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Make a villa in Cereste your home away from home

Cereste villas put guests on the edge of the Luberon forest in the Parc Naturel du Luberon. The large but picturesque village hugs the side of the huge Encrème river gorge, and consists of ancient stone houses with clay-tiled roofs, shaded alleys and infrastructure dating back to the Romans and Gauls. As a base for walking holidays, they don't come much better than Cereste accommodation, with unfettered access to the incredible Provencal scenery, mountain villages, legendary cuisine and superb local wines.

Apartments in Cereste typify the medieval nature of the town, with a distinct old town central section and more modern houses on the outskirts and to the west. The Alps to the north and east provide skiing opportunities in the winter, while the coast to the south is reachable by car for days out on the famous beaches of Cannes and St. Tropez. Most Cereste holiday rentals have their own pools, and come with a private barbecue area, fully kitted-out kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Beaches: The famous beaches of Cannes and St. Tropez are 2-3 hours' drive away from Cereste self caterings, but what trip to the south of France would be complete without the chance to see these legends of the coast? HomeAway offers holiday accommodation in Cannes itself if a more beach-orientated holiday is desired. For beaches and watersports closer to home, the huge Lake of Sainte-Croix has plenty of both at only 40 miles away.

Food and drink: There are a handful of snack bars, cafés and restaurants in and around Cereste, with Restaurant La Pastorale having the best reputation, though the ambiance and facilities are certainly of the rustic variety. For fine dining with all the airs and graces, visitors have to travel to the nearby town of Manosque, about 30 minutes away by car.

Outdoor pursuits: Walking, rambling and hiking are by far the most popular outdoor activities for guests at accommodation in Cereste, with forests, mountains and hills to wander through, soaking up the history with fields of lavender scenting the air. The 65-mile Luberon en Velo cycle path also runs through the village.

Shopping: Shopping is what one might expect from a Luberon village, but there is a market every other Thursday. There is a more regular and extensive market every Sunday in nearby Reillanne, where HomeAway also has luxury holiday homes to rent. The nearest supermarket is in Manosque, about half an hour away by car.

Weather in Cereste

The effect of the Mediterranean climate of the coast is lessened somewhat as the lands rises towards the Alps, so temperatures don't quite hit the highs at sea level. There is lots of sunshine, however, and average maximum temperatures in the summer typically reach 23-24°C. Cereste can also be used as a staging point for skiing holidays in the Alps, with winters highs averaging around 10-11°C. Precipitation is light annually, and concentrates in the autumn.

Travel to Cereste

Cereste is 63 miles from Marseille Airport, and 130 miles from Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, with the latter providing the wider selection of airlines and direct flight options, being the second busiest hub in France. Cote d'Azur accommodation more convenient for the latter is widely available. Cereste can be driven to from the UK, however, with the trip taking two fairly easy days from the UK. Trains are an option too, and can get visitors to the south of France from London in close to nine hours.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #1248153a
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 4 BR
      • 4 BA
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      House #1505777a
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      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
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        Farmhouse #654699vb
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          Villa #1555354a
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            • 6 BR
            • 6 BA
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            Mas #1398127a
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              • Studio
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              Cottage #875915a
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                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
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                • Sleeps 10
                Cottage #6366952
                5
                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #574718a
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                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #1039228a
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                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      House #6071821
                      6
                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 5 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 10
                        Villa #574719a
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          House #6692971
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                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            House #2408496
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Villa #654695a
                              3
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (10 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #6652765
                                10
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Multiple rentals Villa #6174594
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals House #6174594
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      Villa #1675953
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Villa #601153a
                                        4
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          House #6969258
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
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                                            House #6842736
                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 6 BA
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                                              House #1670623
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
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                                                Villa #1364706a
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #1704758
                                                  2
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Villa #8181177
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #1760705
                                                      3
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #1704759
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #1453566a
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1518094a
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1518223a
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #1424957a
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #1518155a
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1518252a
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                                                                      Cottage #1424952a
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                                                                        • 11 BR
                                                                        • 9 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 22
                                                                        Villa #4100583
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                                                                          House #2641166
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            House #2408498
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                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Mas #567917a
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                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                House #1794428
                                                                                12
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1889086
                                                                                  3
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    House #1389644a
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      House #1463748a
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                                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                                                        Apartment #1424170a
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                                                                                        Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Apartment #1768623
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                                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #6403865
                                                                                            13
                                                                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (24 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #499544vb
                                                                                              24
                                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (49 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1280629a
                                                                                                49
                                                                                                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #884247a
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Mas #597376a
                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Excellent in every way

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We loved staying at Les Lavandes. The apartment is on the ground floor of a renovated old house and is superbly equipped with modern furniture. There is a small fenced private garden, but shared access to a much bigger area which includes a delightful private pool (shared with the guests staying at the other gite in the house).The views are extensive over vineyards and olive trees. The boulangerie, alimentation and boucherie are in the village only a five minute walk (uphill). There's easy access to Manosque, the Verdon Gorge, the Luberon and picturesque villages. The owners are very helpful and generous - with some nice gifts on arrival - but do not bother guests at all. I fully recommend Les Lavandes for a relaxing holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 04, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Amazing

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Super property in very secluded peaceful location. Villa well equipped with tasteful decor. Pool really warm A great holiday Ideal location for climbing in Buoux
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016