So we've all eaten far too much, the diet has been started and almost instantly forgotten and perhaps where you live it's grey, damp and rather depressing. Well it's all very different here in the South of France.
The sky is blue, it's crisp and clear and there is a whole calendar of events to enjoy.
Monte Carlo Rally - This year the rally will actually begin in Monaco on Monday 13th January at 8.15pm. The rally is tough on competitors and takes in mountains, snow and ice and will finish with the closing ceremony in Monte Carlo on Sunday 19th January.
Monaco Circus Festival - Roll Up! Roll Up! 2014 sees the 38th edition of the Monte Carlo Circus Festival featuring circus performers and acts from around the globe. The big top is on the port at Fontvielle and performances take place between 16th and 26th January 2014.
The Sales - Strictly controlled in France, in our region the sales start on the 8th January. Look out for the post Christmas bargains.
Winter Sports - The ski stations have now been open for a few weeks and the 2014 snow is looking good. The resorts of Auron and Isola 2000 are a 90 minute drive from the coast and both offer great winter sports facilities.
We hope that has wetted your appetite for a winter break to the South of France, it's a great time to visit and many of our villas offer great rates for winter villa rentals in the South of France.