Must See Towns in the South of France
Narbonne is an absolutely stunning town that is perfect for visitors who wish to enjoy a slower pace of life on their trip to the beautiful South of France. It’s located inland but only 15 miles away from the inky blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea so it’s a great base to visit that. The South of France is filled with Relics from the Roman Empire and Narbonne is no different, with its historic ties to the Gaul’s. The real jewel in its crown however is its stunning cathedral and historic centre that’ll no doubt take your breath away.
On the east coast you’ll also find the delightful town known as Grasse. Grasse isn’t just a pleasure to visit for that obvious Southern French charm, it actually holds quite an impressive accolade too. Grasse is known as the world’s capital of perfume. If you are a fan of fine scents and delightful odours then you absolutely want to take the time out to head to one of this towns many prestigious, high class perfumeries.
This time we’re shifting our gaze to the south west of France, to the utterly majestic and enchanting Rocamadour. It’s a town that is beloved by the French and thousands of tourists who visit each year and it is not hard to see why, it’s dramatic cliffs, lush landscapes and medieval architecture make it look like something out of a fairy tale. For a thousand years it has been a site of pilgrimage, built on an old shrine to Madonna that became well known for it’s miraculous healing powers, it’s because of this that it became an important stop on the pilgrim’s path known as the ‘Way of Saint James’. This site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site too.
Gordes is another town that will blow you away with it’s absolutely staggering beauty and regional charms. It’s built upon the foothills of the Monts of Vacluse which faces Luberon and is one of the best-known villages of its kind in the region. Here you will find characteristic white stone buildings that are rooted into the cliff face of the mountain. As you travel around the twists and turns of the labyrinth of cobblestone streets you too will no doubt fall in love with this incredible, breath taking town.
Sadly, the name Saint-Tropez is more likely associated with the much-loved spray tan that will leave you with a golden sheen but the place of which it takes its name from is certainly worth visiting, especially for those that like their vacations extra sunny. It was once the ‘it’ place to go, with elite travellers flocking to its harbours, now though it’s much more accessible for anyone who wants to enjoy its gorgeous Mediterranean styled buildings. If you are a lover of seafood, then you will be spoilt by its delicious offerings of fresh dishes caught daily from its harbour.