In the village of Roussillon
The villa benefits immensely from its unique location. It is far enough from the centre of the small village for you to enjoy the serenity of the property and the breathtaking views. However, it is also an integral part of Roussillon, thanks to its position on the edge of the village, overlooking the valley.
The bakery, pharmacy, post office, restaurants, art galleries and lovely boutique shops are within easy walking distance (300 metres from the villa).
The world famous "Sentier des ocres" is also only a few minutes’ walk away. You can also stroll or hike through lavender fields and vineyards surrounding the villa - so you never have to use your car!
In the vicinity of Roussillon
Close to Roussillon there are several picturesque villages and each has its own unique charm: Gordes, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Bonnieux, Saignon or Oppède-le-Vieux. You can reach all of these villages in a few minutes by car. Not to be missed either is the very famous Sénanque Monastery. It is next to a beautiful lavender field and is therefore a very popular image for postcards and calendars.
If you enjoy nature and love to go hiking you will find plenty of opportunities on your doorstep. In the Monts de Vaucluse as well as in the Petit and Grand Lubéron there are many hiking trails. You could also stroll through the lavender fields or vineyards which are spread across the valley. And finally Mont Ventoux is close by and always warrants an excursion.
Roussillon is only a 45-minute drive away from Avignon and less than one hour from Aix-en-Provence. Just a bit further away is Marseille which is not only France's second largest city but also one of the most exciting places on the Mediterranean. Orange, Nîmes, the Pont du Gard, Les Baux-de-Provence, Arles, the Camargue, the Calanques, Cassis and the Grand Cayon du Verdon are further sightseeing highlights which you can explore easily from Roussillon.
How to get there
By taking the A7 highway through the Rhône valley you will reach Provence. Take the "Avignon Sud" exit (No. 24) and follow the D900 in the direction of Apt. Shortly before Apt take the D149 to Roussillon. After going through the village take the D169 in the direction of Gordes. The villa is on the right-hand side on the corner of Chemin de Joucas.
The closest large international airport is Marseille. Many European cities have direct connections to Marseille. Air France also offers many connecting flights via Paris. There are also direct flights from Tel Aviv, New York City (XL Airways), Canada (Air Transat) and North Africa. A few airlines, mainly from the UK, also fly into Avignon.
The closest TGV station is Avignon. Apart from many TGV trains from a multitude of French cities, Avignon is also a stop for some international trains.