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La Bastide du Bonheur is perfect for comfortably accommodating large families or groups of friends. Everything is very well-organized and self-explanatory, but the caretaker is nearby and available to help as needed.
Indoor and outdoor living areas are perfectly stylish and comfortable for gatherings, large and small. The buildings and property are vast and offer more than ample space for even the largest of groups. The local village of Lourmarin is pristine and high-end with many restaurants and boutiques. Aix-en-Provence is 30 minutes away and offers daily markets all of the amenities for the cosmopolitan visitor.
Two attached buildings (beautiful old bastide) and a stone cottage nearby (a former silk worm shed) can sleep very comfortably 34 guests.
15 bedroom/ 15 bathrooms sleeps 34
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Charming stone cottage (formerly a silk farm):
Second cottage house on the property with private pool:
Dimensions/ Depth: 20m x 5m and 5m x 3m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover
Salt water System: No
Heated?: Yes, upon request
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: The main large pool is ideal for swimming and located about 75 m from the buildings. Beautiful views on the hills around.
A smaller heated pool is set in the courtyard of the Mas la Romaine. Gym, Spa, Hammam, Massage Table.
End of stay cleaning is included, as well as 3 maid hours per day hours (4 hours for 15 bedrooms, 5 hours for 18 bedrooms) per week. Please inquire for more maid hours. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||Lourmarin||1 KM||0.62 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Bonnieux||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Aix en Provence||25 KM||15.5 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||25 KM||15.5 mi||Map||Village Info|
Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees.
A very animated village in the summer due to its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and boutiques, Lourmarin attracts many visitors.
There is a 15th and 16thc, castle that has peculiar stairs to see and magnificent apartments to admire (only the Renaissance part of the castle is open to the public).
In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse youself in the gentil Provençal ambience.
The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here.
In fact he was buried in the Lourmarin cemetary.
In such esthetic surroundings and so lively an atmosphere, it is really the place to be in the Luberon in the summer months.
What to see:
"Boite a Sel" belfry. Romanesque church St. Andre.
Listed temple. Villa Medicis de Provence Castle (16thc,).
Provençal bastides (16th, 18thc.).
Friday morning market. Hiking.
Horseback riding. Mountain biking.
Swimming pool. Tennis. Archery.
Minigolf. Fishing in the Durance (4km.).
Summer events: Theater, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, local fairs.
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 would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.
The Luberon Mountain villages; Route des vins; Music festivals in Provence
Monday: Lauris and Cadenet
Thursday: La Roque d'Antheron
Saturday: Apt & Pertuis
Within Walking distance
The village of Lourmarin is only 1 kilometer from the property.
Small shops in the village,larger stores in Lauris at 10 minutes by car.