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Provence

Provence, nestled in south-east France, borders Italy and the Mediterranean Sea which means its landscapes are incredibly diverse. The alpine charm of the Southern Alpes meets rolling vineyards, olive groves and the world-famous lavender fields. The south is home to the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where elegance and chic living abounds – Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast and provide a masterclass in glamour.

By contrast, Aix-en-Provence – an historic university town is home to a thriving cafe scene and a plethora of cultural attractions. Marseilles remains proud of its industrial past, sensitively and stylishly incorporating homages to its heritage in a range of architectural reimaginings. Avignon’s celebrated medieval city walls and Palais des Papes are a testament to its heyday as the seat of Christianity, for which it enjoys UNESCO status.

Where to Book

  • Traditional village home in Provence, France

  • Grasse in Provence

  • Fortified town of Briancon, France in Provence

  • Arles, Provence

  • Aiguines village, Provence

  • Ansouis village, Provence

  • Simiane La Rotonde, Provence

  • Charming medieval town of Gordes, Provence

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 13℃
  • 13℃
  • 15℃
  • 17℃
  • 21℃
  • 24℃
  • 27℃
  • 27℃
  • 25℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 14℃
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
  • 11
  • 9
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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