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Holidays in the French Riviera, Provence and Alps areas to visit the PACA region

Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur

Geography of the PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) region

The region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur includes six departments: Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hautes Alpes,Vaucluse and Var. There, one can book a holiday rental as a villa or an apartment to spend holidays French Riviera or holiday Provence. The region is bordered by Italy and the Languedoc Roussillon and Rhône Alpes regions. One can also find numerous self-catering accommodations in the South of France as apartments or villas with swimming-pool to visit the PACA region.

Visit the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region

Holidays to visit the departments of the PACA region

There are six departments in the PACA region where one can find:


Holidays in St Tropez, French Riviera and Camargue areas – Mediterranean holidays in PACA

There are 3 departments bordered by the Mediterranean sea in the PACA region. Numerous self-catering accommodations are available to spend Mediterranean holidays in these departments which can be divided in several parts:

Camargue landscape

Camargue is located on the west part of the region. This is a typical region with many traditions where one will see bulls and flamingos. There, one can stay in a villa Camargue or in an apartment Camargue.

Calanques Cassis (inlets)

One should go to the famous Calanques (inlets) which are located in the Bouches du Rhone department. There, tourists will see wonderful landscapes with white rocks and small beaches in the middle of sheer cliffs. To visit this area, one can book an holiday rental near the Calanques as a villa Cassis or an apartment Cassis.

Harbour French Riviera

The Côte Provençale is going from the Bouches du Rhône department to Toulon. This part of the French Riviera is very typical and counts numerous small harbours. There are a lot of self-catering accommodations in the Côte Provençale area.

Provence Azur

The Provence Azur is going from Toulon to Le Lavandou. As this area is located between Provence and French Riviera, one will find many beach resorts with sandy beaches. One can also visit Porquerolles and Port Cros islands. There are numerous holiday rentals as villas or apartments in the Provence Azur area.

St Tropez

The bay of St Tropez is a place attracting many tourists on the French Riviera. This bay is located near the Maures massif between the sea and forests. Tourists will easily find a self-catering in St Tropez area.

The Esterel

The Esterel is a massif with cliffs made of red rocks dominating the sea. There, one will have the possibility to stay in an apartment or a villa with swimming-pool in the Esterel area.

French Riviera

The French Riviera is located in the Alpes-Maritimes and Var departments. The part located in the Alpes-Maritimes department is lively during the whole year thanks to Cannes, Antibes and Nice. There are numerous holiday accommodations on the French Riviera.

Holidays in Provence, Verdon and Ventoux areas – Countryside holidays in PACA

In the countryside areas which are located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, there is a great weather during each season. Moreover there are numerous place to visit in this part of South of France. Indeed, in Provence, there are several pleasant villages and beautiful landscapes in the country. To visit the area, one should book a self catering Provence. There are also several massifs in the countryside. Consequently, one could rent a villa Luberon, a villa Ventoux or in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, one could book a villa Alpilles. Finally, to enjoy country in the Var department, one should rent a self-catering accommodation in the Provence Verte area near Mediterranean sea and the Verdon gorges.


Ski holidays in the Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

There are numerous ski resorts in the PACA region:


Holidays to visit cities and towns in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

The PACA region attracts many tourists looking for a sunny weather in the South of France. To visit the region, one could rent a self-catering accommodation as:

  • Villa Aix en Provence: Aix-en-Provence is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department near Marseille and the Alpilles. The speciality of the city is the Calisson. One can also book an apartment Aix en Provence.
  • Apartment Antibes: Antibes is a pleasant city located on the French Riviera. There, one will enjoy the Old Town, the harbour and the Picasso museum. Tourists can also book a villa Antibes.
  • Villa Arles: Arles is located on the west part of the region. There tourists should visit the arenas and the Roman theatre. One can also rent an apartment Arles.
  • Villa Avignon: Avignon is one of the major cities of the Vaucluse department. It is well-known thanks to the Cité des Papes. One can also book an apartment Avignon.
  • Villa Apt: Apt is located near Luberon and an ideal destination to visit Provence. One can also rent an apartment Apt.
  • Villa Bonnieux: Bonnieux is a nice starting point to visit Provence and Luberon areas. Tourists can also rent an apartment Bonnieux.
  • Villa Brignoles: Brignole is located in the Provence Verte area between Mediterranean sea and the Verdon gorges. There are also apartments Brignoles.
  • Villa Draguignan: Draguignan is a good starting point to discover villages which are located in the Centre Var. Tourists can also rent an apartment Draguignan.
  • Villa Cannes: The Film Festival takes place in Cannes which is an edgy city located on the French Riviera. One can also book an apartment Cannes.
  • Villa Frejus: Frejus is an ideal place to enjoy beach activities and to hike in the Esterel massif. One can also book an apartment Frejus.
  • Villa Lavandou: Le Lavandou is located near Hyeres. There, tourists will enjoy long sandy beaches. One can also stay in an apartment Le Lavandou.
  • Villa Marseille: Marseille is the biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. There tourists can go to the harbour, the Canebiere and many other places. One can rent an apartment Marseille.
  • Apartment Menton: Menton is a city typical of South of France and is located close to the border with Italy. One can also rent a villa Menton.
  • Villa Nice: Nice is the main city of the French Riviera where tourists should discover local specialities. Tourists can also rent apartments Nice.
  • Villa Hyeres: Hyeres is a nice city in every period of the year. Near Hyeres, tourist should visit Giens peninsula. One can also rent an apartment Hyeres.
  • Villa Grasse: Grasse is specialised in perfumes. This is also a nice place to visit many villages of the Alpes-Maritimes department. One can also rent an apartment Grasse.
  • Accommodation Juan les Pins: Juan-les-Pins is a beach resort which is located near Antibes.  There, tourists will enjoy numerous beaches (private or not), restaurants and a casino.
  • Villa Orange: Orange counts two sites which are on UNESCO World heritage list: the Roman theatre and the Triumphal Arch. One can also book an apartment Orange.
  • Accommodation St Raphael: St Raphaël is located near Frejus.
  • Accommodation St Remy: St Remy de Provence is located in the Alpilles. There, tourists will see Roman ruins.
  • Villa Ste Maxime: Sainte Maxime is located in the bay of St Tropez and is a great destination for families. Tourists can also rent an apartment Ste Maxime.
  • Accommodation St Tropez: St Tropez is famous through the world. There, tourists will see many jet-setters and huge yachts in summer.
  • Accommodation Toulon: Toulon is located in the Var department. In the city, tourists could visit the harbour and enjoy sand beaches which are close to the city.