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Peaceful Retreat in Delightful Provencal Village

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'La Petite Maison' on the Place de l'Eglise


Last updated: 07/07/2015

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

For creative projects, or just a good rest, we have two charming and tastefully decorated homes in the picturesque village of Lourmarin, in the Luberon National Park just north of Aix-en- Provence.

These 17th and 19th century village accommodations are ideal as longer-term retreats - great for writers and artists with projects to complete. They both offer the sophistication of an artsy environment without any of the inconveniences of a big city. With 14 restaurants, numerous galleries, cafés and shops, this is a very lively, yet unspoilt village.

Our 'Petite Maison' is a 37m² 17th century village house located right on the Place de L'Eglise in the very heart of Lourmarin, officially recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France. This house comfortably accomodates a couple.

Our Loft, is an elegant 45m² town house apartment, with very high ceilings and decorative 19th century plaster mouldings. It is located above the Café de l'Ormeau, on the main village square

Lourmarin is an excellent winter retreat which has attracted many writers and painters, notably Albert Camus, Henri Bosco and Didier Brousse. Unlike many of the nearby villages- it remains lively and busy throughout the year. Marseille international airport and the TGV stations in Aix and Avignon are all less than 50 minutes away.

Keywords: 17th century village house


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Galley Kitchen, Washer & Dryer. Bi-lingual assistance.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Many French and international channels, including BBC World, CNN etc...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV in the Petite Maison, none in Le loft...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Portable air-conditioners in both apartments...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    There is a space for rent in a nearby secured municipal garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone:

    There is a phone for local use in the petite Maison, but there is no phone in Le Loft...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a large toaster oven in the Petite Maison and a stove with oven in Le Loft...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    There is a small terrace at the Petite Maison, and the terrace of the Café de l'Ormeau which is directly below Le Loft...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Quiet Season
Nov 1 - Feb 29, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


We ask for a 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the balance to follow one month before arrival. We do not ask for a damages deposit. Most of our guests pay through Paypal, but we also accept US$ checks, GB£ cheques and Euros cheques.

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50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Aix-en-Provence TGV
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Gourmet Restaurants(14), Wine-tasting, Roman monuments & medieval abbeys.


Owner info

About the owner: We have lived in Lourmarin for over twenty years. We have raised our children there, and have been running our rental business for fourteen years. We were both originally English teachers (one American, one English) and one of our great pleasures is to share our love of France and in particular our own corner of Provence.

Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin:
For different reasons, we have both known Lourmarin since the 1970's. We both fell in love with the village - and it seemed to us the right place to live, to work and to raise a family. It's just not because it's an exceptionally pretty village, which it is. People here are friendly, open, welcoming to outsiders such as ourselves, and proud of their Provencal heritage. Albert Camus chose to live here, amongst other writers and artists, and is buried in the village cemetery. We consider Lourmarin home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our two village apartments are unique. The Petite Maison dates from the 17th century, and has oak-beamed ceilings and not a right angle in sight. Unusually for a village house it is light, with windows on two sides, and a delightful, sheltered terrace overlooking the Catholic church and a fountain. Le Loft is on the first (upper) floor of a solid 19th century 'maison bourgeoise', or town house. It has high ceilings, with beautiful plaster mouldings, and large casement windows. It is right in the centre of the village, on a square, above a café.

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Speaks: english, french



  • 'La Petite Maison'  on the Place de l'Eglise

    'La Petite Maison' on the Place de l'Eglise

  • Kitchen area Petite Maison

    Kitchen area Petite Maison

  • Le Loft - the kitchen

    Le Loft - the kitchen

  • Petite Maison bedroom

    Petite Maison bedroom

  • Bedroom in "Le Loft"

    Bedroom in "Le Loft"

  • Le Loft - the living room

    Le Loft - the living room

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Lourmarin #44487

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