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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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  • Beaumes-de-Venise
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    Beaumes-de-Venise

    Beaumes-de-Venise

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    Ref: FPV055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This stunning stone villa with air conditioning enjoys superb views of the unusual, chiselled peaks of the...

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  • Jonquiéres
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    Jonquiéres

    Jonquiéres

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    5
    3
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    Ref: FPV002
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in enclosed grounds full of trees and bordered by a river, this 16th-century, detached, stone water mill has...

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  • Gordes, Vaucluse
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    Ref: T84621
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    With lovely open countryside, vineyards to one side, and 50m from a good country auberge, this impressive stone house...

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  • Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône
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    Maison de la Campagne

    Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône

    10
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    Ref: FPB290
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Alpilles, Camargue and Luberon will be the fabulous landscapes of your holiday with this beautiful holiday house!...

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  • Cairanne, Vaucluse
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    La Villa Splendide

    Cairanne, Vaucluse

    10
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    Ref: FPV480
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    This splendid holiday home has the luxury of a private swimming pool and panoramic views over the most famous vineyards...

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  • Nr. Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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    Le Mas du Grand Timon

    Nr. Forcalquier, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

    10
    3
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    Ref: F04116
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Exceptionally situated in the National Luberon Park, this spacious holiday property, located in a secluded position at...

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  • Saint-Thomé
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    Saint-Thomé

    Saint-Thomé

    10
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    Ref: FRA045
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This holiday home is situated on the slopes of the hilltop village of Saint-Thomé and offers a small,...

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  • Vaison-La-Romaine
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    Vaison-La-Romaine

    Vaison-La-Romaine

    10
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    2
    2
    Ref: FPV263
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This delightful house, with its outdoor swimming pool has views of the vineyards. It is located in the countryside...

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  • Crillon-le-Brave
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    Crillon-le-Brave

    Crillon-le-Brave

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    Ref: FPV426
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    In the wonderful and very attractive Vaucluse department, next to the majestic Mont Ventoux, this charming holiday...

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  • Saint-Thomé
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    Saint-Thomé

    Saint-Thomé

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    Ref: FRA088
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This holiday villa has a lovely swimming pool surrounded by large terraces and a barbecue suitable for outdoor dining....

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  • Vinsobres
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    Vinsobres

    Vinsobres

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    Ref: FPD183
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    South of the Drôme Provençale and at the foot of the lovely village of Vinsobres, set among cypress,...

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  • Saint-Rèmeze
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    Saint-Rèmeze

    Saint-Rèmeze

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    Ref: FRA064
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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio

    This beautiful stone built holiday cottage is situated 16km from the charming village of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc,...

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