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14 Viewpoints to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

Alpilles
AlpillesAlpilles, 13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

The Chaîne des Alpilles is a narrow range of low mountains in southern France. The highest areas of the range are a nature reserve occupied by a variety of endangered birds, including the eagle of Bonelli, the vulture of Egypt and the eagle owl.

Calanque d'En-Vau
Calanque d'En-Vau13009 Marseille, France

It is one of Marseille's most beautiful creeks, but also one of the most remote place in the National Park of Calanques.

Cap Canaille
Cap CanailleCap Canaille, 13260 Cassis, France

Cap Canaille is the highest sea cliff of France located in the Bouches-du-Rhône département of southern France. The rock consists of layers of ochre-colored sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone from the Turonian age. The site features beautiful viewpoints.

Castle Hill
Castle Hill06300 Nice, France

Castle Hill Located near the city center of Nice. It offers a delightful walkway with striking views over the Baie des Anges. The park owes its name to the castle of Nice which once shielded the city from multiple invaders from different kingdoms and duchies during the Middle Ages.

Col d'Izoard
Col d'IzoardCol d'Izoard, 05350 Cervières, France

Col d'Izoard is a mountain pass that connects Briançon and the Guil valley in the French Alps. Near the summit, there is a monument remembering the epic battles between Fausto Coppi and Louison Bobet in 1950.

Col de la Bonette
Col de la BonetteCol de la Bonette, 04850 Saint-Dalmas-le-Selvage, France

Col de la Bonette is a mountain pass and the highest asphalt road in Europe, situated within the Mercantour National Park of the French Alps. The mountain pass offers many beautiful viewpoints.

ISOLA 2000
ISOLA 2000Office de Tourisme d'Isola 2000, 06420 Isola, France

Isola 2000 is a ski resort in the southern French Alps. It is located next to the Mercantour National Park and is about 90 km from Nice, France. It offers skiers and riders 45 alpine ski slopes and an incredible panorama from the massif of the Ecrins.

Luberon
LuberonLuberon, 84560 Ménerbes, France

The Luberon is a massif in central Provence in Southern France. It has a maximum elevation of 1,256 meters and an area of about 600 square kilometers. It is a favourite destination for French high society and British and American visitors because of the pleasant and picturesque towns and villages, comfortable way of life, agricultural wealth, historical and cultural associations, as well as hiking trails.

Massif des Calanques
Massif des CalanquesMassif des Calanques, 13009 Marseille, France

The Massif des Calanques is a wild and rugged terrain stretching from the ninth arrondissement of Marseille to the east towards Cassis.

Meije
MeijeMeije, 05320 La Grave, France

La Meije is a mountain overlooking the village of La Grave located in the Massif des Écrins range. The mountain is well-known for its off-piste and intense skiing opportunities.

Mount Ventoux
Mount VentouxMt Ventoux, 84390 Brantes, France

It is the highest mountain in the region and also known as the "Beast of Provence".The land offers a magnificent view of vineyards, orchards, and lavender, where people like to settle down for the holidays. It is also a sports lover's Elysium, with the challenge of climbing the Mount, as well as cycling, or hiking.

The Provençal Colorado
The Provençal ColoradoAssociation du Colorado de Rustrel entrée: RD22, Quartier le Logis Neuf, D22, 84400 Rustrel, France

The Provençal Colorado is a magnificent geological structure located in the Luberon massif. The site includes a whole array of ochre sculptures and cliffs varying from pale yellow to bright red.

Vallée des merveilles
Vallée des merveilles06430 Tende, France

The Vallée des Merveilles is a mountain area and a valley loacted in southern France. It holds the largest quantity of open-air Bronze Age petroglyphs in Europe.

Verdon Gorge
Verdon GorgeVerdon Gorge, France

The Verdon Gorge is an inspiring canyon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region of France. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named for its turquoise-green color, one of the location's distinguishing characteristics. The gorge is very popular with tourists, who can drive around its rim, rent kayaks to travel on the river, or hike.

Map of Viewpoints to explore in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur