Imagine a four storey country house in dry stone standing as a fortress in the middle
of ten hectares (24.70 acres) of vineyards, cherry trees, olive trees and lavender.
All around the eyes rest on a panorama of breathtaking beauty. From early morning,
the sun rises behind the hill of Bonnieux, creating around the former summer residence
of the Popes of Avignon, a glaring halo.
Sometimes at midday the ever white top of the Ventoux, the giant of Provence, looks so close that
one feels one could reach out and touch it. At sunset, before disappearing behind Sade’s Castle in
La Coste, the royal star fondles Bonnieux with its last glow. Night suddenly takes hold of the
Luberon. The moon seems to roll down the mountain like a large balloon. Then slowly the vast
black sky, relentlessly palpitating, as it were, with the twinkling of milliards of stars, envelopes the
noble country house, the vineyards, the olive trees, the lavender fields, the flocks of geese and
sheep all around, as well as the villages in the background and indeed the whole of Provence.
In the gardens of the country house, whilst leisurely wandering along the paths, to
the rhythm of the cypresses, one comes to the three fountains and is amazed to discover
in the middle of the Tuscan garden a fascinating geometrical pattern reaching
as far as the horizon.
A walk round the spring of the Tuscan garden
Open terrace- Small windows of the country house- View on the Luberon
French garden- Steps leading to the swimming pool- Swimming pool, terrace and summerhouse- Arbour with astrological signs
Lunch in the open next to the swimming pool- Swimming pool and tennis court
Entrance arbour with “Pierre de Ronsard” climbing roses.
A country house made of dry stone.
On the path leading to the swimming pool:
a wave of blue and white flowers
Jasmine in blossom on the veranda
Sitting room with open fireplace, Lunch in the kitchen, The kitchen
Sitting room with TV
Through to the pink room
The blue room
Pink room and doors leading to the blue room
The pink room
Bedroom “Le Colombier”
Bathroom of “Le Colombier”
The distance from the country house to the farmhouse is about five hundred metres.
The newly renovated eighteenth century farmhouse offers three comfortable
bedrooms, three bathrooms, a Turkish bath and a spa, to be combined with essential
oils of Provence.
The Farmhouse of the cottage
An olive tree dating back to the seventeenth century
A holiday in one of these classical and luxurious country houses becomes almost a
yearly ritual trip, one would not like to miss. Inhabited since the beginning of
Western civilization, the Vaucluse (Vallis clausa: closed valley where the spout well
of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse comes from) quietly and most humbly gives its ancestral
strength and delivers its historical treasures to those who live nearby .
If someone falls in love with the breathtaking archaic beauty of the surroundings, the body, heart
and soul start rejuvenating simultaneously.
Cécile Rees - De Jaegher
-Spring as seen from the French garden
Sitting Room: • Open fire • TV • Video, DVD • Radio, CD
4 Bedrooms: • Blue: 2 beds (90x200 cm) • Pink: 1 bed (160x200 cm) • Golden: 2 beds (100x200 cm) • Radassière: 8 beds (90x200 cm)
• 2 children beds + 1 cradle
Wash-House• Washing Machine&Drier • Calender • Ironing Facilities • Water-Softener • Gas Water-Heater • Gas Boiler