There are lovely cities and villages to explore in this region of France, but it’s the natural attractions that steal the show.
One of the most breathtaking sights around is Gorges du Verdon, a river canyon in the foothills of the Alps. It’s one of the most beautiful gorges in Europe, attracting plenty of tourists to swim in its turquoise waters.
West of Marseille, you will find the Camargue region, known for its salt flats. It’s the biggest river delta in Europe, attracting pink flamingos and wild white horses. It’s a unique place with a distinct local culture to boot.
Just east of Marseille lie the Calanques, a series of flooded canyons a bit like a Mediterranean version of the Norwegian fjords. You can explore by boat or splash around on a canyoning tour.
It wouldn’t be right to talk about the south of France without mentioning the beaches, and the island of Porquerolles has lots of them to explore. The water is shallow and the sand is white, making for a relaxing day by the sea.
While not strictly natural, the lavender fields of Provence are definitely beautiful. Of course, the plants are tended into uniform rows by farmers, but that doesn’t detract from the amazing sight.
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
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Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.