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Southeastern France

Southeast France holidays


Southeastern France is a varied and enticing holiday destination, a place where luxury indulgences can be enjoyed with the jet set in Cannes and Nice, but where an another, more authentic version of France is never far away. It can be tasted in the hearty food of Lyon, smelt in the lavender fields of Provence and sensed in the edgy port city of Marseille - France's oldest city and also one of it's most intoxicating.

The Mediterranean Sea and the Alps are strong presences, the former providing a deep blue backdrop to coastal escapades along the Côte d'Azur and a salty breeze that carries cross the sea to the rugged green hills and chalky cliffs of Corsica. The Alps, meanwhile, draws visitors from France and overseas year round, for skiing and other winter sports during the snowy months that blanket Chamonix and other alpine ski resorts in a deep, crisp layer of white; and for adventure sports in the mountains in summer.

There are film festivals and super yachts, casinos and designer boutiques. But there are also delightful local food markets, sun-dappled public squares and pretty boulevards, cafes frequented by artists and intellectuals and some of Europe's most challenging and rewarding walking trails. These are just a few of the many regional highlights, however, and this is precisely what makes Southeastern France such an interesting area to discover, or to return to again and again.


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Top itineraries in Southeastern France


Eurostar holidays

Tailor-made rail journeys from £1,090 pp

Discover our finest Eurostar offers, with options across France. Each has been tailor-made to feature fantastic hotels, private transfers and unique tours – get in contact to start designing your own trip.

Avignon, Provence

Les Bateaux Belmond in France: Avignon to Tain

7-day luxury river cruise from £8,430 pp incl. flights

Cruising the Rhône Valley by luxury barge, you'll explore everything from fortified cities and Roman aqueducts to award-winning wineries and working truffle farms, all the while enjoying Belmond's world-renowned hospitality.

Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace in Provence, France

No-fly Paris, Lyon and Provence with Tauck

10-day no-fly cruise from £5,590 pp

Pair a luxury stay in Paris and an indulgent Rhône River cruise with gourmet dining, drinks and included touring. Bookended by convenient rail connections, there's no need to fly.

Provence, France

Provence & French Riviera

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,845 pp incl. flights

Discover the charms of Provence and the French Riviera on this incredible nine-day tour of southern France. Soak up the atmosphere of historical medieval towns, explore Roman ruins and taste regional wines at a private vineyard.

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Top places to stay in Southeastern France

Le Saint Paul, Côte d'Azur

Le Saint Paul, Côte d'Azur

Historic hotel

Capturing the minds of many an artist, this Relais & Châteaux 16th century bourgeois residence fosters a peaceful atmosphere accompanied by spectacular views.

Courtyard, Chateau de Bagnols

Chateau de Bagnols, near Lyon


Imagine escaping to a 13th century chateau in the heart of the Beaujolais countryside, just 17 miles from Lyon.

Where to go in Southeastern France


It's hard to imagine a more perfect triumvirate of regions than Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur - one all romantic countryside, one stunning mountains and the third some of the most glamorous and beautiful coastline in Europe. It's a beguiling mix.

Rhone Alpes

Defined on the one hand by the river Rhône and on the other by the Alps, the prosperous and pretty Rhône-Alpes region is a major hub, linking northern France and Europe to the Mediterranean. There are enough attractions here to make it a holiday destination in its own right, and it's certainly wort…

When to go to Southeastern France

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