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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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  • Le Tilleul du Bois de la Poussel

    Saignon, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84344

    This detached, stone holiday cottage faces a stunning and unspoiled landscape and is situated in the heart of the wild Luberon National Park. Only 5km from Apt, and in between Lourmarin and Bonnieux, this authentic cottage is ideal for people seeking calm and tranquillity. Perfect for visiting hilltop villages such as Roussillon and Lacoste. Visit the city of Aix-en-Provence or explore the river banks of the Rhône, crossing at Avignon, renowned for its bridge and medieval Papal Palace. Lourmarin is an excellent village to taste Provençal cuisine, with restaurants, cafés and painting exhibitions each season.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and walk-in shower. WC. First floor: Super kingsize bedroom. Most rooms with beams

    • Garden with outdoor kitchen
    • Terrace
    • 1½-acre natural grounds
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: 5km from Apt (shops, restaurants and Saturday market), 12km from Bonnieux, 16km from Roussillon, 20km from Lacoste and Lourmarin, 24km from Gordes, 55km from Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, 65km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

  • Les Oliviers

    Villedieu, Vaucluse

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: F84218

    The impressive panoramic views from this bright holiday cottage over the peaceful plains to the Dentelles-de-Montmirail hills, all overlooked by the majestic Mont Ventoux, would be hard to fault. Adjoining, but not overlooked by the discreet owner’s property, this property has its own shady dining terrace, beneath the mature olive trees, with colourfully-cushioned, forged-iron day beds. The well-maintained garden edges the pool with its south-facing terraces. It’s a short walk to the village centre with fresh bread, groceries, cafés and restaurants. Visit the local wine routes with some of France’s biggest names grown here, historic Avignon, the Pont-du-Gard and the Lubéron, all around an hour away.

    Entrance from garden into living/dining room with corner kitchen, double bed and French windows to balcony. Shower room/WC

    • Shared grounds
    • Enclosed garden
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Flatscreen satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 6km NW of Vaison-la-Romaine (castle, summer festivals, shop), 38km N of Carpentras (museum, flower market).

  • Avignon

    Avignon

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    Ref: W14186

    This delightful ground floor holiday apartment is peacefully located, yet only 400m from the fortified historical centre of Avignon. Its swimming pool (32m²) is shared with only the discreet owners. Avignon, stretching in all its beauty along the banks of the River Rhone, with its famous July arts festival is a superb base for discovering some of the jewels Provence is famous for. Discover and explore Nîmes, Uzès, the Pont du Gard, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, the Luberon Mountain Range, Lourmarin, Marseille, La Camargue or some of the lovely resorts along the Mediterranean coastline. Shop 400m, café/bar and restaurant 100m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom (separated from lounge by panel screen only).

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

  • Les Farinettes

    Ménerbes, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84239

    Situated just beneath the fascinating medieval village of Ménerbes (but with quick, direct access to the village centre), Les Farinettes offers bright, comfortable holiday accommodation in a tastefully renovated barn. Access to the property via steps up from the pavement take you directly to your private sun terrace and patio. From here and from within ‘Les Farinettes’ you can enjoy stunning views over the Luberon Hills. Ménerbes is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nearby are the beautiful villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux, and Gordes. This property is an ideal spot to relax in whilst still enjoying all that Provence has to offer.

    Ground floor: Steps to entrance. Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor, patio doors to terrace. Double bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC

    • Shared lawned garden with drops
    • Three private terraces
    • Shared swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 1.6m), Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • Open fire
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • Garage and separate parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 200m from restaurants, grocers, bakery and bar, 15km E of Cavaillon (Roman remains, theatre, restaurants), 20km W of Apt (all facilities, Saturday market, pedestrianised old quarter), 30km E of Avignon (summer festival, Papal Palace).

  • Rognonas

    Rognonas

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    Ref: FPB228

    Located on the outskirts of Avignon, this property, with its own private terrace, is ideal for a great holiday under the Provençal sun. The owners coveniently live close by. Apart from the centre of Rognonas, which can be reached on foot, you should also visit Avignon and Nîmes. A trip to the Camargue, with its magnificent natural landscapes and beautiful beaches is a must. Many opportunities for hiking await, while golf enthusiasts have access to a golf course within 20 minutes. Shop 200m, restaurant 400m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom.

    Washing machine, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Low ceilings in some rooms.

  • La Bastide

    Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84177

    This ’maison de gardien’ is a five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, a pretty riverside village famous for its fountain. It shares a walled courtyard and garden with the caretaker, and has a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. There is also an interesting, small spring fed pool in the pretty dining room. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, it is equipped to a very good standard. The popular market town of Cavaillon is 15km away and a twenty minute drive through fine wine country brings you to Carpentras.

    Electric gates into courtyard and garden. Well-equipped dining kitchen. Dining room with small spring fed pool and patio doors out to the garden. Open-sided stairs from kitchen to landing area leading to living room/bedroom with double bed and comfortable seating. Shower room/WC

    • Pebbled courtyard and garden
    • Small private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.5m to 2.2m)
    • Small pool, fed by spring
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking for one car
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: No children.

    Location: 5km E of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (riverside driving, famous antique market, canoeing), 10km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village in honey coloured stone), 20km W of Roussillon (famed for its ochre coloured rocks and pigment museum), 20km E of Avignon (Papal Palace, River Rhône, summer festival).

  • Glandage

    Glandage

    Grade
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    Ref: FPD155

    This huge, semi-detached property is on the heights of a village in the pretty region of the ’Drôme des Collines’, in the Vercors Regional Park, popular for its hiking trails and mountain bike trails. It is simple yet functional, and a retired couple live at the other end of the house. Enjoy a truly peaceful holiday, and admire the panoramic views from the raised wooden terrace. Another small covered terrace is equipped with garden furniture and a barbecue. Situated in the Baronnies, visit the admirable ’Aiguilles-de-Borne’, the sites of the Saut-de-la-Drôme, the Rio Sourd (ideal for canyoning), the Jocou Mountain and the Gorges du Gats. The lovely botanic village of Châtillon-en-Diois is 13km away. You will also discover Die, 17km, famous for its Clairette and other products such as picodons cheese, nuts or honey. Shop and restaurant 13km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. NB: Ramp to entrance.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, grounds, 2 terraces, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

  • Mazan

    Mazan

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    Ref: W14986

    Tucked away just 2km from the village centre of Mazan, this restored 16th-century barn is full of history. Situated near Pernes-les-Fontaines and nestled among vineyards, the holiday property has a stunning view over Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Explore picturesque, lively weekly markets, taste wine on the Route des Vins, laze on golden sandy beaches or visit a gourmet riverside restaurant at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (30km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and basin.

    Electric heating, air conditioning, cot, highchair, colour digital TV, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, terrace, grounds, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No children. Friday to Friday changeover day.

  • La Cachette

    Bonnieux, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84159

    La Cachette is a charming apartment in an old town house in the heart of this beautiful village. The large panoramic roof terrace has one of the most famous views of this area, overlooking terracotta rooftops, the church tower and the Luberon Valley. The apartment has a chic, uncluttered style with a modern corner kitchen and a living/dining room with sliding patio doors which open onto the furnished terrace. Shop for warm bread and croissants for breakfasts, stroll out to bars and restaurants or take the car and explore some of the beautiful Luberon villages right on your doorstep.

    Shared, street-level entrance. Two flights of stairs to second floor apartment. Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area, patio doors to roof terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with short bath

    • Roof terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • Street parking.

    Location: In the Luberon National Park, (vineyards, forests, ruined castles, Roman remains), 12km SW of Apt (Saturday market), 28km NE of Aix-en-Provence, 35km E of Avignon.

  • Bollene

    Bollene

    Grade
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    Ref: FPV092

    This detached holiday property is very pretty and stands in the owner’s grounds. It benefits from a terrace, a private garden, direct access to the shared swimming pool and the owners grounds which consist of lovely gardens and shady woodland areas. The house is close to the ancient town of Bollene, with a ’brocante’ or flea market. Activities nearby include swimming, surfing, tennis, fishing and there is a golf course just 12km away. Closeby are the villages of Laplaud, Lamotte-du-Rhône and also Montdragon. Further afield you can drive easily to the lively historic city of Avignon (45km) with its imposing Papal Palace or only 25km south is the beautiful town of Orange which has a homely village atmosphere but also many fascinating remains of Roman architecture and civilisation. Shop/restaurant 1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom.

    Heater, colour TV, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets.

  • Bourg-Saint-Andéol

    Bourg-Saint-Andéol

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    Ref: FRA042

    This independent ground floor apartment, located in the left wing of the owners’ property, opens onto a large, closed and romantic courtyard. It has two charming terraces with barbecue and shared outdoor swimming pool (25m², open mid May- mid Oct). The interior is spacious and bright with arched ceilings. Centrally located, Bourg-Saint-Andéol has three departments: the Vaucluse with the Côtes du Rhône wine road, Drôme that enjoys great prestige for its food, mountain villages and local products, and the Gard, famous for its mountain streams, Cascades du Sautadet and the magnificent Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. As well as the historic town of Pont-Saint-Esprit, 15km, the apartment is located very close to the magnificent gorges of Ardeche with the gorgeous Pont d’Arc and its many caves. Shop and restaurant 200m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, twin beds in lounge.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, shared barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: 4 steps to pool terrace.

  • Le Grangeon du Trignolet

    Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse

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    Ref: F84167

    Enjoying lovely views over the countryside to Mount Ventoux in the distance, this converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu. It adjoins the home of the discreet owners, sharing the very pretty gardens and swimming pool (open 10:00 -12:00 & 16:00 -18:00). The delightful interior offers a simple kitchen and Provençal furnishings, and the bedroom has an exposed stone wall and attractive en-suite shower room. A dining terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to relax. Nearby Vaison-la-Romaine boasts a Tuesday morning farmers’ market offering local produce, and the region is renowned for its wines. Visit Mont Ventoux spectacular views over lavender fields and vines.

    Entrance from dining terrace to living room and corner kitchen. Six open steps to living area with two single sofa beds. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double basin. Separate WC

    • Garden
    • Shared pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Electric heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD/radio
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking on site for two cars
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Villedieu (bakers, bar, restaurant, shops, tennis), 6km N of Vaison-la-Romaine (Roman remains, château, Tuesday morning market), 30km NE of Orange (attractive towns, larger shops), 25km N of Beaumes-de-Venise (famous for its dessert wine).

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