HILL­SIDE HOME

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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.

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