Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur

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Campsites in the Cote d'Azur

If you want  a sun / beach holiday then choose a Camping holiday on the Cote d'Azur / Provence. Not only the coastal area but the whole region is beautiful! Or a more active holiday  is also possible on the Cote d'Azur if you so wish.... So get in the car and drive to France or fly direct to Nice and enjoy a fabulous camping holiday in this stunning place

Luxury beach resorts

The name Cote d'Azur means turquoise blue coast. Many famous people like to spend their holiday in the Cote d'Azur / Provence. It is no surprise with its fantastic beach resorts such as  Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez and Cannes. One holiday here and you will understand why so many celebrities choose this as their number 1 holiday destination.

Royalty in the Cote d'Azur / Provence

We recommend a visit to the city state of Monaco. The palace, cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum are all a must see.  Nice is an excellent choice for a city/ shopping trip - or even  Marseille -  the capital of the area.

Marseille offers many places of interest if you like architecture and natural surroundings. Then there is of course the city of Cannes where film stars gather every year for the international film festival. Cannes is also a beautiful seaside resort. Saint Tropez is definitely worth a visit if you want to see luxury yachts in the famous port (where yearly it attracts 5 million visitors). So there are many beautiful and different  places to choose from for your holiday in the Cote d'Azur / Provence! There is something for everyone in this beautiful region.

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 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.
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