When you think of the South of France, you probably picture expensive hotels and yachts, but that’s just a small part of the picture. There is so much more to the South of France than that. Cliches aside, the South of France is the perfect vacation destination for just about, anyone.

With stunning surroundings, delicious food, and lots of towns to explore, the South of France might surprise you.

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Here are four surprising secrets that you didn’t know about the South of France.

  1. The South of France isn’t all about luxury

Despite what you might have heard, the South of France is not all about glamour. Yes, there are some amazing casinos in Monte Carlo and gorgeous yachts in St Tropez. But that isn’t it, there is so much more to the South of France than glamour and luxury.

For instance, there is the beautifully peaceful Camargue National Park to explore. The ancient Pont du Gard to look around, not to mention the amazing French markets to browse. There are so many thing that make the South of France a perfect vacation spot, it’s glamorous reputation is just a small part of that.

  1. The South of France is the ideal travel destination

Okay, so Paris might be the world’s most popular vacation destination, but the South of France is the ideal base for any trip. You see, unlike Paris, the South of France is a central location, which is just four hours from Paris, Nice and Barcelona.

From the South of France, you can go for a weekend skiing in Switzerland. Or can spend a day or two exploring Ventimiglia market or a few days relaxing in Spain. The sunny South of France is an amazing holiday destination for lots of reasons. It’s central location, however, is highest on the list.

  1. The food in the South of France is to die for

The South of France is a foodie’s paradise, the vast amount of gastro-standard food is out of this world.  From seafood dishes – sardines and Moules Frites, to stews and dried meats, the food on offer is outstanding.

And, of course, not forgetting the wine. While Bordeaux might be France’s big wine producer, the South of France is also an award winning wine region. The wine produced in Languedoc in the South of France is one of the region’s best kept secrets.

  1. The South of France is all about relaxing

Paris might be a fast-paced city, but just four hours away in the South of France, life trundles along at a much slower pace. In the South of France, no one likes to move very fast, and you would do well to follow suit.

Take a relaxed stroll around the market, spend the morning relaxing under a tree while soaking up the sun’s warming rays. Spend an afternoon lounging in a cafe nursing a coffee while leisurely flipping through a magazine.

You might think you know what the South of France is all about – glamorous yachts and restaurants, but there is so much more to it than that.