Southeastern France lies between Spain and Italy. It has a long Mediterranean coastline with exotic beaches lining its border.

Apart from the glitzy city of love, Paris; Southeastern France is the major tourist region in the country. One reason is because of the beautiful French Alps. The four regions which comprise Southeastern France are Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhone-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur.

The Regions

Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean sea. It attracts tourists because of its diverse scenery and adventurous opportunities, like hiking. You can enter the island using boats, but it also has four airports. However, budget travelers can take a ferry, which costs a lot less than a plane ticket. During the summer you need to book hotels and resorts in advance. Anyone who is looking for a non-Paris experience in France should visit this delightful isle. Enjoy the golden sunset, azure Mediterranean waters and pleasant beach towns.

Languedoc-Roussillon is also in the southern region of France. Plus, this region shares its border with Spain. Its remoteness makes the rare landscape more alluring. The wooded mountains of Cevennes, unique boulders of Le Sidobre, and the quaint village of Alaigne are exciting tokens of wilderness. While you are here, catch the fever of wine in the largest wine making region in France.

Rhone-Alpes has a diverse landscape, from the metamorphic rocks of Massif to the acidic rocks of Mount Blanc. The alpine scenery is a treat to winter lovers. Here you can ski in the massive mountains. Grenoble, Albertville, and Chamonix are cities in Southeastern France that previously hosted the Winter Olympics.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d’ Azur is the most touristy area in the south. It covers a huge geographical area and  has a booming population. The French Riviera offers a stunning waterfront to cities like Nice. Plus, Cannes is the world renowned city where the famous Cannes Film Festival occurs.

The warm climate is best for fishing and kayaking in the peaceful waters of the French Riviera. Go shopping on the upscale streets of Cannes and Marseille. Otherwise, go browse through local produce at the weekly markets. Furthermore, you can study the mysterious Roman ruins in Orange.

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