If you’ve been following the blogs and articles of this South of France surveyor for any length of time, you will no doubt already be aware of some of the great opportunities which could await you, if you decide to move to this delightful part of the world.

However, while we would certainly recommend the majority of the region for your new home, there are still a few jewels in the crown which stand head and shoulders above the standard locals.

Here are, in our opinion, four of the very best places to live in the South of France:

#1 Carcassonne

A stone’s throw from the Languedoc coast sits the medieval town of Carcassonne. This stunning city is so iconic, it has even inspired a popular board game.

Consisting of two towns – Cité de Carcassonne and La Ville Basse – Carcassonne is renowned for its historical buildings and opulent property. Most of the properties are of the Provencal style and the city is surrounded by incredible fields, vineyards, and gardens

#2 Côte d’Azur

World-renowned for its glorious sun-kissed beaches and luxurious seaside resorts, the Côte d’Azur is synonymous with opulence and sophistication.

One of the best things about this area is that you can purchase property just a short way inland and escape the frantic hustle and bustle while remaining close enough to the coast to enjoy all it has to offer. The cities of Cannes and Antibes are a must for film and art fans respectively, with the former drawing in thousands every year for its famous celebration of the silver screen.

For the more hedonistic among you, Monaco has some of the best nightlife on the planet.

#3 Montpellier

For those of you who enjoy a more relaxed pace of life, you can’t go wrong with the picturesque and peaceful region of Montpellier. Its largest city, Languedoc-Roussillon, is a hotspot for live music performances, high-energy nightlife, and museum exhibits.

The area has yet to be discovered by most tourists making it a less fast-paced option compared to some others. Mountains and beaches are yours to enjoy, as well as the vineyards which supply the region’s legendary wine.

#4 Provence

Famous for inspiring the artist Van Gough during the most prolific period of his life, the region of Provence is known for olive groves, bright, aromatic lavender fields, vineyards, and of course sunflowers.

Beloved by expats, Provence has a slow-paced and relaxed lifestyle which makes even Montpellier seem like the City of London by comparison. There’s loads to see and do – from art to historical buildings and gourmet food festivals.

Final Thoughts

There are four of our favourite places to live in this beautiful part of the country. If you’re ready to begin your European journey and purchase property of your own, then you’ll want the services of a professional and experienced South of France surveyor like Charles Mackintosh.

Please get in touch today for more information and insights.