Provence

Overview

Ah belle Provence! Was there ever a region that captures the delights of France half as well? Its lavender landscapes inspired a generation of post-Impressionist painters; its rustic country cuisine is envied the world over; its history and traditional way of life remain lovingly preserved. Provence is a feast for all the senses: France at its irresistible best.

The idyllic lifestyle of Provence has made it a long-favoured luxury holiday destination among the rich and famous. Lightfoot Travel has a luxurious range of villas and chic countryside retreats to help make your stay in the south of France a perfect as possible.

Mother Nature has lavished Provence with considerable gifts and in some ways; it’s a microcosm of the landscapes of France. It starts in the foothills of the Alps, where huge snow-clad massifs rise in the background, and ends on the picturesque Mediterranean shores of the Côte d’Azur.

Inland lies classic Provençal countryside of lush greens hills, flower-speckled meadows dotted with quaint villages and rolling fields etched in purple and ochre. There are olive groves and beautiful vineyards, forests of pine and cork, and rare wildlife like the pink flamingos that congregate on the delta plains of the Camargue. There’s the spectacular too: in the shape of the huge, yawning Gorges du Verdon, Europe’s greatest canyon, surrounded by placid azure lakes

Provence is a saturated in history, it permeates through the beautiful cities of Arles and Aix, but nowhere more so than the magnificently-preserved medieval walled city of Avignon. If you plan to shop, include a visit to Grasse into your tailor-made itinerary, it’s the home of perfume. Glamorous Nice and Cannes cater for your sophisticated nightlife and Michelin-star dining needs.

And regarding dining, few places in Europe – perhaps only Tuscany – can rival the food of Provence. A combination of sunshine, fertile soils and years of culinary traditional has culminated in an exquisite cuisine, exploding with Mediterranean flavours of olives, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, truffles and fish. Trying the revered fish soup bouillabaisse – infused in saffron and seasoned with Mediterranean seawater – at least once is essential.

When booking a tailor-made luxury holiday with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll receive impartial advice on accommodation and a concierge-style service to help design your perfect escape.

Provence Itineraries

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Baumanière Les Baux de Provence

Provence, France

Set in enchanting gardens at the foot of the village of Les Baux-de-Provence in southern France, this luxury boutique hotel offers Mediterranean living at its best. A favourite with actors a…

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Domaine des Andeols

Provence, France

Set among the countryside of the Luberon region of Provence, France, so famous for its lavender fields, Domaine des Andéols is an unexpectedly contemporary design hotel with just twenty roo…

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Hotel B Design & Spa

Provence, France

A far cry from the traditional rustic farmhouses of this corner of southern France, Hotel B Design & Spa is nevertheless surrounded by the iconic lavender fields and olive trees, and ena…

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La Mirande

Provence, France

La Mirande is set in delightful terraced gardens at the foot of the Palais des Papes in the centre of Avignon, in France. Originally a 14th century cardinal’s mansion, this grand hotel pri…

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Le Pigonnet

Provence, France

Housed in a bastide (Provencal manor house) dating back to the 18th century, Le Pigonnet is a charming hotel where tradition and modernity intermingle seamlessly. A stone’s throw from the …

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Terre Blanche Hotel Spa & Golf Resort

Provence, France

Nestled on a verdant hillside on a 750-acre estate in the heart of Provence, one of the most beautiful regions of France, Terre Blanche is a haven of peace and tranquility and offers spectac…

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Villa Gallici

Provence, France

Villa Gallici Is a honey-coloured, 18th century Florentine villa set in seven acres of fragrant gardens near the charming town of Aix-en-Provence, between the French Riviera and the Luberon …

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