Provence is located in Southern France in an area that extends from the Mediterranean coast to the foothills of the French Alps. Provence's diverse landscapes range from vineyards to hills to villages and cities. The scenic charm of the Provence region has served as inspiration for artists including: Cezanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Chagall and Giono. With many apartments and villa available in Provence you can find your own inspiration in the Provence Region of the South of France.
The Provence region is divided into several unique areas which together make up the different images that make Provence a distinctive region of France.
Many people arrive in Provence via the area of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. This section of Provence contains France's 2nd largest city, Marseille, which is France's oldest city as well as the country's most important port. Aix-en-Provence is not nearly as large of a city as Marseille, but has more of a small city charm. Aix-en-Provence is known for its architectural highlights, art institutions and universities. In the larger cities of Provence you can find a diverse selection of vacation rental apartments.
Alpilles is a small mountain range that runs through the center of the Provence region. The mountains are a stark contrast to the plains of the Rhone Valley and are covered in scrubland, pine and oak forests and local flowers that make the area naturally beautiful. The area includes the famous artists' town, Saint-Remy-de-Provence as well as Arles.
The Luberon is a region of Provence that is part of the foothills of the French Alps. Located between the Durance and Calavon Rivers and stretching from the towns of Cavaillon to Manosque, Luberon has diverse landscapes. The Luberon area is a popular summer destination and is known for its small historic villages. The area is rich in architectural heritage, including medieval Roman ruins. Some of the towns in Luberon include Apt, Roussillion and Gordes.
Both Alpilles and Luberon have a wide verity of vacation rentals from small homes to grand villas and mas style houses.
The Camargue, is the delta of the Rhone River. It is a vast plain in Provence which forms a triangle from Arles in the north to the Mediterranean coast and Saintes Maries de la Mer in the south. Prairies, ponds, marshes, rivers and salt flats are seen throughout the landscape of the Camargue. The area has been protected by the creation of a regional park which extends over 86,000 hectares. This part of Provence's coastline extends over 60km and includes pristine sand beaches. Vacation Rentals can be found in Arles as well as a long beachside towns and villages.
Provence is one of the top tourist destinations in all of France and with many small communities worth exploring; finding a vacation rental in your favorite city, town or village in Provence is a smart choice to make your experience more authentic.
Neighborhoods > South of France
• Provence: Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles
• French Riviera: Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Vence, Villefranche-sur-Mer
• French Alps
• Montpellier Region: Montpellier