Villa 83

  • Location Le Thor, France
  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6

This authentic Provencal farm house was decorated with comfort and sophistication in mind. Lovely linens and fabrics, and very tasteful decoration and furnishings give La Laurière a calm, welcoming feeling. It is situated between the cities of Avignon, the City of the Popes, and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, famous for it's antique dealers.

Mas de la Lauriere is a retreat in the quiet Provencal countryside offering a quiet, luxurious environment in which to relax whether in the living area, dining outdoors, or relaxing by the pool. The renovation and decoration are impeccable and offer an air of sophistication while maintaining elements reflective of the region. Beautiful materials and objects make the finishing touches just right. Air-conditioning was added to all 6 bedrooms in 2016. The ground floor remains cool with thick stone walls to help insulate in full.

Enjoy multiple exterior garden spaces throughout the day - Be it morning coffee or evening cocktails under the pergola to the east, dinners together under covered dining table to the west with outdoor kitchen, or simply relaxing by the pool; this property offers ample areas for lounging and truly taking time to relax on holiday.

Please note, Mas de la Lauriere can sleep up to 12 adults, or 13 guests in total with children (note, sofa bed in room #3 offers sleeping for 13th guest).

Bedrooms

6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 13

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom, Queen size bed with sitting area - Terrace - with en-suite bathroom (Bathtub, Italian Shower, 2 sinks, WC). AC.
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian Shower, 2 sinks, WC). AC.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Double beds plus small sofa bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian Shower, 2 sinks, WC). AC.
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (Bathtub, Italian Shower, sink, WC). AC.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 5 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian Shower, 2 sinks). Separate WC next door. AC.
  • Bedroom 6 - Queen size bed with en-suite bathroom (Italian Shower, 2 sinks, WC). AC.

Inside

  • Air-conditioning in all 6 bedrooms
  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels - Canal Satellite
  • Cd player/ stereo / 3 Bose systems
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fans In each Bedroom
  • Professionally Equipped Kitchen
  • Gaggenau brand Appliances:
  • -Stove with oven
  • -Steam oven
  • -Microwave
  • -Wall-mounted Coffee Machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • 2 Baby Cribs
  • 2 High Chairs
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terrace/ Balcony/ deck
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Covered pergola with sofas and table
  • Summer Kitchen - fridge
  • Weber gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Ping Pong
  • 5 bicycles
  • Private Parking
  • View on the beautiful garden

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 6m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Note: The lovely swimming pool (6 m x 12 m, 19.5' X 29') will be heated in May, June, September, October as needed at no additional cost.

Maid Service

3 hours 3 days per week and final cleaning included.

150 Euros per week supplement to heat the house in the cooler months. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.

Note: Maps show approximate location

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Le Thor 5 KM 3.1 mi Map
Nearby Village L'Isle sur la Sorgue 10 KM 6.2 mi Map
Nearby Village Gordes 25 KM 15.5 mi Map
Nearby Village Fontaine de Vaucluse 15 KM 9.3 mi Map

 

Locale

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.

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
Fontaine de Vaucluse

Restaurants and Luberon 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
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Gordes
Le Thor
L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Within Walking distance
Walks through the Countryside

Groceries
Local shops and stores are only 5 minutes' drive