To see our holiday and long term lets.
La Colle en Provence:
What makes me special?
Well this is an easier answer to make than
normal, while the rest of the world has been
bubbling away expanding and growing in it's hustle
and bubble, I and the area around me have remained
pretty much the same. This area of France could have
easily been accused of living in a time warp,
....relative to the rest of the world.
It is not as if nothings has ever
happened here over the past 50 years because it has:
The Autoroute A51 now links the North of Europe, Switzerland and the North East
of France directly into
the area. We also have a complete European and
trans-world hub at Marseille airport, and the TGV
takes just 3 hours to Paris which opens up week-end
residents. Just to name a few.
It's just that there is no reason to change the
slow-ish life style that goes on here. Everybody
gets on with their lives and combines their days
with nature and their own needs.
Mayle wrote many great books about the area
A year in Provence, Toujours Provence and Encore
Provence, are his best representations of the
quirky slow lifestyles of the area.
Peter Mayle left the highly intensive life
style of the modern advertising world to settle in
Provence and became a world best seller based on his
works here. His book
A Good Year
was the basis for the 2006 film of the same name
Ridley Scott and staring actor
Russell Crowe (an
We all lead such busy
lives these days and live it at a fast pace of
change. This is great, this is life, but from time
to time we need to get back in touch with the
surroundings and what is important to ourselves.
La Colle it's self is locked away in nature
surrounded by over 30 hectares of private estate and
is accessed by a 2 kilometres track. It's position
has a superb view of the valley and the high
plateaux opposite and you could quite easily think
you are in the middle of nowhere, even if you
Here people come to resource and
get well away from it all. To put back into
prospective the things that are the most
important to one selves. Here whether you throw on an
old pair of jeans or just slouch around in a track
bottom doesn't mater to anyone.
You want to grow a beard for a few days or not put
any makeup on, well that doesn't matter at all.
There is no competition and no ceremony. Just a
chance to do what you really want to do and if that
means nothing at all then that's fine as well.