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If you rent a holiday home in the south of France, you will soon discover why this region is so popular among holidaymakers. The south of France has it all; rolling vineyards, spectacular mountains, a varied coast with an azure blue sea ...

A beautiful villa, gîte or holiday home in southern France

In the sunny south, enjoy the wide sandy beaches on the Mediterranean Sea and the hilly hinterland with its sunflower fields and vineyards. Historic villages are interspersed with modern seaside resorts. Inland, there are beautiful nature reserves such as the Cevennes, the southern part of the Massif Central and the foothills of the Pyrenees. And whether you prefer to stay in a luxury villa, an authentic gîte or a comfortable holiday home with swimming pool, everything is possible in the south of France!

Enjoying the Côte Vermeille from your holiday home in southern France

The south of France has 2 popular coastal regions on the Mediterranean Sea for a wonderful holiday by the sea. In the southern tip, in the Languedoc Roussillon region, lies the Côte Vermeille, also known as the Catalan Vermilion Coast. The steep red-brown rocks and intimate bays are characteristic of this coastline. Well-known seaside resorts such as Argelès-sur-Mer, Canet Plage and Port Barcarès have wide, gently sloping sandy beaches. Ideal for a family holiday of course, but also a good place for water sports. The hinterland of this coast has many beautiful natural phenomena. Visit for example the regional park Grand Causses, a whimsical nature reserve with undulating limestone plateaus that are intersected by deep valleys with very steep high walls, called gorges. In national park De Cevennen, you will also find deep, impressive gorges and high peaks. An ideal area for a cycling or walking tour.

You don't have to go far for a cultural excursion from your holiday home in the south of France either, as this region has plenty of historical monuments. For example, visit the medieval city of Carcasonne with its historic citadel. Sense the typical Spanish-Catalan atmosphere in the cultural city of Perpignan. In Narbonne, you can visit the Gothic cathedral, or one of the many museums. Or take a day trip to Collioure, a colourful fishing town that has been popular among young artists for years. There is plenty to do from your own holiday home in the South of France!

Spot celebrities on the Côte d'Azur

Enjoy your holiday home in the South of France to the fullest!From Marseille to Monaco, the beautiful coastal region of the Côte d'Azur has enchanting views of the azure blue sea, framed by orange trees, palms, cacti and pine forests. Here you will find bays, pebble beaches, but also sandy beaches. Alternated by fishing villages, historic towns and fashionable seaside resorts such as Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez and Antibes. This region, also known as the French Riviera, is not only popular among tourists, but the rich and famous also like to spend their summer here. For a day out, there are plenty of possibilities. In Cannes you stroll along the boulevard and watch the luxury yachts in the harbor. Visit the port city of Marseille, stroll through the streets of Aix-en-Provence or go shopping in Nice. A pleasant change for the children is the Aqualand water park near Fréjus. And all this within easy reach of your holiday home in the south of France.

Visiting nature parks from your holiday home in the south of France

Nature lovers will certainly get their money's worth during a holiday in the South of France! Here you will find the national parks Les Cevennes (spread over the regions Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes), Le Mercantour (near the Italian border), Port Cros (among others the islands Port-Cros and Porquerolles). And several regional parks, such as the Verdon, Luberon, Narbonnaise and Méditerranée, and the Camargue. The landscape of the Camargue, located on the coast between Montpellier and Marseille, is very special. The combination of fresh and salt water ensures a very special flora and fauna can be found here. Pink flamingos, white horses and bulls live in the swamp. Discover the Camargue on horseback, by bike, or go on a jeep safari. Further inland is the regional nature park Verdon, with the very impressive Gorges Du Verdon. A beautiful place to discover by kayak or pedal boat. Rent a holiday home in the South of France and discover!

A holiday home in the South of France: a good idea!

If you book a holiday home in the south of France, you clearly won't be bored for a day. Due to the Mediterranean climate, the summers are warm and dry and the sun almost always shines. But even if the weather is a little less radiant for a day, you'll be fine in your comfortable holiday home or gîte. Whether you're going on holiday with your family or with a group of friends, have cultural plans or just want to lie on the beach, there's a holiday home in the south of France that's suitable for everyone.

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Holiday in the South of France - FAQs
How many Belvilla houses can I choose from in the South of France?

There are 2800+ Belvilla houses in the South of France.

What are the most important places to visit in the South of France?

The most important places to visit in the South of France are Saint-Tropez, Provence, Porquerolles Island, and Cannes.

Any activities that I must include during my stay in the South of France?

Some of the must-try activities in the South of France are -

  • Horseback Riding
  • Biking
  • Cycling
  • Going for jeep safari

 

What are the recommended dishes in the South of France?

Some of the recommended dishes in the South of France are Soupe au Pistou, Gâteau des Rois, Pan Bagnat and Fougasse are popular.

When is the ideal time to visit the South of France?

The months from April to June and September to November are the best to visit the South of France.