You cannot visit Provence without enjoying its street markets, one of the most famous being l’isle-sur-la Sorgue where the river encircles the town. Market days are on Thursday and Sunday mornings, but perhaps its greatest claim to fame are the twice yearly antique fairs. There are brocante stores everywhere in this lovely place – but don’t expect any bargains.
Saumane de Vaucluse is just 7km distance but a million miles away from any madding crowd. Past beautiful stone houses, fountains and the remains of the ramparts you walk up to the dominating fortress castle, once home to the uncle of the infamous Marquis de Sade.
Built onto the hillside of this postcard village Vaucluse is a beautiful Provençal house. Full of character, it takes advantage of stunning views over the countryside. This ancient home has spacious rooms that have been beautifully fitted out and decorated. The vast main sitting room has an open fireplace and patio doors onto the terrace where you can take advantage of those gorgeous views over the valley below.
Bedrooms and sitting rooms are set out over a number of levels; one lounge and bedroom could be easily converted into a self-contained apartment. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms complete the picture in this fantastic stone property which is on the market for €365,000.