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Villas in Provence

From the verdant vineyards that line the banks of the River Rhone to the carpet of lavender fields in the foothills of majestic Mont Ventoux, Provence is a spectacular showcase of natural beauty. The stunning countryside is interspersed with historic towns, making the region ideal whether you want to spend your days discovering the local history, or relaxing with a glass of local Pastis in your tranquil Provençal hideaway.

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Provence - The French rural idyll

A holiday à la Provençale is a priceless opportunity to enjoy classic France. Quaint towns and mighty chateaux rise out of the landscape. Lavender fields and vineyards must be seen to be truly appreciated - and what better way to do so than from charming gites or villas in Provence.

  • Provence Food

    Try bouillabaisse, a wonderful seafood stew made with fish, shellfish, vegetables and herbs. Ratatouille, the best-known local favourite, is a stew served in restaurants all over the region. No meal would be complete without a glass of Provençal wine – produced from the famous vineyards of Côtes du Rhône, Côtes de Provence and Bandol.

  • Provence Shopping

    The historic towns of Aix en Provence, Uzes and Bagnols sur Ceze not only offer history, but great shopping as well. The local bargains in these towns to be snapped up are perfumes, soaps and eaux de toilettes all crafted in part from the local lavender, famous in the region, and of course the local wine, plentiful and good value. The local markets, especially in these towns, offer a rich variety of local produce, from fresh garlic, peppers and courgettes, to flowers, nougat (remember that Montelimar is not far away) and freshly pressed olive oil of all colours, hues and varieties.

  • Provence Activities

    Spend a day driving the rural lanes, stopping to picnic beside one of the beautiful hillside vineyards. If you enjoy walking, the many scenic footpaths are great for exploring the area on foot, whilst the twisting roads leading up to the barren, moonscape summit of Mont Ventoux attract many keen cyclists each year.

  • Provence Wine

    No trip to Provence would be complete without enjoying some of the wonderful wines that are to be found in this region. Our villas are within easy reach of some of the most famous vineyards in the world, so as a must do visit Chateauneuf de Pape, now world famous. Also try the Cotes du Rhone, offering great value and quality at a reasonable price. Stop off at any of the vineyards on your journey through Provence and take a wine tour, and be surprised at the history of wine and the region that you weren’t aware of.

  • Provence Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Spend a morning in the beautiful town of Aix with its fountains, restaurants, and wonderful artistic heritage as the birthplace of Paul Cézanne.

    • Sample the world-famous wine of Châteauneuf du Pape, a medieval village overlooked by the ruins of an ancient chateau.

    • Drive through the imposing gorges and quaint traditional villages of the Canyon du Verdon – a dramatic ravine carved by the aquamarine waters of the Verdon river.

    • Visit the Gorges De L’Ardeche for an adventure day out, where you can cycle, walk, sail, sunbathe on beaches, go canyoning and many other exciting outdoor activities.

    • Spend a day on the vast plains of the stunning Camargue national park to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Camargue white horses that roam the area freely.

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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

Provence reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.7
Night life
6.7
Overall rating
8.5
Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 28 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Kathryn

South Croydon Group
+
the villa! Pont du Gard. Baux en Provence
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 28 September 2019
Published on: 30 September 2019
2 out of 10

Pauline

Couple
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Weather
Too many to mention
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019
8 out of 10

Richard

Arundel Friends
+
Lovely village with great restaurants great meal in Paullets
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 September 2019
Published on: 17 September 2019
6 out of 10

Alison

Chelmsford Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Callian village and the villa pool.
Not having a rep to meet us at the airport.

Also, having to pay €100 for arriving late. We thought missing most of our first day was punishing enough.
Confirmed stay: 27 August 2019
Published on: 28 August 2019
9 out of 10

Jason

Newport Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Beautiful town, lots of lovely shops and restaurants
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 24 August 2019
Published on: 25 August 2019
9 out of 10

Shelley

London Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Overall we had a lovely holiday
The checking in was supposed to be from 4pm when we arrived at 6pm there was a queue out of the door with about 25 people in front of us with only I person on the desk we queued for over an hour and a half after a very long drive and it was very hot we did not get into our villa until 7.30pm
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 25 August 2019
10 out of 10

Eric

Bristol, UK Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Lovely coffee shops, restaurants, patisseries; a beautiful old town full of quaint shops & allyways.
None
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 24 August 2019
8 out of 10

Ewan

Derby Family eldest child working
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Pont du gard; Avignon; St Remy market
Avis rentacar reception. Difficult walk from town to villa after dark.
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 22 August 2019
10 out of 10

Paul

Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Beautiful area, quiet, rural. Little villages with markets, the lake for swimming. Perfect.
Travelling via Nice airport was dire and we will actively avoid it in future. Long queues in the airport both ways, and horrendous queues for car hire.
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019
6 out of 10

David

Northallerton Family of four one
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Relaxation by the pool peaceful not touristy weather
No restaurants open locally that we could find after 5pm
Confirmed stay: 10 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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