Menerbes Cottage, Menerbes, Provence

Ideal Provence base to enjoy village life


The house circled in the heart of Menerbes, and the view from the balcony.

Right in the centre of Menerbes, a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom house with beautiful valley view. Arrival and departure days are fully flexible, 4 nights minimum. Perfect to immerse yourelf in the life of one of France's most beautiful villages.

Living Rooms


The living room on the middle floor.

The house is arranged over three floors. You enter from the street on the middle level into the kitchen, and up a few steps is the living room.


From the living room out to the covered balcony.

The living room has sofa and armchair, TV and there is WiFi internet throughout. Through large glass doors is the loggia, a covered balcony with space for dining and lounging.


Balcony with dining table, sofa and barbecue.

The balcony has table and chairs, a sofa, and an electric barbecue. The view is high and wide, facing southwest over the valley and to the Luberon mountain.


Well-equipped kitchen with dining table.

The kitchen has oven, 3-ring induction stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, Senseo coffee machine and a second dining table for 4. In a separate room are clothes washing machine and dryer.



Lower bedroom and its view.

There are a bedroom and en suite bathroom on the upper floor and on the lower floor. The lower floor bedroom is a large room with writing desk and 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft). This room has the same valley view as the balcony. The bathroom has bath with overhead shower, basin and WC.


Lower bathroom and the writing desk in the bedroom.

The upstairs bedroom (pictured below) also has a 1.6m-wide bed (5.25ft) and its en suite bathroom has shower, basin and WC.


The upper bedroom and its en suite bathroom with shower.


The house is the one with the blue shutter. Looking out from the balcony on the valley side.

The house is in the main street of Menerbes, close to the restaurants and next to the picturesque little grocery store. There is no through-traffic in the village and visitors are encouraged by the one-way system to park and walk around, so the centre has something of a pedestrianised feel to it.

The Location

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

This house is right in the centre of the wonderful village of Menerbes, with bakery, bar and restaurants on the doorstep.

Menerbes rises up like a ship from the sea of vineyards that run along the Luberon valley and is officially one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages of France'.

The village of Menerbes has ancient buildings, towers and churches, with narrow streets that wind their way up to the square at the top of the village. From up here there are lovely views of the surrounding countryside, the Luberon mountain and Mont Ventoux. In the centre of Menerbes are four restaurants, a bar, baker and a grocery store.

All the other picture-perfect 'perched' hill-top villages of the Luberon are within 15 minutes by car: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux and Goult. Just beyond are the antiques capital of Isle sur la Sorgue and the very lovely Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Within an hour are Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

There is a market every day in one of the surrounding villages, and in Menerbes itself there is a market on Thursdays.

You can make a comfortable day-trip of 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.

Scenes from Menerbes. There is a well stocked little grocery, bar, restaurants, and bakery.



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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • House of Wine and Truffles
  • Corkscrew Museum
  • 'A Year in Provence' written here
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 cafés
  • Grocery store, baker
  • Post Office
  • Market day: Thursday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Lesley

Wellington New Zealand

Date of stay: 2019-10-22

Beautiful spacious cottage

We had a wonderful stay in Menerbes Cottage for 6 nights and wished it could have been for longer. The cottage is so centrally located in the village, just two steps out the front door from cafes, restaurants (Les Saveurs Gourmandes - our favourite) and two boulangeries. It was lovely to spend our time in the spacious and beautifully styled living areas with a fabulous covered terrace where we had our meals and glasses of wine looking out to the beautiful Luberon hills and the golden light of the late afternoon/early evening. Menerbes is a a gorgeous village to locate to explore the region. It is full of historic ambiance and interest to spend time in and to wander the streets on the outer parts lined with stone walls and oak trees and stunning views. We drove each day exploring more places in the Luberon Valley (this being my 3rd visit) and also the Alpilles area. We especially loved the villages Oppede le Vieux and Saignon. It was a bonus to have easily accessible parking to come home to just down the street from the cottage. Thank you Eva for your kindness and hospitality. We can't wait to come back some day and will be recommending your cottage to anyone we know planning a trip to the South of France from the Antipodes.

Reviewed by : Claire

South Africa

Date of stay: 2019-09-02

Perfect and magical!

My Sister and I had the best time ever in Menerbes Cottage. Everything about it was just perfect, outstanding views and best location, the cottage was well equipped, full of character and we are dreaming of coming back one day. Thank you Eva, you were a wonderful host

Reviewed by : Margaret

Outer Hebrides. Scotland

Date of stay: 2019-09-16

Perfect base for a week in the luberon

This is delightful house. Very comfortable and well equipped. Very pleasant to be in the centre of the village with all the little shops supplying all our needs.The veranda is a bonus with its view of the hills and the ideal spot for all meals. Eva and Niels were extremely welcoming and happy to give advice on places to visit and eat. Highly recommended.

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Weekly Rates

4 nightseach extra night
Nov - February450 euros100 euros
March450 euros100 euros
April550 euros120 euros
May - September650 euros150 euros
October550 euros120 euros
Xmas, New Year550 euros120 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. For stays over a week there is a complimentary weekly clean and change of bedlinen and towels.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% 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.
 Rental periods are for a minimum of 4 nights, and arrival and departure days are fully flexible.

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. We regret that 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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