• Emma S

Own a home in Provence

As you may know, with its postcard perfect villages, year 'round sun, and the glittering mediterranean sea: it does not get much more dreamy than the Côte d'Azur, a lice of paradise Earth in Southern France.

Between medieval hilltop towns, modern metropolises, and countryside escapes, we have realised that this sun-soaked corner of south-easter France had to part of the five August destinations. We have therefore decided to purchase your home in France in the hills behind the French Riviera, the Alpes-Maritimes, and more specifically around on the magical villages of Valbonne, Mougins, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, etc...

This means that when joining an August Collection, you become the owner of five unique holiday homes in Mallorca, The Cotswolds, Tuscany, Chamonix and the Alpes-Maritimes. Tempting!

Lyrical Landscapes Provence and the Côte d'Azur are made for explorers. One of the joys of travelling here is touring the back roads and soaking up the stunning variety of landscapes: fields of lavender, ancient olive groves, clifftop roads, maquis-cloaked hills and even snow-tipped mountains. It's home to France's deepest canyon, oldest road and some striking mountain passes, all a dream come true for drivers. And then there's the Mediterranean itself, a bright mirror of blue reflecting back craggy cliffs, white beaches and endless skies. Activities With its varies landscapes - alpine mountains, cavernous gorges and a world-famous coastline, Provence has an outdoor activity to match every mood, moment and energy level. Golfing, hiking, horse riding or cycling are some of the ways to explore the beautiful surrounding nature. Flavours of Provence Wherever you end up in Provence, you certainly won't go hungry. Food is a central part of French life, but in Provence it becomes an all-consuming passion. Dominated by the hallowed ingredients of Mediterranean cooking – olive oil, wine, tomatoes and garlic – the region's cuisine is guaranteed to be a highlight, whether that's savouring a simple bowl of soupe au pistou, tasting this year’s Cote de Provence, tasting the season's first-press olive oil on a local farm or savouring fresh fish by the seaside. Bon appetit! Getting there The main airport is the Nice Airport which is easily accessible from most main UK cities. Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur on easyJet from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle and Belfast. Jet2 flies from Leeds/Bradford and Manchester. Monarch flies from Gatwick and Birmingham.v