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The waterfront setting of Provence is ready to explore

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Provence. Travelers to this walkable city praise the cafés, sightseeing and local tours. For a bit of culture, visit La Vieille Charite, Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations or Musee National de la Marine. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Provence

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Provence has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Golf du Luberon (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Chateau Val Joanis (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Chateau La Coste (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Lavandes Angelvin (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Sainte-Victoire Golf (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Set Golf (19 mi / 30.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Provence

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Provence is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Montagne Sainte Victoire (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Les Vannades (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Colorado Provencal (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Terrain des Peintres (17 mi / 27.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Provence

The nearest airport is in Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence), located 29.8 mi (48 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Avignon (AVN-Caumont), which is 40.5 mi (65.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Aix-en-Provence Meyrargues Station, Pertuis Station and Manosque-Greoux-les-Bains Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Provence by jumping on the metro at La Rose Station, Frais Vallon Metro Station or Malpasse Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Provence?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 41,759 house rentals around Provence. From 7,067 Villas to 14,851 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Provence is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Provence?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Provence. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Italy: 169,922 vacation rentals
  • Nice: 7,463 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 843 vacation rentals
  • Carre d'Or: 1,154 vacation rentals
  • Antibes Old Town: 711 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Provence! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Provence?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Provence:

  • Nice: 7,463 rentals
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: 4,996 rentals
  • Antibes: 11,241 rentals
  • St-Rémy-de-Provence: 2,898 rentals
  • Aix-en-Provence: 2,211 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Provence?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Provence are:

  • Cote D'Azur Airport (NCE): 13,638 home rentals
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (XCG): 13,837 home rentals
  • Orange (XOG-Orange-Caritat Air Base): 5,142 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Provence?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Provence. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Toulon (XZV-Toulon SNCF Train Station): 5,927 vacation homes
  • Marina Baie Des Anges: 13,695 vacation homes
  • Chateau de l'Emperi: 4,242 vacation homes
  • Arles (ZAF-Arles Train Station): 2,806 vacation homes
  • Peillon-Ste-Thecle Station: 7,341 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Provence listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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