Family-friendly PACA

In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light andvibrant color. Just three hours by TGV from Paris, the sky here is azure andthe sun shines.

From the Calanques of Marseille (External link) to the port of Saint-Tropez, theMediterranean will gently rock you in its sapphire waters. The Ecrins National Park (External link) ,the Queyras Natural Regional Park (External link) , reveal a maze of pathsand tracks ideal for hiking and walking with your family. Head for the Gorges du Verdon (External link) orthe waters of Durance forcanoeing, rafting and other white-water sports. In wintertime, the ski resortsof the Alps in the High Provence area offer all kinds of snow sports, fromsnowboarding to luge, to skiing, snow kiting and snowshoeing.

In the shadow of the Palais des Papes (External link) ,discover Avignon. In Marseille, the Basilicaof Notre-Dame-de-la Garde (External link) watchesover your visit. From the Roman Arena in Arles (External link) tothe Vauban City (External link) in Briançon, to the château des Baux (External link) in Provence, kids are going to enjoyexploring the history of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region .

As for the cuisine, the contrast is striking between the heartymountain dishes (including gratinsdauphinois, ravioles, rissoles, and creuzets d’Ecrins) and the light, perfumed dishes of Provençaland Mediterranean cuisine (ratatouille, aioli, pesto, bouillabaisse, bourride).

The OK Corral park (External link) ,the Borélypark (External link) , the OceanographyMuseum of Monaco (External link) justoutside the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region, and the OrnithologicalPark of Pont-de-Gau (External link) will thrill young and old alike.

A stay inProvence Alpes Côte d'Azur is an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere betweenthe sea, hills, and mountains, to discover breathtakingly beautiful naturalsites, and remarkable towns and monuments.

Succumbto the charm of this region, which has so many marvels to share with you.