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Travel Challenge: A villa holiday in Provence


Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. This week: a villa holiday in Provence. Prices are for two people in total, including transport from the UK and a week's self-catering villa rental starting Saturday 16 March.

£416 cottages4you

Includes Jet2 flights from Manchester to Grenoble on 16 March and accommodation in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (property ref W13901). "Explore the treasures of Provence from this riverside villa close to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, sandy beaches and fabulous farmers' markets," says Suzanne Greenwood (0845 268 0760; cottages4youfrance.co.uk).

£547 Brittany Ferries

Includes overnight ferry with car and cabin from Portsmouth to Caen on 15 March. Then a stay at Cottage St Joseph in Berthemont-les-Bains. "This charming blue-shuttered gîte is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery on the edge of Mercantour National Park," says Christopher Jones (0871 244 1444; brittanyferries.com).

£2,194 CV Travel

With BA flights from Heathrow to Marseille on 16 March, car and a stay at La Petite Gordes. "This delightful stone house is a short walk from the pretty village of Gordes," says Philip Leighton (020-7401 1010; cvtravel.co.uk).