Photos via Hailey Hinton
By Hailey Hinton 4/6/2021
With travel outside of the U.S. pretty limited at the moment, it’s never too early to start planning a trip to Europe–specifically the South of France.
France is known for its food, wine, and great culture, and of course, Paris. But outside the hustle and bustle of the city of love, is a world so beyond breathtaking, you’ll want to stay forever. Below are 5 reasons you need to visit the South of France.
1. It’s Wine Country
The South of France is known for many of its vineyards–like in Narbonne or Montpellier. You can enjoy many of the wines while enjoying a beautiful view (that more likely than not is near the ocean)! Many wineries even have mini resorts or bed and breakfast-like stays.
2. The Cities Are Quaint
The cities in the South of France are quaint, but so worth the visit as there is still so much to do. One specifically is Montpellier–the town’s main circle has shops, markets, outstanding restaurants, and family-friendly things to do. During Christmastime, there’s even a beautiful market.
3. The Views Are Unquestionable
As mentioned, some of the views here out in the land are totally unbelievable and unquestionable! The valley views are so peaceful, and even better if you’re near the water.
4. It’s Cheaper
Although anywhere in Europe isn’t exactly cheap, the South of France is typically cheaper for your wallet when it comes to somewhere to stay, places to eat, and things to do. Things just typically cost less, unlike being in a large city like Paris.
5. It’s A Great Weekend Trip
The South of France is doable for a week, but you could even make it a weekend trip if you’re staying near or in Paris. By train, it’s about 2-3 hours. It’s an easy escape from the busy city and buildings if you’re looking for a quaint getaway while abroad.