HomeAway has a wide choice of holiday villas in Maubec for you to browse. Accommodation here means sophistication, peace and rural tradition – most of the buildings here have original masonry, wooden beams and fireplaces, but updated with all the latest appliances, design and comforts. Holiday homes in Maubec are ensconced in a landscape of wooded mountainsides, quaint hilltop villages, vineyards and lavender fields. There’s much to discover by car, bike or on foot – and on days when you don’t want to lift a finger, Maubec villas have private pools and gardens with shaded dining areas.
-Rural villages. You’ll never have to go far to find one of France’s most beautiful villages. Oppede-le-Vieux is one, standing on a rocky perch over a wooded a valley. The 12th Century church here is noted for its hexagonal bell tower, and far reaching views can be had from a few spots around the village. Other fabulous old settlements, packed with medieval Provençal architecture include Lacoste, Ménerbes, Gordes and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
-Walks and bike rides. At Maubec you’ve got access to a web of trails that criss-cross the exceptional rural and mountain landscapes of the Luberon. The village is at the foothills of the mountain range of the same name, where challenging trails weave their way up steep slopes and past ochre cliffs. Road cyclists will see lavender fields, vineyards and orchards, and can stop in any number of splendid perched villages for refreshment.
-Food and drink. There’s a weekly market at practically every village in the Luberon, and you can purchase the best regional produce, as well as artisan items, fabrics and handicrafts. Catch the market at Oppede-le-Vieux on Saturdays, or make the drive to Apt on the same day for the largest in the area, with more than 300 stalls. Specialities here include honey, olive oil, goat cheese, truffles, melons, asparagus in late-winter and cherries in mid-summer.
-Lavender culture. Particularly evocative of rural Provence are lavender fields, and Maubec is close to several. Photographers love the soft, muted colours, which are most striking early in the morning. To get some context on lavender production in the region then nearby Coustellet has a Lavender Museum. You can see historic agricultural machinery, as well as exhibits on how the plant has been harvested, distilled and infused into soaps.
-Day trips. Maubec deserves a walking tour too. The old village has vaulted passageways, a restored castle and lots of stone architecture. There’s also an 18th century treadmill in the village, which is quite unusual for the region. If you’d like to see some famous Provence cities, then Carpentras, Avignon, and Orange are all between half an hour and 45 minutes from the village and boast breathtaking examples of Roman or medieval history..
Rainfall is quite rare throughout the year in Maubec. The wettest months are September and October due to the occurrence of storms and sudden downpours. The driest months are in mid-summer – if you come to Maubec holiday accommodation in this season then don’t forget to pack for hot weather. June through August, temperatures soar above 30 degrees. The months of May, September and October are also warm, with highs in the mid-20s. The remainder of the year brings either mild or moderately cool conditions. On an average day in January temperatures hover between three and ten degrees.
Most people visiting holiday homes in Maubec from Britain will get here via Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). It’s one of France’s top-five destinations for air traffic and has a catalogue of connections to the UK. The drive to Maubec takes a little under an hour – you can just follow the A7 up to Cavaillon. There’s an airport even closer, at Avignon-Caumont (AVN) about half an hour from Maubec. This small airport has a few summer services to and from London.