Welcome to Chestertons Provence. Provence is known for its sunny weather, colourful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language (Provençal). Its main attractions include the city of Avignon and the wide variety of villages, which can be easily explored by car or bicycle on the network country roads and highways. The famous lavender fields of Provence can be found in the Luberon and Verdon plateau regions with the flowering season being generally from mid-June to early July. See below for our latest properties for sale in Provence.
In 2010, France was the first nation to have its gastronomy recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritageThe Telegraph
International Liaison Manager
Sam is Chestertons' International Liaison Manager. A thirst for knowledge, combined with a wealth of luxury sales experience; Sam's core focus is selling international property and land through the global Chestertons network - generating leads, advising buyers and liaising with the overseas offices to ultimately connect buyers with their ideal property.
Provence is world renowned for its wines, especially rosés. For those wanting to visit popular vineyards in the region, the areas of Côtes du Rhône Village, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Luberon, Côtes du Ventoux and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence are amongst the most popular for wine tasting and tours. Visitors can pair up delicious wine with some of the specialty dishes, such us ratatouille - a stewed vegetable dish, farcis nicois, pissaladière - caramelised onion and anchovy tart or bouillabaisse - a classic fish soup.
Also famous in the area are its lavender fields, which are spread across the region and have inspired many artists, including Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
For those interested in art, Biot, Vallauris and Grasse are packed with craftsmen and artists who follow classic techniques to create ceramics, stained glass, perfumes, as well as glass blowing and carved wood figures.
In the Alpine area, the Azzure Alps' ski resorts are a true paradise for skiers, rising up to 4,000 altitude over Marseille and with more than 400 peaks of over 2,000 meters high.