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A taste of Provence in the south

/ 03:20 AM January 09, 2021

Provence captures the essence of the French region through colors, designs and scenes

Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh are pillars of art, but the distinction is not the only thing they share. They all spent time in the South of France, captured by the splendor of Provence.

Those who have visited that side of the globe have found themselves engulfed in nature’s majestic mountains, hillsides, plains, rivers and beaches, and humankind’s glorious creative and cultural expressions. Getting there, it becomes apparent why three masters stayed. Provence captivates and inspires the soul.


In a few years, one can live on a similar place inside Tagaytay Highlands, which offers great homes in a luxury mountain resort setting. An eponymously named project attempts to capture the essence of the French region through colors, textures, designs and scenes.

Provence allows one to reside in a highland paradise.

The exclusive neighborhood at Provence in Tagaytay Highlands will have only 14 lots per hectare, or a total of 119 lots with sizes ranging from 240 sqm to 451 sqm—perfect for those seeking homes in an awesome, reverential environment. Dwellings promise to be as picturesque as Provence itself. The homes will feature the old French house design, distinguishable with elements like wood, stones and natural materials, accentuated by wooden shutters of pastel hues. The classic architecture both manifests and conduces to love for beauty.


The project does not rely solely on the homes to awe potential investors. As in France’s Provence, the site is part of the package. Tagaytay Highlands is nestled in the highest elevations of Tagaytay, and Provence is laid out on a prime spot some 656 feet above sea level at its highest point. The neighborhood will be on the Midlands quarter, side by side with enclaves that also reflect international themes and boast remarkable comfort.

A home at Provence predisposes inhabitants to seek the outdoors and forge connections. The community is walkable, with 3.8 meter-wide promenades. Lines of flowery shrubs and trees invite everyone to The Parc Central, the main amenity area featuring an infinity pool and a kiddie pool. The place provides a precious view of the upland paradise around, encouraging residents to appreciate the beauty that both manmade design and the forces of nature can produce. Lot ownership also gives investors exclusive access to world-class facilities for rest and recreation at Tagaytay Highlands.

The community is walkable, with 3.8 meter-wide promenades.

Lines of flowery shrubs and trees invite everyone to The Parc Central, the main amenity area, featuring an infinity pool and a kiddie pool.

The Provence neighborhood is on a southbound slope along the Lakeside Fairways Drive. A short journey from the Tagaytay Highlands gate to your Provence home will make you thankful you chose to reside in a highland paradise—you pass by lush floral landscaping, generous open spaces and manicured lawn gardens. You also get to marvel daily at the views of the Taal Lake and Volcano, as well as Mount Makiling. All that beauty should evoke feelings akin to those that inspired Cézanne, Picasso and Van Gogh.

Travelers go to France’s Provence to find themselves deeply enchanted and inspired by this jewel of a location forged by the power of nature and the skill of man. A similar charm will enliven Provence in Tagaytay. You may not stay long in France, but you can choose to live and thrive in Tagaytay Highlands’ Provence in 2023.

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