The peaceful village of Barjols is set in the Var department of Provencal France. Water is a main theme of the village, with over 30 fountains, streams and rivers all gurgling away peacefully. A holiday rental house in Barjols is most suited to those people who like to get around under their own steam and at their own pace, and as such, the use of a car during your stay is all but essential. Self catering accommodation in Barjols is superbly furnished and decorated, giving it a home away from home feel that hotels simply do not have. Whether relaxing in the house and grounds, or exploring more of the region, a holiday in Barjols is bound to be a memorable one.
You need never be bored during a holiday in Barjols, as there are a wide range of leisure activities that you can do whilst there. Hiking or cycling through the surrounding countryside could appeal, as might a horse riding trek. Within an hour’s drive is the coast where all manner of water sports become possible such as swimming, fishing or sailing. Heading towards Cannes, you will start to see golf courses, and near any major population centre you will find tennis courts.
There are many places of interest to visit during your holiday in Barjols, and one interesting one, is Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume. Said to be the town where Mary Magdalene came after the crucifixion of Christ, there is a cave where her body was found in the 13th century. The town also has a wonderful basilica. Other suggestions of places to visit include Thoronet Abbey, Salernes, and almost any one of the dozens of quaint Medieval hill villages scattered throughout this region. As you drive through, you will notice many vineyards, and taking a tour will enable you to learn about the wine making tradition and heritage of Provence.
The climate of this part of France is described as a Mediterranean one, with mild winters and warm summers. It is possible to book self catering accommodation in Barjols the year through, although the warmest summer months of July and August are by far the most popular. Temperatures during this time average at 25 degrees Celsius and rainfall is less than 40mm per month. The winter does see the temperatures drop, but even so, a respectable day time average of 12 degrees during December and January can still be achieved.
You may wish to drive from the UK to your holiday rental house in Barjols, as this will give you the use of your car during your stay. Calais is probably your best port of entry, although you should take into consideration that you may be looking at a 10 hours’ drive after arriving there! If you are going to fly, then Marseille airport is probably your best bet as it takes in flights from all around Europe, and of particular interest if you are coming from the UK will be British Airways flights leaving from London Gatwick (LGW).