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  WHY CHOOSE PROVENCE? 

02/03/2018 12.30pm, by Matt

There are infinite reasons as to why you should visit Provence.

The main thing to say about Provence is that it is one of the unique places in the world that gives a complete holiday experience where there is something for everybody.

The scenery and landscapes

With so many national parks in the region, Luberon national park, Les Alpilles region, and Les Calanques, Provence is not short of beautiful scenery worthy of many pictures and quiet moments. These national parks are perfect for walking, cycling, hiking and taking in the natural beauty of the region.

For those who prefer exploring around picturesque villages then Provence has no lack of villages to tempt you. Each village has some unique beauty to offer up whether it be the natural ochre houses of Roussillon to the narrow streets and medieval houses of Les Baux de Provence.

History and culture

For the avid culture fans Provence will be able to offer you a plethora of sites, museums and cultural days through villages and towns. The romans settled in the area and so had a significant effect on the architecture and landscape with plane tree lined roads and monumental aqueducts that still stand today.

Provence also has a very significant artistic heritage with the area inspiring artists such as Vincent Van Gogh based around St Remy de Provence and Cezanne who grew up in and around Aix en Provence.

Food and wine

For the foodies among you you will be glad to know that it is home to a diverse range of Michelin star restaurants offering their take on traditional Provençal dishes. The best way to discover Provence by food is to get lost and avoid chain restaurants to get a more authentic feel and experience.

Of course you need a good wine to pair with the plethora of dishes and Provence is filled with many vineyards as far as the eye can see. There are plenty of wine tours throughout the region or if you like to explore for yourself simply drive around and stop off for a tasting and a peruse of the vineyard shops.

Nature lovers

Nature lovers will be in awe of Provence, as I said before the natural parks are beautiful and each one has something different to offer the nature lovers. The Camargue area is full of wild horses, bulls and flamingoes, les Calanques are a beautiful natural wonder by the sea with hidden coves and then you have the Luberon natural park which is home to some of the most beautiful villages in France.

Whether you like to walk, cycle, horseback ride or just enjoy nature and what it brings just to be in a different environment then Provence is perfect for you.

Golfers

Golfers will find plenty of courses to delight them in Provence and also make sure you get that release while you're on holiday.

Pont Royal is well known to be a great challenge as well as being a beautiful course. The Provence country club, near the antique heart of Provence L’Isle sur la Sorgue, is a mature and challenging parkland course. The last course I would suggest for the golf lovers among you would be that of Domaine de Manville which has stunning views of the medieval castle of Les Baux de Provence.

All in all, not many places can compete with Provence on its old-world charm, authenticity and beauty, attracting a diverse range of visitors from all around the world. So, make sure you don’t miss out of visiting this gorgeous place and make sure to choose the perfect place for your holiday rental!

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