Mas de l'Olivier - Location

The Location

Menerbes on its hilltop from the north.
The square at the top.

The house is in the countryside between the stunning villages of Menerbes and Lacoste in the heart of the Luberon. Both are medieval, hill-top villages, officially recognised as among The Most Beautiful Villages of France. Lacoste is 1 mile away, Menerbes is 3 miles.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: GordesBonnieuxRoussillonOppede le vieux, Goult, etc.

Within an hour are the splendid towns of Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail. Even closer are Lourmarin, the antiques mecca of Isle sur la Sorgue, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue river emerges fully formed from deep underground.

Tthere is a market every day in a different village close by. The best for local produce is the farmer's market 10 minutes away in Coustellet on Sunday mornings (April-December).

Lacoste, perched high above the Luberon plain, is still dominated by the castle of the Marquis de Sade.



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Famous for:
  • Marquis de Sade's castle
  • Preserved medieval village
  • Art school
  • 3 restaurants and cafés
  • Bakery
  • Market day: Tuesday