Luxury holidays in the South of France
From the sophisticated Côte d’Azur, imposing mountains high in the Alps and miles of sun baked vineyards across attractive countryside, the South of France is a diverse region that captures the hearts of its guests, resulting in return trips year after year. Spot celebs, explore medieval villages, grab a glass of crisp wine, and gorge on fresh Mediterranean delicacies in this much sought after destination that is renowned for offering luxury holidays in France.
Bustling cities and towns are in abundance throughout the South of France. A mixture of old and new, Nice is known for its stunning bright blue sea waters, spectacular views from Castle Hill and the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain holding a large collection of modern art from European and American artists as well as pieces from the Nice art school. The charming city of Avignon is full of history, art, music and activity. With narrow streets to stroll and hidden houses to spot, get lost amongst the lantern-lit old town or cross the bridge to medieval Villeneuve-les-Avignon and discover ancient fortresses and abbeys. Carcassonne is France’s most famous medieval haven to explore. One of four UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites in the South of France, be impressed by the magnificent castle holding a wealth of history and the picturesque, preserved town rebuilt within the castle walls.
Head to the inland hills and mountains of Provence for skiing, snowboarding and other exhilarating activities. The Provence display beautiful mountain ranges mixing in with quaint French villages. Water sports such as white water rafting and canoeing are existent up in the mountains so there really is a sport for all active enthusiasts to enjoy.
For beach visits, the Languedoc region boasts the best with many Blue Flag awarded shores. Perfect for those who like the added extras of beachside restaurants and bars to more secluded peaceful spots, you will definitely find an area of coastline to suit. The French Riviera, a coastal strip situated to the east of Marseille is a stretch of sun-filled terrain that has plenty of hot spots for sailing and coastal cruise tours.
Foodies visiting the South of France will be enchanted by the local cuisine. Strong Mediterranean culinary, freshly caught fish, lavishly coloured vegetables and fruit sown in the sun-baked soil and pressed olive oil (the main basis for any dish) guarantees you will savour each and every bite.