Why You Should Travel to the South of France

By Ricky
Last Updated: 2022-11-11

When you hear someone say ‘I am travelling to the South of France’ the first thing that comes to mind is mega yachts, parties, the Cannes film festival, celebrities and so much more. But the South has so much more to offer and has hidden gems all around waiting to be explored, making it the ideal location for luxury holidays 2023!


The city of Cannes itself as you can imagine is glamorous with its amazing beaches, restaurants and shops. It is a great place to spend a few days whilst exploring the French Riviera. Cannes is well known for its film festival however did you know hidden away is the Verdon Gorge, just waiting to be explored? Located a couple of hours north of the French Riviera and east of the Provence region, the Gorge is a perfect day trip away. Famous for its turquoise water, breathtaking views and history, you are not going to want to miss visiting this amazing wonder.

St Tropez 

St Tropez is another amazing place to visit on your travels. Well known for its nightlife and stunning beaches you won’t want to miss out on staying here for a few nights. Originally a fishing village, it was the first town on its coast to be liberated during World War II as part of Operation Dragoon. After the war, it became known as a seaside resort renowned for its influx of artists. From June – August St Tropez harbour is known for its many mega yachts, sleek, luxury sports cars and bars filled with people watching others drift back and forth on the French Riviera. Along with the modern-day busyness, St Tropez is also known for its history and dungeons which are now museums along with the 17th century Chapelle Saint Ann where Mick and Bianca Jagger wed in 1971.


Although not officially a part of France, another astonishing place located on the French Riviera in Monaco. Monaco is the second smallest country in the world; only Vatican City is smaller. This tiny city-state is most famous for its lavish wealth, casinos and of course the Monaco Grand Prix. Monaco also offers a range of beautiful blue beaches perfect for you to relax and catch some sun rays, maybe even bump into a celeb or two.


Another place to visit in the south is Montpellier, it is the third largest French city near the Mediterranean coast, behind Marseille and Nice. Most famous for its wines, the modern city is a tourist centre and the seat of the International Vine and Wine fair. One of the must-see places to visit in Montpellier is the city’s Cathedrale St Pierre. It is the most important Gothic building situated right in the middle of the old town and is free to visit.

With so much to do from relaxing on the beach to exploring the old cobbled streets, South of France holidays is a place to keep on your bucket list. If you do decide to go, remember to stay safe and follow the Covid guidelines when travelling. Keep an eye on the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france