In Provence-Côte-d ’Azur
Visit the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is highly appreciated by tourists for its beautiful landscapes, its sweetness of life, its local specialties and of course, its friendly and welcoming inhabitants.
Enjoy your stay in Parc de la Bastide in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to visit the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and discover what it has to offer to accommodate your tastes and expectations. Here is a selection of activities and things to do in the Provence area.
The 10 sites and landmarks of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region
- The Promenade des Anglais, Nice
A mythical walk related to the choice of the English, during the nineteenth century, to make the Baie des Anges their winter vacation spot. This walk is also one of the most famous around the world.
- The Palais des Papes in Avignon
Symbol of the influence of the Church on the Christian Occident of the 14th century. A historical and cultural visit, full of discoveries.
- Les Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence
A great place for audiovisual shows: enjoy this site with your family and friends for the greatest pleasure of adults and children alike.
- The Massif de l’Esterel in Agay
Ce massif volcanique de quelque 32 000 hectares (dont 14 000 hectares sont classés) s’inscrit comme un lieu incontournable entre la Méditerranée et la Provence calcaire. Idéal pour les amateurs de randonnée, d’équitation et de VTT.
- The Calanque de Morgiou in Marseille
Its turquoise waters are of stunning. This cove also includes sheds and a bar / restaurant for a pleasant break.
- La Croisette in Cannes
Cannes would not be the same without its famous Croisette, a long promenade lined with palm trees and pines. It is one of the most famous boulevards in the world and the home of all the great stars of French and international cinema.
- The Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence
One of the emblematic places of Aix-en-Provence. Staged with magnificent plants, tourists passing through Provence like to stroll and admire its magnificent facades and carved doors, not to mention the fountain of the Rotunda and the statue of the “Good King René”.
- The Chateau d’If in Marseille
A fortress, a state prison and a world-famous place, immortalized by Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo in 1844.
- Saint-Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
An astonishing cultural centre, full of history since it was here that Vincent Van Gogh stayed when he was hospitalized between May 1889 and May 1890.
- The Port Vauban of Antibes
This port is particularly interesting and has many berths for yachts.
The 5 most beautiful parks in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
- The Calanques National Park, in Marseille
This park is located in the heart of the metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence and is part of the 10 national parks of France.
- The Exotic Garden of Eze
A botanical walk in the exotic garden of Eze will surprise all visitors. It offers thematic and artistic itineraries for a peaceful and enchanting stroll
- The Mont-Boron Forest Park in Nice
11 kilometres of marked trails in the heart of a beautiful 57-hectare Mediterranean forest in which you will find Aleppo pines and many rare species.
- The Park Borély in Marseille
A huge green space in the heart of Marseille, right next to the hippodrome. This park is simply beautiful and contains sculptures and gardens inspired from all over the planet.
- The Parc du Mugel in La Ciotat
Classed as a “remarkable garden”, this 17-hectare park is sheltered from the mistral and the spray because of the imposing massive “eagle beak” rock which offers a microclimate favourable to the development of a fauna and a particularly interesting flora.
The 5 most beautiful natural spaces in the Provence-Côte-d’Azur region
- The ornithological park of Pont de Gau, in Saintes-Maries de la Mer
Nature and bird lovers, the Pont de Gau’s ornithological park is open all year round and offers you an ideal place to discover, learn about and observe hundreds of amazing birds.
- The Regional Park of Camargue in Arles
Located on the edge of the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Rhone delta, this park extends over three communes and deserves a visit.
- The Salt Route in Hyères
A superb family outing to take a breath of fresh sea air!
- La Base Nature François Léotard in Fréjus
An unmissable tourist area, one of a kind, that offers many sporting and cultural events to the visitors.
- The Alpha Park in Saint-Martin-Vesubie
Visit the wolves of Mercantour in this large animal park for a great family outing in a splendid natural setting!
ALSO TO DISCOVER
You will visit the AOC estates of Baux-de-Provence, take a look at the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence market and watch a captivating sound and light show … Come and discover our beautiful region and stay at Parc de la Bastide, Time to discover the Provence region.
Fill up with flavors, local produce and mix with the inhabitants of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the Alpilles, in the heart of their colorful markets.
Take off and discover a selection of mythical and unmissable places in the region. To help you discover Saint-Rémy and Provence, you can get all the information you need for day trips by bike, horseback or on foot.
The Natural Park of the Alpilles offers many walks, equestrian or mountain bike. It is advisable to respect the recommendations concerning behaviors and the natural environment and to follow the marked circuits and not to degrade the environment (fauna and flora).
Immerse yourself in the natural spaces of Bouches-du-Rhône. Selection of preserved natural areas to be visited imperatively, such as the small Camargue, the Val d’Enfer or the calanques of Cassis …
Vincent Van Gogh moved to Saint-Rémy’s hospice of Saint-Paul de Mausole to be treated until May 1890. During the year he spent in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Vincent van Gogh created Numerous drawings and nearly 150 paintings that count among his greatest masterpieces. The landscapes of Saint-Rémy and the foothills of the Alpilles, the places where he stayed, are very preserved and are now open to visitors as the painter discovered them more than a century ago.