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Provence holiday rental home:

The Luberon in winter

Provence is famous for its long, lovely summers from May to September. April and October are a feast for the eyes, from the technicolor cherry blossom to the rich burnish of the vineyards.

But what about the winter months - what is the Luberon like then? Actually it's my favourite time of year. The food and wine are still as good, there are plenty of sunny days, even days when you can eat outside, and you have the whole place largely to yourself. As for the scenery, I'll let the pictures do the talking - they were all taken in January 2004.

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Gordes vacation rentals

Gordes, imperious and, in winter, empty

Mont Ventoux, Provence, near the Provence apartment

Looking up at the snowy peak of Mont Ventoux

 

Fontaine de Vaucluse, near Menerbes rental apartment

Fontaine de Vaucluse, 1000ft of mystery

Roussillon, close to the Provence vacation home

The ochre quarry at Roussillon

 

View from Roussillon, towards Menerbes holiday house

The Luberon valley from Roussillon

Avignon, 40 minutes from village house

The Palais des Papes, Avignon - a gem of a city

 

Les Baux rental for vacation

Les-Baux-de-Provence in midwinter

Les Baux in Provence - Luberon apartment rental

View from Les-Baux-de-Provence

 

The church on top of Les-Baux-de-Provence

 

 

Bonnieux vacation rental

Bonnieux enjoying another postcard moment

Lacoste, 5 mins from Luberon self catering accommodation

Lacoste, nearest neighbour to Menerbes

 

Vineyards in valley below Menerbes holiday apartment

Vineyards

Sorgue River, for canoeing in Provence

The Sorgue river in full flow

  All images © Lorenzo De Paolis 2004, in all media.
 

Why rent direct from the owner? Because you pay less - there is no agency fee - and because you can ask the owner all the questions about his holiday rental / vacation rentals / self-catering apartment, call it what you will, that an agency wouldn't be able to answer.

 

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