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Hermann #2

Cottage near Pernes-les-Fontaines

Stay in Provence

The Hermann 2 cottage is a compact yet comfortable accommodation which is part of a renovated farm building. It is located about a mile from the center of Pernes-les-Fontaines.

From the apartment’s patio, the main entrance leads into the living/dining/kitchen area. The bright kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, oven/range, and washing machine. The hall from the kitchen leads to the 2 bedrooms, 1 with a double bed and 1 with 2 seperate small twin beds. The second bedroom is so small that we only make the Hermann 2 available to a maximum of 2 people. Just before the bedroom doors there is a bathroom with a shower to the left and separate toilet to the right.

There 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 2

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.


Location


Landlord

Your host are Marie-Line and Max. Marie-Line does quite well with her school English and is available in case you have any issues or problems.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-2 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms: 1 with double bed, 1 with 2 separate twin beds

Bathrooms

1 with shower

Kitchen

Full kitchen facilities

Laundry

Washing machine

Level

First floor

Accessibility

First floor

Transportation

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

Minuses

Small for a 2-bedroom house, hence only for two persons

Pluses

Swimming pool (shared with other vacationers); Wi-Fi

Special Features

Patio, TV


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

G. FLEMING 10/20

★★★★★

Pernes is a good location for touring that part of Provence. The apartment in Pernes was fine. Vey comfortable, quiet location. As you said beforehand, if you go anywhere from there you have to drive..that may have been the only shortcoming. The host woman was very nice.

Ralph and Lesley Avery (6/18)

★★★★★

The location was superb. Every aspect of Provence, from the Luberon to the Camargue to Pont du Gard was within easy driving distance. The hostess was charming and helpful and the pool was refreshing. The cottage itself was a bit more humble than we are used to and had a few glitches -- WiFi was wonky and only worked in the sitting area, the gas went out one night (it was restored the next day, but it crimped our plans). There was something wrong with one of the electrical circuits; Mary-Line jiggled the circuit breaker and the lights came back on, but the breaker had not tripped, so I think the circuit really needed repair. But, overall, we loved the little place and it met our needs very well.


Disclaimer

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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