Don’t even think about visiting Provence in high season without reserving accommodation. From the beginning of July to the end of August, the region and especially the Riviera and Cote d’Azur is at its busiest and everything, from Grand hotels to camp sites, is totally full. May to mid-June and September to mid- October are a lot less crowded. Some smaller hotels in rural areas from November to February.

How to book.

You can book direct with hotels and other accommodation providers by phone, fax and increasingly by email and via the web. The French government tourist office website provides useful links for finding and booking accommodation. You will  normally be asked for a deposit, which you can pay by credit card in most larger hotels and camp sites  or by money order.

Villas’ accommodation.

At Luxury Travel Consultant2 we love villas. Do you want to know why, they are an open window to a culture and lifestyle.

A villa holiday offers a more luxurious version of self-catering. Most of the villas are in or near coastal resorts and most of them have a pool. They also offer basic maid service ( cleaning and linen change), but the more luxurious ones can be fully staffed with cook, valet service and chauffeur. Luxury Travel Consultant2 provides chauffeurs and tour guides who are local and bilingual most of the time. A local chef will plan a menu and make you discover the local cuisine.

Yachts and cruisers.

You don’t have to be mega-rich to stay on a yacht or cruiser. The closer you get to Cannes or Antibes the more expensive such boats become, but they are less ostentatious vessels in such harbours as Le Lavandou and Sainte Maxime.

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