Le Veran - Location

The Location

Scenes from the neighbouring village of Goult.

The house is in quiet countryside of vineyards and orchards, a few minutes from the hill-top villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux and Goult, of which it has a superb view. Other gorgeous villages within 10 minutes are Menerbes, Gordes, Oppede-le-vieux, and Roussillon. This is the special part of the world that reached a wider audience with Peter Mayle's 'A Year in Provence', and the recent movie 'A Good Year', both based in the Luberon.

Goult is a village that has slipped under the radar somehow, and is not a big stop-off for visitors to the Luberon. However, it is everything you would hope for in a Provencal village - honey-coloured houses climbing up to a medieval castle, wide country views, terraces of olive trees and stone shepherd's huts, and great places to eat and drink.

There is a market every day of the week in a neighbouring village, including Thursday mornings in Goult.

From this base you can explore the Luberon, its villages and markets, and close by you will also find AvignonFontaine de VaucluseIsle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux de Provence, St Remy, Aix en Provence, Orange, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, the Camargue, Gorges du Verdon, to name just some of the great days out an easy drive away. The fishing village of Cassis on the Mediterranean is 90 minutes away, and the French Riviera 2-3 hours.

Bonnieux is another of the nearby hill-top villages.



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Noted for:
  • Cafe de la Poste
  • Romanesque church
  • Terraced gardens
  • 4 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • Market day: Thursday