In the Beginning
Provence Holidays was born from the vision and desire to share the richness and beauty of this region by an Englishman living in Provence.
Simon Richards, son of a well-known antique dealer with an upbringing in craftmanship and design, relocated to Provence for love in 2008. Having studied for nearly 15 years in one of London's most popular French schools, French culture has always been an important part of his life. At the time, an interior designer by trade and passionate about beautiful antiques and unique items, Simon used his creativity and knowledge to successfully revive several charming properties in the Luberon that still form part of our current portfolio of luxury private holiday homes today.
Following his lifelong passions, Simon qualified as a Cordon Blue chef and attained several wine qualifications that have resulted in a first-hand knowledgeable selection of what we believe are some of the best addresses in Provence.
Since the birth of his daughter, Emma, he has been further inspired to discover the best that this region has to offer: unusual places, family activities, local specialities, amazing local markets and gastronomic cuisine. Simon explores the most beautiful villages of Provence in search of ever more magic for his family. As his love for the region grows, so does his local network of owners, partners and producers. And he wants nothing more than to share his little black book of amazing and unique discoveries with you.
Encouraged by his lifelong friends and his passion for sharing unusually beautiful things, Simon then created Provence Holidays which quickly became more than just a specialist luxury holiday home website for properties in Provence. It became, and still is, the leading gateway to luxurious and unique holiday experiences in Provence which allow us to live our lives to the fullest and escape...
Provence Holidays is now proudly recognised as the leading resource in everything unique and unforgettable in Provence.
Today, Provence Holidays is a multicultural team that is predominantly based in Provence. It brings together talents from different fields: interior design, communications, photography, real estate, finance, digital, marketing, gastonomy, wine, travel and luxury hotel concierge services... each of us with our skills and experience bring our own personal and unique touch to the Provence Holidays vision and experience.
Because we know that the most precious part of your stay is the time you spend with your friends and family, our mission is to bring together and offer you the best of Provence: hand-picked holiday homes with a history of quality and personalised service, tried and tested activities, gastronomic delights in local restaurants ranging from simple village bistros to Michelin-starred... everything you need to plan a perfect gastronomic experience.
To make your holiday as memorable as possible, we have carefully selected what we consider to be some of the best holiday activities in Provence. Whether you prefer relaxing by the pool, enjoying a cooking class, touring a vineyard in Châteauneuf du Pape, or simply discovering the lavender harvest in the Luberon, we will help you to find the luxury holiday rentals and experiences that match your sweetest dreams.
Our Portfolio Today
Our unrivaled collection of luxury holiday rentals and villas in Provence has been amassed over several years and now consists of more than 200 hand-picked private holiday homes, offering the best of the best in the region.
But what sets our selection apart from our competitors?
- The breath-taking properties and landscapes that are carefully hand-picked for our customers.
- Our unique membership process, undertaken by all of our property owners, allows us to get to know each and every holiday rental, and its surroundings.
Our exclusive collection is primarily focussed in the Luberon, Alpilles, Vaucluse, Mont Ventoux and Aix-en-Provence areas.
A knowledgeable team on site that takes care of everything to ensure you have the perfect holiday.
Peace of mind
Quality services so you don't have to worry about anything.
Our team is always available at any time during your stay.
If you have still not quite found what you are looking for to create that magical and memorable holiday experience, our team is always on hand to answer any questions or requests that you might have. Please do not hesitate to contact us.