Luxury villa rental in the Luberon, South of France

Luberon

Staying in a luxury villa rental in the Luberon, places you in the midst of a National Park composed of three mountain ranges that form the heart of Provence and contains many charming hilltop villages and river valley hamlets.

Villages such as Lourmarin, Gordes, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon bring romantic images to mind, but other lesser known towns and villages such as Mirabeau, where the iconic French films 'Jean de Florette' and 'Manon des Sources' were filmed are also waiting to be explored. It is a perfect place to relax, discover vineyards, cycle, fish or go mountain climbing.





Luberon  Provence rentals

The Luberon is the heart of Provence, its sundrenched landscapes dotted with hilltop medieval villages, castles, forts and ancient ruins.

There is a deep sense of history, yet at the same time the region is wonderfully wild and beautiful, a place where you can spend a peaceful day walking or biking along quiet trails, through oak and cedar forests and among fields of wild thym and rosemary.

Overflowing with character, the Luberon National Park offers a sweet dolce vita climate, pure clean air, the mauve splashes of lavender; the subtle nuances of green from vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and natures wilderness; the flamboyant ochres and the austere white of the limestone hills.

And this is the living Luberon, where everything goes back to man's relationship with the basic elements. The dry stone walls, the bories, the imposing bastides, the villages perched precaiously on hillsides. A harmony carved out over the millenia.

In the last two decades the Luberon has become known in the English-speaking world especially through a series of books by British author Peter Mayle chronicling his life as an expatriate settled in the Luberon village of Ménerbes. One of Mayle's books was made into a film A Good Year (2006) directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and filmed in the region.

In more precise terms the Luberon is the name given to a range of mountains running about 34 miles (55km) roughly eastward from Cavillon to Manosque. The region has been designated as a park "le Parc Régional du Luberon' that is divided into the Petit Luberon to the west, and the grand Luberon to the east. UNESCO classified the Luberon as a worldwide Biosphere Reserve in 1997.


The Sénanque abbey near Gordes was founded in 1148, its monks cultivate lavender and to honey bees to this day.

 

List of locations in this region :

Ansouis

Ansouis Provence rentals

Provence Emotional Escapes presents Ansouis a traditional perched village in the Luberon, South of France.

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Apt

Apt Provence rentals

Apt rests in a valley between the Massif of Luberon and the Vaucluse Mountain Range. The city of Apt was founded in 45 BC on the orders of Julius Caesar. The old town is centered around the 11th century cathedral, on what was once an island between two branches of one of the five rivers that cross Apt.

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Bonnieux

Bonnieux Provence rentals

The village of Bonnieux is perched on a narrow, steep ridge, rising up from a flat plain to the 12th-century "Eglise Haute" church at the top with its high, pointed steeple...

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Cadenet

Cadenet Provence rentals

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Gargas

Gargas Provence rentals

Should you choose to stay in Gargas with Just Provence, you would be within easy reach of all the sights Luberon has to offer. The perched villages of Roussillon, Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Oppède are within easy reach.

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Gordes

Gordes Provence rentals

Gordes offers more commodities than other Provençal villages of similar size. It has a wide selection of restaurants, spas and shops from the family friendly to the exclusive range of products. Provence emotional Escapes offers a wide selection of luxury villa rentals in and around the village of Gordes.

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Joucas

Joucas Provence rentals

Joucas is one of many perched tiny villages in Luberon.Its first mention in history comes in the 10th century but roman ruins found in the village hint at a much older human presence. If you come here from the thronged tourist sites, you'll welcome the calm beauty of Joucas, its refurbished buildings and tiny step-streets that climb up through the village right to the top.

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Lacoste

Lacoste Provence rentals

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Lourmarin

Lourmarin Provence rentals

Situated in the heart of the Luberon National Park, Lourmarin's numerous outdoor cafes, boutiques, art galleries and fine restaurants sets it apart from many other villages in the region. Lourmarin is renowned as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France"...

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Ménerbes

Ménerbes Provence rentals

Ménerbes is set on a ridge of the Petit Luberon commanding panoramic views over the vineyards, cherry orchards and the tranquil countryside of the Luberon National Park. From various vantage points you can see across the wide green valley, the villages of Gordes, Goult and Roussillon to the north, and the Luberon massif to the south.

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Murs

Murs Provence rentals

Sitting atop a rocky hill, surrounded by the Luberon Valley and with a rich heritage. Murs dominates the fertile plains and is a gem of a village where one can stay and discover the heart of Provence.

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Oppède-le-Vieux

Oppède-le-Vieux Provence rentals

Oppède-le-Vieux is dramatically built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the forest valley of the Petit Luberon...

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Pertuis

Pertuis Provence rentals

Pertuis is an opulent town on the rich plain of the Durance, at the southern edge of the Vaucluse. Called the "Porte du Luberon", it's also known as the capital of the Pays d'Aigues.

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Roussillon

Roussillon Provence rentals

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Saignon

Saignon Provence rentals

Perched on a hillside 4 kilometres from the small farming town of Apt, Saignon remains an unspoiled Provençal village which is believed to be one of the 10 oldest villages in France. It enjoys panoramic views over the Luberon National Park.

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