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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Vieux Nice

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

Where the action is, and always has been.

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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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Old Village

Price guide: Free
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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for History -
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

A dog, a cockerel and a headless body: the heart and soul of St Tropez.

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

Memories in monumental form.

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Old Town

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)

Rock 'n' royal - the origins of Monaco.

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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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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

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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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Musée Matisse

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expert-rated things to do in Provence
Best for Culture -
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Great art from a grumpy genius.

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Russian Cathedral

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

Tsar quality: Russian magnificence in the middle of Nice.

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

Stopping atheists in their tracks.

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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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Casino de Monte Carlo

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

Suspend disbelief for the Never-Never Land spectacle of Monte Carlo.

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Musée de l'Annonciade

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

Old modern art - yes, it makes as much sense as anything in St T..

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