South of France

WHY VISIT THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?  

The south of France – warm blue water, golden beaches, glamorous nightlife, sailboats, megayachts, movie festivals and outdoor dining. This is one of the most beautiful regions of France and best visited when the weather is warm. Our favorite spots include St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice and Monaco. Monaco is a sovereign principality, so not technically a part of France, but nonetheless a can’t miss-part of the coast.

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WHERE TO STAY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

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Map of the South of France

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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo ($$$$$) Over the top, plush luxury in Monaco. White marble bathrooms, soft sheets, impressive pool and cavernous wine cellar downstairs.

Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat ($$$$) See and be-seen spot set on acres of lush gardens. Stunning views of the Mediterranean and heated pool with sea water.

Cap Estel Hotel ($$$$) Bohemian luxury with a private beach and wellness center.

Les Rosées ($$$) Country hideaway with outdoor pool and hot tub near Cannes. Phenomenal breakfast spread.

Hotel Villa Les Cygnes ($$) Well-located villa in Nice that is minutes from the beach and a steal at this price point.

WHERE TO EAT IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

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Jan ($$$$) Located near Nice and run by amazing South African chef. Modern French dining with a Michelin star.

Clandestino Saint Tropez ($$$) Fabulous pastas, wines, cheeses and a generous charcuterie board. Lasagna is exceptional.

Le Pescadou ($$) Amazing views from the outdoor terrance. Order any fish that is fresh and have the chocolate fondant for dessert.

Workhouse Cafe ($) Fabulous breakfasts: granola, salmon, poached eggs and craft coffee. Great anytime of day for a causal snack.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

L’Opera ($$$) Come after 10pm when things really pick up. Order champagne and be prepared to be blown away by the dance show.

Le Club 55 ($$$) Ultra-chic beach club, ideal for celeb spotting.

Nikki Beach ($$) Day and night time drinks with hip decor and music beats.

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St. Tropez, France

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

Glamorous side of St. Tropez  @thisissttropez

Scenic shots of Monaco @principatodimonaco

HOW TO GET TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

Fly into Marseilles or Nice from Paris or another major city in Europe. You can also access the South of France by trains and buses from Paris and other nearby regions.

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Ramatuelle, France

HOW TO GET AROUND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

It depends on how much you want to see, but renting a car and driving is by far the best option. There towns are connected by bus and train, but only if you have plenty of time to spare. 

BEST ITINERARIES FOR THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: ST. TROPEZ, CANNES, NICE & MONACO?

Check out this Travel Honey itinerary for the inside scoop on the south of France.