A holiday in the south of France can be relaxing, full of culture and action-packed all at the same time. Named after the river which flows into the Mediterranean Sea, the Bouches-du-Rhône department offers old cities, sandy beaches and wild countryside. Stay in self-catering, holiday apartments Bouches-du-Rhône and you can explore this area, and all its treasures.
Marseilles is the second largest city in France and boasts 19 sandy beaches within easy reach. The city itself is lively and filled with the old and new. The harbour is vast and packed with boats of all descriptions. Restaurants and cobbled streets encircle the old port, and the atmosphere is bustling night and day. Bouches-du-Rhône holiday homes offer a great base for visiting this fascinating place.
Aix-en-Provence, a little further north of the coast, has ancient squares with open-air bars and coffee shops. The Cathedral is a a must-see, as is the place where Cézanne began to paint. There is a choice of museums to visit, and several markets to wander around as well. Take artisan bread and rich French cheese back to one of the holiday apartments Bouches-du-Rhône and live like a local for a while.
For wetlands inhabited by flamingoes, herons, bulls and white horses, a stop in the Camarage has to be on the agenda. Hiking and kayaking can be experienced too, in this spellbinding part of southern France. For those who like to enjoy nature, this is the spot to go. With a choice of authentic Bouches-du-Rhône holiday homes to stay in, this part of France has something for everyone, especially as the nearby Var department, as well as the luxurious St Tropez on the Cote d'Azur are all within easy reach.