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In the countryside; Among nature
On the doorstep of the Luberon natural park, approximately 7 km from the renowned golf course of Pont-Royal, within easy reach of La Roque-d’Antheron with its piano festival and Abbaye de Silvacane.
Approximately 30 km from the fabulous city of Aix en Provence with its buzzing pavement cafés and cobbled streets lined with restaurants. 40 km from St Rémy de Provence.
With the Luberon as a back and on the banks of the Durance river, the charming town of Charleval stands proudly in the foothills of the Chaine des Côtes. Charleval boasts a beautiful renaissance Château which overlooks the village. Enjoy the many hikes available in the area and take time to take in the views over the Luberon, the Alpilles and the Durance valley.
Environment : Hills covered with pine forests and plains with vineyards, oak and olive trees.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Lourmarin. 20 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.
Cadenet. 15 km. Bustling and authentic Provencal village set against red-rock cliffs and boasting a Medieval château with splendid view of the Durance river, the Luberon, the Sainte-Victoire and the Alpilles mountain.
Pertuis. 30 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. 30 km. Pleasant medieval village on the banks of the River Eze, with magnificent Renaissance castle complete with surrounding moat.
THINGS TO DO:
Aventure Paintball, La Roque d'Antheron. 6 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'Antheron. 6 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.
Golf de Pont Royal en Provence, Mallemort/Provence. 7 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 6037m. Superb course designed by Seve Ballesteros. Tactical but fun too, with lovely views.
Le Village des Automates, St Cannat. 15 km. Theme park taking you to the magical world of automats. Also adventure park and petting farm.
Aix en Provence. 30 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.
Apt. 40 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.
La Bastide-des-Jourdans. 40 km. Little fortified and picturesque village with medieval remains, shops along its main street and a couple of good cafés.
St Rémy de Provence. 40 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.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Avignon (35mn) and Marseille (1 hr).
Sea: 65 km (Marseille)
Shops: 1 km
Supermarket: 7 km
Doctor: 1 km
Town centre: 1 km
Tennis: 2 km
Hospital: 30 km
Horse riding: 5 km
Golf: 7 km.