Destination Guide to Cannes |  A WORLD OF Wandering Passion

The south of France is famous for its stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine and rich history. From the glitz and glam of the French Riviera to the hills of Provence, there are tons of beautiful places to explore in the region. In this blog post, we'll highlight some of the best places to visit in the south of France.

1. Good

Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and a popular tourist destination, especially as a starting point for exploring the South of France. The city has a beautiful seaside promenade, called the Promenade des Anglais, which stretches for many kilometers and is lined with palm trees. Nice also has a charming old town, with narrow streets and charming architecture. Often travelers will use Nice as the starting point for their journey, renting a vespa or a car to explore more of the South of France.

Destination Guide to Cannes |  A WORLD OF Wandering Passion

2. Cannes

Cannes is known for its annual film festival, but the city is worth a visit any time of year. The waterfront is lined with luxury hotels and restaurants, and there are lots of high-end shops to browse. If you are interested in history, be sure to visit the Musée de la Castre, which is housed in a medieval castle and showcases the history of Cannes and the surrounding area. But if you just want to stroll in the sun, you'll have a great time wandering the winding and often hilly streets of Cannes.

Château Mireille St Remy Provence

3. Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a charming city in the heart of Provence, known for its beautiful architecture and vibrant arts scene. The city is home to many museums and galleries, including the Musée Granet, which has collections of works by renowned artists such as Cézanne and Van Gogh. Aix-en-Provence also has a lively market, where you can find fresh produce and local handicrafts, which are especially lively in the summer.


Marseille is the second largest city in France and a melting pot of cultures. The city has a rich history and is home to several historical landmarks, including the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, which offers panoramic views of the city. Marseille is also known for its cuisine, which includes dishes such as bouillabaisse (fish soup) and aioli (garlic-based sauce).

5. Saint Tropez

Saint-Tropez is a glamorous seaside town on the French Riviera, known for its beautiful beaches and celebrity scene. The city has several upscale shops and restaurants, as well as a lively marina where you can see some of the world's most luxurious yachts. If you are interested in history, be sure to visit the Musée de l'Annonciade, which has a collection of modern art.

6. Avignon

Avignon is a historic city in Provence, known for its stunning architecture and cultural heritage. The city is home to several historic sites, including the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), which was the residence of several popes during the 14th century. Avignon is also home to the famous Avignon Festival, which takes place every summer and features theatre, dance and music.

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7. Gordes

Gordes is a beautiful hilltop village in the Luberon region of Provence. The city is known for its beautiful stone buildings and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Gordes is home to several historical landmarks, including the Château de Gordes, a castle dating from the 12th century.

In conclusion, the south of France is a beautiful region with a lot to offer visitors. From the glitz and glamor of the French Riviera to the hills of Provence, there are many amazing places to explore. Whether you are interested in history, culture or just basking in the beautiful beaches, there is something for everyone in the south of France.

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Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen, with a particular weakness for French pastries.

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