France, the largest country in Western Europe, has so much to offer, and does everything in style: sprawling medieval castles, evocative war memorials, divine chic restaurants, stunning modern architecture and a glittering Riviera. From the golden vineyards of Provence to the frosted Alpine glades or a buzzing shopping spree in Paris, France has entertained thousands of guests for generations.
Millions of people can't be wrong, and that's where to begin when planning your luxury vacation to the most visited country in the world. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the Riviera or a newbie ready to explore everything from castles to chardonnay, the choices are endless when it comes to France. The capital, Paris, is widely considered the romantic city in the world and is a hub of history, culture, fashion and cuisine. Spend an afternoon at the Musee d'Orsay and stroll along the Seine, gazing at the Tour d'Eiffel. Stay in a luxury apartment overlooking the most fashionable city in the world and enjoy the tantalizing fragrance of freshly made crepes from the patisseries (bakeries) lining the boulevards.
The lavender fields of Provence allure discerning travelers to the luxury private villas nestled into the quiet valleys spilling into the glamorous Côte d'Azur. From here the adventure leads to the glamorous French Riviera, home to legendary hotspots like Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Antibes and Villefranche-sur-Mer, the places to see and be seen in exclusive restaurants and fabulous boutiques. The villages, boulevards and seascapes of southern France blend together like a dreamy Monet painting, full of rich greens, blue skies and lilac blossoms. As the winter chill snows across the country, the French Alps warm up to the international jetset slicing through fresh powder at Chamonix, Mont Blanc and Courchevel. The luxury ski resorts in France are prominent on the winter sports scene, attracting three Olympic Games to the soaring mountains and deluxe luxury hotels.
The central region of France is quiet and deeply beautiful. Medieval castles are sprinkled across the verdant Loire Valley, overlooking unassuming villages and local treats. Known as the Garden of France, meandering through the Loire Valley is like walking back in time through an incredible cultural landscape of historic towns and grand chateaux. Popular stops include Tours, Orléans and Blois as well as famed castles like the Château de Chambord or Chenonceau. Along the western regions are the rugged coasts of Normandy and pastoral hillsides. Explore hidden gems off the beaten path like Le Perche, a hilly landscape of lush orchards and romantic meadows. As most head to Chartres or Amiens for the famous cathedrals, Le Perche offers cozy private villas and and unspoiled quality rarely found in this popular country. Say what you will about France, but for luxury travel c'est magnifique!
Luxury Chamonix ski Chalet is decorated with an ethnic African feel. Brining the Serengeti to the Alps. Immerse yourself as the decor takes you into unknown lands. Working in tandem with uncharted frontiers, such as the highest mountain in Europe and the vast open plains of the African [...]
La Chenoiserie is a beautiful, charming villa, previously described as a 'peaceful haven'.
The villa has recently been restored to an exceptionally high standard, in a contemporary Provencal style, retaining its original charm and character by its designer owner.
In this welcoming villa [...]
This elegant and luxury Chamonix chalet combines contemporary French Alpine architecture and design with the practical necessities for weekly high-end rentals for both summer and winter.
This Chalet rental in Chamonix has a sumptuous indoor swimming pool and spa area which is very rare to be [...]
One of the oldest farmhouses in Chamonix refurbished into a 5-star Chamonix chalet with a high standard mix of rustic and modern styles and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
This chalet rental in Chamonix boasts of ample social spaces which makes the chalet an ideal getaway for families [...]
Courchevel 1850 is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world which combines elegance with luxury. Situated at the highest residential point in the exclusive resort of Courchevel 1850, the Chalet offers superb alpine accommodation. It is nestled just behind the Pralong chair lift, close to [...]
This wonderfully stylish villa is in a privileged position hidden away among the vineyards yet on the edge of the village of Saint-Tropez and just a five-minute walk to the beach. There is a stunning living room with fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, TV lounge, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, [...]
Newly built a few years ago, this stunning four bedroom property offers awesome views over the Bay of Saint Tropez, and is less than 10 minutes away from the village.
It is furnished in a warm contemporary style and has been fitted and equipped to an exceptional standard. On the entrance floor, [...]
The villa is located in a private domain, and gives you direct access to the sea at the secluded Plage du Vergeron.
The villa sleeps 6 guests in three en-suite bedrooms, each opening onto a balcony or terrace. The ground floor rooms at the front of the villa open to a secluded garden with [...]
Cosy, comfortable, elegant these 3 words come to mind where you see this wonderful place located in Saint-Tropez, France. Villa Marie is a 5-star hotel in the style of an Italian villa. Grounds with cooling water features, dotted with inner courtyards and terraces, its 45 rooms and suites, a [...]
Chateau St Tropez, nestled in the heart of St Tropez village, is the most desirable location in the French Riviera.
This property is secluded behind impressive wrought iron gates, reached by a palm-lined drive, Chateau St Tropez, the finest home in the town, brings luxurious living to the heart [...]
Courchevel 1850 is synonymous with luxury and is home to some of the very finest chalets in the Alps. This Courchevel 1850 Chalet completed for the winter 2009 season is one of the most lushcious Chalets in the area.
The top floor of the chalet in Courchevel 1850 is dedicated to a large open plan [...]
This 19th century Chamonix chalet-farmhouse has been renovated to provide guests with a unique alpine experience. This Chalet in Chamonix is comprised of a main house sleeping up to 14 people. It also has a one bedroom studio attached to it, with a living room and kitchen, providing the opportunity [...]
This Chamonix holiday chalet rental is rated and registered by the Chamonix Tourist Office as a 5 star awarded chalet and it is located a mere 5 minutes snowy meander into town. The chalet rental in Chamonix is a rare gem of a luxury capacious abode where one can ski in and out from the nearby [...]
This Chamonix Chalet is exclusive five bedroom chalet and the latest and most contemporary chalet in Chamonix with spacious interiors, roof terrace providing incredible Mont Blanc mountain views and large outdoor pool. Set in a thought after private location next door to Chamonix Golf and centrally [...]
This luxury villa has a stunning panoramic view over the Ramatuelle coast line, the turquoise sea and the rocky coast line. It is 500 m from the beach, or a short walk, downhill (uphill could be difficult!). The villa is in a quiet residential area with some descreet celebrity neighbors; Surrounded [...]
This Courchevel 1850 chalet is enviable combination where fantastic location meets jaw dropping views. Offering some 700 square metres and situated in the middle of the Nogentil area, in Belle Cote, above the centre of Courchevel it’s within easy reach of the action, but it also has far-reaching [...]
This Chamonix charming chalet is situated at an altitude of 1275m, high above the Chamonix valley and overlooking the village of Les Houches.
The chalet stands by the side of the legendary Kandahar piste - part of the men’s world cup downhill - thus offering the luxury of true ski in/ski out [...]
This luxurious Chalet located in the heart of Courchevel combines beautiful antique materials with modern touches, offering the atmosphere of the Alps and a contemporary design. Enjoy the perfect stay in these 250 spm property with your all family or group of friends in the very large area that [...]
Situated in the heart of the '3 vallées', this Meribel chalet benefits from a close proximity to the biggest ski area of the world, to the village of Meribel, to a great view on the montains and to the quiet atmosphere enjoyed in a charming chalet.
Very quiet and ideally situated near Méribel, [...]