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Area:   31 400 km2
Population:   About 4 452 000
Climate:   Dry summers, humid winters
Capital city:   Marseille
Departments:   04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (Digne), 05 - Hautes-Alpes (Gap), 06 - Alpes-Maritimes (Nice), 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône (Marseille), 83 - Var (Toulon), 84 - Vaucluse (Avignon)

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.

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» High: 64°F / 18°C
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Regional tourism board
Department tourism board

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region
    Tourism
            Provence Alpes Cte d'Azur (Regional tourism board)
            About Provence (Private site)
    Accommodations
            Selected Hotels in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Region (Hotel)  

Department 04 - Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
    Tourism
            Alpes de Haute Provence (Department tourism board)

Department 05 - Hautes-Alpes
    Tourism
            Hautes-Alpes (Department tourism board)
            Les Ecrins (Tourism office)
            Serre Chevalier (Tourism office)

Department 06 - Alpes-Maritimes
    Tourism
            Cagnes sur Mer (Town)
            Contes (Town)
            Eze-French Riviera-Provence-France (Tourism office)
            Frejus sur web (Tourism office)
            Gourdon (Tourism office)
            Le Cannet (Tourism office)
            Mandelieu la Napoule (Tourism office)
            Menton et le Mentonnais (Private site)
            Nice_French Riviera (Town)
            Perched villages in French Riviera (Private site)
            Thoule sur Mer (Tourism office)

Department 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône
    Tourism
            Bouches du Rhne (Department tourism board)
            Aix-en-Provence (Tourism office)
            Arles (Tourism office)
            Baux de Provence (Tourism office)
            Joucques (Tourism office)
            Marseille (Tourism office)
            Maussane (Tourism office)
            Peyrolles en Provence (Tourism office)
            Tarascon (Tourism office)

Department 83 - Var
    Tourism
            Aubagne (Tourism office)
            Bormes les Mimosas (Tourism office)
            Flayosc (Town)
            Grimaud (Tourism office)
            House centre for tourism Estrel French Riviera (Tourism office)
            Hyres (Tourism office)
            La Londe les Maures (Tourism office)
            Saint-Raphal (Tourism office)
            Seillans-var.com (Village)

Department 84 - Vaucluse
    Tourism
            Vaucluse (Department tourism board)
            Avignon (Town)
            Avignon (Tourism office)
            L'Isle Sur La Sorgue and Antiques (Private site)
            Le Luberon (Private site)
            Lourmarin (Tourism office)
            Vaison-la-Romaine (Private company)

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