WANDERLUST; SOUTHERN FRANCE
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Southern France is another wanderlust post. I have been to Cannes back when I was a lot younger. But I have been very interested to visit the area. I would have to fly into Marseilles as that this seems be to the main place to start with. I would love to explore and find the Old Port, Fortress, National Park and Basilica.
To the east of Marseilles, there is Cassis, which looks beautiful. Overlooked by a centuries old chateau, it is known for pebbly beaches and its calanques, narrow inlets framed by steep, limestone cliffs. The best time to visit the calanques is probably March through May, when temperatures are cool and, unlike autumn and winter, rain is rare. The Cassis harbor features pastel-colored buildings, sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
You can travel to Cannes by train in about two hours, so this could be a day trip. This is known as a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. I am on the fence if I want to spend a day trip or spend more time exploring. It may even be a winter destination for me, as I need the sun at the end of the month to avoid the cold.
Another place I would love to visit is the Verdon Gorge. I feel in love with a gorge in Slovenia But I would need to be in better health as you either hike or take a boat. I know I need to research this day out a lot further. But the area just looks so beautiful !
So you can see why I would like to return to France and visit these southern sights. I will be keeping an eye on temperatures, to see if this is feasible as a winter destination.