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In the City; Among nature
Cadenet, doorway to the southern Luberon and home to the famous 19th Century musician Félicien David. Cadenet is a pretty town with hilly streets and hidden doorways amongst the overflowing flowered window boxes.
30 km north of Aix en Provence, 60 km from Avignon. Cadenet is in the heart of the Luberon natural park.
The village boasts a Château from which you have a panoramic view of the valley of the Durance, the St. Victoire and the Alpilles mountain range.
It is today a cultural centre housing galleries and outdoor theatre offering pleasant musical evenings.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Lourmarin. 7 km. Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", the village nestles amidst vineyards, olive groves and almond trees. Lively in the summer with its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and shops.
Pertuis. 15 km. Delightful town with impressive architecture and historic past, narrow and colourful streets, tastefully restored old houses as well as vaulted arches and many fountains... Gateway to the Lubéron.
La Tour d’Aigues. 17 km. Pleasant medieval village on the banks of the River Eze, with magnificent Renaissance castle complete with surrounding moat.
Apt. 25 km. Charming market town, typical of Provence, renowned for its local products. You will enjoy exploring its beautiful old centre protected by walled buildings and with long narrow streets.
THINGS TO DO:
Aventure Paintball, La Roque d'Anthéron. 10 km. New Paintball Range. Play on 7500m² of natural terrain , facing the Lubéron, on the banks of the Durance river.
Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants, La Roque d'Anthéron. 10 km. Maze. A 4-hectare field and one of the largest permanent mazes in the world with over 9000 laurel trees and 6 km of paths. Ideal for a family day out.
La Bastide-des-Jourdans. 30 km. Little fortified and picturesque village with medieval remains, shops along its main street and a couple of good cafés.
Aix en Provence. 35 km. Stunningly beautiful and vibrant city, distinctively Provencal, with sunny squares filled with cafes, broad avenues lined with gigantic plane trees and tempting restaurants, and a substantial historical centre with elegant shops and attractive houses.
St Rémy de Provence. 55 km. As picturesque and Provencal as can be, with narrow winding streets, shady squares, fantastically old fountains, elegant shops, art galleries and plenty of bars and restaurants. The village and surrounding countryside has inspired many artists including Van Gogh who produced more than 150 paintings of the area. Also birthplace of Nostradamus.
Marseille. 60 km. Second largest city in France, cosmopolitan and exuberant, renowned for its picturesque old port and Bouillabaisse (a tomato based soup with a multitude of different fish and shellfish).
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Marseille (1 hr), Avignon (1 hr).
Sea: 70 km (Cassis, Carry)
Supermarket: 10 km (Pertuis)
Shops: 1 km (Cadenet)
Village centre: 1 km (Cadenet)
Golf: 20 km (Pont-Royal)
Night Club: 10 km (Pertuis).