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When most people think of holidays in the South of France, they see glorious sand beaches stretching into the distance, covered with bronzed bodies and surrounded by the lush greens of pine covered mountains and the gentle turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea. Whilst this is highly accurate for the Cote d'Azur, South of France holidays can take an extraordinary number of forms, from beaches to mountains, activity to art, and sunbathing to skiing.
Tourism in the South of France is widespread, and although there is no defined region falling under the heading, South of France tourist guides usually agree that it is the regions of Provence, the French Riviera, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrenees that are considered to be 'the South of France'. Those looking for a week or two of unsurpassed luxury, endless days stretched out on the golden sand in an atmosphere of pure elegance and chic, will find a self catering South of France villa for rent in Provence or in the French Riviera perfect. But for a more laidback, rural beach holiday, a South of France villa in Languedoc-Roussillon cannot be beaten.
Great South of France Holidays
Top Five South of France Holiday Destinations
Holidays in Carcassonne, South of FranceA South of France villa in Carcassonne offers all that is best about South of France holidays. The unbelievable medieval centre of Carcassonne to amaze you, and the glorious beaches of the Mediterranean are just minutes away.
Holidays in Biarritz, South of FranceThe rich Basque culture, surfing beaches and luxurious South of France villas to rent mean that Biarritz is a jewel in the crown of the South of France tourist guide - top beach resort in summer, cultural centre in winter.
South of France holidays in St TropezSouth of France holidays to St Tropez need little introduction. Famous as the luxurious beach resort of the rich and famous, a holiday cottage in the South of France's most famous resort is no longer just the dream of celebrities.
South of France holidays in NiceAnyone looking for endless luxury, pure chic and glorious white, pebble beaches, a South of France villa for rent in Nice must be top of the list. Nice is also the cultural centre of the Cote d'Azur, bursting with attractions.
South of France holidays in FayenceA villa in Fayence provides all that is great about self catering holidays in the South of France. A historian's and walker's paradise, just miles from the staggering Verdon Gorge and the beautiful beaches of the Cote d'Azur.
The Pyrenean region of the South of France, including South of France cottages in Languedoc-Roussillon, Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrenees, are perfectly placed for adventure and activity holidays. Gites in the South of France's west coast area, around Biarritz especially, offer the finest in French surfing holidays. South of France holiday cottages in Midi-Pyrenees are perfectly situated for relaxing cultural breaks walking, riding and climbing in the mountains.
Using the HomeAway Holiday-Rentals search service, and searching for the 'South of France', villas, cottages and gites will be selected from the regions of Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees and the French Riviera. You can also allow the search service to filter South of France villas for rent, gites in the South of France and South of France cottages to make finding accommodation for your self catering holidays in the South of France even quicker and easier.