Whether you choose a villa, gîte or cottage with a pool in Provence, a fantastic holiday surrounded by an array of beautiful locations is all but assured. For many, Provence provides the ultimate French holiday with beautiful fields of purple lavender, lush vineyards and olive groves, quiet villages and trails and fantastic food and drink to enjoy. And if getting out and about proves too exhausting, you could always sit back and relax poolside whilst you bathe in the warm climate and enjoy the relaxing ambience the region provides.
If you’d prefer to explore the more populated part of Provence then a visit to Avignon is a must. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995, a wander around the historic parts of the city is the perfect way to explore the rich history of the region – not to mention admire the stunning architectural beauty of the Pont Saint-Bénézet bridge, cathedral and more. The annual arts festival also ensures that Avignon is a mainstay of Provence holidays.
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence too boasts strong cultural ties. It was here that Nostradamus was born in the early 16th Century whilst Picasso created some of his most famous works, including the iconic Starry Night (a view of the town) whilst residing there in 1889. With Aix-en-Provence and Apt also offering a wealth of historical beauty and fascinating culture, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy in Provence’s major conurbations. And with a property with a swimming pool awaiting you at the end of the day, you can enjoy the best of both worlds in complete relaxation.
Nestled on the banks of the Auzon, Carpentras is the perfect place to sample some of Provence’s delicacies. The town hosts the famous ‘black truffle’ markets in the low season whilst peak season offers a number of festivals celebrating comedy, music and much more. Montélimar too is a foodies’ paradise due to its status as the world capital of nougat. And with towns and villages dotted throughout the landscape and offering fantastic food and wine, there’s plenty of opportunity to expand your waistline as well as your horizons in Provence. Good thing you have a holiday property with a swimming pool to enjoy too!
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