Provence Information -
- All of Provence -
cellars, vineyards, activities
references and links -
weather, emergency numbers, TGV, biking, artists,
bus and train schedules, sports and leisure, books on Provence, and
- Carpentras, Mazan and Area
bike rentals, golf, horseback
- Articles on Provence
Provence - Tamed and Wild
My Provence - Mistral
Wind of Wrath
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- so much to see and do. But where to start?
We've selected a few websites to help you get a more in-depth
feeling of Provence and acquire a taste for Provence beforehand. We
hope these pages give you a few ideas of things to do and visit while
relaxing in Provence.
The first page is on the weather, and also
shopping for food the day you arrive. Shops
are listed for Carpentras, Mazan, and for on the way to Carpentras from
Then we go on to touring and attractions
in Provence, a land with so many places to see and explore.
are restaurants. We have a few favorites,
and guests have given us some of theirs. Plus there are references for
we have a section on references and useful
* emergency numbers
* wine cellars and wine tours, vineyards
* maps and driving directions from everywhere in France
* TGV (train)
* bus schedules
* bike rentals
* sports and leisure
* activities for children
* Van Gogh, Cezanne, etc.
* horseback riding
* books on Provence
Philippe is from Provence and has started writing about his experience
Provence - Tamed and Wild
- Mistral Wind of Wrath
We hope this will give you a few ideas of things to do and visit - and
also an idea of what Provence can be like - while relaxing in Provence.
who are we and how did we get started with La Peyriere,
Stone Villa with Pool in the Heart of Provence?
part of an adventure neither of us ever imagined.
Philippe worked in senior management, Elsa as a professor.
And then we decided to take on La Peyriere.
We are planning to write much on this - but for now just to say
we have met great guests and intend to stay with La Peyriere
for a long time.
more of Philippe's experience of Provence,
you can turn to his articles.
the heart of Provence,
you can never be sad
you can never be mad
or so it says in the ads
a song by Elsa
course the reality is much more complex.
May your journey in Provence be wonderful.
to a wealth of information.
Restaurants, food shopping,
activities for children,
Places to see, things to do, plus.
villa avec piscine, au coeur de la Provence
villa with pool, in the heart of Provence
go to La Grande Peyriere
(2-brm, also available as 3-brm - for 2-8),
a Provence villa with pool, click here.
go to La Petite Peyriere
(1-brm - for 2-4), a Provence villa will pool,
La Pichoun(ette) (1-brm,
also available as studio - for 2-4),
Vaucluse holiday vacation rental house, click here.
an overview of La Peyriere,
Vaucluse holiday vacation home
near Avignon, Carpentras, Mont Ventoux,
Peyriere - Provence villa with
in the heart of Provence
stone villa with large pool, 2-acre wooded property, lavender around
the house, vineyards and olive groves just outside the property. Beautiful
inside and out. Provence colors and decor - warm ochres, earthy reds,
vibrant blues and yellows, plus many Provence antiques. Charm, warmth,
peace, tranquility in this Vaucluse holiday house near Mont Ventoux,
Carpentras, Avignon, Mazan and more.
Plus every modern comfort.
Peyriere, Provence villa with pool, massive stone walls and large windows
with blue shutters. This typical Vaucluse holiday house has a large
pool. It's surrounded by flowering shrubs. Plus it has central heating
(also electrical heaters) and full modern appliances. It's on a plateau
on the foothills of Mt. Ventoux.
UNITS - Provence villa with pool
unit with private entrance and private terrace
on a separate side of the stone house
Charming, beautifully decorated studio with every comfort. Newly
renovated. Very comfortable sleeper sofa (the Rolls Royce of sleeper sofas).
The kitchen is made from an antique Provence buffet – plus it has
a complete stove (4 burners), microwave, toaster over, coffeemaker, fridge,
and washing machine. Closet plus beautiful antique armoire for lots of storage.
Large French doors with 3 panels for a great view onto the terrace and Mont
Ventoux. Terrace with patio table, lawn chairs and BBQ. Comforts include
TV plus DVD player, central heating, and AIR CONDITIONING.
for a couple. more
PICHOUNE (1-brm). This is La Pichounette plus a
separate bedroom in tranquil pale greens, with a large old armoire and writing
desk. AIR CONDITIIONING.
for a couple. Fine for 4. more
PETITE PEYRIERE (1-brm). Beautifully decorated,
warm, charming, restful and relaxing. Living room in ochres with antique
kitchen cupboard, and many other wonderful touches. The couch is an
antique single bed with loads of cushions (and with another single bed
underneath). The large French doors look onto lavender and then the
wooded property. Modern comforts: kitchen with full stove, microwave-convection,
coffeemaker, kettle, fridge; washing machine; central heating; TV, DVD
player, and CD player. Large terrace on its own side of the house, with
patio table, deck chairs and BBQ.
for a couple. Fine for 3. Okay for 4. more
GRANDE PEYRIERE (2-brm).
Spacious living room in honeyed ochres wIth fireplace, Louis XIVth
mantelpiece, antique Provence furnishings. Comfortable couch (also a comfortable
sleeper sofa). Separate kitchen which opens onto the vine-covered terrace
with stone benches and the large terrace table (also BBQ). Kitchen made
from a huge hand-carved Provence antique – yet with every modern appliance,
including dishwasher and washing machine. Two bedrooms, one in ochres and
warm earthy reds (double bed), and the other in soft warm yellows (2 single
beds). Two bathrooms: one full bathroom (wheelchair accessible); the other
with toilet and sink.
for up to 4. Spacious enough for 6 (the living room has a door, so it
has full privacy). more
feature: wheelchair accessible.
TRES GRANDE PEYRIERE (3-brm).
This is La Grande Peyriere with a third bedroom - in tranquil
pale greens, with a large old armoire and writing desk.
feature: wheelchair accessible.
this Provence villa with pool. Full kitchen;
full set of dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils; washing machine; BBQ;
linens and towels provided; playground area (swing and seesaw); large pool
(4m x 10m).
villa with pool. Dogs and cats welcome. Other pets, please enquire.
local calls and emergency calls. The phone receives all calls. Long
distance (international) access with calling card.
soundproofing. This has been a major concern in our
renovations of La Peyriere, Provence villa with pool. The walls are
very well soundproofed throughout. The soundproofing was extra important
in the bedroom which can be part of either La Pichounette (making
it La Pichoune) or La Grande Peyrière (making it La Très
Grande Peyriere). To ensure the best possible level of soundproofing,
this room has a small entry passage from La Grande Peyrière
and another from La Pichounette. In other words, to enter the room,
one has to pass through 2 doors. This provides an additional sound
buffer from both sides.
High season and mid season - start April to end October: weekly rental.
The week is Saturday to Saturday.
Low season: weekly rental, short stay, monthly rental, and seasonal
Short stay: 2 day minimum. Flexibility re start and end dates.
All units are available year round. There is central heating, plus
additional electrical heating, to ensure comfortable full year availability.
Plus, La Grande Peyriere has a fireplace. Monthly rentals and seasonal
winter lets are possible from the start of November to the end of