If you want to come back to a cosy and posh holiday apartment or villa after a night of partying or sight-seeing, then holiday accommodation in France won’t disappoint you. The region offers a great selection of luxury holiday villas for the more discerning traveller. From luxury Cannes apartments to plush sea-front hotels and countryside holiday villas and a self catering resort, travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to rental accommodation. Here is a review of four premier tourist destinations in Southern France, which have some of the top luxury holiday homes and villas in Europe.
A playground for the rich and famous, St. Tropez has the distinction of being one of the most-visited holiday destinations the world over. It has enjoyed this enviable reputation since the 1920’s, with film stars and well heeled holidaymakers preferring to let their hair down at the city’s private yacht parties. In fact, celeb-spotting is also a motivating factor that draws tourists to glitzy St.Tropez. It is much loved for its beautiful beaches, quaint cafes and excellent water sport opportunities, which include sailing, wind-surging, canoeing and snorkelling. Culture vultures can visit the town’s museums that house modern art collections as well as artifacts.
It is but obvious that there is plentiful accommodation for holidaymakers in St.Tropez. It has some of Southern France’s best luxury holiday villas and apartments, which cater to the large tourist traffic during peak seasons.
Cap d’Antibes is also home to some of the most beautiful villas in the South of France. It has become a hot-spot for high profile real estate investors, with property prices estimated at several million Euros. The likes of Jack Warner and Coco Chanel have owned homes in Cap d’Antibes and partied in the resort town’s lavish hotels.
It is home to some of the Riviera’s finest beaches, including Plage de la Salis and La Garoupe beach. From Chemin de Tirepoil, a beach-side walkway that offers magnificent views of the sea to the rare and exotic flora and fauna of Thuret Gardens, there are quite a few tourist attractions in Cap d’Antibes.
It is home to many hotels, self-catering holiday homes and luxury holiday villas. There is a large variety of accommodation to suit different budgets. The more luxurious ones offer great sea views, plush interiors and a lot of privacy.
St Jean Cap Ferrat
St. Jean Cap Ferrat commune is located just east of Nice in south-east France. While it is frequented by millionaires and aristocracy, there is more to this picturesque peninsula than just its glamorous status. It is home to beautiful sandy beaches, charming cafes and the spectacular Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Cottages, apartments, luxury holiday villas – the rental accommodation options in this must-visit destination are many and varied.
Best known for hosting the famous Cannes Film Festival that attracts tourists from across the world, the city blends the rustic and the modern with élan. Museums, beaches, chic boutiques, nightclubs and the lush countryside all co-exist peacefully, offering visitors much to see and experience. It is as much a great romantic getaway for couples as it is a party hub for singles and a holiday spot for families.
The festival season in Cannes usher in a large tourist crowd, with summer being the busiest and most vibrant. The winters here are quieter and offer a good opportunity to explore the Riviera without the tourist din.
In the peak seasons, finding rental accommodation in in a holiday village France can be a bit challenging thanks to the tourist flurry. Catering to this demand are the luxury Cannes apartments that are rented out to visitors arriving in the city in huge numbers.
Author Bio: Andy Butler works in internet marketing for Burger Davis, a French luxury villa rentals company specialising in Luxury Apartments and Villas in the South of France. He enjoys travel, the outdoors, photography and all things internet.