Le Pantaleon, Gordes, Provence

Spacious and impressive Provence house near Gordes


Le Pantaleon is a big 2-bedroom Provence rental house close to the lovely village of Gordes. In a very peaceful setting, with a lot of space for two couples, heated pool and countryside views. It is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Living Rooms

The living room is very comfortable with leather sofas and Ames chairs round the fireplace, writing desk and library, and a splash of contemporary art on the walls.


The kitchen, dining room and balcony with dining table.

In a second living room, the breakfast room (below right) there is a wall of glass and TV.


Writing desk in living room, and the breakfast room with TV.

The kitchen is very well equipped, with dual ovens, gas stove, dishwasher, American fridge-freezer, and all the cooking implements you could hope for. In the summer you will usually want to eat outside, on the balcony which overlooks the pool, or in another shaded spot.


Provencal dining room and kitchen.

The house is a treasure trove of art and Provencal artifacts, the dining room in particular with its Provence crockery, curiosities and objets trouvés.


There are two double bedrooms, one upstairs, and one on the lower ground pool level. Each with en suite bathroom.


Bedroom 1 upstairs, with its en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 1 (above) has a 1.8m-wide bed (6ft), TV, and terrace with 180-degree views of the surrounding countryside. It also has air conditioning. The en suite bathroom comprises bathtub and wetroom-type shower, basin and WC.


Bedroom 2 and its bathroom with shower.

Bedroom 2 (above) opens on to the swimming pool area, and is like an artist's studio, large and light, and decked with paintings. There is an open-plan bathroom with walk-in shower. The WC is separate. The bed is 1.5m wide (5ft). This bedroom is accessed by stairs down from the ground floor and so is private from the rest of the house.


Bedroom 2 looking out and as seen from the pool area.

Garden & Pool


The swimming pool is 10m long and has comfortable seating on sunloungers with mattresses, and tables for meals or drinks. There is also a 1-bedroom rental house on the grounds, and if that is rented, its occupants have use of the pool. The pool can be heated at a cost of 100 euros per week.

To the side of the pool, in a lush dell of semi-tropical foliage, is another dining table - you can't have too many al fresco dining options. By the pool is a summer kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.

Right at the top is the terrace of bedroom 1 with its view of the Luberon and three of the most beautiful villages (right).



Above is the balcony closest to the kitchen and overlooking the pool.

The owners spend the summer months in another house on the same grounds but well away from Le Pantaleon, so you are not aware of it, with its own access from the road and separate parking. They are available if you have any problems or need any advice on restaurants, villages, events, etc. The owners have two well-behaved and friendly dogs.

The Location

Gordes, 4 miles away, is one of the most beautiful villages in France.

The house is in quiet and beautiful countryside, right in the Golden Triangle of the Luberon, with the closest villages Gordes, 4 miles away, and Goult, 2.5 miles away.

Around the house you will find cherry trees where you can eat your fill in May and June, and a total calm broken only by birdsong and the choir of cicadas. You can wonder the hilltop behind the house and discover stone structures of antiquity - dolmen, borie, menhir, a Roman path - and get to the village of Gordes across country in 45 minutes.

Gordes and Goult are two of the most striking villages of Provence. Gordes is the most majestic of the Luberon hill-top villages, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and cultural events, while Goult is a relatively unknown treasure, with good eateries and a beautifully preserved old neighbourhood with bakery, butcher, grocery store.

Close by are all the other notable hill-top villages like Menerbes, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Goult, Oppede le vieux, and Roussillon. Each is 10-15 minutes away, and Lourmarin is 30 minutes.

Fontaine de Vaucluse and the antiques capital of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue are 15 minutes away, the medieval city of Avignon is 40 minutes, and within an hour or so are Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Arles, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

You'll find a market every day at a different village, including the one in Gordes on Tuesday mornings.

Scenes from the village of Goult, which is 2.5 miles away.



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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Senanque Abbey
  • Village des Bories
  • 19 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • ATM
  • Market day: Tuesday

Weekly Rates

June2200 euros
July - August2800 euros
September2200 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, internet, 2 x 2 hours cleaning per week and end-of-stay clean. The pool can be heated at a cost of 100 euros per week.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable on arrival.

There is a refundable security deposit of 800 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods run from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am for 1 week. For 2-week rentals, please note that rentals start on Saturday and end on the second Friday.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The house is for a maximum of 4 people. There is a minimum age limit of 12 years old. Pets and smoking are not allowed in the house.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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