France’s southern reaches are famed for their beach resorts, their endless sunshine and the laid back lifestyle that permeates every corner. From the rolling countryside of the Midi Pyrenees to the clear waters of the Cote d’Azur, and beyond to the red cliffs and hillside villages of Corsica, there’s a distinctively slow pace that enraptures all who visit.
The coast is synonymous with glamour – St Tropez, Cannes and Nice are associated with the wealthy and the chic, with high profile film festivals and white sailed yachts. Further west, Leucate and Sète are more modest yet equally pleasant resorts where a turquoise sea laps golden sand and colourful buildings look down on moored boats.
Inland, a different picture is painted: one of sunflower fields and vineyards, of fortified towns and flower decked villages, and the soaring crests of the Pyrenees. Life here is relaxed, with farmland dominating the western scenery and arresting spectacles such as the Gorges du Tarn and the Cevennes marking out the northern boundary. The Pyrenees National Park forms the border with Spain and is home to a multitude of animals and plants.
Southern France’s warm weather and stunning landscapes make it an appealing destination all year round, but it’s either side of summer that it is most dazzling, when the spring flowers are in bloom or the grape harvest is in full swing.
Bonjour Rebecca - Our Southern France expert
Rebecca’s passion for France began over 30 years ago after her first holiday there. Since then she has visited the country many times gaining a large amount of knowledge on the regions and culture.
She is a French speaker and a keen walker who loves the outdoors so can relate very well with our clients requirements. Rebecca knows many regions within France well but is a specialist on Provence. She has spent a lot of time in this region and has walked many of our routes and visited a lot of our hotels. She has established a good working relationship with many of our hoteliers and suppliers enabling us to provide only the best service for our clients.