Le Cerisier, Menerbes, Provence

2-bedroom Luberon gite for 4+3 people, with tennis court, 1km from Menerbes in Provence


Le Cerisier is one of four beautifully decorated Provence gites in the secluded grounds of this country property. With pool, tennis court and boules on site, and the village of Menerbes 1km away, this is a perfect base for exploring Provence or staying put. The surrounding countryside is lush with cherry orchards and vineyards. Le Cerisier sleeps 4-7 people in 2 bedrooms, plus 2 extra beds on the mezzanine.

Living Rooms


Kitchen and living room are open-plan across the full width of the house.

The house has a stunning open-plan living space with double-height ceiling. Here you will find a beautiful kitchen, cherry wood dining table, and living room. The kitchen is equipped with oven, 4-ring cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and coffee machine. The living room is set around the wood-burning stove, and has British satellite channels as well as French, and a DVD player. There is also free WiFi.


The mezzanine (pictured above) has a sofa-bed and single bed and has the possibility of sleeping 3 extra people.


There are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Bedroom 1 has a 1.5m-wide (5ft) double bed and bedroom 2 has two single beds which can also be configured as a 1.8m-wide (6ft) double.


Double bedroom and its bathroom.

Both bedrooms are downstairs and have an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC.


Twin room and second bathroom. The two beds can be brought together to make a wide double.

There is also a guest WC downstairs and washing machines are available on the property.

Garden & Pool


Outside the gite has its own terrace with garden furniture and barbecue, and is set amid tall shading trees and close to the pool and the lavender-edged lawn and vegetable garden.

Patio and barbecue seen through the lavender. The lawn with vegetable garden at the end.

The grounds, pool and tennis court are shared with three other gites but each gite is separate, facing in different directions, and have their own private outside terrace with dining table and chairs.


The pool and the shade of the pool house are by the tennis court.

The pool is 10 x 5m (33 x 16ft), with roman steps at the shallow end and a diving board at the deep end. Around the pool are very comfortable sunloungers and parasols, as well as the pool house and shower. For security the pool area is fenced and gated.

Kids' play area by the herb garden. Hardcourt tennis court.

There is secure parking and the property is enclosed and gated.

The Location

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

The property is 1km from the village of Menerbes, and is an ideal location for exploring the rest of the Luberon and Provence. Menerbes has everything you need - cafe, restaurants, bakery, and a small grocery store.

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 three 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 : Jeanne and Mike


Date of stay: 2017-01-01

Winter retreat

We want to tell you that our 3 month stay in le Cerisier was wonderful. What a beautiful 2 bedroom 3 bath apartment with great modern updates. We could live there full time. The pool looked inviting but to chilly to use during our stay in the winter months. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything a cook could ask for. The big wall of windows gave the apartment lots of light with views of the hills with the changing colors of fall. The wood stove kept us warm and toasty. A great location to explore the Luberon. We'll certainly come back to stay on our next visit to the area.

Reviewed by : C and R

Reading, UK

Date of stay: 2017-03-16

Two months of heaven

We stayed her for 2 months in the spring and absolutely loved it, living the French life. We had been looking forward to it for years and the reality did not disappoint. Thank you all so much for your care and consideration. Thanks also to Corinne for looking after us so well. We wish you all the best for the future and hope very much to meet you again next year, as we’re certainly coming back.

Reviewed by : Denis and Felicity

Sydney, Australia

Date of stay: 2017-06-17

Just like coming home

This trip came 5 years after our first stay at Le Cerisier. We’re happy to report it was just as we remembered it, it was like coming home. Having spent two months here in 2012 we did not feel the need to go ‘exploring’ every day. Hence we were able to enjoy relaxing around the gite and swimming in the pool. Many thanks Mark and Krissy.

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Weekly Rates

27 Oct - 23 March, 2019790 euros
23 March - 18 May980 euros
18 May - 29 June1300 euros
29 June - August1700 euros
Sept - 26 October980 euros
26 Oct - 24 March, 2020790 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, pool towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods run from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 10am.

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 500 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 7 people. 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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