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Le Jardin #1

A charming 1-bedroom garden apartment in Le Thor, Provence

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Located in the countryside just a few kilometers from the charming Provençal village of Le Thor, the Le Jardin 1 is a well-sized (860 sq. ft.) one-bedroom apartment set on two levels. The apartment is part of the original Mas, a traditional Provençal farmhouse, but has its own entry and private patio. It is set on a lovingly gardened property of over an acre.

The apartment has been tastefully restored and renovated by the owners, Bernard and Marie-Claire. It has been furnished with many lovely antiques and comfortable furniture that gives it a stylish retro ambiance akin to a vintage French bistro.

The open-plan ground level includes a fully equipped kitchen, situated behind a rustic bar. The living area's décor offers a large collection of vintage treasures sourced from the various local antique markets.

Up a wide sets of stairs, you'll find the large bedroom furnished with Louis XIII furniture. The bedroom contains a king-sized bed as well as a furnished sitting area. On the same level is the bathroom with a lovely free standing (clawfoot) bathtub and a separate Italian shower (separate water closet).

There are air conditioning units in the bedroom and in the open plan living room/dining room.

The patio is equipped with an outdoor stone kitchen, including a charcoal BBQ, a pizza oven and sink that allows for relaxing, cooking, and dining al fresco after a days' outing in Provence.

WiFi speed as of 4/30/21: 20 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.

Le Thor, France - Provence, Home of Le Jardin 1

Le Thor is a small, picturesque village (population 8,500) located along the banks of the Sorgue River in the heart of the Vaucluse Mountain region. There's been a settlement here since the 7th century and, today, the village boasts some interesting remains.

Le Thor is a walled village, with much of its ancient walls and portes still standing, including the 14th-century fortified Porte Notre-Dame. Standing over the town is the 12th century church of Notre-Dame du Lac, which retains its original character and has some lovely sculptured doors. Though mostly Romanesque, the nave features some of the earliest Gothic arches in Provence.

There are some nice walks that can be done from town, including a walk up to Thuzon hill, topped with the ruins of a chateau and chapel. Just about 3km from town one can also visit the Grottes de Thouzon, a natural underground where, by guided tour, you can walk along the fossilized river bed and see stalactites.

As with most towns in the area, Le Thor has its own market days, a smaller produce and food market on Wednesday mornings and a more sizeable produce and food market as well as flea market with upwards of 150 merchants on Saturday mornings. Altogether, a typically charming town that will serve as a quiet and pleasant home for your Provence UnTour.


Location


Landlord

Bernard and Marie-Claire are have hosted Americans in their lovely gîtes but are looking forward to meeting UnTourists who come stay with them.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-2 people

Sleeping

One bedroom on 2nd floor with a king-sized bed

Bathrooms

One bathroom with an Italian shower as well as a clawfoot bathtub; separate WC

Kitchen

Full kitchen facilities with ceramic 4-burner stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher

Laundry

Washing machine, no dryer (line-drying)

Level

Two floors, bedroom and bathroom/WC on 2nd floor

Accessibility

Bi-level with bedroom/bathroom upstairs

Transportation

5 minutes drive to the center of Le Thor, 15 minutes drive to L'Isle-sur Sorgue, 30 minutes drive to Avignon

Minuses

Not in town but 2km away from center of Le Thor

Pluses

Private outdoor patio, very fast Wi-Fi, lovely grounds, lovely retro style, AC

Special Features

A/C in the bedroom and the living room (rare in Provence); spacious, private furnished patio with a "summer kitchen" for outdoor cooking and dining, access to a large communal garden.


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

C. Henry, Livingston, TX

★★★★★

Rooms were very small. One small bathroom for 3 people. A few steps out the front door were beautiful gardens in bloom, with roses of all descriptions and a cherry tree bearing ripe cherries. Hosts Bernard and Marie Claire were delightful.


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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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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