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Provence is a region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy. It is part of the administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. The traditional region of Provence comprises the départements of Var, Vaucluse, and Bouches-du-Rhône and parts of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes. The Romans, who conquered it in the 2nd Century B.C., named it Provincia Nostra ("our province") or simply Provincia ("the province"), and the name in French thus became Provence.

Most of Provence has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers, mild winters, little snow, and abundant sunshine. Within Provence there are micro-climates and local variations, ranging from the Alpine climate inland from Nice to the continental climate in the northern Vaucluse. The winds of Provence are an important feature of the climate, particularly the mistral, a cold, dry wind which, especially in the winter, blows down the Rhone Valley to the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var Departments, and often reaches over one hundred kilometres an hour.


Brand new Provence Mas - near Avignon & Golf course (Ref: 37402) Saumane de Vaucluse
Beautiful, Provencal mas, surrounded by the famous Luberon countryside, 2 mins from LIsle Sur Sorgue and 1 mn to Golf de Provence course. 4 large bedrooms, cooling/ heating system throughout. Quality bathrooms, kitchens, and appliances. Big garden with many oak trees providing nice shade all day long. Large terrace with barbeque. Private swimming pool and pool house with shower and toilet. The swimming pool can be covered at night to help maintain day water temperature. Independant Villa (200 m2) with big garden (2000 m2). 8 main rooms (4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one open kitchen, one landing room), one private car park. 2 double beds (one is King size), 4 single beds: very comfortable for 8 persons. 1 baby cot.Sleeps 8.

Gite, Hautes-Alpes (Ref: 25507) Self catering farm house in Laragne
The gite is spacious and full of charcter yet is very comfortable and fully modernised. The location is very peaceful and quiet with superb scenery but the nearby towns of Laragne, Gap and Sisteron are all easily accessible (10mins, 30mins and 20mins respectively). In the summer there is a large patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. During the colder months the house enjoys oil central heating and a large open fire. The house is child friendly with a stair-gate at the top of the main stairs, a fire guard and numerous toys, books, bedding etc. including a baby bath and changing mat. Sleeps 8.

Les Lauriers (Ref: 9083) Self catering villa in Le Bar sur Loup
An enchanting Provencal style Villa overlooking a quiet wooded valley with far reaching mountain views. New Swimming Pool, Summer Kitchen, 5 Bedrooms. Sleeps 9. 25 kms North of Cannes. Sleeps up to 8 comfortably.3 bedrooms downstairs opening onto lower terrace,2 bedrooms upstairs with lounge/diner and kitchen opening onto upper terrace/balcony.1 bath/shower room with separate WC downstairs and 1 shower room with separate WC upstairs. Sleeps 9.

Le Colombier (Ref: 7412) Self catering country house in Barbentane
Large two storey house on the edge of a delightful village. On ground floor : large living room , including 3 piece suite and pool table, with good sized dining area and a separate and large, well equipped breakfast kitchen . A utility/cloakroom completes the downstairs. First floor : the bedrooms, two with double beds (one with en-suite shower and sink) plus one bedroom with large single sleigh bed and cot for child . Large family bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle. A big garden (1500m2) with plenty of shade and garden furniture , together with the very nice pool enclosed by a fence at one end of the garden. Sleeps 12.

Maison Baudinard (Ref: 27235) village house in Baudinard-sur-Verdon
Truly breath taking views, an artist's delight. A three story house opposite a restaurant giving the convenience of a hotel. An old village house set in a beautiful village near the Lac de Sainte Croix and Gorges du Verdon. It has a large terrace of 18 m². The village, perched on a hill at an altitude of 630 meters, has maintained its old fashioned Provençal appeal and is in the midst of a nature reserve, which is rich in flora and fauna. The scenery here is astonishing and diverse. This area was never really discovered until the beginning of the 20th century, the two Verdon Gorges have fascinated innumerable visitors ever since. The two canyons are separated by the Lac de Sainte Croix. Sleeps 6.
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