Holidaymakers looking for an excellent mix of glorious scenery, tranquillity and history may like to visit the village of Eygalieres. Located in the southeast of France in the heart of Provence, this French commune has so much for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, cottages, B&Bs and campsites.
The village is surrounded by the wonderful landscapes of the Alpilles and provides a great place for tourists to hike and take many photographs. Cycling is a popular pastime with routes available from Eygalieres to the Alpilles landscapes and passing the Pas de Figuieres. The south coast of France is only an hour away in the car, where holidaymakers can find many beautiful sandy beaches.
There are several other popular sports visitors to the region can try including tennis, golf, horse riding and mountain biking. The region also offers watersports including kayaking down the Gardon under the famous Roman aqueduct le Pont du Gard or down the beautiful Sorgue.
The area boasts some pleasant terraced bistros and bars including a two star Michelin restaurant in Eygalieres. Saint Remy is only 15 minutes away and is a slighter larger town with more bars and restaurants. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase fresh locally grown fruit and vegetables as well as souvenirs from the local markets at Eygalieres as well as the nearby towns of Saint Remy and l'Isle sur la Sorgue.
The village has some fascinating ancient buildings well worth visiting including stone houses, the village church, chateau ruins, the esplanade of the old gatehouse and Saint-Laurent church. In the Chapelle des Pénitents (XVII°) is a local history museum. Visitors can also go on wine tasting tours with Eygalieres being in the heart of the Rhone Valley Cotes de Luberon wine region. The city of Avignon is a short drive from here and offers many fashionable shops, restaurants and museums as well as ancient buildings. Aix-en-Provence is less than an hour away by car and has many museums, markets and holidaymakers can get spa treatments at the natural hot springs.
The weather between May and September is generally very warm with the average in July and August around 26 degrees centigrade, although temperatures can reach as high as 35 degrees. July is also very dry but the rest of the summer can see a few showers. Winters are cool and wet with December, January and February the coldest months with an average low of 5 degrees centigrade.
Avignon Airport is just 17 kilometres from Eygalieres and has flights from Southampton with Flybe and Leeds/Bradford with Jet2.com. Passengers can get a taxi or hire a car from the airport to their accommodation in Eygalieres.
Marseille Airport is 40 kilometres from Eygalieres and has connections to more cities than Avignon. These include Algiers, Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, Madrid, Prague and Tunis amongst others as well as other French airports. Again there are car hire firms and taxis operating from this airport.