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Arguably one of the most recognised and most irresistible regions in France, Provence has a wonderful and diverse range of the most beautiful landscapes; from Mediterranean coastline and delta plains to deep gorges, gentle rolling countryside and the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. A host of rich cultural experiences and fascinating ancient places also await you here and if you’re looking for self-catering accommodation in Provence we have a wide and extensive collection of villas in Provence for you to choose from.

The area became the first Roman province beyond the Alps and despite being part of France for more than 500 years, the region retains a distinct linguistic and cultural identity.

Inland Provence still remains a natural and unspoilt place where visitors retreat to for the laid-back lifestyle. Famous for its pretty towns and villages, brilliant sunshine, wine, food, and colourful countryside, the region is perfect for walking and cycling and delightful tours by car along the relatively quiet country roads.

Mercantour National Park to the east has numerous walking trails, and the exceptional Gorges du Verdon, with its beautiful turquoise waters, is great for hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. Fishing, kayaking and rowing are available on the beautiful Lac de Saint Cassien, located just outside Montauroux. The Camargue just to the west is one of the largest wetlands and river deltas in Europe, great for birdwatching.

Stretching along the Rhone Valley places of interest include Avignon, Capital of the Catholic Church during medieval times; see the medieval walls that encircle the old city centre by the Rhone river. The small town of Orange has a spectacular Roman theatre which dominates the medieval town centre and is thought to be the world’s best preserved Roman theatre, and finally Arles which is one of France’s oldest and most lovely cities and the place where van Gough spent much of his young life painting.

It would be remiss not to mention Aix-en-Provence, packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, a pretty square with fountain and a backdrop of medieval architecture. Every week the town centre hosts some the best markets in Provence. In fact most villages and towns have a weekly market were you can purchase local produce, including olives, sausage, cheeses and breads.

On the coast Marseille, France’s second largest city, is a bustling vibrant port city that keeps a balance between the modern and the traditional. It’s alive with multicultural diversity and has characteristic steeply sloping streets, ochre coloured buildings and plenty of artisan shops.

For a wonderful selection of self catering accommodation in this most beautiful region see our cottages in Provence.

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  • Les Jardins de Magali

    Lauris, Vaucluse

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84261

    Nestling at the foot of the cliffs in the picturesque village of Lauris, this semi-detached holiday home has a swimming pool set into the cliffside - using water sourced from its own private spring dating from Gallo-Roman times (seen through the partially glazed bedroom floor). Lourmarin (3km) has gourmet restaurants and a beautiful château where art exhibitions are held. La Roque d’Antheron (5km) hosts a piano festival (July), and for sports enthusiasts, there is an 18-hole golf course at Pont Royal (9km), cycling and canoeing. Enjoy strolling through Aix-en-Provence, with its rich architecture and celebrated Cour Mirabeau (with terrace cafés and restaurants). Les Alpilles Mountains await discovery, as well as Les Baux-de-Provence with its olive groves lost to view descending towards St-Rémy-de-Provence. Further north is the Luberon Regional Park with its wild thyme and lavender, and many villages such as Gordes, Bonnieux, Ménerbes and Roussillon perched on hilltops of red and ochre.

    Twenty steps to entrance. Beamed living/dining room with sofa bed, French windows to balcony, and kitchen corner. King-size bedroom (can be twin). Single bedroom. Shower room. Separate WC

    • Shared enclosed courtyard with fountain
    • Five steps to private swimming pool (5m x 5m, depth 0.4m - 1.8m) with alarm
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV/DVD
    • Hi-fi
    • Internet
    • T/cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Two bicycles
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Unsuitable for the infirm and children under 10 (except babies under 12 mths).

    Location: Shops, bar/restaurant 500m, 3km from Lourmarin (restaurant), 15km from Pertuis, 70km from Carry-le-Rouet (beach).

  • Bonnieux

    Bonnieux

    Grade
    3
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W13764

    This cottage in the picturesque hilltop village of Bonnieux, set on one of the most beautiful streets and built in stone dating back to the 12th century overlooking the Luberon valley, provides an ideal base for visiting various local attractions. The regional park of Luberon represents a paradise for ramblers and offers plenty of paths for walking and hiking. In nearby Apt there is a large Saturday market to explore. Quaint little alleys, with vaulted passage ways, arcades of houses and lined with shops, restaurants and cafes give one a real feeling of Provence. After a short drive there is the historical Papal city of Avignon with its famous bridge, Le Pont d’Avignon. One can appreciate its theatre festival in July. The Colorado Provençal at Roussillon attracts many visitors to see ochre coloured rocks as well as the Fontaine du Vaucluse which is a sight to behold also having its own intriguing legend regarding its source. There are also local farmers’ markets throughout the year including the one in the evening in Velleron. After an interesting day out, your cottage will be a cosy place to come back and reflect on your days adventures. Shop, cafe/bar and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, summer room, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Annexe: 1 single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, washing machine, dishwasher, terrace, barbecue. One pet welcome. NB: External stairs to entrance have no handrail.

  • Cami Pitchou

    Saignon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: T84717

    Saignon is a gorgeous perched village with views over Apt below. The property, accessed via a 200m country track, is set in quiet countryside just a couple of minutes from Saignon and lively Apt town (3 km). The 180 degree views from this charming little property reach far across to the Monts de Vaucluse, Northern Luberon Hills and much more. Locally, there are well marked trails, or visit by car Aix-en-Provence and all the pretty Lubéron villages. The apartment adjoins the owners’ farmhouse, a discreet young couple, who have their own private entrance to their property. The interior of the apartment is neat and compact with original features such as Provençal ceilings and exposed stone walls. The pool adjoins a large poolhouse barn conversion.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Step to double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Shared grounds with significant drops
    • Private patio
    • Shared swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1.3m - 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking

    Location: 2km N of Saignon (baker/grocer, restaurant), 3km SE of Apt (all facilities, big Saturday market), 45km E of Avignon (all facilities), 50km N of Aix-en-Provence (all facilities).

  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV287

    Close to Avignon, famous for its palais, ramparts, theatre festival and charming streets, this delightful holiday apartment overlooks a lovely shared swimming pool (36m², open mid-May to mid-Oct). The discreet owner lives on-site. Downstairs you will find a small bar and all the refreshments you need after a long day exploring this beautiful area. Shop 250m and restaurant 200m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Gas central heating, cot, highchair, colour cable TV, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared garden furniture, shared barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance. Sloping ceilings throughout.

  • Maison Rognac

    Rognac, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPB223

    This holiday property is located in Rognac, just 28km from the famous city of Marseille. This city has many attractions to suit any age, including around 400 hectares of public parks and gardens throughout the city, around 21 museums to discover and many activities and watersports available on the patrolled beaches. Aix-en-Provence is also close by, full of history and culture, with many fountains, museums and monuments to explore. Aix-en-Provence also has many châteaux, with vast gardens to explore.

    Living room with French doors to terrace/dining room/kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC with double basin. Separate WC

    • Large garden
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor swimming pool (36m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Three TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Internet access
    • Children’s slide
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • NB: Steps to pool area.

    Location: 100m from restaurant, 2.5km from shops, 28km form Marseille (shops, cafés, restaurants, beaches, markets, airport), 30km from Aix-en-Provence (historic city centre, museums, galleries, shops, cafés, restaurants).

  • Teyssières

    Teyssières

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPD094

    In a magnificent setting, this pretty house has private grounds bordered by pine trees and offers panoramic views and a spacious interior. Guests also have use of a shared outdoor swimming pool (50m², open mid-May to mid-September) at a hotel 500m from the property.

    Places to visit include Nyons, 24km, with its botanical garden, Valréas, 26km, an ancient walled town, or Montelimar, 40km, known for its production of nougat.

    Further afield is Crest, 44km, which is home to the Tour de Crest, one of the highest medieval keeps in France and which offers panoramic views. For more active guests, there is a tennis court 6km away and a golf course 36km from the holiday property.

    Shop 6km, restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to entrance. Drop from terrace.

  • La Petite Mutte

    Roussillon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84249

    Peacefully located on the outskirts of a picturesque and touristy village, this modern villa has been well equipped and tastefully furnished, it also enjoys a private pool and excellent views. The village of Roussillon stands on a beautiful site on the highest of the hills between the Coulon Valley and the Vaucluse Plateau. The Luberon Regional Nature Park and the Plateau de Vaucluse are true havens for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. Visit some of the prettiest Provençal villages including Sorgue and Lourmarin. Explore the historical towns of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. Or take a day excursion to discover the stunning Sainte Croix lake and the Grand Canyon Gorges. The beaches of the Mediterranean begin around Marseille, the oldest of the great French cities at 85km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to terrace. First floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room/WC

    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (6.6m x 3.2m, depth 1.2m) with Roman steps, open May-Sept
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • Cot and h/chair (on request)
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Roussillon (shops and restaurants), 6km E of Gordes, 15km W of Apt, 48km E of Avignon, 60km N of Aix-en-Provence, 85km N of Marseille.

  • Le Clos de Rosa

    Crillon-le-Brave, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F84341

    Peacefully nestled on the edge of the picturesque village of Crillon-le-Brave, this delightful, single-storey, tastefully decorated property benefits from a private salt-water swimming pool set within the owners garden. The well-equipped interiors, and air-conditioning throughout, complement the spacious open-plan living/dining room with large French windows opening to a shady east terrace, garden and grounds (shared with the discreet owners who live in the adjoining property). Situated in Mont Ventoux country, this lovely holiday property is ideal for a couple or two in all seasons and represents a well-situated touring base from which to discover the beautiful, authentic and well-preserved villages. An 18-hole golf course is to the south at Saumane-de-Vaucluse, 26km, near the charming riverside town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 30km. Vaison-la-Romaine is within 15 minutes’ drive, where visitors can admire the Roman ruins.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors to terrace. Utility. Kingsize bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC with walk-in shower and double basin

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private salt-water swimming pool (32m²), open mid-May to mid-Oct
    • Electric central heating
    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from Bédoin (all facilities, supermarket, tennis), 13km from Carpentras (Friday market), 30km from Gordes (hill top village), 35km from Avignon (historical city with Papal Palace).

  • Mas Mirasol

    Apt, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F84147

    In a quiet location set in mature, lawned gardens of oleander, roses and a shady mulberry tree. The detached property is well-furnished in typical French style and the living room has a fireplace and French windows onto a terrace. The friendly owner occupies self-contained accommodation at the rear of the property. Midway between the lively town of Apt and the village of Gargas, the property is well placed for exploring the beautiful countryside. The nearby village of Roussillon is an amazing sight - set on an ochre hill. The area abounds with picturesque villages and rolling countryside of vineyards, sunflowers and lavender fields.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room, French windows to terrace, pool and garden. Kitchen. Two twin bedrooms, each with French windows. Bathroom with over-bath shower, (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed gardens
    • Swimming pool (23m², depth 1.1m), open mid May-mid Oct
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Colour satellite TV
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from shop and restaurant, 3km from Apt (all facilities, pleasure lake, Saturday market), 7km E of Roussillon (bars, restaurants), 18km from Ménerbes/Gordes (famous perched villages, breathtaking views).

  • Violes, nr. Orange

    Violes, nr. Orange

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W12020

    This attractively furnished typical Provencal style detached villa is surrounded by a pretty mature garden and provides an ideal base for visiting the region. Situated at only 330 yards (300m) from the small village of Violes, the property is close to all shops and amenities. There are wonderful excursions to be enjoyed including the Dentelles de Montmirail, marvellous for ramblers and climbers, with its numerous perched villages and Gigondas, noted for its famous wine. Visit the Roman market town of Vaison-la-Romaine with its interesting Roman antiques and Orange with its open air Roman theatre. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 330 yards (300m).

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with shower over bath, bidet, toilet and 2 basins, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite shower and basin, 1 double, 2 folding beds in lounge.

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Maximum 4 people.

  • Monteux

    Monteux

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV089

    This attractive apartment is situated in a peaceful spot and tastefully decorated. It also has a private terrace and garden area. It is a good base for visiting the Isle-sur-Sorgue and the towns of Orange and Avignon.

    25km away is Rocher des Doms, here you can walk around and enjoy brilliant views of Avignon. A visit to the medieval ramparts is a must, along with the cathedral and the weekly markets, Orange (33km) with its Roman theatre and its triumphed Arch of Orange.

    There are lots of little villages that are also close by to explore and after a long day out you can always relax on the terrace with nice glass of wine.

    Shop 2.5km and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, terraces, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry no pets.

  • Vinezac

    Vinezac

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FRA094

    This charming holiday home is located just outside the small village of Vinezac, 10km south of Aubenas and 50km south west of Valencia. Enjoy a 2000m² garden full of olive trees and a beautiful outdoor private swimming pool (25m², open May-Sep). All water activities are available on the Ardèche River (5km). From here you can fish in the river or take a canoe down the Ardèche canyon. In the surroundings are beautiful excursions and walks with magnificent views of the river valley. Be sure to visit Montélimar, the nougat town. For nature lovers, the house is perfectly situated in a beautiful natural setting which invites relaxation. Shop and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with bath, toilet and basin, separate toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to bath. Open-tread stairs. Steps within grounds.

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