The fresh or salt water, the beaches and beautiful lakes all together make up the fame of the French Riviera and Provence. All year round thanks to sunny weather on the Mediterranean coastline, coves and shaded creeks are all great places to hang out. The still and sensible lakes of Provence (Carces lakes in the Haute Provence Verdon Esparon Lakes, St Croix is connected by the most beautiful canyon in Europe, Verdon) provide outdoor recreation enthusiasts their water activities. The beaches of the Mediterranean coasts offer fantastic natural surroundings, fine sandy shorelines and coves compete in beauty in the vibrant and colourful atmosphere of Provence. Protected islands mingle with famous seaside resorts. The Alpes Maritimes offer beaches of fine sand and pebbles. Walks and relaxation in the water can be practiced throughout the year due to the mild temperatures.