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South of France
The South of France, French Riviera - the coastal resorts of the Cote d'Azur and the stunning countryside of Provence.
The Holiday Villa Company in the South of France
In the south of France, there are so many holiday villas with private pools and it's very difficult to be sure of the quality unless it has been inspected. We do that for you and after inspecting many properties, we offer our hand-picked selection of holiday villas in the French Riviera, Cote d'Azur and Provence. These are villas that meet our high standards and offer our guests a certain 'Something Special'. So if you're looking for well-located family holiday villas in the south of France with excellent facilities, then we have holiday villas near Nice, Cannes, Fayence, Grasse, Port Grimaud, St Maxime, Frejus and Bandol.
Villa Holidays in the South of France - Region overview
Capturing the true essence of the French holiday, the south of France is the most evocative region. The French Riviera encompasses the cosmopolitan resorts of Nice and Cannes with their elegant restaurants and hotels beside well-tended beaches; further south and west you'll reach the resorts of St Tropez and Ste Maxime which, strictly speaking, are in the Var area but most people associate this as being part of the Cote d'Azur.
Inland there are timeless French villages and the stunning countryside of Provence; an area of France that gave rise to a style of living that promoted the typical cuisine, wine and encapsualates the very essence of French life.
South of France - Cote d'Azur
Revered in the late nineteenth century for its therapeutic and restorative qualities, the Cote d'Azur quickly became the playground of the rich and famous; following a trail set by British royalty - so you'll be following in aristocratic footsteps when you enjoy your Cote d'Azur villa holiday.
Towns along the French Riviera such as Nice, Cannes, Beaulieu, Cap Ferrat and Antibes became synonymous with high living and glamour. Indeed they still are, but that is only a small part of the picture. The French/Italian culture, landscape and proximity to the Mediterranean sea have all combined to create a fascinating region boasting heritage and style.
Slightly inland in the south of France lies the town of Grasse - the home of French perfume. Neighbouring French villages such as St Paul de Vence and Biot offer charm and incredible appeal.
South of France - Var
The more gentle and relaxed department of Var has the Esterel hill range running through its centre, creating an imposing landscape. Part covered with forests, the Var enjoys a more relaxed feel than the neighbouring Cote d'Azur. The south of France coastline is stunning, and in the Var it ranges from small intimate coves to large sandy beaches; gently sloping into the Mediterranean and often fringed with pines, making it an ideal choice for family bathing.
The Var holiday resorts of St Tropez and Ste Maxime offer a cosmopolitan air, whilst many other resorts such as Cavalaire, St Raphael, Bandol and Sanary portray a more laid back feeling. The perfumes of pine, laurel and eucalyptus combine to create a heady aroma that fills the air - something that becomes synonymous with beautiful memories of a villa holiday in the Var.
South of France - Provence
Provence in the south of France is timeless, almost a way of life as much as a French holiday destination. 'Provencal living' has become world renowned for embracing the truly important things in life. Whether you're in the region's enigmatic capital, Aix-en-Provence, or in a small village square, the Provencal values are evident.
Whilst enjoying your holiday villa in Provence you can visit local markets that are full of vibrancy and drama; stalls offering an abundance of fresh olives of every size and colour, cured meats, fresh cheeses, delicious fresh fruit and vegetables as well as the dried herbs that the Provence region is famed for. Glimpses of old Provence are still seen within foods such as salt cod and aioli, harking back to the days before refrigeration and freezers.
South of France - French Lifestyle
Wherever you holiday in the south of France, a regular sight is the village or town Petanque pitch. Here the locals enjoy a game of Boules whilst sipping a Pastis, the aniseed aperitif.
Early morning forays to the the local fishing village can guarantee the freshest of the day's catch; a stop on the way home to buy bread, often straight from the oven, and a quick visit to a farmers' market will provide the ingredients for a lunch equalling any top French restaurant.