Provence is the quintessential French holiday destination, perfect for chic breaks that encompass the breadth of what France has to offer.
The charm of Aix-en-Provence
The main city of this gorgeous French region, many of the best Provence luxury hotels are to be found in Aix. Both cosmopolitan and traditional, visitors can enjoy everything from lively bars and a vibrant theatre scene to ancient history and serene walks. The town is particularly renowned for its many beautiful fountains.
The ancient history of Avignon
One of France’s most important historic cities, Avignon boasts many iconic landmarks such as the Papal Palace and the castle-like Avignon Cathedral. Luxury hotels here allow visitors to recapture the elegant spirit of Old France and enjoy the delicious Provençal cuisine of its authentic local restaurants. Those who have a passion for the outdoors will also enjoy cycling in the countryside surrounding Avignon.
The glamorous French Riviera
Provence also encompasses the coastal zone that makes up the French Riviera sub-region. Famous as a holiday spot for trendy travellers from France and the rest of the world, guests can visit the alluring towns of Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice. Stay in one of many traditional or ultra-modern luxury hotels and feel like a 1960s film star as they stroll along the beach and enjoy cocktails by the pool. The atmosphere in Cannes during its annual Film Festival is particularly vibrant.