Villas in Provence, gite in Provence to spend holidays in Provence
Provence is located in the South of France where the weather is sunny and warm. Provence is a very popular holiday destination because there is the Mediterranean sea, ponds, massifs and numerous plains. In this area, there are many typical villages really pleasant to visit. Moreover, Provence is an ideal place for family holidays wanting to enjoy beautiful landscapes. So, for their next stay in the South of France tourists should rent a holiday rental in Provence with Genius Holidays as a villa in Provence directly with a private owner. In spring, Provence nearly has a summer weather which is really pleasant for visitors. During this period, ferias (typical celebrations) take place in Camargue. Moreover, one can also have a walk near Marseille and rent a holiday accommodation in the inlets area. On Genius Holidays, one will find numerous villas with swimming-pool in Provence or gites in Provence surrounded by wonderful landscapes as in the Lubéron. In summer, Provence is full of tourists looking for sunny weather as in Cassis, La Ciotat, Martigues, Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Marseille. Furthermore, one can go to the Festival d'Avignon where many artists perform in the streets. Then, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Pernes les Fontaines should be visited if tourists want to be refreshed. Autumn is also a nice time to visit Provence thanks to the pleasant temperatures even if it rains sometimes. Finally, winter is mild: there is no snow except on the Mount Ventoux where one can ski. In December there are Christmas markets with typical traditional elements as Christmas figures, cribs and the thirteen deserts. As one can visit Provence during the whole year, one should just look for an accommodation in Provence on Genius Holidays or launch an invitation to tenders to find the best offer.
Holiday rental in Provence to visit Camargue, Luberon and the Mount Ventoux
In the area, there are numerous tracks for people liking cycle touring. In the Vaucluse department, one will discover the Montmirail lace, the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards, the Luberon and the Mount Ventoux. One could also visit Camargue by bike as there are tracks between sea and ponds in the middle of salt marshes. For their next holidays in Provence, one could book a gite or an accommodation as a villa in Luberon to visit the area.
Holidays in Provence near the Mediterranean sea.
Divers will find numerous beautiful places to dive in Provence as the Chaouen shipwreck located on the Planier island near Marseille or the Verte island off La Ciotat where one will observe many fish and underwater flora species. So, to spend Mediterranean holidays and visit the area, one should rent an accommodation near the Mediterranean sea. There are many holiday rentals in Provence close to the Mediterranean sea as in Camargue, the Côte Bleue and near Cassis inlets.
Self-catering in Provence to discover local specialities
There are many food specialities in Provence such as the Calissons d'Aix-en-Provence, crystallized fruits of Apt, Carpentras Berlingots, Pastis from Marseille. Moreover, in all the Provence area, on can try and buy olive oil, tapenade or anchoïade. Then, Bouillabaisse is a typical dish from Marseille made with three fish species, natural spices and herbs (onions, tomatoes, thyme, bay leaf) and white wine. Normally, people eat bouillabaisse with rouille and croutons. During their stay in Provence, tourists should discover other dishes as aïoli, boeuf guardian (beef with a red wine sauce) and soupe au pistou (soup with vegetables and species). To try all theses specialities, one could rent a self-catering accommodation in Vaucluse.
Holidays in Provence to enjoy various celebrations
During the year, there are numerous celebrations taking place in Provence. In February, the fête de la truffe (truffle celebration) takes place in Carpentras. Then, the Cartoon and Comics Festival is located in Aix en Provence during April and May. Moreover during Easter a great flea market takes places in L'Isle-sur-Sorgues and there is a feria – typical celebration – in Arles. In May, Gypsies make a pilgrimage in the Ste-Maries-de-la-Mer which is nice to see. Then in July, the festival d'Avignon begins (theatre) and the Festival des soirées d'été (summer nights festival) takes place in Gordes during August. Finally, at the end of the year, numerous Christmas markets take place in several towns. Of course there are many other celebrations during other months but genius Holidays could not write down all the events taking place in the region.
To visit Provence, tourists should rent holiday rentals as villas in Provence or gites in Provence on Genius Holidays. To book the accommodation in Provence, one has a direct contact with the owner so there is no go-between. One can also launch an invitation to tenders on Genius Holidays to find a self-catering in Provence with the best value for money. Finally, in Provence, there are several kinds of accomodations such as apartments, studio flats, villas, B&Bs or guesthouses.