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Located just 5 minutes by car from the famous hilltop village of Bonnieux on a quiet country lane, this property is in a privileged position in an area only locals know about. Easy access to over 100 restaurants, shops and outdoor markets in the surrounding Luberon villages make this peaceful haven an ideal home base for your time in Provence.
Note: Steep stairs and uneven terrain make this property challenging for Children under 5 years old and the elderly.
4 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 4m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no Fence
Salt water System: No
Note: The views from the swimming pool are just amazing!
Final cleaning and three cleaning lady hours twice per week included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||Bonnieux||3 KM||1.86 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Apt||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Roussillon||15 KM||9.3 mi||Map||Village Info|
Centrally located in the rolling hills of the Luberon Mountains near Lacoste and Bonnieux - An ideal location for hikes, walks, cycling, touring or just relaxing.
No matter what route you take to Bonnieux, you will see the church tower well before you arrive. At a height of 425m, the tower dominates the countryside and the surroundings of this magnificent village, situated in the Luberon.
Built on a plateau above the valley, Bonnieux is one of the finest villages in the area. The houses spread out on the hill-side form a striking harmony of earth-toned colours and shapes.
Some superb residences dating back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th century serve as a reminder that Bonnieux was a wealthy village when this region, the Comtat Venaissin, belonged to the Popes.
Several bishops also chose to live here and as you wander through the village streets you will no doubt marvel at the architecture and history on display.
After having climbed 86 stone steps to the "Vieille Eglise" and the old cedar trees,you will discover a beautiful view of the Monts du Vaucluse, and the villages of Gordes and Roussillon. You can also admire the vast plains planted with grape vines (Cotes du Luberon), lavender, cereals and fruit trees - just as the impressionists painted them!
Don't leave Bonnieux without visiting the the Boulangerie Musueum where you will see a collection of bread and learn plenty about its history and manufacture.
All this will certainly whet your appetite - but don't worry, Bonnieux has some excellent restaurants, complete with charming terraces.
What to see:
13th century ramparts. 12th and 15th century church.
"New" church, 1870. Hotel de Rouville, 18th century (the townhall).
Boulangerie (bakery) Museum.
HQ Photographs of Bonnieux
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 and lavender fields
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: Merindol, St-Remy
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Friday: Bonnieux, Lourmarin
Within Walking distance
Trails starting from the house to the countryside and Bonnieux village.
Small shops in Bonnieux and large stores in Coustellet and in Apt: A 10 minute drive