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“A place to fall in love with!”
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Les Olivettes
Auckland
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20 reviews
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“A place to fall in love with!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Our first visit to Luberon - what a lovely discovery Lourmarin was. Everything you could want in a village - great restaurants, oh so tempting sculptures in the art galleries, even more tempting fashions for the ladies, character people and buildings. And a perfect "easy" base to explore the surrounding countryside. Les Olivettes was perfect too. Location on the edge of the village meant easy access by car and plenty of on site parking, with just a few minutes level walk into the village centre. We stayed in two rooms during our stay, both fantastic and each with its own special character. Joseph was great, showed us "the ropes", and we enjoyed his selection of local wines and Les Olivettes' own olive oil. We can't recommend this place highly enough!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My wife and I recently returned from our third visit to Provence and our wonderful experience staying at Les Olivettes in Lourmarin. Once again our stay couldn't have been more pleasant. The hospitality that Josesph and Elizabeth extend is second to none!

We always bring friends with us who have not visited this beautiful part of France and without exception they always come back home raving about the great time they had in Provence and, of course, they great stay they experienced at Les Olivettes.

We could not overstate our recommendation to all who are interested in experiencing a time away from your way of life to the French way of life, and then returning home and wonder "why not us"?

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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St. Louis
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Our first trip to Les Olivettes. It is very nice. Lourmarin is a very nice, pretty village, centrally located in the Luberon.

1. We stayed in the Le Pastis rooms. It was on the main floor, well laid out and worked out well. There is a kitchen that is very small. But, there is also access to the main kitchen of the building. Other people staying there when we were there cooked some of their dinners in the main kitchen. That is an option. Note that the rooms are all different. Ours was very nice.

2. The main part of Lourmarin was within walking distance for us--about 1/2 mile past the chateau. Some of our group drove to town and that seemed to work out fine.

3. Pool and grounds were very nice.

4. Breakfast is limited to some breads. We supplemented with OJ, eggs, fruit from the store and the market.

5. Lourmarin has a small market in the center and a larger market just down from the the TI. About 3 miles down the road is a large store (Super U) and that has all kinds of foods and other things.

6. When coming from the west on D973, go past Lauris and take D139 north. You will avoid Lauris and D139 puts you about one block to the west of the side road to Les Olivettes. Plus, D139 is a very pretty little road.

7. We had good dinners at Recreation and L'Antiquaire in Lourmarin.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We just returned from our fourth visit to Les Olivettes. Each visit we bring more of our extended family. The facilities are so flexible. Each spacious and beautiful apartment has its own kitchen and outside terrace. Larger groups like ours can barbecue and dine by the pool. Last week we were fortunate to meet two English couples--Lois and Lawry and Peter and Donna--who shared our passion for the local wines and conversation. Elizabeth and Joseph were-as always--delightful hosts with lots of information about touring.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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San Jose, California
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

My husband and I recently stayed four weeks in La Zidane, one of the two upstairs apartments at Les Olivettes. Our goal was to move in and not have to live out of a suitcase, to enjoy outdoor living as much as possible, explore the area, do some hiking, and just relax. We were able to do all these things and more, and found that four weeks was not long enough! If you are looking for a relatively long-term stay, I highly recommend Les Olivettes. Our apartment had the largest outdoor terrace, although all the other apartments do have outdoor areas. I don't have much to add to what other reviewers have mentioned! It is a beautiful property with all the needed amenities for a lovely Provençal vacation.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Recently returned from five weeks in Europe. Our first stop of our 5 week trip, Les Olivettes, in Lourmarin Provence. I read about Les Olivettes from Rick Steve's book on Provence. All I can say is this is a great place, enjoyed every day we spent there. Looking back, the only regret is not spending enough time right at Les Olivettes and the wonderful village of Lourmarin. I would highly recommend and hope to return someday.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We spent three nights in May 2013 at Lea Olivettes in the Voltaire suite. While two other couples were staying in other suites, it truly felt as though we had this magical property to ourselves as we rarely glimpsed the others.

Everything about Les Olivettes has been done with great style & charm. From the house to the grounds, the pool area, the shared kitchen or the suites themselves. I will post pictures when I can - but I'm somewhat reluctant too: selfishly I'd like to know there will be room for us when we return!

The parking when you enter is among the olives trees, the first thing you see on entering the house is a lovely living room with a picture window which perfectly frames the jewel-like town of Lourmarin. And it is a pleasant five-to-ten minute stroll from Les Olivettes to town.

I would recommend this as an ideal spot to base a visit of Provence. One of those great "finds" that is better than your expectation. Bubbling fountains, herb gardens, views, comfy rooms and a big pool.

I bought Elizabeth's book: her friendly, chummy wit shines through its pages. If you meet her, she is a great source of recommendations! If not, she has stocked many reference books to enjoy while lounging by the pool or over your morning croissant!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Les Olivettes
Address: Draille de Lautin | Avenue Henri Bosco, 84160 Lourmarin, France
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Region: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Luberon > Lourmarin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Lourmarin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Les Olivettes is a converted Provencale Farmhouse offering luxury rentals of studio and one-bedroom apartments with unique and spectacular views. Located in the lively & charming village of Lourmarin, it's a great home-base for touring the Luberon and the other major attractions of Provence. ... more   less 
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