Joie de Vivre are committed to ensuring we offer a high quality product and service to our customers. Read on for some genuine customer feedback....

We're delighted to say that the overwhelming majority of our guests are extremely satisfied with both the standard of their accommodation and the service level they received.

Here are some of the comments taken from the feedback and reviews that our guests have sent us. Please also check out the Reviews on each property page that reflect our guests comments specifically about the accommodation;   

We would love to come and spend another holiday with jdvholidays..........We thank you both for a lot of fun over the years with Joie de Vivre.  Apartment Euphorbe

JDV Holidays were so helpful, efficient, accommodating and very responsive to questions and additional information. Helen really did go the extra mile! Gite St Sophie Sept 2023

What a relief it was to deal with professionals again after several years of dodgy service from AirBnB and the like. Mr M. Villa Oliviers, Aug 23

We had a wonderful week in Villa Romarin and thank you again for all of your help and advice, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company. Villa Romarin August 23 

We would just like to thank you for how you have dealt with our holiday booking. From start to finish the personal touch has been great. Thank you also for checking on the Monday after we arrived to make sure that everything was ok. Thank you for such a great personal service. Apartment Clementinier, July 23

Helen was very responsive from my initial contact. She was very helpful, answered all my many queries and I was pleased with the reservation process. The website provides good descriptions of the villas and this one is a beautiful Villa in a wonderful Provençal town.
I look forward to renting with Joie de Vivre again soon! Villa St Carine

Well done Joie de Vivre, we had an amazing holiday experience in a beautiful Villa. Paul our agent was very obliging and responsive to any query we had. He was very supportive through the whole booking process, explained payment process early on etc. Thank you Paul, and Helen the owner, for your part making our stay in Antibes so pleasant and stress free, from booking right through to end of our stay. Well done! Villa Aubrieta

Paul was extremely helpful and responsive, guiding us towards a Villa we had previously discounted from our search, providing additional photos and personal input. It was wonderful to speak to someone who had actually visited and personally vetted the property – Mrs S. Aug 22, Villa Romarin

Lovely two weeks. Perfectly situated in a quiet spot. We had everything we needed in the house. Particularly enjoyed having the outside space. A very restful time. Mr G June 2022 Masion Gardenia

We absolutely LOVED our stay - and would happily return. Thank you Paul- and Sandra -  so much for your efforts and professionalism, we now have some amazing memories to cherish and we are more determined than ever to make Nice / South of France our home someday. JC UK, July 2022 Apartment Euphorbe 5

It is so lovely to work through a company rather than scrolling through air b&b! KM March 2022

Fantastic Paul. Yes please go ahead and reserve the apartment for me again.  You are holding my deposit from last year so please let me know what the date for the balance payment.  This is a prime example of why I like booking through you.  You are so helpful and everything is stress free.  Thanks again. Mr B from UK January 2022 Apartment Euphorbe 8 

We are very happy and satisfied with the services of JDV, but especially with yours and Susan’s personal inputs.That really gave us a good feeling of being welcome and appreciated.If I can help you out in any way to get introduced in The Netherlands, I’m happy to see if I can assist you with that. Mr RN from Netherlands July 2021Villa Laurier

Paul was brilliant, I rang and told him my wish list and he said he thought he had just the right thing and he did, perfect. The location was great just close enough to town but far enough away to avoid the noise and hustle and bustle. The villa itself was amazing, beautifully kept, decorated and the bedding, towels etc were of such a high standard. Absolutely outstanding. The kitchen fully equipped. Just first class. - Mrs D. from Leicester, Aug 20. Villa Aubrieta

My wife and I had a great and relaxing time over the 3 weeks we spent in one of your properties, we only planned initially to stay for one week but found it so relaxing we chose to stay longer. We were very well looked after by the owners who were great people and really attentive to our every need. Great place, great views, great hosts, fair price and a really enjoyable holiday. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this property to others - Mr M. from Oxfordshire, Aug 20. Gites des Chenes 1

A great base for trips in the area. Also thanks to Paul Rhodes for the fast and pleasant way of communicating! Beautiful villa and garden with great atmosphere. The beauty of the villa made you feel at rest, everything was perfect - Mr deB from the Netherlands, Aug 20. Villa Lavande 

Joie de Vivre were such a joy to book through particularly Paul Rhodes who was amazingly helpful going above and beyond in my time of need, not to mention Sandra the rep for the apartment who was also a great asset and very helpful. JH, from UK, July 2019 Apartment Passiflore

Bonnieux was perfect for us - we visited Gordes which was our original idea but we’re glad you showed us Bonnieux as it suited us so well.  This was the real value of your company - it was a new area to us so is like looking for a needle in a haystack when looking for location! 
There is so much to do in the area, did a fabulous walk to Lacoste through the orchards.  Also found the wine chateau where A Good Year was filmed which was just a mile away, the lady who served us wasn’t as enthusiastic about the film as I was and looking at all the privacy signs by the gates can only assume they are fed up of film fans!!
The apartment was great, we didn’t see anyone else the whole time we were there so had the pool to ourselves. 
JS from UK July 2019  Apartment St David
The value of Joie de Vivre for me is two fold... the first being the quality of the accommodation on offer and secondly the expertise provided in helping to identify the right accommodation in the right location.. this was invaluable to us as we wanted to visit a new area so the advice on the different locations made the decision making easy! JS from UK stayed atApartment St David, July 2019
Joie De Vivre were very helpful in contacting host to request supply of basic items at start of let which hosts obliged with very quickly.
Joie Di Vivre were helpful and quick to respond at all times, during enquiry and booking stages. I would use jdv again.
KM, from UK, stayed at Maison St Bertrand, July 2019
Thanks for the great correspondence during requesting reservation and up to the point of travel - the document you sent on the area was perfect and we used it allot to plan our days. Would certainly be back if we can.  
JK from UK stayed at Maison St Henri, June 2019

I honestly can't think of anything you could do to improve - your service was wonderful, the villa met all expectations, you helped with small queries and large, and communicated brilliantly. I will certainly use you again for our future holidays. NL from UK stayed at Villa St Fleurie  July 2019

The prompt and helpful response from Karen was one of the deciding factors in choosing the accommodation. This was a special holiday,longer and more expensive than usual and involving a number of different people and it was important for me to know that there would be a local agent on hand should things go wrong.AK Stayed at Villa Emeraude, June 2019

Just wanted to thank you for your amazing customer service!! We had a brilliant week in Nice and the apartment was beautiful. You made arranging the accommodation extremely easy for me so thank you!! PM from the UK stayed at Apartment Passiflore June 2019 

JDV went above and beyond and I would tell anyone who is thinking of visiting the area to absolutely use no-one else - thank you for an amazing time and we look forward to using you again.  Villa St Perrine was homely, comfortable and very well equipped.  It's exceptionally well placed in the village and only a 15 minute walk to the next, larger village. D & D from the UK stayed at Villa St Perrine, June 2019 

If that was representative for your properties as well as service you will have to engage more staff in the future. F&P from UK stayed at Villa St Henri, April 2019

Helen was incredibly helpful resolving my issue with the local vet's too, thank you so much for doing far more than just booking us into the accommodation.  A first class service as always from Joie de Vivre, we wouldn't use anywhere else.JB from UK stayed at Bergerie St Madeleine, August 2018 

Helen was on hand to help with everything and answered our questions promptly and in a friendly manner. There were a few hiccups our end because my father made a mistake in paying to the wrong account. However, Helen was very patient and assisted us throughout the whole process Very impressed with Joie De Vrie and would't hesitate to recommend to others! CM, from UK, stayed at The Old Gendarmerie, August 2018

We experienced excellent service throughout, and we also appreciated the courtesy contact after the storms to check how we were. Will definitely consider using Joie de Vivre again when we return to Provence. BC, from UK, stayed at Gite St Sophie August 2018

We have used many sites in the 18 years we have been travelling to France.I like the sites to look professional with accurate details on the properties, professional photos, photos of the whole property as well as sufficient detail on the house etc. I found  this website to be excellent and provided the correct level of information. Mr L, from Guernsey, stayed at Villa Oliviers, August 2018

JDV, and Helen more specifically, were great. Great wine tour recommendation, help with babysitters, very responsive. A pleasure to deal with. Thanks very much.Mr B, from London, stayed at Villa St Paulane, July 2018

All the Information was provided very promptly and Paul Rhodes gave me lots of additional 'insider' information about the property and the area which was extremely helpful.  A first class experience and we hope to come back next year.JC, Yorkshire, UK, July 2018

Excellent - Helen Bowles provided us with our preferred villa options and we made an easy decision from those options. Helen was always extremely prompt in regards to any of our queries. We believe every effort was 100% by JDV Mr B, Villa St Serge, from Australia, June 2018 

Thank you for your help and thanks to owner of Apartment Passiflora for our good vacation. Thanks for good weather, warm water, suntan on the face of my daughter. We have had excellent time in Nice. We wish you good luck and future success in your job. Mrs Z, Apartment Passiflore,  from St.Petersburg

I much prefer the personal touch used by Joie de Vivre. I feel I know Paul personally and he always answers any questions I have quickly. Dealing with one person is much better than contacting a call centre. Mr B, Apartment Euphorbe, Sept 2017

Your website is clear, interesting, informative and very easy to use. Paul from Joie de Vivre was amazing at being in contact with us, helping us find just what we were looking for, and offering us flexible options to fit in with our plans. Mr W, UK, Sept 2017 - stayed at Villa Amandier

Helen (JDV Holidays Provence) always replied to emails and phone calls extremely promptly. All my questions were always answered and nothing was too much trouble. Mrs R, UK, August 2017 

We decided on a return visit to Maison Asphodelus based on our experience last year. It’s always a leap of faith until you arrive and see firsthand. Your advice and guidance was spot on and very much matched with our expectations!! If we didn’t return to Maison Asphodelus, we would have comeback to you for a similar home. Mr M, Maison Asphodelus, Cote d Azur, July 2017

Thank you very much Karen for all your help in choosing and booking accommodation for our holiday. Your knowledge of the area and properties was so helpful and we were delighted with our accommodation and the area. An excellent service and very happy to recommend. Mrs H, Antrim June 2017 

It is always a pleasure to deal with JDV Holidays, we have booked with other sites and direct with the owner, but always return to jdv, as they offer security, a great range of properties, and hassle free booking. Very helpful, like having your own personal travel agent. Five stars! Mr M, Suffolk, UK Oct 2016 

You have been great - the key to it for me is that you have been very responsive on email very quickly on everything I have asked for which is fantastic and much apprectiated - and found a great property for us. Gite St Elodie, Provence, Ref 188.  
Mrs H, Kent, UK, August 2015
“Aside from a great holiday, Joie de Vivre were the most responsive, helpful and professional companies I have ever dealt with. Proactive and always on the ball. it made booking a holiday very easy. I would absolutely recomend them to anyone and already have. Customer service was outstanding!”
Mrs B, North Yorkshire, July 2015

“I have just completed your online survey following on from our holiday return, but wanted to send you a personal email to say thankyou for your professional service and directing us to Villa St Velleron. It turned out to be the perfect spot for us and we could not have wished for better accommodation, situation or care and hospitality from Ann and Denis.We have had a truly memorable holiday.”
Ms T, Dundee, Angus, June 2015
“Hello Sue, Well we are back from our wonderful holiday at Villa Emeraude. Of course, you’ve spoilt us for going anywhere else in France now - the standard was so high!We enjoyed it so much, Sue, and would like to thank you for all your help in guiding us to the right property for this special holiday. If you would like longer (and very positive) feedback for JdV & the Management team in France (Karen) please let us know. Now back to reality!”
Mr & Mrs G S, Crewe, UK. June 2015
“Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. Your advice for Limoux (Apartment Palais) and Olonzac was very helpful and our hosts at each gite were great. The pool at Gite Topaze Doree was super and our weather hot and sunny (unlike back in Scotland where Baltic winds and temperatures continue..and it's nearly the longest day!!)Anyway, the 2 weeks were most enjoyable and we will tell our friends all about it.”
Mr & Mrs A, Ayr, Scotland. May-June 2015
“Hello Paul, our only complaint about Apartment Nigelle is that we had to leave it! Besides the flat being newly renovated and comfortable, we appreciated working with both you and Sandra. Rarely do we find such a high level of professionalism.”
Ms A, USA,June 2015
“GITE TOPAZE DOREE was exactly as you described, maybe better. Well-equipped. We especially loved the private terrace our gite had and the property gardens were lovely. We hated leaving!Joie de Vivre recommended the perfect place for us given our criteria and the holiday information sheet was really helpful. We had a fantastic time - thank you!!”
Ms S B, Germany, October 2014
“This is our 5th stay with Joie de Vivre and the standard was very high as always. Mr R stayed at Villa St Augustin, Provence.”
Mr R, East Yorkshire, August 2014

Our deepest Thanks to Mr. Paul Rhodes, who made sure we were well looked after from the beginning until the end. What a kind person!

Mrs D, Stayed at Maison Lotier, Cote d'Azur, June 14

Just wanted you to know that our Villa St Paulane experience was exceptional. It was perfect in every way. Thanks very much for your excellent customer service along the way.

Mrs Mc, Canada, August 2014

‘Dear Sue - We had a fantastic time at MAISON AVALON. The property is fantastic - the owners did such a lovely job to create such a homely and nice house - and Karen, the property manager was a gem. We enjoyed every minute of it and are really sad it was over so quickly.  Thanks again for helping us to have a great and memorable holiday ... and rest assured we'll be coming back to Joie de Vivre in the future.

Mr A F Surrey UK, August 2014’ 

My wife and I were very impressed with the excellent communication from Helen at Joie de Vivre and with all the information supplied. This helped to get the holiday off to a very good start. 

Mr E, Oxfordshire, July 14 - Gite St Eleonor

The service from Helen at Joie de Vivre was excellent and we would definitely consider renting a property through JdV again due to the helpful, personal approach to customer service. I wasn't too clear about the way to provide a damage deposit but Helen rang me personally to explain.

Gite St Adeline, Provence, July 2014

MAISON CORAIL in Marcorignan was superb! I can't fault the accommodation, the Chateau  is an amazing place and the owners fantastic hosts! The gite was incredible and very comfortable; perfect for families and was everything and more than we expected. We will be going back for sure!   Thanks for your help and advice in arranging everything, I will recommend JDV to friends and family. 

Mr JK, Derbyshire, UK, June 2014

I would like to thank Sue so much for her help in booking Apartment Beau Sejour 2; it makes it so much easier to plan anything. We travel the same weekend every year and I will remember your company for 2015. 

RR, Shropshire, UK, June 2014’.

I’m back at home and still marvelling at the wonderful stay at Maison St. Henri.  Of course I will be posting, but I sort of don’t want to entice people to come! I want to make sure it will be available to me in the future, yet I want to let the world know that this was a magical place and the great job you guys have done....you are first on my list for my next trip!

Ms P, USA, April 2014

Joie de vivre very helpful, answered all queries promptly felt like a very personal service. Would highly recommend. 

Mr Mc, Suffolk, UK April 2014

Villa Lavende = Cote d'Azur; very well described in all aspects. JDV Holidays went above and beyond the call of duty to provide an excellent service, on a Sunday morning to help us find alternative accommodation after our initial booking with owners direct failed to meet an acceptable standard. Thank you Paul, and we will definitely recommend your service to our family and friends, you saved our holiday from total disaster!!

Mr M, April 2014

Really good of you to get back to me.  Villa Annabelle this summer was a great hit, but we really like to try something different each year.  Your service was second to none which is why I came back to you. 

Mr GH, Birmingham, UK, Nov 2013

Very satisfied with all my dealings with Joie de Vivre. Wish all companies
were as good as yours.

Apartment Euphorbe 3 - Cote d'Azur,Mr B, Edinburgh, Midlothian, September 2013

Tthe property we chose was a recommendation by Helen to suit our needs and budget. This personal attention is what makes JDV holidays unique. We will be return customers. Helen, thank you for all your help, we had an amazing holiday! 

Maison St Henri - Provence,Mrs M, London, UK, Sept 2013

I would just like to add that the help that we received from yourselves, Mike in Provence and the concierge Claude at the Old Gendarmerie was excellent, regarding our late arrival. We'd had an awful journey (plane delayed, ridiculous waiting time for the car hire, getting lost as our internet directions were hopeless and a sat nav that couldn't find anywhere!), so it really helped to have so many friendly contacts and assistance.

Mrs H, Wigan, UK, August 2013

Mas St Delphine was excellent. Your agency was first class and gave all the help I needed. August 2013

Mr G, warwickshire, August 2013

I've always found Helen extremely helpful which is why we booked again!

The Old Gendarmerie - Bonnieux.Mrs P, Hampshire, UK, August 2013

‘We didn’t really get a chance to say this on your feedback form – but we did get the corner apartment we requested (Gabian) at Port Rive Gauche, which was fantastic, thank you, Sue, for your help. We loved the views across the ‘bassin’ , the wonderful little port town of Marseillan and the superb beaches. ’ PORT RIVE GAUCHE EXECUTIVE APARTMENT

K & M C, Hampton, UK. August 2013

We found ‘VILLA ALLYSON’ to be very good and high quality. Joie de Vivre are a great company to deal with. Fabulous communication and very helpful advance info. Thank you. 

Mrs LB, London, UK, August 2013

“We just wanted to let you know what an exceptionally good holiday experience we’ve had booking through Joie de Vivre Holidays.  Our apartment, APARTMENT FITOU – was lovely, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Everything that you would expect was provided. We were more than happy! 
Dr RW, Nottinghamshire, UK, August 2013

Your responsiveness and helpfulness made the process very smooth from start to finish. We would have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone.

Apartment ST Matthias - July 2013,Mrs K, Canada, July 2013

Joie de Vivre gave us excellent service.  We were impressed by the detailed, helpful information provided on the locale, the arrival arrangements and so on. Sue Caddick’s responses to queries were prompt, friendly, and efficient.  The apartment was excellent, very French, a good standard of cleanliness and extremely spacious with friendly, helpful yet unobtrusive owners. 

Apartment Beau Sejour 1.Dr E.S, Fife, Scotland, July 2013

We loved it. Absolutely nothing that would add to the comfort or convenience of guests had been overlooked. It was brilliant!

We've just had one of the best holiday experiences of our lives - if not the best. What more can one say? I would definitely recommend JDV and the property to anyone looking for a carefree, relaxed holiday in a lovely part of France, and will do when a suitable opportunity arisies.

Stayed at Villa St Augustin, June 2013,Mrs C, Powys, June 2013

“JDV provided my husband with an excellent alternative to the original accommodation that we had booked. The Provence Country Club was quiet, the staff extremely helpful and the adjacent restaurant superb!
MH, Canada, May 13 - Provence Country Club

I thought your site was very good - I usually use tripadvisor etc but this is not so good for self catering type accommodation - yours was very easy. The map facility was good  and the properties all looked like the sort of place we would like to stay
Mr M, Villa St Max, June 2013
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa St Fleurie and would definitely use Joie de Vivre again.
Mrs H, Berks, UK, May 2013

I just want to thank you so much for arranging our trip to Nice.  We all had a great time and feel in love with Nice. The apartment was so central and the roof terrace was a big hit with my girlfriends. It has been a pleasure dealing with your company and will definatelyrecommend you to friends and family.

APARTMENT PASSIFLORE - Cote d'Azur,Mrs S, UK, May 2013

We will definitely book with you again we found you professional but
friendly,with a personal touch, thank you for your help and consideration.
we will give your site details to our friends our friends .”

Mr E, Gwent, May 2013

“Following our search for accommodation in Carcassonne on the internet, we found Apartment Beau Sejour 1 was well situated, clean and spacious – we were very happy with the apartment. It was tremendously helpful that Joie de Vivre (Sue) were able to arrange for us to be collected from the airport and returned there - so nice for non drivers, who are often overlooked. All questions were answered by JDV very helpfully.”
Ms LH, Derbyshire, UK, May 2013

“..thank you for your prompt reply to emails...it was excellent to be able to move money into an Australian bank account. Will certainly be recommending you company.
Mrs W, Australia, April 13
“The service from Helen was superb. Could not fault the level of communciation and the willingness to help out. 

The Old Gendarmerie - Oct 12 - Mr A, Eastbourne, East Sussex, October 2012

“We highly recommend Joie de Vivre. Thank you very much for being so accommodating to our requests. Stayed at Apartment St Antoine, Sept 12.”
Mrs McL, London, September 2012
“Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed staying at Apartment Beau Sejour 1 in Carcassonne this October. Everything went very smoothly. We were picked up and returned to the airport by Monsieur Miro which was very kind of him. The apartment was beautiful and we were made to feel very at home there. If you get the chance, please pass on our thanks to M and MMe Miro - we hope to return one day with our daughters.  Thank you for you help and efficiency too.”
Mrs R F, Dorset, UK. October 2012
“We were very impressed with the information provided and the service offered by Joie de Vivre.”
Mr & Mrs H, Gite Charmant (Olonzac), April 2012.
“Sue Caddick (Languedoc) suggested I looked at the Studio apartment because the small villa here was fully booked. Excellent customer service. Thanks very much Sue! ”
Mr J H, Studio Loriot Jaune (Azillanet) June 2012
“Your service was excellent Sue, you bent over backwards to provide us with as much information as possible and made booking painless, 'worry free' and simple.”
Mrs K E, La Pinede 3 (Le Barcares) August 2012.

“Great small holiday company, focused on getting the holiday experience just right. No fuss or panic and expectional communication throughout process.Would definately use again on next visit to France. Thanks again.
“I wanted to just write and say we had the best time staying as La MasFleurie and Danielle and Gerard were wonderful hosts. I'm also really happy with the painless, personal and less bureaucratic service we received from Joie de Vivre.  Indeed, we loved it so much that we want to reserve the same two weeks there for next year, I 
think in 2013 that would be Saturday 17-31 August.”
Mr J, UK, August 2012
“We highly recommend Joie de Vivre. Paul responded to our inquiry immediately and answered all our questions. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs. Sandy is delightful and full of useful information about Nice. She also went out of her way to meet us at the property at a later hour than expected which we very much appreciated. There is nothing additional that Joie de Vivre could have done to improve the holiday experience.

Apartment Azalee, Nice, Cote d'Azur - Mrs W, New Zealand, June 2012

“You and your agency could not have been more helpful. We so much appreciated your personal and sympathetic service. a real gem in a very crowded and often impersonal market!

Highly delighted and would not hesitate to recommend JDV Holidays and use them again. Such a helpful company and very personal service which we really appreciated especially as we booked just days before the holiday!!

Maison St Andre, Ruossillon,Provence Mrs F, London, UK, August 12

“I must tell you that after booking my own holidays for the past five years,that this year We we hit the jackpot.Its always a worry when you rely on others but you came up trumps with  this one.

APARTMENT EUPHORBE - Cote d'Azur, June 2012, Mr P, June 2012

May we thank you for all your help in planning our holiday. We had a superb time and your help was invaluable. The house was beautiful and the staff were very kind and helpful during our stay. We cannot express how delighted we were with our holiday and really did not want to come home.

Mrs H and family stayed at Masion St Henri - Provence.

Mrs H, Somerset, June 2012

“Joie de vivre did a great job!
The Old Gendarmerie -Rr T, New Zealand, June 2012

“I'd like to say thank you. Thanks for helping us to find the right accomodation for us on that easy way. We had great days in Villa St. Anne and the Luberon!

Mrs S and family stayed at Villa St Anne - Provence - Mts S, Germany, June 12

“Just a very quick note to express our thanks to you for your help in getting our holiday organised. We have had a fabulous time and will definately return to this very beautiful area and will of course use Joie de Vivre to find our next holiday.

Mrs S and family stayed at Gite St Gautier - Luberon, Mrs S, York, May 2012

“Joie de Vivre would find it difficult to improve on my familys experience, everything about the holiday was fantastic so much that we are considering returning within the next 9/10 months.

I would be delighted to speak on behalf of both Joie de Vivre and apartment Azalee as this was an experience that will remain with this family for a long time,I wish the company all the success in the world they deserve it and thanks again.

Apartment Azalee - Cote d'Azur.Mr P, Inverclyde, June 12

“Thanks for your splendid arrangements, concerning our two rentals in France--Gite St. Jean near Sauve and Mas St Louis near Buoux.  The hosts were very accommodating and the houses and venues were even better than you had advertised.
Mr c, Santa Monica, USA, May 12
“Helen you are the best thank you! Really, really appreciate your help - makes for a better holiday experience.

Masion St Henri - Mrs H, Somerset, UK, May 12 

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for your assistance in our booking of Villa Rose, you were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.   We had a fantastic week.  Next time we are looking for accommodation on the Cote d'Azure we will definitely contact Joie de Vivre.  Our guests were very impressed and I am sure they will be in touch should they wish to return to the area.  Also, my husband says thank you for the bottle of wine you left for his birthday, a very nice gesture which was enjoyed by us all.

Mrs C, stayed at Villa Rose, Villefranche sur Mer, May 12, Mrs C, Monmouthshire, May 12

“Excellent arrival and departure service- thank you, much appreciated! The apartment was very spacious, very well equipped and comfortable. The views were outstanding- we will stay again. We really appreciated the service... have already recommended you to friends planning a visit to europe!!”
Mr R, Apartment Euphorbe, Nice Port, April 12
“You have the best property rental website out there! We're hoping that we can stay in another property of JDV's later in the year or next year. If you ever want to use us in a 'satisfied customer' type of testimonial on your website feel free!”
Mrs M, Dorset, UK, April 2012
 I am equally delighted with all your quick responses to my e-mails.  Holiday booked and it was all stress free! Thank you.’”
Mrs L Williams, Maison Quartz Rose, March 12
“Thanks for your work. Your efficiency and speed of response was incredible. The Gite Owners are lucky to be signed up to your company. Many thanks.”
Mr R, Oxon, UK, Nov 11
“We loved our time in provence and our stay at the Gendarmarie. You did a superb job . Merci beaucoup!”
Mrs A, USA, Nov 2011
“Back yesterday, and can I just say a HUGE thank you to you Sue Caddick for helping me arrange our wonderful stay at VILLA CELESTE.  You made it so easy and were always so helpful.  I will certainly come back to you in the future for any further bookings.  Thanks again and all the best.”
Mrs H, Scotland, October 2011
“Paul was vey helpful and sent all details through including very accurate directions. I would highly recommend using this company and we will definately be using them again.”
Ms S, Kent, Sept 11
“We are just loving our stay in Bonnieux. Thank you for the great recommendation. Thank you again. You were a joy to work with.”
Mrs P, Pottstown, USA, Sept 2011
“Had a fantastic time thanks. Would definitely chose one of your properties again.”
Mrs C, Cheshire, UK, August 11
“Thank you for a wonderful holiday.Will definitely use your company again if travelling to France.”
Ms W, Kent, August 2011
“Our total JOIE DE VIVRE experience was one that helped us to have a trouble free easy and relaxed holiday from booking the holiday through to leaving the gite to fly home. Well done to all concerned and when we next holiday in France we will be contacting you.”
Mr G, Cheshire, UK, July 11
“We thought Gite Colombe was amazing. It was very clean, spacious, modern, with extra home comforts. The wine, milk, butter, biscuits on arrival were a fantastic touch. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. The whole experience with Joie de Vivre was really good from the start. Prompt responses to all e mails, clear and thorough information given. We were very impressed and would definitely use your company again. Thanks for a great holiday!  You couldn’t have done more to improve our holiday experience – it was brilliant – thanks! ”
JP & WS, July 2011
“We had the most wonderful time. Thank you.
Mrs D, London, August 2011
“We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Gendarmerie, it's a delightful property and we'd recommend it wholeheartedly.  We also very much appreciated your responsive communication from Australia while we were booking.
Mr P, Cheshire, UK. July 2011

We have returned from a very successful holiday in terms of accommodation and, of course, weather. We were very satisfied with the apartment , its terrace and garden and would recommend it warmly to anyone (who is familiar with the French savoir vivre).

I would also like to mention that I found your service excellent at any stage of the procedure.

Mrs E, July 2011.

“We stayed at Gite St Collette for several months while we were house-hunting in Provence and enjoyed every minute. The pretty Mas is tucked away in a quiet location, but convenient for shops, markets and sight-seeing. The tastefully decorated gite is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. The grounds are large and the pool area is particularly pleasant. We were made to feel very welcome by Christian and Isabelle, the perfect hosts. Their personal touches, like Isabelle's delicious cherry jam, make it a home away from home.  This is an ideal location for families of all ages and we thoroughly recommend it.

Mr and Mrs N, June 2011

“We are now all safely home after our wonderful week in Mas du Soleil 1  in Paraza (Languedoc Roussillon).  It was great!  We loved the farmhouse and the grounds and swimming pool. The area is beautiful and we did some exploring especially to visit Carcassonne, markets, winetasting in Paraza….Thank you so much for all your help and advice. It was a great success with everyone in our family.
Family H, Devon, UK, July 2011

You provide a great service!

Mr G, New Zealand, June 2011

The whole experience from inquiring about the property, arrival and stay was excellent and very easy. I will be considering another JDV holiday next year. 

Mrs A, Wiltshire, UK, June 2011

Paul, thanks very much for everything. Really looking forward to our stay at Lilas.Your service has been excellent and we are very pleased.

Mrs C, UK, July 2011

We were particularly pleased with the care taken by Paul and Sandra, they both made us feel special. We have recommended this apartment and the company to friends and intend to start further searches for holiday properties with Joie De Vivre (JDV Holidays) 

Mrs R, Fife, June 2011

Following our recent stay at Apartment Beau Sejour 2 (a group of 5 ladies visitingCarcassonne) your website representation of the property was exact. I consider that both Joie de Vivre & the owners could not have done more for us to make our short stay so great and successful.  It was all in all, exceptional ‘value for money’ given the levels of attention we received. I would definitely choose Joie de Vivre again and recommend you most highly.

Mrs L R, Yorkshire, UK, April 11

“Great Paul. I'm very impressed with the speedy reply, service has had the WOW!!!!! factor so far.”
Ms R, feb 2011

Joie de Vivre were extremely helpful in getting our accommodation sorted for us and, as you said, Bonnieux was beautiful. Thank you.

Mrs C, UK, Dec 2010

Everything was fine. We would definitely recommend Joie de Vivre.

Mrs M, Villa St Luc, East Dunbartonshire, July 2010

I just wanted to extend our thanks for your super work in organising our holiday accomodation at the last minute (24hrs notice!). We had a lovely time as the Maison Lilas 2 and could not have asked for a better base for our holiday............. The place was lovely, and please pass on our thanks to Sue the local representative who was amazingly helpful and friendly.
I will certainly come back and look next year when we are looking for where to go!  Thanks again.
Family C, Tampere, Finland, Sept 2010

Just a short note to say thank you for all your help on the run up to our holiday. We had a wonderful time in France and the Apartment was very nice, exactly as expected.

Mr W, Apartment St Justine, September 2010

The villa far exceeded our expectations. The website explained the villa perfectly but the villa was immaculate and was a perfect base for our holiday.

Mr G, Villa Clair de Lune, GRAVESEND, KENT, August 2010

Domaine Marcassite was absolutely exquisite - you warned me about that, but I thought you were just being professional!   Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Ms W, Domaine Marcassite, Aug 2010

Finally we are back at home with great memories of Cote d'Azur. We really liked the apartment very much both in terms of its location and the facilities that it has and enjoyed our stay at this nice apartment. Everything was perfect. Thank you very much for your help and service supplied by JDV Holidays. We would definitely contact with you if we plan to rent an apartment again in the Cote d'Azur area and we without any doubt will recommend you to our friends.

G&D, Apartment Euphorbe 3, Cote d'Azur, 2010

We would just like to thank you for how you have dealt with our holiday booking. From start to finish the personal touch has been great. Thank you also for checking on the Monday after we arrived to make sure that everything was ok. Thank you for such a great personal service.


J & J, from UK, stayed at Apartment Clementinier, July 23

We found JDV's website generally very good and the booking arrangements for Maison La Bouverie were excellent. The staff were all very helpful and we could not have wished for a better service. We would be very happy to use JDV again and can thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

Thanks especially to you Maggie for making all the admin side of the arrangements work so well and for all your help.

Mr & Mrs H, Maison La Bouverie, Le Var, July 2010

Thankyou - A wondeful holiday!

Mrs A, Perth, Australia, June 2010, Gite St Sophie

We have been most impressed with everything done by JDV to ensure our time at Apartment St Justine went without a hitch. Also the effort made to help us look at other properties for next year - very much appreciated Colin. Apart from the web site suggestion above I don't think you can do anything to improve what you do. Praise doesn't come better than that!

Mr & Mrs G, Queenstown, New Zealand, June 2010, Apartment St Justine.

We got back from our holiday last weekend; just wanted to say thanks for all your help, we had a great time.

Mrs A, Qatar following a stay at MAISON RUBY in June 2010

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our trip. I’ve never been to that area of France before (Languedoc Roussillon)  and will definitely return...............we really enjoyed the wine and sunshine.
Mr R, GITE IVOIRE, May 2010

As always, you are so helpful and friendly! Thanks,

Mrs D, Somerset, May, 2010

The accommodation was brilliant!  We could not have asked for more.  It was easily the best holiday rental we have stayed in during this trip (7 weeks so far).  Colin was very helpful and prompt all the way through and we thoroughly enjoyed our week.

Ms N, Victorie, Australia, Gite St Denis, April 2010