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Este é um de um quarto alojamento de dois andares. É uma casa de vila do século 17 totalmente restaurado em uma tranqüila, praça cheia de luz em Lourmarin, amplamente reconhecido como uma das mais belas aldeias da França. Há um amplo alojamento para um casal (e uma criança pequena). O primeiro andar tem uma sala de estar, sala de jantar e cozinha dando para um terraço pequeno virada para sul com vista para a igreja da vila e uma fonte. O segundo andar é composto por um quarto com vigas de carvalho com uma pequena casa de banho privativa. A casa está totalmente e confortavelmente mobilados com uma mistura de antiguidades, peças de arte, bric-à-brac e um monte de livros.
Lourmarin - 'Uma das mais belas aldeias': A vila tem uma excelente palácio renascentista. Totalmente restaurado, é aberto ao público e abriga uma fundação de artes que patrocina eventos culturais durante todo o ano. A vila também tem várias galerias de arte e as melhores características de Provence: as esplanadas, um grande mercado semanal, jogos de petanca, da agitação da vida da aldeia. A paisagem montanhosa circundante é muito bonita, e as estradas secundárias e caminhos são ótimos para vaguear sobre, seja a pé, mountain bike ou a cavalo. Dentro de 10 minutos de carro há de escalada, canoagem e natação. Há também vinícolas, e vários produtores de alimentos orgânicos para visitar.
O Parque Natural Luberon Regional: Lourmarin está no parque Luberon Natural Regional, que é famosa por sua beleza e história. A aldeia fica no lado sul da faixa de Luberon de colinas, na entrada do vale que separa a Petit (ocidental) Luberon do Grand (de Brasília), e está idealmente situado para explorar alguns dos vales escondidos e "empoleirado" no topo da colina aldeias da região. Norte de aqui reside a 13ª abadia cisterciense do século de Sénanque e seus campos de lavanda, as aldeias de Gordes e Bonnieux, as pedreiras de ocre e ocre cor de casas em Roussillon.
As principais atracções turísticas: é fácil chegar a cidade murada de Avignon e sua medieval Palais des Papes (Palácio Papal '), e da bela cidade termal de Aix-en-Provence, com muitas esplanadas com sombra na calçada e excelentes lojas. Outros bons passeios de um dia incluem Arles, com seu anfiteatro romano ea catedral medieval, e Marselha, que tem oportunidades para passeios de barco e mergulho, assim como as vinhas Côtes-du-Rhône de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas e Vacqueyras.
Você também pode ir para o oeste e visitar a Camargue, uma natureza única zona húmida preservar - um paraíso para observadores de aves e amantes da natureza.
Our stay at La Petite Maison a Loumarin was a wondering step back in time and place, a gentle mix of medieval Provence amid a convenient and historic setting.
Our accommodations repected their past - low beamed ceilings, winding stairways and ancient windows, yet affording us many conveniences, roomy living and sleeping areas, a full kitchen and dining area, and even a washer and dryer secluded in the stone-walled cellar below.
The patio balcony overlooking the church and its fountain found us enjoying coffee each morning and relaxing each evening while church bells rang and children played in the narrow Loumarin alleys. With downhill walks to Loumarin's shops and cafe's and uphill returns, we walked in the footsteps of medieval Provence with nairy a care and full of joie de vie.
Tom and Lisa a la Nouvelle Orleans
My husband and I recently spent 6 nights in La Petite Maison. It is a small, 2 floor apartment in a historic 17th century building. We nicknamed it our little hobbit house. You enter the apartment up a set of narrow steps to a landing where there is space for a small table and 2 chairs, overlooking the gurgling fountain in front of the church. If you are lucky, there is parking in front.
The apartment consists of two large rooms - downstairs is the living room/kitchen and upstairs a large bedroom with a small bathroom carved out of one corner. The ceiling height is quite low in a number of areas, including the stairs, bathroom and shower. There is shared laundry with a washer and dryer in a cellar room, accessed from the street out front.
The apartment furnishings seem to be in a time capsule, with old cassette tapes and dated books on the shelves. The kitchen is well stocked with a mishmash of plates, glasses and cutlery, plenty of pots and pans, but only a toaster oven and 2 burner hot plate for cooking. There was an American-style coffee maker as well as a French press. Also a kettle and a toaster. The fridge is tiny!!! I’m only 5’5” and I had to stoop to get things in and out.
A word of warning for anyone staying in Lourmarin - the bells strike on the hour and half hour all day and all night, with a special, extended ringing for some reason or another at seven in the morning and in the evening!
While we enjoyed our stay, we thought the apartment could use some TLC and upgrading. The electrical was of concern with flickering lights and multiple plugs into one outlet. The apartment just seemed to need some attention. The water left a rust coloured stain on the towels – we can only imagine what it left in our hair!
The Wifi worked very well.
The weekly market, held Friday mornings, is not to be missed. Wonderful selection of a myriad of things. Lots of cute shops and restaurants in Lourmarin. It was a great base for touring the Luberon area and easy access to the Marseille airport.
Communication with the owners was very good. However, they were out of town when we visited and our contact, a local woman, was unable to respond to our texts or phone calls, and for some reason our emails. Made us a bit nervous when we confirmed, as requested, a few days before, but never got a response.
Of the three apartments we rented during our recent visit to France, this was the only one we would not return to nor recommend.
Vierzehn wunderbar entspannte Tage haben wir in "La Petite Maison" im schönen Lourmarin verbracht. Wir haben uns sofort ganz zu Hause gefühlt. Das kleine Haus ist wohnlich eingerichtet und gemütlich. Für ein Paar ist es ideal. Es liegt im ruhigen Teil von Lourmarin, am Kirchplatz. Gegenüber plätschert der Dorfbrunnen, auf den man vom Balkon aus schaut. In weniger als 5 Minuten ist man aber im lebendigen Dorfzentrum, z.B. um frisches Baguette für das Frühstück zu kaufen. Lourmarin liegt am Fuße des ganz urspünglichen Luberon-Gebirges, in dem man herrliche Wanderungen unternehmen kann. Die Ortschaften der Gegend sind malerisch, aber weit weniger überlaufen als die bekannten Touristenziele wie etwa Roussillon. Ein Internet-Anschluss ermöglicht den Kontakt z.B. mit der Firma. Über Satelitenfernsehen sind alle deutschen Programme zu empfangen. Das Haus ist eine typische südfranzösische Dorfwohnung mit großem Charme, aber eben mit den dazugehörigen niedrigen Decken und Türstöcken. Übergroße Zeitgenossen müssen also etwas Acht geben. In der schalen Gasse findet man nur schwer einen Parkplatz, ganz in der Nähe am Dorfrand gibt es aber genug Parkplätze. Vorteil: die Gasse ist sehr ruhig. Wir jedenfalls planen, La Petite Maison zu unserem Standardquartier in der Provence zu machen.
H+H Bad Honnef, Deutschland
After a week of screaming Mistral and six degree temperatures, Josie and I arrived in Lourmarin. The sun was out, the wind was down, and we warmed up on the Terrace of the Cafe de la Fontaine.
In the days that followed we drove to various villages and chateaux, but the high point of each day was the return to La Petite Maison. We stayed in Lourmarin on Friday for the weekly market. We bought Mediterranean oysters, farmer's bread, and Luberon wine. Sitting on the on the porch in the Autumn sunlight, watching the the village life unfold in the square below us, we ate, drank, and felt utterly and completely content.
Josie and I have rented various houses and apartments in France for over 25 years. Our stay in this house was the best ever. The location, comfort, and beauty of the place are incomparable.
The only caveat I can offer is this: the lovely stairway to the bedchamber requires a tall person to duck his head a bit, as does the door to the bath, but this is more of a quirk than a problem. The ceiling height in both rooms was more than adequate.
I spent a month at La Petite Maison after discovering the property online. It was exactly as I had pictured it -- very charmingly Provencal. I found the people in the village itself very friendly and helpful, making my stay comfortable and a thoroughly positive experience. Lourmarin has abundant cafes and restaurants but, I was able to prepare many of my meals in the well equipped kitchen. There are also great boutiques and art galleries in the village. Joseph and Elizabeth answered all my questions before my arrival (as well as during my stay) and even helped me to arrange transportation between the airport and the village. This is a clean, well laid out apartment in a very beautiful part of France -- a great place to relax and unwind.
As a business professional, I travel frequently for business and try to travel internationally for pleasure. Finding La Petite Maison on-line was by pure chance. Even before my trip, interactions with the owners, Joe and Elisabeth were prompt and helpful. Upon arrival in Lourmarin, Joe met me, lead me to the apartment and made certain that I was aware of all the facets of this delightful accommodation. This charming 16th century house immediately felt like home. From the well equipped kitchen, dining and living area to the second floor spacious bedroom, everything I needed was available to make my stay comfortable. As I had not realized that internet connection was available - this added convenience was a great surprise. Elisabeth made sure that I had directions to not only a local market but a much more comprehensive one nearby. The village of Lourmarin is not only picturesque but offers a range of restaurants for most palates. Art galleries abound as well as historical sites and everything in the town is within walking distance. A little over an hours drive in any direction is sufficient to provide activities each day - from markets to awesome scenery to Roman ruins to vineyards or olive oil producers. I have been to Provence before but my stay in this self-catering accommodation was by far the most relaxing and pleasant I have experienced. I would happily recommend La Petite Maison to a friend, relative or anyone who is searching for a 'home away from home'. Thank you, Joe and Elisabeth!!
Lourmarin, foi designado pelo Conselho de Turismo francês como "uma das mais belas aldeias da França '. Muitos escritores e artistas viveram aqui, entre eles Camus, que é enterrado no cemitério da aldeia. A aldeia é também conhecida por suas dezesseis restaurantes, incluindo Reine Sammut de 'La Fenière' (uma estrela Michelin). Reine está entre o talentoso poucos a ganhar o cobiçado título de "Melhor Chef Mulher em França». Lourmarin é muito visitada pela sua atmosfera animada e lojas chiques. É também uma excelente base para explorar Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, as aldeias Luberon e Camargue.
Outras atividades: degustação de vinhos, lojas gourmet e restaurantes, galerias de arte, campos de lavanda
Please contact owners for winter & long-term rates. All prices are given in Euros but can be paid in US$, Euros or GB£. Prices include all linen and towels, entry & exit cleaning, 24-hour WiFi and all taxes.
Our guests pay a 50% deposit at the time of booking, with the remainder due one month before arrival. Payment can be made using a credit or debit card through Paypal, or by direct transfer (Euros) or by check in Euros, US$ or GB£.