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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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  • Noves

    Noves

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    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.

  • Saint-Didier

    Saint-Didier

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPV386

    This air conditioned holiday apartment, situated within the owner’s grounds, has a lovely covered terrace, perfect for relaxing in the sun or enjoying an al fresco meal. Vineyards, olive groves and orchards line the landscape, which is studded with beautiful villages overlooking the Grand Cru vineyards. Nearby towns to visit include Pernes-les-Fontaines 5km, Carptentras 8km or Fontaine-de-Vaucluse 14.5km. Spend the day at Avignon 35km, which is known as the ’City of the Popes’ and has attractions such as a Romanesque cathedral, the Palais des Papes and museums. Shop and restaurant 1km.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

  • Carpentras

    Carpentras

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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.

  • Maison Carro

    Carro, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: FPB265

    This charming, terraced holiday property is just a few steps from the sandy beach and rocky coast of Carro, a picturesque seaside resort. Ideally situated to enjoy the sea and all water activities, including swimming, snorkeling and fishing. The Blue Coast has beautiful rocks and coves, and in summer, you can enjoy the restaurants and shops. The property is carefully decorated, very spacious and offers air conditioning and two terraces, one with sea view. The region has much to offer, including the beautiful town of Martigues on the Etang-de-Berre, or spend the day visiting the historic cities of Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Salon-de-Provence. Or explore the beautiful regional park of the Camargue with its flamingos, white horses and fighting bulls.

    Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar, French doors to terrace and tiled floor. Two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Two terraces, one with sea view
    • Electric heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Two cable TVs (French channels only)
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • On street parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 200m from shops and restaurant, 300m from sandy beach, 5km from Sausset-les-Pins (shops and restaurants), 40km from Marseille (harbour, shops and restaurants).

  • Le Barroux

    Le Barroux

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    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.

  • St. Barthélemy-de-Vals

    St. Barthélemy-de-Vals

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPD164

    This charming holiday property is quietly nestled in the hills outside of St. Barthélemy-de-Vals on the border of the Ardèche and Drôme, 30km north of Valencia. The garden has a large amount of mature trees offering a picture perfect view over the hilly landscape. The open plan accommodation is light and airy with doors to the garden and there is a useful laundry room with additional shower. The area is ideal for walks and bike rides along olive groves and lavender fields. It is an ideal home for a relaxing break in the sunny region of Provence. Shop and restaurant 2km.

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

    Electric heating, washing machine, dishwasher, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue. One dog welcome. NB: 2 steps to terrace.

  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Bagnols-sur-Cèze

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    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.

  • Carpentras

    Carpentras

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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.

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPB152

    This pretty, air-conditioned holiday property, set within the grounds of the owners’ home, boasts a large terrace, perfect for dining al fresco. The furnishings are stylish and comfortable and the property enjoys an outdoor swimming pool (40m²), a section of which is located in front of the discreet owners’ property. Situated just 3km from St-Rémy-de-Provence, it provides the ideal base for a family wanting to explore this wonderful area. Guests will enjoy visiting the St. Paul de Mausolee, the Moulin du Calanquet olive farm and the Château Romanin to name but a few attractions in the vicinity. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 70km.

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

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step from terrace to lawn.

  • Mazan

    Mazan

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FPV293

    This air conditioned holiday apartment with a shared outdoor swimming pool (24m²) and outdoor shower, enjoys a great location in a small village surrounded by orchards and vineyards, right in the middle of Vaucluse and at the foot of Mont Ventoux. The owner lives on the ground floor for your convenience. Taste and experience the renowned wines of the Côtes du Mont Ventoux, as well as the fresh fruits and the famous truffles. The Auzon River runs through the village with its wealth of archaeological excavations. Discover the pretty villages such as Mormoiron or Blauvac, situated less than 8km away, as well as the beautiful city of Carpentras. Located not too far from Avignon, Pernes-les-Fontaines, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which are all waiting to be discovered. The owners live on the ground floor and only use the pool when guests are absent. Shop 1km, restaurant 10m.

    First floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet. Second floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Heating, cot, highchair, 3 satellite TVs, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

  • 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).

  • 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).

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