La Vie Provençal

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La Vie Provençal

LA MAISON DU POETE, ST. PAUL DE VENCE, FRANCE

Dating back to the 12th century, this house was once inhabited by the beloved French poet Jacques Prévert. Picasso and Chagall and the beau monde of showbiz and society passed through St. Paul de Vence during the post-war years (Chagall is buried in the town’s cemetery), transforming it from a sleepy village into a café society, and today it’s still home to a plethora of artists and galleries.

OLD STONE HOUSE, SEILLANS, FRANCE

This house is minutes away from Seillans, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France by Reader’s Digest. A ville perché (perched hilltop village), with a steeply inclined medieval center, castle and 13th-century church, it’s only accessible on foot.

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VILLA NOVES, NOVES, FRANCE

Spacious, fragrant and lush, the grounds of this villa are filled with the scents and colors of Provence. Take a stroll through the antique shops of nearby L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and the galleries and markets in St. Remy de Provence. Visit the palaces of the Papes in Avignon and don’t miss the excellent local restaurants and cafes.

LA MAISON DES ARTS, ARLES, FRANCE

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles is a treasure trove of Roman history and culture. But it’s also a center for modern art, with a recently opened Van Gogh Museum, its new Luma cultural center designed by Frank Gehry, international contemporary art fairs and renowned photography event, Les Rencontres d’Arles. And this gallery-like home is perfectly situated to see them all.

VAUGINES FARMHOUSE, LUBERON, FRANCE

Just a short drive from the picturesque village of Bonnieux and the “golden triangle” with Ménerbes and Gordes, the village of Vaugines is one of the most beautiful in Provence. Explore the nearby towns of Lourmarin, Cucuron, Lauris and Ansouis for their great markets, cafes and music festivals.

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ROMANTIC PROVENCAL B&B, GARD, FRANCE

This small hotel is found in the quiet village of Saint Laurent des Arbres, known for its 12th-century tower and winding streets. But it’s also within easy reach of the medieval town of Avignon (which hosts France’s largest arts festival each July) and the world-famous wine village of Châteauneuf du Pape.

MAS LA ROMAINE, VAISON-LA-ROMAINE, FRANCE

This art-filled home is close to the center of Vaison-la-Romaine with its Roman and medieval remains and the region’s oldest market. Make sure to check out the open-air productions around town throughout the summer season and take advantage of the Côtes du Rhône’s amazing wine tasting.

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LA MAISON DES ARENES, ARLES, FRANCE

This townhouse resides in the very heart of the historic center of Arles, between the Roman forum and the amphitheater. Wander its atmospheric and historic streets to savor one of the oldest cities in France, while taking in all that this modern artistic cultural center has to offer.

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MAISON GORDES, GORDES, FRANCE

The Vaucluse region is home to some of the most iconic villages of Provence, and Gordes, with its Renaissance castle and Cistercian abbey, is considered to be one of the most beautiful. This old stone manor is also within wandering distance of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, famous for its antique shops and markets.

MAISON SUR LA SORGUE, L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE, FRANCE

Sitting on the banks of the Sorgue, the town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has the feel of an island with its extensive canals and waterways. Dating back to the early 13th century, it is a major center for fine collectibles and antiques, hosting large biannual exhibitions and teeming Sunday morning markets.

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