Villas in Provence to rent & what to see

Rent a Villa Avignon, Rhone-Alpes & Aix-en-Provence

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    Countryside Castle 3 | Brittany | 4 Bdr

    Morbihan Department, Brittany France

    From $2,270 /week

    A luxury private Chateau for Rent in Brittany Sleeps: Up to 10 (3 doubles + 4 single beds). PRICES From £1,774/night CLOSEST BEACH 40...

    • Bedrooms4
    • Bathrooms4
    • PetsPets allowed
    • ParkingFree parking within premises
    • Guests13
    • Min Stay3-7 nights (depending on season)
    • TypeCastle
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    Private Chateau 2 | Brittany | 5 Bdr

    Rennes, Brittany France

    From $2,300 /week

    A luxury private Château for Rent near Rennes, Brittany Sleeps: Up to 11 adults and 2 children (3 doubles + 2 suites). PRICES From...

    • Bedrooms5
    • Bathrooms7
    • PetsOutside only. A dog lives on site with the gatekeeper.
    • ParkingFree parking on premises
    • Guests11 adults + 2 children
    • Min Stay2 nights
    • TypeCastle

Luxury Villas in Provence to rent

Things to see and do in your Villa holiday in Provence.

Provence Villas and things to do Pont du GarThe region of Provence covers the area of  the Mediterranean coast up the Rhône River Valley. It corresponds the administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, while including the departments of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, as well as parts of Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse. The historic city of provence is Marseille. Best way to explore Provence is to try the villas in Provence for rentals.  Stay in a Villa in Provence explore like a local.

Nimes areanThe Arena of Nîmes — Great example of Roman engineering, is a well kept Roman amphitheatre in the world, located in the French city of Nîmes. It was built around 100 A.D. The arena still hosts colorful pageantry. 

Palais des papes (Palace of the Popes) in Avignon

Avignon is popular for its papal palace and the broken bridge. New Avignon prospers behind its great medieval walls. With the growing student population and designer shops. The papal palace dominates the old town. Through-out the 14th century the Catholic Church was governed by Avignon. The French-born pope Clement V decided to move the papacy from Rome to Avignon. All of Europe recognized Clement as the legitimate pope.

in this period Avignon grew from a quiet village to a mighty city. The Church ruled the town and made it Europe’s largest construction zone. It built its 10-foot-thick walls symbolising its power, made mansions for cardinals, residences for the whole Vatican bureaucracy, large public squares, and the pope’s towering palace.

After more than half a century of rule, the pope decided to move the papacy back to Rome. But Avignon had other plans, they made its own rival pope, and for about 40 years there were two popes in two cities in Europe — one in Rome and one in Avignon. Finally, in 1417, a Church-wide council declared the Roman pope, Avignon dropped its claim, and ended the separation.

St. Bénezet Bridge (“Pont d’Avignon”)

Pont saint beneze Bridge Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d’Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon.Built between 1171 and 1185,  it was strategic — one of only three bridges crossing the great Rhône in the Middle Ages, important to pilgrims, merchants, and armies. While the Bridge was destroyed during the siege of Louis VIII of France for almost 40 years, it was rebuilt in 1234. In 1669 flood swept away more of the structure for the last time, Four arches and the gatehouse at the Avignon end of the bridge have survived as seen here with the photo. Rent a Villa in Avignon to explore the area better.

Pont du Gard
The well kept Roman aqueduct was built in about 1st century AD which., and while most of it is on or below the ground, at Pont du Gard it spans a canyon on a massive bridge over the Gardon River. The aqueduct formerly carried an estimated 40,000 m3 of water a day to bring water into Roman city and homes of the citizens of Nîmes. It’s best enjoyed on your back and in the water — so bring along a swimsuit and flip-flops. Today it is one of France’s most popular tourist attractions.

other attractions not to miss during your Villa holidays in Provence are; Maison Carrée, once used used as a city hall and church now its a monument. Provençal “bullgames” are held in Arles and in neighboring towns. Roman Aqueduct of Barbegal, it is said that this mill was able to produce enough flour for each day to feed 12,000 hungry Romans.

Fondation Van Gogh, this art foundation is worth a stop for modern-art lovers and Van Gogh fans. Finally, not to miss is the Côtes du Rhône wine region. Well known wine roads of France, travelling through a rustic landscape  you will see acres of vineyards with warm stone villages. Rent a country house in Provence to discover Côtes du Rhône wine region, and try some Local Cuisine in Provence, such as Ratatouille – a real local favourite, or bouillabaisse, a mouth-watering seafood stew made with shellfish, fish, vegetables and herbs.