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Stay in an exceptional private estate in Gaou Bénat!

The story of Gaou Bénat

La Domaine du Gaou Bénat" is an exceptional private domain located in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur). It is an exclusive 160-hectare estate on the Mediterranean coast. Here, nature is still fully respected and the domain is completely surrounded by beautiful vegetation. There are strict building rules, so the construction of all the holiday homes consists of the typical natural stones of Bormes-les-Mimosas, which brings a beautiful harmony to the domain of Gaou Bénat. The villas are all completely private and disappear into this beautiful nature among the pine trees and oaks. 

 Fun fact: Benat castle used to belong to the Marquis de Retz. They cultivated cork and charcoal on 2 plains, one part of which was transformed in 1958 by the developer François Leredu into the current and exclusive Domaine du Gaou Bénat. 

Would you also like to enjoy this beautiful holiday domain, but within your own private holiday home? Looking for a holiday home with private pool on the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) ? A villa on the Gaou Bénat domain such as Les Eucalyptus, Valanvi, Plein Ciel or Villa Bormes les Mimosas are always top choices.

Daily life in the Domain

When you rent a holiday home on the private Gaou Bénat domain in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur), everything is close by. The domain can be traversed via footpaths marked "Gaou Piétons". The private beach can also be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. If you rent Les Eucalyptus it is only a 5 minute walk, or if you are a bit higher up on the domain in Plein Ciel, you can enjoy fantastic views, but then the beach is a bit further away. 

 Apart from the beach, there is also a sailing club and tennis courts that are not to be missed during your stay in the Gaou Bénat holiday homes.  The sailing club (https://ycgb.fr/) offers not only lessons but also rental of sailboats, paddle and kayak. You can also enjoy a meal on the private beach of the domain, if you want to relax and leave the cooking in your cottage with private pool in Gaou Bénat for the afternoon or evening. 

Interesting to know: Le Gaou Bénat is under permanent surveillance 24/7 during the high season. To access the domain, it is advisable to purchase a "badge", which you can buy for 10 euros at the guard post at the entrance of the domain. This badge also allows you to use the 2 parking places at the beach.

Activities outside the domain Gaou Bénat

Le Lavandou: 4 km

Le Lavandou is surrounded by several sandy beaches. Have you had enough of your holiday home on the French Riviera with private swimming pool for a while and feel like going to the beach during your stay on the French Riviera? Discover Plages de L'Anglade, La plage de Saint Clair, de la Fosette, d'Aiguebelle, Cavalière, Promousqier, Plage de Bormes ...

 You can also look for more dynamic activities and enjoy the pleasures of the water, which can be found at the port of Le Lavandou (water skiing, wake board, jet ski, scuba diving, pedalo, paddle, kayak, fishing, or rental or outing of a sailing or motor boat). From the port of Le Lavandou you can also embark daily for a ferry to one of the islands Port Cros or Porquerolles.

 TIP: During the summer months, a bus runs free of charge from Le Lavandou to the entrance of the domain.

 

Bormes les Mimosas: 2.5 km

At about 2.5 km from the Gaou Benat domain you will find the municipality of Bormes les Mimosas. Discover the beautiful beaches such as Plage de Brégançon, Cabasson, La Mère Dieu and Estagnol. Walks along the "sentier du littoral" will give you a unique discovery of the area and its nature. The trail from Bormes les Mimosas (15 km) starts from the Brégancon Fortress via Cap Bénat to la Favière with beautiful views of the Hyères roadstead, les Îles d'Or and the Massif des Maures.

 Are you a real nature lover and do you already see the full potential of these beautiful routes? Then perhaps villa Bormes des Mimosas is the ideal holiday resort for you. 

Additional activities in the area 

 

Horse riding at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Les Ecuries d'Entre Colles
  • L'Ecurie de la Sanglière

Golf at Gaou Bénat 

For the golf lovers, there are also numerous locations where one can enjoy oneself: 

  • Mini-golf in Le Lavandou
  • Golf club du jardin in Le Lavandou with a practice and 3 holes.
  • Golf in Valcros (https://www.golfdevalcros.com) with 18 holes at about 20 km.
  • Golf de Valgarde (www.golf-valgarde.com) at about 34 km : 18 holes 
  • Golf de Beauvallon, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of St Tropez during your course.
  • Golf La Fregatte

Unmissable markets at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Le Lavandou : southern market with local products on Thursdays between 8am and 1pm.
  • La Favière : night market on Monday between 5pm and 1am.
  • Bormes le Mimosas : in the old part of town on Wednesdays between 8 am and 1 pm.
  • Cavalière : southern market on Monday mornings between June and September.

 

The best wine estates near Gaou Bénat 

  • Domaine de L'Anglade along the coastline of Le Lavandou.
  • Domaine du Grand Batailler -093 Rote de Bénat, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • Domaine de Brégançon- 639 Route de Léoube, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • ApéRosé Jazz (https://www.chateau-de-bregancon.fr/aperose-jazz-ete-2021): every Tuesday in July and August, from 6 to 8.30 pm.
  • Château Malherbe - 1 route du Bout du monde, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas

In the heart of the Var region, you can enjoy peaceful holidays in an exceptional setting, with a wide range of activities in the immediate surroundings. Quality holiday homes: enjoy the peace and quiet and nature that Gaou Bénat has to offer. At Cap you will find several holiday homes with private swimming pool for 6 people or more.

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Stay in an exceptional private estate in Gaou Bénat!

The story of Gaou Bénat

La Domaine du Gaou Bénat" is an exceptional private domain located in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur). It is an exclusive 160-hectare estate on the Mediterranean coast. Here, nature is still fully respected and the domain is completely surrounded by beautiful vegetation. There are strict building rules, so the construction of all the holiday homes consists of the typical natural stones of Bormes-les-Mimosas, which brings a beautiful harmony to the domain of Gaou Bénat. The villas are all completely private and disappear into this beautiful nature among the pine trees and oaks. 

 Fun fact: Benat castle used to belong to the Marquis de Retz. They cultivated cork and charcoal on 2 plains, one part of which was transformed in 1958 by the developer François Leredu into the current and exclusive Domaine du Gaou Bénat. 

Would you also like to enjoy this beautiful holiday domain, but within your own private holiday home? Looking for a holiday home with private pool on the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) ? A villa on the Gaou Bénat domain such as Les Eucalyptus, Valanvi, Plein Ciel or Villa Bormes les Mimosas are always top choices.

Daily life in the Domain

When you rent a holiday home on the private Gaou Bénat domain in Bormes-les-Mimosas (Var, Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur), everything is close by. The domain can be traversed via footpaths marked "Gaou Piétons". The private beach can also be reached on foot in about 20 minutes. If you rent Les Eucalyptus it is only a 5 minute walk, or if you are a bit higher up on the domain in Plein Ciel, you can enjoy fantastic views, but then the beach is a bit further away. 

 Apart from the beach, there is also a sailing club and tennis courts that are not to be missed during your stay in the Gaou Bénat holiday homes.  The sailing club (https://ycgb.fr/) offers not only lessons but also rental of sailboats, paddle and kayak. You can also enjoy a meal on the private beach of the domain, if you want to relax and leave the cooking in your cottage with private pool in Gaou Bénat for the afternoon or evening. 

Interesting to know: Le Gaou Bénat is under permanent surveillance 24/7 during the high season. To access the domain, it is advisable to purchase a "badge", which you can buy for 10 euros at the guard post at the entrance of the domain. This badge also allows you to use the 2 parking places at the beach.

Activities outside the domain Gaou Bénat

Le Lavandou: 4 km

Le Lavandou is surrounded by several sandy beaches. Have you had enough of your holiday home on the French Riviera with private swimming pool for a while and feel like going to the beach during your stay on the French Riviera? Discover Plages de L'Anglade, La plage de Saint Clair, de la Fosette, d'Aiguebelle, Cavalière, Promousqier, Plage de Bormes ...

 You can also look for more dynamic activities and enjoy the pleasures of the water, which can be found at the port of Le Lavandou (water skiing, wake board, jet ski, scuba diving, pedalo, paddle, kayak, fishing, or rental or outing of a sailing or motor boat). From the port of Le Lavandou you can also embark daily for a ferry to one of the islands Port Cros or Porquerolles.

 TIP: During the summer months, a bus runs free of charge from Le Lavandou to the entrance of the domain.

 

Bormes les Mimosas: 2.5 km

At about 2.5 km from the Gaou Benat domain you will find the municipality of Bormes les Mimosas. Discover the beautiful beaches such as Plage de Brégançon, Cabasson, La Mère Dieu and Estagnol. Walks along the "sentier du littoral" will give you a unique discovery of the area and its nature. The trail from Bormes les Mimosas (15 km) starts from the Brégancon Fortress via Cap Bénat to la Favière with beautiful views of the Hyères roadstead, les Îles d'Or and the Massif des Maures.

 Are you a real nature lover and do you already see the full potential of these beautiful routes? Then perhaps villa Bormes des Mimosas is the ideal holiday resort for you. 

Additional activities in the area 

 

Horse riding at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Les Ecuries d'Entre Colles
  • L'Ecurie de la Sanglière

Golf at Gaou Bénat 

For the golf lovers, there are also numerous locations where one can enjoy oneself: 

  • Mini-golf in Le Lavandou
  • Golf club du jardin in Le Lavandou with a practice and 3 holes.
  • Golf in Valcros (https://www.golfdevalcros.com) with 18 holes at about 20 km.
  • Golf de Valgarde (www.golf-valgarde.com) at about 34 km : 18 holes 
  • Golf de Beauvallon, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of St Tropez during your course.
  • Golf La Fregatte

Unmissable markets at Gaou Bénat: 

  • Le Lavandou : southern market with local products on Thursdays between 8am and 1pm.
  • La Favière : night market on Monday between 5pm and 1am.
  • Bormes le Mimosas : in the old part of town on Wednesdays between 8 am and 1 pm.
  • Cavalière : southern market on Monday mornings between June and September.

 

The best wine estates near Gaou Bénat 

  • Domaine de L'Anglade along the coastline of Le Lavandou.
  • Domaine du Grand Batailler -093 Rote de Bénat, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • Domaine de Brégançon- 639 Route de Léoube, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas.
  • ApéRosé Jazz (https://www.chateau-de-bregancon.fr/aperose-jazz-ete-2021): every Tuesday in July and August, from 6 to 8.30 pm.
  • Château Malherbe - 1 route du Bout du monde, 83230 Bormes les Mimosas

In the heart of the Var region, you can enjoy peaceful holidays in an exceptional setting, with a wide range of activities in the immediate surroundings. Quality holiday homes: enjoy the peace and quiet and nature that Gaou Bénat has to offer. At Cap you will find several holiday homes with private swimming pool for 6 people or more.

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The most beautiful villages in Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is full of beautiful sights. If you are renting a holiday house in Languedoc-Roussillon then you should put the best sights in the Laguedoc-Roussillon on your bucket list. Scroll down and discover the nicest villages in this fantastic region!

Uzès

Near the famous Pont du Gard and the cities of Nimes and Avignon, you will find the beautiful village of Uzès, which was a bishopric until the beginning of the nineteenth century. This majestic status can still be seen today in the many sights to be found there. The Cathedral Saint-Théodorit with its organ from the time of 'Louis Quatorze' and its accompanying Tour Fenestrelle should definitely be on your list. The stately bishop's palace is now a museum that you should definitely visit. The Musée de bonbon is also a must for those who love sweets and history!

Roussillon

In the department of Vaucluse, in the Luberon area, you will find the famous but small village of Roussillon, which has only a thousand inhabitants. It is quite rightly described as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The wealth of ochre ensures that you are surrounded almost everywhere by beautiful yellow-orange shades. In Roussillon, you will enjoy the exceptional nature and the unique views that go with it. If you are renting a villa in the Languedoc-Roussillon, don't miss Roussillon! You can also visit the old ochre quarries or the Eglise Saint-Michel. Let yourself be seduced by the stories of the villagers over a delicious glass of pastis and marvel at the local handicrafts in the friendly shops.

Nîmes

The Romans already knew, in Nîmes there is a lot to do! This special city is home to numerous historical ruins and remains. The 'Maison Carré' is an absolute must-see and the Nîmes Arena catapults you back to the days of bread and games. The Jardins de la Fontaine on Mount Cavalier and the Temple de Diane are also sure to delight. All these magnificent buildings now form the backdrop to the vibrant modern life of Nîmes. On your walk through the city centre, let yourself be charmed by the many nice shops and terraces. Afterwards your holiday home with private pool in the South of France awaits you, to welcome you with open arms!

 

Béziers

Béziers is located in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region, in the deep south of France. In this historically valuable city, you won't know where to look first. So much ancient architectural wealth, so many impressive buildings! The 'jardin de l'Evèque' offers you a truly breathtaking view of the city and the Orb plain that surrounds it. The small streets hide at least as much beauty. Imagine yourself on Père Lachaise in Paris at the beautiful cemetery of Béziers and relax. In the evening, the "Fontaine Musicale" will transport you to a fairytale world. Also visit the world-famous lock complex, which is a feat of 16th century engineering. Believe it, Béziers....c'est un baiser!

Cap d'Agde

You really don't have to be a naturist to have a good time in Cap d'Agde. Renting a holiday home in Cap d'Agde is something you won't regret. This friendly seaside resort near Montpellier and Béziers may be known for its most visited naturist area in the world, but there are plenty of other attractions to fill your days.

Young people in particular will enjoy the adventure park Agde Avonture or the water theme park Aqualand. You should also visit the beautiful Aquarium, the Musée Ephebe and the picturesque little port with its many trendy restaurants and bars.

 

Montpellier

This centuries-old university town is really bubbling with life! One in five of the inhabitants of Montpellier is a student, which keeps the city young and innovative. Visit its numerous gems of churches, palaces, mansions, monasteries and monuments... you will easily spend a few days here! Make sure to visit the Place de la Comédie, the Tour de la Babote, the Chateau Mogere and the Aqueduct of Saint-Clément. But don't worry, even with a good city map and a sturdy pair of walking shoes you can see a lot on a one-day trip. There are no less than 8 museums in Montpellier that are all worth a visit. You guessed it...you will definitely come back here.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

 Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert...how beautiful can a name sound? Well, in this case the name really does honour the village. This monastery village that was founded in the ninth century has an eventful history, especially of a religious nature. You should definitely go here to visit the remains of the old monastery and the cosy narrow streets full of local trinkets. The central square, the Place de Liberté, is pretty much the heart of the village from where you can take lovely walks. 

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is - quite rightly - called one of the most beautiful villages in France. Definitely worth a diversion, even if you rent a holiday home in Provence!

 

Pézenas

Spoiler alert! You could lose your heart here...

Pézenas is an absolutely amazing place in the Hérault department. The town used to be home to writers and artists of all kinds, including Molière, who was close friends with 'Louis Quatorze'. That artist vibe is still very much present in Pezenas today and creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It is so pleasant that you would almost consider living here. The location of Pezenas is also ideal; the beach of Valras is half an hour's drive and larger cities such as Montpellier are also nearby. All the way there!

As you can read there are more than enough nice villages in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Rent a holiday home in Languedoc-Roussillon for 6 persons or more and discover this beautiful region!

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Most beautiful markets in Provence!

Strolling along the market stalls, chatting with the locals and tasting artisanal delicacies. Here you can buy local ingredients to take back to your cottage with private pool. That is part of renting a holiday home in Provence. The real South of France is best experienced at the local markets. Read on and discover the best markets in Provence.   

1. Sanary-sur-Mer (Var)

This market was voted the most beautiful market in France. The daily market of this fishing town, Sanary-sur-Mer, is super charming and has an exceptional location. At the port of Sanary-sur-Mer, the market offers a wide range of fresh products every day from 8 am to 1 pm. Vegetables, fruit, fish, bread and traditional products.  

2. Nice, Cours de Saleya (Alpes-Maritimes)

In the heart of Nice, within the old city centre, you can find a market that has been going for more than 150 years, every day from 8h to 14h. Here you can buy fresh flowers for your holiday home at the French Riviera, as well as lots of fruit and vegetables. The Nice market is completely surrounded by cafés and restaurants. Ideal to do your shopping and then have a nice lunch, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of market life. 


3. Antibes, Cours Masséna (Alpes-Maritimes).

The daily market in Antibes is a covered market, which is also very cosy during the colder days. Every day from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Cours Masséna, opposite the town hall, is a lively market with fresh, seasonal products from the region. Ideal to buy ingredients for the Provencal evening meal in your holiday home with private pool.  

4. Cannes, the Marché Forville (Alpes-Maritimes).

The ochre walls of the market hall in the old town of Cannes, is national heritage from the 20th century. Inside, you will find all the scents and colours that Provence has to offer. Fish, fruit, lavender, cheese, but also delicious wines and artisanal olive oil for your stay at Les Pins Tranquilles. But also nice to buy as a souvenir when you return home. Every morning of the week from 8h to 13h.

5. Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône).

Several markets form a trail through the city of Aix-en-Provence, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In each market you will find yourself in a different world and you can buy different specialities. From fruit and vegetables to clothing and bric-a-brac. The flower market on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville is a particular highlight. If you are in Aix-en-Provence during the market, try to walk along the colourful flower market. 

6. Ilse-sur-le-Sorgue, Le Marché sur les Quais (Vaucluse).

The weekly market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is one of our personal favourites. Every Sunday, over 260 market vendors come here, spread out all over the town and along the water of the Sorgue. Do you feel like having brunch on Sunday in your holiday home with private pool? No problem. The market of Ilse-sur-la-Sorgue is open until 18h!  

7. Saint-Tropez, Place des Lices (Var).

Saint Tropez is certainly one of the liveliest markets in Provence. Every Tuesday and Saturday, numerous market vendors set up their stalls in the shade of the large plane trees. Not only is this a wonderful market for Provençal products, but it also stands out for its stylish clothing and quality accessories. Looking for a new hat for the pool of your holiday home at the French Riviera? This is the place to be! 

8. Lorgues, Cours de la République (Var).

The market in Lorgues is certainly not to be forgotten. Rent a holiday home in Lorgues and visit this Provencal market on the Cours de la République. It is one of the largest markets in the Var and takes place every Friday from 8h to 13h. Hundreds of stalls sell regional products such as vegetables, fruit and flowers, as well as household goods and meat products. Buy your delicious aperitif here, to enjoy it at sunset in your holiday home with private pool. 

There are of course many more nice markets in Provence. But these remain our personal favourites. Are you staying in a holiday home in Provence or a holiday home at the French Riviera? Then why not do your shopping at one of those little Provençal markets. Your dinner will taste even better and that one accessory will be even more unique! 

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The best swimming spots in the countryside, in the Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur region.

Summer is approaching and who knows, it might be a memorable one with southern temperatures and lots of sun! Are you an adventurous type and would you like to exchange your holiday home with private pool in the South of France for other refreshing alternatives? The beaches on the Côte d'Azur are often crowded and a bit of a drive away, so we sought out the best swimming spots 'en plein nature' for you. Here you will not only find the necessary refreshment, but you will also be surrounded by beautiful nature!  

1. Lac de Sainte Croix (Var).

After a visit to Lac de Sainte Croix in the Var, you will not take pounds of sand back to your country house in Provence. This beautiful lake is definitely worth a visit. The water always has fantastic temperatures. When you have had enough of swimming, you can rent a pedal boat and sail straight into the Gorges du Verdon! Pure Provence. 

2. La Chute du Grand Baou, Le Val (Var).

A fantastic place surrounded by greenery. A short walk along a small path will take you to this idyllic waterfall. The water is quite cold, but great for a splash in warm temperatures! Try to come in the morning, because at lunchtime there are often very sociable French people here. 

3. Le Vallon des Carmes, Barjols (Var).

Le Vallon des Carmes is a nature reserve of 3 hectares. A marked walkway through the forest leads to the natural swimming pool with a waterfall as cherry on the cake. A lesser known spot, but certainly not less beautiful! 

4. The River Argens (Var).

Near Vallon des Carmes you can also come and swim in the river Argens. After a quiet morning in your holiday home on the Côte d'Azur, this is a nice day out. The river Argens is surrounded by lots of green. There are several picnic tables in the woods, but you can also just picnic at the water's edge. Do you rent a holiday home in the Var? Then come and have lunch here, instead of in your holiday home with private swimming pool

5. Lac du Paty in Caromb (Vaucluse).

Close to Malaucène, and therefore to the Mont Ventoux, is the Paty reservoir. A magical place, in the woods, ideal for cooling down on a sunny day.  Lac du Paty in Carom is a beautiful spot that lends itself perfectly to a pleasant picnic and an enjoyable afternoon. The barrage itself dates back to the 18th century. TIP: From here you can make a beautiful walk to Chapelle du Paty. 

6. Pont Roman, Entrechaux (Vaucluse).

Renting a holiday home in Malaucène? Then Pont Roman is only ten minutes away by car, or half an hour for those on a cycling holiday in the Provence. A fantastic place where the children will never get bored. Still and running water, sun and shadow spots, ... You can easily spend a whole day here. You can slide down the rocks or even jump off certain cliffs into the water. With children who are a bit tired, it is of course all the nicer to come home to your holiday home in Provence ;) 

7. Lac de Saint-Cassien (Var).

Lac de Saint-Cassien is a very large reservoir with many different small beaches where you can relax. Are you a bit more active? You can go fishing, swimming, canoeing... Everything is surrounded by beautiful greenery. In the summer, it can be a bit crowded here, but if you are prepared to take a nice walk, or even sail to the other side of the reservoir, you can still find very nice and quiet spots! 

8. Gorges du Toulourenc (Vaucluse).

Are you also a fan of nature? Gorges du Toulourenc is a beautiful river, on the border of the Drôme and the Vaucluse. Rent a holiday home with private pool in Provence and make a day trip to these Gorges. Walking through the Gorges is guaranteed to be the highlight. But beware: do not take this walk when it starts raining. Then the water can rise very quickly and before you know it you are swimming instead of walking. Also discover our other top attractions in the Vaucluse

9. Plan d'eau des Salettes, Mormoiron (Vlaucluse).

A very idyllic little lake, with a beautiful view of the Mont Ventoux. Are you on a cycling holiday in France and renting a holiday home near the Mont Ventoux? Then a visit to Plan d'eau des Salettes is worthwhile. It is situated next to a forest where you can make beautiful walks, go mountain biking or do an adventure course. A beach has been created where you can picnic freely, but there is also a beach bar on site for lunch, drinks or if you fancy an ice cream. 

10. Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard (Gard).

A visit to Pont-du-Gard is almost a must-do if you rent a holiday home in Languedoc-Roussillon. The Roman aqueduct is not only a Unesco World Heritage Site, it is the highest Roman bridge in the world and simply a very special place in the south of France! You can visit the site itself, but you can also go for a swim or kayak around it. Swimming in pleasant temperatures under a Roman monument, that is not something you do every day! 

Are you a nature lover, water rat or do you have an adventurous soul? Then these places are guaranteed to appeal to you! Would you rather stay with your book in your holiday home with private pool in the South of France? Of course, that's totally fine too! ;) 

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Top attractions in the Vaucluse. 

Vaucluse is a beautiful department in the South of France with a colourful environment. Discover the red of the Roussillon, pick up the purple lavender and discover the villages surrounded by the green of the Luberon. The Vaucluse has so much to offer. Rent a holiday home in Provence (Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur) and discover this beautiful department in the South of France.  We list the best sights in the Vaucluse for you, so you only have to choose! 

1. Abbey of Sénanque

You have probably seen this exceptional monastery on several postcards. The abbey of Sénanque is located in Luberon, between Gordes and the Vaucluse plateau. It is a very beautiful place to go for a walk in the Vaucluse. This place is the perfect representation of the Provence, you must have seen this with your own eyes. Tip: try to visit the Abbey of Sénanque during the lavender season! 

2. Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux is known all over the world and especially by the sports enthusiasts among us. The attraction that every cyclist wants to climb. Rent a holiday home near the Mont Ventoux so that you can relax at your private swimming pool after the effort. Discover other beautiful cycling routes in France or read more about the climb of Mont Ventoux here.

3. Crillon-Le-Brave

A fantastic village in the Vaucluse (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur). Crillon-le-Brave was slightly unknown to us, but this is a hidden gem in the Vaucluse. A beautiful village with fantastic views everywhere. Rent a holiday home in Crillon-Le-Brave and enjoy an exceptional view of the Mont-Ventoux. Or rent a holiday home just outside Crillon-le-Brave and enjoy a fantastic view of the village and the surrounding valley. Crillon-le-Brave has a super-favourable location, so that both the Mont Ventoux and the Abbey of Sénanque are within easy reach. 

4. Provencal villages

The Vaucluse is sprinkled with beautiful Provencal villages. Rent a holiday home in Provence and you know you are going to enjoy picturesque streets and delicious local products. Gordes and Bonnieux are wonderful classics. But also Venasque, Ansouis and Roussillon deserve a place on the list of the most beautiful villages of the Vaucluse. Would you like to drive a little further? Discover the nicest villages of Provence!  

5. Luberon Regional Natural Park

The Luberon is a unique massif mountain in the Provence. An exceptional nature area in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur that offers many possibilities. Make fantastic cycling trips in the Luberon, visit one of the many villages or rent a holiday home with private swimming pool and enjoy this protected landscape that has been classified by UNESCO!  

6. Roussillon

Roussillon gets a special mention in this list, thanks to its beautifully coloured ochre mine. Rent a holiday home in Languedoc-Rouissillon and you will not forget your visit to Roussillon. It has been named one of "The most beautiful villages of France", and rightly so. The whole village has a reddish and orange colour. Get lost in the charming streets or walk through the largest ore mine in Europe, The Ochre Trail! 

7. Vaison La Romaine 

Vaison La Romaine is a very nice municipality in the Vaucluse (Provence-Alpes, Côte d'Azur). The village has a very rich history and is known for its many Roman excavations. The Roman theatre was completely renovated and is definitely worth a visit. Leave your cottage with private pool in Provence behind and visit the lively shopping streets, climb the medieval castle and enjoy the beautiful panorama or have an aperitif on one of the various squares.

8. Appellation Rhône - Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

The Rhone Valley stretches across the Gard and Vaucluse, but there are a number of remarkable places, such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is located in the Vaucluse. You should not only visit this place for its welcoming village, but also for its famous wine appellation. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most famous wines of the Côte du Rhône.  It is best known for its complex red wines with lots of red fruit aromas. Visit a winery and take a bottle of red wine back to your cottage with private pool. Perfect with a piece of cheese or a Provencal stew.

A holiday in the Vaucluse is always a good idea! Rent a holiday home with private pool with the family and the sports, wine and culture lovers will not be bored. 

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Top attractions in Andalusia! 

Andalusia is the southernmost point of Spain and known for delicious tapas, beautiful nature, whitewashed villages and rich culture. It is Caroline's favourite Spanish region and every time we visit it, we understand why. 

Renting a holiday home in Andalucia makes for an extremely versatile holiday. Beautiful cities such as Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and many more, but also vast beaches, overwhelming nature and of course always a very nice, typical Spanish atmosphere.

A road trip through Andalusia is therefore a very nice method to discover this region, but perhaps renting a holiday home in Andalusia is an even better idea. That way you can relax in your own place every day, after a fun-filled day of discoveries. 

We gladly share our favourite "must see's" and "to do's" in Andalusia. Be sure to read on for the best sights in Andalusia.

1. Gaucin

Our favourite 'white village' in Andalusia. The super cosy Spanish mountain village, enchants us every time again. Gaucin is a very typical Moorish village in the province of Malaga. It is the gateway to the Serrania de Ronda. Get lost in the picturesque streets and, thanks to the hilly nature, enjoy breathtaking views. Do you need to cool off and is your holiday home with private pool in Gaucin just a bit too far away? Take a dip in the River Genal, in the valley below the village! 

2. Gibraltar 

Gibraltar should be on your bucket list during a holiday in Andalusia. It is the southernmost point of southern Spain and a very important area in history. This unique piece of land forms the maritime border between Europe and Africa. And yes, you can literally see Africa if you are in Gibraltar. From here you can rent a boat and go whale watching in the waters of Gibraltar. Another legendary aspect of Gibraltar, is the colony of Berber monkeys that live freely on the Rock of Gibraltar. It is suggested that the Moors brought the monkeys from North Africa and had them as pets. Very fun and entertaining, but keep your valuables close enough, as the monkeys are sometimes curious.

3. Visit Sotogrande 

A luxury community in the Spanish municipality of San Roque, sometimes referred to as the Beverly Hills of Europe. A fantastic location that was initially a golf club but has since grown into a glamorous resort that is synonymous with luxury and well-being. For a golfing holiday in Andalusia, this is also the right place. But sailing, horse riding, diving, squash or just relaxing at one of the many beach clubs are also daily fare here. Rent a holiday home in Sotogrande and enjoy the many possibilities and the exclusive atmosphere! 

4. Golf holidays in Andalusia

Andalusia is THE region par excellence for a golf holiday in Spain. Rent a holiday home on the Costa de la Luz for your golf holiday in Benalup, and discover the best sights here too. Andalusia has more than 60 golf courses. Thanks to the large amount of sunshine and pleasant temperatures, playing golf in Andalusia is fantastic at any time of the year. Both the beginners and the more advanced players can fully enjoy themselves on the golf course. 

5. Rugged, multifaceted nature 

The beautiful, rich nature of Andalusia is the reason why we lost our hearts here. The region is filled with natural parks, beautiful landscapes and protected nature reserves. Visit the Tabernas Desert in Almeria, go hiking in the Donana National Park on the Costa de la Luz or rent a holiday home on the Costa del Sol and visit the paradisiacal Sierre de la Nieves. Rent a holiday home with private pool in Spain and enjoy everything this beautiful region has to offer.

6. Different coasts of Andalusia

The extensive coastline attracts many travellers to Andalusia year after year. It is one of the most beautiful and diverse coastlines in Southern Europe. Rent a holiday home on the Costa del Sol, Costa de Almeria or Costa Calida and you will find the environment you are looking for. Does the private pool in your holiday home on the Costa del Sol need a change? There are plenty of small bays, wide beaches, rugged coastlines, and white coastal strips to offer you refreshment.  

Do you prefer a cycling holiday on the Costa Blanca, or are you looking for a holiday home on the Costa Brava? Please let us know and together we will find the best holiday home in Spain, which best suits your needs.

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