Glamorous resorts, sunflower fields and spectacular landscapes
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.
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.
7 Matching Holidays
Luxury Walking in the Luberon
Prestigious hotels, beautiful hilltop villages, stunning views of the Alps and Mediterranean Sea
If you need to pick one place in Provence that grouped the most stunning perched villages, landscapes and walking trails, it would be here in the Luberon. Made famous by Peter Mayle’s books ‘A Year in Provence’ and ‘A Good Year’ we have...
Mountains to Med Walk
From mountain trails, through olive groves to the warm sea of the Mediterranean
From the area known locally as the “Marvels”, this path takes you on a journey of discovery through mountain villages, fascinating in their variety, culture and richness of history. You will be passing from mountain scenery through an area with...
Provence Prestige en Vélo
Vineyards and olive groves
Absorb the essence of Provence – sleepy villages, sun soaked vineyards, Roman ruins and the magnificent Pont du Gard. Easy cycling along quiet lanes and canal paths brings you to charming destinations where you are guaranteed a comfortable...
Classic Canal du Midi
Ancient cities and idyllic waterways
This cycling tour takes you from Toulouse to the Mediterranean sea along the tree lined towpaths of the Canal du Midi, over beautiful stone bridges and through some of the prettiest scenery in southwest France, ending each day in...
Valleys of the Rugged South
Dramatic landscapes and remote beauty
Recommended in the Telegraph's Top 10 Activity Holidays in France for 2015, this is a moderate walk through stunning and dramatic scenery: steep tree covered slopes, cascading streams and remote, granite strewn plains. Experience...
Dordogne Prestige en Vélo
Grand scenery and grand hotels
Cycle through an undulating landscape of forested hills and dramatic gorges, taking in the fairytale feel of this beautiful region. You’ll stay in château hotels and enjoy sumptuous cuisine at the end of each day. A great ride for cycling...
A Week in Provence
Quiet roads and magnificent hilltop villages
This moderate cycling introduces the Provence of Peter Mayle's novels. Discover the beautiful, diverse landscape of the Luberon with the cypress dotted plains of Saint Rémy and the brightly coloured village of Roussillon.
14 Holidays By Request
- Provence Wine Trails - Châteauneuf du Pape
- Provençal Cycling
- Coast & Basque Mountains
- Compostela - Nasbinals to Conques - Stage 2
- Bordeaux Canal Cruise
- Compostela - Le Puy to Nasbinals - Stage 1
- Compostela - Cahors to Lectoure - Stage 4
- Compostela - Lectoure to Aire sur l'Adour - Stage 5
- Compostela - Aire sur l'Adour to St-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Stage 6
- Canal du Midi Cruise
- Gascony Canal Cruise
- Cathar Castles - Stage 1
- Cathar Castles - Stage 2
- Golden Islands