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WIMCO'S New Vendôme Guide to the South of France
Tickles Fancies of Lavender and Foie Gras
In Display of 99 Villas in Trio of Luxe Destinations

NEWPORT, RI, January 2004 – Fancy lavender and foie gras? Then Wimco’s new Vendôme Guide to the South of France is a must-have for showcasing where to indulge in both while wrapped in the privacy of your own villa.

Destination specialist Wimco, the Newport, RI, and London-based luxury vacation villa and hotel reservations company, has been collecting villas in a trio of luxe French destinations for over 20 years. This new publication, a 99-villa collection outlined in 88 four-color pages, features 25 villas on Cote d’Azur, 45 in Provence and 29 in St. Tropez.

“Vendome Guide to the South of France is designed to stimulate villa vacationing by showcasing the villas as well as highly detailed and descriptive Wimco-garnered and filtered destination information that our clients depend on,” says Janis Gordon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Before Wimco selects a villa for our collection, our staff visit each villa and explore surrounding regions for those choice dining and cultural attractions that guests will enjoy.

Weekly villa rental rates range in spring and fall from $1525 for a two bedroom villa in the Luberon to $48,600 per week for a 6 bedroom luxury villa in St. Jean Cap Ferrat.

The Vendôme Guide to the South of France is available through Wimco at $11 per copy. Wimco in the US can be reached by writing Wimco, PO Box 1461, Newport, RI 02840. By phone, please call toll free 1/800/932-3222; email; or log on to the website Wimco International is at 16 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HT. By phone, please call toll free in the UK 0800 838 318; email; or log on to the website

For 20 years Wimco has been the exclusive representative of Sibarth Villas in St. Barthelemy, an island famous for luxury rental villas and chic lifestyle. Wimco/Sibarth has established credentials as a licensed, FNAIM agency certified to conduct real estate rentals in France and is affiliated through Sibarth with Sotheby’s International. Wimco has over 1,000 luxury villas, distinctive hotels and resorts internationally in such select areas as, in addition to France, Italy’s Tuscany and Umbria regions, and on the Greek island of Mykonos. Wimco recently opened a London office, known as Wimco International, to serve the European market.

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