Lyon, Provence and the Cote D’Azur
This region oﬀers a stunning variety of landscapes – lavender fields, ancient olive groves and cliﬀ-top roads; with the blue of the Mediterranean never far away.
Lyon is a city of gastronomy, famous all over the world for the art of fine living. With a rich history spanning 2000 years, it also has a remarkable architectural heritage. To the north-west of the city, the Beaujolais is renowned for its wines. In the south, the villages of gilded stones oﬀer a unique authentic charm. In the north, vineyards on hillsides stretch as far as the eye can see.
The lavender scented bouquet of small hilltop towns of Provence are the soul of the Luberon. Each has its own ﬂavour and special atmosphere and many are classified amongst the most beautiful in France. Avignon has preserved an exceptional cultural inheritance and landmarks include the Popes Palace and the Avignon bridge.
Visit Aix-en-Provence and explore the streets, places and landscapes that marked the life, outlook and work of of Cezanne. Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels.