Fields of sunflowers, the scent of lavender and endless dazzling colors of flowers, cities like Marseille, Nice, Toulon and Aix en Provence...this is just part of the painting portraying a last minute holiday in Provence, France. And all this comes with a delicious glass of wine, the famous Provence rosé wine and a load of fun activities like cycling, biking and others. Parc Borely, the beach of Marseille, the Calanques salt pans, the offshore islands like Iles du Frioul only complete the picture of a perfect holiday in Provence. A cruise from the port in Marseille or from a small fishing port in the area is an enjoyable holiday experience, and if you travel with the family and with small children, it's a great chance to see more of the environment here in an effortless way.
Unique culture in Provence
A visit to one of the beautiful cities in Provence is filled with culture, take for example the city of Toulon, the French port city of Nice, the tourist attractions of the French Riviera. Here you will find beautiful museums such as MAMAC-modern and contemporary art museum or the National Marc Chagall. Toulon is a military port with a historical presence of the military fleet. The balance between nature and culture on a last minute holiday in Provence will charm you every step of the way. Aix en Provence is a typical southern French town, where you can see the famous Cours Mirabeau street-avenue of trees, old mansions and two beautiful fountains. If you follow this road you will reach the old town with a beautiful cathedral watching over it. A visit to Avignon is particularly interesting with the Bridge of Avignon, the Papal Palace, the fortress walls. Finally, discover the French cuisine, in a simple or complex way, completed by a fine wine and a five-course dinner.
Active and relaxing... a last minute holiday in Provence
A last minute holiday has a series of advantages, and a last minute holiday in Provence pinpoints these advantages even more, with the numerous activities that one can undergo here, like hiking to the top of the Mount Ventoux, cycling, climbing and canoeing in the area. There are also opportunities for relaxing walks among seemingly endless lavender fields, sightseeing in the major cities here like Aix en Provence, Marseille, Nice, Avignon. Shopping is always a fun way of spending an afternoon and the many markets in the area are a delight to all senses. St. Tropez and Cannes are another option of fun filled memories, so whether you are set on a last minute holiday at the beach, or among nature, with taking in local culture and delighting yourself with local gastronomy, or maybe a combination of it all, Provence is the right setting that astonishes all expectations.