Provence in the South of France is a popular holiday destination offering tourists a wide range of holiday rental accommodation.
Thousands of tourists each year are attracted to Provence to take their summer holiday in the Mediterranean South of France.
Provence has six departments; Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Vaucluse offer the tourist a selection of holiday rental villas and country homes, barns and châteaux for short-term holiday rental.
In the Western corner of Provence where the border rubs shoulders with Italy is the Alps-de-Haute-Provence Dept. whose population is lower than other Provencal departments but is high in the production of olives, mulberries and oranges. The land is scattered with hundreds of thousands of beehives producing the regions many varieties of honey.
Provence holidays in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Mas Verdon - Self-catering rental property in Provence
Self-catering rental property in Provence
Private swimming pool in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Surrounded by the departments of : Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère and Savoie and bordered by Italy on the east. The Hautes-Alpes is located in the Alps mountain range with an average elevation of 1000 m rising to over 4000 m. Accommodating the third highest commune in all of Europe is the village of Saint-Veran. Tourists come from all over the world to winter ski and in the summer the Alpine scenery is breathtaking with many outdoor activities such as sailing, hiking, climbing and aerial sports, attracting visitors from all of Europe. A regular feature is 'The Tour de France' as it passes through the department.
Provence holidays in the Haute-Alpes
Rebinelle - Self-catering holiday barn in Provence
Self-catering holiday barn in Provence
Private swimming pool in the Haute-Alpes, Provence
The Alpes-Martimes is bordered by Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the department of the Var. The Mediterranean sea lies on its Southern edge with a countryside full of unspoilt and medieval villages where time has stood still since the middle ages. Among the many tourist hotspots that this department has to offer is Cannes on the French Rivera. The yearly gathering of the famous film festival where stars of stage and screen come to glamourise an already chic town and tourist can enjoy up to 300 days of sunshine a year!
Provence holidays in the Alpes-Maritimes, Provence
Maison Saint Paul - Holiday rental villa in Provence, Côte d'Azur
Holiday rental villa in Provence, Côte d'Azur
Private holiday swimming pool in the Alpes-Maritimes
Surrounded by the departments of Gard, Vaucluse, and Var and the Mediterranean on the south. The Rhône River delta forms the vast wetlands called the Camargue in the southwestern part of the department. The largest and exciting city of Marseille has a major industrial harbour, France's largest commercial port. Among the many landmarks in the area is the most famous and best preserved Roman amphitheatre, at Arles. Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh spent much of their lives living and painting in Arles and surrounding area's. The popular Côte d'Azur is one of the driest area's in France making it a holiday hotspot for sun worshippers and tourists alike.
Provence holidays in Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence
La Bastide des Etoiles - Provence holiday rental château
Self-catering rental château in Aix-en-Provence, Provence
Private holiday swimming pool in the Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence
Vaucluse is bordered by the Rhone to the west and the River Durance to the south. A significant proportion of the eastern half of the department is mountainous. Mont Ventoux, dominating the landscape is know as 'the Giant of Provence' A never ending landscape affording some of the best far reaching views. The low lying areas of Vaucluse is one of the most fertile areas in southern france producing vast quantities of fruit and vegetables. And home to the vibrant cities of Avignon, Orange, Carpentras and Cavaillon.
Provence holidays in Vaucluse, Provence
Maison Giraud - Self-catering holiday country home in Provence
Self-catering holiday country home in Provence
Private swimming pool in Vaucluse, Provence