Southern France

MARSEILLE

Located on France's Mediterranean coast, Marseille is the country's largest port and one of its oldest cities.

The Vieux Port area has many historical buildings and places of interest and the Marseille's picturesque outdoor Fish Market comes alive every morning from 8 AM. Marseille offers up plenty of sun and sand at a number of beaches in Marseille especially in the Prado Beach area.  There are many historical sites that will take your breath away including the Old Clock which can be found on the north side of the Old Port, not far from Marseille's City Hall.

The attractive white tower is located in one of Marseille's oldest neighbourhoods. If you are into art, The Cantini Museum is a popular art museum that focuses on surrealism and fauvism, including works from Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Cathedrals always spark inspiration and the beautiful Sainte Marie Majeure Cathedral built between 1852 and 1893 is one of Marseille's two famous churches, the other of which is the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica. Marseilles is within reach of Cannes, a picturesque city located on French Riviera and well known for the Cannes Film Festival that takes place each May.

NICE

Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and with sunshine all year round, it is an ideal holiday destination for visitors from around the world.

Soak up the sunshine by taking a walk through the streets of the Old Town and harbour, stroll along the pebbly beaches and visit the popular Promenade des Anglais.

While in the city, head to the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain which houses a large permanent collection from the Nice School, New Realism and Pop Art; and see some of the city’s famous churches including Cathédrale Saint Nicolas, Chapelle de la Miséricorde and the 18th century Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate.

Historical sites include Castle Hill, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Roman Ruins and the nearby village of St Paul de Vence.

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