The villages we have listed here are some of our favorites of the moment.
Ville d'Art, city of art, light, with Cours Mirabeau cafes, fountains, museums, old town of markets and ancient sites.
Large Gallo-Roman town on the Rhone, with its Arena and Theater; Van Gogh painted here; rice festival and bull fighting. Museums, hotels and restaurants.
Lovely and active Roman town, home of the Popes of Avignon, Palace of the Popes, Festival d'Avignon with dance, music and theatre.
Cote d'Azur star of the French Riviera, International Film Festival, beaches, grand hotels, classy shopping, Rue d'Antibes, Le Croisette seaside walk, Forville covered market.
Ancient fishing port, with sandy beaches, the Calanque Provencal fiords, Mediterranean boat excursions, nearby Cosquer prehistoric caves.
Fortified medieval village perched overlooking the Mediterranean, 12th-century fortified castle ruins, Exotique Gardens; the Eze-sur-Mer part with seaside beaches.
Beautiful old village perched on the edge of the Plateau de Vaucluse cliffs, 12th-c castle; Borie stone village, nearby Senanque Abbey and lavender fields.
World perfume capital with shops, old town, 20 km from Cannes beaches, on Route Napoleon to the back country.
France's principal Mediterranean port, from Phoenician Greek Roman to now; fish market, parks, Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica, old-port ferryboat.
A large French Riviera town, with shopping, museums, Roman ruins, beaches and night life, and the famous Promenade des Anglais.
Large Roman town with arena and temple, old center with shopping and café, cultural sites, and lovely water-source gardens.
Gallo-Roman town where Van Gogh painted Starry Night; medieval walls, stone fountains, Nostradamus born, Dr Albert Schweitzer prisoner; many museums; nearby Roman Glanum. With its numerous good hotels and restaurants it's a good base for exploring the region.
Seaside town of movie stars, yachts, medieval fishing port, Roman history, nude beachs, Brigitte Bardot, wine and the Bravade festival.
Riviera seaside resort town, medieval vaulted passages, red tile roofs, flea markets, fishermen's festival, beaches, medieval old town.