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Lys de Rochemaure, a XVI Century property in South of France

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Happiness is… relaxing in your own Provence rental house!

The Lys of Rochemaure accomodates up to 8 confortably and is a tasteful and completely renovated home dating from the 16th Century. A stunning example of continuity and change, the house and village streets are steeped in the medieval charm of Central Provence while being only 5 minutes from the growing urban center of the city of Montélimar. Guests can enter through the castle wall at the south entrance of Rochemaure, which is called 'La Porte des Tournelles'. It is marked by the overhead niche holding the statue of Notre-Dame de Bon Conseil (Our Lady of Good Advice.) Since 1854 she has been watching over the village. The home itself is located on the main historical street of Rochemaure with a view from the patio on the castle. Le Lys has a total of 220m² (2,368 square feet) with 4 generous bedrooms on 3 levels with romantic views. This home is in the center of it all while remaining very peaceful and comfortable.

Rest, relax and enjoy a choice bottle of local Côtes du Rhône while listening to the cicadas and dream of days of old. The entire castle property is laced with hiking trails and the journey to the castle at the top of the mountain is just outside our courtyard door. Let your adventure begin!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018


Rochemaure House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The 1/2 Bathroom is the first floor with toilet & sink. Bathroom 2, the second floor full bath is equiped with a Jacuzzi bath tub, contemporary sink and cabinets. There is a generous detached private water closet (toilet) located in the hallway for the convenience or all 2nd floor guests. Bathroom 3 is the master bath with an Italian shower and sink. (Bath towels are provided for indoor use in each bathroom to our guests traveling from abroad)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Blue Lys - The master suite is adjacent to the 2nd floor family room. It has a private bathroom, Italian shower, generous built in provencal closets and a queen bed and a view on the XII century medieval castle, the castle wall and the mountain through the private patio door. Bedroom Silver Lys - On the 2nd level has a full size bed. A single bed for a child can be arranged in a sleeping loft above the large closet. The beautiful and quiet Rue de la Violle lies below the window. This is a room well suited for kids and adults. Bedroom Gold Lys - Also on the 2nd level, has two adorable twin size beds and a view on the beautiful Rue de la Violle. The beds are adjustable and can incline to reading position. Storage under beds. Bedroom Red Lys - Is on the 3rd level. The provencal Red Lys has a queen bed with a spectacular view on the XII century medieval castle, the castle wall and the mountain and also contains a generous walk in closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming


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Lys de Rochemaure, a XVI Century property in South of France
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Perfect Spring Get Away

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We had such a wonderful time staying in your home in Rochemaure. The home is beautiful, the town was lovely and the French people were so friendly everywhere we traveled. Roy's french was good enough to help us navigate and understand the people at the restaurants and tours. Your itinerary was fantastic! We loved the Rhone River Cruise, lunch in Grignan, the wine domaine de Montine and domaine Rozel and our visit to Avignon. The village of la Garde Adhemar was a favorite as well. Our only regret is that we did not have more time to enjoy more of the sights in this beautiful country. Best regards, Andy, Katie and Roy.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rochemaure is a small medieval village at the foot of Mount Coirons in the Rhône Valley less than 5 minutes from Montelimar, the famous provencal city of the Nougat candy. Surrounded by its sunflower fields, lavender and hiking trails, this vacation village transports our guests into the French history dating to the Romans. The name 'Rochemaure' comes from the Latin roca maura, in French roche noire meaning 'black rock' because the castle mount is actually composed of ancient volcanic rock.

This village holds a most significant place in the history of France. Not only does it possess a castle from the XII Century belonging to the famous Adhemar family, but the village is home to the chapel 'Notre Dame Des Anges' from the XIII Century, the Castle of Joviac from the XVI, a church from the XIX century, a suspended bridge from the XIX Century classified among the best 100 French bridges and a famous natural volcanic spring exploited by the Romans which continues to provide drinkable water to the villagers & guests (some locals attribute therapeutic virtues to this spring).

Our charming vacation property, the Lys of Rochemaure dating from the XVI Century and the Studio Tournesol rest inside the castle walls and welcomes you today with all the comfort of a new home.


Now an officially designated 'Village of Character', Rochemaure represents a rare location for a Provence rental house. It is a historically classified village that is perfectly located in Provence and near Ardeche in the South of France. A perfect accomodation for our guests to discover the top things to do while on vacation in Provence. Enjoy the lavender, sunflower fields, the beautiful cicadas serenades, the best French wines & cuisine, the blue skies and more than 250 sunny days per year with ProvenceVacationHomes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $492.25

This property is a Non-Smoking area - Extra charges will apply for smoke/tobacco odor cleaning inside the house or inside the studio. To keep the exclusive & clean environment of the Lys de Rochemaure we ask that you please stay outdoor for your cigarette use and that you take care of putting ashes directly inside a trash bag.

Parking: Free parking is available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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