On the VillaSud Blog we post short stories about our personal experiences in Southern France. Also we would like to share topics that inspire us (and you of course). Do you have a nice idea to blog about or do you like to contribute to our blog? Please let us know, we love to hear fun news or inspirational ideas about the South of France. Enjoy reading! Regards, Jannine Hazenberg

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Sainte Maxime is an ideal destination for a family vacation in the South of France. It is a small and especially attractive seaside resort with a sheltered location in the bay of Saint Tropez. The foothills of the Massif des Maures protect Sainte Maxime from the mistral, a cold wind that so much awe the Romans that they called him "magistralis" (masterly). The old Sainte Maxime is... Read more
Truffle lovers are always looking forward to November, when the truffle markets traditionally start in Aups. This is not a big market, but here you will find the most beautiful truffles of Southern France. Every Thursday morning you can search for the exclusive ‘black gold’.The Provencal name for the truffle is ‘rabasse’. Aups The picturesque village Aups is... Read more
Between Grasse and Draguignan lies 'Pays de Fayence', a mountainous area in the South of France where around Fayence there are a number of other small villages. These high-altitude villages are called "villages perchés". Due to their high location, they were protected against attacks from outside in the past. The Pays de Fayence consists of eight villages, namely Mons, Fayence,... Read more
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Menton, a beautiful town on the Côte d'Azur near the border with Italy, is dominated by the lemon for two weeks in February, a visual spectacle that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. In 1895 the festival was held for the first time to bring some life into the brewery during the winter months. It soon became a well-known getaway for the well-to-do who spent their... Read more
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Until recently, our South of France app was only available for iPhone users. Now it is also available in the Google Play Store for Android users. Just download it on your smartphone and you will always have our personal Southern France guide on hand during your vacation. Discover the insider tips edited by the specialists of VillaSud for, among others, the places Les Issambres, Sainte-Maxime,... Read more
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Share your best tip and WIN €250,-!  After the success of the last year’s photo contest, a new contest was inevitable. This year we are looking for the most special and unexpected tips from our tenants in the South of France. Are you visiting a special location this year, or do you have a fantastic experience which you recommend to other vacationers? Take a picture, join... Read more
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Driving through the Provence you can hardly miss the endless lavender fields. Lavender is thé symbol of the Provence. We know the smell of lavender in perfume, bath oil and scentend candles, but lavender is also seen as a medicinal herb. According to the alternative medicine has lavender a soothing, antiseptic and healing effect. Lavender routes in the Provence There are six... Read more
Cotignac is one of the most beautiful and idyllic villages in Provence. The village is mainly characterized by its famous rock, the Rocher de Cotignac. The old village center is completely built against this 400 meters wide and 80 meters high rock which looks very impressive. At the top of the rock are two 14th century towers, relics of the castle that once stood there. Cotignac has... Read more
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Eze is one of the most beautiful villages on the Côte d'Azur and deserves to be in the spotlight in our blog. If you spend your holiday near Nice, it's a missed opportunity if you don't go there! The small medieval village of Èze is situated on a hill (429 meters above sea level) and offers a truly spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea and the surroundings. In clear... Read more
If you think of Antibes, in the first instance you think of a fashionable seaside resort with luxury villas and a harbor with imposing yachts. But do not be mistaken, Antibes is a beautiful city that has a lot to offer in cultural and culinary terms too! Antibes is the largest city in the Alpes Maritimes department after Nice, followed closely by Cannes. By coincidence, Antibes is... Read more

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