West Med – France

French cruise ports in the Western Mediterranean – The Mediterranean Season presents us with our largest and most exciting no-fly summer season.

 

 

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  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry

FRANCE - WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SIDE

Antibes
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The best of the French Riviera, between Nice and Cannes. Luxury watches, Hotels for the stars going to Cannes, and an old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré.

Bandol AOC
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A major wine region, Bandol, was founded in 1595 around a military fort.

Cannes
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Cannes, the centre for exhibitions, and the film festival. Little alleyways and expensive beer.

Cassis
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Dover-like limestone cliffs and rocky trails edge an area known for producing Cassis white wine. More below.

Le Lavandou
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A beautiful riviera town  where the song ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ was written in the summer of 1939. See more.

Marseilles
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A major port dating back to the ancient Greeks circa 600 B.C. Much to do here, see below.

Hyères
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The largest of three islands off the mainland in the Îles d’Hyères, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Porquerolles is a short 10-minutes boat ride away from the coast. The crescent-shaped island nestles a charming village in its centre. Find restaurants and bike rentals as the best way to discover Porquerolles is cycling or hiking on marked trails of the National Park.

Collioure
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A fishing port near the Spanish border on the Côte Vermeille in south west France on the Mediterranean.  The castle at “Castrum Caucoliberi” is mentioned as far back as 673.

Arrondissement de Narbonne
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One of the largest industrial ports in France and a ten kilometre long beach on the Mediterranean sea.

Saint Raphaël
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Numerous beaches including some WWII landing sights, rocky coves and an interesting town. See more below.

Saint Tropez
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Small, beautiful, resort with shops for the rich and famous

Sanary-sur-Mer
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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region 13 km from Toulon it has great beaches and a interesting town.

Sète
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Sandy beaches and a salt water lagoon also known as “Venice of the Languedoc” for its canal network.

Toulon
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Port city with shingle coves and say beaches. A ferry leaves from this port to go to Ajaccio, Corsica.

Villefranche
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So good they named it twice, Villefranche, France is next to Nice and is where the Alpes meet the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

Monte Carlo
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Mega yachts, tax exciles and Formula 1 – climb up the cliff (path) and see the palace, the casino and the changing of the guard.

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