14 Mar

Villa des Cyprès – A modern family villa in Provence

Discovering the impeccably furnished house known as Villa des Cypres just a short drive from the characterful and exquisite Provencal village of Lourmarin, is really quite a find. Villa des Cypres is chic, modern and glamorous. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with incredible, never-to-be forgotten views across the rolling, verdant Luberon hills, this fine country


 

08 Feb

Modern family villa in St Paul de Vence – Le Clos St Paul

Known throughout the world as being a fabled artist’s haven, surrounded by sweeping vineyards and rolling hillsides, the village of St Paul de Vence and its milieu could possibly epitomise the word picturesque. It is in this enviably beautiful part of the world where you can find Le Clos St Paul, a three bedroom, two


 

02 Aug

Raymond Blanc’s top restaurants in Provence

Out of all the celebrity chefs, Raymond Blanc has to be one of charismatic and admired. The Frenchman admits that from the tender age of 13 he was spellbound by the Mediterranean magnetism of Provence. Famed for his legendary slow cooked dishes, the two-Michelin starred chef associates this cooking technique with Provence, where ‘bouillabaisse’ and


 

05 Mar

Vintage Travel’s Villa La Gustave rides high in The Times’ 50 Sensational Villas list

“Consider your summer sorted”, the Sunday Times declares, by visiting La Gustave in Provence. Vintage Travel’s truly magnificent villa La Gustave was number three on this year’s highly respected Sunday Times’ “50 Sensational villas” in Europe list. “It’s rare to find two-bedroom houses with so much space and character in Provence, especially in the Luberon.


 


 


 

11 Jul
The markets of Provence

The markets of Provence

One of the biggest pleasures when on a holiday in France is walking around the markets, becoming engrossed in the culture, tradition and vibrancy of what has been a prominent part of the French way of living for centuries. Most towns and villages in France have a weekly “Le marche”. These popular and well-attended markets


 

31 Jan

Two more Vintage Travel holiday villas in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Vintage Travel is proud to announce the Cote d’Azur’s Mas des Oliviers and Passiflore to our books. Vintage Travel’s portfolio of holiday villas in Provence and the Cote d’Azur is intensifying in quantity, quality and grandeur, with the arrival of yet two more stunning villas. The latest of our holiday villas in Provence is the villa


 

14 Aug

Medieval days of Castro Marim festival 2011

From Thursday 25 August 2011 until Sunday 28 August, the ancient town of Castro Marim on the eastern edge of the Algarve will be holding the Medieval Days of Castro Marim festival 2011. This fun, family-orientated event is free for all and includes many colourful and exciting children’s activities, delicious local cuisine being served in