Le Mas du Hameau - Location

The Location

In the centre of the picture is the medieval village of Oppede le vieux, halfway up the Luberon mountain, seen from the vineyards of the newer Oppede in the valley.

Oppede is two villages, the amazingly well preserved medieval part called Oppede-le-Vieux up on the hill, and down below the more modern Oppede with its bar-restaurant, baker, grocery and pizzeria. The house is 1km (0.6 mile) away from both. Oppede-le-Vieux also has a couple of eateries and a pavement cafe.

The Luberon's famous hill-top villages are all within 15 minutes: Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, 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.

If you are coming to Provence to relax rather than take everything in, there is a market every day in a different village close by. The best for local produce is the farmer's market 5 minutes away in Coustellet on Sunday mornings (April-December). And there are wineries all around where you can taste their recent offerings and buy by the bottle or carfull.

Scenes from the neighbouring village of Oppede-le-Vieux, one of Provence's most beautiful villages.

Oppede le Vieux


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Famous for:
  • Castle and church
  • Preserved medieval village
  • 6 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker
  • Market day: Saturday