Camus, Lourmarin, Provence

Lourmarin studio with pool right by village


A gorgeous 1-bedroom studio apartment on a remarkable 14-acre property at the gates of Lourmarin, with pool, olive groves, woods and vineyards. For maximum one couple only.

Living Room

The studio is up one flight of stairs and has living room and kitchen open-plan, passing through to the bedroom and bathroom through an arch. The high ceilings and antique furniture bring a feeling of grandeur to the space, while the modern kitchen and bathroom give all the comforts of home.


The studio opens out to the terrace by the kitchen, and through to the bedroom at the other end.

There are windows on three sides, which makes this a light space where the surrounding trees and gardens are always in view.

Coming in from the terrace. Well-equipped kitchen.

The kitchen is equipped with oven, 3-ring induction stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and the communal washing machine is downstairs. By the kitchen is the dining table and a sitting area with TV including some English-language news channels.


The bedroom has a 1.8m-wide high-quality bed and its en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.

If this apartment is unavailable, or if you need a second bedroom, its sister apartment is Bosco and there is also the ground floor 1-bedroom Cocteau on the grounds.





When you stay on this property you follow in the footsteps of notable figures from history - Albert Camus, Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau for example - as this was the home of a well-known French writer. The sense of being in nature but 3 minutes' walk from Lourmarin has not changed since their time.

The private terrace. Shared swimming pool.

The apartment is one of three 1-bedroom rental units for couples only on a wonderful 14-acre estate next to Lourmarin castle. Each apartment has its own private terrace with outdoor dining and sunloungers.

The apartment is left-hand part of the building. Entrance to apartment and bedroom window at upper right.

The pool is shared and is circular with a diameter of 8 metres.

The drive leading to the property. Lourmarin castle seen from the property.

The grounds of the property are a distillation of the Provence countryside, with a vineyard, olive groves, pine woods, cypress alley, lavender and fruit trees. The grounds are so expansive that you can take a walk or jog without leaving the property.


The pine avenue in the garden.

There is off-street parking on the property.

The Location


Lourmarin with its Renaissance chateau and striking outline.

The apartment is in an amazing location, 5 minutes' walk to the centre of the much-coveted village of Lourmarin, so it takes 5 minutes to walk into the centre with its many restaurants, cafes spilling onto the street, and boutiques. Lourmarin is one of the star villages of the Luberon, and is alive year-round.

Lourmarin is very well situated for both the north and south Luberons. To the north you are 20-30 minutes from other celebrated hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, Oppede le vieux, etc. As well as towns like the antiques mecca of Isle sur la Sorgue, and Fontaine de Vaucluse, where the Sorgue river emerges fully formed from deep underground.

And to the south are more idyllic Luberon villages - Cucuron, Cadenet, Ansouis, etc. - less visited but equally picturesque. Market day in Lourmarin is Friday mornings and there are other markets every day of the week in neighbouring villages.

Within 45-90 minutes are the splendid Provence cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail. The French Riviera is 2 hours away and you can be swimming in the sea in less than 90 minutes.

Scenes from the centre of Lourmarin, where cafes and restaurants abound, and market day is Friday.



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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Castle
  • Fountains
  • Eateries
  • Grave of Albert Camus
  • 21 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery store, butcher, baker
  • ATM
  • Market day: Friday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : George


Date of stay: 2018-08-15

Just delightful

We have just spent a delightful week in Lourmarin. the apartment was in a lovely tranquil setting, with great views over the village, the chateau and the vines. many afternoons were spent having a lovely lunch on the delightful terrace. The apartment offers all amenities required and is an easy 10 minute stroll to the village through the olive groves. Nathalie was a lovely host and made us feel very welcome, and offered some good recommendations in terms of places to visit. we will be coming back again!

Reviewed by : Jennifer


Date of stay: 2018-08-03


A beautiful apartment with use of a gorgeous pool. The ground are incredible and you are a few minutes walk from both the Chateau and the wonderful village of Lourmarin. The crowning jewel really is the gorgeous terrace where you can sit, eat, relax and enjoy the sun late into the evening. Beautiful!

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Weekly Rates

May - June1115 euros
July - August1360 euros
Sept - October1115 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. Visitor tax of 1.10 euros per adult per night is payable on arrival.

Rental periods are for 1 week minimum, Saturday-Saturday.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 300 euros against any breakages or damage.

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 2 adults. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.


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

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