Top Sites to Visit
The essentials of the South
If you only have time to see a handful of cultural sites in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, these are the ones! On the Provence side, head to Marseille to see the architectural stunner, Mucem, Then, take a boat to Château d’If. Located on the Frioul archipelago, this prison is THE legendary location of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, “The Count de Monte-Cristo.” Pop over to Les Baux-de-Provence, to its chateau, then to the Carrières de Lumières, home of the most unique and awesome artistic projections. Next, visit the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the biggest Gothic palace in Western Europe. Finally, make your way to the Côte d’Azur, for a tour of the Fort Carré in Antibes and the presidential Fort in Brégançon.