Holidays in Provence
We are pleased to launch our 2017 Provence programme. Please use the search boxes for a more detailed search.
To find out more about our holidays to Provence or to book, please contact us on 020 8392 5858.
Why Visit Provence?
In Provence, there’s truly no time like the present – whether you spend it in the boutiques, chic cafés or flower markets of elegant Aix-en-Provence or wandering the cobbled streets of Gordes, a beautiful hilltop village with a thriving arts scene, iconic lavender fields and views across the Luberon mountains.
Inevitably, the elegant ‘here and now’ rubs shoulders with the past. There’s no escaping the heritage of Tarascon’s Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic influences – or the impact of ancient Rome, still visible in the impressive amphitheatres and shady stone squares of Arles, Nîmes and Orange. In Aix-en-Provence, splendid mansions line the Cours Mirabeau – the legacy of nobility and church in competition to build the most opulent. And everyone loves fashionable Avignon, once the seat of papal power and now a buzzing student town full of history.
Green and rolling, the famous Provençal landscape has inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Cézanne. However, the Camargue, known as France’s wild west, is a different world altogether, with red salt lagoons, pink flamingos and herds of white horses. There’s also a sandy beach, Espiguette, one of the longest in France.
It’s a landscape that reminds you, for all its cosmopolitan style and flair, that Provence is also a place of simple pleasures. With self-styled cuisine. Don’t leave without sampling fresh fish bouillabaisse and maybe a truffle or two.