Explore the Provence
The Luberon, the Alpilles, the Drôme, the Gard and the Ardèche close to our home will enchant you by the diversity of their landscapes.
The Luberon, the Ochres in Roussillon, the Colorado Provencal, breathtaking landscapes of beauty and full of history are to be discovered in the nearst surroundings.
A little further (45 min), are Saint Rémy, the Baux de Provence, the Alpilles …and the Carrière de lumière with its extraordinary multimedia show( daily open /all year march-jan) which is unique in the world
DO NOT MISS IT… www.carrieres–lumieres.com
For sports enthusiasts, the region offers many possibilities: :
- climbing the Ventoux by bike … for enthusiasts!
- the mythical cliffs of Buoux for lovers of climbing,
- the Pont Royal courses or the Golf de Provence for golf fans
- you can even consider a beach day, one hour from home in the Camargue or Cassis
Sunbathing, fishing or a boat tour…
Many other activities are also proposed:
- canoeing on the Sorgue,
And if you wish a private guide – English speaking- who will show you places which tourists “normally” do not find please contact Joergen, www.provence-tourguide.com or contact us and we get in touch with him.
The activities around the Mas are varied:
- discover the markets of Provence,
- visits to historic sites in the vicinity (castles, villages, …),
- visits to wonderful vineyards such as the Cave AURETO, Cave de Bonnieux, Cave de Lumière à Goult.
After a day of discovery and walking in our beautiful Provence, you can cool off in the swimming pool or have a well deserved nap in the shade of the trees … or have a nice glas of cold Pastis or Rosé… JUST ENJOY…..
Our MAS is not only a perfect place to stay to enjoy provencal life and Ina will give you plenty of ideas and books on the region or just for your leisure – but also a perfect location to discover the PROVENCE. Within max 50-60 min by car you see lavenderfields, the sea, mountains, Olive trees and lots more. We always advise our guests from oversea to take this unique location in consideration otherwise you might lose one day packing just to move on
20 km for another place which you could have visited easily from Lagnes. Just contact us for more explication.
L’ISLE SUR LA SORGUE : Birthplace of the poet René Char (1907-1988)
“L’Isle sur la Sorgue is set at the foot of the Plateau de Vaucluse. The branches of the River Sorgue and the avenues lined with the plane trees add freshness to this small town, which is particularly popular among antique dealers? For a long time the town was a very active industrial centre: weaving,dyeing, tanningas well as paper, grand and oil mills flourished. Some 10 wheels set the beat of this bustling town;
Sights to visit:
Roues à eau. Different wheels to visit in town which worked the silk factories and oil mills
Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges : The fascinating interior catches the attention on account of the ornate 17C decorationa, recalling Italian church interiors. To visit
The famous local provencal market on Sundays… local food as well as any antique decoration, table clothes etc a big choice of all; you will find anything you like and that might or might not fit in your luggage…
FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE
Nice village 10 minutes from our home.
« The Fontaine de Vaucluse is one of the most powerful resurgent springs in the world. It is the outlet of an important underwater river fed by rainwater draining through the Vaucluse plateau.
Sights to visit:
Eglise St Véran: This small Romanesque church had rounded vaulting over its nave and an oven-vaulted apse flanked by antique fluted columns.
Musée – Bibliothèque Pétrarque: This library-museum is located at the heart of the village in a house said to be built on the site of the house shere Petrach once lived….
Santon Museum: This houses a nice and pretty collection of cribs and santons made by local artisans both recently and in the past
“steep slope” 90 minutes from Lagnes
“The Massif des Calanques, with Mont Puget its highest peak stretches almost 20 km between Marseille and Cassis. With is solid limestone, dazzling whiteness and weather-worn pinnacles, it has long attracted nature lovers for its wild beauty. However , its unique character and exceptional charm stem above all from its deep and narrow indentations, the famous “ calanques” (provencal word ‘cala’ means steep slope) which have been chiselled out along its coastline, creating a majestic union of sea, sky and rocks.
You should not miss to see it while you are here.
COLORADO DE RUSTREL/ COLORADO PROVENCAL
This gigantic colorado with is magnificent ochre quarries ca be explored in many different walks. There is no better way to appreciate the ochre-coloured landscape of cliff faces, clay- capped earth pillars with jagged crowns Cheminée de Fées, the spot called “the Sahara”, the Cirque de Barries, waterfalls. All are the extraordinary combination of man’s influence on the landscape and natural erosion” a MUST- VISIT during your stay. Do not forget to bring good shoes for this adventure.
There is much more to see… as St Remy, Uzès, Avignon, Lourmarin, Mont Ventoux just ring enough time to enjoy everything