Region Guide

An insider’s guide to Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in southern France, including the main attractions, towns and villages to visit on holiday, the major festivals and events, and buying property in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Think that France simply gets sunnier the further south you go? It’s not that simple, says Ruth Wood as she reveals the sunniest property locations in the north, south and heart of France

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From salade niçoise to pissaladière to socca, Cuisine Nissarde in Nice makes the best of the Mediterranean climate and produce

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Food

Test your knowledge of French architectural styles with our fun quiz

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Choice

Discover a range of flora and fauna at these five sites in the south of France

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Activity

If Provence, the Alps and the Côte d’Azur are out of your budget, try these more affordable but equally lovely places to find your dream French home

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Try recreating this traditional fougasse recipe from Provence: The Cookbook at home

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Food

Travel with Mark Stratton as he discovers the places which inspired the incredible French Impressionist and the amazing legacy he has left behind

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Culture

Sunny weather, transport and healthcare put Nice in the south of France number three for Quality of Urban Living in the Expat City Ranking 2020 showing it is a great place to retire

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News

Seeking a French home with land, space and privacy but within walking distance of shops, bars and restaurants? Check out these seven pandemic-proof properties

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Professional climbers Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson are used to travelling the world, but with travel restrictions in place and a young son in tow, they found paradise 100km from their home in France

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