The 5 must see sites in the South of France

The South of France has long been a popular tourist destination, each summer people come to soak up the sun and the sites. The south of France is not only popular with tourists, the French themselves love to take advantage of what the south of their country has to offer. It is no wonder why people flock there, it is without doubt one of the best places in Europe to take a holiday. With a fantastic climate, fascinating wildlife, never ending coast lines and beaches there is more than enough to fill any holiday. It is a playground for the rich and famous, but it is also open to people on a budget. You will want to have some great accommodation when you go there, if you want to see some of the best villas on offer to you then click here. Of course the list of sites for you to visit could be endless, but we’ve managed to get it down to a top 5! If you have any other recommendations then please add your suggestions in the comment section.



Arles is without question the top of the list when it comes to the best cities in the south of France. It is steeped in Roman history and the sites really are something to behold. You can wander around the historical sites such as the Amphitheatre. Then once you have finished taking in all of the history you can head over to one of the many modern museums. There have been some very famous residents here in the past, Van Gogh and Gauguin just to name two. To find out about the opening times then head to the official tourism site for France.

Pont Du Gard

This has to be on your list of sites to see, The Pont Du Gard is such an impressive piece of architecture it will blow you away! The Roman aqueduct is one of the four UNESCO Worl Heritage Sites that are located in the South of France. Not only is it there for you to marvel at, there is also a very good center for visitors and then a beautiful Mediterranean garden for you to stroll through.


This is the most famous Citadel in the whole of France! Carcossonnne is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is it absolutely stunning, the sheer size of Carcossonne will knock you off your feet. If you are looking for the top day trip in the South of France then look no further.

The Canal Du Midi

Yes another UNESCO World Heritage site makes the list, and so it should! This is the largest UNESCO site on the whole planet, the canal runs from Toulouse all the way to the Mediterranean sea. If you want to sit back and enjoy a slow pace of life for while then head here. You can either take a boat, cycle or walk along the canal.

La Bambouseraie


This is the home of the largest collection of both tropical plants and bamboo forests in the whole of Europe. This si the leading center for study of exotic plants in the region. A visit here is a fantastic idea.