1 day in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

1 day in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer — 1 day

Engulfed in the Provençal culture, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer has many literary, artistic, and musical references from master artists due to its location where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean and as the pilgrimage destination for Romany people, sometimes called gypsies.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boat Tours & Water Sports. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a pleasant ride with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer trip itinerary planning app.

Nimes to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.
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