How to get there

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is an easily-accessible region, whether you’re travelling by plane, car or train. Whatever your chosen destination, it’s very easy to get here and travel between the French Alpes, Mediterranean coast and inland Provence.

Home to 2 international airports (Marseille-Provence and Nice Côte d’Azur) and Toulon-Hyères European airport, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is France’s 2nd leading region in terms of passenger traffic outside Paris. It is connected to the entire world, with numerous direct flights or connections via Europe and the Middle East’s main hubs: Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai, Doha, etc. It takes just 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours to reach our destinations from Paris… And just 2 hours from Europe’s main cities.

Read more on the Marseille-Provence, Nice-Côte d’Azur and Toulon-Hyères airport websites.

High-speed railway services also provide rapid connections, in particular for travellers to Provence. Avignon is located just 2 hours and 40 minutes from Paris on the high-speed train (TGV) ; Marseille is 3 hours 10 minutes away. High-speed train services are also available from Europe’s main cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Geneva, Frankfurt, Brussels, London, etc.

Regional trains and coach services allow travellers to reach areas not served by the high-speed train (TGV). Read more at

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur benefits from a dense and efficient highway network for travellers arriving from northern France and Western Europe (A7 highway), the Rhône Valley, Spain or southwestern France (A9 highway), Italy (A10 highway) and further North (A32).

Our 3 destinations “Provence, Enjoy the Unexpected”, “Alpes French South” and “Côte d’Azur France” are all located within very easy reach of each other: a 3-hour car ride takes you from Avignon in the West to Menton in the East. You can drive from Marseille to Briançon, in the northern part of the Alpes French South, in just 3 ½ hours.