Who doesn’t want to live like a king or queen in France? Nothing could be easier – like taking a dream vacation in the most beautiful hotels of Le Midi in the south of France! The wonderful Mediterranean climate, culinary delights and the cultural diversity that has flourished through centuries of history and traditions promise a feast for the senses and pure French joie de vivre. The landscape offers spectacular contrasts from the snow-capped mountains of the French Alps, the lavender fields of Provence and the heavenly beaches of the Côte d’Azur, to the glamorous charm of well-known cities such as Nice, Cannes and St Tropez. These treasures make the south of France a place of unique beauty that you must experience for yourself.
Hotels in Southern France: The most important info at a glance
Provence: Camargue horses & Fragrant lavender fields
The Côte d’Azur: Dream beaches, luxury & Nightlife
Occitania: Wild nature & Mystical past
Occitania boasts countless treasures and unique diversity for nature lovers and culture lovers alike. From the highest mountain peaks of the Pyrenees, through the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon, to the Mediterranean coast with a total of 220 kilometers of sandy beaches, Occitania offers every kind of landscape imaginable. The majestic mountain ranges of the Midi-Pyrenees form the border with Spain. Its deep gorges and peaks reaching up to 3,000 meters are a breathtaking backdrop for hiking and climbing. A total of 850 kilometers of hiking trails, such as the legendary GR 10 Pyrenean Way stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and several walking routes lead through the region. The Pyrenees National Park is the most popular park in France. Its picturesque mountain landscape is crisscrossed by idyllic valleys, lakes and rivers and offers numerous attractions such as limestone plateaus, thermal springs, and stalactite caves. At the same time, Occitania is a reflection of France’s rich cultural history. Medieval villages, enchanted castles, and cathedrals provide an exciting journey into France’s eventful past. Historic cities like Toulouse, with their historic hotels, romantic streets, and ancient walls, provide a unique setting for a holiday in southern France. Architecture and more than 2,000 years of history, from ancient times to the renaissance, unite in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The centuries-old, tradition-rich markets, festivals, culinary delights, and wine growing promise an authentic insight into the typical French way of life of Midi.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: Active holidays in the French Alps
The most popular seaside resorts are Saint Tropez, Cannes, Sainte-Maxime, and Marseille. The region of Provence is famously beautiful and the coastline is filled with pretty beaches. Head to the Côte d’Azur for an elite beach holiday, or Occitania for vineyards and nice countrysides. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is in the Alps and great for hiking and wellness getaways.
Saint Tropez is France’s most expensive summer destination, and Nice, Lyon, and Bordeaux are some of France’s most expensive cities. Eating and drinking out can be quite expensive in the beach towns, though the quality promises to be high. A half-liter of beer in a bar or restaurant will cost around 6 €.
The South of France is perfect for a honeymoon because of the different feelings the region offers. Begin in the beautiful inland at a spa or vineyard hotel in Provence or Bordeaux, like Village Castigno - Wine Hotel & Resort, and then head to a romantic beach hotel on the coast.
The best time to visit, when considering price, weather, and number of other visitors, is March to May and September through November. High season is between June and August.