If you are looking for a holiday that will leave a lasting impression and offers something for all the family then a Provence holiday will certainly surpass your expectations. Rent Villas France has a great choice of self catering Provence properties to suit all budgets, from apartments to luxury villas all located within easy reach of the most idyllic spots France has to offer ensuring your self catering Provence holiday is simply perfect.
Provence is often described in the guidebooks as being 'as close to paradise as you can get. It stretches from the Alps in the north to the Mediterranean coast in the south and from Arles in the west to Monaco and Italy in the east. Provence is a vast area offering snowy peaks, stunning beaches, historical villages and stunning scenery. With fields of lavender, bright sunflowers and piercing blue skies - all the colours that inspired the Impressionists - you can see why a Provence holiday is the choice that suits even the most discerning holidaymaker.
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No self catering Provence holiday would be complete without visiting at least one of the many perched hillside villages with their medieval history just waiting to be explored or soaking up the ambience and relaxing in a rustic cafè or traditional restaurant, watching the locals go about their daily life. For those seeking more adventure from their Provence holiday, walkers cannot fail to be amazed by the mountains and the breathtaking scenery with well-signposted paths allowing visitors to explore further – none more awe-inspiring than the Verdon Gorges in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
The department of the Var offers mountainous terrain as far North as Sisteron and yet at the same time stunning beaches with its 300 km of coastline including the renowned St Tropez which attracts the rich and famous year after year. The beautiful rocky coast around St Tropez Bay offers a choice of safe sandy beaches and hidden coves - a splendid setting for a family self catering Provence holiday.
A self catering Provence holiday with Rent Villas France allows you the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. In the Bouches du Rhone the landscape ranges from mountainous with the Alpilles in the north and Saint Baume and Sainte Victoire in the east to plains and the Rhone delta of the Camargue. The vibrant port of Marseille is perhaps one of the most famous centres of the south with the beaches and resorts along the coast such as Cassis and Sainte Maries de la Mer have a far more relaxed peaceful atmosphere to them.
It is of course, the Cote d'Azur which Provence is most famous for with its glamorous image attracting the rich and famous. For a day trip from your self catering Provence holiday home visit Cannes, Nice or Monaco. Each have their own truly splendid atmosphere where you can hobnob with the elite and party until dawn, shop in some of the most exquisite boutiques and eat and drink in a variety of sophisticated restaurants and cafès. The French Riviera has a variety of beaches suitable for families with glorious golden sand and many watersport activities. Away from the main towns of the Cote d'Azur lie St Paul de Vence, Grasse and Mougins which attract many visitors each year but hidden away from the crowds are yet more peaceful towns and villages with the feel of the typically laid back Provencal lifestyle.
Many of the villages and towns host weekly markets where you can buy a variety of fresh produce for your self catering Provence holiday. Fresh herbs, olives, locally sourced fish and seafood, breads, meat and an abundance of speciality wine will ensure your dining experience is la crème de la crème.
A Provence holiday is also an ideal location in the autumn and winter months. Not only can you avoid the crowds, but the weather is generally mild and of course much cooler than the summer months. Spring is magical when the lavender and poppy fields start to bloom and the villages and towns open their pavement restaurants and cafes. In early autumn villages buzz with activity as the grape harvest is brought and locals ponder whether it will be a vintage year or not.
Here at Rent Villas France we offer self catering Provence accommodation throughout the year so you are not limited to a Provence holiday in the Peak season. Provence has something to offer the whole family, is easily accessible by air and is without doubt the holiday experience you should try at least once in a lifetime.