Provence is probably the best known region in France outside Paris.

It boasts sunny weather, natural attractions such as Mont Ventoux, the Vaucluse and the Rhone and its produce including wine (naturally), olives, nougat and lavender.

Provence has been home to many renowned artists, and famous towns and cities including Avignon, Arles and Aix en Provence

So much to see

The cottage, in Pernes ls Fontaines, is close to a range of attractions including:

Within half an hour:


  • Walled city
  • Pope’s Palace - once home to the Pope
  • Pont d’Avignon bridge

Isle sur la Sorgue

  • Built across islands of the Sorgue River
  • One of the best markets in France


  • Much photographed hilltop village

Fontaine de Vaucluse

  • Source of the Sorgue river


  • Roman theatre

Mont Ventoux

  • As seen during every Tour de France
  • topped with limestone, not snow!

Rhone river

Within an hour’s drive:

Aix en Provence

  • Beautiful boulevards
  • Home of artist Paul Cezanne

Salon de Provence

  • Home of Nostradamus


  • Roman arena
  • Home of Vincent Van Gogh


  • Roman colosseum


  • World famous nougat

Pont du Gard

  • Roman aqueduct


  • National Park

Just a little further on:


  • France’s second largest city

The Camargue

  • National park in the Rhone river delta
  • Wildlife including horses and flamingos

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