Destination guide

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

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 highlights

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)
Transport

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.

Where to stay around Provence?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 42,328 holiday lettings near Provence. From 15,331 Houses to 7,432 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Provence is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Provence?

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

  • Saint-Tropez: 6,075 holiday homes
  • Lacoste: 2,398 holiday homes
  • Aix-en-Provence: 2,415 holiday homes
  • Selonnet: 196 holiday homes
  • Biot: 2,315 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Provence! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Provence?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Provence with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint-Tropez: 6,075 holiday lettings
  • Lacoste: 2,398 holiday lettings
  • Aix-en-Provence: 2,415 holiday lettings
  • Selonnet: 196 holiday lettings
  • Biot: 2,315 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Provence?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Provence are:

  • Cagnes-sur-Mer (XCG): 14,447 self catering accommodations
  • Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): 16,340 self catering accommodations
  • La Mv¥le Airport (LTT): 9,113 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Provence?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Provence. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Terre Blanche Golf Course: 13,573 holiday rentals
  • Garcine Ski Lift: 2,151 holiday rentals
  • La Chaup Gondola: 1,316 holiday rentals
  • Pont d'Avignon: 5,935 holiday rentals
  • Cathedral la Major (Cathedral of Sainte-Marie-Majeure): 5,200 holiday rentals

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 of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Provence

Saint-Tropez
6,075 holiday rentals
Lacoste
2,398 holiday rentals
Aix-en-Provence
2,415 holiday rentals
Selonnet
196 holiday rentals
Biot
2,315 holiday rentals
Bormes-les-Mimosas
5,534 holiday rentals
Nice
7,841 holiday rentals
Avignon
3,743 holiday rentals
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
3,141 holiday rentals
Saou
247 holiday rentals
Le Lavandou
4,591 holiday rentals
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
999 holiday rentals
Valbonne
2,036 holiday rentals
La Grande-Motte
2,832 holiday rentals
Suzette
1,675 holiday rentals
La Ciotat
3,638 holiday rentals
Saint-Montan
683 holiday rentals
Antibes
11,800 holiday rentals
Cavalaire-sur-Mer
5,736 holiday rentals
Porquerolles
1,943 holiday rentals