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 20 years. Originally we were based only in Provence, but the company now has representatives in four areas across the South Of France.

Map of Provence Map of Provence East

map of Languedoc Roussillon Cote D'Azur


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!

Languedoc Roussillon, often referred to as Le Midi, is also managed by Colin and Helen Bowles. They have some lovely accommodation options in this less well trodden area of Southern France, so get in touch and they''ll be happy to help you choose your next perfect place to stay.

Colin and Helen Bowles, Provence and Languedoc Roussillon, France

Colin and Helen Bowles, Provence , France


The Cote d'Azur region is looked after by Paul Rhodes. Over many years Paul has developed a passion for the region; 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.

Paul Rhodes, Cote d'Azur, France

Paul Rhodes, Cote d'Azur, France

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!

Clement and Brigitta, Provence East

Clement and Brigitta, Provence East

In effect, Joie de Vivre has the advantage of an administrative base in the UK that takes care of all the administration, 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 are 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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