As a destination for sophisticated travelers, Europe has a sweeping allure that is unmatched. It has history, culture, cuisine and wildly diverse landscapes in spades. From the soaring peaks of Switzerland to the sun-baked beaches of Spain and Greece, and from a wine tasting in a Loire vineyard to a superb meal on a villa terrace in Tuscany, the Continent seduces all our senses, however refined.
In France, LaCURE offers a superb selection of fine homes in the idyllic countryside of Provence, along the shores of the Mediterranean on the legendary Cote d'Azur, and of course in Paris. Some of the luxurious, private France villa rentals have a rich history that dates as far back as the 14th century, but all offer modern conveniences.
Explore the many medieval castles that once housed French monarchs or enjoy an exhilarating bike ride down winding country roads. Take a tour of a small vineyard, or dine in a Parisian bistro before indulging in the other pleasures of the City of Light.
In Italy, choices range from simply charming renovated farmhouses to luxury villas. The properties are found along the coast of Tuscany, in the beautiful hills of Umbria, in the villages of Liguria, on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, on the shore of Lake Como, in the alluring villages of Portofino and Positano, on the island of Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon, and on the legendary Isle of Capri. You can also discover villas along the dramatic Amalfi coast, or in a charming piazza of Rome.
A trip to Italy is about culinary venture, especially in beautiful Tuscany. Savor long, leisurely meals on outdoor patios, with the fresh flavors of herbs and spices brought out with a perfectly paired local wine. Epicureans will discover nirvana here.
Now the hot destination in Europe, Spain goes beyond flamenco and bullfighting to offer stunning architecture, museum treasures and more than 4,000 km of coastline, with sun-baked beaches. LaCURE has the best villas in the best locations along the Mediterranean: the Costa del Sol and Marbella, as well as the Costa Brava and Barcelona. In the highly desirable Balearic Islands, there are wonderful villas on Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.
As the cradle of Western civilization, Greece offers history, architecture and culture wrapped in sun-kissed land. Nowhere is its beauty more evident than in its 2,000 islands and atolls floating serenely in the wine-dark sea. LaCURE's Greek villas are located on the largest island of Crete, as well as on one of Europe's most popular destinations, the island of Mykonos. Days can be spent lying on the beach, exploring archeological wonders or dramatic gorges and caves, and the evening can be reserved for superb nightlife.
Switzerland, of course, is all about mountains, with the Continent's most dramatic landscapes. Whether skiing in St. Moritz in winter or hiking through mountain passes and lush vales in summer, LaCURE guests know they will return to their warm and comfortable villa, where they can relax in front of a blazing wood fire or sit on a terrace and watch the sun sink behind snowcapped peaks.