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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
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    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).

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  • Bonnieux

    Bonnieux

    Grade
    3
    3
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    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.

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  • La Beaume

    La Beaume

    Grade
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    Ref: FRA076

    This characterful single storey holiday cottage is beautifully placed in the region of Ardeche. Its French windows and attractive exterior are matched with its comfortable furnishings and thoughtful décor, you will certainly feel at home on your memorable holiday. The property is engulfed by a landscaped garden which has an array of trees and plants to admire, all of which is for guests to enjoy! This tranquil spot is perfect to relax or enjoy a barbecue on the open terrace, whilst you observe the beautiful panoramic views. Only 4km from Ruoms where you can visit its museums and restaurants. Shopping and restaurants 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, landscaped garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Carpentras

    Carpentras

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FPV307

    Just 3km from Carpentras, a town of art and history, on a vineyard between the Rhône and the Durance, these private apartments offer charming holiday accommodation. Property FPV307 is set on the ground floor, and property ref FPV308 is on the first floor, each with a terrace and a small, private, enclosed and wooded garden. They can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. A third apartment is occupied throughout the year by the owners’ daughter. There are many restaurants to choose from in Carpentras, and there are many things to see in the area especially the market. The town itself is an architectural town with a gothic cathedral St. Siffrein, there are beautiful sites to see from the synagogue, the Palace of Justice and the Roman arch. For day trips, visit Orange, 25km, Avignon, 27km, or, a little further afield, Montélimar, 78km. Shop 5km, restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Monteux

    Monteux

    Grade
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    Ref: FPV097

    This elegant apartment benefits from a flowery lawned area, a boules playing pitch and a shady terrace perfect for dining al fresco. Just a short drive is the village of Monteux which is entered via a historic gate leading to its ancient streets. The village has a weekly famers market selling fresh local produce and a festival every August which ends with a superb firework display. Activities in the region include rambling, tennis, fishing (10km) and mountain biking, and in the summer there are many festivals to enjoy in the surrounding Provençal villages. A little further afield you can visit the towns of Carpentras, Orange or the historic city of Avignon renowned for the famous Papal Palace. There is a nearby golf course, a lake (6km) and the town of L’Isle sur Sorgue (12km). Shops 2.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, colour TV, wi-fi, freezer, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Barroux

    Le Barroux

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FPV393

    This light and airy apartment has a balcony with a superb view over one of the most beautiful castles in the region, built in the 12th century and then rebuilt in the 16th century. Located in the lovely hilltop village of Le Barroux, overlooking the famous vineyards of the Pays-de-Ventoux. This sleepy, little village is unspoilt by tourist attractions. Explore the narrow streets winding between old buildings, turn a corner and come across one of the many little hidden squares with its fountain. There is a stream running through a deep valley on the eastern edge of the village, just below the castle. Shop 100m and restaurant 50m.

    All on one level. Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, internet connection, microwave, on street parking. One pet welcome. NB: 23 steps to entrance.

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  • Maison des Jardins

    De La Rosa, Vaucluse

    Grade
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    Ref: F84233

    Sitting amongst the pink and white blossoms of oleander, hearing only the sound of the birds, the cigalles and the lapping of the pool, it is hard to believe you are within easy walking distance of all the riverside restaurants, cafés, antique shops, the famous market and all the shops in the centre of this attractive town. This modern villa stands in high walled, enclosed gardens in a quiet residential area. The stylish interiors are light, decorated in modern, provençal style with lovely pieces of local furniture. All rooms have French windows leading to the pretty gardens and pool, where there is a poolside dining terrace and loungers. There is much to see in the town itself, criss-crossed by the sparkling river Sorgue and dotted with waterwheels. Try kayaking, fishing or simply watch the ducks float by from a café terrace. The surrounding area of Luberon Regional Park should not be missed.

    Entrance into living/dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to terrace, garden and pool. Queen-size bedroom. Bathroom. Separate WC. Double bedroom accessed from exterior terrace

    • Enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 1.5m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Two TVs (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • No children under 10 years.

    Location: 16km E of Avignon (famous summer festival, Papal Palace and walled city), 16km W of Gordes (stunning hilltop village with sweeping views over the plain of the Luberon), 20km NE of St. Rémy-de-Provence (wonderful Roman remains, beautiful church, museum, lively weekly market).

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  • La Roque-Alric

    La Roque-Alric, Vaucluse

    Grade
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    Ref: T84169

    La Roque-Alric is a picturesque village where the houses, in particular the church, seem embedded into the cliff face. Just a few minutes away is Beaumes-de-Venise with good basic shops and its famous Muscat, the fine sweet wine. This little house is set at the foot of the village, with a nice front terrace and to one side, views up to the ’roque’ itself and across the valleys to the limestone ridges of the ’Dentelles de Montmirail’. The interior is surprisingly spacious with tiled floors throughout and good quality fittings. There is a jacuzzi-bath outside on the rear terrace, wonderful for relaxing in!

    All on ground floor: Split-level living/dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to terrace. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with corner bath, separate massage shower and double basins (no WC). Separate WC

    • Terrace
    • Glassed Jacuzzi
    • Electric heating
    • Air-conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Garage
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km S of Suzette (café/snack bar), 7km NE of Beaumes-de-Venise (simple shopping, restaurants), 16km N of Carpentras (all facilities), 16km S of Vaison-la-Romaine (all facilities), 40km NE of Avignon (all facilities).

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  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FLG289

    This semi-detached holiday house is near Bagnols-sur-Cèze, between the valleys of the Rhône and the Cèze. The house offers a small enclosed garden, a large east facing terrace with a BBQ and a covered patio. It is amongst many authentic villages such as Saint-Victor-la-Coste or Sabran. Discover the picturesque village of La Roque-sur-Cèze located on a rocky peak, the natural waterfalls of Le Sautadet, the village of Goudargues, nicknamed the” Venice of the Gard”, the medieval town of Uzès with a rich historical heritage and the magnificent Pont du Gard and the high gorges of Ardèche. Enjoy olive groves and fruit trees along with the famous vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Access to the accommodation is via a narrow street. Shop 1.5km, restaurant 2.5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep hill to property. External steps and drops in garden.

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  • Vinezac

    Vinezac

    Grade
    4
    3
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    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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  • Carpentras

    Carpentras

    Grade
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    Ref: W13774

    Situated on the outskirts of historical town of Carpentras, close to the majestic Mont Ventoux, this detached villa with its private swimming pool offers peace and tranquillity for a relaxing holiday. It is a good base for touring the region as well as cycling or rambling up to the spectacular Mont Ventoux. There is also the bustling Friday market in Carpentras to visit or the town of Vaison la Romaine full of Gallo Roman history. The town of Avignon is only 40 km away, which has a famous theatre festival in July as well as the impressive Papal Palace. Why not sample the Côte du Rhone wines such as the Château Neuf de Pape or visit Isle sur la Sorgue 15 km where you can dine out in one of the many riverside restaurants offering local Provencal delicacies. From the summit of Mont Ventoux, you can enjoy superb views of the whole region, something that should not be missed. Shop, cafe/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower, toilet, 2 basins and bidet, separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, DVD player, cassette/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Owner lives next door.

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  • Noves

    Noves

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FPB143

    Located close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this semi-detached house has an enclosed garden (100m² of which is private), and its own terrace. The property is located close to a main road so gives easy access to the surrounding area. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a busy, active village, with a good selection of restaurants, circled by the remains of a 14th century wall. Among the shops in the old village are those selling regional pottery, including some beautiful sunflower plates no doubt influenced by Van Gogh, who painted Starry Night here, and where Nostradamus was born. Located on the plains at the northern edge of the Alpilles, 20km south of Avignon. Shop and restaurant 800m.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance.

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