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Historical Apartment In Remparts Of Bonnieux, Luberon, France.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Newly refurbished apartment in a old archbishop's house (at the time of Avignon popes) situated in the remparts of Bonnieux. This is a unique place with 12th century vaults and walls made with old Provence stones. The whole place has been restored with ancient materials and has retained its original features including exposed beams and tiled floors. The bedroom is nested in an ancient oratory. The whole apartment has a beautiful view of the countryside.

Temperature is ideal any time of year thanks to 2 meter-thick walls.

Car parking is very easy, just in front of the entrance.

Beautiful little garden (at a 2-minutes walk) is included with tiny fruit trees and a wonderful landscape on the Luberon mountain : an inviting setting to benefit from the warmth of the sun or the cool evenings.

Very calm place, ideal to enjoy pleasures of the Luberon, getting some rest, sightseeing of the several perched villages of the Luberon (Lacoste, Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes... are all at maximum 15 minutes by car).

The apartment is within a 10-minute walk to a bakery, butcher, grocery as well as typical quaint Provençal stores and antique shops.

There are lots of classical music concerts you can enjoy in Bonnieux and the other villages.

Bonnieux also offers casual and top-of-the-line restaurants which are also within a walking distance of 5 minutes.

There is no such rental in the Luberon : what we offer here is a very unique way of living in an historic, authentic and preserved place.

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Historical Apartment
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Historical Apartment

I am a French student in medicine, and my mother a former doctor too, passioned by the restoration of our house, history, art, music, nature and by the joy of making people discover the place we love, welcoming and sharing our experience and passion with people who have made the effort to come and discover our country.

Historical Apartment purchased this apartment in 1970

Why Historical Apartment chose Bonnieux

My mother and I have a strong passion of the place, discovered by our parents and grand parents 40 years ago who have bought it as ruins and have put all their strengths in its restoration. This is a very special place of memory for us, a part of our history. Do not hesitate to ask us more about this history, this is a part of ourselves.

What makes this apartment unique

We like decorating, imagining, restorate the place. Enjoying the garden. Seeing all our welcoming friends. We like music very much and go very often to lots of the concerts that this place offer in summer (Orange, piano international festival in La Roque D'antheron, Opera Festival in Aix en Provence...). We particularly love the calm of the place and all what it stands for in terms of remembrance and love of our family. This is a kind of shelter for us, since we live the major part of the year in Marseille, a one-million-inhabitant city on the Mediterranean shores.


Bonnieux Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • castle
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • With hand held shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Historical Apartment In Remparts Of Bonnieux, Luberon, France.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews

Spacious apartment with compromised confort

  • 4 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by Michele with a plate of fresh figs from her garden.

We liked the spacious rooms of the apartment, the thick stonewalls and ceilings, the well equipped kitchen, the free parking and the little independent garden. The location is excellent for exploring the Luberon area while Bonnieux has a good choice of restaurants. The confort is decent but not more than that, the furniture is quite old, and the bathroom is rather spartan but for us it was sufficient.

All in all we enjoyed the week spent at the historical apartment in Bonnieux and will be happy to return next time we travel in the region.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County, CA United States

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay, our only disappointment is that we had such a short time to enjoy the apartment and the beautiful town of Bonnieux.

Jean-Camille and his mother, Michelle, were great hosts!

Thank you very much we hope to return and stay longer next time :)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Oaks,MN

Like living in a castle with all the comforts of today!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to be able to stay in this beautifully and carefully restored home from the 1100's! We were warmly greeted by Michelle , the owner, who made sure we had full understanding of how to enjoy all the conveniences of the home. Jean-Camille, Michelle's daughter who owns it with her Mother lives out of town but kept in close touch through HomeAway messages. The apartment is spacious with many rooms within which to spread out and relax. A special treat was to sleep in the chapel now bedroom with ever changing light coming through the shuttered window overlooking the valley. In fact one day we took a vacation from our vacation and just hung out! We stayed five nights which was great for exploring the area. We highly recommend this site!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historical apartment, Bonnieux

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this apartment in the ancient city walls. An amazing experience,especially sleeping in the old chapel with its original wall paintings.

The place is furnished with antiques and certainly unlike any holiday let we have ever had previously.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pahoa, HI, USA

Magical, mystical, and memorable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 10 days in this amazing place! (We loved it so much we extended our original planned 7 days.) It was love at first sight: the moment we stepped inside the castle-like house, we knew it was going to be very special. Utterly charming, spacious, with room after room (and more secret rooms!) connected by stone stairways and corridors. Even with the place being so big and extremely rustic, it felt like home to us. Filled with antique furniture, lamps and chandeliers, armchairs and lounging daybeds, it has a very cozy and warm country-home atmosphere. Each room has its own unique character. We loved our bedroom, with the vaulted ceiling, painted walls and a little window with the breathtaking view of the Luberon Mountains. In fact, every room has a window with a view and lets in plenty of the bright Provence sunshine and summer breezes. The kitchen is our second favorite room, well stocked with cooking/dining ware and furnished with modern flat-top stove, microwave, and refrigerator. We made breakfast and ate at the kitchen table every morning, planning our day of sightseeing. The formal dining room was also great for spreading out maps, guidebooks, and using our laptop (Internet worked great for us especially in this room). We felt very comfortable and safe staying here. A leaky faucet in the bathroom, bats flying in the entryway, squeaky doors, mysterious locked rooms, all contributed to an unforgettable experience of living in a 12th century castle! It may not be for everyone if you are looking for hotel-type accommodations, but if you are open to a truly unique and affordable vacation rental – there is no place like this! Convenient location, short leisurely walk to the restaurants, shops, and Friday farmers market. From here, it’s easy to get to many other beautiful towns in Provence, as we did on our daily sightseeing trips. We also rented electric bikes (from Sun-e Bikes located down the street) and explored nearby Lacoste and Menerbes. We always found a parking space for our rental car on the street below the house. The owner, Mme Michelle Mattei is a lovely, charming, très sympa lady. We had a delightful tea party one afternoon on the terrace, enjoying delicious local cheese and wine, listening to her stories about the old house, and were entertained by her energetic little dog. We highly recommend this place for anyone looking for an extraordinary experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

nice apartment in small village

  • 3 of 5

This is a interesting and beautifully updated dwelling in the ramparts of Bonnieux. There is a charming garden a short walk down the street from the apartment. The town has several nice restaurants but is not too overrun with tourists. It is fairly quiet and a good base from which to explore the area. The stay was a little rough around the edges -- no internet the first day, no hot water the last day, no instructions in the apartment about how things work, where the garden is located, etc. You have to use a flashlight to reach the apartment from the street, and a bat lives in one of the rooms along the way. The owners would improve their guests' comfort by providing some basic supplies -- toilet paper, soap, etc. The owner's mother is very sweet and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests thank you for your review. We have well noted the improvements to do however we think bringing a soap is of a personnal matter. Except in a hotel. Regarding directions to the garden this is a mistake and my mother forget to show it. But since it only needs to ask her the minute after (she is very present and helpful) I think this shouldn't have been a big issue during your stay. We already tried to make the bat leave but this is an ancient house and it always finds its way back through the wall. We have to precise that it is not in the apartment but in the way to the main door and that it represents no danger. We experience troubles regarding electricity (in this area too) and since it needs hard electricity work ahead I think we could not be blamed fort this since, once again, the electricity in the apartment was perfectly functionnal. We only found the flashlight solution waiting winter to fix electricity issues in the area leading to the apartment. Best reagrds
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Isle sur Sorgues
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
80 Miles
Car: recommended

Many activities are available. Please feel free to ask us about Luberon secrets...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $11.67
Tourism Tax: pers/night $2.92
Refundable damage deposit $175.05

40€/guest above 2 guests is for the entire stay, not per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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