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All this talk of Provence makes us ask the next natural question: Where are the celebs vacationing in France this summer? The answer is actually another question– where aren’t celebs vacationing in France? Provence is definitely on the list and chances are they’re at this particular hotel. Then, of course, there’s St. Tropez, because celebs enjoy the good life. So, these are the spots to put on your list.

France has always been a celebrity hotspot. Whether it’s taking in the food and culture in Paris, partying at beach clubs in St.Tropez, or slipping away to wine country for some quiet time. Celebrities have been coming here for decades and for good reason. France has both idyllic destinations populated with luxury hotels, and discreet hospitality which is much needed for a retreat from the public eye. Plus, Summer in particular is a great time to be in France. You’ve got the Cannes Film Festival in May and Bastille Day later on in July. So, if you’re interested in trending places to stay that have been good enough for some of the world’s most famous, here’s our list of where the celebs vacation in France.

Where Celebs Vacation in France
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Corsica

Celebs: Beyonce had her secret 40th birthday party here (enough said)

Hotel: Domaine De Murtoli

Corsica is a scenic island off the coast of Southern France. It is renowned for its idyllic beaches, pristine waters, and lush mountain forests. The island is the perfect retreat for celebs because it is often less touristy than the usual hotspots. Here they can enjoy some privacy whether they’re staying at one of the luxury hotels like Domaine De Murtoli, or at a private villa. Corsica also has an interesting blend of both French and Italian influences which can be seen through its culture and culinary inspirations. For example, the unique gastronomy of the island includes a variety of traditional dishes, seafood, and wines. There are also a number of outdoor activities to enjoy like going on hikes or sailing. The Mediterranean ambiance of Corsica makes it an ideal place for celebs to get out into nature, lounge on the picturesque beaches, and take a moment for themselves.

where celebs vacation in France
Image courtesy of Villa La Coste

 

Provence

Celebs: Kanye + Bradley Cooper + Brad Pitt

Hotel: Villa La Coste

Provence offers a sense of privacy and exclusivity, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The region is populated by charming villages, rolling hills, vineyards, and lavender fields that have inspired paintings by artists like Van Gogh and Cézanne. You can often find celebrities staying at the luxurious art hotel, Villa La Coste, or in one of the many secluded countryside estates. Of course, the culinary scene in Provence is also world-famous. You have a dizzying array of Michelin-star restaurants, coveted wineries, and dishes full of fresh produce. The mild climate and diverse landscape of the region make it an ideal location for hikes, horseback riding, biking, and even a round of golf.  In addition, its close proximity to the glamorous French Riviera attracts many celebs to stop over in Provence for a few days on their way to the beach.

Where celebs vacation in France
Image courtesy of Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

 

Antibes

Celebs: Justin Timberlake + Jessica Biel, Sofia Riche’s recent Wedding location, stars from the Cannes Film Festival. It’s easier to list the celebs who haven’t been than the celebs who have.

Hotel: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Antibes is one of the most exclusive locations along the French Riviera. It has long been a sought-after destination by the rich and famous. Its proximity to Cannes makes it a popular spot during the film festival with its red-carpet events and parties. The beautiful beaches in Antibes often have VIP service and notorious Beach Clubs that offer exclusivity. Additionally, Antibes is a popular yachting destination so you can often find celebs showing off their luxury yachts, docking in at the marina, or enjoying an array of water sports. The countless luxury accommodations and private villas give you tons of options that offer impeccable service and amenities. For example, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a popular hotel among A-list celebs. Besides frequenting the lively bars and gourmet restaurants in Antibes, other must-visits are the Picasso Museum and Fort Carré.

where celebs vacation in France
Image courtesy of Hôtel Plaza Athénée

 

Paris

Celebs: Lady Gaga, Salma Hayek, Supermodels Gigi, Bella Hadid

Hotels: Hôtel Costes + The Ritz + Hôtel Plaza Athénée

As one of the cultural capitals of the world, celebrities have always had a soft spot in their hearts for Paris. They come for the fashion, the art, the food, and the parties. In Paris, it’s as much about seeing the new trends as it is about being the one there that’s creating them. While paparazzi culture is sometimes the thing celebs try to avoid, it can also be a chance for some to be photographed in one of the most glamorous cities in the world. Besides the high fashion and luxury shopping which attracts many, there are also Michelin-star restaurants and lively dining scenes that create a bustling nightlife. Paris is also known for its luxurious accommodations, whether it be 5-star hotels, palatial suites, or exclusive residences. Take in the breathtaking museums, architecture, and history while strolling along the charming streets of Paris.

Where celebs vacation in France
Image courtesy of Lily of the Valley

 

St. Tropez

Celebs: Leonardo DiCaprio, Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, Kate Moss, the list goes on and on.

Hotel: Lily of the Valley

St.Tropez is synonymous with luxury and glamor. Its reputation has both been made by and attracted a number of A-list celebrities and high-profile individuals throughout the years. The azure waters and picturesque beaches give it a beauty that comes to mind whenever the Mediterranean is mentioned. St.Tropez is for the jet-set crowd who love the finer things in life like luxury yachts, parties filled with debaucherous behavior, and socializing with the rich and famous. It is also a sought-after shopping destination with its boutique designer stores and high-end fashion brands. The culinary scene is known for its beachside seafood restaurants, gourmet dinners, and ambiance that has plenty of jaw-dropping views. There are a variety of luxury accommodations whether you want to be right in the middle of everything or off in the scenic hillside.

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