Once you’ve purchased your brand-new property with the help of your South of France surveyor, and completed your move, you’re going to want to sample some of the region’s best attractions.


The South of France is a truly envious location in which to live. With a heady mix of great food, culture, and geography, it can be difficult to know where to start – especially if you are new to the region. Once you’ve settled into your new property, the best way to get a feel for your home is to start exploring some of the great sights the area has to offer.


These (non-exhaustive) five locations can enable you to absorb a little of the culture and history of France and set you up for your new life in the region.

#1 Avignon

Once the centre of western Christendom, this wonderful city is steeped in rich religious history. Packed with stunning architecture, Avignon has something for every history buff, from the beautiful gothic frescos of the papal apartments, to the grand ruins of Pont Saint-Bénézet.

#2 Carcassonne

The breath-taking walled city of Carcassonne is truly a sight to behold, and its famous battlements have formed an essential part of the town since the 4th century. Although time took its toll on the medieval architecture it was thankfully restored to its further glory in the 19th century.

The city has also lends its name to a popular board game, perfect for those days when the weather scuppers your exploration plans.

#3 Aix-en-Provence

If you’re looking for something a little less medieval, and a little more laid back, this charming town may be right up your street. From its grand fountains to the beautiful Cours Mirabeau, and the area’s famous lavender fields, Aix-en-Provence is perfect for a day’s relaxation and sight-seeing.

#4 Nice

With its sprawling esplanades, and grand town squares, no exploration of the South of France would be complete without a visit to its most famous city. Nice truly has something for everyone, whether you want to laze on the beach, shop in the city, absorb the history of the stunning medieval old town, or sample some of France’s finest food.

#5 Albi

Birthing world famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, creator of the famous Moulin Rouge dancer works, Albi is a truly stunning town. There is a museum dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec and stunning architecture, including sprawling bridges and the amazing cathedral which crowns the hill on which the town is built.

South of France Surveyor

If you are looking to set off on your own South of France adventure and need the assistance of a property surveyor with over thirty years’ experience in the region, then Charles Mackintosh can make sure your dream gets off to the best possible start.

Charles Mackintosh can find and acquire the very best properties in the South of France on your behalf.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch today, for more information on how Charles can ensure your dream becomes a reality.