The 20 Best B&Bs in the South of France

Histoires de Bastide

When searching in the South of France for something quintessentially French, low-key, or even a bit off the beaten track, then choosing a B&B is often your best bet. With a great range of options to choose from to suit any holiday, our hotel experts have handpicked a collection of the best B&Bs in the South of France ranging from classic rural Provençal homes perfect for a summer break with family and friends to chic little hideaways in Avignon ideal for that cultural escape.

For a luxury stay

L Escale du Ciel

  • L'Escale du Ciel is a luxury property that offers achingly beautiful mountainous Provençal panoramas. There are four beautifully styled rooms, plus a large swimming pool, a terrace to play Petanque and stunning walks nearby. This is a Provençal dream.

For a rural break

La Bergerie Sainte Antoine

  • With just two rooms La Bergerie Sainte Antoine is an intimate rural stay. Set in a tranquil hillside location just outside Grasse and boasting a lovely pool and terrace. This is an ideal choice for a peaceful retreat away from the coast and superb value for money.
  • Les Chambres de mon Moulin is a gorgeous elegant riverside property. With a romantic leafy garden, relaxing pool and riverside terrace - this is a place to come and unwind. For the active, however, there is hiking in the nearby Alpes-Maritimes and there are beaches nearby too.
  • La Bergerie Cote D'Azur has a lovely hillside location boasting spectacular views, just outside St Paul de Vence. Set in charming gardens and offering a lovely pool. With easy access to both Cannes and Nice, this is a great rural base to explore the area from.
  • Les Remparts is a lovely historic property set in the old fortifications of Beaumes de Venise. Interiors are wonderfully rustic chic while outside there are beautiful views of rural Provence and a swimming pool in a secluded courtyard.
  • The Gorgeous French guest house, Les Rosees, is set in the hills above Cannes. Expect honeysuckle terraces, an aquamarine pool, and rambling gardens. Offering fantastic home-cooked breakfasts and there's a Michelin star restaurant just a short walk away!
  • Le Mas du Chanoine is a quintessential French country villa. This lovely B&B is set in a 17th-century property, and boasts spacious rooms with plenty of orginal features to complement their contemporary feel, plus gorgeous gardens and a pool with fabulous vistas. Expect generous breakfasts, and don't miss playing a game on the floodlit boules court.
  • Set in wooded farmland on a lush island in the Rhone, Domaine de Rhodes is a pastoral retreat only ten minutes from the sights of Avignon. Grand bedrooms offer a charming period style, its peaceful gardens, shaded by tall plane trees, are perfect for lazy afternoons, and there's a pool.

For a vineyard

Le Clos de L ours

  • A beautiful property set amongst the sprawling vineyard of Le Clos de L'ours. With stunning expansive vistas and comfortable, contemporary rooms, it's a fantastic place to relax for a weekend in Provence.

For a traditional village location

Maison du Prince

  • The beautifully converted Maison du Prince is a 17th-century house set in the heart of Grimaud boasting fabulous views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Light rooms feature a choice selection of contemporary art and antiques. An ideal choice for those looking for a little peace and quiet.

For a romantic break

Histoires de Bastide

  • Histoires de Bastide is surrounded by beautiful gardens within the serenity of Provence's hills. Contemporary elegant rooms feature private terraces overlooking olive trees. With a spa, swimming pool, and access to gourmet restaurants, this is a perfect choice for a romantic escape.
  • Le Clos Saint Saourde is a striking property built into the rock face and surrounded by vineyards. Rustic chic rooms and cottages have wrought iron four poster beds, day beds, and large bathrooms. Extremely romantic, laid back, and boutique. Perfect for a honeymoon.
  • Maison Valvert is a chic country house B&B set in a beautiful and secluded spot dotted with cherry and olive trees, not far from Bonnieux. Four lovingly restored rooms are the epitome of rural chic. The treehouse room is ideal for couples on a romantic break.
  • Expect pure relaxation and privacy at the romantic and secluded Domaine les Roullets. Couples and small groups only (no children) are given first class service and boutique B&B accommodation in a glorious setting beneath the foothills of the Luberon mountains. Very romantic.

For families

La Bergerie de Feline

  • La Bergerie de Feline is a chic rural B&B in Provence. A large garden features an outdoor pool, hot tub and plenty of lavender! An idyllic and laid back stay with a family-friendly vibe, offered at great value.

For Avignon

No 15

  • For a charming B&B located in the heart of Avignon it doesn't get much better than L'Observance. Boasting four lovely rooms as well as a two bedroom apartment which features a private entrance and a kitchenette. The pretty pool is a real bonus after a day spent exploring!
  • Maison Velvet is a small intimate B&B in the centre of Avignon, just 10 minutes walk from the main sights. The three bedrooms are spacious with original painted floors and Perisan rugs. A charming spot.
  • No 15 offers rustic chic bedrooms in the heart of Avignon. A charming garden features an outdoor pool and sun terrace. A tranquil base to explore this historic town from.

For Nice

Les Suites Massena

  • Les Suites Massena is a perfect choice for those wanting a spacious and contemporary stay in the heart of the city. Interiors have a cool Scandi-chic style and the best have free standing baths.

For Cannes

Villa du Roc Fleuri

  • The charming hilltop Villa du Roc Fleuri is set in a pretty garden and offers a lovely terrace and verandah. Bright rooms have a rustic chic feel. Pick this property for a quiet location with easy access to the beaches and city centre.

Still not sure which to book?

  • Browse through our collection of the best luxury hotels in the South of France or the best beach hotels in the South of France.
  • Expand your search to include our suggestions in the Cote D'Azur, Saint Tropez, Cannes, or Nice.
  • Or refine your search to our recommendations for 15 of the best beach hotels on the Côte d'Azur or the best hotels in the Côte d'Azur hills.
  • Alternatively, you can contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
    • Villa du Roc Fleuri 06400 Cannes 5 rooms from £86

      Local exploring  -  A lovely hilltop location overlooking the town, very close to the central buzz and to beaches
      Great walks  -  Head to La Croisette palm-lined promenade for a lovely stroll amid the glitz and glamour followed by a dip at the beach
      Back to Nature
      Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A hilltop B&B surrounded by a leafy garden, with a pretty terrace and verandah area. Interiors are chic with contemporary design pieces, fun mismatched retro furniture. Rooms are attractive and homely with jute rugs, plenty of light and fine wood furniture. A charming home-away-from-home. See More

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    • La Bergerie Sainte Antoine Grasse (Cote d'Azur) 2 rooms from £86

      Value chic  -  With rooms at €99 per night including breakfast, it's hard to beat for value in this region.
      Local exploring  -  Well located for exploring both inland villages and enjoying time on the beach.
      Sights nearby  -  The bergerie is only 6 miles from Grasse and 15 miles from Cannes.
      Local markets  -  Visit the markets in the surrounding hill top villages and towns.

      An intimate and charming B&B just outside Grasse, with simple spacious rooms, gorgeous heated outdoor pool and terrace, superb breakfast and panoramic views. A great value property for total relaxation in a quiet spot away from the coast See More

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    • Les Chambres de mon Moulin Cote d'Azur 5 rooms from £87

      Romantic Break  -  An idyllic little riverside villa with a romantic leafy garden within easy distance of top Riviera spots, ideal for couples
      Great walks  -  With the gorgeous Alpes-Maritimes mountains nearby there are some superb hiking trails to explore
      Local markets  -  Wander around the host of local markets in the villages and towns in the nearby region
      Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
      Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

      A charming riverside B&B with a romantic leafy garden, relaxing pool and riverside terrace. Inside, expect an eclectic array of artworks, quirky furniture and bright furnishings in the jolly lounge area, while rooms exude a rustic charm with simple, pretty bedsteads and brickwork. An idyllic gem! See More

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    • La Bergerie Cote d'Azur Saint Paul de Vence (Résidence La Bergerie) 4 rooms from £100

      Back to Nature  -  On a prime hillside location between sea and mountains, a lovely serene base from which to explore the popular Riviera haunts
      Sights nearby  -  Celebrated towns such as Cannes and Nice are within easy distance, with famous sights and museums galore
      Local markets  -  Wander around local markets in the nearby villages and towns and gather ingredients for beach picnics
      Great walks  -  Explore the host of picturesque walking trails in the nearby region
      Recommended by  -  Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

      A peaceful little villa surrounded by charming gardens and a leafy pool area. Rooms are fresh and have a distinctly feminine aesthetic, with antique-style cream furniture chandeliers and floral motifs. A lovely Riviera pied-a-terre ideal for a tranquil escape. See More

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    • Maison du Prince Grimaud 5 rooms from £115

      Local exploring  -  An ideal starting point to explore the Saint-Tropez area by foot or car.
      Beach Life  -  Located within easy reach of the Riviera.
      Local markets  -  A lively food market is held every Thursday in Grimaud.
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A beautifully converted 17th-century house in the heart of Grimaud boasting fabulous views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Light rooms feature a choice selection of contemporary art and antiques. Set inside a quiet village this is an ideal choice for those looking for a little peace and quiet. See More

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    • Les Remparts Beaumes-de-Venise, Provence 5 rooms from £165

      Romantic Break  -  An understated elegant retreat, couples will delight in the courtyard plunge pool, the Ayurvedic massages and fine local wines.
      Sights nearby  -  Twelve miles away, see the dazzling stalagtites and stalagmites in Thouzon's cave.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
      Full of character
      Recommended by  -  I Escape

      A charming stay in old fortifications of Beaumes de Venise. The rooms are enriched by their historical authenticity with exposed stone walls and simple, elegant furnishings. It's ideal for a relaxing weekend away with beautiful views of rural Provence and a swimming pool in a secluded courtyard. See More

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    • Histoires de Bastide Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Cote d'Azur 7 rooms from £121

      Romantic Break
      Swimming Pool  -  Large Outdoor Pool
      Spa
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays

      Charming boutique B&B. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and the serenity of Provence's hills. Contemporary elegant rooms with private terraces overlooking olive trees. Spa, swimming pool, and close to gourmet restaurants. Utterly romantic. See More

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    • Les Suites Massena Nice 3 rooms from £157

      Local exploring  -  Ideally located at the start of Nice's old town - explore the cobbled streets lined with boutique shops and restaurants
      Families  -  This small family-run property caters for families with rollout beds available for children and large rooms
      Short fly break  -  Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is less than 4 miles away - perfect for a quick escape
      Sights nearby  -  Located a short walk from the city's main attractions including Massena Square, Allianz Riviera Stadium and MAMAC

      A plush and modern hotel featuring large soundproof suites offering guests both calm and comfort in the heart of Nice. Rooms have a Scandi-chic style with natural materials set against soft grey hues and the best have free-standing baths. A delicious continental breakfast is served. Superb! See More

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    • L'Escale du Ciel Le Bar Sur Loup 4 rooms from £159

      Local exploring  -  Well placed to explore Provencal with the beach and quaint villages being as easy to reach as secluded countryside.
      Great walks  -  Take walks along the stunning Gorges du Loup and stop for wild swims in natural pools and waterfalls.
      Sights nearby  -  Discover Matisse's favourite walled medieval town, St Paul de Vence.
      Restrictions on children  -  Over 12s are welcome
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Chambres d’hôtes de Charme CHC

      A luxury B&B boasting a fabulous location boasting epic mountainous Provençal panoramas. Housing just four immaculately styled rooms which mix modern comforts with traditional charm. With a large swimming pool, a terrace to play Petanque and stunning walks this is a Provençal dream. See More

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    • Les Rosées Mougins (Cote d'Azur) 5 rooms from £191

      Foodies  -  Michelin two-star Le Moulin de Mougins a short walk away.
      Swimming Pool  -  Small Plunge Pool
      Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
      Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

      Gorgeous French guest house in the hills above Cannes. Honeysuckle terraces, aqua marine pool, and rambling gardens. Elegant rooms in neutral tones and lots of natural light. Fantastic home-cooked food and Michelin star restaurants a short walk away. A romantic retreat away from the crowds. See More

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    • Le Mas du Chanoine Saint Paul de Vence (06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence) 3 rooms from £208

      Romantic Break  -  Set among idyllic gardens with marvellous poolside views and elegant rooms, ideal for a couple's retreat
      Sights nearby  -  The village is great for art lovers and has many galleries, artists' studios and the famous contemporary art Maeght Foundation
      Restrictions on children  -  Children 6 and older are allowed
      Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A lovely B&B in a 17th-century villa, with gorgeous gardens and a pool with fabulous vistas. Rooms are spacious and decorated in warm Mediterranean tones, with rustic touches like fireplaces and wooden beams. Expect generous breakfasts, and don't miss playing a game on the floodlit boules court. See More

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    • L'Observance Avignon 6 rooms from £82

      Great walks  -  Wander around this beautiful historic city taking in its atmosphere
      Sights nearby  -  Be sure to visit the Papal Palace and the famous Pont d'Avignon
      Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A charming B&B located in the heart of quaint Avignon. Boasting four lovely rooms as well as a two bedroom apartment which features a private entrance and a kitchenette. Spend days exploring the local historic sights before returning to unwind besides the pool. See More

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    • Domaine de Rhodes 84000 Avignon 5 rooms from £82

      Sights nearby  -  Saint Rémy and Baux de Provence are a half an hour drive away.
      Local markets  -  Visit Uzes and its Provençal market
      Full of character
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor

      Set in wooded farmland on a lush island in the Rhone, Domaine de Rhodes is a pastoral retreat only ten minutes from the sights of Avignon. Its peaceful gardens, shaded by tall plane trees, are perfect for lazy afternoons, and there's a pool. See More

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    • Maison Velvet Avignon 3 rooms from £104

      Local exploring  -  Perfectly placed for exploring historic Avignon.
      Restrictions on children  -  Over 12s
      Full of character
      Traditional

      Small intimate B&B in the centre of Avignon, just 10 minutes walk from the main sights. The three bedrooms are spacious with original painted floors, Perisan rugs, and one-off pieces of furniture. There's even a pretty terrace for sitting out. A charming spot for exploring this historic town. See More

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    • No 15 Avignon 5 rooms from £104

      Romantic Break  -  Charming rustic-chic bedrooms, pretty garden with pool, river boat trips and wine tasting in this lovely city
      Local markets  -  Isle sur la Sorgue, about thirty minutes drive from Avignon, remains the top attraction for lovers of flea markets
      Great walks  -  Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose historic centre can be easily explored on foot
      Sights nearby  -  Orange and its Roman ampitheatre, one of the best preserved in the world

      Chic B&B in the city. Bedrooms have large white bathrooms, pale wood floors, exposed brick walls and garden views. Charming garden, outdoor pool and sun terrace. Conservatory serves breakfasts. A romantic stay with excellent staff. See More

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    • La Bergerie de Feline Truinas, Provence 5 rooms from £121

      Hideaway  -  Surrounded by lavender bushes overlooking the countryside, enjoy cycle trips, picnics and relaxed breakfasts
      Sights nearby  -  Châteaux of the Drôme Region
      Local markets  -  The food markets are 9km away
      Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
      Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

      A chic B&B in the countryside. Contemporary rooms decorated in muted colours with rustic touches of exposed bricks and beams, and modern bathrooms. Outdoor pool, hot tub and lavender filled garden. Delicious tablet d'hote style dinners. Idyllic, laid back, family-friendly and great value. See More

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    • Le Clos Saint Saourde Beaumes de Venise, Provence 5 rooms from £144

      Honeymoons  -  Lots of privacy and gorgeous rooms built into the cliff face.
      Great walks  -  Walk the Dentelles de Montmirail, a small range of mountains which sit between Beaumes de Venise to the south
      Local markets  -  L’Isle-sur-La-Sorgue is home to one of Europe’s biggest antiques markets. It takes place every Sunday
      Sights nearby  -  Orange, an old Roman town
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays, Fodors

      A striking hotel built into the rock face and surrounded by vineyards. Rustic chic rooms and cottages have wrought iron four poster beds, day beds, large bathrooms, and sofas. An outdoor pool, terraces, and gardens. Extremely romantic, laid back, and boutique. Perfect for a honeymoon. See More

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    • Le Clos de L'ours Cotignac, Provence 7 rooms from £130

      Country Escape  -  A romantic country escape offering wine tastings, outdoor pool and lovely walking through the on site vineyards.
      Sights nearby  -  Visit Thoronet Abbey, just nine miles away.
      Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
      Full of character

      Beautiful hotel set amongst the sprawling vineyard of Le Clos de L'ours. With stunning expansive vistas and comfortable, contemporary rooms, it's a fantastic place to relax for a weekend in Provence. Take a tour of the family organic vineyard and then sample the products in the evening by the pool. See More

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    • Maison Valvert Bonnieux 5 rooms from £148

      Country Escape  -  A beautiful and secluded country house, complete with swimming pool, offering direct access to gorgeous Provencial countryside
      Romantic Break  -  The Treehouse room offers privacy to couples on a romantic break
      Great walks  -  Take long walks through picturesque vineyards and countryside starting straight from the hotel's front door
      Sights nearby  -  The renowned and historical villages of villages as Lourmarin, Gordes and Ménerbes are a short drive away

      A chic country house B&B set in a beautiful and secluded spot dotted with cherry and olive trees. Four lovingly restored rooms are the epitome of rural chic with exposed stone, crisp white linen and doors opening onto the garden. The treehouse room is ideal for couples on a romantic break. Superb! See More

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    • Domaine les Roullets Oppède, Provence 6 rooms from £194

      Outstanding location  -  A spectacular setting with sweeping views of the valley and vineyards.
      Views  -  Great views from hotel
      Sights nearby  -  Visit the neighbouring historic town and villages or take a trip to the coast
      Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16
      Recommended by  -  I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith

      Pure relaxation and privacy await in this romantic and secret spot. Couples and small groups only (no children or pets) are given first class service and boutique B&B accommodation in a glorious setting beneath the foothills of the Luberon mountains. Fabulous swimming pool. Very romantic. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Thursday, 11th June 2020