NOTRE DAME DE LUMIERES ***
Beautifully situated between the Mediterranean and the Alpilles mountains, the Luberon is a landscape of rocky outcrops and reeds, scented with thyme, rosemary and the scent of lavender. From bastides to bories, everything is bathed in an incomparable light.
Gordes has long been one of the most beautiful villages in France, and rightly so. It is a village where limestone, dry stone walls and bories are omnipresent features of the landscape. The village has been sheltered under the castle, designed to protect the vulnerable junction with the plateau, since 1031.
And so, for 7 centuries, it became one of the watchtowers of Provence, with its strong walls, tall houses with few openings and its labyrinth of narrow streets. In the upper part of the village: the castle, the church of Saint-Firmin, restaurants and shops.
Situated in the heart of Europe's largest ochre deposit, Roussillon proclaims its mineral uniqueness with an astonishing palette of flamboyant colours. As you wander through its narrow streets and staircases, and contemplate its often simple yet naturally beautiful facades, you'll admire the result of skills that go back more than a thousand years. Take time out to wander around the old ochre quarries in Roussillon-and to photograph them. The rich tones of yellows and reds create a tableau vivant effect. The longest of the paths leads to the breathtaking Chaussée des Géants.
The source of the Sorgue, the largest resurgence in Europe, is a geological curiosity that has long challenged mankind. The flow of water from the chasm traditionally attracts crowds, particularly in spring, when the bubbling waters provide a spectacle of rare intensity. The beauty of this natural site, now jealously preserved, has made it a favourite haunt of poets such as Petrarch, Boccaccio, Chateaubriand, Mistral and Char.
The hilltop village enjoys an exceptional panorama stretching from the Petit Luberon to Mont Ventoux, via the Vaucluse mountains. The village, dominated by its old church flanked by century-old cedar trees, offers visitors a wide variety of natural and historical sites. As you stroll along its steep, winding streets, you'll come across some remarkable houses, remnants of ramparts, fountains and wash-houses.
GOULT is an old village in the Luberon Regional Nature Park that will delight lovers of old stones and beautiful nature.
Carefully restored, the village boasts some beautiful stone buildings. Stroll through the narrow streets past the church and fall under the spell of its vaulted passageways, arcades and old doors.
Here you will discover the remains of ancient ramparts and the d'Agoult family castle rising out of the rock (private property, not open to the public).
10 minutes Bonnieux - 3 minutes Goult
Try the famous lavender crème brûlée.
Our chef offers a friendly regional and Mediterranean cuisine.
Marie Christine et Sylvain Vinot
Set in 30 hectares of parkland, the *** hotel is housed in a former 17th-century convent. Atypical and entirely renovated, it comprises 54 rooms, all air-conditioned and comfortable. We offer Provencal and contemporary cuisine and buffet breakfasts. Evening entertainment is organised. Our outdoor swimming pool is heated. Boules pitch, walks in the immense park and bike hire. Our services include half-board or full-board.
The hotel can accommodate 3 buses in an enclosed, secure car park. We organise all-inclusive packages for organised trips. We can arrange for a guide to take you around the country, and offer you an all-inclusive package including visits to sites and museums, as well as local restaurants and entertainment.
Our secure, enclosed car park can accommodate up to 60 cars. Many classic car clubs meet at our establishment. A large lounge can accommodate all participants for your meeting before each tour departure.
Many motorcyclists stay here every year. It is the starting point for a multitude of routes along the winding roads of the Luberon.
We have a closed garage for up to 50 bikes. Numerous cycle-touring routes are available and displayed in the lobby of our establishment. For the more courageous, the Ventoux awaits you.
The 30-hectare park is criss-crossed by numerous hiking trails. We provide our customers with detailed, self-explanatory maps. Beyond our park, the footpaths link up with the long-distance footpaths, offering an endless choice of walks.
Notre Dame de Lumières welcomes groups of friends and associations from all walks of life to its restaurant and private rooms. We organise entertainment and shows on request. The lounges are equipped with sound and video systems.
4 rooms x240
heated swimming pool
fitness room, bowling green, table tennis, billiards, table football, volleyball, football
enclosed, secure car park, bus parking, bicycle storage area