Have you ever visited the South of France? Even if the answer is yes or no, you may not be aware of some of the best things to see and taste in this region of France. When you think of the South of France the first region that should come to mind is Provence. This region has been attracting artists, celebrities, and people from all over the world for centuries. If you want to follow in the footsteps of the elite like Hemingways, Fitzgerald, and Monet, then head south. Let’s have a look at some of the best things to do in Provence.
Exploring the glorious Rothschild Villa
Live like a Rothschild as you explore Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Located by the seaside, this stunning villa sits on the French Riviera in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Designed by French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild. You will get lost as you wander the gorgeous grounds and interiors.
Staying Exclusive resort town of Juan Les Pins
This chic resort is well known for its long white sandy beaches. Complete with a promenade that is lined with delicious seafood restaurants and fashion boutiques. As you wander further away from the water and more inside the town you will discover many pine dotted gardens, jazz bars, and shopping.
Exploring the Delightful Chagall Museum
The Marc Chagall National Museum contains most of his work and is located in Provence. He created the association himself and share many stories, books, and of course artwork inside this large museum. The museum garden is heaven on earth.
Eating at the Legendary Colombe d’Or Restaurant
Wine and dine among beautiful works of art. This restaurant is full of beauty and intrigue and usually has a long waiting list. But it’s well worth booking in advance for this once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.
Picking your own unique fragrance at the Fragonard factory in Grasse
Nothing says France like a fine perfume. Visit the Fragonard factory where you will learn how to design your very own scent among masters of fragrance. A visit to the perfume museum located in the building takes you into the world of perfume from antiquity to the present day. Precious perfumery objects (Egyptian blush spoons, medieval pomanders, etc.) are showcased alongside paintings of women grooming and antique Provençal furniture.
Discovering the quaint medieval village of Eze
Perched above the Sea, Èze is thought to be one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. The winding, interweaving streets form a real eyrie, where the old stone resplendent with multicolored flowers seems to want to tell us its secrets. This medieval village is not to be missed.
Tasting rose and exploring the Calanques in Cassis
Dive into crystal blue waters while exploring gorgeous cliffs and white rocks. You will make your way through the lavender-filled countryside near Cassis before taking in the breathtaking views of this natural wonder.
If you enjoy this list and now are dreaming of enjoying it in real life then consider joining one of our women-only luxury tours! We are heading to Provence this summer and everything in the list above is included in our tour!
Led by a native from the area. Nancy, who hails from Canada, has lived in the South of France for 40 years and has been married to two French men – not at the same time – as she likes to say. Ms. McGee makes her livelihood by organizing and conducting trips of this region and only this region, so she is a hyper-specialist in the south of France. Hence, she will be able to escort us to places that the big trip companies do not know about, places that others cannot get access to. She’ll be able to open your eyes to the secrets of this world-famous corner of France. You’ll quickly realize this is no ordinary trip to this illustrious and sophisticated region.
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