So I've put together a guide that will ensure you have everything you need to deal with every kind of emergency and how to survive the sweltering car temperatures, the karaoke singing and just how to tackle those tolls...
Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.
France is such a diverse place; it would be somewhat inane to simply ask whether one has "visited France". The bohemian streets of Paris are worlds apart from the glamorous Cote D'Azur and the opulence of The Alps is a million miles from the Breton countryside.
There is a certain je ne sais quoi about the Côte d'Azur that makes it a luxury destination for all yacht lovers year upon year. Perhaps it is the tropical climate, the turquoise waters or cerulean sky? Whatever it is, here is our guide to where to moor up your yacht when sailing this stretch of sumptuousness coastline and what to do on dry land.
Home to some of the most fabulous places in the world, the South of France is synonymous with glamour. The obvious spots are Monaco, with all its flashy wealth, and star-studded Cannes.
Audiard's low-key direction and refusal to choose gloss over substance ensure this unflinching drama never strays into soap-opera territory.