Michelle and Barack Obama on a family holiday in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon

The Obama family. Stock image MAXPPP

The Obama family are spending a week’s holiday in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Gard.

The former president of the United States, his wife and two daughters are staying in a rented house near the town hall, and they will base themselves there while they explore the area.

They are bringing their own body guards, who will be supported by local police.

“Villeneuve has a big attraction,” said Jean-Marc Roubaud, mayor of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, who regularly greets the director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, the former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi, and the former model Inès de la Fressange.

Source: Midi Libre, France 3