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The feeling on the property is authentic, peaceful and cozy - a true escape from the pressures of daily life and a return to something more simple...
3 bedroom/ 2 bathrooms sleeps 6
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 8m x 3.5m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence and Alarm
Salt water System: No
Note: Very nice views from the pool area, on the Luberon hills and on the old Citadelle of the village.
End of stay cleaning is included as well as intermediate cleaning (2 maid hours on Wednesday). Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
4 out of 5
Beautiful property, well-coordinated arrival process, easy-to-use website/booking process. The house “book” with restaurant suggestions, etc. was fantastic and very useful.
|Closest Village||Ménerbes||KM||0 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Oppède||5 KM||3.1 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Goult||7 KM||4.34 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Gordes||9 KM||5.58 mi||Map||Village Info|
This superb little village in the Luberon is considered one of the finest in France. Built on a hill, it is surrounded by magnificent countryside. When visiting Ménerbes you will notice that its rich historic past has been well-preserved.
The Dolmen de la Pichouno (unique to the Vaucluse) shows that Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Archeological excavations have uncovered the remains of villas and an ancient cemetery dating back to Roman times.
Across from the Luberon Mountain chain lies an ancient convent of the Carmelite Order which has its beginning around 1250. Built on an existing religious site, Saint Hillaire is rich on architectural styles, from Roman to classical Gothic. During the Middle Ages, access to the town was through the two doors, St Sauveur et Notre Dame.
At the time of the religious wars in the 16th century, Ménerbes was the capital of the Protestant movement and you can admire the imposing citadel built between the 12th and 16th century. This dramatic past comes to life when you see the magnificent old houses, now lovingly restored and the power taken by the aristocracy at the time. The houses certainly lend character to the old Ménerbes !
Nicolas de Staël and Picasso both owned houses at Ménerbes and they have been joined by other famous artists, musicians, comedians and writers, all of whom own one of the farmhouses scattered around the village.
Do not leave Ménerbes without making a tour of the picturesque "corkscrew museum" where more than 1,000 different varieties of this magic tool are on display. The corkscrew was invented in the 12th century... by a Frenchman of course !!!
What to see:
St Hilaire abbey. 14th century church. 18th century chapel Ste Blaise.
Medieval and renaissance houses. Corkscrew museum.
Musée du tire-bouchon - Corkscrew museum.
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. Hiking and cycling...
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Thursday: Rousillion, Les Beaumettes
Within Walking distance
The beautiful village of Ménerbes.
Small grocery shop in the village, larger stores at 10 minutes' drive at Coustellet or Apt.
Within 15 minutes' Drive