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Village house in Vaugines

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Charming village house in the heart of one of the villages included in the so called 'golden triangle' of Provence. Vaugines - that has been lately chosen by Peter Mayle (author of 'A Year in Provence') as his residence - is surroundend by the hills of the Luberon natural reserve, has only 500 inhabitants and is very close to the best known villages of Provence (Lourmarin, Cucuron, Cadenet, Bonnieux, Lacoste...). On the end of the '80s the village has hosted the set of a famous french movie celebrating the beauty of Provence, 'Jean de Florette'. On the main square there are a nice cafè and a small restaurant, and a few steps away there's a bakery with wonderful bread and cakes.

The house, newly restored (and owend by an italian illustrator), is very quiet and carachteristic, with a beautiful view on the Luberon valley. It can accomodate 3 people, with a single bed and a toilette on the groundfloor and a nice double bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor.

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daniela tordi
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

About daniela tordi

I'm an italian illustrator and I live in Tuscany and Provence...

daniela tordi purchased this house in 2010

Why daniela tordi chose Vaugines

Rent the house seasonally gives me the possibility to maintain it!

What makes this house unique

The house is very pretty, detached, and with two walls of limestone (in the small bathroom downstairs and in the kitchen) containing fossil shells.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vaugines in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: Flessibile
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Village house in Vaugines
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

If you desire peace and quiet away from any hint of tourism - a "vacation from your vacation" - this is the place to go. According to the local citizens, it was an unseasonably warm June week when we were in Vaugines, but this delightful house built into the side of the hill always remained cool and pleasant. The artistry of the owner is apparent on the walls and in the charming decor. With it's lovely setting on a pedestrian only street that actually begins with a set of steps, I felt as though I was living in a magical childhood fairy tale. We used this house as a base during the week we spent in Provence and even though it is relatively untouched by the tourism trade, Vaugines is within easy driving distance of all the larger, more well known towns. But the village has it's own appeal and we found ourselves spending the cooler evenings just strolling the narrow streets, having a nightly pastis sitting at the little table and chairs right outside our own door, enjoying the wonderful ambience. I highly recommend this rental to anyone desiring relaxation and tranquility - it was a great way for us to spend our last seven days in Europe before returning home to the United States.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Vaugines is wonderful, a...

  • 5 of 5

"Vaugines is wonderful, a perfect little village at the southern base of the Luberon. It has a tiny square, fountain, bar, restaurant, grocery, ancient church, and library, all within two minutes'' walk. The people there could not have been more friendly and helpful. Nearby, down country roads past vineyards and orchards, are other, slightly larger villages: Ansouis, Cucuron, Lourmarin, and, by a lovely route over the ridge, Bonnieux and Lacoste, etc. Aix and Avignon are easy day trips from Vaugines, as are the Gorges du Verdon.

The rental is perfect as well. It is located on a a very quaint pedestrian-only cul-du-sac, very private and very quiet. Charmingly decorated. Very large and nice shower, very good bed, wonderful view to the south. All conveniences are included (the washing machine was especially nice). We have spent many months in Provence over the years, and this is the single place we dream about over all the others. The best!"

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: January 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Häuschen in einem wunderbaren Ort

  • 5 of 5

Ein perfektes Häuschen für zwei Personen, die Ruhe suchen ohne volkommen von der Außenwelt abgeschnitten zu sein zu wollen. Mit seinen drei Räumen (Schlafzimmer, Essküche und Wohnraum) auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen wirkt es abwechsungsreich und sehr gemütlich. Das großzügige Duschbad im Obergeschoss ist sehr hell und geschmackvoll. Jede Nische dieses alten, urigen Häuschens ist bewusst gestaltet und schafft eine behagliche Atmosphäre. Vaugines selbst bietet mit einem kleinen Supermarkt, einer Bar und einem kleinen Restaurant alles, was man zum täglichen Leben braucht und ist dabei authentisch und sehr wenig touristisch. Man ist von freundlichen Einheimischen umgeben, die einen an ihrem Dorfleben gerne teihaben lassen, wenn man denn möchte. Die wunderschöne Umgebung lädt zu Erkundungen zu Fuß, per Rad oder mit dem Auto ein. Mein 9-jähriger Sohn, unser Hund und ich hatten eine wirklich gelungene Woche hier im ländlichen Herzen Südfrankreichs.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ein wunderschönes, stilvolles Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben im Juli eine Woche in diesem sehr stilvoll eingerichteten Ferienhaus verbracht. Die Lage ist herrlich ruhig und angenehm "untouristisch". Das Haus ist bestens ausgestattet und sehr gepflegt. Die Einrichtung ist sehr stilvoll mit vielen liebevollen Details.

Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Beautiful small home in Vaugines

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean, all appliances and equipment worked well, and we were very comfortable. The home provided all the things we needed, from kitchen utensils to bedding. The owner gave good advice and information about the town. We felt very secure. I recommend this home highly with only one concern -- getting to the home from the street and getting to the bedroom and upstairs bath required many stairs, so it is not a home for anyone with problems walking and climbing stairs. Of course, Vaugines is a hillside village, so climbing is a necessity to walk anywhere in the town.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Ein ganz besonders hübsches Ferienhaus: die ungewö

  • 5 of 5

Ein ganz besonders hübsches Ferienhaus: die ungewöhnliche Architektur, die liebevolle Gestaltung, die vielen schönen Details - sehr idyllisch und charmant. In allen Ecken erkennt man den Feinsinn und die künstlerische Hand der Vermieterin. Dazu sehr sauber, praktisch und gemütlich - für 2 Personen komfortabel und reichlich geräumig.Trotz der Hitze im Juli stets angenehm und luftig! Die Stille und der Sternenhimmel - ein kleines Paradies für Romantiker. Wir haben unsere 2 Wochen sehr genossen und stellen uns auch einen Aufenthalt im Frühjahr oder Herbst sehr schön vor...

Auch ist Vaugines als Standort perfekt für jeden, der die Globalisierung mal vergessen will! Die Tartes Tropeziennes sind die Reise wert und die Pizza am Dorfbrunnen sollte man nicht verpassen...die freundliche und unkomplizierte Atmosphäre war höchst erholsam.

Die Nachtmärkte, ein erfrischendes Bad in der Durance, zahlreiche sehenswerte Dörfer...alles in Kürze zu erreichen und zu genießen.

Daniela und Mme.Paillard einen herzlichen Dank für ihre Freundlichkeit und diese schöne gepflegte Unterkunft.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Close to everything, but far from the madding crowd!


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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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