1 Vieux Port, Marseille

The old trading port, with its restaurants, beautiful sunsets and nightlife, attracts the most colourful characters in southern France.

2 Les Calanques

The limestone cliffs between Marseille and Cassis make for excellent hikes leading to isolated coves in which to go swimming.

3 Îles de Port-Cros and St-Honorat

These well-preserved islands offer a glimpse of what much of the coast must have looked like a hundred years ago.

4 Massif des Maures

This undeveloped range of hazy coastal hills is a world apart from the glitz and glamour of the Côte.

5 Fondation Maeght

Modern art, architecture and landscape fuse to create a stunning visual experience.

6 Nice

The Riviera’s capital of street life is laidback, surprisingly cultured and easy to enjoy, whatever your budget.

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