Weekend Getaways in the South of France

By: Vero

Discover the charms of Southern France, a favorite region with diverse vacation options. Find city break and coastal trip ideas in our post. Ideal for summer.

Enjoy a Cruise on the French Riviera

Enjoy French Riviera cruises by several companies, like Nice-Monaco in 2.5 hrs with views of Baie des Anges, villages, and Citadel. Many options available including major cruise lines.

Visit Lavender Fields in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

During June and July, visit popular lavender fields in Luberon and Sault, perfect for capturing picturesque postcards and experiencing their fragrant beauty.

Follow the Footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh

If you like art, you can tour the places that inspired some of Van Gogh’s most prolific works and periods.

Café Terrace at Night

The cafe that inspired the painting is in the Place du Forum in Arles.

The Location Inspirations

The Alyscamps

A park in Arles that the painter used as inspiration to create a whole series.

Starry Night on the Rhone

The Rhone River in Arles inspired Starry Night on the Rhone (not the Starry Night).

Road Trip from Nice to Marseille

Drive from Nice to Marseille via A8 for 2.5hrs or along the coast, passing by charming towns and beaches. Try local cuisine.

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites 

France is one of the countries with the most World Heritage Sites, and you can see many of these sites on your getaways in the South of France.

Pont du Gard

An impressive three-level Roman aqueduct crossing the Gardon River near the village of Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The Avignon Bridge, built in the 12th century, is considered one of the city's most emblematic monuments.

Experience the Festivals of the South of France

The South of France has several festivals; if you are lucky, you can participate in the Nice Carnival, Bastille Day, or the Nice Jazz Festival. 

Enjoy The Beaches Of The South Of France

The south of France has several beautiful beaches: Paloma, Plage des Marinières, La Salis, and Cannes (glamorous and exclusive).

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