Villa Saumane - Location

The Location


Senanque Abbey, Isle sur la Sorgue and Gordes.

The villa is in the quiet village of Saumane de Vaucluse, which is a perched village of the Luberon, with a 14th century chateau, 12th century Romanesque church and vestiges of ramparts. There are picturesque little cobbled streets and great views.

The nearest place with amenities is Fontaine de Vaucluse 3 miles away, and 5 miles away is the wonderful little town of l'Isle sur la Sorgue, which is full of restaurants and shops, as well as being France's antiques capital.

The other perched hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Goult, and Oppede le vieux are all 15-25 minutes away.

The medieval city of Avignon is 30 minutes, and within an hour are Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

You can make a comfortable day-trip to the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

Saumane is also known for its very good golf course (with tennis too) at Provence Country Club, which is 5 minutes away.


Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur la Sorgue both owe their existence to the beautiful Sorgue river..

Isle sur Sorgue


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Famous for:
  • Antique shops and market
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Sorgue river
  • Baroque church
  • Grand residences
  • 58 restaurants and cafés
  • Groceries, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks
  • Market days: Sunday, Thursday