The property is situated in the beautiful hillside village of Lacoste, some 25 miles to the east of Avignon and close to the market town of Apt. The village has a post office, tabac, baker/epicerie, 2 cafes and a good restaurant and is home to the ruined castle of the Marquis de Sade. The castle is now owned by Pierre Cardin and each summer it stages open air theatrical and musical events. The village is also home to numerous artists and writers as well as the Lacoste School of Arts. The house is accessed up a slope from the main street.It has a terrace and small garden which enjoy spectacular views across the valley to Bonnieux, ideal for relaxing, painting or writing. Of all the Luberon villages, Lacoste is arguably the most charming and tranquil and in the words of Pierre Cardin probably the most beautiful in the world.