hyeres1Hyères is a town in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of the Cote d'Azur in southeastern France and is the oldest holiday resort on the French Riviera. Hyeres is known locally as the City of Palms, on account of the 7,000 palm trees which decorate the town.

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menton beachIf you are planning your summer holidays and you are looking for information on where to go in the South of France, then just follow our handy guide of the very best places to visit. We have grouped these South France tourist attractions into distinct regions of the South of France, but to be honest getting around is quite simple. There is an excellent road network and the trains are superb.

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st tropez2Where is Saint Tropez? Saint Tropez is located on the South of France coast in between Marseille and Cannes. This small fishing village on the Mediterranean coast shot to fame and fortune through its association with Brigitte Bardot and a host of other famous film stars and artists at the beginning of the 1960s. Since then it has continued to be a popular playground for the rich and famous and has grown in proportion. Saint Tropez is located on a small bay, close to the major resort town of Sainte-Maxime. The city of Toulon is 50kms to the West and Cannes is 70kms to the East.

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roussillon provence4If you are planning a trip to Provence, France, this year and you are looking for ideas about what to do and see, we have compiled a guide to the best towns to visit in the Provence region of France. Provence is an amazing region to visit. All the images that come to mind when you think of Provence come true in reality. Purple lavender fields still abound and are best witnessed in late June and during July. Small sleepy hilltop villages perched high up on a cliff can be easily visited in Gordes, Roussillon and Les Beaux de Provence.

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rivieraIf you are wondering what and where is the French Riviera, then let me enlighten you. The French Riviera or the Côte d'Azur as it is referred to France, is in the South East corner of France, running along the Mediterranean coastline. It extends from the Italian border in the East, through to Cassis, Toulon and Hyères in the West. Important towns and cities along the French Riviera include Menton, Nice, Cannes, Sainte-Maxime, Frejus and St Tropez. The French Riviera also includeds the principality of Monaco.

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x nimesThe South of France is home to some of the most picturesque cities in France to visit. Outside of the well-known cities such as Nice, Cannes and Marseille, you will find a wealth of beautiful cities to see. Outside of the summer, a visit to the South of France in May or September is always pleasant. The climate is still warm, the restaurants are still open and the throngs of tourists have died down. If you are looking for inspiration about which cities in the South of France to visit, then follow our guide to the 10 Best cities in South of France to visit.

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aixThe old University town of Aix-en-Provence is a wonderful place to spend time in. Perhaps the most recognisable part of Aix is the Cours Mirabeau, the wide avenue with rows of plane-trees that follows the line of the old city wall and divides the town into two halves. Along this avenue, you will find plenty of cafés, including the Deux Garçons, which has been frequented by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola and Ernest Hemingway.

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niceIf you are planning your summer holidays and you are looking for information on where to stay in the South of France, then just follow our handy guide to the very best places to stay in South of France. We have grouped these South France tourist attractions into distinct regions of the South of France, but to be honest getting around is quite simple. Let Go South France help you choose where to stay in South of France.

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St MichelIf I was to rank the best places in France to visit, outside of Paris of course, then this would be my top 15 places to visit. I am not saying that this is a complete list of the best tourist places in France to visit, but I have lived in France for over 10 years and before that I have toured around France quite a bit, both on holiday and with work. Some places I have not visited yet, for example, Strasbourg, Lille (only the Eurostar train station), Bordeaux (yes, I know it is shameful that I haven't been there) and Grenoble; and other places are affected by my experiences there (getting my iPhone stolen in Orleans for instance). But looking through it, I think that this is a pretty good list of the best places to visit in France whilst you are on holiday.

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x avignonAvignon, South France, arrived on the World's stage when in 1303 the Vatican decided to move away from the anarchic violence of Rome to the peaceful pastures of Provence. Although they only stayed for 70 years their legacy can still be seen on the beautiful streets of Avignon. Today Avignon is a charming South France city, with lots of bustling streets and squares. Read on for more useful Avignon, France, tourism information.

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nimesNimes, South France will always be connected with two events of historical importance: Romans and Denim jeans. The centre of Nimes is home to a bustling commercial district, with winding streets hiding a plethora of boutiques and artisanale shops. Nimes also houses two good art galleries and hosts some of the most colourful festivals in the South of France. Nimes, South France, a city with a wonderful past and a vibrant present. Here you will find our essential Nimes travel guide.

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aigue mortes2Aigues-mortes, South France, was originally intended to be the principal port in the South of France. Aigues-mortes is now a mandatory stopping off point for visitors on any tour of the South of France. The old grid streets inside the walled fortifications do not seem to have changed in hundreds of years. Read on for further Aigues Mortes tourism information.

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x ArlesThe Southern French city of Arles is famous for its short but memorable association with Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh stayed in Arles for only 18 months yet during this time he produced some of his most famous paintings of landscapes and real life in and around the vity. Read more about the work of Van Gogh in the South of France and historic Arles in our Arles France tourism guide.

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pont du gardThe Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most dramatic monuments of Roman architecture in France. This Roman aqueduct was built around AD50 to carry water over 50 km from Uzes to Nimes. The Pont du Gard is situated just north of Nimes; no-one with an interest in history or architecture should miss the chance to visit this historic monument.

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camargue2The Petite Camargue, South France, is one of the last remaining wild wetlands in Europe. It is home to 150 species of birds, pink flamingos, the famous white Camargue horses, and is famous for its black bulls, bullfighting and the romantic Camarguis way of life. The landscape of the Camargue has a wonderful barren beauty and serenity. We love it and hope you'll read on for more Camargue tourist information.

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