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Short Breaks

For a complete change of scene, a break from routine - and a change from the English winter, take a Spring or Autumn mid-week or weekend break in the Parc Naturel du Luberon in choice of self catering houses with provenceholidayhouses.com

Treat yourself to a taste of Provence without the summer crowds, visit those places you never quite got round to when the pool beckoned in the summer. Enjoy the brightness of early Spring and the warmth of Autumn when the weather in England can be at its coldest and most gloomy.

Off peak airfares and flexible arrival and departure arrangements

Enjoy all the comforts of home at one of our comfortable houses and take advantage of off peak airfares. Marseille airport is just one hour's drive from the Luberon, Nimes about 1½ hours and there is a good choice of flights with Ryanair, British Airways and Easyjet. The choice of great value flights and the fact that arrival and departure times at the houses can be flexible, enables you to make the most of your time in the area. Car hire is easily arranged in advance with all the major car rental companies. Bring friends and show them the beautiful Luberon and share the accommodation and car hire costs between you making your Short Break even better value.

Can the weather really be that good?

Spring and Autumn are some of the best months of the year in this part of Provence. In March and April the season has already begun. It starts with the cherry and almond blossom followed by a burst of green as the vines push out their shoots. Layer dressing is the order of the day with jackets and jumpers first thing in the morning and evening but T-shirts at midday. Yes, the mistral can blow but as a result the colours and the light are beyond compare.

October and early November are a superb time to visit too. October can be as warm as early summer and although the days are shorter, the clarity of the provencal light, and the fact you can still eat outside at midday more then recompense. In late October and early November as the nights get colder the colours of the vines, cherry trees and oaks are magnificent and the colder air creates those fabulous blue skies only Provence can offer.

Is everything still open?

The Saturday market in Apt never closes and all the tourist sights of Avignon, St. Remy, Arles, Aix en Provence etc. are open all year round. Some restaurants do close but not usually until mid November and most are open again by mid February. If you have a particular favourite, and your weekend would not be the same without a visit, we'll be happy to enquire on your behalf regarding opening times.

Apt
Apt market, Saturday morning
Roussillon
Roussillon
Abbey de Senanque
Abbey de Senanque

The houses

Provenceholidayhouses.com can offer a choice of comfortable houses for Short Breaks. All have efficient heating and some a cosy provencal fireplace for log fires. The Rossignol apartments can also offer a relaxing hammam spa. The beds are made up and the heating is on so the place is warm and cosy when you arrive and we can provide a small pack of everyday essentials so you don't need to worry about rushing out to the supermarket the minute you arrive.

When and how much?

Short breaks are available from October to April and subject to availability we may also be able to accept Short Break bookings for May. Bookings can be made for any combination of 3 or 4 night stays mid-week or weekend.

Joucas
Joucas

Rental Cost 2018

House Number of people 3 night cost 4 night cost Included in the price
Les Cistes 2 -4
£380 £420 Heating, linen, towels. Pack of everyday essentials
Mas des Romarins 2 -4
£400 £450 Heating, linen, towels. Pack of everyday essentials
Les Rossignols Suite

2 -4
£480 £580 Heating, linen, towels, 2 hours of hammam spa
Lavender fields

How to Book

To make a booking with provenceholidayhouses.com, in the first instance please e-mail or phone us in order to check that the dates you have chosen are available.

We ask for full payment at time of booking together with a separate cheque of a refundable damages deposit of £50. Any charges for breakages or repairs will be made against the deposit and the balance returned to you. Our postal address for payment by cheque or, details for bank transfer payments, are available upon booking. Upon receipt of your payment, we send you a Booking Confirmation with details of your booked dates together with details of how to find the house/collection of keys and information on ideas for visits and excursions and recommended restaurants during your stay.

Arrival and departure arrangements are flexible depending upon your travel arrangements so you have full use of the house from the time you arrive in the area and up to the time of your departure. Actual arrival and departure time will also have to take into consideration an allowance for cleaning the house before and after your stay.

Pont du Gard

New for 2018

Short Summer Breaks

The owners of Les Rossignol Suite and Apartment have decided to increase their availability by permitting shorter breaks even in high season. Arrivals can be accommodated on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Prices are approximately prorata to our published prices, just contact us for details.