Our holiday homes are located near the medieval village of Saignon, in Luberon, in the heart of Provence. The nearest town is Apt, which is 6 km away. Aix-en- Provence and Avignon are both about 45 km away.
The nearest airports are Marseille and Nice.
If you want to travel by train, Avignon is the nearest TGV station.
The TGV needs only 2 hours 37 minutes from Paris as a direct connection.
You can also take the Eurostar from London to Paris and from their the the direct train to Avignon.
From Mulhouse it is about 5 hours. There are also direct connections from Frankfurt to Avignon. In Avignon you can easily rent a car.
If you arrive by car, take the A7 (Autoroute du Soleil) exit at Avignon Nord. From there it is only 45 minutes to our holiday homes.
A short distance from our houses there are a number of charming medieval villages.
Saignon, Bonnieux, Menerbes and Gordes are all worth a visit. Bonnieux is still preserved in its old structure and appears as it did centuries ago. In Lacoste, Pierre Cardin, who owns several houses, has initiated a festival. The ochre rocks of Roussillon are a special experience. Inspired by the bright colours you can buy everything you need for painting here. Most of the medieval villages are built on and into the hills. The view from them is indescribably beautiful.
Due to its size, the Saturday market in Apt is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. Many of the villages also have weekly markets so that you can visit one every day of the week.
Provence is rich in good produce and crafts. Vegetables and fruit are available in the very best quality. The offer is wide-ranging. Clothes, tablecloths, honey, wines, cheese, soaps, everything you can think of. In winter you will also find fresh truffles on sale at the markets.
Whether you cook yourself with the fantastic products of the region in the generously furnished houses or you let yourself be spoiled in one of the many good restaurants,you will enjoy very good food.
The entire Luberon is Parc regional naturel
This is the highest level of protection in France. The landscape is maintained and protected.
Winter in Provence with bright blue skies and fresh truffle. The almond blossom begins in February.
Spring is here, and the earth is awakening. Now all flowers begin to bloom, while in the north it is still winter. Especially the cherry blossom invites for a visit.
Provence starts with warm temperatures to the early summer. The lavender blossom begins in mid-June.
The lavender is in full bloom. The lavender fields by the houses smell wonderful. At the end of July/beginning of August the lavender is harvested.
Dipped in golden light and continuingly warm temperatures, Provence invites hiking enthusiasts and painters.
Extensive walks, cosy evenings in front of the fireplace. In December, the decorated nativity scenes of the Provence are worth exploring.