French Riviera or Opal Coast: rediscover our beautiful French regions for the holidays

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The French tourist heritage is rich and diverse. With its breathtaking natural landscapes, its unique architectural treasures, and the rich and welcoming local cultures, you will never stop discovering and rediscovering France! During this pandemic period when international travel is severely restricted, the watchword of the authorities is to favor France for your holidays. So, subject to some restrictions in places, the most beautiful regions of France are waiting for you. Here are a few that we recommend!

The Opal Coast, splendors of northern France

The Opal Coast is a perfect destination with miles of beautiful beaches and endless azure blue sea waters. Its nature reserves, and its hiking trails are an invitation to rich walks in the heart of nature.. Located far north, Bray-Dunes is a survivor. Long subjected to the whims of the sea and the wind, it has been able to resist and rebuild itself. The magnificent dunes of its nature reserves are its main attractions. On site, be accompanied by a guide to unlock all the secrets of its flora and fauna. The Marchand dune, for example, has more than 400 plant species and a variety of animal species. The Dune du Perroquet is home to more than 350 species of plants and more than 70 species of birds.

The Côte d'Opale

Bray-Dunes also offers you the possibility of practicing nautical activities for a family stay. And if you are passionate about hiking, many trails exist and have been designed for this purpose, not far from the Evancy residences. These offer you a vacation rental facing the sea, with one or more bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens for a more pleasant and comfortable stay.

Outside of Bray-Dunes, at Cap Blanc-Nez, a French heritage site, you will discover the grandeur of nature through cliffs and hills that are as beautiful as they are majestic. It is also a historic site which has not yet revealed all its secrets. You may find some fossils there like some hikers before you.

As to Touquet, an elegant city located by the sea, it is reminiscent of Nice. Very busy because of its unique and chic style, she invites everyone to moments of relaxation and well-being. Between towns, sea and countryside is Boulogne-sur-Mer, with its giant ramparts, real historical works. Their construction dates back to the XNUMXth century.

The Côte d'Azur: a mythical region with famous tourist attractions

Why not take a tour of the French Riviera? If you like car rides and unforgettable hikes, you will certainly have great memories. Between the beauty of its natural landscapes, and its cities which are real centers of cultural and tourist escape, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some routes to help you.

From Saint-Raphaël to the discovery of the coastal path via Saint-Tropez

By taking Saint-Raphaël as a starting point, you will take a trip by the sea to contemplate marvelous oceanic panoramas and singular forest landscapes. You will discover the remains of the Malavettes forest house. It is a medium difficulty hiking trail that you can do on foot or by bike in about 4 hours.

A little further on, on the Giens peninsula, you will discover the coastal path not far from Hyères. With its small family beaches, its islets located on the edge of the cliff, and the famous rock in Sugar Loaf, you will have beautiful panoramic views throughout the course.

From the Corniche d'Or to Cannes: discovering the promenade of La Croisette

The Corniche d'Or runs along the turquoise waters that connect Saint-Raphaël to Cannes, for around 30 km. It is a paradise for any driving enthusiast. It is also suitable for hiking. A hike for example in Cap Dramont, in particular on the Île d'Or and the bay of Agay, will allow you to contemplate various shades of colors. Remember to bring your camera to immortalize this colorful hike. Arrived in Cannes, the discovery of the promenade of La Croisette is essential. Popular, it gained fame thanks to the Cannes Film Festival. It is a boulevard lined with palm trees that runs along the bay of Cannes for a few kilometers. There are high standing hotels and shops.

The Côte d'Azur

From Cannes, set sail for Grasse, the capital of perfume, home to the International Perfume Museum. The next stop will be in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, one of the most beautiful and charming villages in Provence whose tourist reputation is well established.

Explore Vence

This charming French commune is located in the Alpes-Maritimes on the Côte d'Azur. Located in height (325 m above sea level), it is a corner of paradise not far from Cannes and Nice. Quiet and away from the bustle and bright attractions of the Côte d'Azur, Vence and its beautiful architecture are a source of inspiration for many artists.

You will find many artists' studios on site, some of which are open to visitors, as well as many art galleries. Moreover, the city owes its fame to these galleries which present true artistic masterpieces appreciated by tourists from all over the world. If you are a music lover, musical events such as the Festival des Nuits du Sud will allow you to spend good moments of relaxation.

In addition, the Col de Vence which overlooks the Mediterranean is very popular with nature lovers, especially hikers, cyclists, hikers or equestrian. It stretches for almost 600 meters and offers incredible views of the city. Located at the foot of the alpine arc, the Col de Vence gives access to the Regional Natural Park of the Préalpes d'Azur and to the Alpes Azur Mercantour International Star Sky Reserve.

Prepare your trip ...

While waiting to be able to enjoy your vacation, take the time to better prepare your trips for the summer. For example, you will be able to make the reservations you need to avoid last minute stress!

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