10 wonders of Provence and Cote d'Azur

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The following list was the one that inspired me much before planning the trip itinerary for the Cote d'Azur travel: the 10 wonders of Provence and Cote d'Azur, that can be easily considered as top travel destinations.

What was really exciting was the presence, besides the main touristic destinations, of some precious and less known places, worth a real exploration of Europe! :-)

Due to the lack of time, we could not visit all of them, but the few visited were stunning and I hope to visit the other ones!

This is the list of the 10 wonders of Provence and Cote d'Azur (keep in mind that's not a chart):

- Antibes: the beautiful Antibes has an incredible medieval town, a couple of castles, a quiet atmosphere within its ramparts and some of the best Cote d'Azur beaches.
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- Saint Tropez: the city best identified with the image of Brigitte Bardot, the famous French actress, one of the most famous seaside places in the world with its beaches of Ramatuelle and la Ponche.
                                                                                                                 Picture from Wikipedia

- Saint Paul de Vence; standing upon a hill with narrow streets, it's the ideal place where time seems to have stopped by. The medieval town, into its fortification system, displays 64 painter ateliers for the art lovers.
                                                                                                                 Picture from Wikipedia

- Colorado of Provence: the colours of rock and the landscape make you feel like in the real Colorado, USA. An impressive numbers of galleries, caves and tunnels make it really precious.

- Porquerolles: the largest of Hyeres islands, with its wonderful sea and white sand beaches, ideal place also for hikers and bikers.
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- Cassis: do you remember the Scandinavian fjords? The fjords of Cassis, the so-called calanques, remind this but with a Mediterranean flavour.
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- Arles: one of the most important cities of the ancient Roman empire with its stunning arena.
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- Grand Canyon du Verdon: one of the best river canyons in Europe.
                                                                                                                 Picture from Wikipedia

- Vallauris: if Saint Paul de Vence is the town of ateliers, Vallauris is the town of ceramics, with the same nice atmosphere.
                                                                                                                 Picture fromAllposters.com

- Valley of Wonders: takes its name from thousands of prehistoric engravings on stone slabs colorful, "ciappe. A mysterious route that will impress you.
                                                                                                                 Picture from Wikipedia

So these are 10 wonders of Provence and Cote d'Azur: a mix of top travel destinations and off the beaten path places to visit. Please follow Diaries of an explorer in order to discover which one of the places I have visited :-)

8 commenti:

Anonymous said...

Wow you're making me dream! :-)

Marco Zannin said...

happy that you are dreaming about these places! some of them are absolutely fantastic! :-)

Marco said...

I was young (and foolish) when I visited Cote d'Azur for the first, and last time so far. Now I realize, that there are so many places I should have seen. Breathtaking.

Ivan said...

Great presentation of wonders. I would like to visit Grand Canyon du Verdon. It looks amazing on picture.

Top 10 Wonders said...

Thank for informations, I am extremely impressed you write style.

Marco Zannin said...

Thanks 10 Wonders for the appreciation! I'm pleased! I also saw your site...very informative! :-)

Top 10 Wonders said...

Very useful and so peaceful blog for us. Such a good work and so good write up.

Marco Zannin said...

you too! Will create other Top 10 posts so I will send you the link! :-)

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