About Joie De Vivre

Joie de Vivre, a specialist holiday property letting company, grew from a small but successful family holiday business and has been delivering memorable holidays for over 15 years.  Originally we were based only in Provence, but the company now has representatives in four areas across the South Of France.

Provence is covered by Colin & Helen Bowles.  Their enthusiasm for the Luberon, Vaucluse and Alpilles regions was borne out of the fact that they were fortunate to have lived in Provence for a couple of years and know the region very well. Have a chat to either of them about the region and their passion and knowledge will I am sure rub off on you!

Colin and Helen Bowles, Provence , France 

Paul Rhodes, Cote d'Azur, France

The Cote d'Azur region is looked after by Paul Rhodes.  Splitting his time and lifestyle between homes in London and Nice, Paul has developed a passion for the region over the years; the sunshine, the people, the culture, the sea, the mountains and the gastronomy all go together to make it a fantastic destination.  Speak to Paul and he'll be delighted to tell you more.

Karen Rogers looks after all our properties in Languedoc Roussillon, also known as Le Midi.  Karen has lived permanently in the region for the last 9 years so she has extensive knowledge of the area, the local villages, the restaurants and attractions.  She is ideally placed to manage the lovely properties we already have on our website and also to spend time visiting new houses to add to her growing portfolio. Speak to Karen and she will help you choose your next perfect holiday in this stunning part of the South of France

Karen Rogers, Languedoc Roussillon

Clement and Brigitta, Provence East

Brigitta and Clement took over the responsibility for the Eastern part of Provence (Var department) in 2015. They have had their full-time home in the South of France for seven years, and are now building up their JDV portfolio to cater for all holiday needs in this traditional leisure area. But don't wait for them to bag the whole patch before you book: take a look now at the short but select list already on offer between the foothills of the Alps and the endless Mediterranean coastline. Then call them during their sun-downer, or at any other time, to discuss where you should be spending your next holiday!

In effect, Joie de Vivre has the advantage of an administrative base in the UK that takes care of all the paperwork, whilst our local expertise and knowledge ensures that your holiday runs smoothly.

We have carefully built up, and are continuing to build, a portfolio of local property and we know all of our owners and their properties individually.  We then act on your behalf, taking care of all the legal and contractual aspects of renting a house in France. This provides both you and the owner with peace of mind.

All of our properties are selected for the details that we know are important to holidaymakers. They are all based in four regions; Provence, Provence East (Var) the Cote d'Azur and the Languedoc Roussillon.  All these areas rich in both beauty and variety; from local vineyards, beautiful coastlines, historic sites, local markets to picturesque villages and of course, a fantastic variety and quality of food and wine.

In all the regions, Joie de Vivre have specialists available to you; people who intimately know the area and have a passion for their particular region.

We would always encourage you to talk to us before you book.

Let us know what you are looking for and we will do our very best to match your requirements with exactly the type of property and the location you are looking for.

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Joie de Vivre
31 St Stephens Drive
S26 2EP

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