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Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 18, 2020 Share on

Top 9 Places In The South Of France – Exploring The Unexplored

The South of France is one of the many amazing holiday destinations among travellers all over the world. A few places in Europe offer experiences that are beyond beautiful and visiting the South of France is exactly that. If you are someone who would like to enjoy beautiful beaches, adorable villages and delicious cuisines, then the South of France should be one on your travel bucket list. Doesn’t matter if you have already been to the South of France before as this place is well worthy of a revisit too. So, what next? Wondering where to visit? To help you plan, here are the top 9 places that you can visit on your trip to the South of France.

Nice, France
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Top 9 Places in the South of France

Whether you are looking for a day at the beach that starts with sunrise or getting lost in any of the cute little French villages, the South of France has something to offer for every kind of traveller. Have a look at these 9 must-visit places to explore the South of France at its best:

  1. Avignon
  2. Nice
  3. Arles
  4. Pezenas
  5. Biarritz
  6. Lourmarin
  7. Aix-en-Provence
  8. Marseille
  9. Carcassonne

1. Avignon

Avignon is a beautiful place in the South of France where history meets architecture. Apart from the attractions, this place has got the best sceneries too. One of the main attractions in this place is the breathtaking Palace of the Popes which was recognised as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This place stands as home to many precious frescos from the 14th century. You need to visit Avignon, especially when you think you need a break from city life. No wonder this place is at the top of the 9 best places to visit in the South of France.

Avignon
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2. Nice

Nice is a quite popular one compared to all the other cities in the South of France. It also holds the pride of being the fifth largest city in France which is enough to tell you about how many varieties of places it has for you. This is one place in entire France where you wouldn’t feel bored even for a single second. Be it the beach life or the old town appearance or the delicious French food, Nice has everything you would want on your holiday and this is where you should head to. Sometimes it makes us think if the city is named after its beauty. I know it’s crazy but that’s how ‘nice’ the city is.

Nice in South of France
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3. Arles

Here comes another UNESCO World Heritage site which speaks more about Roman and Romanesque architecture. This French city is a beautiful and colourful place where can you click some photos and have some few picture-perfect moments. In short, this city has beautiful buildings and attractions of a rich heritage that are probably enough to explain to you why Arles is a must-visit.

Arles, France
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4. Pezenas

Pezenas stands as home to many architectural buildings. This would probably be the most impressive thing about Pezenas if you are a person who admires historical buildings. To explore the best of Pezenas, you can take a walking tour and visit the top beautiful attractions there.

Pezenas
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5. Biarritz

Biarritz, a French seaside town then, has transformed into one of France’s most expensive holiday destinations now. Some of the main attractions here are the Hotel du Palais, the Casino Barriere and Grand Plage. Apart from the attractions, it is one of the best places to enjoy watersports.

Biarritz
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6. Lourmarin

Lourmarin is more like a village. This place has all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday including some picturesque orchards and tall mountains. Lourmarin is even said to be one of France’s most picturesque villages and it is one of the famous places to visit in France. You can also chill at some cafes and restaurants for an experience apart from admiring nature.

Lourmarin
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7. Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a little different from what Carcassonne and Avignon offer to its tourists. This place is not much important with respect to tourism but more like a laidback charm. This is one place where you can find the long stretching lavender fields that could be seen in movies. With its vibrant markets, beautiful cafes and refreshing fountains, Aix-en-Provence is a worth-visiting place and the best place to take a stroll in the beautiful tree-lined streets.

Aix-en-Provence
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8. Marseille

Marseille is the second biggest city in France and a mix of both extremes. The city is neither completely peaceful nor completely chaotic. Though this city can’t give you a complete laid-back experience as Nice and Avignon, it would surely give you a unique experience. If you’re looking for some city action amidst the peaceful and relaxing days, then Marseille is the best place to visit. While you are in the South of France, make sure you visit this tumultuous yet an amazing city.

Marseille
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9. Carcassonne

The centre of Carcassonne is a true beauty. Located amidst lush green trees, don’t you think this place is a sight to behold? Also, there are strong walls guarding the place since the 4th century and were given more strength in the 13th century to stand against the Crown of Aragon to the south. And it was in the 1600s when the walls started to decay and no one ever found a reason to beef it up. And finally, in the 19th century, an architect came and gave life to these walls again. Apart from holding a rich history, Carcassonne is one place where you can have a chilling experience at the cafes.

Carcassonne
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No matter you are a history person or one who loves culture or a beach lover, these places are enough to tempt you to pay a visit to the South of France. With such marvellous sights to see and great places to visit, what is stopping you from visiting the South of France? To plan your trip, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail and check out some amazing packages to the country of France. We will help you in customization of the package as per your choices and inputs. And, while you are there, we would make sure that you are having a hassle-free vacation with 24*7 support via the Pickyourtrail application. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

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