My hygge summer in France: enchanting landscapes, relaxation and good food.
This summer I have decided to spend a few weeks in France, precisely in the French Riviera and Provence. Beautiful places full of charm and wrapped in a veil of mystery and magic at the same time. The water there is crystal clear, blue indeed. The beaches are made of fine sand, very well maintained. There are many small characteristic villages where you can stay; accommodations are cozy and very hygge and, in most cases , it is possible to find some not too expensive but high level bed and breakfasts.
But now let me tell you about the itinerary I have prepared:
Surely the first destination will be Nice. The area around Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer abounds with beautiful white sandy beaches (which for the moment I have not yet had the opportunity to admire). One of the must-see destinations is Paloma Beach, on the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Approximately between Nice and Marseille, there is the Plage de l’Almanarre in Hyères. The beach stretches from the coast to a rustic peninsular town called Giens. This beach is particularly popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. There is also a marshy area behind the beach, where you can see the region’s famous wild pink flamingos. Also, just south of Giens there is an island called Porquerolles, which offers beautiful pine forests and has several small beaches where they say there is one of the bluest sea in the Mediterranean.
Of course, he can’t be missing from my St. Tropez list. The famous seaside resort attracts many holidaymakers every summer and boasts some of the most exclusive beaches and clubs on the coast. Most of these are located about 5 kilometres south of the town of Saint Tropez, in Pampelonne Beach.
As regards Provence I have selected some very particular and characteristic places around Marseille, for example, the Frioul Islands and the Calanques. The Frioul Islands are a group of four islands that can be easily reached by ferry from the old port of Marseille. The two largest of these quiet islands offer many secluded rocky beaches where the water is pure blue. The group of islands is a perfect destination if you want to leave the chaos of the city for a day.
In the south of Marseille it is possible to find the Calanques, fascinating rock formations with deep valleys that create a unique coastline. Due to their extraordinary topography, the calanques can be visited more easily by boat. Near the town of Cassis, there is a beach in the calanques called L’Île de Riou, which is only accessible by boat. The small beach is a fantastic starting point for snorkelers and scuba divers, as the whole area of the calanques is full of underwater wonders.
Provence means charm and quiet life for everyone. The magical hills where you can feel the chirping of the cicadas, the wonderful fields of lavender and olive trees, the spots where thyme and rosemary bloom, the majestic canyons of the Verdon, the extraordinary ravines, the discreet coves and beaches of fine sand, have always surprised visitors. I decided to dedicate a few days to the countryside, to the expanses of lavender, to the quiet life away from the noise of crowded beaches.
To enjoy the tranquility of Provence I have chosen a hygge style Bed and Breakfast, of course.
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I hope to have fun and that my article will inspire you to organize a nice holiday in France. If you liked my article “My Summer in France” let’s have a look also at My Hygge Home in Mykonos