About France

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We are pleased to feature properties in different regions of France, each unique in flavour and character.

Across South West France, we focus on rural charm: swathes of orchards and vineyards punctuated by picturesque villages and châteaux. Weekly markets burgeon with fresh produce and there is always a local festival happening nearby.

In the heart of Provence, backdrops of lavender and olive groves contrast with dramatic mountains and gorges. Amonst the wonderful scenery, enjoy discovering typical hilltop towns and magnificent Roman architecture.

On the Côte d’Azur, an outstanding collection of art galleries and museums join the many attractions of this iconic coastline. Bustling Riviera towns with their golden bays, marinas and water sports can be enjoyed alongside the timeless allure of sleepy villages set slightly back from the coast.

The Languedoc's superb coastline boasts endless sandy beaches with excellent amenities, backed by a vine-covered hinterland dotted with pretty villages and fascinating historic towns. Moreover, the region's cuisine and wine are among the best France has to offer.

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Lying on the Mediterranean midway between the Pyrenees and the Camargue, Languedoc offers miles of sandy beaches, with water sports and entertainments aplenty, and areas of natural beauty both inland and along the coast. Market produce and fresh seafood make for fabulous meals, accompanied by excellent wines as this is a major wine-growing area. Its romantic landscape of endless vines is dotted with villages and medieval fortified towns, including the incredibly restored citadel of Carcassonne with its fairytale castle turrets. The region can boast well preserved Roman monuments, such as the amphitheatre at Nîmes, as well as a fascinating medieval heritage, alongside modern cities which are animated year round.

A land of light, warmth and beauty, Provence awakens all the senses; the scent of lavender, the sound of cicadas in the pine trees, the taste of chilled rosé wine, the warmth of the sun on your back, and a kaleidoscope of colours that have inspired many an artist. This beautiful region in south-east France encompasses diverse landscapes ranging from cultivated vineyards to deep river canyons and dramatic cliffs, not to mention the unique habitat of the Camargue. Days can be spent exploring charming medieval villages, marvelling at Roman remains, admiring art and architecture, sampling the local cuisine, or just simply soaking up the Provençal atmosphere.

French Riviera and Côte d’Azur are virtually interchangeable names for the coastline of the Var and Alpes-Maritimes ‘départements’, a stretch which includes the world famous resorts of Cannes and St Tropez, but also picturesque and timeless villages snugly nestled in breathtaking mountain and coastal scenery. A region very much in the modern age in some senses, but also one that is rooted in and proud of its ancient history, and with a rich cultural heritage to discover.

Although South West France covers a large portion of the country, there are some running themes… A well preserved history and a strong culture can be discovered at every turn, with many superb museums and famous historical sites to explore. Spectacular scenery abounds, dominated by powerful rivers in the centre of the country and soaring mountains in the far south, ideal for outdoor pursuits. Last but not least, the verdant and fertile land and ideal climate of this region yields delicious fresh produce and excellent wines to enjoy.