The surroundings of the holiday home

A beautiful location, the house is centrally located in the “PARC NATUREL DU LUBERON”, a beautiful nature park, the ideal location for a fascinating nature walk or a challenging bike ride in the heart of the real Provence. Apt is located in the Luberon region (Vaucluse department). A region is known for its rich culture, the summer festivals in the cities of Avignon (Medieval Papal City) and Orange (Roman Heritage) are world-famous.

The various authentic mountain villages where time has stood still are the ideal backdrop for the various holiday homes. The Mont Ventoux looks on defiantly and invites you to an ascent by bicycle or, for the less experienced, “by car”. From the top of this bald giant of Provence you get a magnificent view of the sea, the Alps and the Rhone.

Located (Provence – Vaucluse – Luberon) close to all the most famous and beautiful Provencal villages such as Gordes (15min.), Lourmarin (15min.), Ménerbes (30min.), Apt (5min.), Bonnieux (15min.), Lacoste (15min.) etc.

The best-known larger cities such as Avignon, Aix en Provence … are also within easy reach.

Apt (2km)

proclaimed 1 of “les plus beaux villages de France” is known for its charming pedestrian alleys and the very cozy authentic market on Saturday morning. Wide choice of Provencal restaurants, nice shops and inviting terraces. Also just outside the center are all department stores where you can do all the shopping for a cozy barbecue.

Roussilon (9km)

The “Ocher City” is truly unique and definitely worth a visit. The many ocher mines provide a magnificent spectacle due to their whimsical shapes and their beautiful red color. Tip: wear shoes that can be dirty, the red fabric will inevitably stick. An ideal backdrop for taking beautiful photos

Gordes (18,5km)

Probably the most famous village again on top of a hill is really beautiful. All houses here are obligatory built from “borie stones” (stones from old sheep stables), which makes the whole exceptionally beautiful. A downside is that the huge tourist flow can make for a very busy affair and that the local catering industry benefits from this by charging very high prices.

Bonnieux (11,9km)

Typical mountain village with very nice authentic restaurants (La Bastide de Capelongue, Le Fournil, L’Arôme, La gare de Bonnieux ..) and various possibilities for beautiful walks such as in the Foret de Cèdres.

Lacoste (16km)

Known for its partially rebuilt ruins of the infamous castle once owned by the Marquis De Sade and now owned by noted designer Pierre Cardin.

Saignon (4,6km)

A very charming hilltop village a few minutes from Apt and has some very renowned inexpensive restaurants.

Buoux (7km)

Small minuscule mountain village with the attraction “the former fortress of Buoux”

Lourmarin (17km)

The current residence of Peter Mayle who made the Luberon region world-famous with his book “One Year in the Provence” with the result that this is now the most visited region of France. A negative point is the accompanying price increase of houses, which has ensured that, after the French Riviera, the “Luberon” is the most expensive region in France for building and/or purchasing a house or building plot. Life on the other hand, such as the prices of food and drinks in the various restaurants is usually a lot cheaper than in Belgium.

Ménerbes (20,5km)

One of the most famous perched villages of the Luberon, perhaps also one of the most beautiful! Highly recommended.

L’Isle-sur-la-sorgue (29km)

The second (nr 1 is Paris) largest antique center in France. Numerous antique dealers and the wonderful Sunday antique market, as well as some very good restaurants and the various canals that lead the emerald green Sorgue through the authentic town make L’Isle-sur-la-sorgue the “Venice of the Comtat Venaissin”.

Avignon (50km)

The culture city par excellence! It is not without reason that this pope city has been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List with its enormous artistic heritage and its world-famous theater festival.

Be sure to visit the Palais des Papes.

Orange (53km)

Like Avignon, this city with its Roman monuments is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Very pleasant alleys in the old town make for the ideal city walk. Open-air performances have been given in the ancient theater for more than a century and a half.

Aix-en-Provence (54km)

This very pleasant city, known as the home of the famous painter Paul Cézanne, is now an ideal mix of a modern city with a classical city due to the many students due to its old quarter with its 17th and 18th-century character. Beautiful mansions, authentic squares, stately avenues, and unique fountains are now the backdrop for the students in the many cafes and terraces. Aix is ​​also an ideal shopping city.

Marseille (79km)

This oldest city in France is now a picturesque ensemble of cordiality, culture and a very extensive commercial center. The many immigrants with their own villages and markets make for a fantastic Mediterranean melting pot. The Vieux Port is the beating heart of the city, be sure to taste a delicious bouillabaisse in one of the many typical fish restaurants near the harbor. Le Panier is a neighborhood with its Mediterranean features. Watch out for the pickpockets!

Outside the city, after a fifteen-minute drive you enter the paradise world “Les Calanques”, a clear blue sea with beautiful coves and snow-white rocks.

Arles (99km)

Capital and entrance gate of “la Camargue”, known for the beautiful Roman arena with its bullfights. Of course, the stamp that Vincent Van Gogh printed (or painted) on this city is clearly visible. Recently Arles has become the city of Photography.

Les Baux-De-Provence (59km)

This breathtaking rock-cut location is a popular tourist attraction, flanked by a dizzying ravine. In summer usually too busy for a visit.

Abbaye de Sénanque (28km)

Probably the most photographed abbey (just outside Gordes), known for the beautiful lavender fields in front.

Vaison-la-Romaine (73km)

Roman ruins, the medieval upper town, the cloister of the old cathedral … a nice place with many Roman remains … a true dream for the historian.

Mont Ventoux (56km)

The Provencal giant and great love of our cycling tourists.