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Map of the French Riviera

The high-end campsites of the South East Vacations network in the Var are ideal accommodation solutions to discover the Côte d'Azur and the Provençal hinterland while mastering its holiday budget. Our campsites on the Var coast such as La Bergerie and Les Palmiers in Hyères, The Mediterranean on the peninsula of Giens, the Domaine du Golfe de Saint-Tropez in Grimaud and Clau Mar Jo in Bormes-les-Mimosas are best if you want to quickly reach the beaches, practice water activities and carry out sea excursions to the Hyères islands (Port-Cros, Pors Rising). The Paradise Valley in Agay is close to both the beach and the Esterel massif, which offers panoramic views of the Bay of Cannes. Do you like hiking and whitewater sports? Head to the Rives du Lac de Sainte Croix campsite near the Verdon Gorge, Mercantour National Park and the Haute-Provence Alps. Would you like to listen to the song of the cicadas at nightfall and recharge in a peaceful and unspoiled setting? Turn to our côte d'Azur outdoor hotels located in the Provençal countryside 5Les Cigales and La Prairie au Muy, Lou Cantaire in Fayence). Have you just made your reservation? Check out Nice's map to locate the Promenade des Anglais and take out your map of the French Riviera to draw up your itinerary from the region's must-sees such as Menton, Antibes, Grasse and Marseille.

Where is the Côte d'Azur?

Known internationally as the French Riviera, the Côte d'Azur is a coastal territory of southeastern France in Provence spread over three departments: the Alpes-Maritimes, the Var and the Bouches-du-Rhône. It stretches from Marseille and the Calanques National Park to the west to Menton in the east, near the Italian border. The portion of Liguria between San Remo and Genoa is sometimes considered to belong to the French Riviera. This Mediterranean coast is distinguished above all by its beautiful beaches, its excellent climate, its good sunshine, its famous seaside resorts and its infrastructure. Take out your map of the French Riviera and you will understand why your stay in the Mediterranean will be unique in one of the campsites of South East Holidays. From Hyères and the Moorish plain to Monaco and the ledge of Roquebrune, from the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to the charming port of Menton, this territory is dotted with remarkable sites and towns. The Côte d'Azur is also well served by the motorway network. It is about 8 hours from Paris (870 km), 4 hours from Lyon (416 km) and 5 hours from Toulouse (500 km).

Map of places of interest on the French Riviera

What if we help you trace the itinerary of your camping holiday in Provence? Enter your map of the Côte d'Azur and your notebook, we take you to the most beautiful places of Provence:

  • From Marseille to Toulon (65 km): A busy programme with the headlining of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde in the Phocaean city, the Calanques National Park near Cassis and the National Museum of the Navy in Toulon.
  • From Toulon to Saint-Tropez (70 km): Cycle around the Giens peninsula and book your sea cruise to the Hyères Islands, then spend a few hours lazing around Ramatuelle beach before strolling through the port of Saint-Tropez.
  • From Saint-Tropez to Cannes (74 km): Tour the Gulf of Saint-Tropez to Sainte-Maxime, admire the Esterel massif as you approach Roquebrune and Fréjus and think of all the stars who have trodden before you on the Croisette floor during the Cannes Film Festival.
  • From Cannes to Menton (64 km): A glamorous stop with the discovery of Antibes and the resort of Juan-les-Pins, a stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and a brief passage through Monaco between casinos and luxury cars.
  • From Menton to the Verdon Regional Natural Park (166 km): If you like skiing and high mountains, take advantage of this stop to make a detour through Mercantour National Park before a kayak ride down the Verdon Gorge. Strong sensations and breathtaking scenery guaranteed.

How to get around the French Riviera?

The quality of the road infrastructure makes the car a fast and efficient means of transport to get around the Côte d'Azur. You will always have the option to choose between the motorway and the ledge overlooking the Mediterranean, highly recommended if you have enough time to enjoy both the journey and the destination. However, traffic is very heavy in high season, parking spaces are highly coveted and paid for. Choose the train in the summer if possible, especially on Nice-Cannes journeys that you will make in less than 30 minutes by train (34 km), far, far away from the more than 2 hours sometimes recorded in the summer. For short distances, ride your bike and pedal your hair in the wind. Our south-east camping teams will tell you where to rent your bike (rental is sometimes possible within the campsite), safe bike paths and trails you can take.