands of years by the ocean’s currents and the winds. Thanks to the gulf-stream, the regions climate is mild …
Cote d'Azur"The Cote d'Azur is made up of the towns of St.Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monaco", a person answered to my question what the Cote means to him. This is a very reduced view that does not do justice to the rest of the rest of the region. Whether you visit Villefranche sur Mer with its mediaeval town centre and churches, whether you stroll around the Rue Obscure and look over the fishermen´s shoulder while they are mending their nets, or whether yo…
Languedoc-RoussillonThe French region of Languedoc-Roussillon stretches west of the Rhone up the Spanish border and into the Pyrenees. You can spend endless holidays in this sun-kissed scenery alongside beaches stretching for some 200 kilometres or go on hikes in the high mountains of the Pyrenees. The region is characterised by hilly landscapes where wine is grown.
ProvenceThe highest elevation of the Provence boasting a white crown for the whole year has been a martyrdom for the cyclists of the Tour de France on many occasions. All through over the year cyclists train here and enjoy the wonderful view from the top to the highest peaks of the Alps, to the Pyrenees, to the sea near Marseille, to the Cevennes and much further.If the weather is nice, one has a view of almost a quarter of France´s total surface area.…
Provence (Luberon)What makes the people feeling drawn to the region of Luberon in the Provence, one asks oneself. Is it the landscape? Is it the climate? Is it the calmness of its inhabitants? Or is it the impression that it is an unequalled natural reserve? This valley with its mountain peaks along the Route Nationale 100 between Coustellet and Forcalquier has always been a favourite place for finding variety.