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Top 70 attractions you must visit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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About 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.

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Attractions in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Cours Mirabeau
Cours MirabeauCours Mirabeau, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Street Markets
Urban Walks
Fountains

The Cours Mirabeau is one of Europe's great boulevards. It is the most popular and lively place in town. The wide sidewalks of the street are planted with double rows of plane-trees. The Cours Mirabeau is decorated by fountains, the most popular of which is the Fontaine de la Rotonde, a large fountain that makes up a roundabout at one end of the street.

Dentelles de Montmirail
Dentelles de MontmirailDentelles de Montmirail, 84190 Suzette, France
Rock Climbing Spots
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

Located just south of the village of Vaison-la-Romaine, the Dentelles de Montmirail is a small mountain chain in France. St-Amand, at 734 meters, is the highest peak of the Dentelles. The range offers over 600 trails for hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Fondation Maeght
Fondation MaeghtFondation Maeght, 623 Chemin des Gardettes, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Notable Architectures
Art Galleries

The Maeght Foundation is a modern art museum located on a beautiful hill overlooking Saint-Paul de Vence in the southeast of France. The museum has a set of 12000 items of art that includes paintings, sculptures, collages, ceramics, and all kinds of recent art.

Frioul archipelago
Frioul archipelagoFrioul archipelago, 13007 Marseille, France
Islands

The Frioul archipelago is a group of four islands and a conservative area located off the Mediterranean coast of France. The islands have Calanques, and impressive beaches and cliffs.

Giuseppe Garibaldi Square
Giuseppe Garibaldi Square11 Place Garibaldi, 06300 Nice, France
Urban Walks
Town Squares

Giuseppe Garibaldi Square is one of the city’s great landmarks named after Italian nationalist and military hero Giuseppe Garibaldi. It is the city's oldest square and one of the city's most iconic locations.

Greek Villa Kerylos
Greek Villa KerylosImpasse Gustave Eiffel, 06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
Iconic Buildings
Museums
Notable Architectures

Villa Kerylos is a house designed in Ancient Greek style by the French archaeologist Theodore Reinach in the early 1900s. It has been listed as a historic monument since 1966.

ISOLA 2000
ISOLA 2000Office de Tourisme d'Isola 2000, 06420 Isola, France
Viewpoints
Skiing Spots

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.

Lac de Serre-Ponçon
Lac de Serre-PonçonLac de Serre-Ponçon, France
Man-made Lakes

Lac de Serre-Ponçon is the second largest artificial lake in Europe with an area of 3,000 hectares.

Lake of Sainte-Croix
Lake of Sainte-CroixLake of Sainte-Croix, France
Man-made Lakes

The Lake of Sainte-Croix is an eyecatching man-made lake that was formed by the construction, between 1971 and 1974 of a reinforced-concrete arch dam by the name of the dam of Sainte-Croix. It is fed by the Verdon at the outlet of the Verdon Gorge. The lake is approx. 10 km long and at its widest point approx. 3 km wide.

Le Fort Carré
Le Fort CarréAvenue du 11 Novembre, 06600 Antibes, France
Forts
Old Ruins

Fort Carre was built in the late 16th century by King Henry II of France. It was used to guard the nearby border with the County of Nice and to defend the town of Antibes. it is now classified as a historic monument.

Lérins Islands
Lérins IslandsLérins Islands, Cannes, France
Islands

The Lérins Islands are a group of four Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera, in Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat. The smaller Îlot Saint-Ferréol and Îlot de la Tradelière are uninhabited. This archipelago emerging from azure waters offers an ideal combination of natural, architectural, and gastronomic heritage.

Luberon
LuberonLuberon, 84560 Ménerbes, France
Viewpoints
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes
Geological Formations

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.

Marc Chagall National Museum
Marc Chagall National MuseumAvenue Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice, France
Museums
Art Galleries

The Chagall Museum is located on Cimiez Hill in Nice. The building was designed by French architect André Hermant and opened to the public in 1973. The museum dedicated to the work of famous painter Marc Chagall. It houses the series of seventeen paintings depicting the biblical message, painted by Chagall.

Marseille History Museum
Marseille History Museum2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
Museums

The Marseille History Museum is the native History and Archaeology Museum of Marseille. The museum currently features permanent exhibitions displaying the history of Marseille up to the eighteenth century.

Massif des Calanques
Massif des CalanquesMassif des Calanques, 13009 Marseille, France
Viewpoints
Geological Formations

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
Viewpoints
Skiing Spots
Mountain Peaks

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.

Mercantour National Park
National Parks

Mercantour National Park is a French national park with an area of protected land that covers around 685-kilometer square. The park includes beautiful lakes, diverse wildlife, many valleys, and villages. There is a lot of footpaths through villages which gives a varied experience to visitors.

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MAMAC)Place Yves Klein, 06000 Nice, France
Museums
Art Galleries

The museum dedicated to modern art and contemporary art. The collections present an overview of the artistic works considered as avant-garde, from the late 1950s to today.

Mount Ventoux
Mount VentouxMt Ventoux, 84390 Brantes, France
Viewpoints
Rock Climbing Spots
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

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.

MuCEM – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean and Fort Saint-Jean
Museums

The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations. The museum is engaged in the contemporary aspects of European and Mediterranean civilizations. Its collections include more than 350,000 objects. The museum is built on reclaimed land at the entrance to the harbor, next to the site of the 17th-century Fort Saint-Jean.

Map of attractions in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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