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france

france

We have an exciting and eclectic mix of recommendations in France, and we hope that there's something on offer here to suit all tastes and requirements, for both adults and families.

Luxury detox retreats - in:spa's health, fitness and detox weeks are hosted at a magical chateau in the South of France.  Ideal for guests wishing to travel alone and who would like to join a group of 15 to 20 like minded people for a fun, inspiring week.  See Cotignac Chateau

Luxury spa - Also in Provence, but nearer to the Cote D'Azur, is the charming Le Mas Candille.  A superb boutique hotel, just a few minutes walk from Mougins, and home to the first Shiseido spa in Europe.  A wonderful destination to combine fine dining with fine spa-ing, and as a base to explore the gorgeous local countryside.

Luxury wellness spa - A few miles from St Tropez, overlooking the Mediterranean, La Réserve Ramatuelle is a heavenly place to stay, relax and soak up the glamour of the Côte d’Azur. It also offers a selection of personalised wellness programmes.

Exceptional Golf & Spa Resort - Perfect for families.  The impressive facilities at Terre Blanche 30 minutes from the Cote D'Azur include a sublime spa, fitness studio, two championship golf courses, a David Leadbetter Golf Academy, two floodlit tennis courts and a kid's club. 

Mountain adventures - choice of two superb hotels in Megeve, both with exceptional spas, and perfectly located for mountain sports in both winter and summer.  Authentic, traditional French luxury at Les Fermes de Marie or the more contemporary L'Alpaga

Spa for foodies - For something completely different, head to Pau in south west France and stay at Les Pres d'Eugenie.  This is a place where you can enjoy 3 Michelin star dining (known as Cuisine Minceur) but still lose weight!  Choice of programmes from 3 to 12 days long.

Chalets in the French Alps: the ultra luxury Ferme de Moudon near Les Gets for both winter ski and summer adventure holidays.  Or, please review our selection of ski chalets in Chamonix.

Villas on the Côte d’Azur: La Chenoiserie - 4 bedroom villa (with a further 2 bedrooms in the garden cottage) with panoramic views of the Bay of St Tropez.  Le Moulin de Cabris - 5 bedroom villa in the hills west of Grasse with views down to the coast.  Chateau St Tropez - Incredible, immaculate 8 bedroom residence, just 300 metres from the bustling port of St Tropez.

Weather and seasons

Southern France has a Mediterranean climate, with the Atlantic coast somewhat cooler but still very pleasant. In the North-West, the English Channel produces more unreliable weather. In the east, Winters can be cold and clear, with Summers warm but prone to storms. Average day temperatures in July are around 22-28°C, warmest in the south, these drop to 15-21°C during the Autumn and Spring.

Everything else

  • Flying time from London:  1½ hours
  • Currency:  Euro
  • Language:  French
  • Visa requirements:  Not applicable for EU citizens
  • Time difference:  GMT +1
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chateau st tropez

chateau st tropez


côte d’azur, france    7 night exclusive rental from £24,015

Absolutely superb 8 bedroom residence, with luxurious accommodation, manicured gardens, magnificent swimming pool - and just 300 metres from the bustling port of St Tropez.

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le moulin de cabris

le moulin de cabris


côte d’azur, france    7 nights villa rental from £7,452

Charming 5 bedroom villa (sleeps up to 12) set in pretty gardens with far reaching views out across the beautiful Plan de Provence hills, to the south coast. Originally the village olive mill, but after a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment, is now an idyllic country retreat.

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la reserve ramatuelle

la reserve ramatuelle


côte d’azur, france    4 nights from £1,510

Located just minutes from the village of Saint-Tropez, overlooking the Mediterranean, La R�serve Ramatuelle is a heavenly place to stay, relax and soak up the glamour of the C�te d�Azur. It also offers a selection of personalised wellness programmes.

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bormes les mimosas

bormes les mimosas


côte d’azur, france    7 nights villa rental from £6,420

Set on a little peninsula, this spectacular 9 bedroom family villa on the Côte d’Azur is close to the beach and surrounded by acres of pine forest.

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grand hotel du cap ferrat

grand hotel du cap ferrat


côte d’azur, france   

With over a century of high-end hospitality to its name, this luxury hotel offers guests an exceptional base in the heart of the French Riviera.

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cap estel

cap estel


côte d’azur, france    7 nights from £1,639

Situated on an ultra-private peninsular surrounded by the Mediterranean, this legendary haven of serenity is in the heart of the Côte d'Azur. With just 18 rooms and suites, this is quiet elegance personified.

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ferme de moudon

ferme de moudon


french alps, france    chalet per week from £8,000

There's room for ten in this fabulously luxurious 5 bedroom chalet, tucked away in its own grounds, yet only three minutes' drive from centre of Les Gets. The luxury travel press can't find enough superlatives for this prize-winning restoration. Perfect for healthy winter and summer holidays.

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chalet le martin

chalet le martin


french alps, france    chalet per week from £12,500

Contemporary design is sympathetically blended with original features creating a modern living area with pop art along one wall and a large open fire place. The spacious dining area seats up to 20, and there are 8 truly beautiful en-suite bedrooms.

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aman le melezin

aman le melezin


french alps, france    half board per night from £755

Set on the Bellecôte piste, with ski-in and ski-out access, Aman Le Mélézin is ideally positioned to take advantage of the 600km of groomed pistes in the famous Les Trois Vallées.

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les fermes de marie

les fermes de marie


megeve, france    7 nights from £1,670

Les Fermes de Marie is a unique collection of former high-mountain farms, meticulously and authentically restored to create a modern, luxurious and wonderfully atmospheric 5 star hotel and chalet complex near the centre of Megève.

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alpaga

alpaga


megeve, france    7 nights from £1,055

L’Alpaga is a collection of superbly appointed chalets and suites, each combining the privacy and freedom of an apartment with all the services of a luxury hotel. Stay for winter skiing or summer mountain adventures.

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les pres d'eugenie

les pres d'eugenie


pau, france    wellness weekends from £1,215

This is a spa escape with a difference; ideal for foodies who want to enjoy sublime cuisine and lose weight at the same time.

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cotignac chateau

cotignac chateau


provence, france   

Our chateau is a truly unique fairytale castle set in beautiful Provencal landscape. Located just outside the village of Cotignac, voted 'the most charming in Provence' you will enjoy the unspoilt countryside just as much as the glamorous lifestyle of the Cote D'Azur. St Tropez is just 40 kms away.

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chateau aubenas

chateau aubenas


provence, france    7 nights villa rental from £3,000

Originally owned by French royalty, this luxury 5 bedroom 16th century château has been beautifully restored and modernised and is set in the stunning rural landscape of the Lubéron.

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le mas candille

le mas candille


provence, france    5 nights from £920

Formerly an 18th century farmhouse, Le Mas Candille has been lovingly transformed into a wonderful boutique hotel, just a few minutes walk from Mougins.

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terre blanche golf and spa resort

terre blanche golf and spa resort


provence, france    7 nights from £1,990

Surrounded by rolling valleys and mountains, this beautiful resort - a member of both The Leading Hotels of the World and European Tour Destination - perfectly captures the spirit of this gorgeous region of Provence. A first class destination for a family holiday.

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hirondell

hirondell


provence, france    7 nights villa rental from £2,725

In an elevated position overlooking the Lubéron countryside and Les Alpilles, this delightfull 3 bedroom family house is a lovely mix of old world charm and modern comforts, close to L’Isle sur la Sorgue.

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clos des roses

clos des roses


provence, france    7 nights villa rental from £13,286

Clos des Roses is a superb 8 bedroom country residence with expansive gardens and chic, spacious interiors.

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Kathryn Brierley, Director

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