Claire and I come to the South of France about 3 times a year on average and every time we discover beautiful places in this area. No matter what time of year you are here and there is always a nice day to go out due to the mild climate. April to October is a wonderful time to discover the South of France. Many people only think of the beach and the big cities such as Cannes and Nice when they think of the South of France, but there is so much more to discover. I will compile a varied top 5.
Market Sainte Tropez
You will be amazed in Sainte Tropez and very suitable for a beautiful day trip in the South of France. Tuesday and Saturday you will find Le Marché, the market in Sainte Tropez. When you arrive in the village, you can walk through the cozy streets within 5 minutes to Place de Lices where they sell many products such as clothing, jewelry, but also many local products such as lavender and delicacies. If you want to make the visit even more special, take the Navette boat from Les Issambres or Sainte Maxime to Sainte Tropez.
Children fun – Marineland Antibes
Orcas, dolphins, sea lions, sharks, and many other species of animals live in the Marineland. The Orca basin is the largest marine animal basin in the world. If you have seen all the animals and are looking for a cool down, you can find this in the large swimming pool. In addition to a large swimming pool, they also have a wild-west park!
Excursions with the Navette boat
We have been writing about these beautiful excursions with the Navette boat in the South of France for more than 10 years. We have done a lot ourselves and it is really worth it. For example, visit the beautiful island of Sainte Marguerite. You can take the boat here from various ports. Visit the port and ask for the time schedule!
Villa Jardins & Ephrussi de Rothschild
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called Villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah and was built between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild. The villa has 9 beautiful gardens decorated with patios, ponds, fountains and flower beds. The view of the bay of Villefranche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer is truly breathtaking and an absolute must to visit this place.
Grasse, capital city of parfums
Claire and I have been here a few times and last year with the children. My girls in particular thought this was fantastic. All those smells! Grasse is best known for the perfume industry consisting of the three major perfume houses of Galimard, Moulinard and Fragonard. We went to Fragonard then. Very nice and you can also bring nice gifts here, original!