The epitome of a French bastide at the heart of Provence, ideally located between the Luberon and Aix-en-Provence. The setting is gorgeous and you can discover the lovely wines produced at the property. Really the best France has to offer.
Located on a quiet country road in the southern Luberon, this stunning bastide enjoys a beautiful setting. The closest shops (bakeries, small supermarkets), and cafés and restaurants are at La Tour d'Aigues (3km), a charming small town on the banks of the River Eze, with an imposing Renaissance château, a Tuesday morning market, and tennis courts. At Pertuis (8km), a larger town, there is a bigger selection of shops, a Friday market and bike hire. There are markets on all the days of the week in the many picturesque villages throughout the area.
The southern Luberon is rich in history and landscape. Close by, to the north of the property at the foot of the Luberon mountains, are the less well-known villages of La Motte d'Aigues (9km), Grambois (9km) and La Bastide des Jourdans (11km) - all delightul places. The more famous villages to the west at the heart the Luberon are also within easy reach; Lourmarin (20km) is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France; Cucuron (15km) commands fantastic views; Ansouis (11km) has a 12th century castle and many craft shops.
The northern Luberon's famous hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Lacoste, to name just a few, are between 35km and 50km from the property.
Aix-en-Provence is just 30km away; it is an attractive and lively town of ‘a thousand fountains’, with a daily food market, a general market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (clothes, flowers, antiques), an antique book market on the first Sunday of each month, and many cultural festivals throughout the year.
There is a leisure lake for swimming at the Lac de Peyrolles (17km) with pedaloes, table tennis and beach volleyball. The Montagne Sainte-Victoire (40km) has inspired many artists such as Cézanne, Picasso, Kandinsky, and is a very popular place for walking and climbing. There are many theme parks around Aix for children, such as Aquacity, OK Corral, Le Zoo de la Barden. There is an 18 hole golf course at Pierrevert (28km) and several other courses within 50km, and a leisure lake (swimming, sailing, fishing) in La Motte-d'Aigues (9km). There are beautiful beaches all along the Mediterranean coast with the closest in Marseille (61km) and Carry-le-Rouet (70km).
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 5 bathrooms with wc, 1 separate wc, 3 double bedrooms, 2 suites each with 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom, additional child's bed available
Washing machine, dishwasher, dryer, bed linen/bathroom and pool towels included (weekly change included), cleaning 4 hours per day included (except Sundays and bank holidays), 2 cots (linen supplied), highchair, baby-sitting and cook (subject to availability), telephone, WiFi, TV, DVD, CD, barbecue, table tennis, boules
Optional services - prices on request where applicable
- Gastronomic meals prepared by in-house chef
- Guided visit of vineyard
- Wine tasting
- Introduction to 'Bio-Active' cultivation
- Visit of the cellars and introduction to wine production