Experience a beautiful XVII century village house in Provence

Beautiful village house, the oldest section dating from 1630, remodeled in 2008-2009. The house is located in the quiet village of Puyvert, a 15 minute walk through olive trees and vineyards from the village of Lourmarin (listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France"), a 35 minute drive from Aix-en-Provence and 50 minutes away from the Marseille airport and the beaches.

The house is 434 m² and has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 2 living rooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens, lounges, terraces, and outdoor studio. The house is formed of 2 connected aisles which can be independent (each of them is equipped with a kitchen).

The 2200 m² enclosed garden is planted with cypress, olive, and fruit trees and has an unblocked view of the South Luberon Hills. The garden also has a 12 x 6 meter pool secured by a gate, a poolhouse with shower and toilets, and an artist studio which opens out onto the garden.

Also available for rental:
A little village house, directly adjacent but not connected, can be rented separately and can welcome 4 people (click here for description and rates)

Things to do (or a typical day, my husband's way)

Begin your day with a morning trek to Lourmarin for a newspaper and a
leisurely coffee at one of the local cafes. Pick up some fresh croissants at the bakery on your way home to nibble while you finish the paper on the patio.
Later that morning, head out for a hike in the Luberon mountains and
in less than an hour, you'll be overlooking the valley.

On your return, head to the pool for a cool swim, and start that novel in
a lounge chair under the umbrella. On Friday morning, you can skip the hike
to spend the whole morning at the farmers market in Lourmarin. A game of
Ping-pong is a pleasant diversion by the pool house.In the afternoon, visit the vineyards and caves nearby to pick the dinner's wine. 

After a dinner under the stars on the terrace, play a game with friends and family, watch a BlueRay DVD from our library or go to an open air music concert
in Lourmarin's castle or in a nearby village.

You can also sample the abundant restaurants in the area from "Grande Cuisine" to local cantinas. Play tennis, golf, or visit local farms growing "herbs of provence".


Information and reservations:

Tel (California): (001) 310 403 3486