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The French Riviera enjoys a celebrity status as bright as the stars who frequent this delightful coastline. Since its establishment as a health resort for discerning British travellers in the 18th century, the region's popularity grew with the arrival of the railway and a succession of royals and aristocrats seeking a playground to indulge their pleasures in the luxury hotels and casinos. American business moguls, bohemian artists and Hollywood stars followed in their wake, launching the Côte d'Azur as the home of the international jet set.

Today, yachts jostle for position in the marinas of St Tropez and Monte Carlo whilst inland, the villages perchés of Eze, Les Baux and St Paul de Vence quietly beckon. Our luxury hotels in the south of France range from a grand sophisticated hotel on Cap Ferrat to peaceful hideaways in rural Provence.

See below for a selection of our suggested luxury hotels in France and contact our European travel specialist, Jackie Slaughter, on: +44 (0)1242 787 808 to arrange your tailor-made holiday.

LA BASTIDE DE MARIE 〜 Ménerbes

Nestled amidst a tranquil Luberon vineyard is La Bastide de Marie, a former 18th Century residence sympathetically restored in keeping with the traditions of an authentic Provencal mas,yet exuding a truly individual style. Surrounded by cypress, pine and olive trees and infused with the enchanting aromas of lavender and jasmine, this property is without doubt one of a kind.  View Hotel >

Hotel Features
  • Quirky yet stylish character hotel with oodles of refined charm
  • Truly an individual, bespoke property
  • Set amidst its very own vineyard
  • Stunning citadel setting
  • Beautiful scented gardens

Mas de Pierre 〜 Saint Paul de Vence

This is the quintessential French Riviera one feared lost. Romantically furnished Provençal villas shelter in an olive grove with views of hills and valleys. We are in Impressionist territory at the foot of St Paul de Vence and it shows in a witty collection of sculpture decorating the estate. Service is friendly rather than formal, the welcome authentic, and cooking inspirational. View Hotel >

Hotel Features
  • Family-friendly with children's activities, kids' menu, and babysitting
  • Regional cuisine directed by superchef Michel Rostang
  • Spa, beauty and fitness centre
  • Activities include golf, sailing, fishing, hiking and mountain biking

BAUMANIERE 〜 Les Baux de Provence

With a guest list featuring stars of stage and screen, French Presidents and crowned heads of state, the Baumanière has a longstanding reputation for excellence since its creation in 1945. Nearly 70 years on the Baumanière remains a third generation, family-run hotel of exceptional quality, set in the heart of la Provence profondeView Hotel >

Hotel Features
  • Relais & Chateau member
  • Immaculate interior design and authentic individual charm
  • A culinary treat in the vaulted restaurant
  • Lovely swimming pool and spa

VILLA MARIE 〜 Ramatuelle, St Tropez

Enjoying a prime hillside setting overlooking the panorama of Pampelonne Bay, Villa Marie strikes the perfect balance between party playground and inland idyll. Effortlessly offering a quiet elegance and appealing, timeless charm, the gentle pace of life at Villa Marie contrasts yet complements to perfection the up-tempo, intoxicating indulgences of St. Tropez at its finest. View Hotel >

Hotel Features
  • Just a stone's throw from the glitz and glamour of St Tropez
  • Beautiful views over Pampelonne Bay
  • Gorgeous gardens, a feast for all the senses
  • Inviting swimming pool
  • Treatments at Pure Altitude Spa

HOTEL CRILLON LE BRAVE 〜 Crillon le Brave

Beautifully situated in the foothills of Mont Ventoux, Hotel Crillon le Brave enjoys a rather unique composition. Made up of several former village dwellings, stables, a school and church buildings, this elegantly restored Relais & Châteaux property has character and charm in abundance, just a stone's throw from the greatest names in wine - Châteauneuf du Pape topping the list. View Hotel >

Hotel Features
  • Perfectly situated for exploring the wine country
  • Ambience and atmosphere of a traditional Provençal hamlet setting
  • Lovely swimming pool and mini spa

 

Le Mas de Chastelas 〜 St Tropez

Luxury Hotels France - Le Mas de Chastelas - exterior

Tucked away in rolling countryside in the village of Gassin, Mas de Chastelas lies within striking distance of St Tropez. Small, private and sophisticated, with a fabulous restaurant, pool, tennis courts and golf putting green, le Mas de Chastelas provides a home-from-home for families, couples and friends seeking a hideaway with easy access to the culture and beaches of the Côte d'Azur. View Hotel>

Hotel Features
  • Laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere
  • Complimentary shuttle to St Tropez and local beaches
  • Particularly spacious suites with private terraces
  • The best of French/Provencal food and wine

Hotel Le Grand Large 〜 Ile d’Oléron

France luxury hotels - hotel le grand large

Known for its location and cuisine, Le Grand Large is a unique, four-star design hotel which lies within the dunes of Rémigeasse, one of Ile d'Oléron's finest sandy beaches. The hotel itself provides family-friendly accommodation, excellent spa and pool facilities and a reputed restaurant - all of which are designed to make the most sweeping Bay of Biscay views. View Hotel>

Hotel Features
  • Gastronomic restaurant with children's menu
  • Excellent value for money - a great choice for families
  • Heated indoor pool and whirlpool with beautiful coastal views
  • Close to historic towns and sights

La Reserve Ramatuelle 〜 Côte d'Azur

The French Riviera dream, La Réserve is a secluded sanctuary exuding refined simplicity, just a short distance from the superb yachts, vibrant nightlife and fabulous beaches of St Tropez. Perched high overlooking the Mediterranean, with an outlook guaranteed to stop any conversation in its tracks, the resort offers an assortment of contemporary villas and suites, a restaurant and sublime spa. View Hotel>

Hotel Features
  • World-class spa offering Crème de la Mer treatments
  • Gracious and attentive hospitality
  • La Voile restaurant serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine
  • 14 villas (varying from 3 to 6 bedrooms), 19 suites and 9 rooms
  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pool 
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