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South of France - Coastal chic and countryside charm

France is eternally celebrated for its exquisite cuisine and culture, and it’s all here to enjoy from our beautiful collection off villas in the south of France. This wonderfully cosmopolitan region is warm in its weather, its welcome and its wealth of attractions for all, from long golden beaches in the sun, sprawling vineyards, glamorous coastal resorts and quaint villages. In the inspiringly named Cote d’Azur and verdant Provence you’ll discover an idyllic region, relaxing ambience and carefree lifestyle - all the makings you need for an indulgent and restful holiday from our traditional gites and villas in France.

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Your South of France Villa holiday

The South of France is the perfect destination for a villa holiday. In just over an hour you can fly to this beautiful area of France and be relaxing on the beach or tasting delicious wines in one of the local vineyards. At James Villas, our private villas are conveniently located in some of the most desirable destinations in the South of France.

Live a life of luxury in the South of France as you mix with the rich and famous in the exclusive resorts of the Côte d'Azur. Find a countryside retreat amongst the idyllic rural landscape of Provence, a region that has inspired myriad painters.

The South of France is a firm favourite with British holidaymakers because of its warm sunny climate, glamorous beach resorts and breathtaking rural scenery. A private villa with your own pool is a fantastic base to explore the South of France. Enjoy a laid back, flexible holiday with James Villas, all from the comfort of your own self-catering villa.

Not to be missed...

  • Plan a trip to Isle sur la Sorgue, the antiques capital of France, which is famous for its variety of antique shops and hosts antique markets most Sundays. The small town has several canals running through its centre and charms visitors with plenty of cafés and restaurants along the water, all within walking distance of each other.
  • Visit Musée Fabre in Montpellier, a fantastic art museum in the city centre with an amazing selection of sculptures and paintings.
  • Spend an afternoon at the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where you can try the world-famous wine and spend some time in the pretty medieval village.
  • See the Abbaye de Senanque and admire the scenery that represents the Provence region. Admire the Roman architecture and wander through the lavender fields.
  • 5. Discover the Gorge du Verdon, France’s version of the Grand Canyon. It’s a river canyon set in picturesque countryside that’s 25 kilometres long and 700 metres deep.

About South of France

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The South of France is renowned for its exquisite food, excellent wine, captivating culture and abundance of diverse activities.

If it’s glitz and glam you are looking for then the Côte d'Azur region will blow you away with its beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants and superb shopping. Immerse yourself in the local culture watching the world go by from a quaint café in the stylish resorts of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez. Villa holidays in the Cote d’Azur are a great way to unwind and enjoy all this esteemed region has to offer.

Renowned for its quaint French stone villages, myriad vineyards and historical towns, such as Cèze and Aix en Provence, the breathtaking region of Provence is perfect for picturesque walks and discovering local delicacies. Sample the traditional Provençal ‘bourride’ fish stew, taste the infamous local wines, wander round the boutique shops and discover the ancient chateaux dotted around the region, such as Citadelle de Sisteron and Queyras.

When to go to South of France

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This region boasts beautiful weather throughout the summer, making it the perfect season to rent a villa. It’s warmest from June through to September, with temperatures reaching the high 20s to low 30s. It’s still warm in April, May and October with temperatures often reaching low 20s.

Cultural highlights

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South of France has plenty of cultural and historical sites to explore whilst on your James Villa holiday. There are a variety of castles to visit, such as The Castle of Ponteves and The Castle of Entrecasteaux, and plenty of ancient towns and culturally fascinating villages; Montpellier has many historic sites to see including Montpellier Cathedral.

The historic city of Avignon is definitely worth a visit. Discover the medieval fortress and imposing Gothic architecture of the Palais des Papes. Or stroll along ancient cobbled streets and relax in one of the leafy squares with a good book and a coffee.

If it’s historic buildings and Roman ruins you enjoy then head to Nimes where you will find The Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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