South of France – Jewel of the Mediterranean
Freshly caught seafood, sparkling turquoise waters and a sun-kissed pebbly coastline make the South of France an irresistible Mediterranean destination. From lost-in-time medieval villages to Nice's pretty, pastel shopfronts and Marseille's big-city nightlife, there's plenty to explore. There's a diverse selection of art and architecture, from Roman ruins to Baroque churches. Picasso, Cezanne and van Gogh all lived and worked here. Visit the Musée Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall to see the immaculately curated collections, or step outside to admire art deco hotels with their ornately sculpted balconies. Soak in the classic glamour of Cannes, famed for its international film festival and designer boutiques. Ferries run regularly to the lush Lérins Islands, giving unforgettable Riviera vistas from the sea. Cruise the region's craggy clifftop roads or venture inland to enjoy the lavender scents and endless blue skies of Provence.