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Hermann House

Spacious Villa in Provence, France

Stay in Provence

This roomy Provencal villa is charmingly located on the outskirts of the walled village of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Graced with many windows letting in the famous light of Provence, the first level features the kitchen, dining room and living area. As you go in through the front door, the kitchen is on the left and the large dining area with a beautiful stone fireplace is to your right. A few steps down from the dining room is the Gaudi-esque, recessed sitting room designed by the host himself. The lower level also features a water closet.

Leading up from a corner of the dining area are the stairs to the second level. This level features the master bedroom with high ceilings, a double bed, terrace with table and chairs and a large walk-in closet. The much smaller second bedroom has two twin beds and overlooks the courtyard. The water closet upstairs is separate from the shower room. There is a third bedroom with two small bunk beds, really made just for children (or storing your suitcases)

WiFi speed as of 6/4/20: 10 Mbps Down/10 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 House

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 hosts, Marie-Line and Max used to live in this house and now live on a property not too far away. 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 1-4 people

Sleeping

Three bedrooms; one with a double bed, one with two twin beds (3rd bedroom is for kids; two small bunk beds)

Bathrooms

1 1/2 baths. (Shower room w/ separate WC on 2nd floor; also a WC on the ground floor.

Kitchen

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher

Laundry

Washing machine

Level

Bedrooms on second level

Accessibility

Staircase up to second level

Transportation

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

Minuses

Second bedroom is much smaller than the master;

Pluses

Beautiful location just outside of Pernes-les-Fontaines; roomy, light accomodation; Wi-Fi

Special Features

Terrace from the master bedroom; pool


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

S. & L, Nunn 10/19

★★★★★

"Our house and our location were great. Our landlord was friendly and helpful. We were able to travel to different parts of Provence with a dependable car.

C. & L. McLaughlin 9/19

★★★★★

Hermann house was a joy ! Marie Aline provided us with wonderful dinner and breakfast . She is such a gracious hostess ! Thank you!

Alice and Douglas Fromm 9/18

★★★★★

Charming, roomy, master bedroom and bedding a bit tired. Could be terrific. The pool was a great bonus. Used it everyday.

M. Martin 9/18

★★★★★

Our landlady, Mary Line, couldn't have been more helpful! She loaned me her curling iron when mine blew the circuit and died, and she drove to rescue us in Carpentras when our car broke down. She was great. The kitchen knives were so dull that it was hard to cook; that's my only complaint. We enjoyed sitting out on our terrace enjoying coffee or wine, listening to the birds sing.

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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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  • 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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