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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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  • Lauris, Vaucluse, Provence
    Lauris, Vaucluse, Provence×

    Les Jardins de Magali

    Lauris, Vaucluse, Provence

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    Ref: F84261
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    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    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)
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    Nestling at the foot of the cliffs in the picturesque village of Lauris, this semi-detached holiday home with air conditioning 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...

  • Visan, Provence
    Visan, Provence×

    Visan

    Visan, Provence

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    Ref: FPV330
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming, semi-detached holiday property sits within a garden of trees and flowers in the village of Visan
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    This charming, semi-detached holiday property sits within a garden of trees and flowers in the village of Visan. The interior is elegant, and its location ideal for numerous outdoor activities including walking and horse riding. There is a terrace with outdoor furniture, perfect for al fresco dining. For day trips visit Orange (26km) with its magnificent Roman ampitheatre and Arc de Triomphe monument or visit Montélimar (43km) and its many museums. There is a tennis court only...

  • La Bâtie Rolland, Drôme, Provence
    La Bâtie Rolland, Drôme, Provence×

    Villa Pierre

    La Bâtie Rolland, Drôme, Provence

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    Ref: FPD200
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This is a lovely romantic retreat for a couple or small family with lots to see in the area and the lovely shared swimming pool to enjoy.
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    Visitors will love this splendid, semi-detached, holiday property with air conditioning, situated in La Bâtie-Rolland, in Drôme provençale. Nestled in the countryside, guests can enjoy shared use of the extensive, landscaped grounds and outdoor swimming pool. This beautiful stone holiday home offers a place to relax and the terrace is ideal for an evening barbecue. The luxurious interior is very comfortable with a subtle blend of British style chic, ethnic and...

  • Caderousse, Provence
    Caderousse, Provence×

    Caderousse

    Caderousse, Provence

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    Ref: FPV354
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This semi-detached holiday property is part of a Provençal farmhouse
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    This semi-detached holiday property is part of a Provençal farmhouse. It is comfortable, well-equipped and has a lovely private garden and large shared grounds. The rooms are decorated in bright traditional colours, and outside there are both covered and open terraces. Caderousse is a pleasant little village with quaint winding streets and pretty buildings. The historic town of Orange (6km) and the city of Avignon (23km) with its Papal Palace are both within easy reach. ...

  • Valréas, Provence
    Valréas, Provence×

    Valréas

    Valréas, Provence

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    Ref: W13932
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Part of a Provençal farmhouse, this gite has access to a shared swimming pool and small park, along with a terrace and garden.
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    Peacefully located and enjoying shared use of the large swimming pool with the discreet owner, this charming, tastefully restored semi-detached gîte is part of an 18th-century Provençal farmhouse and has a private terrace and garden, with shared use of a small park. Neighbouring farms sell fresh produce and Valréas, 1km, hosts a lively Provençal market. It is also a good base for visiting Rhône wine producers. Discover the Château de Grignan,...

  • Viens, Provence
    Viens, Provence×

    Viens

    Viens, Provence

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    Ref: FPV289
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This terraced holiday house offers spectacular views of the Grand Luberon from its covered terrace facing the Lure
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    This terraced holiday house offers spectacular views of the Grand Luberon from its covered terrace facing the Lure. The village, surrounded by ramparts of the twelfth century, offers a maze of narrow streets lined with mansions and a magnificent castle. Not far away, in Oppedette, you will discover a secret rocky beach and a splendid tracked circuit which makes a loop above the gorge, offering breathtaking views. You can also enjoy boating at 15km, walking through the Colorado of...

  • Cornillon-Confoux, Provence
    Cornillon-Confoux, Provence×

    Cornillon-Confoux

    Cornillon-Confoux, Provence

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    Ref: W14793
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    The house, built centuries ago to protect a shepherd and his sheep, is situated on the medieval ramparts with a magnificent panoramic view, extending to the Mediterranean coast.
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    This house or bergerie, which was built before the 12th century to protect a shepherd and his sheep, is situated on medieval ramparts of Cornillon-Confoux, and has magnificent panoramic views over Provence and beyond to the Mediterranean coast from its own balcony. Owned and loved for over 40 years, the bergerie has been completely renovated and decorated with a mix of comfortable furniture, antiques, and contemporary conveniences. The house is close to Salon-de-Provence (13km), Miramas...

  • Vals-les-Bains, Provence
    Vals-les-Bains, Provence×

    Vals-les-Bains

    Vals-les-Bains, Provence

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    Ref: FRA044
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy the historic charm of Vals-les-Bains, this charming city is renowned for its thermal spas and shady parks.
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    In the heart of the Ardèche this second floor holiday apartment benefits from a terrace overlooking the small Volane River. Located in the heart of the historic centre of Vals-les-Bains, famous for its thermal spas, shady park from which the well-known spring emerges, and its casino. This charming village is rich in many cultural activities including, shows, concerts, carnivals, festivals and exhibitions. Pétanque is also played here and there are many ice cream parlours...

  • Sault, Provence
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    Sault

    Sault, Provence

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    Ref: FPV350
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    At the heart of the Pays de Sault region, this first floor private apartment, has an above-ground swimming pool, shared with the owners who occupy the ground floor
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    At the heart of the Pays de Sault region, this first floor private apartment, has an above-ground swimming pool, shared with the owners who occupy the ground floor. Golf course nearby. The old fortified village of Sault has an open and relaxed feel, with wide squares and cafés. Perched along the top of a ridge, looking over large lavender fields and across the valley, and the remains of a feudal castle. The Venoux, Lure mountain range and the Plateau de...

  • Carpentras, Provence
    Carpentras, Provence×

    Carpentras

    Carpentras, Provence

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    Ref: FPV307
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    From this lovely apartment, set in a wine growing area, you can sit out in the beautiful garden and dine al fresco on a warm summer evening.
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    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...

  • Noves, Provence
    Noves, Provence×

    Noves

    Noves, Provence

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    Ref: FPB143
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio
    Located close to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this semi-detached house has an enclosed garden (100m² of which is private), and its own terrace
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    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...

  • Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence
    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence×

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue

    Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence

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    Ref: FPV287
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Garden / Patio
    Close to Avignon, famous for its palais, ramparts, theatre festival and charming streets, this delightful holiday apartment overlooks a lovely shared swimming pool
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    Close to Avignon, famous for its palais, ramparts, theatre festival and charming streets, this delightful holiday apartment overlooks a lovely shared swimming pool. The discreet owner lives on-site. Downstairs you will find a small bar and all the refreshments you need after a long day exploring this beautiful area. Shop 250m and restaurant 200m.

    Approximate distance to Nimes airport is 84 km.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2...

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