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Hermann 1

Cosy vacation spot

Stay in Provence

The Hermann 1 vacation rental is a compact yet comfortable apartment for a couple or 2 singles travelling together. The rental is attached to the Hermann home, an old, renovated farmhouse. It is located about a mile from the center of Pernes-les-Fontaines.

Although there are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed (and adjoining bathroom) and 1 with adult-sized bunk beds, the Hermann apartment is available for a maximum of 2 people. From the patio you enter directly into the living/dining/kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped and offers a small but friendly area to prepare the wonderfully fresh food that is so abundant in this area. The living/dining room is furnished in a typical, warm Provençal style.

There are are 3 vacation rental properties that are ideal as 3 separate rentals for 2 or 3 couples traveling together who would like rentals near each other. All three accommodations share the pool and have Wi-Fi.

WiFi speed as of 4/30/21: 7 Mbps Down/1 Mbps Up

What's included

  • One week (or more) in a personally selected apartment in the scenic French countryside.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Marseilles, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals, or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment with ease.
  • Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot followed by a traditional Provençal meal.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip -researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Provence and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event, like a game of pétanque (French version of bocce ball) with locals along with aperitifs.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Pernes-les-Fontaines, France - Provence, Home of Hermann 1

As its name suggests, Pernes-les-Fontaines is a town of fountains. The 30-odd fountains scattered throughout the town – varying in size, design and condition – were mostly installed in the late eighteenth century and can be seen as part of a trail that encompasses all of the fountains as well as the town’s historic legacy.

In addition to the fountains, you can walk into the old town center through the fifteenth-century fortified gateway. Trace the remains of the city ramparts. Climb up to the top of the thirteenth-century Ferrande Tower to see frescoes from the period. Drop into the dungeon of the ruins of the ancient Chateau of the Counts of Toulouse. Take refuge under the eighteenth-century covered market, or just take a stroll and enjoy the beautiful town houses, dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Almost every turn through the old town of Pernes-les-Fontaines provides a glimpse of its historic wealth.

A sizeable town with more than 10,000 residents, Pernes-les-Fontaines has all the amenities – banks, bakeries, butcher, supermarkets and other shops – as well as its own outdoor market on Saturdays featuring locally grown produce. There are several well-regarded restaurants in town and the surrounding area..

Located at the northern end of the Vaucluse plateau, Pernes-les-Fontaines offers a wide variety of day-trip possibilities as close as 20 minutes away and as far as 1.5 hours. The Fontaine de Vaucluse, famed source of the Sorgue River, is 15 minutes away, the cities of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Nîmes are within a 1-hour drive. Smaller towns and villages like Arles, Orange, St. Rémy and Vaison-la-Romaine are within a 1-hour drive as well. Also, Gigondas, the natural beauty of the Luberon Mountains and villages, the world-famous wine villages of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the Roman legacies are all easy day trips.



Your hosts, Marie-Line and Max , live nearby. Marie-Line does quite well with her school English and is available in case you have any issues or problems (or just feel like joining her for an aperitif).

Property details

Here's some important details about this property.


This property sleeps 1-2 people


2 bedrooms: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed




Full kitchen facilities


Washing machine in apartment


Ground floor


No problems


1 mile drive into Pernes-les-Fontaines or 15-20 minute walk but not advisable as there is no shoulder


No telephone, relatively compact


Comfortable; swimming pool (shared with other vacationers); Wi-Fi

Special Features



Here's what our guests have to say

Tim and Debbie Littlejohn, 2018


Well situated, supplied and the host was attentive as needed. The apartment was a quiet out-of-town unit but not far from most of what we wanted to visit. Even though there were other guests nearby, the unit was private and quiet. We enjoyed the shelter and atmosphere of the pool area. Fresh eggs from the host's chickens!

D.W., 2018


The location of the little house was very good. The pool, given that we had some hot weather, was terrific. The house itself and the amenities within it were mixed; some things were not real clean or well maintained, but everything we needed was available, especially the washing machine.

Mary Zboralske, 2003


Our landlady was lovely.

Mary & Seiji Yoshioka, 2003


Marie-Line was darling...effervescent and full of life! Welcome supplies great.

Ann and Don Meaders, 2002


We thoroughly enjoyed the Hermann apartment and the location.

Constance Mayo and Shirley Risso, 2000


The apartment was charming and comfortable.

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Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.

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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support
  • GPS

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

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Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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