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Make a holiday apartment in Besse-sur-Issole your home away from home

HomeAway has a range of holiday homes in Besse-sur-Issole, found in an enviable location in rural Provence, but only half an hour from the Côte d’Azur’s beaches. Besse-sur-Issole holiday rentals are classic rural stone buildings, enclosed by spacious gardens and boasting delightful original features like fireplaces, wooden shutters and wooden beams. Complementing the relaxation and calmness that this pristine rural setting affords, many apartments in Besse-sur-Issole offer the comfort of private pools and useful facilities like Internet access.

Things to do

-Local history. Besse-sur-Issole is a charming village and well worth a stroll. There are many old fountains on the streets here, as well as a belfry and chapels, all clustered around a small lake and overlooked by a castle. The area is known for its Cistercian Abbeys, and there are three beautiful examples within an easy drive – Thoronet, Sénanque and Silvacane.

-Activities. In the vicinity there’s an exquisite landscape of terraced vineyards, olive groves, rocky hills and pine forest. There’s a stables and equestrian centre in Besse-sur-Issole offering horseback trips. On foot there’s lots to discover – you could follow the route to the chapel of Notre Dame du Glaive or explore the nature reserve around the Escarcets Lake, which is known for its excellent water quality and is popular with fishers.

-Food and drink. Var is a department of France that has a strong reputation for its Rosé wine, but also produces red and white varieties. Three wines in this area have an AOC label – Binse de Bandol, Coteaux Varois and Côtes de Provence. Food here features lots of tomato and herbs, and the fish is superb this close to the coast. Olive oil is also an important local product – in the summer months you could make the trip to Sainte Maxime for tours and tastings at la Domaine de la Piere Plantee olive groves.

-Verdon Gorge. To the north is this river canyon, considered to be one of the most impressive in Europe. It draws visitors for many different reasons – climbers can scale the canyon’s limestone walls, with 1,500 courses to choose from; hikers come to admire the immense beauty of the gorge, especially the view from the north rim, and it’s also possible to kayak or raft along the Verdon for an unforgettable adventure.

-Coast. The Mediterranean is around half an hour from the village of Besse-sur-Issole. The nearest beaches can be found at Hyères, which has a 20-kilometre coastline comprising all varieties of bays and coves, with pebbles, white and golden sand, and offering superb conditions for activities like windsurfing. For families the best choices are Bergerie à l’Ayguade, L’Almanarre, l’Alycastre and La Courtade.

Weather in Besse-sur-Issole

Besse-sur-Issole holiday apartments are in a Mediterranean region. If you holiday here between May and October then hot weather is on the cards, with very little rainfall. In May temperatures will hit the mid-20s and continue to climb through the season, rising to highs touching 30 degrees in July and August. Late-summer means more rain, and temperatures that peak in the low-20s in October. Winters are consistently mild in this part of France, with daytime highs that normally get up to double figures in December.

Travel to Besse-sur-Issole

If you’re heading to a Besse-sur-Issole holiday home from Britain then you could fly via Toulon-Hyères Airport (TLN), which is on the coast to the south. There are summer and year-round connections to the UK and a number of major cities around Europe. To get to Besse-sur-Issole from here you just need to join the A57 at La Garde and head north before turning off at Carnoules. The village has a quiet rural location, so you may need a car to reach your accommodation.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    House #1276094a
    5
    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 8
      Villa #512971vb
      7
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1447370a
        1
        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Chalet #1454853a
          3
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #1776464
            5
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              • 5 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 13
              Villa #6969903
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (10 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 10
                House #6220068
                10
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Villa #6832993
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                    (13 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #999279a
                    13
                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Guest House #1287128a
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #676541a
                        23
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Villa #1431022a
                          5
                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #604231a
                            1
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Mas #1001743a
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Guest House #1331692a
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #1415234a
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Guest House #1552617a
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #1497395a
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Guest House #1289142a
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #1234658
                                          16
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #1520065a
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Guest House #1289128a
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1534355a
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Chalet #1536807a
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #1786862
                                                    1
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Guest House #1289138a
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Guest House #1289159a
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Apartment #1504263a
                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #6697387
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #2486417
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                House #2288268
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #2390173
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #619578vb
                                                                    20
                                                                    Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1601371
                                                                      20
                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (32 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        House #925432a
                                                                        32
                                                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1776628
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (28 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            House #924832a
                                                                            28
                                                                            Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 6 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                              Villa #8168454
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (37 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                Villa #682842a
                                                                                37
                                                                                Viewed 105 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #6571251
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #6713342
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #1419880a
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #1426074a
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6652477
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #1840695
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Villa #1313819
                                                                                              22
                                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                              Besse-sur-Issole Holiday Homes & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Beautiful villa, lovely swimming pool & a very peaceful location

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              The house was well suited to our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. Very spacious, good kitchen, and good sleeping layout. The biggest sell is the outdoor space - the pool is lovely & set slightly away from the patio which was good with young children. The rest of the garden is very tranquil and the surrounding pine forest lends handy shade & an air of privacy and a feeling of being away from it all. Actually, you're 5 mins from the Le Clerc at Brignoles & 10 mins from the motorway so you're not in the middle of nowhere. Overall, loved the house and definitely want to come back
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                              Fabulous!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This luxurious and spacious house has been beautifully decorated throughout with great attention to detail. All five en suite bedrooms have gorgeous views over the neighbouring vineyard or the beautiful garden, very comfortable beds and quality bed linen. Bathrooms are all high spec. The kitchen is equipped with everything one could possibly need including a great Nespresso machine!. The beautifully landscaped garden is wonderful with a super pool and plenty of different areas for relaxing. The outdoor kitchen with fridge freezer, sink and bbq means no need to traipse inside with wet feet for a drink or ice cream. The village of Plan de la Tour is a short walk away and an absolute delight. Very French and very pretty with several excellent restaurants and great local shops to buy provisions. I would love to return to this gorgeous house!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Nov 02, 2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Sep 2016