Avignon, Near Avignon
The magnificent, ancient town of Avignon, France, is simply beautiful. There are fantastic attractions everywhere in Avignon. Avignon heart of Provence, the wonderful papal city, the historical city center and the breath-taking papal palace. You shouldn't visit the Vaucluse without a visit to Avignon ...
What makes this Village special
There are so many things too see and do in Avignon that you would need to spend several weeks staying in Avignon to see everything, but a week in a holiday rental villa holiday allows you plenty of time to see the monuments and attractions. UNESCO have nominated the town as a World Heritage Site, and wandering through the ancient, fortified, covered streets you can easily see why. Throughout the town, a range of museums tell parts of Avignon’s history, which dates back to the 5th century. Some of the best attractions include the Palais des Papes, the Place de l’Horloge and the much photographed Pont d’Avignon. Despite the town’s ancient appearance, it has a very youthful atmosphere, always awash with music, art and activity of various kinds, especially during the Avignon Festival (Festival d’Avignon) throughout the month of July annually. The festival first ran in 1947 to celebrate dance, music and theatre, with events springing up all across the town, in the streets and at famous historical locations throughout Avignon. There are a number of excellent walks you can take from an Avignon villa, mainly heading out towards the Alpilles, a small mountain range whose foothills are covered in olive and almond plantations giving them a much needed splash of colour during spring and summer. Due to the town’s location, Avignon wine tours and guided visits of the town are hugely popular with visitors, and there are many fantastic vineyards from which to take a wine tour. Throughout the town, restaurants and cafes offer glasses of the best local produce.
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Saint Rémy de Provence, a charming Provencal town in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Alpilles, invites you to discover its riches: lifestyle, Roman remains and Provencal festivals. In the Provencal capital of the art of living where Nostradamus was born, you will find: gastronomy, local products, olive oil, vineyards "AOC Les Baux de Provence", handicrafts, the Provençal market , the artists, the charm of beautiful shops and art galleries, nature walks and hikes where you can breathe rosemary, thyme and wild sage, the places painted by Van Gogh, the Roman archaeological site of Glanum rocked by cicadas, traditions, festivals, and 300 days of sunshine a year ...
Barely 20 km from Avignon in beautiful southeastern France, the effervescent town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue is famed for its lively antiques scene. Close to the scenic perched villages of the Luberon Valley and within striking distance of Châteauneuf du Pape’s prestigious vineyards, L'Isle sur la Sorgue is known as “the Venice of the Comtat” for its waterways that bring a welcome freshness to the town’s streets and terraces.
Set on the edge of the beautiful Vaucluse plateau and close to the prestigious Côte du Rhône wine villages, this lively Provençal village between the Mont Ventoux and the Luberon Valley is a paradise for cyclists and wine-lovers.
Nestled in the heart of the protected natural park of the Alpilles you will discover a village that has preserved all its authenticity. From the top of its perch, the charming village of Eygalières dominates the graceful landscapes where fields of olive trees line the plain, and the vineyards on the horizon.The beautiful old houses of the village are built in local stone and stand in a row along the small winding streets. Eygalières has some of the most beautiful private residences that are available to rent as holiday homes. Only 10 kms from the busy town of Saint Rémy de Provence and 15 kms from Les Baux de Provence, Eygalières is an ideal village from which to base yourself.
Maussane-les-Alpilles lies at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range, an area of natural beauty that is primed for enjoyable days in a traditional holiday home. With a varied array of outdoor activities and fantastic restaurants and the famous perched villages to visit making Maussane-les-Alpilles a great base to explore the delights of Provence.
The village of Gordes is a beautiful stone village perched high on the southern end of the Plateau of the Vaucluse. The whole village, built from local stone, glows golden in the morning sun, which is a view only matched by the views over the forests of the Luberon.
One of the most beautiful villages in the Luberon Regional Natural Park. Built on top of a hill, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and offers stunning views. This village has a rich historical past and has been very well preserved from any contemporary construction. Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric times and archaeological excavations have brought to light ancient buildings dating from Roman times.
The ancient fortified village of Bonnieux is perched high above the Combe de Lourmarin, dominated by the ancient church which marks the skyline. The village has a wonderfully Provençal appearance, and is a great base for walking and cycling holidays as well as the wider exploration of the Luberon area.
Lourmarin is a typical Provencal village, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the country. Nestled among lush vineyards, blossoming almond trees and fragrant olive groves, Lourmarin is filled with a great selection of cafes, bustling restaurants and trendy boutiques that complement each other to create a lively and friendly atmosphere.