As you have probably seen from my Easter Instagram updates, I spent one week road-tripping around South of France. In that week I managed to see Montpellier, Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Roussillon, Casis, St Tropez, and Cannes.
I have now finished all exams and coursework for my Masters and will finally have the chance to catch up on all my blog posts. So, this week I have decided to share with you some pics and useful recommendations from my Easter trip!
The first and most important recommendation is that you need at least a week to see all these places and to enjoy all that South of France has to offer.
Second, I would definitely recommend you to rent a car if you can’t go with your own, as it is it much easier and much more fun to have a car, in order to get to all these places. Also, without a car, you won’t be able to explore the stunning chateaus in the Avignon area and the beautiful calanques on the coast!
However, if you wish to just visit the cities on the riviera, you would be fine using a bus/train (both are quite cheap and regular).
My absolute favorite places from the trip were the Avignon wine region (where you should certainly go for some wine tasting) and Cannes (there is a reason why the film festival is held in this beautiful seaside place)!
If you are more into small charming spots, St Tropez and Casis would be the perfect match for you! Though they get super packed during the summer. St Tropez is of course also the party place in the summer!
You can certainly explore the main things in each of these cities for a day, so what we did was travel each day to a different place and spend the night at the next stop on the list.
Montpellier and Marseille are the biggest cities on the coast, however, they are more industrial and not so touristy. I wanted to escape from the London business, and that’s why these two stops were not really within my favourite..
The two places that are not so popular for visits, but absolutely took my breath away are Roussillon and Casis. Roussillon is on the mountain and lies within the borders of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, where you can see more than 40 shades of clay. The town is very scenery and the views from the top of the hills are fantastic.
Casis, on the other hand, is on the coast and is often referred to as the best-kept secret on the French Riviera! It is a beautiful small town with great restaurants at the marina and charming little streets!
As you can imagine there are lots of great beaches on the riviera, but my absolute favorite one was Calanque de Sugiton. The water was crystal clear and views were amazing!
Hope you have enjoyed the pictures!
Tina J xx