These cottages are situated in the township of St Martin de Castillon, a small village facing the Luberon.

Hautes Courennes is situated on a plateau in the Luberon National Park, with magnificent views all around. The initial and most striking impression is the view of the Reillanne and Montjustin mountains to the east, with the Verdon range behind them, covered with snow in the winter. To the north-west is the old medieval village of Viens with the Lure mountain in the distance, also snow-capped in winter. In the valley below, fields of lavender spread down to the N100 highway, once part of the ancient Dolomite Trail.

Your hosts are Claude Monge, a craftsman in stone and metal, and Linda Lorentz, a retired goat cheese maker (Linda speaks English). They have restored these century-old buildings and transformed them into independant holiday cottages, combining rustic charm with modern convenience.

They began restoring the houses in the 80s and 90s, when their herd of sheep, their cheese factory and children allowed them time. At Hautes Courennes they enjoy absolute peace and solitude in the mountains, with the history and activities of the cities of Avignon and Aix-en-Provence just an hour away and the colorful country markets of Provence within minutes.

Each house is on two levels and contains the following amenities :
- a private terrace with table and chairs
- bathroom with shower or tub and toilet
- dining room and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
- sitting room with fireplace
- central heating





View of the Luberon


Languages spoken

French
English
Italian

 

 


Activities
 




The 20 m swimming pool offers a
spectacular view of rural Provence
from the valley below to the foot
of the distant Alps.

Activities
Distance
Swimming pool
Onsite
Tennis
10 km
Horse-back riding
4 km
Hiking trails
Onsite
Train Station
60 km
Shops
3 km

Sites to visit
 



The " ocres" of Roussillon

The Ocres of Rousillon, the Abbaye of Sénanque, the Château de la Tour d'Aigues, many museums, including the Synagogue and Judio-Comtadin museum in Cavaillon.

The villages:
Gordes, Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppède, Rustrel, Ménerbes, La Bastide des Jourdans, Pertuis, Apt, Goult, Cadenet, Simiane-la-Rotonde, Saignon.


Local activities
 
There are many well-marked footpaths within walking distance of Hautes Courennes, which is
surrounded by lavender fields. The hillsides are full of unusual and often rare botanical specimens in the spring and a wide variety of birds can be seen with sharp eyes or binoculars all year round.



Buoux: rock climbing site known world wide.

There are many hiking trails and local themes to explore: the Vaudois in the Luberon, the Jewish community in the south of France, the Romans, the rural and agricultural tradition in Provence...

And many local products to sample:
the melons, olive oil, the " fruits confits ", the wine of Côtes du Luberon, goat cheese, honey, etc.



How to find us?
 

The map
automatically shows the roads to take. You only need indicate the departure point and the destination " hautes courennes " with the postal code " 84750 ".