France

France Luxury Holidays

Haute Couture meets sublime natural beauty

Synonymous with chic style, fashion and gastronomy, France has been inspiring travelers for years

 

Famed for its rich culture, outstanding cuisine, and sophisticated reputation, it is no wonder that France remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. From its picture-perfect cobbled villages to its vibrant and dynamic city centres, luxury holidays in France effortlessly combine breathtaking architecture, riveting history, world famous art museums, and stunning landscapes; be they mountains, beaches, or forests.

A taste of romance

It is often said that France’s capital, Paris, is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Spending an afternoon in the Artists Quarter sipping ‘chocolat chaud’ in a little café under the shadow of the iconic Sacré Coeur church, it is not hard to understand why.

At weekends, one can often see visitors and locals walking along the Seine, stopping at the flea markets which lounge the banks to pick up some antiques and curios. No visit to Paris is complete without a trip up the Eiffel Tower to overlook the symmetry of the Haussmann boulevards, or without coming face-to-face with the Mona Lisa herself at the Louvre museum.

A taste of folklore

The former abbey of Mont St Michel – one of the most recognisable of France’s landmarks – rises out of the sea like an island floating on water. Further south, Brittany, from which Great Britain takes its name, is a holiday favourite with tourists and the French alike. Its enchanting Brocéliande forest is supposedly the birthplace of the legendary King Arthur of the round table. The trees in this forest are centuries-old. Guided walks take you to the tomb of Merlin the Wizard. The Château de Comper stands on the bank of the lake and tales of Arthurian magic and adventure are told over flagons of cider and local crepes.

A taste of fiesta

Further south, the summer portends long hot days languishing by the pool, seaside, or lakeside. A number of southern towns have traditional fetes in the summer where drinking, dancing, and singing the streets for days on end are to be expected.

To the south east, you have the gateway to Spain, the dramatic Atlantic coast and impressive ski resorts in the Pyrenees. To the south west, the world-famous Nice and Cannes attract more affluent crowds looking to splurge in high-end designer boutiques and to lounge on impeccably maintained beaches. The Mediterranean waters are calm, warm, and perfectly accompany an artisanal ice-cream, or a long, cool gin and tonic.

A taste of aristocracy

It is well known that the French revolted against their royal family and their associated entourage. The gentry may be gone, but their idyllic chateaux remain. Many have now been revamped into exquisite boutique hotels, featuring vast rooms, well-appointed furnishings, perfectly manicured gardens, and sumptuous spas. For those who fancy a bit of adventure, why not stay on a private yacht on the Cote d’Azure? For those who love the buzz of the city, reclaimed palaces in historic cities like Paris, Lyon, and Marseille await. All of this diversity points to why luxury holidays in France are more popular than ever. You are sure to find just the sort of holiday vibe that suits you.

where to stay

 
  1. Evian Resort

    Evian Resort

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    Reconnect with nature and relax in the tranquility and beauty of the Evian Resort, where lush green forests and majestic mountains are the backdrop for two luxury hotels and spas.
  2. Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

    Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel

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    On the Cote d’Azur in the glamorous French Riviera, the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat has played host to the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Winston Churchill. At the epicentre of Riviera life, this classic French property offers timeless elegance, with superb rooms and suites, refined dining and glorious views
  3. La Reserve Ramatuelle Hotel, Spa & Villas

    La Reserve Ramatuelle Hotel, Spa & Villas

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    La Reserve Ramatuelle offers a refreshing sea-change. Close to Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera, this hotel complete with spa and villas aims to offer a relaxed, unpretentious retreat, beautiful in its simplicity. We provide a home from home, blending the best of Riviera glamour with the long-standing traditions of Provencal life.
  4. Le Mas Candille, Cannes

    Le Mas Candille, Cannes

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    Le Mas Candille is a sumptuous five-star property close to Cannes on the Cote d’Azur. The perfect retreat, this boutique hotel is synonymous with all the glamour and style of the French Riviera. Offering opulent rooms and suites, plus a choice of restaurants, swimming pools and jacuzzis, this is a fabulously welcoming environment in which to unwind.
  5. Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

    Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort

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    Successfully combining the rustic charm of Provence with all the glamour of the Cote d’Azur, Terre Blanche is a sophisticated five-star destination.

Our Destination Specialists

 

our destination specialist

Tracy Squires Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 29 years in travel industry
Nina Lloyd Specialist area: Europe & Cruising 20 years in travel industry
Lizzy Watts Specialist area: Australasia & USA 20 years in travel industry

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