lifeguard366As usual, this summer the beaches in South France will be full of sunbathers, families and visitors from all nations. With over 5 million people visiting a beach in South France during July and August, it is one of the largest temporary migration of people in the world. To ensure the safety of beach goers, this year the French government has announced that they will be stepping up police patrols on South France beaches.

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cassis366If you are wondering what is Cassis, the answer is that it is actually one of four things. Cassis is a beautiful seaside town in the South of France, famous for its crystal clear turquoise waters and rocky inlets. Cassis is also

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cassis366Cassis, France, is a town 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Cassis lies between Marseille and Toulon on the eastern end of the French Riviera. Cassis is 2 hours drive from Nice and Cannes. It takes just 3 hours 45 mins to travel by train from Paris to Cassis.

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antibes mapIf you are wondering where is Antibes in France, it is located on the South France coast in between Cannes and Nice. Nice is to the East of Antibes and Cannes is to the west of Antibes. Antibes and nearby Juan-les-Pins have almost become suburbs of Cannes, as the city has expanded northwards (into Super Cannes) and Westwards past Golfe Juan. But Antibes and Juan-les-Pins still manage to maintain their unique identify, especially the old town and port area of Antibes.

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menton girlMenton is a beautiful place for a holiday in the South of France. For centuries, Menton has attracted visitors on account of its micro-climate and it still remains one of the sunniest towns in France. Menton has a good range of beaches in the lovely bay and the old town is a great place to walk around. It is easy to see why thousands of visitors choose to holiday in Menton each year.

 

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nice christmas marketIf you are looking for a good place for a winter break, then visiting Nice, France in December enables you to benefit from the mild Mediterranean weather, the lower air fares and accommodation costs and you also get to enjoy the large Nice Christmas market held throughout December and early January.

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niceThe weather in Nice in July is exceptional, making it the perfect place to visit for your summer vacation. With average daily temperatures of around 28oC/80F, the days are usually hot and sunny. During July in Nice, you can also experience a whole range of things to do, from visiting the Nice Jazz festival to the Bastille day fireworks and the Fête du Malonat, the local festival in Nice.

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st gilles du gardSitting on the edge of the Petite Camargue, South of France, the old town of Saint-Gilles is a pleasant place to wander around. St Gilles - or Saint-Gilles-du-Gard as it is officially known - is a lovely old town to explore.

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montpellier plazaThe 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 South of France cities to visit, then follow our guide to the Best South France cities.

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St MichelIf I was to rank the best tourist attractions in France to visit, outside of Paris of course, then this would be my top twenty. I am not saying that this is a complete list of the best tourist attractions in France to visit but I have lived in France for over 6 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 15 best French attractions to visit if you are in France on holiday.

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picnic2If you find yourself in the South of France on a hot summers day and you want a lazy day out with the family, then here is our choice of the top 10 best Picnic Spots in the South of France. Other picnic places could have made our list, but these are our personal picnic favourites.

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