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Mas de la Galifette

  • Location Le Thor Villa - near Avignon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Rating

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Mas de la Galifette is an authentic farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. It is situated between the famous cities of Avignon and l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue; a wonderful location for exploring the region as a whole.

The property has been lovingly restored, using original materials and techniques, while also providing modern comforts and conveniences to create a comfortable and unforgettable stay.

The interiors are beautifully designed, and provide six equally sized bedrooms for groups of all sizes and make-ups.

Outdoor spaces include a picturesque dining terrace overlooking the pool area and 4 acres of private fields. In the distance, guests have a peak at the Castle of Thouzon perched on the hillside - a beautiful view. The scents of lavender, rosemary, and the songs of cicadas envelop you in this calm retreat.



6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 14

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom 2 - Suite - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, sink, WC). Single bed, option, 250€.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen size bed (or two twin beds) with en-suite bathroom (shower, sink, WC)
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (shower, 2 sinks, WC)

Attached Private Suite:

  • Bedroom 6 - Suite - Queen size bed with en suite bathroom (shower, 2 sinks, WC). Single bed, option 250€. Has private entrance from outdoor terrace.


  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • Bose Hifi speakers
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • High quality genuine linen provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Lounges
  • 2 bicycles
  • Parasols
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Terrain de boules
  • Private Parking
  • View of the castle, fields and countryside
  • Barbecue Grill

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 17m x 5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: Wonderful bassin style pool - with "endless pool" (Jet venturi) for long swims - Great amount of space providing a real feeling of freedom.

Maid Service

Cleaning: 3 hours midweek cleaning and end of stay cleaning included. Please inquire for extra hours of maid service. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.

May 2022

Did the villa meet your expectation?
About what I expected

Were you able to find the property easily?
Yes, no issues.

How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager?
Please detail what went well/not well:
All were very attentive and responsive to our needs, despite communication in a different language.

How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa
Please detail any issues experienced: When we arrived, the house was humid and smelled like it had been closed for some time. We were told it was the first
rental of the season. It could have been opened some time prior to our arrival so it could get some air.

Only Provence Update:
The owner is aware of this issue caused by uneven winter heating, and has addressed it for future renters.

If you booked a chef or tour services, what was your experience?
Comments: Dinner Chef Damien and his assistant, Lisa, was excellent!

Overall how would you rate this villa?

It is a little worrying making a commitment for an expensive rental, working from Australia, booking through USA and committing on a house in France, but once having made the decision the rest was easy. We particularly liked meeting the owners and we loved all the amenities of this fine property.

Areas for improvement:

I’d highly recommend Mas de la Galifette, Only Provence, and Chefs.

The experience of renting Mas de la Galifette was delightful, from the moment we arrived at the property. We appreciated meeting the owners and receiving a thorough briefing on the operation of the property. This was extremely useful. The house is superb and so well equipped for a large family group. It was a privilege to stay in such a fine private home.

My dealings with Only Provence were first class. I am in the accommodation business and Stanley Smith was a professional.

Chef Marie prepared and served dinner for six of us. It was a delight to watch her work and the meal she made us was memorable. She worked in a quiet, discrete, and friendly manner.

What star rating would you give Mas de la Galifette? 5

What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5

Dealing with Only Provence was easy, efficient and helpful. We were all so pleased with the experience.

we love the Mas de la Galifette house, have stayed there twice and would love to do so in the future; the owner is so invested and proud of the home, as he should be; he was always available by phone and walked us through every issue carefully; I have nothing but the happiest memories and highest regards and of course would give the house a 5 star rating; we hope to stay again in the future if we can assemble a large enough group to do so. thank you


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Le Thor 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village L'Isle sur la Sorgue 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Fontaine de Vaucluse 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info



This exclusive property is located near l'Isle sur la Sorgue which is one of those places in Provence that one simply has to see. This "island city" lies at the foot of the Vaucluse Plateau in the plains of Comtat Venaissin.

Its colors are nature's green and the bright reflection of the water shining from the several canals running through its center.

The river Sorgue surrounds the city as if to hug it.

Walking along the canals you will notice how they run between the narrow ancient streets. There are little bridges to cross and great wheels to look at with mossy blades turning in the river. 1 kilometer from the city is the "partage des eaux" where the river splits in two and forms a small pond where plane trees and green foliage abound

Long ago, the inhabitants lived off crayfishing (up to 35,000 crayfish a day!), and the silk and paper industries used those great wheels in the river for manufacturing their local products.

History has left its mark on L'Isle sur la Sorgue and points out its importance in Comtat Venaisson in the 14thc. The Collegiate church Notre Dame des Anges has an exceptional Baroque interior and the 18thc, hospital pharmacy boasts a rare collection of Moustier faience.

Also, magnificent mansions have been converted into art galleries, in particular the famous Maison René Char - Hotel Donadeï de Campredon (18thc.), now a museum exhibiting such great artists as Miro, Mauguin or Dufy and a display area dedicated to René Char.

Antique lovers and art collectors will be gratified by the nearly 300 permanent antique dealers and second hand shops here.

L'Isle sur la Sorgue hosts antiques' fairs at Easter and over the August 15th holiday that have given a worldwide reputation to this small city. More than 500 antique dealers and second hand dealers gather here to show their treasures to customers from all over the world.

This city is truly worth the trip! But just a suggestion: leave your car in the parking lot provided, and stroll around the town -slowly taking in the atmosphere and letting yourself be captured by its charms.

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport, then connect directly to the TGV (high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV (3 hours direct) and rent a car. You could plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon to Gare de Lyon, and getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Fontaine de Vaucluse

Restaurants and Luberon villages

Local Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Goult

Tues: Apt

Wednesday: Merindol

Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes

Friday: Bonnieux/Lourmarin Saturday: Menèrbes

Local Restaurants
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Le Thor
L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Within Walking distance
Walks through the Countryside

Local shops and stores are only 5 minutes' drive in L'Isle sur la Sorgue


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.