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 : Sarah

Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of stay: 2019-04-26

Lovely home in a beautiful village

The apartment was a great central place to use as our base for exploring the Luberon and Provence. The town was one of our favorites and had the bakery, pizza/salad place and other excellent restaurants. The apartment had everything we needed. Every evening we would sit on the patio for our dinner of cheese etc. Eva and Niels were lovely hosts and were available for us. Great communication before and during arrivals.

Reviewed by : Thomas

Denver, CO, US

Date of stay: 2019-03-17

An exceptional spring week in Menerbes

This comfortable, well-equipped and tastefully furnished house with breathtaking views in the center of Menerbes was the ideal base for exploring the secrets of Luberon in the early spring. Eva and Niels were very welcoming and extremely helpful and made our stay delightful and memorable. Sitting on the patio with a glass of wine watching the sun setting over the rolling hills, strolling back from the boulangerie through the idyllic village streets with a warm baguette and enjoying a café au lait and a good book at the street corner café were the ultimate relaxation. Yet, wonderful restaurants, unique cultural experiences, beautiful sights and exciting hikes were not far away. This property is a gem!

Reviewed by : Alan


Date of stay: 2019-03-17


The description of the property is quite accurate and met or exceeded our expectations. Extremely clean and well-maintained. Eva and Neils were excellent hosts, very caring , thorough, and kind. I would have no reservations in recommending this property to others. Having excellent shops very close by was a big plus. Excellent bread, pizza, restaurants.

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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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