Several regions make up the area known as the South of France, each with its unique charm… Mediterranean style beaches, rustic countryside, vineyards, lavender fields, hilltop towns, yachting, and all offer exquisite cuisine and wines. Visiting any of the magnificent towns will leave you yearning to explore more of this spectacular region.
Let’s focus on a few of the regions in the South of France to give you a taste of what you can expect when visiting this area.
FRENCH RIVIERA “Côte d'Azur" has a glamorous coastline with luxurious yachts and charming hilltop towns best describes this area. Popular towns like Nice, Cannes, and St. Tropez are in the French Riviera but you can also easily visit Monaco, Monte Carlo, and other lesser-known towns that are full of charm and history. One of my favorites is Villefranche-Sur-Mer. This lovely seaside town has amazing restaurants and the most charming coastline. Hilltop medieval towns in the French Riviera are also a must for a short visit or consider staying for a few nights of relaxation and the most spectacular views. For the art lover, the French Riviera has its share of museums, some dedicated to Picasso and Napoleon.
PROVENCE – Have you seen the spectacular images of lavender fields in France? This is where you’ll find them! All summer, visitors from around the world come visit and capture the most incredible images of these spectacular fields. Explore French villages with local markets, go for olive oil tastings (the region is known for its olive trees), visit Roman ruins and a papal palace… that is Provence!
LANGUEDOC – Known for its long sandy beaches as well as its vineyards and rocky Mediterranean hills inland. Languedoc is one of France's major wine-growing areas. The famous walled city of Carcassonne is here… offering unique history and architecture. You will be amazed by Languedoc’s outstanding variety of architectural styles including buildings dating from the 14th to the 18th century and collections of Roman remains.
While the South of France is well known for its glitz and glamour, you can easily see how you can escape to many quaint and charming towns where you’ll feel like you’re back in another century.
There is so much to explore in this beautiful country. I would be honored to help plan your magical vacation in France. Contact me for your complimentary consultation.