The South of France is a legendary holiday region: the classic luxury destination where everyone longs to be. In this fully updated and revised edition, Cadogan weaves through the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse and Renoir, covering a swathe of the country from the Alps to the Pyrenees. Authors Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls, who have lived in France for many years, get to the heart of the region. They reveal the peaceful lavender fields and rolling hills of Provence, and explore its contrasting cities: the salty, bustling port of Marseilles and the elegant university town of Aix-en-Provence. The guide also covers the glamorous French Riviera, where the Cannes film festival is held each year and dukes and millionaires gamble in the casinos of Monaco. Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. The guide also offers an unsurpassed commentary on the world-renowned wine regions of the Rhône, Orange, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.