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Provence

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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  • 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).

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  • Vaison La Romaine

    Vaison La Romaine

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W13331

    This treasure of a house in ‘Hauteville’, the oldest part of Vaison la Romaine, is in a maze of tiny streets and Gallo-Roman history abounds. The detached property is tucked away in the quietest corner of the village. It has its own private terrace affording fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Furnished in a simple but cosy fashion, all amenities are there including DVD player and broadband internet connection. This property is an excellent base from which to travel to various local sites. Vaison itself is steeped in history and in addition there is Mont Ventoux to visit with spectacular views. About 2 hours drive away you have the city of Avignon with its wealth of history and great shopping. Nearby is the town of L’Isle-sur-La-Sorgue, one of the most important antique centres of France, and La Fontaine de Vaucluse with its own intriguing legend and a geographical wonder it is also well worth the visit. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 500m, beach 200km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and basin, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, patio, outdoor furniture, on street parking 50m. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • 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.

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  • Akany Soa

    Lauris, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84231

    In a quiet residential area on the edge of Lauris, within walking distance of village shops, bakery and restaurants, this prettily decorated and well equipped first floor property has long reaching views from its two terraces over the plains of the Durance to the village of La Roque d’Antheron - internationally renowned for its piano festival - and over olive groves out to the Luberon. Adjoining, but not overlooked by, the discreet owner’s home, there are large, enclosed grassy grounds for children to play, with a swing, slide and table tennis table. Visit the local botanical garden, which specialises in tinctorial plants, or the horse riding centre nearby. To the south is bustling Marseille with its rich history and Mediterranean coastline, to the north is the Luberon Regional Park with the famous perched villages of Gordes and Ménerbes and an extensive network of foot and cycle paths to explore.

    External steps from parking to first floor terrace. Hallway to two double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Living/dining room with well-equipped corner kitchen and French windows to south facing dining terrace overlooking pool and garden

    • Shared grounds
    • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.1m to 2.4m) with Roman steps and pool house
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning (living room)
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Internet access
    • On site parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Small basketball court
    • Swing
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 7km W of Lourmarin (imposing castle, excellent restaurants, weekly market), 14km S of Bonnieux (pretty hilltop village, good galleries, shops and cafés), 30km NW of Aix-en-Provence (lively elegant city of rich historic interest).

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  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    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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  • Le Mazet

    Roussillon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84251

    Peacefully located on the outskirts of a picturesque and touristy village, this modern villa enjoys a private swimming pool and excellent views. The village of Roussillon stands on a beautiful site on the highest of hills between the Coulon Valley and the Vaucuse Plateau. The Luberon Region Nature Park and the Plateau de Vaucluse are true havens for nature lovers and walking enthusiasts. Visit some of the prettiest Provençal villages, including Gordes, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Village des Bouries, Goult, Isle-sur-la-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 beach of the Mediterranean begin around Marseille, the oldest of the great French cities at 85km.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, open fire and French window to terrace and garden. Two bedrooms; one queen size, one twin. Shower room/WC

    • Private, lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m, depth 1m to 1.6m) with alarm and Roman steps
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km from Roussillon (shops and restaurants), 48km E of Avignon, 60km N of Aix-en-Provence.

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  • Saint-Chamas

    Saint-Chamas

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPB243

    This delightful, semi-detached holiday villa is peacefully located between the charming villages of Saint-Chamas and Cornillon-Confoux. It enjoys a private, outdoor, salt water swimming pool (32m²) and a lovely shaded summer kitchen. The property has been tastefully furnished and well equipped, and enjoys air conditioning throughout. There are also some excellent day excursions nearby, including beautiful historical cities such as Salon-de-Provence, 15km, Aix-en-Provence, 40km, Arles, 40km, Marseille, 50km, and Avignon, 70km. Or maybe spend a day exploring the amazing Regional Nature Park of La Camargue. Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 25km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, 3 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to garden. Drops and water feature in garden.

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  • Le Jas

    Rustrel, nr. Apt, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F84311

    In truly delightful settings enjoying a private enclosed garden and swimming pool, this detached holiday villa is peacefully located in the heart of the Rustrel, known as the ‘Little Colorado of Provence’ with its red rock formations. Perfect for those seeking calm and serenity in any season, in a quiet residential area at the heart of the village with a bakery, restaurant and two cafés within a 300-metre walk, it is also a paradise for hikers and ramblers. If the order of the day is not lying beside the pool enjoying a barbecue with local produce, excursions to see the best Provence has to offer are nearby. Explore the Luberon National Park, made famous by Peter Mayle, with hilltop villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Maubec and Bonnieux. Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known as ‘Little Venice’, is where you can sample Provençal cuisine in one of the gourmet riverside restaurants, and is also famous for its antique fairs and over 400 shops. Visit Aix-en-Provence, 65km, with its July Music Festival, or the Papal city of Avignon, 64km, with its July Theatre Festival. St-Rémy-de-Provence has a Wednesday market.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fire and French doors to garden. Kitchen. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC. Tiled floors throughout

    • Enclosed lawned garden with three steps
    • Terraces
    • Private swimming pool (5.1m x 2.3m, depth 1.3m)
    • Electric central heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Villar (golf), 19km from Roussillon (hilltop village), 40km from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

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  • L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

    L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FPV400

    This lovely bright holiday villa is located on the edge of the Luberon, in a peaceful location, and has a swimming pool (32m², open May to Oct), and a charming private garden, the owner lives on site. Only 200m from one of the prettiest parts of the Vaucluse, Le Partage-des-Eaux, a perfect spot for enjoying al fresco meals by the clear waters. There is so much to see, with Fontaine-de-Vaucluse where the Sorgue begins its course, and the stunning golf course of the Château de Saumen-de-Vaucluse worth a visit. Shop and restaurant 300m.

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

    Gas central heating at cost, woodburner in lounge, 2 colour TVs (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step into shower. Step from terrace. Step to pool area.

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  • 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, tumble dryer, 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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  • La Bergerie

    Cucuron, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: F84212

    This charming stone holiday house awaits you for an enchanting vacation in the heart of the beautiful Provence region, south of the Luberon and its natural park, just outside the picturesque village of Cucuron. Enjoy the private pool and wide beaches secluded on a green wooded park, dotted with flower beds. Inside, the bright walls contrast with the polished tiles and antique furniture. The mosaics, noble dishes and the standard equipment are a real pleasure. All the rooms have south-facing windows and the bedrooms are located at either end of the farmhouse with their own en-suite bathrooms. Discover the banks of the Etang de la Bonde, ideal for swimming, or the stunning natural sites such as the sublime Gorges du Verdon refreshed by the turquoise river water and Esparron lake, perfect for water activities. Do not miss visiting the beautiful villages of Ansouis and Lourmarin, or the animal park in La Barben. For lovers of history and art, the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence is a must to see, as well as the walled city of Manosque.

    Open plan living room with French windows and double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen area with Godin range. Utility room. Twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together) with en-suite shower room/WC. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Bedrooms have French windows to poolside terrace. Exposed beams and stone throughout

    • Large enclosed private garden with pergola-covered terraces
    • Private swimming pool, Roman steps (3.5m x 8.5m, depth 1.6m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • Parking
    • Garden and poolside furniture
    • Electric barbecue.

    Location: 5km E of Lourmarin (Provençal village, castle, cafés, restaurants), 13km S of Bonnieux (hilltop village with stunning views, galleries), 20km S of Apt (walled old town, Saturday market), 30km NE of Baux-en-Provence (elegant city centre, famous festivals and exhibitions).

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  • Maison des Jardins

    De La Rosa, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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