Charming Village House in Scenic Provence

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The Clément House


Last updated: 05/15/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Veaux is a 350-year-old valley hamlet belonging to the town of Malaucene, seven miles away, and lies less than three miles from the quaint old castle-crowned village of Mollans, where there is shopping and dining. Veaux lies just off a country road, so there is very little traffic in the hamlet--good for kids. Our simple restored eighteenth-century house boasts walls of fieldstone and a tile-covered roof; there is a private graveled courtyard, perfect for outdoor dining.

The house rises three stories and features rustic beams, red-tiled floors, and white interior walls. A turn-of-the century buffet and an eighteenth-century dining table grace the cozy kitchen/dining room, which is separated by an archway from the more contemporary-style small sitting-room; the W.C. is also on the ground floor.

A spiral wooden stairway with wrought-iron rails rises from the sitting-room to the second and third floors, on each of which is a wrought-iron single bed on a room-sized sleeping-landing, plus an enclosed bedroom containing a spool double bed (total = 2 double + 2 twin beds); the focus of the upper bedroom is a magnificent Louis Philippe armoire. There is a washbasin on the second-floor landing and an enclosed shower on the third-floor landing. The third floor affords a lovely view across the valley to the high hills.

The house makes a perfect place to come home to after a day of visiting Provence's gorgeous scenery, ancient monuments, or open-air markets, a place where you can cook your own, economical (not to mention, homey) meals away from the madding crowd.

Surrounding the hamlet are rocky mountain slopes at whose feet lie the neat rows of the vineyards, and the clean little Toulourenc River and its gorges in the valley bottom--within easy walking distance--beckons to waders and hikers. Strolls up the little rural road in the long, delicious summer evenings are a particular pleasure. (For additional information and other properties, see our Website rentalhousesinprovence.)

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Principal renter must be 21 years of age or over....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed is on sleeping landing outside bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Twin bed is on sleeping landing outside bedroom....moreless

  • Double Beds (1 in each BR), Twin or Single Beds (1 on each landing)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    grnd.-fl. toilet, 2nd-fl. wash-basin, 3rd-fl. shower...moreless

  • The facilities are not all in a single room; the shower room is on top floor, the wash-basin is on the middle floor, and the toilet room is on the ground floor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • All four of our houses offer serenity; beautiful traditional rural atmosphere; striking views; nearby hiking, wading, cycling, sceninc and historic auto excusions; and reasonable rents. Very safe and family-friendly--or romantic for couples....moreless



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In deep, mountain-bound small-river valley. Houses have views....moreless

  • Village:

    Veaux is a pictoresque traditional rural commerce-free hamlet, surrounded by vines, orchards; wading stream, gorges....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    kitchen and dining-room combined; antique oak dining-table, side chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    small sitting room; couch, love-seat, side chairs, coffee table...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:



  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Kitchen:

    ground-floor kitchen/dining-room combined; antique buffet; large, 2-basin sink; window...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    courtyard with iron table and chairs...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$600 $2,050

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



Monthly rates are lower than weekly rates. Rates vary according to numbers of guests (rates shown are for one or two persons). Advertised rates are subject to change any time prior to receipt of deposit. Note that we have additional rental houses available in the village. We do not ordinarily rent during the winter, owing to cold.

Payment by cash or check, in US dollars, in British ponnds, or in euros. One week's deposit to reserve, balance payable prior to departure on trip, or total on arrival if an en-route reservation.

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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille (Marignane)
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
27 Miles
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Autoroute at Orange
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Station du Mont Serin (Mont Ventoux)

Car: Necessary

Wineries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, Roman ruins, medieval villages in region, mountains and gorges to hike.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1969

About the owner: This is a photo of my wife, my grandson, and me. My wife and I are both former college teachers of geography and now live in Southwest Virginia (with a cat). My daughter Jennifer and her husband Allan, of San Diego, have also been very involved in our two vacation-rental houses in Provence, as was my late mother. Our favorite non-business activities in Provence are sight-seeing, walking, going to markets, eating both at home and in restaurants, and seeing friends--when not working on the houses.

Why the Owner Chose Malaucène, France:
I went to Versailles, France, in 1960 with the Experiment in International Living. The French family I lived with had a summer home in Provence and took me there; it was love at first sight, and I longed to acquire an atmospheric old house to restore. I bought this, the first of an eventual four houses in Veaux (all available to rent), in 1969.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This antiques-furnished country home (one of 4 we rent out) is located in a quaint and quiet hamlet in a deep valley on the northern side of Mont Ventoux, highest peak in the Department of the Vaucluse. The surrounding hill-and-valley country is among the most scenic in Provence. Although providing a sense of isolation, the hamlet is a good base for exploring the many attractions of Provence via day trips, and lies less than ten miles from the old Roman and medieval town of Vaison-la-Romaine. The house has a private courtyard good for outdoor meals. Entering the valley via gorges, the Toulourenc River is said to be the only unpolluted stream in the Vaucluse and is great for wading and hiking (the gorges attract some nudists); there are other official hiking trails that pass through the valley. The surrounding region offers cultural events and antiquing, as well as many fine markets, restaurants, and wineries. Extensive information is supplied to renters.

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Speaks: english, french



  • The Clément House

    The Clément House

  • Third-floor bedroom, Clément House

    Third-floor bedroom, Clément House

  • Courtyard, Clément House

    Courtyard, Clément House

  • Veau, tcked into the valley of the Toulourenc

    Veau, tcked into the valley of the Toulourenc

  • the village of Veaux

    the village of Veaux

  • lower gorge of our river, the Toulourenc

    lower gorge of our river, the Toulourenc

  • Kitchen/dining area, Clément House

    Kitchen/dining area, Clément House

  • Second-floor sleeping landing, Clément House

    Second-floor sleeping landing, Clément House

  • our valley of the Toulourenc River

    our valley of the Toulourenc River

  • Veaux and the valley of the Toulourenc

    Veaux and the valley of the Toulourenc

  • view from near the Clément House

    view from near the Clément House

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Malaucène, France #260966

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