Blazing with colour, Provence radiates sensuous beauty and variety. Its scenery moves from the craggy inlets and sandy beaches of the coast to the valleys carpeted with lavender and the fields filled with sunflowers and olive trees that Van Gogh loved to paint.
Provence is renowned for its gorgeous climate and light, delicious foods of sun-ripened fruit, vegetables and herbs and of course its wines, which are amongst the best in France.
Although Marseilles was founded as a Greek colony in 600 BC, it was the Romans who left the most lasting influence in the form of Nimes, Arles, the magnificent theatre at Orange and the Pont du Gard which are amongst the finest examples of Roman architecture in Europe. In the middle ages the ruins inspired Provence's pure Romanesque architecture.
The countryside around Avignon is truly breathtaking. The chief city of the Vaucluse region is Avignon itself, dominated by three miles of fortified walls and housing a culturally rich city with its own opera house, university, and of course, the Palais des Papes. The streets and squares are often full of buskers, and the Avignon festival in July, which includes theatre, mime and cabaret, has now become a major European event.
The hilltop villages of Provence are very quaint with tiny cobbled streets, often too small to admit cars. With such a relaxed way of life, hours go by in the warm sun, gazing over vineyards, olive groves, lavender fields and beyond to a glimpse of the sea.
Besides basking in the sun or exploring the local villages, tennis courts and riding stables are never far away and every village has a shady court for Pétanque, a lazier version of Boules. Lovely walks can be taken amongst the hills and mountains - hike the Grand Canyon du Verdon or ride the famous white horses in the Camargue. Boat excursions are also available along the Rhône.
France's oldest city, Marseille, is a bustling port with a lively local atmosphere. Avignon, once the Papal residence is now a cheerful town of cafés, art galleries and fashionable shops.
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Superbly and completely renovated 5 bedroom farmhouse with a spacious total living area of 375m2, set within a large 14,000m2 plot with a swimming pool, located in a quiet setting in Saint Remy de Pro...
- Floor Size: 375 square metres
- Plot Size: 14,000 square metres (1.40 hectares / 3.46 acres)
- Bedrooms: 5
A bright and very nicely presented 2 bedroom apartment in the Quartier Mazarin, in the historic heart of Aix en Provence. The 112m2 property is situated on the second floor of a luxury residen...
- Floor Size: 112 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
Renovated 3 room apartment in Aix-en-Provence, just a 10 minute walk from the Rotunda, in a luxury residence built in the 1980's with swimming pool, set in mature and peaceful parkland. The 62...
- Floor Size: 62 square metres
- Bedrooms: 1
A stylish and contemporary town house spread over 3 floors in a location just 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral in a dominant position in Aix-en-Provence. The 3 bedroom property comes with:
Superb, recently built 4 bedroom villa in Le Tholonet, just 15 minutes from Aix en Provence, set in an acre of land in the heart of a protected environment with outstanding panoramic views. Th...
- Floor Size: 280 square metres
- Plot Size: 4,000 square metres (0.40 hectares / 0.99 acres)
- Bedrooms: 4
Very nicely presented 3 bedroom house in the desirable district of Pigonnet in Aix en Provence, with swimming pool and a south facing aspect. This renovated 170m2 property has been recently upd...
- Floor Size: 170 square metres
- Plot Size: 400 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.10 acres)
- Bedrooms: 3
Exquisite Eighteenth Century bastide, with lovely countryside views, beautiful grounds of almost 5 acres, and within walking distance of a popular Provencal village. This magnificent character...
- Floor Size: 300 square metres
- Plot Size: 19,305 square metres (1.93 hectares / 4.77 acres)
- Bedrooms: 5
Full of authentic character and charm, this superbly completely renovated 9 bedroom farmhouse is ideally located in a quiet setting within Saint Remy de Provence, set within a large plot of 3,735m2 wi...
- Floor Size: 360 square metres
- Plot Size: 3,735 square metres (0.37 hectares / 0.92 acres)
- Bedrooms: 9
Grand, spacious and superbly restored 6 bedroom farmhouse, with a total living area of 450m2, ideally set right in the heart of 2.3 hectares of surrounding gardens, located in a quiet setting just 5 m...
- Floor Size: 450 square metres
- Plot Size: 23,000 square metres (2.30 hectares / 5.68 acres)
- Bedrooms: 6
Pretty 3 bedroom villa with swimming pool and a sunny aspect in Celony, north of Aix en Provence, close to amenities. This is a modern Provencal-style property which includes a large open plan...
- Floor Size: 144 square metres
- Plot Size: 1,244 square metres (0.12 hectares / 0.31 acres)
- Bedrooms: 3