Provence is the perfect place to get away from it all for a weekend or a long holiday. This authentic little corner of paradise is the perfect region for young children, with its medieval villages and stone farmhouses. With their huge gardens and country lanes, our Provence villas are also perfect for the boisterous toddlers. And what could be better than a ride in a vintage car and a family picnic in the fields of Provence?
Follow us to discover our most beautiful Provence villas through our 6 favourite houses for this summer:
1. Mas Belle – Hélène in Avignon
Arriving at Mas Belle -Hélène, we are welcomed by a long alley lined with towering trees. The mas is a real gem of Provencal architecture, with a cream facade, a typical roof and French formal garden. As you enter, you discover an old aristocratic residence with imposing furniture from another century.
The mas is revived with subtle details such as fabrics with flamboyant prints or the brand new gym in the outbuilding. Here, there’s never a dull moment. You can stroll through the orchards, take a dip in the swimming pool or play a game of pétanque or tennis.
2.Hameau de Gordes in Gordes
Hameau de Gordes is a small group of rural houses outside the village. It is a Provencal paradise with its inner courtyard and fountain, its facades of old stones, its ceiling beams and arches typical of the region. In the morning, hop on one of the bikes at your disposal to pick up your croissants in the nearby village of Les Martins.
Only 15 minutes drive away, discover the Notre-Dame de Sénanque Abbey. Founded in 1148, the abbey is a Cistercian monastery still in operation. The visit takes us back to the 12th century between the cloister, the abbey church, the chapter house and the dormitory. Stroll through the fragrant lavender fields and admire the charming Abbey, before returning home to one of our luxury Provence villas.
3. Mas Pradau in l’Isle sur la Sorgue
At Mas Pradau, it is like being in a novel by Marcel Pagnol, with its driveway lined with pine trees and its facade framed by light blue shutters. Inside, the house is a skilful blend of contemporary and traditional, from the ultra-modern kitchen to the rooms lit by vintage chandeliers.
In the evening, when the air is cooler, enjoy relaxing on the terrace surrounded by lavender and bouquets of mock orange. It is these simple little pleasures that always bring us back to these wonderful Provence villas.
4. Château Cyprès at Avignon
Château Cyprès is a unique place. It transports you to another century with its hand-painted beams, ancient tapestries and colourful frescoes. The terrace at the top of the fortress offers a direct view of the swimming pool below.
Spend the hot summer days lounging by the water with your favorite book in hand. For a change of scenery, set off on an adventure in your vintage car. Then, stop in a flowering field to enjoy a family gourmet picnic organized by our concierge.
5. Villa Sigala in Lourmarin
Villa Sigala is a perfect mix of an old farmhouse and a modern home. The facades of the house decorated with grey stone are typical of the region. Inside, the house has been renovated with taste and subtlety. The white walls and contemporary furniture give the original wooden structure a special character. The large chandeliers in the living room add the finishing touch to this Scandinavian-influenced atmosphere.
Take a dip in the tranquil ambience of the pool at dusk. Then have an aperitif with your whole family on the terrace perched above the fields. This luxury home, like most of our other Provence villas, is perfect for large family reunions.
6. Mas des Oliviers in Saint Rémy de Provence
Nestled in the hills of the Alpilles, Mas des Oliviers is an entirely restored old farmhouse. It has been completely transformed into a sophisticated and elegant retreat. With its noble materials and antique objects, Mas des Oliviers is a dreamy haven where light is omnipresent.
The centrepiece of the house is outside. The pool surrounded by tall grass seems to be straight out of a movie. Every detail is unique in this luxury home, and that’s what makes it so different from other Provence villas. At sunset, relax facing the mountains and enjoy the beauty of the region.