Discover the vast countryside and unique villages of France. Stay in an Australian owned French holiday home. Homes come with everything you will need to have a fabulous time exploring the regions of France.
Bordeaux and South-west France
One of the great wine regions of France, Bordeaux has something to suit every discerning palate. The region boasts 57 wine appellations (districts) to choose from so if you fancy a drop or two of exquisite wine, you can’t go wrong with Bordeaux. The area is also steeped in medieval history, with one of the highlights being the 13th century hill-top town of St-Émilion with its ramparts, cobblestone streets and fortifications.
Home to what many consider to be the world’s greatest wines, Burgundy has no end of culinary and historical treats to enjoy.
This beautiful region features stunning French countryside, medieval villages, Romanesque abbeys (including Cluny, “Light of the World”), the town of Dijon, famous for its mustard, and of course vineyards making wine that is simply to die for.
Home to about 1,500 castles, the Dordogne brings fairy-tales to life. Castles, romantic châteaux, medieval villages with cobblestone streets and Romanesque churches. It is also the land of foie gras and cognac so don’t forget to dine on these culinary treats while you’re here. Paris might be the city of love but the Dordogne is the home of dreams come true.
Bask in the sun on the beautiful Côte d’Azur, playground of the rich and beautiful. Stop at St Tropez or Cannes, soak up the charm of Nice or step into the tiny kingdom of Monaco. Not just home to glitz and glamour, the Côte d’Azur is also famous for its artists who lived along it shore, including Picasso. It’s also a wonderful place to take in the view of the Mediterranean.
Normandy holds a special place in the history books but after a visit here, its scenery will hold an even greater part of your heart. Visit the stunning beauty of Rouen, the seaside town of Honfleur or the exquisite Mont-St-Michel. And for history buffs, visit the Bayeux Tapestry that chronicles how William conquered England and walk along the D-Day beaches, so pivotal to the end of World War II.
South of France
The south of France possesses a beauty and charm that is at once breath-taking and soothing. No wonder it was home to artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse and Cezanne – the studios of which you can see in this part of France. Visit Aix-en-Provence, one of the jewels of southern France and dive into their delicacies, or venture into the fortified city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage site.