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- Theatre of Orange
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- Old town of Avignon
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Apartments in Provence
French Provence has the right environment for every taste. For example, rent a chic apartment in one of the historic old towns or a vacation rental not far from the impressive mountains of the region. Apartments are also available for bathers on the shores of the Haute-Provence reservoirs or the beaches of the Côte-d'Azur.A vacation rental to fall in love with
Typical for Provence are the stone houses covered with colourful flowers, which you will often find in the countryside in a secluded location. In such buildings you can also rent a apartment or an apartment. The fincas of Provence are particularly spacious and often have a park-like garden and their own pool.Enjoy pure luxury in your holiday home
Many landlords in Provence make sure that their guests read every wish from their eyes. So you can often book breakfast with your accommodation or rent a boat, a bike or skis from the accommodation provider. If you would like a little more comfort in your vacation rental in addition to your own pool, you can also opt for a sauna or whirlpool. Parking in front of the front door is not a problem in many places.
Holidays in Provence
Location and orientation
Provence is a Mediterranean landscape situated between the Rhone Valley and Italy. To the north, the Dauphiné landscape borders Provence. In this holiday region, striking points are the Provencal foothills of the Alps, the Massif des Maures not far from the coast, the maritime Alps "Alpes Maritimes" and the Cottian Alps.The cities and départements of Provence
The largest city in Provence is Marseille with around 855,000 inhabitants. Then follow Nizza, Toulon, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. Also worth seeing are Arles, Gap, Orange, Carpentras and Menton. Provence consists of the Var and Bouches-du-Rhône départements, which are grouped together under the term Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.Discover landscapes
Provence is characterized above all by the mighty mountain range of the Luberon with the summit of the Mourre Négre. The "holy mountain of the Celts" Mont Ventoux is 1,912 meters high. A special feature of the region is the Verdon Gorge, which drops down to 700 metres. The Rhone Delta in the west is called Camargue, where the famous former wild horses also live. Azure blue shows the coast of the Côte d'Azur and purple the lavender fields in summer.
Travelers and Activities
The Provence has on the French Riviera countless beautiful sandy beaches that invite you to swim, sail and sunbathe. One of the most beautiful beaches are Plage de Cap Taillat and Plage d'Estagnol. The beaches of Cassis, Cannes and Saint-Tropez are some of the finest and are therefore well equipped with water sports, sun loungers and showers.Hiking tours with a lot of variety
The mediterranean climate of Provence tempts you to go on holiday for hiking all year round. Whether over wide lavender fields, through green valleys, to lakes and mountain streams or up to the mighty mountain peaks, the landscape is simply fantastic and even seduces to visit one or the other cultural-historical sights on the way. Provence is also suitable for climbing, mountain biking or extended trekking tours.The perfect holiday resort for wine lovers
The regional quality wine can be found everywhere in Provence, in all its varieties. Try the fresh rosé of the Côtes de Provence or the fruity Ventoux wines. The Côtes du Luberon has light white wines to offer and heavy red wines are those from the Rhône region.
The truffle is also known as the "black diamond of Provence". The black Périgord truffle is harvested in the winter months around Mont Ventoux in the north of Provence.
Top 5 travel tips
Every village, however small, and even the big cities regularly organise the traditional markets, where you can experience the flair of Provence up close. There are many regional goods and foods, such as olive oil, herbs and spices, cheese, fruit and wine as well as pottery, Provencal fabrics and table linen. Markets usually take place in the morning.2. The Roman theatre of Orange
Visit the city of Orange, which is well worth a visit, and make sure you visit the ancient theatre, which was built in the 1st century. At that time the theatre was an important social meeting place where poetry readings and pantomimes were held. In summer, the popular Chorégies d'Orange opera festival takes place every year at the Orange Theatre, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.3. Visit the impressive aqueduct
Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct, rises above the Gardon in an extremely imposing position. This ancient building, which once supplied the town of Nîmes with water, is located in the department of Gard not far from Vers-Pont-du-Gard. The bridge is one of the most important sights in the south of France.4. Take a stroll through Avignon
The old town of Avignon is still surrounded by a 12th century wall. There are numerous medieval buildings and churches in the area of the historical city centre. Above all, however, this includes the Pope's Palace from the 14th century, in which many popes resided so far. The courtyard of honour was also awarded the European Heritage Label.5. Enjoy your holiday
Good food is a tradition in Provence, which is why you can experience special culinary delights here. Among the typical dishes are the fish dishes Bourride and Bouillabaisse as well as the beef stew dish Daube provençale. The specialities of the region are the white nougat of Montélimar, truffles and candied fruits from Apt.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Provence
The corona crisis strongly impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in Provence had an annual average cost of around $199.65 per night.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Provence are January ($160.29 the average per night for accommodation), February ($164.33), and March ($167.18).
Following the data observed in 2020, costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of July ($256.35), August ($236.09), and June ($223.25).
It's worthwhile if you can book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Provence, as only 43% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
May, April and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 53.4%, 52.5%, and 52%.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 14% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (26.5%), and September (42.5%).
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