Joie de Vivre Unlimited
Joie de Vivre Unlimited

The Region

The wide variety that Provence has to offer can make it difficult to decide how to make the most of your valuable time. Explore Provence by day, relax by the pool, BBQ and drink champagne by night!

Stunning regional food and produce

Rich in Côtes du Rhône wine, fruit orchards—apples, pears, peaches, apricots, cherries, melons, grapes. Its open markets offer tomatoes, asparagus, almonds, olives, honey, lavender, goat's cheese and Provençal herbs. Pastis, boules playing, restaurants and cafés contribute to its reputation.

Wineries

The vineyards of southeastern France include the southern part of the Rhone Valley (Vallée du Rhône Meridionale), including the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Provence, where French vineyards started - 2,600 years ago.

Explore footloose or let us do the driving in an organised tour.

The Pont Du Gard - World Heritage Site (5 minute drive)

Pont du Gard

2000 years ago over 1000 people worked for 5 years on the construction of the Pont du Gard, a Roman-built aqueduct. The objective was to bring water to the city of Nîmes via a 50km long aqueduct.

Since then people have flocked to marvel at the work and is one of France’s most visited monuments. We have a discount card for the entrance fee.

Why not make it an adventure and let us organise your transport ... a gentle paddle down the Gardon river by kayak.

Uzes (5 minute drive)

The town of Uzes is noteworthy for the fine 16th century houses in the town, many with ornate iron balustrades, dating from when it was a wealthy textile centre. A spectacular Duchy with a reining Duke and Duchess. Exciting decorator shops, Art galleries, Music festival. Dozens of bars and restaurants... A size that allows to get intimate with the quaint medieval streets packed full of history. A fabulous Saturday Market that takes over the whole town, with not only the freshest produce available, but everything else Provence is famous for.

Avignon (30 minute drive)

Avignon is one of the most ancient towns in Europe, the origin of this city dating back to 3000 BC. Set on the Rhone River, the city is known for its contributions to the arts and was selected "European City of Culture" in 2000. Thanks to its architectural and artist heritage, this old city is one of the most important gothic ensembles in Europe. Visit the massive Palais des Popes, which resembles a medieval fortress-castle, Rocher des Doms Park and the Pont d'Avignon Bridge. If you can, catch the famous Summer Theater Festival!

Nîmes (30 min drive)

Is inescapably linked to two things – denim and Rome. The Roman influence is highly visible in some of the most extensive Roman remains in Europe. Nimes' almost intact Roman arena holds special events from Corridas (bull fights) to musical festivals. It is also the origin of the first manufactured denium in the city's textile mills, and exported to the southern USA in the nineteenth century to clothe slaves. It's worth a visit, in part for the ruins and, nowadays, for the city's new-found energy and direction, enlisting the services of a galaxy of architects and designers – including Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck.

Camargue

The Camargue is a river delta where the Rhône meets the Mediterranean Sea - western Europe's largest river delta. Established as a national park and nature reserve, the Parc Régional de Camargue covers 820 km2 including some of the wildest and most protected in Europe. It is a major world heritage wetland.

The area boasts exceptional biological diversity, and is home to unique breeds of horses and bulls, with more than 400 species of birds including pink flamingos, the only place in France where they nest!

Camergue horses form a distinct breed which live in semi-liberty and are one of the oldest breeds in the world, closely related to the prehistoric horses whose remains have been found elsewhere in southern France. At birth they are coloured dark brown or black, but turn white around the fourth year.

Golf

Check out the local golf courses on the following links: