10 Gorgeous Cities You Must Visit in the South of France

In my opinion, there’s no region more beautiful than the South of France region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Comprised of the land in the south east corner of France, this region has it all – sparkling shorelines, hilltop towns, and lavender countryside fields.

In the summer of 2016, I spent a month in this region, which, believe it or not, still wasn’t enough time to discover all the wonderful attractions in this region!

If you’re interested in exploring the south of France, here are 10 amazing places to start off with:

1. Nice

Nice Plage in the South of France

2. Aix-en-Provence

Cathedral Saint Sauveur, Aix-en-Provence, Best of Provence

3. Avignon

Palais des Papes, Avignon – A must visit!

4. Juan-les-Pins

Blue and white umbrellas on beach by Juan-Les-Pins, France

5. Menton

Basilique Saint Michel Menton, France, Best of Provence

6. Antibes

Antibes Plage de la Gravette, South of France Beaches

7. Arles

Arles France, Explore Provence

8. Cannes

Miramar, Cannes, France

9. Grasse

Grasse is the only place on this list that I haven’t personally been, however I thought I’d mention it as it’s the perfume capital of the world (and of course, I’m dying to go there!)

10. Monaco

Quartier du Port, Monaco

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January 28, 2018
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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2 Comments Leave Yours!

Hi Victoria! Great article, I used to live in Menton in 2015 and your post made me super nostalgic. I did want to mention though, that Monaco is its own country and is not technically part of France :)


Hi Lauren, I’m aware that Monaco is its own country, however it is physically located in the South of France. It is a popular destination for travelers to the region which is why it was included. This is a travel blog, not a geography course :)


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