Travelers from all over the world flock to the South of France to enjoy a sunny getaway. The combination of Mediterranean Sea views and charming cities in the South of France make for an unforgettable vacation throughout the year. Check out our picks for the top resorts in the South of France.
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One of the most popular resorts found in Southern France is in Biarritz. Hôtel Du Palais, found on the Bay of Biscay, is a seaside resort that offers guests a number of amenities, like the onsite spa, Turkish bath, two swimming pools, three on-site restaurants and a concierge desk that is more than willing to help you book excursions from surfing lessons to rounds of golf. You definitely won’t regret splurging on a room facing the sea here.
The views from Cap Estel Hotel are unbeatable, as this hotel is surrounded by water on three sides. Found on a peninsula that juts into the Mediterranean Sea, Cap Estel Hotel offers a quiet stay for guests, since there are only 28 rooms here. What this boutique hotel lacks in size it makes up for in luxury. For an upscale experience, book one of the two private penthouses. Guests here can’t stop raving about the exquisite French cuisine and vintage wines found at the on-site restaurant.
If you’d like to stay right on the beach, then Hotel Belles Rives is the South of France resort for you. Hotel Belles Rives is situated by a sandy shore where guests can take advantage of the beachfront pool loungers here. This Art Deco-inspired hotel is actually adorned with original furnishings from the 1930s. Along with a water sports club, gourmet restaurant and a piano bar, Hotel Belles Rives offers plenty of amenities for a great stay in the French Riviera.
Found along the French countryside, Domaine des Source is an ideal resort for golfers and bicyclists alike. When you aren’t enjoying a round of golf here or taking advantage of the bike rentals, chill by the seasonal pool or soak in the garden views from the terrace. This five-star hotel is only 23 miles from Provence airport, making it an ideal location for guests traveling here by plane.
Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat is a Four Seasons hotel found on 17 acres. Situated between Monaco and Nice, guests at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat can enjoy both cities through this centrally-located accommodation. Guests here can enjoy a number of great amenities, like the saltwater swimming pool, onsite spa, and fitness center. Perched on a peninsula of the Mediterranean Sea, a trail leads guests all the way to Passable beach. For an upscale, luxury stay, consider booking one of the suites that are equipped with private plunge pools here.
Found in the city of Eze, Château de la Chèvre d’Or is a seaside resort that boasts incredible views of the coast. Views of the sea are found from the rooms, pool and restaurant here. It would be a shame if you did not enjoy a meal at one of the on-site eateries here, especially the gourmet restaurant that has earned two Michelin stars. Foodies looking for a relaxing stay and breathtaking views of the sea should look no further than Château de la Chèvre d’Or for a South of France vacation.
This St. Jean Cap Ferrat hotel was originally built in 1904, so it boasts vintage aesthetics while still pleasing modern guests. Hotel Royal Riviera is truly a summer getaway, as this South of France lodging option closes for a few weeks in the winter. Therefore this hotel definitely comes alive in the summer, as guests can dine in at the seasonal poolside eatery during the warmer months of the year. Since both Monaco and Nice are only a 15-minute drive away, guests here enjoy not only the romantic ambiance here but also the top-notch location.
For those staying in Nice, the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee is a popular accommodation in this Southern France city. A number of Nice attractions are actually within walking distance (or a very short drive) away from the resort, like the Place Massena and the Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate. Fine dining is actually found onsite here, however, there are a number of great local restaurants that are worth a visit that is just a short walk away too.
Escape to the hilltops overlooking Nice and the sea when you book a room at Hotel La Perouse. All the rooms here come with private balconies, however, you won’t regret asking for one with a view of the sea. Even if you can’t snag a coveted sea view room, this hotel’s pool and restaurant are perched on cliff top terraces offering breathtaking views too.
Les Domaines de Saint Endreol is ideal for golf enthusiasts who want spacious guest rooms. This golf and spa resort is home to an 18-hole golf course and a full-service spa, so after a rigorous round of golf you can soak in the Turkish bath or indulge in a massage treatment. As for the rooms here, they all come with kitchenettes and a private balcony. Other amenities range from an onsite restaurant to indoor pool to a fitness center.