Property above: Les Lierres, Vaison-la-Romaine (sleeps 6)
Here are lavender fields and olive groves - rich offerings for the senses - unspoiled villages perches (hill villages), Roman monuments and landscapes painted by Cezanne. The winding road down to the coast hugs the cliff, the hedgerows are a mass of wild flowers; far below, the sea is an inky blue. Where else but Provence?
La Bastide, Provence, France
Sleeps 2. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, this ’maison de gardien’ enjoys a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. A five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
La Palette, Provence, France
Sleeps 2. Just around the corner from the picturesque village square, this lovely first floor holiday property has been decorated in cool pastel shades. Once the home of a local artist, the courtyard of La Palette has vines growing up the old stone wall.
Le Grangeon du Trignolet, Provence, France
Sleeps 2. This converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu and shares the owners very pretty gardens and swimming pool. A terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to dine and relax.
La Bergerie (Provence), France
Sleeps 4. With its large enclosed garden, pergola-covered terraces and private swimming pool, this dream mas provides a wonderful holiday home. To ensure privacy the bedrooms are set at either end of the house, and all rooms open onto the poolside terrace
Akany Soa, Provence
Sleeps 4. This beautiful villa with large, private pool is surrounded by picturesque vistas over the Durance plains and local olive groves. Ideally placed for exploring Marseille and the Luberon Regional Park.