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Recent Lourmarin reviews

  • A Lovely House, Beautifully Situated, In a Great Part of the World

    "We (two couples) spent a week in this large, lovely house on the outskirts of Lourmarin. The house has something like 6 bedrooms, so could comfortably accommodate many more, but we enjoyed the ability to spread out over two floors. The grounds are large and quite beautiful, and very private. There is a great pool and a lot of terrace space for reading and eating. There are tables, chairs, etc. that you can move around on the terrace so you can stay in (or avoid) the sun, and there are all sorts of pool floats, etc. The main kitchen is very functional and well equipped. The "summer kitchen" is a glassed in room by the pool with a complete kitchen, bathroom and shower, and on windy days it was nice to sit in there at lunch time looking over the pool and grounds. On colder days (we didn't have any of those) the interior of the house is very light and pleasant. There is a flat screen TV, but we never got around to turning it on. The house is ideal for someone with mobility issues...everything you need is on the ground floor, the terrace and grounds are accessible from the 2 ground floor bedrooms, there is only one step to get into the house, etc. There is a marked trail/path that goes right from the driveway for the house into the center of Lourmarin so you can walk to town without having to go on any major road...a pleasant 15 minute walk. Parking in Lourmarin can be challenging in busy times, and we generally preferred to walk...and the path takes you right past the cemetery where Albert Camus and Henri Bosco are buried.There are several marked walking/hiking trails that you can access right from the house, and many more a few minutes away by car. Lourmarin itself is a pretty town with lots of shops, a number of restaurants, etc., and there are dozens of very good restaurants in the area, as well as all sorts of places to visit. I suspect that Lourmarin is much busier during peak months, but when we were there in mid-September it was busy but not crowded, and it was easy to get reservations at even the best restaurants. The area is great. Lourmarin is more or less at the foot of the Luberon Massif, so you have flat land plus mountains within easy reach...take your pick. It is an easy one hour drive from the Marseilles airport. Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, lived in Lourmarin (after he fled Ménerbes) until he moved to Vaugines (setting for the movie Jean de Florette), a few kilometers away. We'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Guest: A guest from New York City, NY Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 7, 2016
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  • Great location. Lovely apt

    "Really enjoyed our stay at the apt. Very comfortable for two couples as it has two bathrooms and great bedrooms. Nicely furnished, great kitchen and views into the square. Jamie was very accommodating and the ease of booking and getting the keys, seamless.. would definitely recommend for couples or family. Lourmarin and area is beautiful. Well worth exploring..."
    Guest: Sallie S. Date of Stay: March 2017 Review Submitted: March 16, 2017
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  • Stylish & comfortable apartment a delight

    "We spent three wonderful summer weeks in this stylish apartment. It is perfectly located overlooking the market square - close to day-to-day village life, but away from the touristy cafe precinct. And, the underground car park and lift are a rare bonus. The apartment is even lovelier than the photos depict, roomy and very comfortable. Plentiful storage space allowed us to unpack and settle in for our stay with our bags out of out of sight - and out of mind. We love preparing meals from local produce and the well-equipped kitchen made that very easy. We had a glass of rosé and dinner on the balcony most evenings. The local market is as vibrant and colourful as everyone has said. But our absolute favourite was the small Producers’ Market and cooking demonstrations held on Tuesday evenings from May – October at the former fruit co-operative just across the road from the rear of the apartment building. In the few minutes it took for one of us to return to the apartment with our produce, the other would buy a couple of very reasonably-priced glasses of wine and grab a table. Then we'd relax in the late-afternoon sunshine, with our wine and a pre-dinner snack conjured up from our market purchases while watching a local chef make simple 'Street Food' for tasting. Bliss! Lourmarin proved an ideal base for exploring; we made good use of the Provence Byways guide provided in the apartment,and even purchased a downloadable copy of our own. We were welcomed warmly at our favourite café just below – La Reserve - where our coffees were often delivered without us even having to order. We would love to return to Lourmarin and the apartment in the future."
    Guest: Kathy B. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: December 22, 2016
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  • Well-located, well-equiped gite with an accommodating hostess in the heart of old Lourmarin

    "Our hostess/owner, Tatiana, was warm, welcoming, and available. While we speak and understand French well enough to get by, her ability to speak English was a plus. The gite Guillemin was really a 2-story apartment with a well-equiped kitchen and more than we ever expected. It was evident that Tatiana had considered the traveller's needs. We did have difficulty initially finding out where to park the car and accessing the gite. One must park the car in one of the convenient lots, a 5-10 minute walk with luggage on the cobble-stoned streets to the green door that opens into a small corridor to a tiny courtyard with welcoming potted flowers and herbs. It is important to ask directions on how to get to the gite after you arrive in Lourmarin. Once we got the lay of the land, all went well. Inside the gite, Tatiana had graciously left a bottle of wine, jam, napkins, paper towels, many necessities. While a small spiral staircase to the bedroom and bathroom may be a challenge to some, we managed just fine even though in our '70's. Large suitcases need to remain downstairs, but upstairs provides shelving, closet space, and a well-functioning heated towel rack. Lourmarin is a lively and energetic village with appealing cafe life centered around its square and an excellent base for day-trips. Our 7-night stay gave us time to see village life, take day-trips, enjoy Lourmarin's Friday market, and a piano recital at the Lourmarin Chateau. Donna and Bill"
    Guest: Bill M. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
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