Provence is a region on the south east of France by the Mediterranean Sea, adjacent to Italy offering an abundance of luxury villas. Provence was originally a Roman province and was given its name because it was one of the first provinces outside of Roman Italy. The traditional region of Provence comprises the départements of Var, Vaucluse, and Bouches-du-Rhône and parts of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes. It is part of the administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur but for resort purposes, we have labelled Cote d'Azur separately. Provence has varied geographical features ranging from fertile plains in the Rhône valley to mountains in the east and marshlands in the south, luxury villa rentals vary to suit all tastes. Provence is varied with both picturesque villages in the hills and busy metropolises possessing international airports in Nice and Marseille.