Les Maquinols Estate is located in the well-known scenic Provence village of Bédoin. Ideally situated at the foot of legendary Mont Ventoux, one of the most grueling climbs in the Tour de France, Les Maquinols Estate features beautifully decorated and spacious accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday to the fullest. A perfect place to unwind, relax and reconnect with yourself.
Property is quiet and secluded yet 4 minute walking distance to the village through a private path from the property and is ideal for families, couples or cycling and biking groups featuring 5000m2 of secluded land yet a short stroll takes you to dine at over a dozen restaurants for all budgets, also bars, shopping, markets (the produce in the area is out of this world. Organic growers galore! ), arts & crafts fairs, sporting events and concerts from April to October.
Each room offers stunning views of Mont Ventoux, the largest mountain in the region, a cyclists’ and hikers’ paradise it offers free private secured parking for all guests. Each space has very fast free Wi-Fi and a kitchenette with microwave, fridge, coffee machine, kettle, plates, bowls, silverware, wine and champagne glasses with a dish washing service free of charge daily.
Every independent suite has a country Provence feel, art works and modern convenience with a private dining area and an extra large terrace with lounging chairs and tables, great views and total privacy. There is bike and luggage storage with your own key.
A multitude of activities are offered in the area from cycling, swimming, hiking, wine tasting as there are over a hundred vineyards such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueryas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas minutes away by car.
All around Bédoin are a multitude of picturesque Provencal villages, landmarks such as the Palais des Papes, markets, arts and crafts as well as more than 18 Relais & Chateaux such as the Château de Rochegude all within 30 miles, beautiful properties transformed into culinary gastronomic heavens. The drive to Avignon theater, arts and music festivals takes approx. 35 minutes. Marseille airport is about 1h15 away.
The backdrop to the house is the stunning views of the mountain with vineyards, cherry orchards, olive groves and fields of lavender providing wonderful walking and cycling from your doorstep. This is a nature lovers and birdwatchers paradise. We are surrounded by fields and nestled upon a hill overlooking the village and the famous Mont Ventoux yet just a short walk to the village.
In addition, there are hikes, easy walks and strolls with more than 4000 kilometers of hiking paths and trails crossing Mont Ventoux to the Luberon Hills. You will come across typical stone villages, with an inviting cool stream or red ochre hills surrounded by ancient cypress trees, which characterize the region, and fertile plains perfumed with the scents of Provence. Horse riding: For experienced riders who want to ride through the countryside on their own there are immense possibilities on a wide network of marked trails. Canoeing and Kayaking: Vaucluse is the home of beautiful waterways. The Sorgue River and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse are oasis of cool water on a hot summer day, you can even paraglide from Le-Barroux.
The vineyards are spread across a wide range of terroirs, in different soils, and on different facing slopes, producing rich and varied wines with an enormous profusion of aromas and bouquets.
It is thought that wine production dates back as far as the Greek founding of Massilia (now Marseilles) in 600 BC. Although Rome tried to curtail the production of wine here so as to favour exports of Italian goods throughout the empire, soldiers retiring from the legions undermined them by privately continuing to grow grapes in “provincia nostra”
Hikes, easy walks and strolls: There are more than 4000 kilometres of hiking paths and trails crossing Mont Ventoux to the Luberon Hills. You will come across typical stone villages, with an inviting cool stream, or red ochre hills surrounded by ancient cypress trees, which characterise the region, and fertile plains perfumed with the scents of Provence.
Hiking on a donkeys back. Donkeys will guide you along the trails and paths in Provence, redolent of thyme and rosemary. Take your trail map, your picnic, and let yourself be guided by a gentle donkey. For four people who are offering this simplistic pleasure.
Horse riding: For experienced riders who want to ride through the countryside on their own there are immense possibilities on a wide network of marked trails.
Canoeing and Kayaking: Vaucluse is the home of beautiful waterways. The Sorgue River is an oasis of cool water on a hot summer day. Springing forth from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
Fishing: Come and discover fishing in the Vaucluse. 2, 900 km of riverbanks, quiet water rivers, home to white fish and their many predators. There are trout fishing rivers, with fast flowing cold water, flowing from Mont Ventoux, and the hills in the Vaucluse. 700 ha of lakes on 30 different sites throughout the Vaucluse, with carp, and white fish. Go fishing, to find all the guides and places.
Balloon over the beauty of Provence: Flights arranged through Provence Ballooning.
Paraglide from Le-Barroux.
Aviation and Gliding Clubs: There are many you can try – the outstanding geography in the Vaucluse offers magnificent sites for flying in any season.
Golf: Discover the great life style and wonderful landscapes whilst enjoying your favourite sport. A Golf Pass Provence is available at all the regional golf courses, offering 5 green fees and access to your choice of 5 regional golf courses, 3 of which are in the Vaucluse.
Choose from Provence County Club:
Monts de Vaucluse, Pays des Sorgues
Grand Avignon Golf Course, Vedene
Château Blanc Golf Club, Monieres les Avignon
Ski Resorts: Chalet Reynard Bedoin Mont Ventoux