Provence is a popular holiday region in the south of France. The landscape is dominated by sunflowers, vinyards and lavender fields. A wonderful sight to see! For sun, sea and beach, this sun-drenched region is the place to be. But that's not all Provence has to offer: forests and mountains, gorges and rocks, nature is beautiful here. So have you decided yet if you choose to spend your holiday on the French coast this year?
In the summer you can enjoy wonderful temperatures in Provence. The perfect opportunity for a holiday home with pool. This allows you to cool down whenever you want. Choose a holiday home with private pool or a shared pool. If you love the coast, you can also rent a holiday home by the sea in Provence. Nothing beats relaxing in your own place in sunny France.
Provence is a versatile region suitable for young and old. The active holidaymaker can go windsurfing, rafting or hiking. Children will certainly enjoy themselves in one of the water or amusement parks. There is something for everyone to do from your holiday home in Provence. Taste the typical atmosphere of a rural holiday home, villa or farmhouse in Provence. How about a villa with private pool or authentic country house between the lavender or sunflower fields? Or a Provencal farmhouse, among the vineyards? Enjoy the peace and quiet and the beautiful views over the mountains. The busy coast is never far away, so a holiday by the sea is also possible! To the west of Montélimar, there are many holiday homes around the river Ardèche, where you can take a lovely dip. The Gorges de l'Ardèche, a gorge carved by the river, is beautiful and can be explored by kayak or canoe. The gorge starts at the popular town of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc where you can admire the Pont d'Arc: a natural bridge carved out of rocks by water.
Further south in Provence are holiday homes around the Mont Ventoux, the highest peak of Provence. The mountain is very well known to Tour-de-France enthusiasts and sportsmen alike. The region is colourful with valleys, vineyards and cypresses. The river Sorgue provides beautiful nature with lots of greenery. The ochre-coloured area of Lubéron is a special nature reserve with abandoned ochre mines. Ruins and an amphitheatre remind us of Roman times.
On the coast, west of Marseille, lies the mystical landscape of the Camargue, a regional marshy natural park, rich in orchids, flowers, butterflies and special birds and insects. Pink flamingos live here, as do the famous white horses. Bullfights are regularly held in various villages in the region where the animals are only incited. Take a horseback ride or jeep safari to discover this special nature reserve. Even a quad ride is possible! You can also take a boat trip on the canal, the river that crosses the Camargue. Plenty of possibilities from your holiday home in Provence!
There is plenty to do in Provence. You can see and do a lot of things from your holiday home in this French region. Large cities, picturesque villages, lively village markets and always a music festival somewhere. Reasons enough to visit one of the places in this region. The cosy Montélimar is known for its nougat and even has a real nougat museum, which is also very nice for children. The miniature museum where you can admire tiny paintings is also special. The Palais des Papes is located in the lively, walled city of Avignon. In July, there is a large theatre and dance festival which is certainly worthwhile if you are staying in the south during this period. Nîmes is known as the 'Rome of France'. The Arena is one of the best preserved amphitheatres of Roman times. The village of Arles is known as the former residence of Vincent van Gogh, and has been the subject of his paintings for many years. The route of painters will show you some of these addresses. In Aix-en-Provence, you can walk between the narrow streets along the beautiful Renaissance mansions and art museums. Taste the history of the ancient city of Marseille, and savour the local speciality: bouillabaisse fish soup.
You will surely cherish this region with its wonderful climate, spicy food, vibrant markets and friendly residents with their melodious accent after your holiday. For years to come, the scent of lavender will remind you of that wonderful time in your holiday home in Provence.
There are 700+ Belvilla houses to choose from in the Provence.
The most important places to visit in the Provence are The Calanques, Palais des Papes in Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Camargue, and the Lavender Fields at the Abbaye de Senanque.
Some of the must-try activities in the Provence are-
Some of the recommended dishes in the Provence are Socca, Salade Niçoise, Petits Farcis, and Tapenade.
The months of March to May and September to November are the best to visit the Provence.