There's a romance to the South of France, from the impeccable style and the movie magic to the golden beaches and azure waters. Whatever your dream destination, it's hard to beat, from Cap D'Antibes to Valros and Forcalquier, there are B&Bs, inns and fortified villages that inspire the senses and feed the soul. For those seeking tranquility and a sense of home, try an informal inn on the edge of a village in mimosa country. Or perhaps a retreat amongst the olive groves and vineyards of Provence is more your style. Step into sunshine and glamour overlooking the Plage de la Garoupe near Antibes or walk along ancient streets at a refurbished old bastide peppered with artefacts from the proprietor's travels around the world. Stylish 18th-century farm buildings give France's bed and breakfasts their own unique character. Meanwhile, brightly painted shutters and proximity to a Roman theatre turn a 17th-century coaching inn into a distinctly French and uplifting experience.