The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is ideally situated between the Mediterranean coastline and the Alps. Its location and climate are extremely attractive. Extraordinary scenery combined with a rich historical past of exceptional archaeological and architectural interest, together with a multitude of celebrations and festivals make it an exciting area to visit. Every city, town, village and resort is adequately equipped to accommodate and cater for the needs of the visitor whether in top class hotels or on camp sites.
An interesting variety of tourism has been there carefully developed over the years. Needless to say, the seaside resorts are latest fashion in matter of entertainment and aquatic sports while the hill-walkers and those seeking the quieter pathways find a varied countryside. Numerous activities are on offer all year round, since winter sports are also widely represented. This area can honestly boast that visitors from all over the world rate this place as first European tourist region.
The French Riviera - Côte d'Azur stretches along the Mediterranean at the foot of the last outcrop of the Alpine chain. Thanks to its southern situation, the proximity of the sea, the full southern exposure and, above all, to the screen of high mountains which protect it from the cold continental winds, it enjoys an exceptionally high winter temperature. Its privileged position means that the slopes are covered with tropical vegetation: oranges and aloe, cactus and eucalyptus, rose-laurel, bougainvillea and mimosa.
In less than two hours you can travel from the palms and lemon trees of the coast to the nearby Alpine peak for coolness in the summer and snow sports in winter. With such a number of attractive features combined with the variety and quality of entertainment as well as the multitude of hotels and villas, it is no wonder that it attracts visitors from all over the world both in summer and winter time.