Bastide de Saumane

  • Location Saumane Villa - Luberon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Baths 8
  • Rating

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Luxury and authenticity await at Bastide de Saumane in the heart of Inland Provence. This vast, peaceful and private domaine with fabulous views, staff, oversize pool and private tennis court offer an unforgettable stay.

Inside the elegant iron entrance gate, at the end of a long cypress-lined drive, lies this 18th Century house with impressive Chateau-style grounds. Charm, luxury, comfort and authenticity are perfectly married within the Bastide. Amenities include a Grand Piano, large fireplace, and air-conditioning in each of the bedrooms.

In addition to pool and tennis, the grounds offer all that one could want to enjoy the natural splendor of Provence - Four acres of garden with endless views, two tree houses for children, and ample space for families and friends to play and relax. The outdoor living room and professional kitchen are perfect for summer living.

While the home itself provides an authentic French family experience ("Maison de Famille"), guests find that the high level of service, discreet and efficient, helps to create a truly relaxing and unforgettable stay.

Although there are nine bedrooms total, the property is truly most comfortable for up to 14 guests. This maximum guest allowance is carefully set to ensure the highest standard of overall guest experience. Please do still inquire for larger groups, if young children are included in your numbers.

Shorter stays than one week possible out of very high season - three nights four days - Please inquire.



9 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 14

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • See Independent Cottage for 2 ground floor bedrooms

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - "The Regent" - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 2 - "Petrarca" - King bed, suite, with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - "Chamber de la Tour" - Double bed (140m) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 4 - "Chambre Baldaquin" - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 5 - "Chambre de l'Observatoire" - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 6 - "Chambre Papillons" - 2 single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.

Independent Cottage:

  • Bedroom 7 - Double bed with shared bathroom (Tub, Sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 single beds, sharing bathroom with bedroom 7.
  • This cottage is all on ground floor level, and also contains a small kitchen, living room, and outdoor terrace. There is AC in the cottage as well.


  • The Studio in the main house is situated across the hallway from Bedroom #4, with whom it shares a bathroom:
  • Bedroom 9: Double bed (140m) on the mezzanine with private bathroom.


  • Air Conditioning in the Main Living room, and in all the Bedrooms
  • Occitane Cosmetics provided upon arrival
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Grand Piano
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Beautiful Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 14 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Outdoor Terraces with Fantastic Views
  • Pool house with Shower
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 People
  • Summer Kitchen with Grill
  • Nice comfortable sheltered outdoor Dining Area
  • Shaded or Grassy areas in the vast and beautiful Park
  • 2 tree houses for children
  • Promenade "au bord de l'eau"
  • Tennis Court
  • Private Parking
  • Sweeping Views on the Valley
  • Private Heliport

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 25 m x 5 m

Security (Fence, Alarm): 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: Infinity Pool with fabulous views. 500 Euros per week pool heating supplement applies - please inquire. The pool should only need heating in May, September and October.

Maid Service

This rental rate includes 4 hours of cleaning six days a week, as well as end of stay cleaning.

Please inquire for more maid hours, and / or change of linen. 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 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

Bastide de Saumane is a gem. If I owned it, I would never rent it out! The home reflects the essence of Provence. The home and grounds were well maintained. I cannot imagine any other property being as attractive .
Only Provence is the best vacation home management company we have encountered. From beginning to end all the Only Provence people were knowledgeable and friendly . The home was accurately described on your web site.

Areas for improvement: None

Would you recommend Bastide de Saumane, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends/ family and why/ why not?
Yes. Chef Ronald was expensive, but worth it. Wonderful personality and a knowledgeable chef.
What star rating would you give Bastide de Saumane? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 5


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Saumane 3 KM 1.86 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village L'Isle sur la Sorgue 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Fontaine de Vaucluse 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Gordes 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info



Saumane de Vaucluse is a small hill top village set in a verdant frame looking over the River Sorgue valley.

Away from those madding crowds, lovers of calm will appreciate the views over the whole of the plain, with its pine and olive trees, and mediterranean aromas.

Walking around the extremely charming narrow village streets you'll happen upon a number of pretty fountains, typical, beautiful stone-built houses, remains of the former ramparts as well as the keep from the ancient castrum "Salmana" which dates back to the XIIth C.

Right at the top of the village there is a dominating fortress castle which in former times once belonged to the uncle of the Marquis de Sade.

Built originally in the XIIth C and then transformed into the fortress in the XVth C, the castle was abandoned during the French Revolution to be restored in the XIXth C.

Unfortunately the Castle is private and not open for visits. Don't leave Saumane without visiting the place called "La Cremade", the archeology Museum and the santon-maker who makes superb figures for provencal nativity scenes.

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 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.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Golf de Saumane at 5 km, 18 holes.

Route des Vins. Hill top 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
Châteauneuf du Pape
Fontaine de Vaucluse
L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Small grocery shop in Saumane, larger shops in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, at 10 minutes' drive.


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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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