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Experience the feeling of life within a castle while here, while simultaneously enjoying great comfort of a recent and full renovation.
The garden invites you to long walks under the majestic plane trees - an atmosphere both unique and private. Only birds and cicadas can be heard during summer weeks, and it seems nothing can trouble your quietness here.
On the East side of the house, the garden hosts a large renovated pool, perfect for swimming, and offers a sitting area and summer kitchen.
On the ground floor of the bastide you will find a recently renovated kitchen with all amenities, two salons, and a large air conditioned sitting room dining room referred to as the Orangerie. There is so much space here for large groups or families - all rooms (with the exception of bedroom 6 viewing the East side towards Monts de Vaucluse) open onto the terrace and the park, welcoming you to truly enjoy the whole space.
Two large comfortable bedrooms on the first floor and three on the second floor are meant for adults, while two bedrooms are more fit for children.
The two largest rooms on the second floor are air conditioned, and all the bedrooms can boast of high ceilings, genuine beams and tiles.
This property is a real « Demeure Française »; our guests feel simultaneously privileged and at home.
Only two kilometers from the house you will find the beautiful village of l’Isle sur la Sorgue, often called la Venise Provencale. A perfect place to find antiques, and many cafés and restaurants.
The owners are open to different days of arrival / departure than Saturdays, and to durations outside of the standard weekly schedule - Please inquire.
7 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 15
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Children's bedroom, dormitory on the first floor:
Dimensions/ Depth: 18m x 8m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Perimetric Alarm, no fence
Salt water System: No
Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: The heated pool (May 1st - September 30) is set apart from the main bastide, with a beautiful spacious lawn and plenty of shade.
End of stay cleaning, as well as 10 cleaning lady hours per week are included in the rental. 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||2 KM||1.24 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Fontaine de Vaucluse||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Avignon||20 KM||12.4 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 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 (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.
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.
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Canoeing on the Sorgue River
Restaurants and Luberon villages
Sunday and Thursday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Tuesday and Saturday: Apt
Thursday: Roussillon, Les Beaumettes, Goult
Within Walking distance
Walks through the Countryside, Biking on the small roads.
Local shops and stores are only 5 minutes' drive. L'Isle sur la Sorgue village is 2 km from the mansion.
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.