Provence Villa Holidays
For stunning scenery and undulating landscapes that inspired many a Van Gogh painting, stay in one of our Provence villas for a really wonderful villa holiday. In a region famous for its countryside - waterfalls, lavender fields, olive groves, and for heady red wines, Provence villas offer every Mediterranean-seeking visitor an exquisite and unforgettable experience. The varied landscape ranges from the gentle mountains to the East, over the flat marshlands of the Camargue, to the rocky cliffs in the Vaucluse; we have plenty of Provence villas in different regions. The mighty Mont Ventoux, of Tour de France fame, towers over Provence's fragrant hinterland of sleepy hillside villages, scattered with beautiful Provence villas, making this a stunning and peaceful destination area for Provence villa holidays, with easy access to the lively coastline. Staying in one of our Provence villas will provide the holiday-maker with a great base from which to explore the region.
Region Activities for Provence Villa Holidays
The beach at Les Saintes-Maries is several miles long, bright with the sails of windsurfers and sailboats, and crowded in high season. On one of our Provence villa holidays you could take advantage of the opportunity to take to the hills on foot or on two wheels. There are the Grande Randonnée footpaths; there are wine routes exploring different regions and routes honouring painters among the lavender plantations – at their finest from June to September, and a great way to enjoy your holiday whilst staying at one of our Provence villas. Cyclists on Provence villa holidays who are looking for a thorough testing can try a section of the Tour de France route up Mont Ventoux. You can go rock-climbing in the Dentelles, hike across country in the Alpes d’Azur national park or try white water rafting on the River Drac during your Provence villa holidays.
Resorts & Provence Villas
Provence is the home of boules – played in a hundred village squares, and also the home of the white horses and black bulls of the Camargue. These traditional elements are a great way of enjoying Provence villa holidays.
Medieval walls circle the heart of Avignon, and in Aix-en-Provence, the studio of Cézanne remains exactly as it was on his death in 1906. Visit Castellane, the perfume capital of the world on your Provence villa holidays. All of these towns are great destinations for a visit whilst staying in one of our Provence villas.
For those that can not stay away from the cities, Marseille offers a busy large city feel with its main focus as the port, and has a mix of bars, nightclubs, beaches, islands, gardens and a number of Provence villas. The impressive Roman arena at Nimes remains the centrepiece for the ferias, celebrating Whitsun, which pack the city for the running of the bulls, flamenco dancing and all night parties where the sangria flows. Visit all these exciting attractions by day and relax in one of our Provence villas by night.
Eating Out on Provence Villa Holidays
Local cuisine to sample during Provence villa holidays could feature ratatouille, bouillabaisse served with toasted bread, grated cheese and rouille (a saffron flavoured mayonnaise) and garlic soups. Aioli (an olive oil and garlic sauce) is served with hors d’oeuvres, vegetables and fish. Provence’s fantastic climate yields plenty of melons, cherries, olives, figs, asparagus and herbs for your enjoyment on your Provence villa holidays.