Le Refuge

Menerbes, Provence

Sleeps 2 •  Bedrooms 1 •  Bathrooms 1



A wonderful place

Rated 5 out of 5
11th October 2019

We really enjoyed the stay in this beautiful place. The house is situated in a beautiful forest and it is quiet and peaceful. Thanks Marie!

Maria from Austria
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PAOLO'S VIEW: “Rustic hideaway for a romantic couple in a 'secret valley' near Menerbes”

The Location
The house is 1.5 miles from the village of Menerbes.

Menerbes rises up like a ship from the sea of vineyards that run along the Luberon valley and is officially one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France'. Menerbes has two levels. On the mid-level are restaurants, cafe, bakery and grocery store. And on the top level you can stroll past grand houses with magnificent views to north and south, as well as the Maison de la Truffe et du Vin (House of Wine and Truffles), where you can buy produce and also have lunch in the beautiful garden. Market day in Menerbes is Thursday mornings from April to October.

From Menerbes you can get to the other picture-perfect hill-top villages of the north Luberon within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede-le-vieux and Goult. Within an hour are the must-sees of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St-Remy, Les Baux-de-Provence and Arles.

Full Amenities
Log fire  
Washing machine  
Hair dryer  
Parking on premises  
Pets considered  
Weekly Rates
18 Dec 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
01 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
01 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
01 Sep 2024 - 30 Sep 2024
01 Oct 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
18 Dec 2024 - 06 Jan 2025
01 Apr 2025 - 30 Apr 2025
01 May 2025 - 30 Jun 2025
01 Jul 2025 - 31 Aug 2025
01 Sep 2025 - 30 Sep 2025
01 Oct 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
Property Rental Policies
  • Included in the rates: utilities, bedlinen, towels, WiFi internet, visitor tax, after-stay clean.

  • To book: 30% booking deposit, with the balance payment due on arrival.

  • Rental periods: 7 nights minimum.

  • Refundable damage deposit: 200 euros.

  • Cancellation: if you have to cancel, we will try to re-book your dates, and refund the amount recovered (minus bank charges).

  • Maximum occupancy: 2. This property is not suitable for children.

  • Dogs would be considered at this property.

  • All properties are non-smoking.

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Guest Reviews

Utter bliss

Rated 5 out of 5
16th June 2018

If you are lucky enough to find Le Refuge on the internet you won’t regret booking. We spent a week of utmost peace and tranquility at this accommodation which has been lovingly restored by Marie who is a most welcoming host. She has done an absolutely amazing job of making her home and accommodation next to it a place of serenity and beauty. Laying in the hammock listening to only the birds and wildlife whilst looking at the greenery and flowers and smelling the jasmine bushes on a daily was bliss. Well done Marie. You are an inspiration to others and we wish you the best for the future. Until we meet again ! Diane and David

Diane from England

Perfect for me, I am a writer poet vegetarian.

Rated 5 out of 5
7th November 2017

I just went for an advance view of the house not to stay initially. I was very impressed, met the lady owner Marie, and will certainly rent and recommend.

Finn from Ireland

A hidden gem

Rated 5 out of 5
2nd September 2017

If you find this little gem when you are searching the web you are in luck! It is a delightful and unusual and full of character. Marie has given a lot of thought to aesthetics, both inside and outside. The rooms are cosy and clean, and then outside there are several outdoor areas, each with their own style to be enjoyed. There is true peace and quiet here. Marie is friendly and fun but never obtrusive.

The local area is a joy – so much to see – hilltop villages, markets, beautiful scenery and plenty of places to go walking or cycling and of course, eating!

It was perfect for the two of us – highly recommended.

Jo and Chris from Oxfordshire UK

A Hidden Gem

Rated 5 out of 5
13th May 2017

I eyed this rental for several years before booking – I was mesmerized by how fascinating & magical the setting appeared to be. On my first trip to visit Marie in 2015, I was not disappointed. The photos cannot begin to evoke the true experience of the place. In addition to the rental itself, there are extensive gardens and various levels to explore both above and beneath the property. I immediately fell in love with it – so much so that I’ve returned every year since, each year deepening my friendship with Marie. The accommodations are very well appointed, and the exterior spaces – upper and lower resting places so tranquil for those days one wishes to just luxuriate in feeling truly at peace, so removed from the hurried pace of modern life. Marie has a heart of gold and is so helpful from the moment one arrives – with many great insights and suggestions with regards to things to see and do – in addition to generous time lingering in shared conversation over a glass of wine. Though off the beaten track, requiring faith in taking the various rough roads to enter the property, one realizes its those various secret roads that keep the property away from the throes of other tourists. That said, Menerbes is just ten miinutes away and easily accessed with its regular market on Thursday mornings. This location works well as a base to venture to other areas such as Gordes, Rouissillon, Lourmarins, Bonnieux, LaCoste (just across the valley), Oppede, Oppede le Vieux (a fav of mine) and so many of the dear hilltop towns of this area. I actually feel more at oeace while visiting Marie and Le Refuge than I do at my home in the States. If it is an experience like no other. Though I missed my trip this year owing to the passing of my husband, I can’t wait to return next Spring. I’ve enjoyed the experience in May – with bountiful blooms of so many different flowers – as well in September – when the summer crowds have subsided and the golden glow of oncoming fall hints a bit cooler temperatures at night but still very warm days for adventure. To me, Le Refuge is a bit of heaven on Earth. Highly recommend – you won’t be disappointed!!!

La Tete Rouge from Rochester, NY USA