Destination guide

Visit Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France

Would you like to visit a place so beautiful that Vincent van Gogh himself was inspired to paint its countryside? Prepare yourself for an unforgettable getaway to Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in France. This region is located on the southeastern side of France separated from the rest of the country by the Rhone River. Experience the unique culture this region developed from your very own home away from home. Book a Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur vacation rental and relax with all the comforts of home as you rest in between your new French adventures.

Things to do

See the best of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

You’ll never run out of things to see in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Enjoy the Carrieres de Lumieres Art Museum where multimedia shows see images projected onto rock surfaces and the ground, transforming the site into a carpet of images. Castle Hill in Nice offers a scenic overview or head to Parc National des Calanques in Marseille for truly stunning sights of blue waves crashing into towering cliffsides. Add some thrills to your adventure fit for the whole family at Aoubre L’aventure Nature, where you can climb, swing, and zipline through trees in this heavily forested park.

Activities

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur’s French Riviera

Plan in advance to take advantage of this region. Start by taking a bike tour through the region’s capital of Marseille. On the coast, explore stunning beaches, then venture out a bit farther to go snorkeling and scuba diving. Make sure you stop by the local restaurants frequently to taste cuisine unlike anything else in the world. Just remember that it’s considered rude to ask something be prepared differently than what the menu says. If you’re feeling lucky, stop by the Le Croisette Casino Barriere de Cannes or another one of the popular local nightclubs.

Weather

Enjoy warm Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur summers

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offers visitors a warm Mediterranean climate. If you visit during the summer, expect temperatures around 72.86 degrees on average. Winters are much colder at around 43.52 degrees, but you don’t have to worry about freezing weather too often. Bring an umbrella, however, because it rains frequently around 21.4 inches a year, though most of it comes in at the beginning of fall. Visit during the summer for your best chance at warm air and sunny skies to take advantage of this region's beautiful beaches, but remember that the food is good all year long.

Natural features

Mountains and coasts in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Like everything else in this region, the landscape is breathtaking. Van Gogh himself spent a considerable amount of time painting the countryside here. Head north, and you’ll find a small part of the Alps resting just on the border. Plains roll over central areas of the region with beautiful green hills and colorful flowers. On the coast, you can visit numerous beaches, like the pristine Escalet Beach in Ramatuelle, with crystal clear water. Don’t forget to walk down the French Riviera, a long stretch of beach packed with exciting things to see and do.

Where to stay around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 54,970 vacation rentals near Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From 14,642 Houses to 8,063 Villas, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Nice: 7,935 vacation rentals
  • Provence: 42,885 vacation rentals
  • Aix-en-Provence: 2,524 vacation rentals
  • Cannes: 9,879 vacation rentals
  • Marseille: 3,939 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur:

  • Nice: 7,935 rentals
  • Aix-en-Provence: 2,524 rentals
  • Cannes: 9,879 rentals
  • Marseille: 3,939 rentals
  • Avignon: 3,600 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur are:

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (XCG): 14,285 vacation rentals
  • Orange (XOG-Orange-Caritat Air Base): 5,122 vacation rentals
  • Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): 14,250 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Eze-Sur-Mer Port: 3,564 rentals
  • Arles (ZAF-Arles Train Station): 2,832 rentals
  • Cassis Beach: 6,025 rentals
  • Camargue Regional Nature Park: 1,234 rentals
  • Serre Chevalier 1350: 2,668 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nice
7,935 vacation rentals
Aix-en-Provence
2,524 vacation rentals
Cannes
9,879 vacation rentals
Marseille
3,939 vacation rentals
Avignon
3,600 vacation rentals
Villefranche-sur-Mer
5,321 vacation rentals
Antibes
11,586 vacation rentals
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
2,977 vacation rentals
Cassis
3,560 vacation rentals
Menton
1,450 vacation rentals
Gordes
2,984 vacation rentals
Arles
2,110 vacation rentals
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
3,729 vacation rentals
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
3,088 vacation rentals
Sainte-Maxime
8,275 vacation rentals
Lourmarin
2,049 vacation rentals
Cap-d'Ail
1,429 vacation rentals
Saint Paul de Vence
2,152 vacation rentals
Beaulieu-sur-Mer
4,897 vacation rentals
Grasse
8,159 vacation rentals