Blooming, fragrant and relaxing: Provence
- Enjoy the diversity - lavender fields, mountains, and the proximity to the sea.
- Discover the Grand Canyon of Europe, by car, on foot or by boat.
- Cycles up to Mont Ventoux or chill at the camping pool.
Grasse in Provence was once a town of leather tanners. In order to cover up the odours that arose, scented perfumes were invented. Many world brands have their origin in Provence. Even today, the traditional manufacturers such as Fragonard still produce fine fragrances: you can not only shop here to your heart's content - but also watch the production process and sniff the ingredients such as rose water and lavender oil. Also when hiking or mountain biking in Provence it is to be noticed: here it smells of Mediterranean holidays! For example basil, thyme and marjoram, which gives the chicken à la Provence its special taste. A cool white wine from the vineyards on the Rhône tastes good with it. And you'll certainly also be strolling through the violet-blossoming lavender fields, the unofficial landmark of Provence.
The Grand Canyon is in the middle of Europe - the Gorges du Verdon</h2<
If you drive up into the mountains just a few kilometres north of Nice, you are in the middle of it: in Haute Provence. The river Verdon has carved the deepest canyon in Europe into the rocks here in millions of years - more than six hundred metres deep! On many campsites at the Verdon you can book rafting or whitewater tours . The Route Napoléon took, on which the deprived emperor once marched from Elba to Paris, leads you to spectacular vantage points. If you want to swim, windsurf or sail on turquoise lakes, a trip to the Lac de Ste. Croix is worthwhile. The seaside resorts of Fréjus, Antibes, and Cannes on the Côte d'Azur are also easy to reach from Provence.
For sporty families who love the south of France - Camping in Provence
At the campsites in Provence, active families can really let off steam! Whether pool with water slide, football field, basketball, or mini golf - new holiday experiences await you every day. You are guaranteed to find peace and quiet with the typical local sport, the Pétanque: almost every campsite in Provence has at least one tree shaded boule playing area. At the campsite large and small campers meet. Culture fans can stroll to the Roman Arena in Arles. Racing bike enthusiasts ride their very own Tour de France stage: on serpentines up to the legendary Mont Ventoux. Feel like it? Learn more about your campsite in Provence...