Côte d'Azur

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Description

Choose a sun and beach camping holiday on the Cote d'Azur / Provence. The area and region is beautiful to travel to and we highly recommend the Cote D’Azur with the whole family, most of the campsites have slides, excellent swimming pools and amazing climates. 

The reputable Cote d'Azur / Provence

The names Cote d'Azur means turquoise blue coast and is visited by many tourists including very famous people. It’s no surprise with beach resorts like Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez and Cannes in the area, you will understand once having been on the Cote D’Azur why this is a famous spot for the celebrities and families alike.

Royalty in the Cote d'Azur / Provence

At Selectcamp we recommend a visit to the city state of Monaco, the palace, cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum are a must see. Nice and Marseille are the capitals of the area also very attractive, vast and very traditional.
Saint Tropez is definitely worth a visit if you want to see luxury yachts in the famous port. There are many many places to see and experience if you choose to venture out of the site.

Practical information

Capital City

The capital city of France is Paris.

Language

The official language is French

Time zone

France does not have any time difference with The Netherlands. This also counts for the summer and winter time.

Currency

The official currency is the Euro.

Telephone

In France you can use with your mobile phones, however this might come with a high cost so we advise you to check this before departure with your network provider. Please note: this also applies for your data roaming.

Emergency

The number for all emergencies in France is 112.

Opening times

In France the stores usually open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09.00 or 10.00-18.30 or 19.30 o’clock. In smaller places the stores are open from 12.00-14.00 o’ clock and closed on Saturday afternoons.  Department stores are opened from Monday to Saturday from 09.00 or 10.00-20.00 o’ clock.
Bakery’s close normally around 13.00 o’clock. Some bakery’s close at the end of the afternoon/early evenings and open on Sunday’s early in the morning for a while.

Travelling by car

· The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 130 km/hour (80mph). For drivers who have owned a driving license for less than 2 years, the speed limit is 110 km/hour (70mph).

·  On most French motorways there is toll.

·  In France it is the law to have the following items in your the car:

-  Warning triangle

-  High visibility vest. The driver must wear this in the event of an accident or breakdown.

Please note: If driving through Belgium a fire extinguisher must be in the car. From 1st of July 2012 it is the law to have an alcohol tester in your car (throw away breathalyzer).

National holidays

In France in 2013/14 the following national holidays take place:

•  1st May Labor Day

•  8th May Day of Victory

•  14th July National Day

•  15th August Assumption Day

•  1st November All Saints' Day

•  11th November Armistice

Tourist attractions

15 sights and attractions Cote d'Azur

  •  A quiet stroll through the Plaine des Maures
  •  the beach in Ramatuelle Cap Taillet
  • Good shopping in Saint-Tropez
  •  Boat trips along the coast of the Cote d'Azur (departure point port Saint-Tropez)
  • Take a look at the museum "Musée de I'Annonciade '
  • Enjoy the best views of Saint Tropez from the Citadelle von St. Tropez
  • Pretty popular antique shop Château Suffren in Saint Tropez
  • Cozy with the kids to the zoo Jardin d'Oiseaux Tropicaux with tropical birds in natural surroundings The Le Lavandou
  • Visit the Castle of La Napoule (28 min from Colombier) in Mandelieu-la-Napoule
  • Enjoy the Venice of the Riviera named Port Grimaud Grimaud
  • Visit the lighthouse Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez
  • Visit the gallery of Chapelle Ste-Anne in Saint-Tropez
  • View the monument Bailli de Suffren Statue
  • Take a trip to the beautiful Château La Moutte library where music concerts are held in the summer
  • Nice walk in between the beautiful Pointe du Capon.