Book your trip to the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur region with Premiere Classe hotels. A fun-filled, relaxing break awaits you.
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) is situated between the Mediterranean coastline and the Alps, meaning tourists literally get the best of both worlds. Enjoy beautiful beaches and tropical vegetation by the French Riviera. Then, within a couple of hours, travel to the Alpine peak for a cooler climate in summer and snow sports in winter. Stay in the Premiere Classe Nice Hotel, in the region’s largest city, Nice. Until the end of the 18th century, the region later known as the Côte d'Azur was remote and impoverished. By the end of the century, the coast had become a popular retreat for the British upper class, who enjoyed its warm climate and beautiful scenery. In 1864 the first railway was completed in Nice, making it accessible from all over Europe. Today it is one of France’s most popular tourist destinations.
A two-day break :
Two days is just enough time to discover the many aspects of the region. On day one, why not take a trip to Marseille, the capital of PACA ? If you’re staying at the Premiere Classe Marseille Est Hotel, you’ll never be far from the action. Marseille boasts 21 different museums to explore. On day two head to Nice to enjoy the seaside promenade.
A week-long stay :
A week gives you plenty of time to enjoy the region of PACA. Make sure you visit Marseille’s Opera House for its beautiful architectural style. Make the most of the seaside by trying your hand at water sports such as windsurfing or even deep-sea diving. The French Riviera also offers great opportunities for shopping, from haute couture to traditional products. No one will leave empty-handed! In the evening, revel in the luxury of Nice’s casinos.
A family holiday :
The region of PACE is great for a family-friendly holiday. Marseille’s Préau des Accoules museum is specifically for children, offering fun activities for younger ones and exciting exhibitions for adults. Theatres such as Théâtre de la Girafe offer entertaining shows for kids, keeping them occupied for a couple of hours! Lunapark in Nice is the only indoor attraction park in Europe, boasting rides and traditional treats such as candyfloss and toffee apples.
It’s easy to get to PACA by plane – simply travel to Nice Côte d’Azur, France’s leading airport after Paris. With flights from 100 destinations through 55 scheduled airline companies, air travel is easy. Stay in the Premiere Classe Nice Hotel, close to the airport. Once there, use buses and trams.
With over 3,000 restaurants, the Alpes-Maritimes department caters to everyone’s tastes. Try some of the Mediterranean-inspired products and recipes from the best chefs around for sun-drenched cuisine. Try the Michelin star Aphrodite restaurant in Nice for a real taste of luxury. Finish off any dish with one of the region’s speciality fine wines.
Due to its diversity, the PACA region is excellent for festivals. Discover sailing events in Marseille, where spectators gather to watch prestigious competitors in action. In February, join in with Nice’s colourful Mardi Gras Festival, one of the largest in the whole of the French Riviera.
In the late 18th century, the French Riviera became a fashionable health resort for the British upper class. British novelist Tobias Smollett was the first to bring the region’s climate to people’s attention through his book entitled “Travels through France and Italy”. A Scottish doctor, John Brown, then started introducing “climato-therapy”, sending people with tuberculosis to Nice as a cure.