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Cheap flights to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the 27 regions of France. The region is divided into seven departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the mountainous northern part; Alpes-Maritimes, which is known mainly for the French Riviera; Bouches-du-Rhône, with a beautiful countryside; Hautes-Alpes , which is among the highest regions all over Europe; Var, best known for its seaside resorts and wine; and Vaucluse, particularly popular for its laid-back lifestyle. Among Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur's best known cities are Marseille, France's second largest city, Cannes, which hosts the Cannes Film Festival, and Nice, a major beach resort.

French Alps - The French Alps are part of the chain of mountains in Europe called the Alps. Part of the French Alps can be found on the northern part of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The area is a prime spot for outdoor activities such as skiing, cross-country or downhill mountain biking, and even white-water rafting. There are also many alpine lakes to be visited, such as the largest lake in the area, Lake Geneva.

Mercantour National Park - France has a system of ten national parks scattered throughout metropolitan France and the French overseas departments, called the national parks of France. Mercantour National Park is included in this list. Mercantour National Park covers an area of approximately 685km2, encompassing a central uninhabited zone made up of seven valleys. Part of the park is Vallée des Merveilles; it contains numerous open-air Bronze Age petroglyphs, in one of the largest quantities found in Europe.

Notre-Dame de la Garde - Located in Marseille is a Catholic basilica. The name Notre-Dame de la Garde literally means Our Lady of the Guard. The Neo-Byzantine church is a major local landmark and is the site for the annual pilgrimage on Assumption Day. To the locals, the Notre-Dame de la Garde constantly guards and protects the city from the highest natural point in Marseille.

Marseille History Museum - The Marseille History Museum covers 6,500m2 of area devoted to showcasing local historical and archaeological artefacts. The museum houses several permanent displays that tell of the history of Marseille from prehistory up to the 18th century. There are also temporary exhibition areas, an auditorium, a research centre, and workshops.

How to get around within Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is a popular region for holidays, so there are many ways for travellers to get around the cities. Buses connect the cities to each other. Taxi services are convenient but come at a hefty price. Most of the cities are walkable, and going on foot is a great way to really explore every nook and cranny of each city.

How to get there

There are several airports serving the region, depending on which city you wish to arrive in. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is the primary airport serving Nice and Côte d'Azur, linking it to several international destinations through airlines such as EasyJet, HOP!, Norweigan Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. Nice Airport is the third busiest airport in France.

Marseille Provence Airport, 27km northwest of Marseille, also works with several airlines to provide scheduled passenger flights in France and worldwide, including Athens, Brussels, London, Malta, Madrid, Munich, Istanbul, Barcelona, and New York. 

Flights to Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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