The Blue Coast / Cote d'Azur
Sandy beaches on the French
Riviera, blue seas and rocky
shorelines grace this southern
coast of France.
Provencal Villas & Apartments
From simple homes to luxury
villas with pools, you can have
your choice of holiday home.
Sunny Mediterranean beaches
With an average of 300 days of sunshine
each year, you are almost guaranteed
sunshine during your stay in Provence.
Beaches on the French Riviera are almost
empty, except in the month of August when
the French are "en vacances".
Fragrant lavender fields
The lavender fields are so characteristic of
Provence. You will find lavender
everywhere - in the markets, in gardens and
in fields. Buy genuine lavender oils from
L'Occitane en Provence. Eau de toilettes
from Pre de Provence.
Provencal gastronomic delights
Guides to Provence and Cote d'Azur
The best-known guides to Provence are the "Lonely Planet Provence
& the Cote d'Azur" and "The Rough Guide to Provence & the Cote
d'Azur". These are available from Amazon.com
The food in Provence is wide ranging - from fresh fish on the
southern coast - to the mountain cookery as you reach the borders
with Switzerland and Italy. Why not try a cooking vacation in
Provence to try it for yourself?
Property in Provence
Property in Provence is generally priced higher than similar properties
further to the west and north, due to its proximity to the French
Riviera. However, small apartments near the Provencal coast can still
be found for less than 140,000 euros.
French Villas in Provence & the French Riviera
If you are looking for a holiday to get away from it all - or a holiday
right at the centre of all the action - Provence villa rentals have it all.
From lively beachside towns, to lazy hilltop villages where you can
relax and feel what it would have been like over a hundred years ago.
Considering moving to France to live - check out our
Real French Life ebook guide to schooling, insurance, day to day life
and more in France.
Also, "Buying a home in France" by David Hampshire has answers to
almost every question you may have.
Living and working in Provence, France
B and B & Hotel accommodation - Provence
Surrounded by rolling countryside, vineyards and olive groves - a
stay in a b and b in Provence will be rewarding and something to
remember. In France, bed and breakfast accommodation is known
as chambre d'hotes. Range of comfortable hotels is also available.
Self catering holiday home in Provence
B and B - Provence
Enjoy a stay in the French
countryside in bed and breakfast
Provence tablecloths and Provence fabrics
Learn French online
This amazing new online system enables you to improve your
French easily and quickly ready for your holiday or your new life in
France. By the way, you pronounce Provence "Pro-Vawns"!