The accommodation…

We would like to welcome you to our new adventure, a traditional Provencal village house in the heart of the Luberon region of Provence. The village of Cabrières D'Aigues lies on the famous vaudois route and GR 92 trekking route, which takes you up to incredible views overlooking lavender, vineyards and the famous Ventoux mountain range. The beautiful Etang de la Bonde is only 2km away, a stunning lake which has a natural beach and swimming areas.  The town is 40 minutes from the beautifully Provencal town of Aix-en-Provence and just 50 minutes from Marseille airport.  Luberon is renowned for it's cycling, walking and horse-riding.  There are hundred of miles of tracks and very quiet back-roads to really get to see the idyllic Provence countryside.
 
Maison Lou Roucas is situated in the middle of the village so you can walk to the little shop and collect your fresh bread or sip a coffee in the morning at the brasserie. The Brasserie is open at lunchtime and in the evening and there are many other restaurants in other nearby towns and villages of Cucuron, Ansouis, Lourmarin and Vaugines. 
 
The house sleeps 12 people in total and is sold by the room on a B & B basis or exclusively on a self-catering basis. The rooms are large so we can add other beds if necessary. Maison Lou Roucas consists of:
Bedroom 1 - Double room with ensuite bathroom and shower room
Bedroom 2 & 3 - 2 room family bedroom with adjacent Shower room and separate loo.
Bedroom 4  - Duplex family room with en-suite shower room and loo.  Bedroom iwth double and twin beds and 2 twin beds on the mezzanine.  Also access to separate bathroom shared with Bedroom 1
Bedroom 5 & 6 - 2 bedrooms on split levels.  Access to bedroom 5 (double bed) via bedroom 4 (twin beds) and on to roof terrace.  Separate loo and access to shower room on ground floor.
 
 
A vaulted bar with beautiful Provencal stone walls and an old door leading out onto the terrace
A small games area with a baby-foot table 
A large dining room with vaulted ceilings 
A sitting room area with an open fireplace and an iron spiral staircase leading to bedroom 4, the duplex family room
A roof garden with a BBQ area
An enclosed garden with an "Ancien Bassin" salt water pool. The garden is an enclosed courtyard, where you are surrounded by climbing roses and ivy. Being enclosed and at the end of a very narrow lane makes gives total privacy
Wifi
Free Parking in the village car park 50m away (there is no parking outside the house as the streets are very narrow) but you can drive to the gates to drop off bags and then park nearby. 
There is a smart TV and satellite 
 
Bed and Breakfast
Francesca trained as a chef so you will be treated to a breakfast with a difference, including homemade breads, jams, yogurts, home made muesli and granola cereals, fresh fruits, grape juice from our own grapes in the garden, fresh coffee, tea etc. There will be a different traditional English hot option each day of hash browns, poached eggs, traditional English breakfast, Kedgeree etc.
 

Cabrières-d'Aigues XiX century
Cabrières-d'Aigues is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region with a population of 955 residents. The village is perched on the foothills of the highest zone of Luberon and surrounded by lavender, vineyards and olive plantations. 

The essentials in the village are:
The village bar and local restaurant in the main square.
A village shop for basic ingredients who will prepare delicious local dishes for you to cook or BBQ at home.
The bas-relief and the small fossil museum in the city hall
The oil mill (keys can be collected from the mairie)
The GR92 and other family hiking routes
Domaine des Vaudois, an olive and local wine shop  
Pottery lessons at the Fusion Point Pottery 
Cooking lessons with Francesca - learning how to make local dishes. She will take you to the market to buy the ingrediants, collect rosemary in the hills behind and then teach you how to cook. A delicious dinner from what you have learnt will be served on the terrace. Minimum 8 people
It is very close to the "Golden Triangle" which are stunning villages filled with markets, boutique shops and restaurants.

The next door villages are the historical Cucuron and Ansouis where you can go to the local markets, witness musical concerts in the evening at the chateau and explore the boutique shops or olive museum.

The beaches and Coastline
Calanques Marseille (1hr 18 mins away from our village)
Ensues La Redonne - An area shut off from cars (except local transport) - A beautiful coastal cliff walk dropping down into villages
Bandol - Famed for its vines, a very quaint fishing village
Cassis - take a tour to the coastal inlet Les Calaques

Local Markets
Monday: Cadenet, Cavallon, Lauris
Tuesday: Cucuron, Pertuis, Gordes, Lacoste, La Tour d'algues, Lourmarin (evening market)
Wednesday: Uzes, Aix en Provence, Arles, St Remy de Provence, Merindol
Thursday: Goult, Menerbes, Peretuis, Lauris, Isle sur la Sorgue, La Motte d'Aigues
Friday: Lourmarin, Aix en Provence, Cassis, Cucuron
Saturday: Uzes, Isle sur ls Sorgue, Maubec, Aix en Provence, Arles
Sunday: Antiques in Isle sur la Sorgue, Ansouis, Aix en Provence

SPA
Domaine de Fontenille - Lauris Village

What to do with children?

What to do with sporty adults?

What to do if you just want to doodle?

What to do if you want to discover history?
Château des Fouzes Uzés - where the Poles first cracked the Enigma code in world war II
Lavender: La maison Franc 1884 Lourmarin
Bread Museum: Chateau Canorgue Bonnieux

Where to go if you want to eat in amazing restaurants?

Concerts being played in the castle
Chateau de Lourmarin

Unusual foods to try:
Truffles from November to January
Strawberries (la fraise gariguette) 
Oysters and Mussels (Collected during the night and sold at the Cucuron market on a Tuesday)

Walks
GR 92 - just behind the house. A fantastic walk up to the summit or a more gentle walk in the National Park above the village
L'Abbaye Sénaque - A stunning chateau surrounded by lavender fields
There are just too many to mention as we are in a National Park. We have walking maps and books for you to use at the house.

Pottery lessons
Poterie Fusion Cabrières-d'Aigues 

Amusement park
Park Grimmland - 30 minutes from Cabrières-d'Aigues

Golf

Road biking - Hybrid bikes - mountain bikes
This is a renowned area for cycling around vineyards and lavender fields. Click here for more information.

If you need transport for bags, bikes or people, here are some taxi services that can do this:

TAXI MORRA - LUBERON   
1279 B Route de Lourmarin
84160 CUCURON
Tel: 06 22 62 38 87

LUBERON TAXIS
Jean-Marie Tiboni
144 chemin de la Ferraille
84660 MAUBEC
Tel : 04 90 76 70 08 - 06 08 49 40 57 
(Between Apt and Cavaillon)

Where to rent your bikes whilst staying with us

Mountain Bike Louberon
10 avenue de la gare
Bonnieux, 84480
04 90 75 89 96

Velo Luberon
ZAC St Martin - Impasse François Gernelle Pertuis, 84120
04 90 09 17 33

Art classes
Atelier Ephémère, Ansouis
Atelier de couleurs - The spirit of furniture painting in Provence - Ménerbes

Kayaking
Day or night trips on the Gorges du Verdon (108kms)

Near by villages:

Ansoüis (7 kms) Known as one of the most beautiful villages of France with it's renowned restaurants below the chateau, boutique shops, and olive museum

Loumarin (13 kms) a stunning village on the edge of a beautiful castle where they hold classical concerts at night. The town has some top Michelin restaurants including 

Auberge de la Feniere a Michelin star gluten free restaurant or Le Moulin de Lourmarin - a two star Michelin Restaurant.

The large traditional market is every Friday, selling olive oil, clothes, fresh fish/meat vegetables and cheeses 

Manosque (30kms)

L'Isle -sur-la-sorgue (50 kms)

Rousillion (36 kms) a very usual village with red ochre earth 

Bonnieux

Lauris

Aix en Provence

Oppede: A little hill top village with a 12 century collegiate church and ruins of the ancient chateau below. Numerous artists, writers and movie stars have restored beautiful properties in the village

Wine tasting and Vineyards to visit -There are so many to visit but these are just a few 

The Fontenille
Having been restored in 2013, this is a magical place to have lunch surrounded by artworks and then visit the vinification cellar and wine tasting shop.  You are also able to book into an oenology course.

Chateau Constatin 
A glorious 18th century chateau. The chateau is privately owned and has recently been restored by Annemarie and Daniel Bagnis and their daughters. They have turned the vineyards into Organic vines and mature their wine with 2 different processes, new and old oak barrels and very unusually in terra cotta barrels. It was originally owned by Englishman William Chase. Today 60% of the estate is Syrah and Grenache for red wine and unusual for Luberon, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau La Verrerie
The Glass Castle. A stunning chateau with delicious Rosé wines taste and then buy from their boutique and bring home to our terrace.

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Facilities

Attributes
  • Satellite TV
  • Wifi internet access
  • Outdoor stone pool
  • Roof terrace