Holidays in Provence: five exceptional homes for rent

Mas Vermentino is located in Ménerbes, a few hundred meters from La Bastide de Marie, at the foot of the Luberon Natural Park. Gael Le Policaut

More cheerful than a hotel, sometimes less expensive per person if there are a lot of you and certainly more intimate for two, the top-of-the-range vacation home is gaining ground. Five addresses for making memories in Provence.

This phenomenon has been developing for several years in winter sports resorts: with the same level of comfort and sophistication, many prefer an exceptional chalet rather than a hotel for independence. The trend is now confirmed in the southern half of France, with more and more players offering to stay independently, if necessary, the same level of service and benefits as in the hotel industry. Decoration dream, maximum customization, antique furniture and objects, no time constraints, no The dress to wearThe “best” family home is good when you stay with a tribe or as lovers.

For an epic weekend getaway, the Mas Vermentino Hotel in Minerbes

A few hundred meters from La Bastide de Marie, at the foot of the Luberon Natural Park and in the middle of the family vineyards, the Sibuet clan has been restored according to the rules of art and with a taste of patina and Chinese, authentic. Diamonds. Dedicated to 12 people (6 bedrooms), it embodies the perfect setting: patios, arches, wisteria, multiple terraces, outdoor fireplace, stone pool walkway… Breakfast and afternoon tea are prepared and served by Xavier, nothing stops you from ordering picnics and jars from Chef Francois Martin Bastide de Marie. On festive evenings, we introduce ourselves to a gourmet restaurant.

The price : From € 7,700 per week including dedicated housekeeper (housekeeping and newspapers), breakfast, afternoon tea, concierge, visit to the basement of the Domaine de Mare and access to the Pure Altitude Spa in Bastide de Mare. From 1,500 EUR per night (minimum 3 nights, excluding school holidays).

Le Mas Vermentino, 388 chemin des Cassandrons, 84560 Ménerbes. Such as. : +33 4 90 72 30 20.

For a romantic getaway, The Pool Suite in Arles

Attention, crush! In the La Roquette area, it’s not a house but a suite with a patio and pool that hides this unusual address in the historic district. A designer and real estate agent dream imagine a secret garden with typical Arles charm that required two years of work. Upon arrival, a loft-style bedroom overlooking the pool, and a summer lounge with kitchenette outside. Simple, effective and eminently romantic. For rent through Airbnb.

The price : from 375 euros per night.

Arles Pool Suite, 40 bis rue Fleury-Proudhon, 13200 Arles.

For an unforgettable birthday, L’Étoile des Baux in Baux-de-Provence

The property is home to unique cave suites and baths, built into the cliffs. Creative Home / Photo Press

It’s the first title for a brand new small group of hotel houses, Iconic House. For art and knowledge enthusiasts, Thibaud Elsier and Robin Michel assigned curator Josephine Fossey the task of imagining a vacation home (for 16 people) as a haven for artists. As a result, works are ubiquitous and this place firmly rooted in the slopes and located in an idyllic park in the Val d’Enfer, reveals eight suites including two stunning rooms in the caves. Luxurious local grocery store, breakfast served, pool, cinema, bowling alley, outdoor cinema and kid’s booth… Each stay is customized to the fullest with a concierge service available.

The price : from 8000 euros The long weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

L’Etoile des Baux – Iconic House, D78G, 13520 Les Baux-de-Provence. Such as. : +33 6 18 74 90 62.

For a weekend getaway with friends, Enamoura in Marseille

This year-round rental townhouse is part of a small group of Enamoura Vacation Homes. Enamoura / Photo Press

This year-round rental cottage sleeps 9, and is part of a very small group of Enamoura Vacation Homes. On two floors of a traditional Vauban building, this hiding place reveals a veranda suspended in vegetation with a view of Bonne Mère, the luxury of a small outdoor pool and even a small completely independent fishing hut. Inside, it’s elegant and bohemian with raw materials and a selection of objects made by its founder, Magali Avignon, in collaboration with French artists and artisans.

The price : From 3000 euros per week.

Enamoura, the town house, rue de Montevideo, 13006 Marseille.

For relaxation with the family, Le Galinier in Lourmarin

Among the three Provençal addresses of the Beaumier Group, this one is located in a three-hectare park rehabilitated by the Atelier Lamarck botanical studio. Next to the main brigade, some private accommodations such as La Maison du Chef (3 bedrooms on 3 floors) allow you to stay in complete independence, with its own garden and beautiful kitchen. advantage ? We enjoy the common comfort with the guesthouse: swimming pool, petanque and locafort table. The decor was signed by architecture firm JAUNE accompanied by Atelier Lamarck. The result is cozy among pottery, local rattan, large windows, and stone walls.

The price : from 700 euros per night.

Le Galinier de Lourmarin, D943, avenue du 8 Mai, 84160 Lourmarin. Such as. : + 33 4 89 81 40 75.