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Slip her swimsuit and her map of the Mediterranean, admit that this initiative is promising. If you have booked a cheap mobile home rental at a South East Holiday campsite, it means you are about to spend an exceptional seaside stay in the Var, in an outdoor 2 to 4 star establishment designed for couples, families and groups of friends. The Palm Trees, La Bergerie and The Mediterranean in Hyères, Clau Mar Jo in Bormes-les-Mimosas, The Valley of Paradise in Agay Saint-Raphael, the Gulf Estate of Saint Tropez in Grimaud, Les Cigales and La Prairie au Muy, Lou Cantaire in Fayence, Rives du Lac de Sainte Croix in the Verdon Nature Park: our ten high-end campsites are an invitation to take your map out of the Mediterranean to explore the mediterranean You want to listen to the song of cicadas, walk on the Croisette de Cannes or on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, drink coffee on a terrace in the Old Port of Marseille, jump the waves by jet-ski off Fréjus or be impressed by Toulon's arsenal? South East Holidays and the Mediterranean reach out to you.

Where is the Mediterranean?

The cradle of Western civilization and connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar between southern Spain and the African continent, the Mediterranean Sea covers an area of more than 2,500,000 km2. More than 20 European and African countries have a maritime façade that opens onto the Mediterranean. In France, the Mediterranean coast starts from the Côte Vermeille in the Pyrenees-Orientales in Occitanie, goes up the coast of Languedoc Roussillon (Aude, Hérault, Gard) and then the Provençal coast that corresponds to the Côte d'Azur (Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Alpes-Maritimes). This intercontinental sea extends eastward to the coasts of Turkey, Libya and Syria via Italy, Croatia and Greece. In France, the Mediterranean coast between the Franco-Spanish border and the Giens peninsula is also known as the Gulf of Lion. The beaches of this stretch of coast are about 8 hours by car from Paris (800 km) and 4 hours from Lyon (400 km). Did you get your map of the Mediterranean? Mark with a cross the must-see places you wish to visit during your camping holiday in Provence with South East Holidays, or check out our map of places of interest that will help you prepare your itinerary.

Map of places of interest in the Mediterranean

Marseille, a Phocaean city, is full of remarkable monuments such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la Garde. Stroll along the Old Port and the Canebière, then head to Toulon (65 km) to visit France's first military port and the National Navy Museum. From the city of Toulon, head for Saint-Tropez (70 km) to mingle with the jet-set where the yachts of the great fortunes meet. On the road to Cannes (74 km), take the time to admire the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the Esterel massif and the heritage of Roquebrune near Fréjus. Two more glamorous tours await you in the bay of Cannes with the Promenade de la Croisette and in the Bay of Angels in Nice. A detour to Monaco is possible to discover an extraordinary world of luxury, as well as through the port of Menton. From Nice, it will take you about 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach the gorges of the verdon (154 km) and go down the river by canoe.

How to get around the Mediterranean?

The Mediterranean is a popular holiday destination for French and foreign visitors, especially during the summer. Like the entire Mediterranean arc, it is also an important crossing point to reach Spain and Portugal from Eastern Europe. For all these reasons, this area is very well served by the motorway. All the towns and seaside resorts of Provence built on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea are close to a motorway. The car is therefore an excellent means of transport to move from one place to another. The bus is a good alternative to the car if you don't have a vehicle. However, traffic jams (sometimes very large) can form at the entrance to the most frequented beaches and towns, especially in high season. In this case, the train is an alternative means of transport, which may be more advantageous. Traffic is particularly heavy between Nice and Cannes. The distance is short (about 35 km) but the journey can last by car in the summer. The train is a sure bet that will drop you off in 30 minutes in the city centre.