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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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  • 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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  • Les Jardins de Magali

    Lauris, Vaucluse

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    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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  • 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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  • Annot

    Annot

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FPA015

    This quaint wooden lodge is situated on a holiday park in Annot. The complex is set in 4 acres of grounds and has a restaurant (open in the summer season), shop and a shared laundry and the discreet owner lives on site. The lodge has a terrace and a pleasant outdoor area shaded by large cherry trees. A swimming pool, tennis court and horse hiding centre are all within walking distance. The medieval village of Annot has splendid views which overlook the sandstone cliffs of Annot, known for their geological rarity and are very popular with climbers. The rivers around offer activities such as canyoning and hiking. There is a good rail service which enables you to explore the whole Provence region with ease. Discover the villages of Entrevaux, Touët-sur-Var or Puget-Théniers. Annot is 1 hour from the Gorges du Verdon, considered to be one of the most beautiful river canyons in Europe. Shop and restaurant 200m.

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

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, wi-fi, shared laundry facilities, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, shared grounds, barbecue, on street parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: 4 steps to entrance. Uneven surface and slopes in grounds.

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  • Eyragues

    Eyragues

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W14877

    Located on the edge of the lively village of Eyragues, these detached, single storey, air-conditioned holiday villas (refs W14877 and W14878) have parking behind electric gates and enjoy a shared, fenced swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.3m to 1.6m, with children’s pool). They are ideally situated in the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ area of Provence. Good quality facilities in both properties create a cosy enivronment to come back to after a long day visiting Camargue and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains. Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1km.

    Within easy walking distance of the main shops, restaurants and bars in Eyragues, Avignon (7km) is very close by. Also not to be missed is the bustling Wednesday morning market in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. For sports lovers there are two 18-hole golf courses at Mouries and Les Baux-de-Provence, horse riding and tennis courts available within easy reach of Eyragues, or guided walks can be taken through the Alpilles limestone mountains.

    Travel up to Les Baux-des-Provence and Maussane-des-Alpilles, famous for producing excellent olive oil, by panoramic road and on the way back explore the beautiful architecture of the old city of Arles.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 800m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Shower room with basin. Separate toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 twin.

    Electric central heating. Cot. Highchair on request. Satellite TV. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Enclosed lawned garden. Terrace. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Clos des Collines

    Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: F13213

    Only 15 minutes’ drive from the port, creeks and hills of Cassis, this delightful, beamed ground floor holiday villa adjoins (but is not overlooked by) the discreet owner’s property. An excellent base to explore the Marseille area. Well-equipped and air-conditioned, it has an enclosed garden and shared swimming pool. Marseille town centre is easily reached by public transport nearby, and has beaches stretching along the coast from the old port. Garrigue, with its castle, is just a short drive. Sample gastronomic specialities, explore the fish market or take the mini-train up to the Basilique of Notre Dame de la Garde.

    Living/dining room/kitchen. Kingsize bedroom, en-suite shower room/WC. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10 x 5m, depth 0.8 to 2m)
    • Heating
    • Air-conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three TVs (one satellite, two with French channels only)
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Wi-fi
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 3km from restaurants, 6km from shops, 8km from Marseille centre, 14km from beach, 19km from Cassis, 45km from Carry-le-Rouet, 41km from Aix-en-Provence.

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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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  • Les Camelias Blancs

    Avignon, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F84287

    Les Camelias Blancs is situated on the first floor of a stunning air-conditioned property, set in a peaceful location only 300m from the centre of the fortified historical town of Avignon, which is the capital of the Côte du Rhône’s wine country. Its large heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2m) with Roman steps in the well-maintained garden is shared with only the discreet owners and one other holiday property (which is situated to the rear of the property on the ground floor). There is a private garden and terrace (not overlooked) with nice garden furniture and its own barbecue, ideal for memorable al-fresco meals with a glass of local wine after a hard day’s holidaymaking. Within a short drive, discover Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, St. Rémy-de-Provence, Aix-en-Provence or the lovely bathing beaches of the Mediterranean.

    Ground floor: Entrance hall. First floor: Large living/dining room with open fire and French door to terrace. Well-equipped kitchen with door to terrace. Two double bedrooms (one Queensize with electric beds, can be twin). Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and bidet. Two separate WCs

    • Private garden
    • Large shared wooded garden with lawn
    • Terrace with fountain
    • Shared heated swimming pool (10m x 5m, depth 1.2m to 2m) with Roman steps
    • Open fire
    • Heating and air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • Stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue

    Location: 100m from shops and restaurants, 200m from bus station, 300m from train station and medieval walls, 3km from hypermarket, 6km from airport, 25km from St. Rémy-de-Provence, 30km from Gordes (beautiful hilltop village), 75km from beaches.

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  • Maison Carro

    Carro, Bouches-du-Rhône

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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).

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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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  • La Villa de la Sorgue

    L’ Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F84285

    This detached holiday villa stands in a walled garden, in a quiet residential area close to the River Sorgue. The shops, cafés and restaurants of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are only a short walk away. The inviting private swimming pool is a true delight after a long day exploring. L’ Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is dotted with waterwheels along its sparkling river, which can be explored by kayak or admired from one of the numerous riverside restaurants. The seasonal antique fairs are famous worldwide, and the town offers more than 400 antique shops as well as bustling markets. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (4km) is famous for the world’s largest, deepest and most powerful spring. Nearby is a golf course in Saumane, as well as many guided walks. Less than half an hour’s drive through cherry orchards, olive groves and lavender fields leads to the beautiful hilltop villages of Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes, all of which boast splendid panoramic views over the Luberon Valley.

    Three steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed, tiled floor, corner kitchen and French window to terrace. Utility. Two double bedrooms. Shower room (no WC). Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Courtyard
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (4.5m x 3.5m, depth 0.3m to 1.6m) with Roman steps
    • Central heating
    • Air conditioning
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Three TVs (French channels only)
    • Two DVDs
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Unsuitable for the infirm.

    Location: 18km from Avignon (papal city, July theatre festival), 71km from Nîmes, 72km from Aix-en-Provence, 80km from Marseille (airport, boat trips), 90km from Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer (seaside resort).

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  • 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.

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