Provence, Alpes and Côte d'Azur

Rich in historic and cultural heritage, Provence is all about stunning landscapes, festivals, food markets and beautiful architecture.

To the east of Provence is the Côte d’Azur, better known as the French Riviera.

This is a popular region, famed for its sunflowers and rich scent of lavender. Much of its popularity can be attributed to the sunny, dry summers and mild winters that the region enjoys. The beaches are a real attraction, and the region’s numerous harbours and coastal towns make a great place to watch the world go by, with glamorous yachts and celebrities galore.

There will be plenty of photo opportunities whilst exploring the sleepy hilltop villages, such as Bonnieux, and strolling through the quaint towns of Provence. Become immersed in the history and serene lifestyle of this southern region, or take it such drama as the Gorges de Verdon, Europe's Grand Canyon!

The perfumed streets of Grasse and the historical cobbles of St Paul de Vence are exciting places to explore with many opportunities to sit and watch the world go by at one of the traditional boutique cafes.

Major towns and cities

  • Aix en Provence – a town of authentic Provençal houses and historical sites
  • Toulon – picturesque city of ancient fountains and daily markets
  • Briançon – at the heart of the southern Alps, a city renowned for its health
  • Grasse – known as the world’s perfume capital
  • Cannes – a busy and stylish tourist hub
  • St Paul de Vence - a medieval walled village set in a hillside with dozens of artists' studios
  • Vence – a medieval walled village set in a hillside
  • Nice – the region's capital and a world class city with a wonderful sea frontage

Regional attractions

  • Les Baux – a village carved into stone on a rocky outcrop
  • Gorges du Verdon – a stunning canyon with unforgettable views and a canoeist's paradise
  • Calanque du Sugiton – great for hiking with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean
  • Monaco – with its expensive atmosphere, soak up the local culture with a visit to this sovereign city-state
  • St Tropez - world renowned and a great place to enjoy a provencal aperitif!

Sites key: Overseas Site

Top questions

How do I book an overseas site?

Overseas campsite bookings can easily be made on the Club website and "combined deals" are common when you book a campsite at the same time as your ferry crossing. Booking online means you save the £20 Contact Centre booking fee.

Does the Club take deposits for overseas bookings?

Yes, deposits for overseas bookings are calculated at 20% for a site and 25% for a ferry (unless it is a non-refundable ferry/Eurotunnel in which case full payment is due at time of booking). The final balance is due 10 weeks prior to travel.

Is the standard of overseas sites similar to that of the UK?

European campsites are star-rated by their own local authorities and can have different standards and regulations to the UK. However, the Club's travel team handpick and inspect our campsites so that members can be sure of a high standard.

This is my first visit abroad with my caravan/motorhome. How can the Club help?

The Club's first time abroad section explains everything you need to know about going on your first overseas touring holiday.

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