Find the best Provence cottages in France to rent long term

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Provence cottages to rent long termThe marvellous region of Provence is the perfect destination to enjoy a long rental in the South of France in 2023. It probably all started with Peter Mayle's wonderful book "A Year in Provence". The tale of a stressed-out Advertising Executive relocating to live in Provence in order to write a new novel. He never did get to write the novel, but what he did do was to capture the magic of the Provence region to a 'T'.

Personally what I like about his book - and I would encourage everyone who is planning on moving to Provence to read the book cover to cover - is the way he actually finds more enjoyment from spending time with his French neighbours, than with the retired Brigadiers from within the Expat community. He seemed to have more in common with the villagers going out hunting for truffles, than with any of his fellow countrymen.

Sadly, Peter Mayle died in 2019. What I hadn't realised was that in his later life he actually relocated to Long Island, New York; mainly to escape all the tourists and well-wishers that he had inadvertently attracted to his corner of Provence. Thankfully, he did manage to enjoy his last years living back in his beloved Luberon.

Provence really is a great place to be based for a long term rental in France. Within a few weeks you will automatically adjust the the slower pace of life and just take pleasure again in the simple things of life - the farmers markets, the defined seasons, beautiful local wines and cheeses. It really is a tonic for your soul.

 

Taking your own year out in Provence!

Provence long term rentals FranceThe beautiful Provence region in the South of France is every bit as magical as you first imagine. The lavender fields, hilltop villages and the historical cities of Avignon, Arles and Aix en Provence all combine to create a wonderful destination for a long vacation in the South of France.

The Provence region is bordered by the Alps to the North East, the French Riviera coast to the South and the Camargue to the west. Among the popular towns to stay include:

  • Saint Rémy de Provence - a delightful market town often regarded as the true heart of the Provence region. The artist Vincent van Gogh was a patient at the hospital in St Rémy and he painted some of his most memorable works here, including The Starry Night.
  • Roussillon - a hilltop village with ocre coloured buildings regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Provence. 
  • Uzès - a stunning market town in the west of Provence with a beautiful castle in the centre owned by the Dukes of Uzès since 1632. Uzès has a a reputation as a foodies paradise, with local black truffles, excellent wines and a weekly market in the famous Place aux herbes.  
  • Gordes - a small village perched on top of a cliff above the valley of Calavon in Haute-Provence, is one of the most charming places in Provence to visit. 
  • Seillans - located on a beautiful hillside overlooking a valley. The picturesque medieval centre of the town is so steep that it is only accessible on foot. The narrow winding streets eventually open out onto several beautiful squares.
  • L’Isle sur la Sorgue - located on the banks of the river Sorgue, the town was originally a fishing village, situated on an island in the middle of marshland. During the middle ages, L'Isle sur Sorgue also became an important centre for silk, paper, wool, rugs and dyeing and the town is home to many magnificent mansions built by the silk and paper merchants. Today, L'Isle sur Sorgue is famous for its numerous antique shops and hosts an antique market most Sundays. L'Isle sur Sorgue has a network of canals that cross through the town between the narrow ancient streets. 
  • Les Beaux des Provence - a small fort town, located on a rocky outcrop in the Alpilles mountain range in Provence. The popular l'Images de Cathédrale, a sort of multimedia art museum that beams popular artistic images onto the walls of the former bauxite mine, draws in thousands of visitors each year, who also come to see the castle ruins and demonstrations of the enormous siege engines and catapults.

 

To really enjoy Provence, you just have to slow down your pace of life and take in the simple pleasures in life that the region offers. Whether it be the beautiful fresh ingredients, the cute local markets and the gorgeous scenery. Rushing around trying to visit every site will mean that you will miss out on the key takeaway memory. Good food, great company, a decent bottle of wine and the sun on your back is all that you really need in life.

Provence cottages for long term rentals France 2023

If you are looking to find a long term rental in the quintessential scenery of the South of France, then Provence is the perfect destination. Whether you are house hunting or just planning a long vacation, we can help you to find the best property to rent long term to suit your budget and style. Here is our selection of 9 of our long term rental cottages to rent in 2023 in the Provence region (with more available in our search category: Provence long term rentals France):

 

1. L'Horizon - Provence long term rental apartment France Ref: 1984

Provence apartment to rent in France long termL´Horizon apartment for long term rentals is located in the beautiful village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis in Provence, France. This bright and beautiful top floor apartment features a private terrace with stunning views. The village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis is located on the edge of the Luberon National Park (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is just 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence. Marseille airport is 50 mins and the French Riviera coast is just over 1 hour. The apartment comes with

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private terrace
  • Well-equipped kitchen + washing machine
  • WiFi and flat screen TV (satellite channels)
  • Stunning views
  • Beautiful location

The long term rental prices do not include the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €150 towards the electricity, water, internet and communal taxes.

Long term rentals (October -May): from €1150 per month + bills

For 12 month long term rental prices, please enquire. Please note that higher rates will apply during June to September.

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2. Villa Plascassier 4 bed long term rentals Cote d'Azur France Ref: 1996

Cote d'Azur long term rentalsThis lovely large 4 bed villa in Plascassier in Eastern Provence, is available for long term rentals between October to April. The villa comes with 5,000 m2 of land and has a private swimming pool, garage, electronic gates and plenty of parking. Plascassier is a lovely medieval hillside village, that was once home to Edith Piaf. The village has 2 excellent restaurants and is surrounded by olive groves and fields of Jasmine and Roses (grown to supply the local perfume factories in Grasse).

The villa features:

  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 12m x 5m private pool
  • Well-equipped kitchen + laundry room
  • Private parking for 4 cars
  • WiFi and international TV channels
  • Lovely views
  • 5,000m2 of grounds
  • Quiet residential location on the edge of village

This 4 bed villa in Plascassier, Provence, is available for long term rentals between October to April. Prices are based on a 6 month rental period. Minimum stay is 3 months. Not available May to September. The rental price does not include the utility bills (there is a monthly provision of €350 towards the electricity, water, WiFi and communal taxes). Firewood to be purchased separately.

Long term rentals (October to April): from €2750 per month + bills

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3. Ocre - Provence long term rental apartment France (Ref: 1985)

Provence long term rentals FranceOcre apartment for long term rentals is located in the beautiful village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis in Provence, France. This bright and beautiful top floor apartment features a private terrace with stunning views and air conditioning. The village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis is located on the edge of the Luberon National Park (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is just 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence. Marseille airport is 50 mins and the French Riviera coast is just over 1 hour. The apartment comes with :

  • 1 bedroom
  • Private roof terrace
  • Lovely views
  • Beautiful open plan living room
  • Quiet village location

The long term rental prices do not include the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €150 towards the electricity, water, internet and communal taxes.

Long term rentals (October-May): from €900 per month + bills

For 12 month long term rental prices, please enquire. Please note that higher rates will apply during June to September.

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4. House for long term rentals Aix-en-Provence, France Ref: 1699

Provence long term rentals FranceAix-en-Provence is a fantastic place to find a long term rental house in France. This vibrant University town in South of France is full of life all year around and you will be able to enjoy the many festivals and events that take place during the year. This well-equipped 3 bedroom house is situated in a leafy neighbourhood of Aix, just 10 mins from the town centre. The house comes with WiFi, central heating, 2 bathrooms, terrace with outdoor dining area and a private garden. This house in Aix-en-Provence comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Private parking
  • High speed WiFi and flat screen TV

The house is available for rentals from 3 months to up to 1 year from €2500 per month + bills.

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5. Le Fer à Cheval - Provence cottage long term rentals France (Ref: 2072)

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Le Fer à Cheval is a beautiful 2 bed cottage in Provence for long term rentals. The cottage is housed in a former stable, restored with taste and charm. The cottage is set in the heart of the medieval village of Sablet in Provence, France.

The cottage has been furnished with many vintage pieces sourced by the owners at local antique markets such as the famous Isle sur la Sorgue. The cottage comes with a lovely terrace, large living room and two generous double bedrooms

A great location to visit the sites of the Provence region whether on an extended holiday or house hunting.

The property comes with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private terrace
  • Central heating
  • Stunning village location

This Provence cottage is available for long term rentals between October to April from €1200 per month + bills.

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6. Puyloubier - 3 bed house for rent near Aix-en-Provence France (Ref: 2064)

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This 3 bed Provence house for long term rentals is located in the picturesque medieval village of Puyloubier, France. Puyloubier is located at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire, just outside the popular town of Aix-en-Provence. The local scenery inspired the artist Paul Cézanne, who produced many paintings of the Provence countryside nearby.

The house comes with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open plan living room and a terrace. The house comes with a fast internet connection (100+ Mbps good for up to 6 devices). In the village you will find a good range of services including a very good restaurant, cafe, bakery and a small shop.

The property comes with:

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Terrace
  • Fast internet connection
  • Beautiful village location
  • Restaurants and shops walking distance

This Provençal long term rental cottage is available for long term rentals of 3-12 months from €1350 per month + bills. Higher prices will apply during the summer period.

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7. Provence Stone Farmhouse to rent in France long term (Ref: 2066)

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This 3 bed Provence stone farmhouse to rent in France long term is located at the top of a hill in an ancient hamlet, close to the popular town of Forcalquier. This beautiful area of Provence is known as the Luberon and it provides an authentic glimpse of French country living.

The farmhouse comes with a swimming pool, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and is set within 30 hectares of land, with commanding views over the Provence countryside. The rental will ideally suit customers who want to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that the Farmhouse provides.

The property is laid out on two floors and comes with 

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private pool & garden
  • 30 acres of land
  • Close to Forcalquier
  • WiFi.

Available for rent between October to May from €1650 per month + bills. Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement. 12 month rentals maybe possible, although the rental price will be higher..

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8. Luberon - apartment long term rental Provence France (Ref: 1988)

Provence France long term rentalsThis beautiful apartment on the edge of Provence, South France, is available for monthly rentals for 3-6 monLuberon apartment for long term rentals is located in the beautiful village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis in Provence, France. This bright and beautiful top floor apartment features a private terrace with stunning views. The village of Beaumont-de-Pertuis is located on the edge of the Luberon National Park (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is just 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence. Marseille airport is 50 mins and the French Riviera coast is just over 1 hour.

The property comes with:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Ideal for exploring Provence
  • 40 mins from Aix-en-Provence
  • Washing machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen

The long term rental prices do not include the utility bills. There is a monthly provision of €150 towards the electricity, water, internet and communal taxes.

Long term rentals (October -May): from €1050 per month + bills

For 12 month long term rental prices, please enquire. Please note that higher rates will apply during June to September.

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9. Provence farmhouse for long term rentals Luberon France (Ref: 2068)

Long term rentals Provence France

This 4 bedroom Provence farmhouse for long term rentals is situated on a quiet hillside in the Luberon National Park in Southern France. The farmhouse was built in 1820 and was formerly a silk farm. The property has recently been updated and comes with all the modern features that you will need. Inside the farmhouse features stone walls, exposed beams and beautiful vaulted ceilings.

The farmhouse is set within 2.5 acres of land and comes with a heated swimming pool, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and stunning views. The farmhouse is just over an hour to the Mediterranean coast. Marseille, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are also on your doorstep.

The property provides:

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Private pool
  • WiFi and flat screen TV
  • 2.5 acres of land
  • Private parking

Available for long term rentals for 3-12 months from €2250 per month + bills. Higher rates will apply to 12 month rentals and rentals over the summer period. Pets maybe accepted through prior agreement.

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Thinking of spending a Year in Provence . . . ?

If you are thinking of planning a long stay in Provence during 2023, but you are hesitating about taking the plunge - don't worry! We can help you find the right property to rent, as well as introduce you to some excellent relocation experts that can help you with French bureacracy, enroling in schools and taking care of your tax liabilities. For further information please see:

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    Long Term Rentals in France provides the largest selection of long term lets across the South of France, Dordogne and Northern France. Our properties are all personally inspected and available for rentals of between 3 to 12 months.

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