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The Villa de Lorgues is a discreet feature of the village's narrow street where the facades of terraced houses showcase the subtle shades of the region's lime washed and plastered walls. Its blue shutters might just catch the gaze of a traveller growing weary from the relentless heat. Cooler climes await him behind the heavy oak door where the white-coated rooms, offset by the dark red of the glossy terracotta tiles, preserve the freshness. The traveller might find himself lowering his voice as he tunes himself to the peaceful atmosphere before discovering, with delight, the vast garden and pool which lie just out of sight. From this place of comfort, he will have plenty of time to explore the multi-facetted Var countryside.
The Var is a very beautiful wine region between Cannes and Aix-en-Provence. It is easily accessible by motorway, TGV and plane. We were enchanted by this authentic and unspoiled part of Provence, far from the hustle and bustle of the Côte d'Azur.
The house is in the style of a Provencal mansion. With approximately 443m² of living space and 133m² of outbuildings, it is spread over four floors. The property is bright with a double north-east/south-west exposure, no direct vis-à-vis, and enjoys a dominant view from the upper floors. It has high ceilings and a masterful staircase with wrought iron handrails, terracotta steps and a wooden stair nosing. All the original floors and ceilings have been preserved along with the fireplaces. A period conservatory opens directly onto the garden. It is a veritable haven of peace surrounded by a large walled garden planted with fruit trees and old trees that provide freshness in the summer months.
Between hills and vineyards, rich in water and scattered with beautiful fountains, Lorgues is a thousand-year-old city that has been in existence since the year 900. From the 11th century onwards, the village was under the feudal rule of the Counts of Provence, and was later under that of the Templars and Cistercians of Thoronet abbey. In 1704, the bishop of Fréjus (Monsignor de Fleury who was future cardinal minister to King Louis XV) laid the first stone of the Saint-Martin collegiate church which is one of the largest religious buildings in Provence. Thanks to its position as a stopover town on the royal road from Grasse to Saint-Maximin, the city was developing a flourishing trade and a great diversity of activities which attracted traders and pilgrims alike. The arrival of religious congregations and humanitarian brotherhoods led to the establishment of many convents and conventual houses with parish gardens; and our house is one of them. It was the summer residence of the Bishop of Fréjus in the 18th century.
A hidden gem, an 18th century residence with a cosy and refined atmosphere that offers true intimacy. The magic of a peaceful place whose history has imprinted on the patina of time and the materials that give value to things. A botanical garden with a set of unexpected terraces and a refreshing plunge pool. Somewhere between a stopover and a place for sharing experiences, this family home is characterised by the type of hospitality we ourselves enjoy the most.
The Provencal market on Tuesday morning and the local produce market on Friday morning in Lorgues. La Bulle Sucrée, an excellent patisserie. Le Clos D’Alari, Château Roubine, Château de Berne or Château La Martinette for wine cellar tours and tastings. For restaurants bursting with flavour and spirit: Chez Bruno (the "pope of truffles") in Lorgues and Le Chrissandier in the heart of the village. La Table des Magnans in Vidauban and La Bastide de Moustiers, an Alain Ducasse Michelin-starred restaurant in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The remarkable garden of Rayol-Canadel, the garden of character in Villecroze, and the listed villages of Cotignac and Bargême.
3000 € - 3800 € per week
The house has ten rooms and can accommodate eight people. The ground floor has a spa, a massage room and a vaulted stone cellar for wine tastings. On the garden level, there are two lounges (about 25 m2 each) a large dining room of 38m2, and a conservatory on the garden side. On the first floor are four bedrooms (three of which are air-conditioned) with private bathrooms. For safety reasons, the house is not suitable for young children.
Spa et massages
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