Bastide de Lavande
A classic Provençal villa, restored with loving attention to every authentic detail, this splendid mansion can accommodate up to 16 adults and 12 children, and provides masses of living and entertaining space for families of every shape and size. Each room has been designed for Provence family living – from the kitchen, which boasts a restaurant-sized range, to the adjoining jardin d’hiver with its original wood-fired bread oven, to the dining tables, which can seat up to 28. There’s also a spacious terrace, a library and a grand salon looking onto the gardens and lavender fields of Provence beyond. Upstairs there are two fantastic kids’ dormitories and several charming adult bedrooms that boast lovely antique furniture.
Our Favorite Things About this Villa
- The rich history: built in 1746, this superb Haut Provençal retreat was once a stronghold of high-ranking officers in the Franco-Spanish war
- It’s a great location for active sports, hiking and off-road biking
- The spacious outdoor area and glamorous pool
About Your Hosted Villas Provence Vacation
After helping you decide which of our Provence villa rentals will fit your group best, your Experience Manager will begin the vacation planning process. By talking to you to get an understanding of everything you’re looking for in your Provence trip, your Experience manager will create an itinerary, personally customized for you. Whatever you desire in your Provence villa vacation, our team will arrange it: transportation, babysitters, cooking classes, birthday celebrations, private tours – the list goes on and on.
Once you arrive in Provence, your Hosted Villas experience begins when your Local Host takes over—our staff members who live, work and have a wealth of insider knowledge about Provence. Upon arrival at your luxurious Provence villa rental, you are greeted with a buffet of local treats and delicacies—the ideal way to relax after a long journey and kick off your vacation.
Our Local Hosts are what truly set us apart from the rest. They aren’t just the typical on-site concierges. They don’t just serve as tour guides. We think of our Local Hosts as so much more. Using the Provence vacation itineraries you created with your Experience Manager, our Local Hosts get to really know and build relationships with our guests so they can serve as more of a friend in the area. They are in essence your Provence guide, concierge, translator, trouble-shooter and guarantee that your Hosted Villas stay will be nothing short of brilliant, every time. Why just visit Provence, when you can truly experience it?
You can find shopping and restaurants in local village, just five minutes away. The market towns of Banon, Apt, and Forcalquier are 10-30-minute trips. Gordes and central Luberon are just 35 minutes away.