We're heading to southern France via San Sebastian in late July - what are the highlights of the southern mediterranean coast? Can anyone recommend a few smaller, quieter places worth checking out?
Its on the Atlantic coast, but you might like to stop in a check out Biarittz, in France just north of San Sebastian.
On the Med coast you will see Cannes and Nice, obviously quite big and $$. I do remember a couple of nice bays with smaller fishing villages west of this but can't remember names. If your driving you should be able to explore. almost 12 years agoAnswered by whoissteveanyway via Travellr.com
I went to Marseille in September 2008 - it is a big city, but nevertheless worth visiting! Especially the harbor (Vieux Port) and Notre-Dame de la Garde on top of the hill - a beautiful church and the view over the city is spectacular! Further you should catch the boat and go to Iles du Frioul.
We did some day trips as well and went to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis. Aix-en-Provence, known because it is the city of birth of Cézanne, is a laid-back student city with an interesting history, some beautiful sights, narrow, old streets and small cafés.
The small port city Cassis is situated about 20 km east of Marseille. The city, surrounded by the highest cliff line of France and the "Calanques", has the charm of a fishing village and is definitely worth checking out! almost 12 years ago