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Cheap flights to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

One of the most popular holiday regions situated in the south of France is Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The region flanked by the Italian border to the east, by the Mediterranean Sea and by the Monaco to the south, by Rhône-Alpes to the north, and by Languedoc-Roussillon to the west. It covers six departments in south-eastern France, namely Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, and Vaucluse.

Some of the most well-known cities in the district are Marseille, the second largest city of France, Nice, a major beach resort on the French Riviera, and Cannes, famous for being a European social hub and hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival.

French Riviera - Colloquially known as Côte d'Azur, the French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of France in the southeast corner. It contains several marinas along the coast and serves as a major area for yachting and cruising. The Italian border to the East of Nice, where the Alps meet the Mediterranean, takes up a large part of the Riviera's tourism.

Marineland - This animal exhibition park is located in resort town Antibes. Guests are given the chance to meet dolphins and sea lions. One unique feature in the park is that visitors who wish to 'meet' sharks are equipped with an air supply and a wetsuit, and then emerged into a transparent, acrylic cage to witness the actual environment of the sharks and other marine life. Other attractions aside from the tropical aquariums are the penguins, polar bears, the shark tunnel, the dolphin show, and the Antarctica exhibition.

Stade Vélodrome - The multi-purpose stadium opened in 1937 and has since been home to the Olympique de Marseille football club and used regularly by the French rugby union team.

Notre-Dame de la Garde - Literal translation of the name of this major French landmark is Our Lady of the Guard. The Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Catholic basilica located in Marseille. It consists of a lower church in the Romanesque style and an upper church that was made in Neo-Byzantine style, adorned with mosaics. The basilica is considered by the people of Marseille as a guardian and protector of the city.

Cannes Film Festival - It only occurs once a year, but the Cannes International Film Festival is a major event not just for France, but for members of the film industry and film enthusiasts worldwide. However, the only way to actually get into the event is if you get an invitation.

How to get around within Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Renting a car is advisable for travelling around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, as navigation around the region's network of country roads and highways is relatively easy. The cities and towns also provide its own local transportation; for example, Cannes is served well by an efficient bus system, while Marseille has the Régie des Transports de Marseille RTM transport system comprising of underground railway, tram, and bus lines.

How to get there

The primary air passenger gateway is the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, an international airport situated 3.2 nautical miles southwest of Nice. The airport works with many airlines to offer guests flights to several destinations worldwide. Some of the airlines that serve Nice Côte d'Azur Airport are Air France, EasyJet, HOP!, Norweigan Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.  

Flights to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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