Lamanon is a small French village, located within the Bouches-du-Rhone department of the Provence-Cote d’Azur region, to the far south of the country. The village is a particular draw amongst visitors looking to spend their holidays in an unspoilt, mainly undeveloped part of France, away from the crowds of the busier resorts further along the coast. To cater for its steady influx of visitors, Lamanon offers a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation, mainly in the form of apartments, villas and traditional French cottages, or gites.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lamanon will find that the region surrounding the village is ideally suited for a number of outdoor pursuits. As the name suggests, much of the department of Bouches-du-Rhone consists of the delta of the mighty Rhone River. The lakes and waterways of the region provide the ideal conditions for such water sports as kayaking, boating and kite surfing, whilst the nearby coastal resorts of the French Riviera are more suited to swimming and sunbathing. The wonderfully extensive species of wildlife and birdlife to be found within the region’s marshlands are especially attractive to nature lovers and birdwatchers, whilst the nearby Camargue National Park is famous for its wild white horses.
There are a number of archaeologically and historically interesting sites and landmarks to be found within the Bouches-du-Rhone, close to the village of Lamanon. Particular draws are the Roman remains to be found in the nearby city of Arles. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, the site includes a well preserved amphitheatre, necropolis and obelisk. Also well worth visiting whilst enjoying your holiday in Lamanon are the Chateau de l’Emperi in Salon-de-Provence, the largest castle in Provence and the uniquely mushroom-shaped 16th century Fontaine Moussue, also to be found in Salon-de-Provence.
Many visitors looking to spend their holidays in Lamanon will be drawn by the region’s warm, typically Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the high 20s to early 30s degrees Celsius, whilst winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 12 degrees Celsius. Lamanon receives an average annual rainfall of around 20 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Lamanon will first fly to Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS). British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair operate regular flights here from the UK, departing from London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Bristol (BRS).