From stylish French towns to sleepy medieval villages, Provence offers so much to explore. Aix-en-Provence, the regional capital, should be the first place on your list. Its commanding fountains and therapeutic thermal baths offer a delightful day of indulgence. Of course, if you can’t bear to tear yourself away from your swimming pool, we can book some spa treatments to come straight to your luxury Provence villa.
Also a must-see is Avignon, home to the majestic 14th-century Palace of the Popes and its imposing stone ramparts. Meanwhile, around 300 antiques dealers fill every nook and cranny in the pretty streets of L’Isle sur la Sorgue. This ensures its position as a top destination for lovers of fine art and antiques.
Of course, no holiday in Provence would be complete without indulging in some local fine wine and delectable delicacies. From your villa, you’ll have some of the finest vineyards in the world located right on your doorstep. We can happily point you in the direction of our favourite cellars. Better yet, we’ll even book you onto a wine tasting experience, perhaps in the leafy vineyards of the famous Chateauneuf du Pape.
All of our villas in Provence have their own private swimming pools, offering delightful respite from the summer heat. After a gentle dip, kick back on your sun deck with a crisp glass of wine, and you’ll have a good idea of what relaxation Provençal style feels like.
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The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.