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  • Tailor-made authentic hotel holidays to Provence

     Luxury holidays in Provence

    Provence, the land which is the ancient province of the Romans is a rich tapestry of landscapes, culture and traditions. From the sunflower fields of Van Gogh`s Arles, to the sandy marshes of the Camargue, from the Cezanne like landscapes of Aix inland to the olive groves and lavender beds that surround the perched hill top villages, and finally to the dramatic coastline of the azure Mediterranean where the sandy beaches, craggy corniches and fishing villages have been transformed into a sophisticated holiday playground you experience a multitude of contrasting and complementary senses and images. 

    The perfumes of lavender, thyme, rosemary, citrus, pine and olive mingle in the air and the light is bright and clear. Add to all these sensations a wonderful climate, good food and local wine and unlimited sporting and sightseeing activities and you can understand why Provence is not just an ideal holiday destination but a romantic way of life. Provence still has miles of open road across country, tiny, sleepy villages, dramatic hills and craggy peaks, beautiful, sense enriching panoramas and aromas all waiting for you to explore and enjoy.

    One of our favourite hotels in France is The Terre Blanche Resort, an elegant five star resort offering bright and spacious accommodation as well as a range of activities and dining options. A self-drive holiday in Provence is a perfect way to discover the region, either by driving all the way from the UK, flying to the south of France then exploring by hire-car - either staying in Provence or visiting other regions such as Tarn and Roussillon as well. A rail holiday is another alternative, allowing to enjoy relaxing train journeys to Avignon or Nice before exploring Provence by hire-car.

    Climate

    Average air temperatures in Centigrade: January 12.2, February 11.9, March 14.2, April 18.5, May 20.8, June 26.6, July 28.1, August 28.4, September 25.2, October 22.1, November 16.8, December 14.1.
    Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

    Local highlights

    Cultural highlights include santons, Souleiado provencal fabrics, herbs and lavender, wine and olive oil, melons and pastis, boules and berets.

    Travel arrangements

    Self-drive: From Calais to Provence, the most direct route is along the motorway via Reims, Dijon and Lyon. We advise at least one, if not two, overnight stops each way to cover the distance in comfort. We recommend stops in Picardy, Champagne, Burgundy and Lyon. By Air: We recommend flying British Airways London to Marseille. Nice, Toulon and Montpellier are also possible. Motorail is a popular option from Calais to Provence with services into Avignon and Nice. Eurostar and TGV Take Eurostar to Lille and then TGV to Avignon. If you leave London at about 7am you are usually in Avignon just after 3pm. Collect your hire-car at Avignon and then take any of our holidays or touring holidays. 

     

    Provence Map
  • Lavender and Sunflower fields of Provence

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    Discover the stunning Provencal scenery in the summertime.

    A tour to Provence

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    Travel southwards by car through Champagne, Burgundy and Beaujolais en route to Provence.

    Tarn Roussillon and Provence touring holiday

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    Enjoy a fly-drive tour taking you from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean.

    A tour of Provence

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    You can explore the sites and monuments of the Provence of the Romans such as Orange and Nimes. Be inspired by

    Burgundy, Beaujolais and Rhone Valley to Provence touring holiday

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    Tour from Burgundy to Provence, through Beuajolais and the Rhone Valley

    Nice by train then tour of southern France

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    Train to Nice then independent touring in hire car
  • Bastide de Gordes - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    The historic Bastide de Gorges offers classic luxury, outstanding views, and fine cuisine – an ideal base

    Chateau de Mazan - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    The impressive property of the Chateau de Mazan, a former residence of the Marquis de Sade, has recently be

    Domaine de Capelongue - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A very homely, traditional hotel, surrounded by orchards, vegetable gardens, and parkland. The boutiqu

    Hotel Crillon le Brave - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    Hotel Crillon le Brave in Provence is the perfect boutique property in the heart of the Rhône wine country.

    Le Phebus - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    This is a beautiful, historic property with exceptional facilities and activities of regional interest.

    Les Mas des Herbes Blanches - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    An excellent four star deluxe hotel in a stunning location in Provence.

  • La Bastide de Moustiers - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A five-star hotel occupying a traditional farmhouse property within acres of parkland.

    Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A five star resort with unrivalled facilities in Provence, including two golf courses and a spa.

    Bastide du Calalou - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    The charming property of the Bastide du Calalou enjoys an enviable location, nestled in inland Provence in

    L'Auberge du Chateau de Berne - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    L’Auberge du Chateau de Berne is a charming mix of luxurious hotel and rustic character, set amidst viney

  • Auberge de Noves - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A lovely property in a tranquil setting in Provence.

    Cloitre Saint Louis - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    Cloitre Saint Louis is a four star hotel in the heart of Avignon with an outdoor pool and roof top solarium.

    Grand Hotel Nord-Pinus - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A delightful four-star hotel in the heart of bustling and cultural Arles.

    Hotel les Ateliers de l'Image - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A stylish and attractive hotel in St Remy de Provence.

    Hôtel Jules Cesar - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A valuable addition to our range of hotels in Provence, the Hôtel Jules César offers unrivalled access to

    Villa Gallici - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    A five-star Relais & Châteaux property within acres of gardens in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Villa Belrose - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    Villa Belrose commands exquisite views over the port and town of Saint Tropez from its exclusive position i

    Le Club de Cavaliere & Spa - Luxury holidays to Provence

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    Le Club de Cavaliere & Spa in Le Lavandou is a luxury five star Relais & Châteaux property with an o
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