Villa Victoire is located just a couple of minutes’ walk from the pleasant village of Lauris, with all facilities such as a bakery, butcher, newsagent, Post Office, hairdresser, bars, bank etc. Although the villa is situated close to the centre of the village it is set in a quiet and secluded spot somehow giving the feeling of being in the countryside.
This property is just a short drive from lovely villages such as Lourmarin (5km) which is known for being one of the most beautiful villages in France and Cadenet (7km) a typical Provencal village with a castle and great views of the Luberon Mountains. Another village worth a visit is La Tour D’Aigues (23km) and its castle or the town of Pertuis (20km) with its historic past and impressive architecture including numerous fountains, vaulted arches and pretty colourful streets.
The Mediterranean is about 60km away, the nearest point being between the mouth of the Rhone and Marseille.
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|Living area||Large living/dining room with corner sofa, 2 armchairs and a fireplace (not in use). Upright Yamaha piano. Dining area. Sliding door leading to the furnished terrace. Mezzanine above the kitchen and dining area with TV (some English channels: Sky News, BBC World news), DVD player, hi-fi and two sofas (one 3-seater and one armchair). Office corner.|
|Kitchen||Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, oven, microwave, 4 induction hob, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. French door to terrace. Utility room with washing machine, dryer, freezer, iron and ironing board.|
Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with double bed (140cm).
Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom.
Bedroom 4: Double bedroom with Queen size bed (160cm x 200cm) and en suite shower room.
Bedroom 5: Large double bedroom.
Access from both bedrooms to a small sun terrace with table, 2 chairs and great views.
|Bathroom(s)||Ground floor: Separate bathroom with bath and 2 washbasins. Separate wc.
First floor: Shower room ensuite to bedroom with Queen size bed. Separate wc.
|Exterior||Enclosed garden located behind the villa. Access via electric gates. Terrace with outdoor furniture, parasol, sunloungers. Gas barbecue. Five parking spaces. Swings, slide and Wendy house.|
|Pool||Pool size: 8 x 5m. Depth: 1.4 – 2m. Security system: Electric cover. Steps. There are a few steps down from the terrace to the pool area.|
|Changeover day||Saturday. Check-in between 4-8pm. Late arrivals can be arranged but must be requested at least a month in advance. Check-out before 10am.|
|Included in the rent||Bed linen, towels (not pool towels) and tea towels.
Water and electricity.
|Other charges||Obligatory charges payable on arrival
Refundable security deposit: 1000€ (cash) refunded on departure.
|Other information||Two cots (bedding can be provided), highchair and highchair booster available. Please request at the time of booking.
Cleaning: The property must be left clean (kitchen, dishes done and put away, bins emptied and all linen put together). Failing that a charge may apply.
Small pets only accepted.
No smoking in the property.
|Nearest airport(s)||Marseille: One hour (69km). Avignon: 45 minutes (49km).
Train station: Aix en Provence TGV: 45 minutes (53km). Avignon TGV: 1 hour (68km).
|Shops||Restaurants, bars, bakery, butchers, newsagent, pharmacy, convenience store, florist, hairdresser, Post Office etc in Lauris (2-3 minutes on foot) and Loumarin (10 minutes’ drive). Supermarket in Puyvert (5 minutes’ drive).|
Places to visit nearby
Provencal markets in Lauris every Monday or Cadenet (7km), market on Tuesday in Cucuron (15km), Friday in Lourmarin (7km) – particularly recommended.
On Saturday there is a market in Apt, the largest and best market in the area. It takes up the whole town, but the nicest part is towards the Place de la Bouquerie.
Please note that in summer, it can take a bit of time to find a place to park
DAY TRIP IDEAS:
COLORADO PROVENCAL (45 min): A unique and colourful desert scenery with yellow and red rock formations in former ochre-mining quarries. This unusual area is perfect for walking with several kilometres of footpaths.
THE OCHRE TRAIL (50 min): Located after Apt, in Rustrel which is a tiny village dominated by a 17th Century chateau. Other activities include walking, fishing, man-made lake, cultural events, summer festivals and jazz concerts.
PARC ZOOLOGIQUE DE LA BARBEN ZOO 40 min): Wild animal park, with 130 species and 700 animals including elephants, leopards, camels, rhino, etc on rural plateau with 9km of walking trails.
PARC NATUREL REGIONAL DU LUBERON (40 min): This is a region of stunning natural beauty in Alpes de Haute Provence with superb varied scenery and outstanding views wherever you decide to look. To the north you will find the wild mountain scenery of the Vaucluse hills and famous Mont Ventoux. To the south the amazing oak and pine covered slopes of the Luberon Mountains. The Luberon valley is dotted with vineyards, cherry orchards and lavender fields enhanced by stunning hill-top villages.
This region is also renowned for its quality restaurants and locally produced fruit, cheeses, honey and many other irresistible delights. You will also find many very good local vineyards producing excellent Cotes du Luberon and Cotes de Ventoux with tastings available at all the small Domains as well as the two big Cave Cooperatives.
Colourful Provencal fabrics and beautiful table linen are also available in the charming local markets along with a large variety of pottery. A number of the villages have art galleries where you can view and buy from local artists.
LE VILLAGE DES AUTOMATES (35 min): Attraction park with automatic characters depicting fairy tales but also lots of activities including water-play, paddling cars, zip-wire, acrobatic paths, etc. There are also lots of lovely picnic areas.
AIX EN PROVENCE: (45 min). A lively and very appealing town with numerous restaurants near the famous Cours Mirabeau, markets on most week-days where you can sample regional produce including the Calissons d’Aix (delicious marzipan based confectionery). One not to be missed is the flower market at Place de l’Hotel every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. There are many wonderful art galleries all within walking distance from one another in the centre of Aix, shops, music and much more!
Select Villas offer a range of three to six bedroom properties in this area with various different facilities. All our villas are great for family groups or friends holidaying together so please message us for more details