A hundred different authors have piled praise on Paris, where Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower are merely hors d’oeuvres in a moveable feast. Enjoy traditional elegance at Le Bristol or opt for something more contemporary at La Reserve Paris, just one street over from the Champs-Élysées.
A haven for wine lovers, Bordeaux has as many vineyards as Germany and South Africa combined, and is just over two hours by train from the capital. Discover it on our culinary road trip through the country, staying at the heavenly Domaine des Etangs.
From Bordeaux you could head north to beautiful Ile de Ré or decamp to a private villa on the Cap Ferret Peninsula, famous for its beaches and fresh-from-the-sea oysters. Or instead head east to explore the Dordogne, where tiny honey-coloured towns and rolling green hills recall the Cotswolds of old.
Further south, you’ll eventually uncover the hills and vineyards of historic Languedoc, where family-friendly villas - like Domaine de Fleury and Domaine de la Hille - make wonderful bases from which to explore UNESCO-listed Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi.
The lavender fields of Provence burst into fragrant bloom from mid-summer. Set out to see them from boutique hotels such as Crillon Le Brave or opt for a luxury villa in Provence like Le Point Romain, just ten-minutes from Bonnieux and Roussillon.
And finally, the shimmering Côte d’Azur. From St Tropez through Cannes, Antibes and Nice to Monaco, the Riviera remains the place to see and be seen, be it based at iconic grande dame such Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, or at one of our Côte d’Azur luxury villas.
Whatever you’re after – be it a tailor-made journey, boutique hotel or luxury French villa – our experts are will help you design your perfect French holiday, and to organise it flawlessly.