Little Hotels in the South of France

Les Carmes

, Le Thor
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Space and luxury in a chambres d’hôtes filled with the charm of Provence.

Guest rating 9.7

Villa La Clarté

, Cavalaire-sur-Mer
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A beautiful art deco B&B on the Cote d'Azur, with lovely gardens and a swimming pool.

Guest rating 9.7

Clos Des Aspres

, Ortaffa
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A traditional country house B&B surrounded by vineyards in the corner of France between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea.

Guest rating 9.8

The Address Cassis

, Cassis
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A delicious B&B in a large villa in Cassis, with a verdant garden and views of the Mediterranean.

Guest rating 10.0

Le Chateau Brangoly

, Enveitg
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A rural hideaway in the French Pyrenees.

Guest rating 9.9

Mer du Mer

, Les Issambres
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Breathtaking views of the Mediterranean make this charming B&B an ideal Côte d'Azur destination.

Guest rating 9.7

Bastide de Fontvieille

, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
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A Provence country farmhouse B&B just 3km from the sea.

Guest rating 9.7

La Bastide des Salins

, Saint Tropez
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All the glamour of Saint Tropez, combined with a large secluded garden, just a short walk from the beach.

Guest rating 9.5

Maison Alegria

, Aups
.

Space and style in a lovely boutique guest house in the hills of Provence.

Guest rating 9.5

Le Jas du Boeuf

, Cruis
.

A unique farmhouse hotel in the Provence countryside, decorated inside in a very elegant modern style that perfectly reflects the fine taste of the owners.

Guest rating 9.6

Mas Latour Lavail

, Perpignan
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A historic country guest house near Perpignan.

Guest rating 9.5

Villa Rampale

, Fuveau
.

An elegant villa B&B set in natural parkland near Aix-en-Provence.

Guest rating 9.5

Le Cube

, Hyeres
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An architectural masterpiece just 50m from the sea.

Guest rating 9.4

La Palmeraie des Calanques

, Ensuès-la-Redonne
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Luxury rooms on the Côte d'Azur, set amongst a garden filled with palm trees, agaves, bear grass and Polynesian thatched huts.

Guest rating 9.6

La Singulière

, Sète
.

Surrounded by pine trees, overlooking the Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean Sea.

Guest rating 9.6

La Villa Celine

, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse
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A 19th Century gentleman's residence in a Laguedoc village.

Guest rating 9.4

Jardins Secrets

, Nîmes
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Exuberant interiors, a real secret garden in the heart of the city, and a magnificent spa.

Guest rating 9.1

La Vagabonde

, Saint Tropez
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A small chambre d'hôte in a riotous garden close to the beach near Saint Tropez.

Guest rating 9.3

Le Mas des Rièges & Spa

, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
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Studio-style bungalows right out on the edge of the Camargue, close to the sea.

Guest rating 9.2

Hotel Sainte Valérie

, Juan-les-Pins
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Splendour and luxury in Juan-les-Pins.

Guest rating 9.3
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Reasons to visit the South of France

Think of the most glamorous holiday destinations and the chances are the South of France will immediately spring to mind. Saint Tropez, Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo are names just dripping with glamour and sophistication. This is the place where the world first discovered sun, sea and sand.

Famous Saint-Tropez has long been an 'à la mode' resort. It began as a tranquil fishing village, and the simplicity in style of the almost quaint houses remains to this day. From there the coastline drifts eastwards taking in the gorgeous blue waters that give this area it's name: Côte d'Azur. Our route takes in Cannes (famous for it's film festival), Juan Les Pins (made famous by the Peter Sarstedt song; or perhaps it was always famous), past Nice, and finally along the Grande Corniche to that ultimate expression of wealth and glamour, Monte Carlo.

A little further west is Hyeres, then the port city of Marseille before we come to the vast wetland region at the mouth of the Rhone, the Camargue. This is the area famous for the wild white horses, wild boar, flamingos and tree-frogs.

Just a short distance inland from the coast, there are many ancient towns and villages waiting to be explored. There is a profusion of museums, Estruscan, Roman and Greek artefacts, art galleries and pre-historic caves. Best of all is the mountain scenery though. You really just can't get enough of it. As the coastal region rises into the Alps, the Verdon Regional Park is the most spectacular of all with it's deep gorges carved by the meltwaters of the Alpine snows.

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