Wednesday 20 November 2013

5 Cities to Visit by Car in the South of France

Welcome to the French Riviera! Where authentic French villages meet luxurious Mediterranean cities. This “must-see” region of France successfully blends the charm of French culture and history with ‘nouveau riche’ and grandeur.
However, there is one thing you need to understand; you aren’t in London anymore!
That means that if you want to get the maximum out of your visit of the French Riviera, you will absolutely need to rent a car. Unlike London where you can visit the majority of the city by just using the metro, the train system in the South of France only stops in the coastal cities, which means that you will miss some of the most famous villages in the area! Easy Car Booking can help you find and rent the most fitting car for your vacation.  
Still not convinced that you need a car rental while on the French Riviera? Below I have compiled a list of my favorite cities that you can only visit by car:

            St. Paul de Vence is considered to be one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera and is most known for their contemporary and modern art scattered through the village. Located just north of Nice, St. Paul de Vence is a popular destination year round and is widely considered to be the most famous. Unfortunately, you can only access St. Paul de Vence by car or bus.
            Eze is a small French village located in Nice that is often times visited by celebrities and royalty throughout the year. It is certainly a village that should be on everyone’s to do list while visiting the Cote d’Azur. Eze is littered with authentic cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, boutique shops, and has one of the most gorgeous views of the French Riviera. The only way to visit this hidden jewel is by car.
3.    Visit Gourdon by Car        
      Gourdon was strategically built on top of a hill to defend its citizens during    times of war. With only one entrance, this small village hosts one of the best panoramic views in the South. On the clearest of days, you can see the island of Corsica with the naked eye. Gourdon is known for their specialty items such as their fruit shaped candles, fresh goat cheese and seasoned ‘saucisson’. Although not nearly as popular as St. Paul de Vence, Gourdon has become a very popular destination for bikers, hikers, and anyone else who desires to       escape the busy coastal cities.
            Tourrettes-sur-Loup is another medieval French village located in the south. It is most famous for it’s art and flower displays but has an array of historical sites and monuments. Tourrettes-sur-Loup is located between Vence and Grasse and can only be accessed by car.
            Prior to St. Tropez’s rise to fame as an exclusive seaside resort, it was first a small, Provençal-style fishing village that was used as a military stronghold in the early 20th century. Today, St. Tropez is visited by millions of tourists a year to enjoy the good food, beautiful sunshine, and maybe the occasional celebrity sighting.
If you have changed your mind about renting a car for your next vacation, we can help! Feel free to contact us for any questions, concerns, or enquiries!

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