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Make a holiday rental house or villa in Haute-Provence – Sisteron, France your home away from home

Haute-Provence is a region of high plains among the mountains of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in Provence, France. Nicknamed the ‘French Colorado’, Haute-Provence is a region of rich natural resources, with everything from mountain peaks to deep gorges, cascading waterfalls to still lakes. The perfectly natural landscapes, peaceful atmosphere and clean air make Haute-Provence properties an absolute delight to visit for anyone wishing to simply get away for a few weeks and enjoy the delights of rural France at its best.

Things to do in Haute-Provence – Sisteron, France

It is the dazzling countryside that brings many people to take holiday renal accommodation in Haute-Provence for the first time. Walking holidays are absolutely sensational in Haute-Provence, with dazzling trails through the oak forests, rock ridges and medieval villages of the region. There are thousands of miles of walking, cycling and riding trails throughout the region, showing you the best of the region, information on which are available from the Haute-Provence tourist information offices. The rivers and lakes upon which you will stumble during you tours are a wonderful asset, allowing you to swim, refreshing yourself completely from the heat of the summer sun.

If you would prefer to explore this magnificent region from the air, conditions are especially good for gliding. The world championships have been held in Haute-Provence and whether you are an interested learner or a seasoned professional, you can enjoy some wonderful gliding and hang gliding from a holiday rental in Haute-Provence.

During the winter months, there are a few excellent ski resorts to explore. The Lure Ski Resort has more than 10km ² of downhill skiing, as well as some phenomenal Nordic and cross country skiing routes.

Places to visit on holiday in Haute-Provence – Sisteron, France

Banon is a small town perched high in the Haute-Provence landscape, tittering above the Valley of Coulon. The cobbled streets and ancient villas of Banon make it a real favourite with photographers and artists, but it is the famous goats cheese, the Fromage de Banon that has really shot the village to international fame.

Sisteron is a staggering town of pre-Roman origins, which plugs a narrow gap between the channels of the Rivers Durance and Buech. The dominating 13th century citadel really must be seen to be believed, especially if you are arriving from the south of the village. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping streets and facilities, which makes Sisteron and its central location, a perfect place from which to start your full exploration of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

Forcalquier is best known for its beautiful, octagonal chapel that stands at the top of the conical hill on which the village stands. The countryside which surrounds Haute-Provence is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding holidays, as well as fishing holidays.

Weather in Haute-Provence – Sisteron, France

The weather in Haute-Provence is wonderfully sunny for the vast majority of the year. With almost 300 days of bright sunshine every year, and temperatures which usually soar well into the mid 30’s (°C) during the heat of the day from May until September, it is easy to see why Haute-Provence gites are in such high demand.

Travel to Haute-Provence – Sisteron, France

Marseille (MRS) and Nice (NCE) airports are both within easy reach of a holiday rental property in Haute-Provence. There are regular flights from airports throughout the UK which arrive on the Cote d’Azur, meaning that your trip to Haute-Provence should be entirely painless. A hire car is an excellent facility to have, and there are plenty of car hire companies working from both Nice and Marseille.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Just beautiful

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Prior contact concerning additional property details and access with the owners was detailed and accurate. On arrival we were met and shown the studio which was as described ; clean, fully equipped, beautifully decorated and furnished with a minute attention to detail. Close to Sainte Tulle and Manosque it is positioned in an ideal spot to explore the Luberon and Les Alpes de Haute Provence. Quiet, calm, picturesque, the property was exactly what we wanted. The owners were anxious to do everything possible to respond to our needs in a friendly, though discreet manner. There is every likelihood that we will maintain contact with them and return at some time in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    If you are looking for peace and quiet with fabulous countryside views then this is the place.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We enjoyed our three weeks in this charming detached rural property and the owner could not have been more helpful. For 10 days our daughter, her partner and their two twins joined us and this proved to be very successful in every way. We would certainly recommend anyone who wants to get away from the madding crowd to stay in this cottage. A car is essential as the nearby villages and towns are not within walking distance and be warned the drive is over 1 kilometre long and something of a challenge for a low clearance vehicle!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    The property is clean & nice in a stunning position; semi-detached, it is part of the owner's house

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The Gite is very adequate accommodation for a good weather holiday stay. It is a small holding and so there are goats and chickens , which make it very homely. We ate outside all the time and so were able to enjoy the stunning views from the property, which are extraordinarily beautiful. Inside is very cosy, if a bit dark & offering little of the view of the magnificent outdoors. We were very happy to self-cater as the closest restaurant is 8 km away down a narrow windy road! This is also shopping and a bar in the same location. We chose the Gite for the walking and were not at all disappointed as we had some of the best walks ever and would return happily. There are many other activities close by and plenty for children of all ages. The owners were kindness and thoughtfulness personified.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016