South of France Road Trip

Hi all,

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



  1. June 6, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    This is completely delightful and i really enjoyed all these beautiful pictures. You and your husband are so stylish and I would absolutely love to rent a car and visit this gorgeous region. The Avignon wine region is definitely one I would not want to miss. I do like small and charming spots and so does my husband so we will have to put St.Tropez and Casis on our list as well!

  2. June 7, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Congrats on your masters! So jealous of your trips! I would love to see Cannes!!! Definitely on my list. The photos paint a beautiful portrait for now until I can finally make it there. Thanks for the advice and inspiration and major wanderlust 😉


  3. Aimara
    June 8, 2017 / 12:46 am

    OMG! Obsessed with these photos! I need a vacation soon!
    I’ve always wanted to visit the south of France. It looks exactly like I’ve imagined it.
    I’ve never heard of Roussillon and Casis, but they look so beautiful, and I think I’ll like them because they are not so popular, which means less tourists! LOL
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. June 8, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I’ve spent quite a lot of time on the French Riviera and must say it is a favorite of mine to travel to and have to agree Marseille is not really that… exciting. I like to think of it as the Manchester of France (no offence Manchester!). Cannes and Nice are two of my favorites as I tend to think St Tropez is too nouveau riche, but one place I haven’t been to that you mentioned is Casis which is definitely on my itinerary for my next road trip in the south of France. 🙂

  5. June 12, 2017 / 1:45 am

    Europe has so many destinations on my travel list! Looks like south of France may need to be added. I’m quite sure a road trip made it that much more special. You get to see and experience things that you wouldn’t by plane or train. I thoroughly enjoyed these pics!

  6. June 21, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    YESSS I totally enjoyed the pictures. It sounds like you really enjoyed your vacation. The photos with the beach behind you is my favorite.

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