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Our guidebook to make the most out of your stay in the Provence

Ken & Thierry
Ken & Thierry
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Ken & Thierry

Our guidebook to make the most out of your stay in the Provence

Sightseeing
A painstakingly restored hilltop village with a superb stone fortress and brilliant views of Arles
The monks that have lived there since the 11th century grow lavender and keep honey bees for their livelihood
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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque
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The monks that have lived there since the 11th century grow lavender and keep honey bees for their livelihood
A great hilltop village with a beautiful fountain and a few great restaurants, be sure to climb to the top of the village for some spectacular views of the region
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Saignon
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A great hilltop village with a beautiful fountain and a few great restaurants, be sure to climb to the top of the village for some spectacular views of the region
There is an old ruin and a beautiful church at the top as well as a beautifully restored windmill
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Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
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There is an old ruin and a beautiful church at the top as well as a beautifully restored windmill
One of the most beautiful hilltop villages of the Provence. Has some great shops and fantastic views
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Ménerbes
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One of the most beautiful hilltop villages of the Provence. Has some great shops and fantastic views
Be sure to visit Gordes castle and just wonder around the little streets that lead down from the main square
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Gordes
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Be sure to visit Gordes castle and just wonder around the little streets that lead down from the main square
The chateau de Sade belonged to the Marquis de Sade who had to flee Paris in 1771 to escape scandals created by his erotic writing, he gave rise to the term 'sadism'. The castle is at the top of the Lacoste village
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Lacoste
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The chateau de Sade belonged to the Marquis de Sade who had to flee Paris in 1771 to escape scandals created by his erotic writing, he gave rise to the term 'sadism'. The castle is at the top of the Lacoste village
A Roman bridge more than 2,000 years old
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Pont Julien
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A Roman bridge more than 2,000 years old
Another stunning Provence hilltop village with an added bonus of a 20 minute hike along a botanical trail with some castle ruins at the top
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Séguret
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Another stunning Provence hilltop village with an added bonus of a 20 minute hike along a botanical trail with some castle ruins at the top
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Les Baux-de-Provence
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The views from the church at the top of the village at 400+ meters are stunning
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Bonnieux
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The views from the church at the top of the village at 400+ meters are stunning
Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries
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Roussillon
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Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries
Another beautiful hilltop Provence village with a well preserved castle at the top
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Vaison-la-Romaine
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Another beautiful hilltop Provence village with a well preserved castle at the top
A nice small village where you get some very nice views of the Dentelles de Montmirail
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Suzette
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A nice small village where you get some very nice views of the Dentelles de Montmirail
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Mines Bruoux
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Oppède le Vieux
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Food Scene
A converted sheepfold with fantastic views, fireplace and delicious food
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La Bergerie
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A converted sheepfold with fantastic views, fireplace and delicious food
Great for afternoon tea, quirky interior
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Pâtisserie ... La Vie en Rose
190 Avenue du Tourail
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Great for afternoon tea, quirky interior
A very convenient option if you want a restaurant within walking distance from the house
L'Estellan
A very convenient option if you want a restaurant within walking distance from the house
Great Italian food. Open all year round. Popular, be sure to book ahead, even off-season.
La Bastide de Pierres
Great Italian food. Open all year round. Popular, be sure to book ahead, even off-season.
A great spot for lunch (on their terrace)
Du Pain sur la Planche
A great spot for lunch (on their terrace)
The Bastide de Gordes is a 5 star hotel right in the center of Gordes. It has two restaurants. One is called CLOVER GORDES and the other one L'ORANGERIE. Both have terraces with breath taking views. Closed during the winter months
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Airelles Gordes, La Bastide
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The Bastide de Gordes is a 5 star hotel right in the center of Gordes. It has two restaurants. One is called CLOVER GORDES and the other one L'ORANGERIE. Both have terraces with breath taking views. Closed during the winter months
Brunch in the beautiful garden under the shade of the trees on a hot summer's day is a must
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Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon
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Brunch in the beautiful garden under the shade of the trees on a hot summer's day is a must
A restaurant that has been in the same family since 1926, at the foot of the famous fountain, from which the Sorgue river springs. Try the truffle omelet. The Terrace is the trump card.
Restaurant Philip
A restaurant that has been in the same family since 1926, at the foot of the famous fountain, from which the Sorgue river springs. Try the truffle omelet. The Terrace is the trump card.
Very cosy Italian restaurant located in the pittoresque village of Oppede, perfect for summer evenings from where you can see the church that is at the top of the hill that is lit up at night
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Le PETIT CAFÉ
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Very cosy Italian restaurant located in the pittoresque village of Oppede, perfect for summer evenings from where you can see the church that is at the top of the hill that is lit up at night
Right in the centre of Gordes with an outdoor seated area overlooking the valley. Not expensive. Small restaurant so book in advance.
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La Trinquette
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Right in the centre of Gordes with an outdoor seated area overlooking the valley. Not expensive. Small restaurant so book in advance.
Perched on the edge of Gordes with a panoramic view of the entire valley. A great cocktail list, perfect at sun set with a view across the valley or if you would like Asian food, also an option for dinner
Le TIGrr Gordes
Perched on the edge of Gordes with a panoramic view of the entire valley. A great cocktail list, perfect at sun set with a view across the valley or if you would like Asian food, also an option for dinner
Restaurant in a typically Provencal 19th century farmhouse with a beautiful courtyard during the summer. Provencal cuisine. A 20 minute/1.8km walk from the house
Le Mas
Restaurant in a typically Provencal 19th century farmhouse with a beautiful courtyard during the summer. Provencal cuisine. A 20 minute/1.8km walk from the house
The "Le Platane" restaurant is set at the foot of an enormous Plane tree with a tree house
Domaine Des Andéols
The "Le Platane" restaurant is set at the foot of an enormous Plane tree with a tree house
Situated at the foot of the Luberon, this inn is run by a charming Belgian couple who have been living in Provence for the last 10 years. Sit yourself down on the terrace and you will be served in no time. The cuisine is seasonal and tends to reflect Mediterranean traditions with the odd Flemish touch thrown in. You are in for a treat.
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L'AUBERGE DES CARRIERES
36 Av. du château
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Situated at the foot of the Luberon, this inn is run by a charming Belgian couple who have been living in Provence for the last 10 years. Sit yourself down on the terrace and you will be served in no time. The cuisine is seasonal and tends to reflect Mediterranean traditions with the odd Flemish touch thrown in. You are in for a treat.
A great wine bar with a terrace. They also sell bottles you can take home
Le 17 Coustellet
130 Allée des Commerces
A great wine bar with a terrace. They also sell bottles you can take home
Beautiful bistro cuisine, just 8 mins by car from the house
Bistrot des Roques
Beautiful bistro cuisine, just 8 mins by car from the house
Their terrace has a spectacular view
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Bistrot le 5
5 Place Albert Roure
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Their terrace has a spectacular view
The best terrace in Gordes with a spectacular view
Le Cercle Républicain
The best terrace in Gordes with a spectacular view
Essentials
Coustellet has a big super market, 3 bakeries, a fish monger, a tabac/newsagent, 2 bikestores, a dry cleaner, hairdresser and several furniture and interior design stores.
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Coustellet
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Coustellet has a big super market, 3 bakeries, a fish monger, a tabac/newsagent, 2 bikestores, a dry cleaner, hairdresser and several furniture and interior design stores.
Arts & Culture
Learn everything there is to know about Lavender. The museum also has a nice gift shop.
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Lavender Museum
276 Route de Gordes
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Learn everything there is to know about Lavender. The museum also has a nice gift shop.
A great place for food, wine and arts (they have a great outdoor exhibition of sculptures dotted around the vineyards)
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Château La Coste
2750 Route De La Cride
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A great place for food, wine and arts (they have a great outdoor exhibition of sculptures dotted around the vineyards)
Multi media shows projected on the rock surface of a limestone quarry. Nice and cool during the hot summer months. Combine with a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence.
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Carrières de Lumières
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Multi media shows projected on the rock surface of a limestone quarry. Nice and cool during the hot summer months. Combine with a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence.
Getting Around
Great bike rental place for bikes, mountain bikes and e-mountain bikes. They speak English
Absolut'bike Provence
2 Lotissement Quai des Entreprises
Great bike rental place for bikes, mountain bikes and e-mountain bikes. They speak English
Shopping
Finest embroidery of high quality linen and fabrics. And great for Christmas decorations
Mezard Edith
Finest embroidery of high quality linen and fabrics. And great for Christmas decorations
Sells some excellent rosé wines of the region
Cave de Lumières
19 route de Joucas
Sells some excellent rosé wines of the region
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's Sunday market is one of the largest and most impressive outdoor flea markets in Provence. Walking along the picturesque Sorgue River, you can buy everything from food to antiques, vintage clothing, fine art and fresh cut flowers
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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
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L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's Sunday market is one of the largest and most impressive outdoor flea markets in Provence. Walking along the picturesque Sorgue River, you can buy everything from food to antiques, vintage clothing, fine art and fresh cut flowers
Parks & Nature
5th biggest natural spring on the planet
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
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5th biggest natural spring on the planet
This is where the colour ochre comes from
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Le Sentier des Ocres
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This is where the colour ochre comes from
A great place for hiking. They have a 40 min and 1h40 min trail
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The Provençal Colorado
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A great place for hiking. They have a 40 min and 1h40 min trail