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PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR

THE SUNny REGION SOUTH OF FRANCE

The Côte d’Azur evokes the sun, the beaches (Nice), the blue sky and the mild climate but also, flowers (Grasse), cinema (Cannes), party (Saint Tropez) and luxury (Monte Carlo). Provence stands out for its millenary history, a nature of exceptional beauty, the song of cicadas, the accent of the inhabitants and its tasty cuisine. It is also the land of Festivals (Avignon, Orange) writers (Pagnol, Daudet) and painters (Van Gogh). But what brings the Côte d’Azur and Provence together is of course the magnificent coastline along the Mediterranean Sea whose azure blue attracts visitors from all over the world.

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PROVENCE

The Mediterranean coastline, the countryside of Provence, cities full of art and history, the southern Alps, the Rhone riverbanks and the generous expanses of nature combine to make Provence a multi-faceted region.
Thus it is very diverse, but there are also many similarities that forge the unity of Provence : clear, blue sky ; a quality of light combining both strength and softness; stark, rich colours; Mediterranean vegetation of vineyards, olive groves, almond trees and lavender fields ; the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea ; a melodious way of speaking ; the cuisine and houses. Provence has always been eminently attractive and accessible, which has produced a very rich patrimony.
Historic and religious sites, museums, “bastides” (typical houses), and castles are all proof of this rich past : Romanesque Provence in Arles, Nimes, the Pont du Gard, Orange, Vaison, St Remy, etc., Medieval Provence in Avignon (the Popes’ Palace), in Arles ( Cistercian abbeys and other churches), Renaissance and classical Provence in Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles and Avignon, XIXth- and XXth-century Provence immortalised by painters like Cézanne and Van Gogh, who were enchanted by the light.
The mosaic of landscapes is extraordinary : the majestic Rhone, the lush region of the Comtat Venaissin, the garden of Provence, the nakedness of Mont Ventoux, the light on the hills of Provence, the rich variety of fauna and flora of the Camargue, the colourful coastline of the Mediterranean, the vertiginous Verdon Canyon, etc. People also love Provence for its wonderful “art de vivre”, gastronomy and restaurants, vineyards and living traditions : colourful markets and the atmosphere of summer festivals ; traditional festivals celebrating lavender, the “Saintes Maries”, the “gardians” of the Camargue ; Christmas traditions, etc.
Given such a rich variety, transglobe offers a diverse choice of programs, in order to present the particular face of Provence you want to see

Côte D'AZUR

Discover the attractive and diverse settings concentrated into a relatively small space that the Riviera offers – from the marvellous seaside to the impressive mountains : Nice, with its palaces, hotels and turn-of–the-century buildings, dummy-effect painted façades, flower-lined walkways and palm trees on the irreplaceable “Promenade des Anglais”; Cannes, with its beautiful sand beaches, and the famous “Promenade de la Croisette” which makes visitors dreamy as they gaze across to the Lérins islands; The principality of Monaco, one of the smallest sovereign states in the world, gambling paradise and reputed for the Grand Prix and the Monte-Carlo Rally. St Paul, Eze, Tourrettes sur Loup, Sainte Agnès, Mougins : perched villages, each more beautiful than the next, Grasse, world perfume capital, Menton, Antibes, Saint Tropez, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, The Esterel Coast, The Mercantour Park and its peaks rising to more than 3.000 m.
The Riviera is full of activity year-round largely thanks to a rich and varied cultural offering, particularly easy access (Nice is the second largest French airport), and a well-developed infrastructure for tourism.
Based in the heart of the French Riviera, we at transglobe offer our professionalism and passion for our region, and guarantee quality service in organising your group tours.
 

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THE SUNny REGION SOUTH OF FRANCE

The Côte d’Azur evokes the sun, the beaches (Nice), the blue sky and the mild climate but also, flowers (Grasse), cinema (Cannes), party (Saint Tropez) and luxury (Monte Carlo). Provence stands out for its millenary history, a nature of exceptional beauty, the song of cicadas, the accent of the inhabitants and its tasty cuisine. It is also the land of Festivals (Avignon, Orange) writers (Pagnol, Daudet) and painters (Van Gogh). But what brings the Côte d’Azur and Provence together is of course the magnificent coastline along the Mediterranean Sea whose azure blue attracts visitors from all over the world.

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