The Provence-Alps-Côte d'Azur region is ideally
situated between the Mediterranean coastline and the Alps. Its
location and climate are extremely attractive. Extraordinary
scenery combined with a rich historical past of exceptional
archaeological and architectural interest, together with a
multitude of celebrations and festivals, make it an exciting
area to visit. Every city, town, village and resort is
adequately equipped to accommodate and cater for the needs of
the tourist trade whether in top class hotels or on camp sites.
An interesting variety of tourism has been carefully developed
here over the years. Needless to say, the seaside resorts are
the last word in entertainment, for aquatic sport and swimming,
while the hill-walker and those seeking the quieter pathways
find a varied countryside ; and when the seasonal change
progresses, winter sports come into their own. One can honestly
boast that vsitors from all over the world rate this place the
premier European tourist region.
The French Riviera-Côte d'Azur stretches along the
Mediterranean at the foot of the last outcrop of the Alpine
chain. Thanks to its southern situation, the proximity of the
sea, the full southern exposure and, above all, to the screen of
high mountains which protect it from the cold continental winds,
it enjoys an exceptionally high winter temperature. Its
privileged position means that the slopes are covered with
tropical vegetation : orange and aloe, cactus and eucalyptous,
rose-laurel, bougainvillea and mimosa.
In under two hours you can travel from the palms and lemon trees
of the coast to the nearby Alpine peak for coolness in the
summer and snowsports in winter. With such a number of
attractive features combined with the variety and quality of
entertainment and the multitude of hotels and villas, it is no
wonder that it attracts visitors from all over both in
summertime and wintertime.