The country of France continues to be a highly popular tourist holiday destination.
With its many and varied regions, France gives the holiday-maker many unique perspectives into real French life.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur offers tourists a Mediterranean climate, Mediterranean beaches and coastlines with restaurants, cafes and traditional Provencal holiday rental villa accommodation.
The Dordogne region of France, with its range of traditional farmhouses, country homes and authentic famous French châteaux. The region is steeped in history offering glimpes into the past mixed with traditional prepared regional dishes and locally grown wines.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, a popular destination for families both young and old. Many tourist sites, villages, towns and with long sandy beaches and many summer activities surrounded by family friendly holiday rental villas and homes.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur offers a multitude of restaurants with easy access for tourist to the Mediterranean sandy beaches that offer many water-sports activities. Notably Saint-Clair, is one of France’s best beaches as declared by the French Tourist Authority.
The walled town of Antibes with beautiful, winding streets, marvellous views, extensive harbour and endless choice of traditional restaurants, café bars and a lively nightlife. Probably the best street market on the south coast can be had every morning, June through August.
Juan-les-Pins, in Provence is a bustling area of designer shops, pavement cafés and all manner of restaurants. An ideal place to sit and watch the world go by with the world famous jazz festival taking place during the last two summer weeks of July.
Cannes with its celebrated harbour and long, palm-tree lined promenade, (La Croisette) gives way to an array of famous hotels (The Carlton and The Martinez) along with executive private beaches. So much to see and do here. Fantastic beaches, endless shopping, restaurants and and French cafés and superb night-life.
Be sure to visit the 'Iles des Lerins', two small, beautiful islands that lie a 10 minutes boat trip from the harbour and offering great views of Cannes.
Grasse is the 'perfume capital of the world' and lies 20 mins from Cannes. Spectacular old village with winding streets and stunning views.
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Holiday villas with private pools in the Côte d'Azur, Provence
The Dordogne area of France is one of the most beautiful and one of the most popular. Lovely countryside interspersed with medieval, bastide towns and fairytale châteaux rising from the morning mist.
Markets are found every day of the week within a short drive, selling fresh and tempting regional produce like fois gras, wild rabbit, locally raised duck, lamb and French truffles.
A number of world famous tourist attractions in the Dordogne are the cave paintings around Les Eyzies. In the heart of the Perigord Noir, Sarlat-la-Canéda grew up around a Benedictine abbey founded in the 9th Century. It has a distinct medieval feel about it, with numerous magnificent buildings around every corner you turn.
The pretty and popular tourist towns of Condom, Monflanquin and Bergerac offer excellent shops and all amenities including very good, traditional French restaurants.
The Dordogne and South West region offers an almost endless number of French wine domaines who welcome tastings.
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The Languedoc area holds great appeal as the scenery of the Pyrénées mountains reach down to the deep blue Mediterranean sea. A great family holiday destination with a vast range of activities, sights and sounds to discover.
The Mediterranean village of Collioure, a particularly chic and picturesque seaside town on the Mediterranean coast between Perpignan and the Spanish border.
Montpellier is a small city with a lovely central square and old town with great shopping and traditional restaurants.
Head East and don't miss the Pont du Gard on a day trip to Provence; Avignon, Arles and the pink flamingos and white horses in the Camargue.
Wonderful sandy beaches with tasteful entertainments and beachfront restaurants and cafés. The 'Etang de L'Ayrolle' offers some of the best windsurfing in Europe.
Historic Cathar trails are a plenty throughout the region with towns like Limoux dating back to the 14th Century. All around are the endless expanses of world famous Languedoc grapevines.
The large wild life park at Sigean in the Languedoc is an ideal day-out for all the family.
Marseillan Plage and Sérignan Plage offer quieter beaches whilst Cap d'Agde is the heart for all summer entertainments, chic shopping and coastal activities.
The world famous city of Carcassonne with almost endless activities, superb restaurants and café bars, concerts, festivals, medieval shows, sound and light displays is a must see.
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Holiday villas with private pools in the Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France