Soak up the essence of Southern France on this tranquil two-stop holiday. First, you’ll retreat to the glorious mountains of rural Provence for walking, wine-tasting and unwinding. Then head to the coast to join the jet-set in sparkling St Tropez.
Discover the charm of Provence with a three-night stay at idyllic Crillon Le Brave. Perched atop a sleepy hilltop village with mesmerising views of rolling hills, it’s the ideal venue from which to explore. Cycle through stunning surrounding vineyards and the villages of the Ventoux. Spend days browsing local markets, medieval villages, lavender fields and artists’ studios. Or simply relax by the inviting outdoor pool, moving only to treat yourself to a massage in the quaint Spa des Ecuries.
Exploring the local area by car is made easy with a route mapped out for you by the hotel. Drive around the magnificent Dentelles de Montmirail or trendy Lubéron to gain a feel for the wider region and its sights. Be sure to try local restaurant Chez Serge – it’s a great place to stop for lunch.
French Riviera Style
Drive south towards the coast, not stopping until you’ve nearly reached the Mediterranean. Close to St Tropez yet with a secluded feel, the hidden paradise La Reserve Ramatuelle is your base for the next four nights.
Although it’s tempting to simply take in the picture-perfect views, relax by the pool or visit the outstanding spa, there’s much to see and do nearby. Sun yourself on St Tropez’s bustling beaches. Check out the views of Corsica from the lighthouse at Cap Camarat. Stroll the charming cobbled streets of Ramatuelle. The choice of dining is also as exceptional as you’d expect – be sure to treat your taste buds to a bowl of bouillabaisse overlooking the bright blue waters.