Tuesday, 27 January 2015

South of France New Eurostar Service

From the 1st May 2015 arriving in the South of France will be even easier thanks to a new Eurostar service travelling directly from London to Marseille each day. Journey time is around 6 and half hours which compares more than favourably with check in times, flight times and time remaining to collect your luggage - and of course no luggage restrictions.

Arriving at Marseille Gare Saint Charles you are able to pick up a rental car and head directly into the heart of Provence or across to the French Riviera. Or perhaps a 2 centre holiday with a week on the Cote d'Azur and then a week or two enjoying the quieter, more relaxed lifestyle in a Provencal village.

Villa Romarin in the hills above Cannes

Arc en Ciel in Lourmarin, one of the prettiest villages in Provence

We offer an unrivaled selection of villas to rent throughout the South of France, the Cote d'Azur and Provence. Contact our Villa specialist today to book your perfect holiday villa.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Provence Villa Rentals - Arc en Ciel ideal for summer 2015.

New to our portfolio, Arc en Ciel is located close to Loumarin one of the prettiest Provencal villages.  This luxury property has recently been renovated and refurbished to a very high standard and includes 12 bedrooms, a choice of 2 swimming pools, a home gym and a spa / sauna.

This is a wonderful villa to rent in Provence, ideal for larger groups or family and friends travelling together.

Contact our Provence rental specialists today to book your perfect Summer in Provence. 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Kings Cake - Galette des Rois - South of France

To celebrate Epiphany here in the South of France we enjoy a delicious cake 'Galette des Rois' which translated means the Cake of Kings.

Today we can enjoy either a flaky pastry filled with delicious almond frangipane or a sweet brioche dough finished with sugar and candied fruits.

Whichever of the cakes you prefer there is the added tradition of hiding a small 'favour' inside of the cake and whoever finds the 'favour' in their slice is then made King for the Day and all cakes are sold with a gold crown to be worn by the King.

This a wonderful tradition here in France and continues feasting long past Christmas. 

Monday, 5 January 2015

January Blues? Yes Blue Skies here in the South of France

It's January the 5th, we are all back at our desks and news of the 'January Blues' are everywhere...but here in the South of France the only blues are the skies. It's 18 degrees and the sun is shining, the waters of the Mediterranean are azure and the skies are the most beautiful blue.

Blue skies and palm trees in January in the South of France

And it's time to think about your summer holiday. Many of our most popular villas are already booked for the key summer weeks especially those which can house larger groups. So get your family and friends together and work on your travel plans before it's too late.

Only 2 August weeks remaining! 

So banish your January Blues and think of blue skies all the way here in the South of France