Peter Mayle country! One of the favourite areas of France for the Brits. Unfortunately this can be a very expensive area for both property purchases and rentals. Inland prices begin to drop.
The region is very popular during July and August and you need to book accommodation well in advance. Warning: July and August can be very hot and also during the winter months the Mistral wind can blow down the Rhone Valley.
For more on this region: http://www.visitprovence.com/en including events that coming to the region.
Historic towns, ancient mountain villages, fertile fields, Marseille and the Camargue — a region that delights the senses.