La Roc Bruyère has offered a lovely setting to guests from all over the world for over 10 years. A two-story stone house built in the Provencal style, it is set in a large garden planted with olive, mulberry and apricot trees. The 9 x 4 m pool has a padded area at the entrance where you can lounge, sun beds at the poolside for sunbathers, and a pool house with a lounge area and a full bathroom. It is also protected from the mistral winds by a wall. The terrace at the back of the house is shaded with foliage and has outdoor tables and a barbecue, making it ideal for dinner out by the pool. The well-kept garden has plenty of shady spots under the trees. All of this, a mere few hundred yards from the lovely, unspoiled medieval village of St Saturnin-les- Apt.
Things to do: Visiting all the local markets can keep you busy every morning of the week, and help you (re)discover the tastes, flavors and fragrances of Provence. At Saint Saturnin les Apt, market day is Tuesday mornings. If you like shopping for antiques and bric-a-brac, the town of L'Isle sur Sorgue, a few kilometers away, is France's antiques capital. The renown villages of Gordes, Roussillon, and many others, are all within 30 mns to an hour drive of Saint Saturnin. You'll have at your disposal countless numbers of walks and cycling promenades in the 120 000 ha of the Luberon Park. Day trips to Avignon, Saint Tropez, La Camargue, Arles, Aix en Provence, Orange, St Remy en Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Nimes, Arles, Marseille, etc.
Culture, Cuisine and Wine Tasting: Most villages around have excellent restaurants. You will find a Guide Michelin at your disposal at the villa and many more recommendations to help you select the best ones around. The area also produces excellent wines and you can go wine tasting in the cool shade of the regions' caves. During the summer months, the whole area offers numerous open air cultural festivals of music (from opera to world music, from jazz to classical) theater and dance. You'll also be able to enjoy and admire the gorgeous light of Provence which attracted so many artists over the years (Cezanne, Picasso, Pissaro, Braque, to name just a few.)