Pont Royal Golf, Mallemort, Provence

The owners of the property at the following link share why they chose Pont Royale, Mallemort, Provence for their holiday home:


I fell in love with this part of France some years ago. If you’ve read any of Peter Mayle’s books on Provence or seen the film “A Good Year” with Russell Crowe, then you know how magical the region is. I’m a keen golfer (though not very good). My favourite time to play is first thing in the morning when the sun is coming up and there’s still dew on the grass. You can’t beat it. I also enjoy wine and good food which is in bountiful supply with a whole host of local markets (and vineyards) selling everything you could wish for. Unusually for a man, I also like shopping (which pleases my wife no end). Our favourite places tend to be Aix or St.Remy but we also enjoy going to Avignon or Marseille. I hope you enjoy the place as much as we do. For me, it’s a little glimpse of heaven.

The sun shines for 300 days a year. The light is incredible – just ask Cezanne and Van Gogh! There are 3 fascinating and quite different cities within 60 minutes: Marseille, Avignon and Aix. The countryside is beautiful with the Luberon to the north, the Alpilles to the west, the Camargue to the south-west, the sea to the south and the Cote d’Azur to the south-east. Pont Royal is a special place: pretty, well-kept, clean, safe (one entrance with security), with an 18 hole championship golf course, tennis, swimming pools, shops and restaurants. There are plenty of local vineyards where the wine is surprisingly good. And plenty of fabulous villages to explore: Lourmarin, Roussillon, Menerbes, Lacoste, Gordes, Bonnieux and Curcoron – to name but a few. This is “real” Provence.

If you would like to stay in Provence summer 2012, you couldn’t do much better than this idyllic villa!
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