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Destination guide

Arguably one of France's most spectacular regions

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is, arguably, one of France's most beautiful and diverse regions. It stretches from the mighty snow-capped Alps down to the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast and French Riviera, close to the Italian border. The region is characterised by sweet-smelling pine forests and lavender fields, plains criss-crossed with rows of vineyards and a rocky, cypress-studded coastline. Depending on the type of break you're after, you could score a holiday let in one of the glamorous seaside towns, like Saint-Tropez, or opt for one of the mountain lodges, where you can go hiking or skiing. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for outdoor adventure, culture or cuisine, it's all waiting for you in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Things to do

Things to do near your Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur holiday let

Wherever you stay in your Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur holiday rental, you'll always find interesting things to do and see nearby. If you're in Nice, a stroll down along the scenic Promenade des Anglais as the sun is setting is never time wasted. Then there's the glitz and glam of Saint-Tropez, where you can mingle with a jet-setting crowd or hang out on the gorgeous beaches. At Cannes Film Festival, you can try to spot your favourite celebrity. If you come to Monaco at the right time, you could catch the prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix, an exciting motor race which sees drivers hurtle around hairpins and up hills in the middle of town.

How to get around

Getting around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

The type of transport you need very much depends on the holiday you're planning. If you're looking for a holiday rental by the beach and want to spend your days shuttling between the 2, using the public trains, buses or taxis from the airport are your best bet. If you'd prefer to explore the region in a little more depth, renting a car from 1 of the big firms at the airport is always a good choice and many of the holiday lets have private parking spots. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic, hire a bicycle and see the spectacular landscape on 2 wheels.

Food & drink 

There's no doubt about it, you'll eat well in the South of France

This diverse set of landscapes and access to the rich Mediterranean Sea lends itself to Southern French cooking. You could start the evening with a glass of pastis, a classic aniseed-flavoured aperitif, accompanied by black olive tapenade on toast. Perhaps the most famous of the regional dishes is bouillabaisse, a broth created from at least 4 types of seafood, topped with croutons and rouille. If you stay in a Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur holiday during the right season, you'll see black truffle omelettes creeping onto the specials boards. Finish up with a selection of local cheeses, along with a slice of Tarte Tropezienne, topped with creme fraiche.

Essential info

Essential information for your holiday rental in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

There's no right or wrong time to nab a Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur holiday rental. However, if you visit between October and March, the prices can be considerably cheaper. If you're after sunshine without the high price tag, the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn might be just the ticket. All EU citizens can enter France for up to 90 days, while those from further afield can apply for the Schengen visa. The national currency is the euro and they are easy to get from any of the exchange bureaus or ATMs. Though English is widely spoken, it never hurts to know a few phrases in French to help ingratiate yourself. A simple "merci" and "s'il vous plait" go a long way.

How many holiday rentals are available around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 55,035 holiday lettings around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From 1,219 cottages to 7,725 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Côte d'Azur: 36,899 holiday homes
  • Antibes: 11,259 holiday homes
  • Nice: 7,640 holiday homes
  • Antibes Old Town: 755 holiday homes
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: 5,091 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Antibes: 11,259 holiday lettings
  • Nice: 7,640 holiday lettings
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: 5,091 holiday lettings
  • Arles: 2,123 holiday lettings
  • St-Rémy-de-Provence: 2,945 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur are:

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (XCG): 13,744 self catering accommodations
  • Aix-en-Provence (QXB- Aix en Provence TGV Train Station): 4,739 self catering accommodations
  • Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): 13,904 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Camargue Regional Nature Park: 1,258 holiday rentals
  • Arles (ZAF-Arles Train Station): 2,872 holiday rentals
  • Royal Mougins Golf Club: 16,364 holiday rentals
  • La Basilique Sainte Marie Madeleine de St-Maximin: 1,976 holiday rentals
  • Presqu’île de Giens: 6,277 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Antibes
11,259 holiday rentals
Nice
7,640 holiday rentals
Villefranche-sur-Mer
5,091 holiday rentals
Arles
2,123 holiday rentals
St-Rémy-de-Provence
2,945 holiday rentals
Sainte-Maxime
8,683 holiday rentals
Grimaud
4,082 holiday rentals
Le Plan-de-la-Tour
858 holiday rentals
Cassis
3,466 holiday rentals
Flayosc
1,729 holiday rentals
Les Baux-de-Provence
1,929 holiday rentals
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
4,701 holiday rentals
Vallauris
9,371 holiday rentals
Vaison-la-Romaine
1,714 holiday rentals
Cheval-Blanc
2,885 holiday rentals
Le Lavandou
5,149 holiday rentals
Tourrettes-sur-Loup
7,038 holiday rentals
Cotignac
1,153 holiday rentals
La Croix-Valmer
5,758 holiday rentals
Cabriès
2,814 holiday rentals