I have never been to France although I hope to go one day. My idea of a perfect vacation would be to rent a villa in the South of France and use it as a base to make day trips. On Monday we would rent bicycles and ride through the idyllic countryside and enjoy the lavender fields. (That means we would have to go in July/August because that is when lavender is in bloom). On Tuesday, we would lounge by the pool that will come with the idyllic villa and go to the little town to enjoy dinner at a small bistro. Wednesday will be a car tour of local points of interest with an al fresco lunch at a small French restaurant along the way. Thur., Fri., and Sat. must be dedicated to flea markets where I would find monogrammed linens and fabulous French antiques. Sunday must be a day of rest and a chance to worship at a small church followed by another lunch outside the villa in the courtyard, under the arbor and on the pea gravel patio.
While I was daydreaming, I decided to see what kind of vacation rentals I could find that would help fulfill this dream. I figured that I might as well dream BIG! In no particular order, here are two available for rent. These lovely homes are available from Haven in Paris. Take time to study the beautiful way that they are decorated.
Of course, we would need to leave the villa to explore. It would be hard to tear yourself away! Let’s look at images from the countryside.
To get you ready for your trip, take time to read the book A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. He tells about how he realized a long cherished dream when he and his wife moved into a 200 year old stone farmhouse in the Louberon region.
Someday! Create and be happy!