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The haunt of artists, film stars and royalty, the south of France is Europe’s playground. Become part of the French Riviera set on your Celebrity Cruise to France.
Discover our France ports of call.
Stroll under the palms of the fabled waterfront promenade. The animated Forville food market and narrow alleyways of Le Suquet are great places to browse, and Monaco is nearby to explore.
There’s much to do in this Normandy port. Marvel at the largest nuclear submarine open to the public at the ‘City of the Sea’ museum, or make a pilgrimage to nearby Mont-St.-Michel.
In the middle of the Cote d’Azur, Nice has long attracted writers and artists. Arm yourself with a scoop of lavender and vanilla ice cream and stroll down the Promenade des Anglais.
The allure of the ‘capital of style’ is legendary – haute couture combined with haute cuisine. Innumerable museums, and just as many famous parks sit alongside architectural icons like the Eiffel Tower.
Marseille is one of the most visited cities in France, thanks to its many museums, galleries and ancient buildings of historical interest. Along the coast, cycling tracks veer around coves and beaches.
Provence is your stepping stone to idyllic fields of lavender and charming villages like Cassis. Visit a restaurant around the Vieux Port and order Bouillabaisse, the hearty fish stew invented here.
Praised for its many canals and quaint neighbourhoods, this romantic village is the French equivalent of Venice. There are markets to stroll through, museums to admire and beaches to lounge on.
The South of France has long been one of the most glamorous destinations in the world. Your France cruise takes you to heart of this sophisticated society, with ports of call including Villefranche (Nice), Provence (Toulon), Marseille and Cannes, where you can pass many a happy hour people-watching as you sip your coffee at a pavement cafe. There is more to this part of France, than glamour though. Artists, such as Picasso and Matisse, were attracted by the beautiful landscapes and quality of the light, particularly those Mediterranean sunsets on the Cote d’Azur. Nice is the jewel in the crown of the French Riviera and wherever you look you will be assailed by its beauty; the light-bathed coastline, its historical architecture and the dramatic mountain backdrop. Further round the cost, in Marseille, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Vieux Port, where Marseille life is centred. Enjoy excellent French cuisine in one of the many chic restaurants and then soak up the history of France’s oldest city.
With the best weather in France, the average summer temperature in the south of France is 30 degrees Celsius, so it’s hot but not unbearable so. Sunshine is guaranteed and you should pack shorts, t shirts and flip flops. August can whip up short-lived summer storms so a rainproof jacket could prove useful – although you might prefer to seek shelter in a café bar until the sun reappears.
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