So vividly brought to life on the canvasses of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and a thousand more, France's perpetual beauty sings out at every turn. But it's not just the world class galleries of the Musée d'Orsay or the Louvre where the country's artistic genius may be appreciated. French haute cuisine is to be lingered over at such culinary 'galleries', its fashion houses represent the most cutting edge of French creativity and style and the hotels are some of the most iconic in the world. It is perhaps the capital that stands out as France's most iconic jewel, though in the celebrated south, the Cote d'Azur enjoys a celebrity status as bright as the stars who frequent the iconic hotels, chic villas and beach clubs. Inland, the more peaceful villages of Provence and the arrières pays offer an altogether more peaceful experience. If it's a private villa you seek, whether you desire a rural retreat in the hills of the Luberon or a cutting edge designer pad in the heart of St Tropez, our specialist team has vetted the pool, sunk into the armchairs and tested the expertise of the villa managers at the best villas to be found in the South of France.

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    Flight time from London
    1.5 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +2
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    Best Time to go
    April - October
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    Average Temperature
    1°C - 25°C

Featured French Villas

Domaine de Fleury

6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14
from £ 3,876 | $ 5,461
Per Week
Exteriors of Domaine de Fleurie, South West France Villespy, South West France

An hour inland from the beaches of the Mediterranean lies the walled medieval citadel of Carcassonne, a fairytale castle town. Within a short drive of Carcassonne is the Domaine de Fleury.

Chateau Lenvege

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12
from £ 5,120 | $ 7,594
Per Week
Aerial view of Chateau Lenvege, South West France Saussignac, South West France

Set amidst the reputable vineyards of Bergerac, Lenvege is a 13th Century chateau, surrounded with 30 acres of private landscaped gardens, park and woodland.

Hameau d'Albi

8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 17
from £ 5,629 | $ 7,931
Per Week
Facade and swimming pool of Hameau d'Albi, South West France Cahuzac-sur-Vere, South West France

This 12th century hamlet is set in the picturesque Tarn-et-Garonne region of south western France amid sun-drenched, rolling hills dotted with vineyards and dissected by gorges.

Le Clos des Vignes

8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14
from £ 5,185 | $ 7,306
Per Week
outdoor dining at Le Clos de Vignes, South West France Montlaur, South West France

At Le Clos des Vignes, lazing by the pool with a glass of Corbière red is a perfect reward for a day of exploring, a home that reminds you in every detail that you are there to be spoilt.

Featured Luxury Hotels in France

Exteriors with mountains in the background of Hotel le Portetta, France Courchevel, France

Situated in an enviable location at the foot of the slopes of Courchevel Moriond (1650), the Hotel Portetta is the perfect family-friendly ski in-ski out hotel.

Drive way to La Bastide de Marie, France with driving car Ménerbes, Provence

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.

Cala Rossa, Corsica

This fine gourmet Relais & Chateaux property - with Clarins spa - sits on its own private, pine-fringed beach on Corsica's eastern shores, just outside the town of Porto-Vecchio.

Outdoor swimming pool and facade of Oustau de Baumaniere, France Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Immaculately designed and utterly charming, Baumaniere has welcomed guests for over 70 years. The vaulted restaurant is a culinary treat.

  • "We loved everything: the villa, the chefs, the outing recommendations, the wine tour.  Just a first class experience. "

    R.S. - Bastide de la Paix, Provence

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