The best cities in the South of France to discover with your family

Spend an unforgettable family vacation in the best cities in the South of France, between Marseille, Nice, or Saint-Tropez, discover our selection!
The best cities in the South of France to discover with your family
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From Marseille to Saint-Tropez passing through Nice, Sainte-Maxime, le Cap Ferret et Biarritz, discover the best cities in the South of France for family vacations.

Between culture, the splendour of Mediterranean nature and tried-and-tested addresses on the Atlantic Coast, get ready to experience unforgettable moments with your tribe during your south of France holidays!

Marseille, The Heart of the Mediterranean for the whole  family

Full of colour, vibrancy, and excitement, Marseille unveils itself to be a city as diverse as it is inspiring. Heart of the Mediterranean, founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, Marseille blends tradition, modernity, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere!


Why do we love Marseille?

The Phocaean City is a perfect blend of culture and nature and of past and present.

Where to begin to discover Marseille? If football fans will not miss the Vélodrome stadium, cultural enthusiasts will head towards the Mucem - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti to resemble a vertical casbah, this masterpiece of architecture celebrates Mediterranean heritage.  

To discover a different side of Marseille, explore Le Panier, the emblematic and historic district of the Old Port. There's nothing quite like strolling through the narrow streets with their colourful street-art frescoes, ending with a visit to the Cathedral de la Major!

Need some fresh air? Nature has its place in this European metropolis! Discover the Calanques. These splendid coves are the perfect backdrop for a moment of sun-drenched idleness, a canoe trip, a diving session or a private guided tour with the whole family!

Last but not least, recharge your batteries in Marseille's finest gourmet restaurants, whose chefs combine local inspiration with far-flung influences!


Our concierge's favorites:

  • La Maison Céleste, a boutique for home decor, ready-to-wear, jewellery and leather goods, with an ultra-specialised selection. 
    102, boulevard de la Corderie,13007, Marseille

  • AM, the three-star restaurant of chef Alexandre Mazzia, whose cuisine is inspired by his travels and childhood in the Congo. 
    9, rue François Rocca, 13008 Marseille

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Once the City of the Popes, Avignon is a major center of Provencal culture. The city also owes its reputation to its medieval architecture, with its old town surrounded by ramparts. 

Why do we love Avignon? 

Avignon is the perfect destination for a cultural family vacation! The Palais des Papes, St. Peter's Basilica, Place de l'Horloge, Pont Saint-Bénézet (Avignon's famous bridge) and the Jardin des Doms are among the historic sites not to be missed.  

Another of the city's landmarks is Les Halles d'Avignon, with its plant-wall façade. More than just a Provencal market, it's a temple to Southern French gastronomy, proudly showcasing local produce. Make the most of your family holiday in the south of France by tasting the regional cuisine! 

Our concierge's favorites:

  • Collection Lambert, a contemporary art museum that proves Avignon knows how to live with the times! 
    5, rue Violette, 84000 Avignon

  • La Magie des Pains, a traditional bakery where Italian focaccia meets Avignon tart. 
    135, allée Antoine Pinay, 84000 Avignon

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Saint-Tropez, An iconic village for social teens

A star on the Côte d'Azur, Saint-Tropez has nevertheless managed to retain its village spirit. A jet-set stronghold since the 60s, the town attracts families in search of a chic, select spot. 

Why do we love Saint-Tropez? 

Iconic! In the spotlight since the Vadim/Bardot duet's "Et Dieu créa la femme", the town still attracts celebrities from all over the world - enough to delight your teenagers. With its yachts moored in the harbour and its steep streets, Saint-Tropez is also a perfect holiday destination for families.

As for Saint-Tropez's most beautiful beaches - Pampelonne, Tahiti, Salins or La Glaye - they offer the best of both worlds, combining water activities and fine sand for perfecting your tan!

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Our concierge's favorites:

  • The Pearl Beach, a rooftop beach restaurant concocting fusion cuisine inspired from around the world. 
    Quartier de la Bouillabaisse, 83390, Saint-Tropez

  • Knopf & Hub, a store renowned for its designer furniture and home furnishings. 
    92, route des Plages, 83390, Saint-Tropez

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Between land and sea, Sainte-Maxime is ideally located in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. This waterfront village, with its typical port, white sandy beaches and the famous Pointe des Sardinaux, is the perfect place for an outdoor vacation. 

Why do we love Sainte-Maxime?

If you're looking for an adrenaline-packed family vacation, then Sainte-Maxime is the place for you!What activities can you enjoy? You'll be spoilt for choice between catamaran outings, paddle sessions or nature hikes. 

Need a break? Let yourself be tempted by a siesta on the beach... The must? A horseback ride to enjoy the sunset, between sea and mountains, with the Grande Bleue in your sights. 

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Our concierge's favorites:

  • Maison L'Art à Part, a concept store dedicated to the world of interior design, both chic and bohemian, available on site or online. 
    1, rue d'Alsace, 83120, Sainte-Maxime

  •  WYC Plage, private beach and restaurant, with local, varied cuisine to please young and old alike! 
    35, avenue Général Touzet du Vigier, 83120, Sainte-Maxime

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Cannes, Southern France for Film-Loving Families

World-famous for its international film festival, Cannes is one of the most chic cities in the south of France. The Croisette, the Palais des Festivals, luxury boutiques and palaces all play starring roles in the most Hollywood of French towns!

Why do we love Cannes?

In addition to its worldwide reputation and its many Michelin-starred restaurants, Cannes is also a magnet for a wide range of family activities.

A private boat trip to the Lérins Islands, a visit to a perfume-making workshop or a guided tour of the Palais des Festivals: there's plenty to do in Cannes with your family!

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Our concierge's favorites:

  • Le Marché Forville, a typical, authentic institution with a Provencal façade, is the place to go for the best local produce.
    6, rue du Marché Forville, 06150, Cannes

  • La Môme, a chic, festive restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, has made a name for itself in Cannes thanks to its delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
    6, Rue Florian, 06150, Cannes

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What to do in Aix-en-Provence? Aix-en-Provence embodies the spirit, charm and gentleness of the South of France. Between nature and culture, we love its sunny climate and its vast historical and architectural heritage.

Why do we love Aix-en-Provence?

The birthplace of Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence is rightly considered one of the jewels of southern France. 

You'll love strolling along the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau to discover the heart of the city and Aix-en-Provence's best restaurants. The Mazarin district, with its colourful facades and cobbled streets, is a must-see. 

It's also impossible to miss Cézanne's Atelier and the countless fountains that characterise the city! 

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Our concierge's favorites:

  • Fondation Vasarely. an architectural center dedicated to the visionary artist Vasarely. The place surprises by its avant-gardism and its collection of works. 
    1, Avenue Marcel Pagnol, 13090, Aix-en-Provence

  • L'Épicerie fine Brémond, for tasty local produce. 
    23, rue Bédarrides, 13090, Aix-en-Provence

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The pearl of south-western France, Cap Ferret is a charming fishing village with postcard appeal, sometimes reminiscent of the golden age of Saint-Tropez. However, the comparison stops there, as the Atlantic coast has its own personality!

Why do we love Cap Ferret?

We love Cap Ferret for its chic yet confidential ambience, without fuss but always with style. It's the perfect destination for nature tribes who want to combine fresh air, sporty vacations and family spirit!

The must? Live like a local, getting up early in the morning to challenge the ocean's waves, then hop on your bike and head for the city center market, a veritable institution! 

To help you plan your stay, take a look at our exclusive guide to Cap Ferret.


Our concierge's favorites:  

  • Chez Hortense, probably the most famous restaurant in Cap Ferret, nestling opposite the Dune du Pilat, is a family favorite for seafood and fresh fish. Popular with regulars and celebrities alike. 

  • A ride on the Dubourdieu, a vintage boat that has become one of the symbols of Cap Ferret, will entertain young and old alike, with a breathtaking sunset over Arcachon Bay in the background. 

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An iconic town in southwest France, Biarritz has many facets. Chic and discreet, it's also sporty and unpretentious. Home to the world-renowned Basque gastronomy, Biarritz is as festive as it is family-friendly. 

Why do we love Biarritz?

We love Biarritz because it's absolutely perfect for families. Do your teenagers need independence? They'll only have to walk a few steps to reach the trendiest bars in the center.

Looking for fresh air? The ocean and its sandy beaches are just waiting for you. Everyone can choose their own program, and everyone can meet at the water's edge, surfboard under arm, for a family initiation that will get everyone on the same wavelength! 

Our concierge's favorites: 

  • A game of Basque pelota, perfect for young and old alike, is an absolutely unmissable activity. Discover this typical local sport accompanied by a professional pelotari!

  • Le petit train de la Rhune, departing from Biarritz, between dense forests, ravines, mountainside peat bogs and lush green landscapes, discover the Atlantic coast in a whole new light.

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What activities to do as a family in the South of France?

Between seaside strolls, shopping, boat trips and culinary escapades, there's no shortage of family activities in the South of France

Whether you're planning a small getaway with friends or a large gathering with family, trust us to find the luxury villa in the South of France that's just right for you!  

Where to go in the South of France with children?

Marseille, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Avignon or even Sainte-Maxime and Aix-en-Provence: families with children will find plenty to do in the South of France.

If you prefer the Atlantic coast, then Cap Ferret or Biarritz will delight your little ones and teenagers alike. 

Each of these destinations combines fresh air, nature, seaside and activities galore.

Which cities to visit in the South of France with your family?

Our favorite cities in the South of France include: 


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