Summer Dreaming of Holidays in the South of France

Friday, 16 November 2012

Whilst it is lovely to curl up and get cosy by the fire during the winter evenings, thoughts of long Summer days with endless sunshine and blue skies are ever present and images of that swim in the sea, walk along the beach or topping up that tan come to mind.

Next year the South of France has even more to offer because Marseille is the European Capital City of Culture 2013 and there will be a mass of events and much more going on in the city – from Martigues to the lovely La Ciotat – and not too far away in the likes of Arles and Aix.


The Languedoc, Provence and the Cote d’Azur are all amazing locations for that perfect holiday, with history, culture, gastronomy and of course wine all at your finger tips – not forgetting the Mediterranean and the fantastic beaches!

Marseille

To take full advantage of this area, why not stay at one of our properties and explore the region at your leisure. 

Villa Auriol (BR001)is only 20 minutes from Marseille – perfectly placed to enjoy all that is going on in the 2013 European Capital City of Culture.

 House and garden – BR001A

Just a stone’s throw from Aix-en-Provence is the lovely “home from home” Villa du Jardin (BR002A), well placed to access this part of the world and ideal for a family of 6-7.  

The villa is very well equipped and has lots of added extras, such as bicycles, the possibility of fishing for trout in the nearby river and a boulodrome for that quintessential French pastime, a game of pétanque.

Villa du Jardin Facade


Don’t miss the chance to visit  Aix and see it in all its glory – the Cathedral, famous works of art and the Mazarin quarter.

Alternatively, not far from quaint Sommières and the lovely town of Uzes, (both of which have fantastic Saturday markets),  the delightful Bastide Langlade (GR011A ), a stone building, combining original character features with contemporary decor and modern day living is perfect if you are a party of 10.

Conservatory and Garden
Fully Fenced Pool area

This coming Summer the South of France tops the list of destinations for diversity with a difference –  encompassing a myriad of activities and endless places to explore for people of all ages.  Come see for yourself!