Tourism - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur is a region of France. Its departments are Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hautes-Alpes, Var and Vaucluse. Main cities are Digne-les-Bains, Gap, Nice, Marseille, Toulon and Avignon.

Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region is the number one tourist destination for French tourists and second for foreign tourists.

The extreme diversity of the region’s landscapes is a major attraction that allows different types of activities and leisure thanks to the 135 marinas, 90 water sport sites, art and historical cities, countryside, golf courses, and the ski resorts, parks of which 3 are national parks and 5 regional, natural reserves such as the Mercantour, the ‘Ecrins’, Porquerolles, Verdon Gorges and many more.

Finally, there are numerous cultural events in the region such as the Cannes festival, the Avignon festival, the ‘Nuits du Sud’ in Vence, the jazz festival in Nice and many more.

Top tourist cities in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur


Tourism Nice

Nice is a seaside city located in the south of France near the Italian border, the city is considered as the capital of the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) and is the fifth biggest French town with around 300 000 inhabitants. Nice, a major tourist destination ...

Must : Chapelle de la Miséricorde, Musée Matisse, Musée des Beaux-Arts


Tourism Marseille

Marseille is the second most populated city in France following Paris, located on the south east of France at the seaside of the Mediterranean, Marseille is the biggest port in France as well as being the administrative capital of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur ...

Must : Jardins Botaniques Borély, Château d’If, Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure


Tourism Gap

Gap is a town in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur in the south east of France. It is the capital of the Hautes-Alpes, historically attached to the Dauphine, a former French province of the 11th century who gathered at the time the Hautes-Alpes, Drôme and ...

Must : Domaine de Charance, Musée Départemental de Gap, Musée Départementale Gap


Tourism Toulon : The city of the navy

Toulon is a medium size city in the south of France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Toulon is an important centre for naval construction, fishing, wine making, and the manufacture of aeronautical equipment, ...

Must : Musée national de la marine de Toulon, Le bateau sculpture à Toulon, La Tour de l'horloge à Toulon


Tourism in Avignon : city of the popes

Avignon is one of the largest cities of Provence located in the south of France. It is the major city of the Vaucluse department and is situated on the banks of the Rhône River. Around 200,000 people live in Avignon, 16,000 of which live in the town itself within ...

Must : Palais des Papes, Collégiale Saint-Pierre, Musée Calvet


Tourism Digne-les-Bains

Digne-les-Bains, with 17 000 inhabitants, is the main city of the Alpes de Haute-Provence department. The city is the capital of lavender, the symbol of the region of Provence. Digne-les-Bains is known for its great living environment with more than 300 days of sunshine ...

Must : Musée-Promenade de Haute Provence, Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourg, Le centre culturel Alexandra David-Néel