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Discover a Region full of vibrant color and light. In the South of France, between the Alps Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, let be amazed by one of the most beautiful French regions.
The French Riviera is home to a number of world-famous destinations, including the beautiful sand and stone beaches of Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Antibes and Menton. Be sure not to miss nearby Provence, with its peaceful hilly landscapes and picturesque lavender and olive tree fields. When visiting Provence, the incredible Calanques (rocky inlets) are a must-see.
Moreover, In Provence-Alps French Riviera you can discover a region full of history. Explore the Roman Arena of Arles or the remains of Baux-in-Provence’s castle. Visit the Palais des Papes of Avignon (Popes’ Palace), the Basilic of Notre-Dame-de-la Garde in Marseille. Or visit the famous Vauban Citadel of Briançon, of Saint-tropez, or of Sisteron..
The Château d’If is a fortress built in 1529 by King Francis I on the Island of If. The king wanted the fortress to fulfil three functions: to protect the city from invasions, to provide cover for the new royal fleet of galleys, and to be an observation point for watching over Marseille. Just a few years after opening, the Château d’If became a prison from 1580 to 1871 for anybody who opposed official French authority.
Welcome to the historic Pays de Grasse, an area rich in cultural heritage, where visitors can enjoy flowers, perfume and a range of outdoor activities. A commune of the French Riviera, Grasse has been synonymous with perfumery since the 16th century and is still home to around 30 parfumeurs. Voyages Services Plus is now offering tours of the historic Maison Molinard perfume manufacturer, where participants can learn all the secrets of the perfume world.
Founded in 1747, the Parfumerie Galimard was one of the very first French Maisons de Parfum (Perfume Houses) in existence. Jean de Galimard, founder of the Corporation of Glovemakers and Perfumers, supplied the court of King Louis XV, the Beloved, with oil, pomades and perfumes from which he developed the very first formulas.