Etchingham, East Sussex United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 19, 2011 -- Whether you're part of a large extended family seeking a long holiday in the sun, a couple who're after a romantic weekend away or a small family wanting to enjoy an exciting activity break - renting a holiday villa in Provence is an ideal way to experience all the beautiful French countryside has to offer; at an affordable price.
French holiday specialists French Connections have reported an increase in enquiries for villas across France this year, but particularly in the region of Provence. The region is easily accessible from the UK due to the international airports at Marseilles and Nice; both of which are home to low cost airlines. The high-speed TGV train takes just 3 hours from Paris to Marseilles, which also serves Toulon, Nice and Cannes.
Provence boasts an exceptionally warm climate, clear light and immensely varied landscape. A stone's throw from Marseilles is the university town of Aix-en-Provence, which is also the old capital of Provence. The intellectual heart of this region, it is home to a fantastic selection of galleries, museums and cafés. Just north of Cannes you will find the old town of Grasse, which is the centre for the France's booming perfume industry. The area is renowned for its beautiful, fragrant fields of roses, lavender and jasmine. And of course, the Cote d'Azur, which is a long succession of fashionable holiday resorts and towns.
Self-catering villas in Provence will allow you and your family a fantastic amount of freedom. You could choose to relax around the pool and barbecue or get out and enjoy more active pursuits! France boasts an enormous range of sports and activities alongside world-class theme and water parks, local markets, castles, medieval, festivals, and carnivals - allowing the children to expand their language skills and experience a different lifestyle and culture.
French cuisine is widely regarded as some of the finest in the world, and eating out in France can be very reasonably priced. Family-friendly restaurants are abundant in the region of Provence. Low-cost flights and a wide range of excellent value accommodation can make France a much more affordable family destination than it may seem at first.
To see a full range of Villas in Provence, visit the French Connections web site: http://www.frenchconnections.co.uk/en/psearch/property/849-villas-in-provence