Property by Provence Department

France is divided up into regions, then sub-divided into departments. There are smaller sub-divisions into prefectures, cantons etc.

Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur is one of the regions of France often referred to as PACA. Strangely none of places in PACA are departments! Although Provence and Cote d’Azur are well know “areas” although there is much debate about their extent and borders.

Provence Departments

The departments are:

Property prices are more expensive on the Cote d’Azur and Luberon (often referred to by Peter Mayle in his Provence books)

Our selection of property includes: Var Property, Alpes-Maritimes property and Bouches du Rhone property.

In our Provence guides section, you will discover more about each department, and the popular locations in each department.

Our TOP LOCATIONS in Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur:

Lorgues
Cotignac
Salernes
Draguignan
Brignoles
Villecroze
Aups
Roquebrune-sur-argens
Le Thoronet
Carcès

Bouches-du-Rhone

Bouches-du-Rhone department

Population: 1,759,371  Area 5,255 km²

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This departement, which has inspired the painter Cézanne, is one of vast contrasts, from the Alpilles mountains, the Sainte Victoire and the Sainte Baume to the famous villages of Tarascon , Les Baux de Provende, Saint Paul lez Durance and Aix en Provence) an to the Camargue, well known for the horses and the bulls (you can see typical Ferias in Arles) and the annual meeting place for gypsies in Saintes Maries de la Mer.

Villas facing the crystalline blue of the splits, farmhouses and country houses with green olive shades on the shutters and limed colourful facades, are the strong accents of the south.

The Bouches du Rhone are also well known for their santons fabrics.

The Calanques

Nearly 20 km. long and 4 km. wide, with cliffs rising up till 400 meters, the Calanques are stretching from Marseille to Cassis.

property in cassis

Camargue

A natural and protected park of 85,000ha where you can see pink flamingos, herons and cormorants, Camargue is composed of vast plains of wetlands, ponds and rice paddies.

Les Alpilles

Situated on the left of Luberon, some sharp peaked hills with calcified crests, rough land, are called the Alpilles. Between Arles and ST Remy de Provence, the Alpilles extend for 25km. surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and almond trees.

camargue

Video: View of Bouches du Rhone from the Air

More about the Bouches du Rhone Department

Property in the Bouches du Rhone

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