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The Provence is an excellent area for many sport like activities. Mostly cycling and walking are popular. The rivers are perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The famous scenic route GR 9 runs right through this region. Enjoy nature and great heights, like the Mont Sainte-Victoire at Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon and Sainte Baume mountain ranges. On this route you’ll find the prettiest views of Mount Ventoux. In Languedoc-Rousillon are several lakes that are used for different water sports. The lagoons are very popular with surfers due to the Tramontana winds. 

Child friendly

The Mediterranean is an excellent holiday destination for families. Stay at one of the many campsites that offer all sorts of fun activities, such as a special entertainment team for kids or visit waterpark Splashworld Provence. It has the world’s biggest surf simulator and some thrilling waterslides! The Mediterranean Sea has great beaches that are perfect for children. In the area there are plenty of activities where kids can join in, like canoeing and there are many theme parks that are worth a visit. 

Dining

Typical light and aromatic meals from the Provence are ratatouille, aioli and bouillabaisse. With a small glass of locally produced wines, such as a Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Côtes-de-Provence and you’ll almost feel like a true connoisseur. Want to know more about Provence wines? Follow the Route des Vins de Provence. The route takes you through the area, with several wineries, where of course you should take part in a wine tasting. 

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The Mediterranean captivates your mind. Beautiful purple lavender fields, luxurious yachts in the port of Saint-Tropez, stretched out sandy beaches and celebrate the joy of life with a glass of wine. The Mediterranean is great for beach lovers, a cultural holiday or city trip. But above all it is a family holiday destination!

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Time zone
No difference
Visa
Not required
Vaccinations
None required
High season
July - August
Currency
Euro (EUR)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

Mediterranean is well-known for:

  • Popular camping destination
  • Nice stretched out beaches
  • Luxurious cities, like Cannes, Nice and Saint-Tropez
  • The characteristic South of France with lavender fields and medieval villages

Keep in mind:

  • South of France is very popular among Dutch tourists
  • The roads are busy in the summer months

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Mont Sainte-Victoire
Active

The Provence is an excellent area for many sport like activities. Mostly cycling and walking are popular. The rivers are perfect for canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The famous scenic route GR 9 runs right through this region. Enjoy nature and great heights, like the Mont Sainte-Victoire at Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon and Sainte Baume mountain ranges. On this route you’ll find the prettiest views of Mount Ventoux. In Languedoc-Rousillon are several lakes that are used for different water sports. The lagoons are very popular with surfers due to the Tramontana winds. 

Children enjoying the beach
Child friendly

The Mediterranean is an excellent holiday destination for families. Stay at one of the many campsites that offer all sorts of fun activities, such as a special entertainment team for kids or visit waterpark Splashworld Provence. It has the world’s biggest surf simulator and some thrilling waterslides! The Mediterranean Sea has great beaches that are perfect for children. In the area there are plenty of activities where kids can join in, like canoeing and there are many theme parks that are worth a visit. 

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Dining

Typical light and aromatic meals from the Provence are ratatouille, aioli and bouillabaisse. With a small glass of locally produced wines, such as a Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Côtes-de-Provence and you’ll almost feel like a true connoisseur. Want to know more about Provence wines? Follow the Route des Vins de Provence. The route takes you through the area, with several wineries, where of course you should take part in a wine tasting. 

Camping in the south of France
Family friendly

Languedoc-Rousillon is very popular amongst families with children that go camping. Therefore you’ll find many campsites around the trendy beach resorts. Most of those campsites offer entertainment for both elderly and children. Entertainment such as swimming pools, sports activities, kids entertainment and music. Play a game of badminton, take a trip to the medieval city Carcassonne or spot the flamingos at nature reserve the Camargue. Take the kids to one of the theme parks in the woods. Here you can choose one of the many tracks, climb your way up and slide your way down.

Carcassonne
Historical

The Mediterranean has some exceptional historical cities. For instance, the medieval city Carcassonne and the authentic city of Collioure. One of Europe’s oldest cities is Marseille, here you’ll find the district Le Vieux-Port, meaning the old harbour. It has a great vibe and with many shops, restaurants and the famous fish market it has been the hub of the city for centuries. Visit the Musée du Vieux Marseille, for more information about Marseille’s history. One of the prettiest ancient cities of the Provence is Avignon. Stroll through small streets, past old chapels and manors from the 18th and 19th century and visit the Palace of the Popes. 

Cannes
Luxury destination

The French Riviera is mostly known for its fashionable seaside resorts St. Tropez and Cannes. Nice and Monaco also have beautiful marinas. St. Tropez used to be a fishing village but has developed into a very popular place to be. Especially the luxurious marina and villas in the area make for a great atmosphere. Even larger than St. Tropez is Cannes, world-famous due to the annual film festival. The lovely promenade and the exclusive shops give the city an even more luxurious feel. Add to that the large marina and fancy hotels like Martinez, Majestic Barrière and the enormous Carlton InterContinental. 

Museum Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Museums

A great visit is the beautiful Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Inside you´ll find a marvellous decorated house and outside the French gardens are just as impressive. Since the villa is situated up-high you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the coast. If you’re in Nice and you’d like to do some sightseeing, then the Nice Riviera Pass is a great idea. This pass will get you good discounts on tourist attractions. You can even visit the archaeological museum for free. Visit the Musée du Vieux Marseille, for more information about Marseille’s history. Here you’ll see some historic attributes and a model of the city in 1848. 

Notre Dame de la Garde Marseille
Religious buildings

When in Marseille, a visit to the Notre Dame de la Garde is a must. The basilica is located at the peak of the city. The climb up there is remarkable and the view at the top is just breath taking.

Famous lavender fields
Nature

In general Languedoc-Rousillon’s scenery is gently sloping with many lagoons that hold oyster nurseries and salt plains. The most characteristic to the Provence are the beautiful purple lavender fields, oyster coloured rocks, vineyards and green hills. When you travel inland from the coast you’ll come across more and more vineyards. Even the swampy nature reserve Camargue is situated here, where you can spot flamingos! Iconic to the Provence is the Mont Ventoux at 1912 meter high and is known for its part in the Tour the France. Enjoy nature and great heights, like the Mont Sainte-Victoire at Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon and Sainte Baume mountain ranges.

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