The French Riveria and Beyond: A Closer Look at St Tropez and Montpieller

A location so beautiful that Pink Floyd sang a song about it, St. Tropez is located on the Mediterranean Ocean in the south of France. One of the quintessential locations on the French Riviera, you go there if you’re looking to relax and enjoy life. With it’s warm climate, sandy beaches, blue waters, and laid back attitude, it would be hard not to have the vacation of your dreams! Many movie stars and directors extend their vacations here after the Cannes film festival, so if you’re planning on going then, make sure to book your hotel early!

Once you’ve relaxed enough, it’s just a short drive over to Toulon, where you could sample some local wines with your toes in the sand as you fish off the coast. You could also head north up the coast to Frejus, and marvel at the ancient roman aqueduct ruins. Frejus is well known for his history and cultural and artistic nature. You may want to see more of the Riviera throughout your vacation, or you may just want to relax on the beach the whole time. Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

Another one of France’s beautiful Mediterranean cities, Montpieller is a world class travel destination that will keep you occupied. Located several kilometers inland, the city offers easy rental car access to many incredible unique beaches. It’s also France’s fastest growing city over the past 25 years, which means there’s lots to do! Visit many of the old buildings, like the Saint Pierre Cathedral or the Porte do Peyrou, a triumphal arch. Check out the oldest botanical garden in France, built in 1593, or make your way over to the Muse Fabre, which had a 60 million Euro renovation that was completed in 2007. There’s so much to do and see you will want to extend your stay.

Once you’ve had your fill of local food, museums, and beaches, make your way down the seaside resort town of Palavas les Flots. Originally a fisherman’s village, it is now one of the most beautiful places to visit in the region. After that, make your way to the Cevennes National Park, located north of Montpieller. It will provide you with breathtaking mountain views, opportunities to explore caves, and access to a beautiful arboretum. The whole area is filled with places to explore that are easily accessible. Whatever your plans are, you are sure to love the south of France on your next European Vacation.