One of France's best-loved regions, Provence has so much to offer, from sunshine to history or culture. Why not think about renting a holiday cottage in the picturesque countryside, or a beach villa by the coast? Rather than getting in each other's way in the confines of hotel rooms, your family can spread themselves out and relax. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and find your favourite kind of self-catering accommodation close to the pursuits that you and your family are interested in.
From beautiful beaches or museums of art to medieval fortresses and fields of lavender, Provence has something to please everyone. History lovers will not want to miss the Papal Palace at Avignon or the Roman ruins at Arles. Looking for outdoor activities? How about riding a white horse in the Camargue, or going donkey trekking in the Luberon. Sunbathe on the famous beach at St Tropez, go sailing in the Mediterranian, or visit the little fishing port of Cassis. A visit to the Museum of Perfume at Grasse will delight the senses. If you love Provençal antiques, you will find them on sale at Fontvieille.
Families looking for an outdoor adventure should make a beeline for the Passerelles des Cimes in Lagnes, where you can cross bridges, spider webs, zip lines and obstacle courses high up in the trees. If you are more interested in theme parks, try the Magic Park Land situated near Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. Animal lovers will want to visit the Zoo de la Barben, which is halfway between Marseille and Avignon and is open all year round. The Cévennes steam train will take you on a thirteen-kilometre journey through the Gardons valley, and mum and dad are bound to enjoy the wonderful scenery too.
Provence can be an expensive destination, but renting a holiday villa or a beachfront apartment is an ideal money-saving option. Consider taking your holiday out of season: the weather in Provence can still be more than pleasant, and the cost will be even lower. Whether you are looking for a flat or a farmhouse, we can assure you of excellent value for your family holiday with our range of self-catering accommodation. We also have genuine customer reviews that will help you to make the right choice.
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