Provence things to do

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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for First-time visitors -
Expert overall rating:4.9 (out of 5)

The finest sea-side stroll in France.

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Coastal walk

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Escapists -
Expert overall rating:4.8 (out of 5)

Strolling back to nature - and then to the beach.

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Train des Merveilles

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Families -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Making tracks into the mountains.

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Les Iles de Lérins

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Families -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

After the clamour of Cannes, the peace of pines, prayer - and a prison.

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Le Suquet

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for History -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Steep wriggling streets and a sense of history: this is the Cannes opener.

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Place des Lices

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Plane trees, boules & a morning market: the hub of St Tropez.

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La Croisette

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for First-time visitors -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Walking the walk – or strolling with stars (also with the rich, the joggers and the nut-cases).

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Castle Hill

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Picturesque hill-start for Niçois history.

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#13/28
expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Posing -
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

The world centre of frisky summer fun & frolics.

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Forville Market

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

The sensual promise of pleasures of the flesh.

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Segway Mobilboard

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Fun -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

Watch out, I can't stop! Putting the zip into sight-seeing.

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Other beaches

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

(Quite) far from the madding crowd.

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Jardin Exotique

Price guide: Mid-range
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Prickly experience in Monaco's best gardens.

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Oceanographic Museum

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Culture -
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Fishing for knowledge in Monaco's best museum.

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#25/28
expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

So lovely, the British colonised it first. (Why waste it on the French?)

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Trans Côte-d'Azur

Price guide: Expensive
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Let’s go float a boat round the Côte.

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#28/28
expert-rated things to do in Provence
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

Art, boats and bars, roses and vintage cars ...

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