Maison Lou Roucas, Provence
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
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
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)
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.
Poterie Fusion Cabrières-d'Aigues
Park Grimmland - 30 minutes from Cabrières-d'Aigues
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
Tel: 06 22 62 38 87
144 chemin de la Ferraille
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
04 90 75 89 96
ZAC St Martin - Impasse François Gernelle Pertuis, 84120
04 90 09 17 33
Atelier Ephémère, Ansouis
Atelier de couleurs - The spirit of furniture painting in Provence - Ménerbes
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
L'Isle -sur-la-sorgue (50 kms)
Rousillion (36 kms) a very usual village with red ochre earth
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
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.
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.