The shadows of olive trees are often mauve
They are always luminous full of gaiety and life
Jean Renoir

There, all is loveliness and harmony
Enchantment, pleasure and serenity
Charles Baudelaire

Esterel, Provence,  France.

The sunny climate and the Mediterranean way of life offer something for everyone, no matter what your interests may be. Around every corner there seems to be another provencal hillside village with its narrow streets, market squares and Roman fountains, a field of lavender, or a delicious meal of bouillabaisse or aioli on a chequered table cloth with a bottle of vin de provence or pastis. The varied Mediterranean coast stretches from the Italian Riviera to the East and the white cliffs behind Menton through to the red Esterel Mountains with their varied hill walking between Cannes and St. Raphael to the green Mauves Mountains and the white cliffs leading to the major port of Marseilles. Inland, the hills of Provence include the Luberon, Saint Victoire and Saint Baume.

A selection of different styles of properties follow; click on the photograph for details

Moustiers village house with views, sleeps 2/4
Delightful house in the centre of Moustiers-Ste-Marie or the City of “faiences” (porcelain) is located at the entrance to the Verdon canyons. 

Villa Ste Anastasie, sleeps 6 with Pool & jacuzzi. This attractive villa nestles in the woods just above the delightful provencal village of Ste Anastasie sur Issole with its restaurants and local shops. Villa la Bergerie (sleeps 7) with swimming pool.
A very attractive villa situated in the pine forests 3kms from the seaside resort of St. Raphael and its beaches.

L'Ermitage with swimming pool sleeps 2/4
Delightful private gite with  own entrance, is situated on the 2nd floor of a two hundred year old farmhouse nestling on the slopes of the medieval hilltop village of Crestet. 

Villa Cavalaire (close to beach).  Apartment 1 (slps 2/4)  Apartment 2 (slps 2/4), Apartment 3 with sea view 3 (slps 2/8) A delightful provencal house of 3 attractively furnished apartments, mature grounds in the pretty seaside resort of Cavalaire.

Residence Segur, Ste. Maxime. Sea front with Sea views (sleeps 2/6)
Attractive air-conditioned seaside apartment. Uninterrupted views out to sea both towards St. Tropez Bay and the mountains beyond
Villa Le Luc.Villa Le Luc with pool (sleeps 2/7).
 Delightful spacious Provencal villa overlooking vineyards towards the medieval centre of Le Luc
Villa Agay.Villa Agay (sleeps 2/9).
 With direct access to the sea is situated in the renowned Agay Bay on the site of the old Chateau d'Agay on the Esterel Corniche between Cannes and St. Raphael.
Ste Maxime. Click for more details.Villa Ste Maxime (sleeps 2/9).
 South  facing provencal villa is situated in a private residential area overlooking Ste Maxime, with open views to the Maures mountains. It has its own enclosed grounds  and its own private swimming pool.
Villa PugetVilla Puget with pool, (sleeps 2/8), is situated in a private residential area close to Frejus. The enclosed gardens are delightful comprising palm trees, papyrus, fruit trees, olive trees, cactus and lawn around the attractive swimming pool. Villas FrejusVilla Frejus, with pool (sleeps 2/6),  is situated in a private residential  area close to Frejus. The enclosed gardens are delightful comprising palm trees, papyrus, fruit trees, olive trees, cactus and lawn around the attractive swimming pool. villa Pin PignonsVilla Pin Pignons, with pool (sleeps 2/6) attractive 3 bedroomed villa with open views across to the golf course at Ste Maxime. Is equidistant between the sandy beaches of La Nartelle and the  resort of Ste Maxime.
Provencal cookery coursesProvencal cookery courses are available taught by a Master Chef in the idyllic surroundings of a hilltop village. Guests stay at the Hostellerie with rooms overlooking the local vineyards. Villa Domaine du Rayol (sleeps 6 plus child). This attractive villa is situated on the hillside of Rayol Canadel in "The Riviera's garden" overlooking the "golden islands" of Port Cros, Le Levant, and Porquerolles with easy access to the local sandy beaches.  Art courses in Provence.Art courses are taught in the Provencal countryside and around the small fishing villages of Bandol and Sanary whilst staying at the delightful Hostellerie in the hilltop village of La Cadiere d'Azur
Apartment CogolinApartment Cogolin, with shared pool (sleeps 2/3) this attractive reasonably priced  apartment with its large terrasse is situated in the charming harbour of Port Cogolin, just next door to the renowned "cite lacustre" of Port Grimaud and approximately 5 kms from St. Tropez .  Cap Esterel.Apartment Cap Esterel  (sleeps 2/5). Situated on a holiday complex in the attractive bay of Agay with wonderful views over the surrounding mountainside to the Mont Vinaigre and the Pic d'Ours.  Villa RamatuelleVilla Ramatuelle, with pool (sleeps 2/5), forms part of a 4 star hostellerie with all the benefits that come with it. Panoramic views down to the coast on one side and overlooking the provencal medieval hillside village of Ramatuelle on the Presqu'Ile of St. Tropez .
Villa Belle Apoque, Boulouris, nr. St. Raphael.Villa Belle Epoque, Boulouris nr St. Raphael (sleeps 2/12).  "Pieds dans l'eau"; Direct Swimming in the sea from a  private pontoon. Approached through a large automatic gateway which mysteriously opens leading you up through a 100 year old garden of mature palm trees and marvellous scents until you arrive in front of the three story house. Villa BagnolsVilla Bagnols,  with pool (sleeps 2/7), completely surrounded by woodland greenery in a peaceful rural setting is situated down a quiet lane less than 2 kilometres from the pretty village of Bagnols en Foret. It is set in its own grounds of 2,000 square metres and is totally unspoilt. Villa La Londe, click on photograph for details. Villa La Londe des Maures (sleeps 2/9) with pool. This delightful 4 bedroomed provencal style property is approached through a vineyard and mimosa trees and is situated on a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside of La Londe des Maures.
Villa Agay Corniche with sea views, sleeps 2/7.  This attractive provencal villa is situated on the corniche between Agay and Cannes, with extensive sea views from the terrasse, garden , living and bedroom.  Villa Les Palmiers; click for details. Villa Les Palmiers, with swimming pool,
 (sleeps 2/8).

This stunning property with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and mountains is in the Var hinterland close to the ancient abbey of Le Thoronet.
Villa Vidauban, click for details.Villa Vidauban, with Swimming Pool (sleeps 2/8)
Charming one level provencal villa surrounded by trees in the Var hinterland close to the ancient cistercian abbey of Le Thoronet with open provencal views. 
Villa Garde Freinet. Click here for more information.Villa Garde Freinet with pool, sleeps 6. This 3 double bed. charming villa, on the outskirts of the hilltop provencal village of La Garde Freinet has restaurants, shops and provencal square and stunning views across the Maures mountains.   
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