holiday rentals Saint-Julien, Provence
Saint-Julien – le Montagnier is a lovely village in the Provence region of Southern France. Offering a lovely scenic view of the surrounding plateaus and mountainsides from its hilly outcrops. A Holiday Villa in Saint-Julien – le Montagnier will offer you stunning views and exquisite local cuisine. The Provence region is also not too far from the Basque Country so a trip over the border as part of your holiday is highly recommended.
In Saint Julien itself there is a 13th century Romanesque Church which is remarkably well preserved and fits the aesthetic of the surroundings perfectly with its red brick exterior.
The Lake Esparron du Verdon is a beach which hasn’t been spoiled and made into a tourist trap and here you can enjoy a tranquil setting, visit some nice restaurants and rent boats to explore the lake with. Here you will find crystal clear blue waters between rough mountainous terrain nearby as well. Be sure to explore nearby Gordes as well, as this Town has become popular with movie stars and is regarded as one of the most beautiful Towns in France.
The Provence region is known for its attractive rustic towns and a feature of this is the abundance of old churches and ruins. The Gourdon Castle sits on a rocky hillside and while it doesn’t have the imposing exterior of many other castles in France as it was rebuilt after the French wars of religion, it retains a unique architectural style which is altogether more pleasing to the eye. Inside you can learn about the history of the castle throughout its different periods and afterwards enjoy the garden terraces which were originally sculpted by Louis XIV’s landscape gardener. Here you can really see the Mediterranean influence of the region shine through. Another essential attraction of the region is the Sénanque Abbey which is dominated by fields of purple lavender in the Summer, creating a stunning sea of purple.
The Fief of the Earls of Provence is a medieval town surrounded by vineyards and known for its narrow streets which offer some protection from the blazing sun. You will find cafes and restaurants galore here and shops selling local producer, including Wine, Olive Oil, Vegetables of all kinds and all manner of cheeses and meats. Saint Julien offers you a relaxing retreat from which to explore the Provence region and some amazing views and nearby Avignon is a lovely city where you can explore the old papal buildings of the 14th century.