Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the South of France is a hugely diverse region with much to offer in addition to its long summers. For those seeking a luxurious lifestyle on the coast, there really is nowhere better than the French Riviera. As well as the stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and glorious weather, there are glitzy social events and enough designer boutiques to rival Paris. The Provence region is legendary and encompasses the glamour of Saint-Tropez, Nice and Cannes, the charm of the Luberon’s sloping vineyards and lavender fields and the breathtaking wilds of the Alpilles. Occitanie is a rising star of the area, offering outstanding natural beauty in its beaches and mountains as well as acclaimed organic vineyards, historic cities such as Uzès and dynamic business centres such as Toulouse, Montpellier and Perpignan.