Pierrevert, France

Self Catering Pierrevert Holiday Homes, Villa and Gites 

Pierrevert is a tiny, yet pretty village in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azurin of South Eastern France. When you visit Pierrevert you’ll note it’s situated close to the boundaries of 4 departments: the Var, the Vaucluse, the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.  Pierrevert enjoys an enviable position in the national park of the Luberon. The area is ideal for ramblers as it’s close to a major walking route: GR4.

When you stay in self catering accommodation in Pierrevert, allocate plenty of time to discover Manosque – just five kms away and the largest town in the department. This traditional Provencal town is located on a hill in the renowned olive groves of the region and has a fascinating medieval old town which is entered by two impressive 14th century gateways through the original fortifications. Inside the gates there are traditional Provencal houses and small open squares interlinked by narrow streets, with the Place de l'Hotel de Ville at the centre. The weekly market in Manosque is held on a Saturday.

When you stay in a Pierrevert Holiday villa just 12 kms away is Greoux-les-Bains –it’s best known as a long-established centre for high quality thermal waters - a reputation dating back 2000 years when the Ancient Romans occupied the area. Also worth a visit are the ruins of a 12th century templar castle (the Chateau des hospitaliers de Saint-Jean), the walls of which stand impressively above the town, while the roman style Church of Notre Dame les Ormeaux also merits a visit.

Also in close vicinity when you rent a holiday home in Pierrevert are countless other typical pretty Provencal hilltop villages including: Mane and the Chateau de Sauvan, Valensole – which has extensive lavender fields during June and July, and Oppedette – with its impressive gorges next to the village.

To get to your Pierrevert Holiday Gite: Travelling by car from the Eurotunnel or France’s northern ferry ports - it’s a 10 ½ journey by car (this doesn’t include breaks). The nearest train station is at Manosque-Greoux-les-Baines, services to Paris Gare du Lyon are via Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Total journey time is approximately 4 ½ - 5 hours – with TGV. The nearest airport is Marseille which welcomes the following operators: bmi, British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Air France and Aer Lingus.

The Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region is renowned for its hot temperatures and pleasant climate throughout the year and especially for its sunny and dry weather during the summer months. The region benefits from 2835.5 sunshine hours a year and is the hottest place of France.