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A Refined Retreat
France offers an incredible variety of villa vacation experiences. Stay tucked away among rolling lavender fields in the countryside of Provence; unwind in a chic, modern villa perched on a cliff along the coast of the French Riviera; or explore Paris, the most romantic city in the world, from the comfort of your own private retreat.
Villas of Distinction villas in France are truly unique, offering guests a luxurious vacation whether they're touring glamourous ports like St. Tropez, Cannes, and Monte Carlo or staying in charming medieval hilltop villages like St. Paul de Vence, Mougins, and Tourettes. Vacationers can choose to be close to the sea among the excitement, shopping alongside celebrities, people-watching, and admiring yachts, or nestled in the hills with ultimate privacy and beautiful sea views. Provence provides vacationers a more relaxed atmosphere and the ability to truly experience French country life, where guests can stay in a restored farmhouse in picturesque Provencal towns such as Menerbes, Lacoste, and Bonnieux. Every kind of getaway is available in France — the hard part is simply deciding where to go.
Corsica: Corsica is home to some of Europe’s most dramatic and diverse seascapes and landscapes, from its turquoise bays to its rugged mountains and gorges. The birthplace of Napoleon, this Mediterranean island is known for its rich history and magnificent beaches – over 1,000 of them.
Cote d’Azur: No place says glamour like the French Riviera, one of the world's foremost playgrounds for jetsetters and celebrities. At night, the cities of Cannes, St. Tropez and Monte Carlo come alive with fabulous restaurants, prime shopping promenades and endlessly entertaining people watching.
Dordogne: Located in the Aquitaine region in southwestern France, peaceful, picturesque Dordogne is the perfect destination for serenity seekers with a love of history. Stroll through pastoral landscapes and quaint medieval villages, visit impressive castles, and tour prehistoric caves – all while enjoying incredible food and wine.
French Alps: The towering French Alps and the immaculate surrounding region offer unrivaled mountain scenery and adventure. Take in incredible landscapes, starting at the snow-capped top of Mount Blanc – Western Europe’s highest peak – all the way down to the quaint Alpine villages nestled between the mountains.
Languedoc: The Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France offers a wide variety of active pursuits and cultural treasures. Explore the rugged landscape on a hike, take a bicycle ride through one of the area’s national parks, explore underground caves, and marvel at ancient Roman architecture.
Loire Valley: The fertile Loire Valley, one of France’s most cherished wine regions, is located just south of Paris and is best characterized by rolling green hills, stately castles, and quaint villages nestled on the banks of the Loire River. The valley, which is mostly flat, level terrain, is easily explored by bicycle.
Normandy: Located in France’s northwestern corner, Normandy offers a charming mix of scenic beauty and cultural and historic significance. Its beaches are among the region’s most famous attractions; those in Calvados County are where the allied troops landed in France during the Second World War.
Paris: Paris, nicknamed the City of Light, is one of the world’s most seductive cities. From the grand museums, such as the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay, to the famous monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, there are hundreds of sights to see.
Provence: Provence, located in the south of France, is one of France’s most beautiful provinces. It’s perhaps most famous for its striking, fragrant lavender fields which bloom in early summer. Stay in a restored Provencal farmhouse enjoying traditional dishes like bouillabaisse and boeuf en daube.
South West: The South West region of France stretches from Toulouse, the region's largest city, to the Spanish border and the Pyrenees. Spanning inland from Bordeaux, this area has 40,000 acres of rolling hills and countryside vineyards. On its coast, you'll find miles of white-sand beaches surrounded by the calm Bay of Biscay.
More France: Explore our portfolio of luxury villas in areas outside of the most commonly traveled regions in France, which offer travelers an exclusive vacation experience in some of the most beautiful, unspoiled regions of the country.