The South of France. A popular destination and one that is known for its glitz and glam alongside its old villages and beautiful scenery. A destination that is well suited for both families and couples looking to unwind and experience adventure in Europe.
Where to stay
A beautiful region where Hotels and B&Bs are a favoured option however if you are looking for a home away from home with added comforts and one that meets your criteria then Luxury Retreats have your back. Villas in the South of France can be affordable and include the modern amenities you are looking for whether it be a pool, fireplace, wifi or parking, or within walking distance to a beach or local town.
Vacation rentals are ideal if you are looking for more privacy, larger or smaller accommodation space and added extras. You can choose your ideal vacation home by looking at the pictures or by reading the reviews if you want to ensure your choice is an excellent one. An easy to use map and calendar booking system allows you enquire about your perfect villa in no time at all.
What do and what to see
Now, what is there to do in the South of France? There are beautiful Mediterranean beaches that are sun-drenched from April through to September and the warm temperatures ranging from 15 to 27 degrees Celsius. Depending on what you are hoping to do here, the Spring or late Summer is considered the best time to visit where you can enjoy the hot weather and avoid the crowds.
There are quaint sceneries and absolute charm to the South of France with The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) being a favourite spot for many holidaying here. A mesmerising location, this sophisticated spot has mega yachts, exquisite restaurants and a selection of designer shops. You can even take a helicopter trip to Monaco, book a short boat trip, or hire a car and journey to St Tropez where you may bump shoulders with the rich and famous.
Cannes’, a glamorous choice for tourists and one made popular for its famous film festival is also home to the Palais des Festivals and the Cannes’ walk of fame. Take a selfie on the famous red steps, grab an espresso in a little cafe or look around the Note-Dame de l’Esperance. A church built in the 16th century and an important part of Frances history.
One of the top activities in the South of France is to experience the culture by visiting the towns claimed by some of the most famous artists in the world. Explore Vence and Nice where you can see work by Matisse or Antibes and Vallauris a town claimed by Picasso. If Art is a topic you are interested in then the South of France is a perfect culture packed destination for you.
If you just want to lay by a pool with a book in your hand or walk along the small coastline which starts from Marseille and then ends at the Italian border then towns such as Cannes and St Tropez are ideal for those relaxing days. Hire a lounger and umbrella or sip a cocktail by a beachfront bar, the South of France has a fantastic selection of beaches, tranquil sea, turquoise waters and wonderfully tall palm trees.
Languedoc- Roussillon is a destination famed for its delicious wines and if you fancy yourself a connoisseur then you can book a wine tasting day in the heart of this region. Alongside its choice of wines, Languedoc-Roussillon has many historic towns such as Narbonne, Carcassonne and Minerve. These offer plenty of adventure and education alongside traditional markets, make a picnic by buying the locally made bread, meats, fruits and cheeses. If you want to cook a traditional meal in your villa then get the best local ingredients and make yourself a fantastic French meal. The markets also offer plenty of handmade goods so you can treat yourself or loved ones to a handmade lavender soap, olive oil or a bunch of flowers.
Hidden among the pine forests are plenty of rustic towns with culinary delights, medieval architecture and even famous perfumeries (Fragonard, located in Grasse).
Whatever you decide and choose to do it is always a good idea to write an itinerary or hire a tour guide. This will help ensure you get to see all the places you want to no matter how long you are visiting for.
Getting around the South of France can be easier then you may think. Public Transport is extremely popular with the world’s fastest train actually running between all of the Major cities. If public transport doesn’t take your fancy then blend in with the locals and hire a bike. Cycling is extremely favoured in the South of France and both biking or walking is a great way of seeing the towns and a fantastic alternative to public transport or hiring a car.
Want to feel like a celebrity? Then add to your luxury vacation by hiring a chauffeured car or limousine service to take you from A to B in safety and in style.
There is a variety of places to see and activities to take part in, throughout the South of France. A destination which has something for everyone and one where you can hire a luxurious villa with all the home comforts you are looking for. Experience the South of France the right way. Now what are you waiting for? Go ahead and book that luxury vacation and start the new year in style!