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36 Spots In The South of France Perfect for a Girls Trip

Pack up your caftans and sunhats, ladies. This girls vacation guide takes you on a tour of the South of France. From luxury chateaus in medieval villages to modern bubble palaces on the Mediterranean to cute little hideaway eateries, we’ve got your trip planned. All you need to do now is book a date and treat yourselves to a real, grown-up spring break with your favorite girls. Who said adulting had to be boring, anyway?
 
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Stay At The Famous Spot Where Celebs Like To Summer learn more

You may actually recognize these gorgeous grounds from a Dior perfume commercial, a Slim Aarons photograph, or as the backdrop of the annual Cannes International Film Festival amFAR gala event. Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc is easily one of the most famous hotels in the South of France and it sits just outside of Cannes. With five-star luxury suites that face out onto the lush grounds and gorgeous views of the sea, this property sets the bar for exceptional experiences to be had with your closest friends.
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Sleep In This French Estate Located Near Perfumeries & Wineries learn more

Following an overnight stay at this private 7-bedroom French estate, you and your gal pals will wake up overlooking olive orchards and the valley below. Nearby town outings include trips to perfumeries, wineries, medieval villages, and the French Riviera coastline. Or, you can always opt stay “home” at Mas de l’Olivier and set up a friendly game of Sunday croquet on the lawn.
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Take In Sweeping Views Of A Medieval Town From This Hotspot learn more

Shimmied right up to the edge of the mountain, the rooms at Château de La Chèvre d'Or have some of the best views in the medieval town of Èze. With 39 guestrooms, incredible gardens and balconies, and a Michelin starred restaurant, there’s not much reason to leave once you and your ladies arrive at these stunning stonewalled grounds.
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Hit The Beaches Or Have Breakfast In Bed At Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel learn more

If you and your girls are all about easy access to the famed shops at Palais de Festival and amazing Cannes restaurants, Grand Hyatt is an easy hotel option. Just across the road from the beach, Hotel Martinez mixes a bit of luxury and a whole lot of convenience. Not in the mood to go outside? You can also spend the day in the Art Deco room, order your favorite breakfast and relax.
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Visit The Perfumery Fields Of Chanel

Grasse, France
What could be more French than a trip to the official perfumery fields for Chanel? Take note from mega-influencer, Sincerely Jules, and deck yourself out in stripes and airy fabrics while you bike ride through the Dans Les Champs De Chanel (Perfumery Fields of Chanel). Getting a taste of true French life is within reach at this famous luxury fashion house's sweet smelling home base.
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Wear Breezy Boho Caftans To This Hotel Set Near Gypsy Caravans learn more

Whether you’re traveling with luxe-loving ladies or boho gypsy types, there’s a little something for everyone at Le Mas de la Foque. This massive getaway in The Camargue offers up classic hotel suites alongside cozy caravans, and one of the most gorgeous pool decks we’ve seen.
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Sip Tea On the Terrace Overlooking the Rose Garden at Les Rosees learn more

If your gals are all about the authentic Provençal experience, Les Rosees is the perfect guesthouse for your crew. With 400 years worth of historic charm, you can all take your afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the rose gardens.
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Sleep in Pierre Cardins Chic Futuristic Palais Bulles learn more

A stay at the famed bubble house of Cannes is a wild way to spoil the ladies in your life. Created by the genius of legendary designer Pierre Cardin, Palais Bulles is a futuristic, chic palace of outrageous proportion. And yes, there’s a pool and easy access to the beach. Oh, and an amphitheater too.
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Channel Your Inner James Bond Girl Vibes at Villa Rochers learn more

Nestled between Nice and Monaco, this 5-bedroom 1970s architectural gem is the perfect spot for you and your ladies to reconnect with your inner Bond Girl status. The only decision to be made here is whether to take the panoramic glass elevator through the rock wall to the rooftop infinity pool or stick with swimming in the veranda pool.
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Take A Dip In These Beachside Turkish Baths learn more

Overlooking the Bay of Angels and the azure seas, this 5-star hotel is amazing for ladies who love to lounge. There’s a massive sauna and Turkish bath, a roofdeck pool overlooking the Mediterranean and easy access to the beaches of Nice. Only thing you have to do now is decide which matching bikinis to wear.
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Head To The "Best Spot For Naps" And Rent A Cabana

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Unofficially named a spot for "Best naps since 1948," Paloma Beach offers it all: water sports, a beach club, and restaurant. Not to mention the world class sun bathing and cabana lounging that all await you at this bucket list worthy spot. 
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Go Sailing in the South of France

South of France
So, you’re going to the French Riviera and you want to do that one thing you’ve always dreamed of doing - going yachting for the day. Aspirational? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Boat bookings has quite the impressive array of yachts, sailboats and catamarans both staffed and unstaffed. Round up your lady friends for this once-in-a-lifetime, luxury of luxury experience.
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Have A Booze-Filled Beach Day At Le Club 55

St. Tropez, France
When you think of St. Tropez, visions of sparkling water, beautiful people and fine wines probably come to mind and Le Club 55 is in the middle of it all. A favorite of the rich, famous, and always insta-ready, this beach club and restaurant is a treat for anyone who can say they've been there. Take a boat out on the water for sun drenched, booze filled dream day. 
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Sip Wine At The Pool Of This Cliffside Hidden Gem learn more

Perched right on the edge of the Mediterranean, Le Cap Estel is one of the French Riviera’s best-hidden gems. Wander the lush gardens and hop in the infinity pool that drops right to the coast’s edge. Don’t forget to pack your fancy hats and caftans because you’ll be spending a whole lot of time lounging with your gals at this spot.
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Visit "The Pearl Of France"

Menton, France
Menton is a dazzling and charming little town that boasts a hot-summer Mediterranean climate and microclimate making it the warmest little area in the French Riviera. It even has 316 days of sunshine a year! You will find colorful pastel buildings and lush bountiful fruit trees in this darling town nicknamed "the pearl of France.” In the area: Make sure to eat at Michelin star restaurant Mirazur, also awarded the 'worlds 50 best restaurants.'
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Relax At This Secluded Oasis In St. Tropez

St. Tropez, France
This modern but cozy hotel in Saint Tropez could be like your own little oasis with your girls in tow. Pastis has super comfy beds, rain showers, and an emerald swimming pool for all your mellowing-out needs.
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Feel The Pool Party Vibes At Plage Pampelonne Ramatuelle

St. Tropez, France
If your dream vacay #goals include laying poolside while overlooking the French Riviera, then this is the spot for you. Leave your cares at the door because this place is nothing but sun, chic bathing suits, and rosé. The Plage Pampelonne Ramatuelle is beaching done right and if you find yourself in beautiful St. Tropez, you know where to go.
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Head To #BucketList Worthy Le Plongeoir

Nice, France
This historic restaurant on the Mediterranean coastline will sure catch your eye. Orginally a fishing boat secrued on top of a rock, Le Plongeoir has been rennovated and restored to match modern times - with even a few diving boards to jump off of! Enjoy drinks with your best friends at this unique piece of history in Nice, France.
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Sunbathe At This Famous Stretch Of White Sandy Beach

St Tropez, France
Sunbathe on the famous stretch of Pampelonne Beach, St-Tropez's crown jewel of beaches speckled with private beach clubs galore. 
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Eat The Pastries That Were Made Famous By Brigitte Bardot

Saint Tropez, France
Since 1955, La Tarte Tropézienne has been serving up some of the best pastries, macarons, homemade jams, and famous cakes in the French Riviera. In fact, the cakes here were made famous by Brigitte Bardot and continue to thrill visitors at their various locations. Bring the girls along for a sweet and orange blossomy treat.
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Rent A Cabana The Dock Of La Plage 45

Cannes, France
What could say 'South of France girls trip' more than a private beachside club complete with a Michelin starred restaurant and cabanas on top of a dock? Sip cocktails, order lite bites and lounge away your day in effortless style at this luxurious, in-the-know spot. 
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Rent A Vintage Car & Drive Through Nice

Nice, France
Day trips are fun and all but when you add a vintage car and picnic materials in the mix, you have an unforgettable day ahead of you. Think: vintage car, French baguettes, rare cheeses, the streets of Nice and you best gals by your side. Getting lost is encouraged. 
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Drink Rosé on the Rooftop

Cannes, France
Grab your girlfriends and head on over to this Cannes rooftop spot for oysters and rosé during sunset, or pop by for brunch on the weekend. Known for their “cocktail art,” the bar on the Roof at Five Seas Hotel does not disappoint with menus or views.
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Eat a Formal Dinner at the Glitzy Intercontinental Carlton Cannes learn more

The authentic, timeless elegance of Southern France is often overlooked in glitzy Cannes, but it’d be impossible to miss at this Intercontinental property. With rooms that are classically decorated and plenty of formal dining options too, you’ll have many opportunities to slow down and enjoy the afternoons with your girlfriends at this spot.
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Get Cozy In The Countryside learn more

With a villa and a couple of guesthouses to take over, having Bastide de Castellaras to yourselves for a long weekend with your dearest friends is a serious once-in-a-lifetime experience. There’s a massive kitchen and outdoor dining area, so evenings in are cozy and sweet. Plus, the pool is always open. In The Area: Visit the Gardens of the International Museum of Perfumery
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Stay At 12th Century Stunner Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu

Marseille, France
Known for its incredible architecture, this 12th century stunner is an affordable option for a springtime girls’ getaway to Marseille. With gorgeous archways, stunning views and a real sense of opulence, this spot is perfect for a crew that loves to explore.
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Celebrate Your Bestie Overlooking Cote d’Azur learn more

What better way to celebrate your ladies than a trip to the top of Vence, where views span 360-degrees of the Cote d’Azur? This former Knight’s Templar Commandery dates back to the 12th century but has all the luxury amenities of a five star hotel, and the best spa in the area.
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Feel Like The Grand Dames Of The Cote d’Azur At This Mediterranean Villa learn more

A 6-bedroom homestead in the countryside of Mougins, La Grande Bastide will have your lady loves feeling like the grand dames of the Cote d’Azur in no time at all. This Mediterranean villa spoils guests with beautifully landscaped grounds and a pristine pool.
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Stay Just Outside Of St. Tropez Villa du Pré learn more

Sharing a home with your besties over a long weekend is going to be amazing no matter where you do it, but opting to rent a gorgeous villa in the South of France that’s surrounded by olive trees and lavender beds is a guaranteed way to nail it. Set in the village of Grimaud, just outside Saint Tropez, Villa du Pre offers 6 bedrooms, a massive kitchen for cooking amazing breakfasts every morning, and a charming swimming pool in the yard (if you can call 4 acres a “yard”).
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Stay In The Former Home Of A Swedish Prince learn more

The former home of a Swedish prince, this small hotel in the medieval village of Èze offers luxurious accommodations and sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea. With 400 years of history in the property alone, you and your travel partners are sure to enjoy discovering this sweet spot.
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Take Over An Entire Chateau

Burgundy, Charette-Varennes, France
Chateau de Varennes may have gotten it’s reputation for hosting amazing weddings - CNN ranked it as a top ten wedding venue in the world - but it’s even more worthy for a weekend with your best gals. Gorgeously adorned bedrooms (hello, slumber party), stunningly landscaped grounds, and communal areas reminiscent of another time guarantee that your squad will have the trip of a lifetime. 
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Learn To Surf At The World Famous Biarritz Beach

Biarritz, France
We all know the South of France for dining, shopping, lounging and… surfing. Yes, that’s right, surfers from all over the world gather here for some of the best surf spots in Europe. Don’t be intimidated though, there are plenty of beginner locations and surf camps available so you and your gals can get to pro status in no time. 
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Take A Helicopter To Chateau L'Esterel learn more

What’s better than staying in Saint Tropez? Floating above it, of course. This stunning 15-bedroom luxury château is decked to the nines with gorgeous interiors and an epic swimming pool. There’s also a helicopter-landing pad, in case you’re thinking you might want to arrive in style with your posse.
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Hire A Private French Chef At Chateau du Cap learn more

If you’re headed to the South of France to soak up the life of luxury, you might as well bring along your BFFs and indulge yourselves by staying at a private villa. This 19th century château sits on sprawling and lush grounds, and features 4 guestrooms alongside numerous sitting rooms. You may even want to bring along a private chef and a masseuse to complete the experience.
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Dine At This Three Michelin Starred Restaurant

Marseille, France
Bringing the flavors of the Mediterranean from the sea to your plate, this highly awarded restaurant is in a category of it's own. Overlooking the ocean, Le Petit Nice features an artistic menu and extensive wine list. If your girl gang is serious about experiencing the finer things in life, this is the spot for you.
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Villa Blanche learn more

This big, modern white manse offers up all the privacy and luxury you and your girls could possibly need. Villa Blanche sleeps up to a dozen and has quite the pool lounging set-up, so be sure to bring along your fave swimming attire.
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