Villa Grasse, Provence (Banyan Tree)
This three-bedroom Provençal farmhouse is nestled in Grasse, the world's capital of perfume. It's a wonderful base from which to see Grasse's Cathedral, the monumental gate of the Hôtel de ville and the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence as well as explore the rest of wonderful Provence.
A stay in this stuning second home in Provence offers a wide variety of indulgent and memorable experiences. In August, join the revellers at the annual Fête du Jasmin or La Jasminade. Colourful floats are paraded through town while garlands of jasmine decorate the town centre and the fire department fills a fire truck with jasmine-infused water to spray on the crowds. In addition to the festivities, there are also fireworks, street performances and parties.
Your concierge can book cookery lessons, floral arrangement classes, a tour of Fragonard Perfumer's workshop, and a tour of the beautiful Villages de Provence with its quaint boutiques, restaurants and local producers.
If it all gets too much, head back to your luxury property in Provence, and soak in the sun by your private pool as your French chef prepares a dazzling Provençal dinner for you and your guests and family.