Historical Apartment

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Bedrooms 2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights

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Castle, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Newly refurbished apartment in the Stronghold of Bonnieux (at the time of Avignon popes) situated in the remparts of Bonnieux. This is a unique place with 12th century vaults and walls made with old Provence stones. The whole place has been restored with ancient materials and has retained its original features including exposed beams and tiled floors. The whole apartment has an astonishing view on the Luberon.

Temperature is ideal any time of year thanks to 2 meter-thick walls.

Car parking is very easy, just in front of the entrance.

Large Terrace with chairs and table to enjoy summer late sunset and breathtaking landscape.

Very calm place, ideal to enjoy pleasures of the Luberon, getting some rest, sightseeing of the several perched villages of the Luberon (Lacoste, Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes... are all at maximum 15 minutes by car).

The apartment is within a 5-minute walk to a bakery, butcher, grocery as well as typical quaint Provençal stores and antique shops.

There are lots of classical music concerts you can enjoy in Bonnieux and the other villages.

Bonnieux also offers casual and top-of-the-line restaurants which are also within a walking distance of 5 minutes.

There is no such rental in the Luberon : what we offer here is a very unique way of living in an historic, authentic and preserved place.

And we will love to share it with you, since we welcome you personally on your arrival.

Keywords: 12th century, historic, apartment, vaulted, incredible, view, charming, unique, quiet

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Historical Apartment

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I am a French student in medicine, and my mother a former doctor too, passioned by the restoration of our house, history, art, music, nature and by the joy of making people discover the place we love, welcoming and sharing our experience and passion with people who have made the effort to come and discover our country.

Historical Apartment purchased this castle in 1970

My mother and I have a strong passion of the place, discovered by our parents and grand parents 40 years ago who have bought it as ruins and have put all their strengths in its restoration. This is a very special place of memory for us, a part of our history. Do not hesitate to ask us more about this history, this is a part of ourselves.

We like decorating, imagining, restorate the place. Enjoying the terrace and its calm. Seeing all our welcoming friends. We like music very much and go very often to lots of the concerts that this place offer in summer (Orange, piano international festival in La Roque D'antheron, Opera Festival in Aix en Provence...). We particularly love the calm of the place and all what it stands for in terms of remembrance and love of our family. This is a kind of shelter for us, since we live the major part of the year in Marseille, a one-million-inhabitant city on the Mediterranean shores.

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Property type castle
Minimum Stay nights
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La Salle De Garde, Unique Apartment with Breathtaking View
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
La Salle De Garde, Unique Apartment with Breathtaking View
Bonnieux Luberon
Oregon USA


  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time we had in Bonnieux. The apartment was steeped in history, we loved the feeling of antiquity everywhere you looked. The location was perfect for touring the rest of the region by day and coming home to our little slice of heaven on the hill. The views from the terrace and every single window were mesmerizing. A quick walk to the bakery every morning for pastries that were out of this world! The markets were loaded with the most amazing fruits vegetables and cheese, we visited some local wineries and drank our weight in Rose:) Thank you so much Jean Camille and Michelle for such an amazing place to stay and all of you gracious hospitality! The last three days of our trip were spent on the French Riviera, all we could think about was how much we wished to be back in Bonnieux
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
La Salle De Garde, Unique Apartment with Breathtaking View
Bonnieux Luberon
Santa Monica, CA


  • 1 of 5
We booked this property for six nights, but ended up having to find other accommodations for the following reasons:
There were tiny black bugs, dust, and hair in the bed of the master bedroom. The pillows were old and lumpy and there were no pillows at all in the second bedroom. It was cold and rainy and the apartment was FREEZING! There were three small space heaters that were provided for the whole apartment. With such high ceilings the heaters did not warm the rooms. The bed linens and the bath towels were old and worn. The kitchen was not well-stocked. There were no lids for the pots and pans. The only sharp knife was a cheese knife. There was one dish cloth that was tattered and stained. The cabinet that the dishes were kept in smelled horrendous when the doors were opened. It was about 7:30pm when we discovered the bugs in the bed. The owner had told us she was going to be driving to Marseille, so there was no one in town to call to assist. We called the owner's son and got his voicemail. The bugs in the bed were a deal-breaker for us. I emailed the owner's son when we returned home from our trip and he refused to refund our deposit. He said that we should have paid for the apartment in full upon our arrival. When we had met his mother to pick up the keys she had said that she preferred that we pay her in cash rather than through PayPal (which is how we paid our deposit). We didn't have the cash on us at the time and she said that she would be back in town at the end of the week and we could pay her then. He said THAT was the deal breaker. He said that we should have given them an opportunity to find us another room for the night while they fixed the issues at the property. You can't fix bugs in a bed overnight. Somehow the owner's son has the impression that we were at fault. I would NOT recommend staying at this property. The owners do not care about their property nor do they care about their guests. It's a shame because the apartment really could be wonderful.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to lay the stress on how unfair this review is:our guestbook wouldn’t be full of enchanted guest comments otherwise.
We always welcome people personally,everything can be told to me/my mother to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Beds were made a week ago and season was just starting. Since this is a 12thcentury-castle, dust falls from ancient stones and this could not be prevented. However, cleaning was made as usual as best as it could be but THIS IS NOT DIRT. Bugs are very common in every village in Luberon, this is countryside, not a big town.
We could have made beds and the cleaning again if anything was requested but they decided to leave the apartment without a word, whereas we put great effort of always staying close to address anything that could go wrong.We could have offered an hotel room during the time we may have worked in the apartment, but this wasn’t possible since they were already gone...
Regarding heaters,we have lots to offer in case of cold; once again if we are not aware of it we can’t fix things.
Our guests complained about my being unreachable on the phone: truth is I called them back 15minutes later (I was in the operating room trying to fix a child spine, sorry for this). Why they didn’t call my mother (we always leave several phones to call), we don’t know.
We always offer possibility to pay with PayPal before arrival. But they didn't. We think this is a matter of politeness to pay at least upon arrival. You’ll never find a rental you can get in without having paid. No rental refunds deposit on VRBO. No rental in Bonnieux is as close as your demands as ours, with people of our family/friends on site to help you out in any case at any time. They left the apartment without warning whereas EVERYTHING could have been fixed. Maybe they were'nt used to owners who feel really linked to their guests and who could do anything for them (one day my mother went several times in the night to help some guests because they were sick and drove them to the hospital for free: that’s how we handle situations when people communicate).
They left the keys outside the building and we found them luckily, which is not a way to do this properly. They could have warned us earlier to fix everything, which they had time to do this since they used trash bins and cooked meal in the meantime.

It is unquestionable everything has to be perfect for guests. However you don’t leave a place this way without giving a chance to make things right.
La Salle De Garde, Unique Apartment with Breathtaking View
Bonnieux Luberon
Brisbane, Australia


  • 5 of 5
My mother and I spent a wonderful week in this apartment in Bonnieux. As we did not have a car, we relied on trains and the local bus service to reach Bonnieux from Paris - a little complicated but not impossible. Upon arrival, it didn't take long for us to realise that our efforts were certainly well worth it. We were very warmly welcomed by the owner (with a huge bucket of fresh cherries from a friend's farm) and shown through the beautiful apartment. The history of the place is amazing (a 12th century stronghold built on top of cellars dating from the 6th century!) The antique furniture and vaulted ceilings are also beautiful. This is not to mention the view - hours can be spent on the deck or at the windows admiring the view across the valley. We also found the apartment to be very well-equipped, comfortable and spacious.

Prior to arrival, I was worried that there may not be enough to do to spend a week in Bonnieux, but it actually turned out to be a perfect length of stay. We hired electric bikes in the town and cycled (effortlessly) around the countryside. The village itself has a lovely welcoming but authentic feel. The surrounding regions offered a fantastic variety of hilltop villages, ancient ruins, farmer's markets and cedar forests.

The week we spent here was certainly the highlight of our French travels - a wonderful way to relax and have a holiday whilst also experiencing a different way of life. We would highly recommend this apartment.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


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Availability & Rates

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Bonnieux Castle Rental Rates


  • €900-€1100/wk
  • Euros
  • Mar-Apr, Oct .. €900/week
  • May-June ........... €1100/week
  • Jul-Aug .................€900/week
  • Sept ....................€1100/week
  • All inclusive. Possibility to eat on place (to be discussed).
  • 20% Deposit on booking.Balance is expected on the day of the arrival.
  • Rental is at least for one week (to be discussed).
  • Preferred rental: Saturday to Saturday.


Bonnieux Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet , Bath with hand held shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen beds, double beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • hunting

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