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Centrally located between Avignon and l'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in the heart of the Sorgues country, this area is ideal for guests wishing to visit the most beautiful natural and cultural sites of the Vaucluse. The nearest village of Althen des Paluds also offers a sweetness of life typical of small Provencal villages.
On the ground floor of this 600 square meter Bastide, you will find the kitchen, library, living room, and TV room on the northern wings; as well as the renovated Barn on the East Wing - a large room housing a summer kitchen and large table perfect for group dinners.
Just past this communal space, guests can walk directly to the pool and garden areas. Ideal for those traveling with children, the pool is fully fenced and secure. And the central courtyard acts as a wonderful gathering space for all.
With luxurious and spacious areas to relax both indoors and out, this is truly an ideal holiday home for large families or groups of friends.
7 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 15
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Extra bedroom for children
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 7m / Depth 2m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence
Salt water System: No
4 hours per day from Monday to Saturday maid service included. Please inquire for extra maid service. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||L'Isle sur la Sorgue||9 KM||5.58 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Fontaine de Vaucluse||24 KM||14.88 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Avignon||17 KM||10.54 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Carpentras||13 KM||8.06 mi||Map||Village Info|
Situated in the heart of Provençe, just a short drive from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and a few kilometers from the Luberon National Park, in the center of the village of Althen des Paluds.
Known as the “Land of Water”, Althen des Paluds is a village surrounded by two river ways - the Sorgue de Velleron and the Sorgue d'Entraigues. There are 80 km of canals criss-crossing through town, creating a unique and beautiful atmosphere. Surrounded by fields and rivers, the village has retained its rural character while benefiting from its proximity to Avignon and Carpentras.
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.
L'Isle sur-la-sorgue markets and antique shops
Luberon Mountain Villages
Morning Outdoor Markets
Velleron market 6 days per week in the summer
Tues: Avignon, Gordes
Wednesday: Avignon, St-Remy
Thursday: Avignon, Roussillon, Goult
Friday: Velleron, Avignon, Carpentras
Saturday: Avignon, Menèrbes
Within Walking distance
The Village of Althen des Paluds; grocery, bakery, shops, cafe and nice restaurants
Local shops on foot. Larger Markets within 10 minutes' drive
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, Amazon.uk, and Amazon.Fr.