“I think you get better at staring into space. Especially living in the South of France” Adrian Lyne (english filmaker and producer -Flashdance, Fatal Attraction…)
“France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! Johnny Depp (film actor- lives in South of France with French wife and actress Vanessa Paradis)
“People are less stressed here than in the USA and take the time to be together” Angelina Jolie (film actress – lives part time in South of France )
“Lunch” when Peter Mayle the writer was asked to describe the difference between the French and the English.in a single word.
Why is Southern France so enchanting?
1. Absolutely fabulous weather : The sun shines 320 days a year, giving the region clear blue skies and mild temperatures year-round. It is most picturesque in the spring with its flowering trees and shrubs. Summer offers local markets full of fresh harvests. Mid July is when the lavender fields are in full bloom, filling the country air with a soothing fragrance.
2. Absolutely colorful landscapes: Famous painter Henri Matisse once said, “No place has more blue sky than Collioure in the south of France. As long as I open the shutters in my room, I can own all the colors of the Mediterranean.” Southern France’s countryside is varied and sun lit, bordered by the sparkling Mediterranean sea.
4.Absolutely divine food and wine : France has a reputation for food and wine that is respected the world over . Southern France offers fascinating and colorful marketplaces, charming bistrots with local specialities such as sea food and olive oil and of course lovely outdoor cafés.
5.Absolutely romantic lifestyle : Opportunities for precious moments are abundant : strolling hand in hand in a colorful village, sipping a cappuccino at a sunny café, sitting under a shaded olive tree.
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