In its tranquil private setting with an attractive pool and established gardens, Plein Maures is the perfect spot for a family holiday and, only 4km from the nearest village of Vidauban with all amenities, is an excellent base for exploring the beauties of mountain-top villages and the stunning coastline nearby.
At Invitation to Provence we search for properties that we ourselves would love to stay in – whether it’s a countryside villa with a pool or a tiny village cottage with a bench facing the sunset, the common theme is real world charm. So we visit every place we rent, as well as getting to know the area, the people and the wineries.
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Provence is a delight for the senses – lavender, limestone, herbs and wine, under a brilliant blue sky. And it’s a place that lends itself to exploration – there are endless caves, castles, villages and hidden secrets to be found. Perfect for adventures with children! Here are 6 of our favourites, mainly in the Luberon: … Read more »
Cycling in the Luberon is fantastic, with quiet windy roads for the roadies and fantastic singletrack and fireroads for the off-roaders. In the interests of accurate research, I’ve been trying to do a little of both and can heartily recommend either. In the bottom of the valley, running between Coustellet and Apt is an “Avenue … Read more »
The heart of the Vaucluse holds the secret to its name: an enormous, powerful river that starts from a sinkhole beneath high limestone cliffs in a blind, closed valley. The volume of water coming out of the ground varies with the weather but is always enough to generate a river from apparently nothing, springing from … Read more »
The Luberon National Park in the Vaucluse region of Provence is a scenic area of forested slopes, mediaeval hilltop villages, castles, ancient ochre mines and Roman sites. Its narrow country lanes, and rocky, rugged terrain are a haven for cyclists. For the most dedicated amongst you the infamous Mt Ventoux is nearby, for those who … Read more »
The Abbaye of Thoronet was the first Cistercian monastery in Provence, so most of the buildings date from the 12th century. They exhibit that classical calm and stripped down elegance that much 12th century religious architecture has. A meditative clarity that is refreshing and restorative for those of us surrounded by adverts, traffic and noise. … Read more »