Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Le Mas Des Gardiols, La Cerisaie, a wonderful medieval Provence stone house in the Luberon national reserve, provides guests an authentic Provence living experience. The Luberon home is over three hundred years old, yet retains original beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, tiled floors, and a private trellised courtyard where grape vines wind and roses, lavender, and jasmine perfume the Provence evening.
This Luberon home has been thoughtfully and beautifully restored with Gourmet kitchen, modern baths, extra hot water heaters, brand-new comfortable beds, authentic Provence country antique furnishings, and interior appointments. French doors ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
Maison des Gardiols is located at the edge of a hamlet, Les Gardiols, which is attached to the tiny village of Joucas. A wonderful, peaceful medieval hill village with a market, a café, post office, several nearby restaurants including Michelin rated ones, Aside from the next-door lavender field and vineyard, the house lies among several of the most beautiful villages in France; Roussillon (3k); Gordes (8k); Goult (6K), Menerbes (8) are a few but so many unnamed are just as special . Away from tourists, our renters are able to escape from crowds to a location where they will experience true Provencal living.
Renters frequently ask me if the house is within walking distance of the village. We always walk to Joucas. It's about five minutes to the little market on the main street and even less to the village café. The market has about all one would need for food, vegetables, fruit, plus the daily croissants and baguettes. Mainstreet Joucas is pictured above. A grocery truck passes the house Thursday afternoon and a butcher passes on Friday at 4:30 PM.
Region: You will never have enough time. Some of the most famous and picturesque villages of Provence are just a short drive away. Joucas is located on a plateau amid the perched villages of Roussillon, Gordes, Goult, and Murs. You can hike or bike to all these villages. Nearby Menerbes, Lacoste, Lourmarin and Bonnieux (photo) are listed among France's most beautiful villages. St. Remy, Aix, Nimes, Arles, the Camargue, are easy trips with Monte Carlo and the Cote d Azur also potential regions to explore. The daily village markets, with food, spices, music, and crafts, reflect the region's spirit. Country roads winding through vineyards, lavender and sunflower fields with ancient farmhouses, abbeys and chateaus surprise you at every turn of the road, bathed in a quality of light inspiring artists over centuries. You will find a bridge near Roussillon built by the Romans over 2.000 years ago. And the church in Apt is one of the oldest in the region.
Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or motoring there is always an exciting experience nearby. You can or explore the hundreds of antique shops in France's antique capital on Isle-sur-La Sorgue, or take a canoe trip down the river. Half a dozen excellent golf courses and tennis courts invite you to test your game surrounded by the most spectacular landscapes. Try hot air ballooning; join the fun of bustling village fetes or attend the music and theatre festivals of Avignon where the famous Palais du Papes (photo) is located. And you must stop in Fountaine de Vaucluse, where Petrarch lived for a time and discovered his muse Laura. A wonderful paper mill here and a Santon Musee are also worth a visit
The regional food is amazing. Good food and wine are essential to the French. This region is no exception. You can feast in hundreds of little bistros and refined restaurants in the nearby villages, or just walk down the road. Then again, you might prefer packing your own picnic basket from the wonderful fresh delicacies offered at any of the daily village markets! Pick your favorite wine from any of the dozens of vineyards in the Luberon or nearby Rhone valleys.
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Mountain nearby, Rural retreats