Provence Holidays

From the scent of blooming lavender to the dappled light of olive groves and the vibrant colours reflected in azure seas, Provence captivatingly combines the allure of the Mediterranean with the tranquillity of the French countryside. As you meander through quaint villages, discover historical sites or simply soak in the sun at a peaceful beach, you'll find Provence offers a multi-faceted holiday experience that would allure anyone.

Romantic couples can revel in the region's rich history and breathtaking beauty while seeking a getaway. Families can create memorable moments against the backdrop of stunning landscapes, while friend groups can discover a new adventure around every corner. Provence offers charming and luxurious accommodation options to suit every budget type, all set within a truly enchanting landscape. With array of things to see and do, Provence truly becomes a place of wonder no matter who you are holidaying with or what type of holiday you are seeking.

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Whether you're looking for a place soaked in culture and history, adventure packed spots or a relaxing seaside, Provence's popular cities offer an irresistible blend of attractions. Let's explore some of the must-visit destinations that redefine your Provencal holiday experience.


The bustling metropolis of Marseille combines traditional heritage with cosmopolitan culture. With a vibrant Vieux Port, impressive architecture such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and an exciting variety of gastronomy influenced by several cultures, Marseille is a must-visit destination for foodies and history buffs alike.


Known for its historical and cultural wealth, Aix-en-Provence offers a rich assortment of museums, art galleries and beautiful buildings, such as the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur. Visit the birthplace of the acclaimed artist Paul Cézanne, or lose yourself in the lively markets of the city's charming old town.


A historic city with its roots in the Catholic papacy, Avignon boasts iconic attractions, including the Palace of the Popes and the famous Pont d'Avignon. Its well-preserved city walls, grand churches and quaint narrow streets make it a delightful destination.


An idyllic port town, Cassis is famed for its pebbly beaches, white wines, and impressive sea cliffs. Boat trips to explore the scenic Calanques National Park are particularly popular here, offering unique experiences for nature and adventure lovers.


A small but lively town, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a popular destination famed for its native son, the prophet Nostradamus. The scenic beauty of this town was also an inspiration for some of Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces making it an attraction for art lovers.

Where to Stay

With arrays of quaint villages, vibrant cities, and serene seaside localities, Provence offers a myriad of choices when it comes to accommodation. Here's our pick of some of the best places to stay while holidaying in this scenic French region.

For a family holiday

Choose a picturesque coastal town like Cassis for an unforgettable family holiday immersed in lovely beaches and engaging water sports. If you seek a rich cultural experience, Avignon, with its well-preserved historical structures, provides an interesting break from sun and sea.

For a couples holiday

For couples desiring a romantic retreat, Aix-en-Provence offers a charming cityscape adorned with stunning architecture, countless fountains and tree-lined avenues. If you prefer a coastal setting, nothing beats a romantic sunset dinner at one of Marseille's vibrant harbourside restaurants.

For a holiday with friends

For a memorable holiday with friends, choose Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Its vibrant atmosphere, ample opportunities for nature walks, and fascinating historical sites cater to different interests within your group. Alternatively, the pulsating energy of Marseille ensures non-stop entertainment and a lively nightlife.

When to Visit

Azure skies and temperate weather make Provence an excellent year-round destination. However, if you wish to experience the region in its prime, plan your visit during spring (April-June) or autumn (September and October). These periods offer the most pleasant weather, perfect for exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes and vibrant cities, and also allow you to avoid the bustling summer rush.

Winter may see fewer tourists and added charm with festive markets and cosy cafés, but you may encounter colder temperatures and less frequent transport services. Additionally, while the summers can get hot and crowded, they are also periods of festivals and lavender bloom, which add an enthral charm to your Provencal experience.

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