Stylish, Chic Village Loft for Two, Great for People-Watching

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'Le Loft - the two tall windows (left) above ice-cream shop


Last updated: 01/11/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This loft-like one-bedroom apartment(420 sq ft) has a unique location in the heart of Lourmarin, officially recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France. (see link below for information on Lourmarin)
'Le Loft' overlooks the picturesque village square, faces south, and is very light, with high ceilings and large casement windows - wonderful for discreet people-watching. There is a cosy, quiet double bedroom (queen-size bed - 160 cm) which has a small but adequate ensuite bathroom with shower and a craftsman-made fitted closet. The large living/dining room is elegantly furnished and very comfortable. Adjacent to the living-room there's a generously-equipped gourmet galley kitchen behind a room-divider.

Located above one of Lourmarin's several chic cafés and sheltered from the street by a leafy elm tree, Le Loft is situated in a historic building that was previously one of the few grand patrician houses of the village. It has striking architectural features - very high ceilings, and decorative mouldings with cornucopias of fruit and flowers and cherub faces.

We have furnished the apartment with an eclectic, yet harmonious assortment of antiques and bric-à-brac, contemporary furnishings and objets d'art, and craftsman-built cabinets and furniture. This apartment provides comfortable accommodation for two people (plus a child or young person)in elegant surroundings, while losing nothing of the slightly faded charm of this beautiful property.

On the square below, guests have the choice of three café terraces, for breakfast, lunch and dinner too. There are also four fine restaurants within 100 yards. Although the square is pleasantly lively, the effect inside the apartment is of a gentle hubbub. There is very little traffic on the street below, and on weekends it is closed to motor vehicles.

Incidentally, the windows of the apartment and the café terrace below are THE place to be for people-watching, a popular sport in fashionable Lourmarin. The Loft offers a very French experience.
Lourmarin is of course officially classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' - a classification made by the French Tourist Board which goes to only around 140 villages in the whole of France. It's about 25 minutes from Aix-en Provence, 35 from Avignon and St Remy/Les Alpilles. In short, it's a pretty good base for touring and exploring the whole of Provence and especially the Luberon Region.
The village is typical of the region, with many houses either in the local golden stone or stuccoed in various shades of beige and ochre. There is a Renaissance chateau, a Protestant church and a Catholic church, which reflect some of the history of the village and the area.

Lourmarin lies at the foot of the Luberon hills, which are covered with a typically Mediterranean mix of pine, oaks and other trees. The highest point of the Luberon is around 4000ft. Around the village are old farmhouses, fields, vineyards, cherry orchards and olive groves. It is a lively and popular destination both for people from other parts of France and for foreigners - hence the 15 restaurants.

In terms of practicalities, the apartment is ideal for a couple, and can also accommodate a child (we can provide a crib or a child's bed). There is everything you need for cooking gourmet meals in the kitchen. Guests will find a washer and dryer about 100 yards away, in a laundry room shared with one other rental apartment.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 420 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • A small but perfectly-formed tiled bathroom with shower stall, WC and washbasin...moreless

Other Amenities

  • On-site bilingual assistance (e.g. tourist recommendations, doctor/dentist & other emergency help) ....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library


  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Lourmarin is an enchanting village set in vineyards, orchards and olive groves....moreless

  • Village:

    'Le Loft' is on the village square, in an old townhouse. Experience real Provencal village life right here!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    A pretty painted table for up to four, next to the high windows....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is a very effective portable airconditioner, as well as several fans (and the louvred shutters)....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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

    This is a modern galley kitchen with all the necessary equipment for preparing gourmet meals. It can be closed off from the living/dining area with sliding screens....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

Mid Season
Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016
7 night min stay


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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cassis and the Camargue

Car: Recommended

Wine-tasting, gourmet restaurants, Roman Monuments, medieval churches & abbeys. (day & night 'petanque' court), opportunities to meet local people.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We have lived in Lourmarin almost for ever. Joseph is American, Elizabeth is British, and our children are....French. We love this village!

Why the Owner Chose Lourmarin, France:
Le Loft is well-placed in the centre of the village, above the Café de l'Ormeau. It is unusual for a village apartment in that it is very light, with high ceilings and large windows.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The great thing about Le Loft is that opportunity it offers to participate in village life. The café terraces are where Lourmarinois gather to swap gossip and tips, and they happen to offer good food and wine too. There can be a hubbub of conversation, but it's rarely more than that, and the bedroom gives onto a quiet side street anyway.

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Speaks: english, french



  • 'Le Loft - the two tall windows (left) above ice-cream shop

    'Le Loft - the two tall windows (left) above ice-cream shop

  • Cosy bedroom with crafstman-built bed and fittings

    Cosy bedroom with crafstman-built bed and fittings

  • Loft kitchen

    Loft kitchen

  • Le Loft - view facing south from bedroom window.

    Le Loft - view facing south from bedroom window.

  • View from living room window

    View from living room window

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area/kitchen counter, showing casement windows giving onto the square

    Dining area/kitchen counter, showing casement windows giving onto the square

  • Fireplace with original features

    Fireplace with original features

  • Le Loft: View from bedroom window facing North

    Le Loft: View from bedroom window facing North

VRBO #218956

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, September 16, 2016

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