Provence is a region situated in the sunny south-eastern corner of France. The real Provence stretches from the perfume-city of Grasse to the east all the way to the Rhône... Show more
Provence is a region situated in the sunny south-eastern corner of France. The real Provence stretches from the perfume-city of Grasse to the east all the way to the Rhône valley to the west, and from the high Alps to the north, to the Mediterranean to the south. Even though it is not geographically correct, the French Riviera is today also considered a part of Provence. The region contains the following departments: Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse, Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence as well as the Alpes-Maritimes. Furthermore, we have decided to include the departments of Drôme and Ardèche in the region of Provence-Côte d’Azur, as many of our holiday homes are situated near the natural border of Provence-Côte d´Azur.
Holiday homes Languedoc-Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon er en region i den sydlige del af Frankrig. Området grænser op til den spanske grænse, Andorra og Middelhavet samt... Show more
Holiday homes Languedoc-Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon er en region i den sydlige del af Frankrig. Området grænser op til den spanske grænse, Andorra og Middelhavet samt de følgende franske regioner: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne og Midi-Pyrénées. Languedoc-Roussillon strækker sig således fra Camargue (Rhônedeltaet) i øst til den store Naurouze bakkekam i vest, fra Cevennernes bjergtoppe i nord til de imponerende pyrænæer i syd. Regionen omfatter departementerne: Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozère og Pyrénées-Orientales. Regionshovedstaden er Montpellier. Provacances tilbyder ferieboliger i departementerne Aude, Gard, Hérault og Pyrénées-Orientales.
Holiday homes Tuscany/Umbria
Charming countryside of roads lined with pine trees and cypresses, olive groves and vineyards and medieval hilltop towns with ancient towers... Show more
Holiday homes Tuscany/Umbria
Charming countryside of roads lined with pine trees and cypresses, olive groves and vineyards and medieval hilltop towns with ancient towers, squares and walls. Relics from Roman and Etruscan civilizations. A refined, yet simple cuisine, world class wines, museums abounding with unique masterpieces of art. Colourful festivals, impressive football matches and elegant shopping. Central Italy is probably the most renowned area of Italy and the regions of Tuscany and Umbria are what many people see as the “real Italy”.Provacances offers holiday houses in these wonderful areas of Tuscany and Northern Umbria, a selective choice of very charming wineries and farmhouses with apartments of high standard – often with small, pleasant, family-run restaurants. If you need a good argument for trying the rural lifestyle, the food might be a good one. At many places, they make their own wine, olive oil, honey, cheese, salami, fruit, vegetables etc. Testing the local wine and the farm’s own produce are the good things of life.
Holiday Homes in Liguria Ligurien eller Liguria er en region i det nordvestlige Italien, grænsende til Frankrig i vest, Piemonte i nord samt Emilia-Romagna og Toscana i øst.... Show more
Holiday Homes in Liguria Ligurien eller Liguria er en region i det nordvestlige Italien, grænsende til Frankrig i vest, Piemonte i nord samt Emilia-Romagna og Toscana i øst. Ligurien er Italiens tredje mindste region og omfatter provinserne: Imperia, Savona, Genova og La Specia. Lugurien har et areal på ca. 5.418 km2 og knap 1,6 millioner indbyggere. 80% af Liguriens befolkning er koncentreret i byerne langs den vestlige kyststrækning, Riviera di Ponente, bedre kendt som den italienske riviera. Hovedstaden er Genova, som ligger lige midt i regionen.
Marche er en af Italiens mere ukendte regioner, som endnu ikke for alvor har udfoldet sig som turistdestination blandt skandinaverne. Men skønt regionen altid vil stå i... Show more
Marche er en af Italiens mere ukendte regioner, som endnu ikke for alvor har udfoldet sig som turistdestination blandt skandinaverne. Men skønt regionen altid vil stå i skyggen af Toscana og Umbrien, så kan man opleve en varierende kyststrækning mod Adriaterhavet med hvide sandstrande og højtravende klipper, storslået natur samt utallige historiske seværdigheder.
Saumane-de-Vaucluse is a little medieval hilltop village set in very beautiful natural surroundings, 4 km from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and 7 km from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Saumane-de-Vaucluse is a quiet little village which is not overrun by tourists. If you want to retire a bit from the hectic life on the coast and instead explore the beautiful Provencal hinterland, Saumane-de-Vaucluse is an ideal place to spend a holiday. Staying in Saumane-de-Vaucluse offers good possibilities for a variety of outdoor activities including walking tours, climbing, rafting, angling, golfing, skiing and many, many other things. Saumane-de-Vaucluse is not far away from the legendary Mont Ventoux, the fascinating canyons, Gorges de la Nesque and the two big mountain massifs, Plateau de Vaucluse and Montagne de Lubéron.
Activities in Saumane-de-Vaucluse
1 eating place.
Outdoor activities in the Vaucluse area, see following websites: http://www.provenceguide.com/gbcdt/index.asp; http://www.hautvaucluse.com/pdf/guidea.pdf (Guide to activities and sights in the Haut Vaucluse area).
Walking and hiking tours in the area
Cycling: Challenges for everyone – both experienced and families with children. There are several scenic tours to other villages in the area, many easy mountain routes as well as the difficult Mont Ventoux route.
Golf –There are lots of courses in the area, 4 in the department of Vaucluse and a lot in the neighbouring department Bouches du Rhône. Most of the courses can be found on the French golf union’s website. Unfortunately the website is in French. Seek under Guide de golfs and then under the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur: http://www.ffgolf.org/#
Sights in Saumane-de-Vaucluse
Eglise romane from the 12th century.
The remains of the old ramparts.
Castrum Salmana, keep from the 12th century.
Château de Saumane from the 12th century.
Saumane-de-Vaucluse is a typical Provencal medieval village with narrow winding streets, beautiful stone houses and fountains as well as remains of the old ramparts.
Right at the top of the village there is an impressive fortified castle, Château de Saumane, which, at the time, belonged to the uncle of the very famous French author Marquis de Sade. The castle originates from the 12th century and has been restored in the 19th century. It is private property and unfortunately not open to the public.
From the top of the village there is a magnificent view of the surrounding verdant countryside.
At the other side of the castle a marked walking trail leads into the valley, and other pleasant paths lead into the forest. On the marked trail you will pass by a “bories house” and others can be seen between the trees on the hillsides of the valleys. These very old bories are round stone huts, built of flat lime stones and with very thick walls. They date back to the period of the Ligurians and the Celts. Not far from Saumane-de-Vaucluse, a little outside Gordes, there is an entire village of bories.
There are no shops in Saumane-de-Vaucluse, and no souvenir shops either, only a little café at the entrance to the village.
We have 3 holiday homes in or near Saumane-de-Vaucluse
Provence Côte d'Azur, The south of France
Apartment in Saumane
Facing the Lubéron, Saumane-de-Vaucluse is a typical peaceful Provencal village situated between Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse...