On 1st July, a new speed limit will apply on French « départementale » and « nationale » roads, located outside of city centres and without physical barrier between lanes. In the past, the maximum speed was limited to 90 km/h in normal conditions, and 80 km/h during precipitation. This summer, the 80 km/h limit will apply regardless of weather conditions.
Other speed limits will remain unchanged : in the city centre, the limit is 50 km/h (with exception of certain zones), national and department roads with a physical barrier between upcoming lanes have keep their speed limit of 110 km/h (sun) and 100 km/h (rain), and “autoroutes” maintain their 130 km/h (sun) and 110 km/h (rain) limits. However, when visibility is below 50 meters, a universal speed limit o f 50 km/h applies on all roads.
When you're looking to book a hotel, one of the first things you're probably looking at, is the number of stars it's received. After all, they're a first and objective measure of the quality you can expect.
But did you know you can also obtain such an official rating for your own holiday home?
In France, Atout France, the agency for tourist development, awards vacation homes with a one to five star rating, naming them from “hébergement econome” up to “hebergement très haut de gamme”. This official rating isn't just a powerful argument when you're putting up four home for rent, it also comes with a considerable fiscal incentive. The rating (no matter how many stars you're awarded) awards you with a tax deduction of 71% instead of 50% on your rental revenues.
The rating is valid for 5 years, costs about € 200 and can be easily obtained after a visit by an accredited inspector.
Contact us for more info.
Atout France website
In Auris website, accredited inspector working in the Vaucluse
contact details for the service des impôts des particuliers non résidents
info concerning the impôt sur les revenus locatifs
What is your favourite Provençal restaurant near Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail? Tell us!
These are our personal favourites:
Near Mont Ventoux :
Malaucène : Chez Laurette
Bédoin : Lily et Paul – A Table – La Colombe
Puyméras : Le Girocèdre
Faucon : R&R Gastrobar
Crillon-le-Brave : Château de Crillon
Mazan : A Ventoux – Géraldinette – Château de Mazan
Caromb : Le 6 à Table
Carpentras : Chez Serge – Camille – Adrien Aumaitre
Entrechaux : Saint-Hubert
Vaison-la-Romaine : Le Bateleur – Bistro du'O – La Bartavelle – l'Epicurien
Le Barroux : Gajulea
Crestet : La Fleur Bleue
Villes-sur-Auzon : La Ferme du Pezet
Pernes-les-Fontaines : Au Fil du Temps
Near the Dentelles de Montmirail :
Séguret : Côté Terrasse – Le Mesclun
Gigondas : L'Oustalet
Beaumes-de-Venise : Le Table des Balmes
Cairanne : Côteaux & Fourchettes
early bird offer 2017
Receive a free, exclusive and personalised VIP cycling jersey if you book your holiday home for the 2018 season before October 31st, 2017, with mention of our promotion code "prov-shirt".*
* Promotion codes can not be cumulated with other offers, promotions or discounts.
Real estate prices have gone down by 0.9% in the last 12 months in the Vaucluse department of Provence.
The current price per square meter is 2.162 euros.
Click the link below to discover the detailed prices per village.
Every day of the week, there's a market somewhere in Provence. Let yourself be enchanted by the colors, perfumes and tastes of Provence.
Here's where & when you can find your favourite typical Provence products:
- Monday: Bédoin & Cavaillon
- Tuesday: Vaison-la-Romaine & Gordes
- Wednesday: Malaucène & Sault
- Thrusday: Orange & Nyons (Drôme)
- Friday: Carpentras & Courthézon
- Saturday: Pernes-les-Fontaines & Apt
- Sunday: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue & Monteux
As of July 1st, the Crit'Air vignette is mandatory for all cars wanting to drive in certain large French towns like Paris or Lyon.
As a result, many tourists have been worried about their trip to Provence, which often includes a drive through the centre of Lyon. Don't worry: as long as you stay on the 'autoroute' A6, A7 or A42, the vignette is not necessary.