Charming Home in Lourmarin / Luberon Region
We have stayed at Les Olivettes three different times. It is always worth returning. What do we love? -- the fabulous owners, multi-lingual but English-speakers by birth, the authentically decorated home where each apartment is unique and special, the pool and cabana area to enjoy in the heat of the day, and last but not least, a walkable distance into the lovely village of Lourmarin for dinner. There are so many delicious choices! Then after the dinner and local wine, you can meander by foot back to Les Olivettes. So choice! This is a central location and we have explored so many of the hill towns, small cities and over to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis as day trips.
M & J, Minnesota, 2017
Magical place to stay in Lourmarin / Luberon wine country
I would highly recommend Les Olivettes as a place to stay for anyone interested in visiting the Luberon area of Provence this summer. Les Olivettes provides the perfect blend of cozy hospitality--with all the comforts and ease of a domestic home base--and proximity to the Village of Lourmarin, with its combination of history, village buzz (lots of shops and cafes/restaurants along the winding cobblestone streets) and local vineyards.
We were lucky to stay at this intimate and charming house for a week in early September.
The appeal of this former farmhouse is largely due to its authentic and seasoned country aesthetic, which includes an airy living-room with a large picture window overlooking the property's olive trees and, beyond that, the Chateau de Lourmarin (which dates back to the 14th century), the village church and hilltop clock tower in the distance. Notably, the Chateau offers daily tours and has an on-site cave where it's possible to purchase local wines and other related products.
Each suite at Les Olivettes has a private terrace with its own scenic view, a kitchenette and laundry facilities. Although we didn't really make use of it, there is a large and sunny common kitchen, as well as an outdoor swimming pool for those who like to either take a dip or sit poolside relaxing with a book or perhaps some watercolour paints (like I did).
I will never forget our time at Les Olivettes and often think of our regular evening walks down the country road, past the olive fields and the chateau,and then along the cobblestone streets that led us in to the village for dinner. Memorable time spent in a magical place…
T & B, Toronto, 2017
We have been visiting Les Olivettes for what must be 10 years now, sometimes we even manage two visits a year! Cannot recommend enough, have tried to find other places to stay on par with Les Olivettes, but just found this impossible! Given up, why try to improve perfection! The Mas is beautiful, the rooms fab, the surrounding gardens and pool fabulous. What makes the place extra special is the location, quiet but a 10 min leisurely walk into village life.
C & R, Yorkshire, UK, 2016
Our most favorite location and hosts of all time
My wife and I stayed at Les Olivettes for a week and we just loved our stay in every respect.. Everything was as we had hoped for and more. The DeLisos are incredible hosts who provided us just the right amount of information to help us experience the town and the south of France. The accommodations were wonderful, the view out the large picture window is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. Incredibly romantic. We highly recommend Les Olivettes, a great experience in the south of France.
K & P, Massachusetts, 2016
It was great to be a matter of minutes walk from the village of Lourmarin for two reasons: ease of access to the village and a wonderful view of it from Le Pastis at Les Olivettes. We really appreciated the relaxed country environment of Les Olivettes with its great kitchen facilities and BBQ where we could cook using delicious local produce and we also found the large, well maintained pool very refreshing. The garden is just beautiful and the house has many authentic thoughtful touches in the decor which reflect the Provençal region as well as useful books, and even some novels in French, if you are francophone. Elizabeth and Joseph were helpful and friendly hosts who were able to supply samples of beautiful soaps and wines and point us in the right direction for food buying. We loved the market on the Friday morning. It was a great base for exploring other villages. We had a great week in a very beautiful place!
P & R, Toronto, 2015
We had a marvelous time in Provence and thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations in "Les Olivettes". We leave refreshed and renewed, ready to start planning our next visit to this beautiful countryside. Merci beaucoup !
Judy & Barry, Anaheim, California, USA
The website was brilliant, the reality even better! We can't wait to return to this wonderful spot in Provence
Bridget & David, UK
Just one little word from us: Perfect! And another one: Fantastic! Thank you, Elisabeth & Joe
Bjorn & Dag - Norway (4th visit)
Thank you for making our first trip to Provence so special and enjoyable. Les Olivettes is a wonderful place in what we think of as the best village. Your attention to detail and care for the comfort of your guests is a gift to everyone who stays here.
Dennis & Judy, Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA.
Merci pour ce séjour si sympathique qui se termine une fois de plus, beaucoup trop vite. Merci pour votre accueil dans votre maison où il fait si bon vivre. A l'année prochaine, trés certainement........Amicalement,
Nicolas et Nathalie, Chatillon (92), France
One week here has not been long enough ! But we enjoyed every minute. The beautiful setting and all the little details in "Le Pastis" have made it a wonderful holiday for us. It couldn't have been better, we hope to come back soon. Thank you.
Nick & Victoria , Buckinghamshire U.K.
This was the best possible way to celebrate our special anniversary. We loved everything about our week here - the apartment, the terrace with the postcard view, and your kindness and hospitality. Many thanks for one of our most memorable vacations.
Karen & Harold, New York, USA
We just adore Les Olivettes. Can we move in? Thank you for all your warm hospitality...We look forward to returning.
The Dulins, Boston, USA
We could not have imagined that our week here would be so satisfactory. Les Olivettes is a 'charmful' place.....the rooms are so pretty, decorated with many details; you feel like you are at home here. The terrace with its stunning views of the town and the mountains. The delicious 'croissants and baguettes' in the mornings.... etc. Thanks for all.
Jordi, Anna, and Mieira - Barcelona (Catalonia)
Once again (for the 4th time! ) Les Olivettes has captured our hearts and become our home - in Provence. The best recommendation we can offer is that we have already booked for next May! You have been warm and gracious hosts, as always! Nous vous en remercions.
John & Carol, San Rafael, California U.S.A.
Dopo una pausa cosi rilassante, sara molto difficile tornare alla vita frenetica di città ma avremo sempre la provence nel cuore ! We hope to come back sometime soon - next time we will be back in 3!
Dear Elisabeth & Joe
This is our second visit to Les Olivettes and we really love this place. The view from our big bed (in Le Genêt ) towards the castle and the village is just magnificent ! We enjoyed the area, and, of course, the food & wine of Provence. Thanks very much. We're looking forward to our next stay.
May & Hans,
This is the best . It's beautiful, relaxing here.... and time passes without notice. The food, the town, the flowers, the smells, the stars seduced us.... The most wonderful week we've spent in our lives !
Allen & Susan, Mendocino County, CA U.S.A.
Olivettes. Nice location. Nice view. Comfortable room. We enjoy our stay in Olivettes very much. Thank you so much.
Yoshio & Junko, Tokyo, Japan
Once more, we thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent in Le Pastis. Lourmarin undoubtedly is one of the most charming places in Provence, and again Les Olivettes has been an ideal holiday retreat. Baby Charlotte even tried out the big swimming pool and enjoyed it very much!
Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the coming years!
Veerle & Hans, Leuven, Belgium
Acceuil chaleureux, magnifique bastide. Très bon séjour... On se souviendra du bruit de fond des magnifiques fontaines devant la maison. Merci.
Nelly & Christian, Paris
Perfect ! A second holiday at Les Olivettes. Wonderful ! Wonderfully friendly and unobtrusive. Many thanks for another relaxing holiday. We intend to come back when the poppies and lavender are in bloom so it looks like at least two more visits for us!
Dave & Diane, Kent, U.K.
La farniente dans ce lieu si beau, pensé avec harmonie et discretion, fut un délice. Merci pour toutes vos attentions.
Didier et Valérie, Paris
Thanks for your warm hospitality. Your villa is indeed beautiful, neat and well equipped. Overall, we had a comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable holiday. Lourmarin is indeed a peaceful and picturesque village. It is our first time seeing vineyards, olive trees and other fruit trees. An eye opening experience for all of us. If we have a chance, we do hope to come back for a longer stay ! Pleasez take care. Au revoir !
Irene, Sieu Poh, Shereen & Karen, Singapore