An 18th-century townhouse with 2nd-century Roman foundations: when the current owners were clearing the vaulted basement they found an intact mosaic floor which is shortly to be restored by experts from Avignon. You enter from the busy street into a hushed open-air courtyard with ochre walls, jasmine climbers and several small tables and chairs. You’d never know you were in the middle of town.
Both apartments (one on the first floor, the other on the second) have bedrooms away from the road, smart bathrooms with robes and lovely big living rooms. There’s also an additional double off the second floor landing for an extra couple. Kitchens have all the kit you need and you’ll find basics (coffee, tea, oil) plus a bottle of wine waiting for you. It’s a short hop to the shops for stocking up, and there are many restaurants to choose from if you can’t be bothered to cook.
In the basement there’s a small pool table, table-top football and a darts board, but mainly you’ll be exploring this lovely part of the Luberon.