Le Point - Charming south Luberon village house
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||57 square meters|
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Description from the owner
Le Point is a small house in the unspoilt village of Cucuron which lies inside the Luberon Nature Park in the Provence region of the south of France.
The village has many original medieval features to explore, a typical market (Tues) for local produce, 5 restaurants and local shops. It is often used as a location for filming and featured in the 2005 film 'A Good Year'.
It is located half way between Avignon and Aix en Provence and makes an ideal base for exploring Provence or just to relax and unwind at any time of the year. There is riding or hiking from the village up into the Luberon and scenic lake swimming at the nearby Eta...Read more
Le Point - Charming south Luberon village house
Cucuron, Provence, France
Additional Location Information
Cucuron is a small unspoilt village situated at the foot of the southern slopes of the Luberon range.
It was more important in the 16th century (many houses remain from this period) and, although it was not involved in the Vaudois heresy, it suffered a gradual decline in the religious wars and only recently regained its former population (currently about 1800 people).
It is still almost entirely agricultural, and is surrounded by some fields of wheat and fruit trees, but increasingly with the advent of the appellation for Côtes du Luberon, by vineyards.
There is a good local museum which is worth a visit on the way up to the church (unexpected rare fresco of Roman ship, intriguing old photos of village life). The view from the top of the hill near Le Point is fine, and well seen (briefly!) in the film Horseman on the roof.
A special feature of the village is the old carp pond surrounded by plane trees where the weekly market is held on Tuesdays.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$91||$91||$548 - $609||$0||7 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Mar. 28 2013
|Mar. 29 2013 - May. 17 2013
|May. 18 2013 - Sep. 6 2013
|Sep. 7 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|All Other Dates||$91||$91||$609||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $23 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Changeover day is Saturday (arrival after 4pm and departure by noon). Prices (in British pounds) are for the whole house and include electricity and linen. For visits of more than a week there is a 10% discount for the second week. Half is payable to secure a booking, the remainder 4 weeks before the start of your holiday. The house can sleep 5 people but is best for a couple or a family of 3 or 4 as the house is small and open plan. Please note that an additional £15 per person is payable for any persons over two to cover additional laundry & cleaning costs.
Non-sterling cheques and PAYPAL payments accepted, bank/PayPal charges will be charged on at cost (approximately 5%).
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Bill and Johanne
Unique and charming accommodation
Le Point is a quaint apartment in the old part of Cucuron, a beautiful village in the heart of The Luberon. Although not for you if you have trouble with stairs, the setting, cachet and comfortable bed more than make up for this. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for a couple or a family of three. We would definitely consider returning and if time permitted, would have stayed longer.
My boyfriend and I spent a fabulous week in the village of Cucuron in July 2012. Le Point is such a beautiful, quirky little cottage. We absolutely loved the decor and design, it was comfortable and had everything we could have needed. The kitchen was fully equipped and the internet radio and free wi-fi was a nice touch. The little terrace was lovely and the cottage itself was extremely cool even in mid July! The village of Cucuron was perfect, several bars and restaurants and a great market on Tuesday morning and Friday night. All in all, a wonderful experience - we will definitely be returning to Le Point, we didn't want to leave!!
Unique cozy apartment in a quiet village
When we planned our trip to France in September 2011 our goal was to rent an interesting apartment in a small village, preferably a nice village that was not overrun with daytime tourists. Le Point in Cucuron was exactly what we were looking for.
The village of Cucuron is listed as a population of about 1,700. There is one road that circles the village and one that goes through it. The rest of the village is small alleyways. Most tourists who come to this area of the Luberon go to Loumarin. On this trip we realized that little reference in tourist’s books equals fewer tourists in town. Cucuron has become known as the town with a scene from the movie a Good Year, but other than that label it is very quiet with little traffic.
Le Point is a wonderful small apartment which is at the end of an alley, which is off of another alley. This lends itself to being extremely quiet. You enter the apartment into a large vaulted space which has been made into the main bedroom. A sitting area, kitchen, & patio are on the second level. To get to this second level it is a very steep climb up narrow stairs. The one drawback of this apartment is that it is not for anyone with any sort of mobility problems, and I think the owners have been clear in stating this in their property description.
There is a well equipped small kitchen which will allow you to buy food in town and prepare simple meals in the apartment. A patio is off of the kitchen area. Due to a high wall the only view from the patio is when you stand up or are seated on the small raised area. Both the kitchen & patio look to the southwest over the valley with a wonderful view. The sitting area has a small library & internet radio.
Tuesday is market day in Cucuron – the market being at the e’tang pond featured in the movie, all of a three minute walk from the apartment. The majority of the market is food – fresh vegetables & meats. Tuesday we were able to buy food from the market, ride our rented bikes through the vineyards, make a home cooked meal with fresh ingredients (how about a Southern style mac & cheese with fantastic French cheese!), go up to the highpoint of the town and watch the full moon rise in the valley below, then do a moonlight ride through the vineyards later that night. Cucuron & Le Point is a great place to spend a week.
Staines, United Kingdom
Our first trip to Provence lived up to all my expectations.
Le Point is a wonderful place to stay if you prefer a place with character and history. Matthew Bone and Paule Dulake, the owners, were incredible helpful with all the information they provided us with. It is obvious that Le Point is much loved by the family and used often. Our second week on the coast was in a modern apartment which was great but seemed to lack any soul compared to Le Point. The village of Cucuron is not the prettiest of the Luberon Villages but it is real. Thank goodness if was not full of tourists. We went to the Tuesday market and bought a wonderful array of fresh fruit and vegetables. Fresh tuna from the fish stall. "Alberts" the local butcher was fantastic. We had pizza on our first night from the Pizza Van, very useful. Everyone in the village is friendly, make sure you say "Bonjour Madame - Bonjour Monsieur" it is truly appreciated. Curcuron was perfectly placed for us to visit the other villages, Rousillon is incredible for the Ocre. We loved the Friday market in Lourmarin and so much more. We travelled to the Gorge du Verdon and had a fantastic late lunch at La Provence Hotel before we travelled back home via the Plateau to Vaucluse to see the lavender and wheat fields.
I would recommend Le Point to anyone with soul. If you want modern if won't be for you.
One really quirky thing about Cucuron, the bell chimes twice, on the hour and half hour. I mean twice for each hour and twice for each half hour. You can never forget the time!!!
Manchester, United Kingdom
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful village!
Le Point is fantastic, a really 'quaint' and unusual property. It was kitted out with everything we needed, we especially enjoyed several games of scrabble in the evenings and the Internet radio! Having free wireless access was also much appreciated. It was great having the small terrace and the cottage itself was very cool despite the blistering heat outside! The village of Cucuron is also fantastic, a beautiful village with several bars and restaurants. I would recommend vising L'etang de la Bonde, a swimming late 6km away. The markets on Tuesday mornings and Friday evenings are also worth a visit. We could not have had a more enjoyable holiday, it was perfect!
Cucuron and Le Point are a wonderful discovery
My wife and I and two teenage girls stayed at Le Point for a week in august. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed swimming in the local lake, cycling, canoeing and generally exploring. The house is fairly compact but has loads of character and has wifi which the girls especially appreciated. The terrace is great for relaxing with a book and a drink and has great views.
We loved our holiday and will definitely return.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Cucuron is an excellent destination
If you want to stay in an authentic village, with tourist friendly residents in an old counrty atmosphere, please come to Cucuron. The owner gave us a lot of information and guidance -the house was clean enough and in a wonderful place. The neighborhood is really small and beautiful. There are a number of restaurants and shops and I loved the market day in Cucuron. We will go to Le Point again.