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Le Jardin #2

Cozy 2-bedroom apartment in Le Thor, Provence

Stay in Provence

Located in the countryside just a few kilometers from the lovely Provençal village of Le Thor, Le Jardin 2 is a cozy (860 sq. ft.) two -bedroom apartment set on two levels that was recently renovated by the owner (winter 2019). The apartment is part of the original Mas, a traditional Provençal farmhouse, but it has its own entry and patio surrounded by the large garden and wooded property.

The apartment has been tastefully restored and renovated by the owners, Bernard and Marie-Claire. The apartment is furnished with many lovely antiques and in warm Provencal colors that gives it a local charm.

The open-plan ground level includes a fully equipped kitchen that opens out onto the living/dining area. That area features a stone fireplace as its centerpiece. Up a couple short fights of stairs you'll find two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two twin beds, as well as the bathroom with shower stall. The double bedroom features a small balcony with a table and two chairs to enjoy the views of the garden.

WiFi speed as of September 2020: 1000 Mbps Down/1000 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.
  • Use of a local GPS unit during your UnTour.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • Local information, a regional map, and the UnTouring Provence guidebook, researched and written by UnTours staff, full of insider tips and day trip information.
  • A local cultural event, like a traditional French meal at a local restaurant.
  • 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 2

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 1-4 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms, one with double, one with 2 twins

Bathrooms

Bathroom with shower stall

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 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, bathroom is on second floor

Pluses

Outdoor patio, very fast Wi-Fi, lovely grounds, lovely vintage French style, AC (bedroom level)

Special Features

A/C on 2nd Fl.,bedroom level (rare in Provence); furnished outdoor patio, access to a large communal garden, working fireplace


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

B. & P. Reiss 9/19

★★★★★

We stayed in a lovely apartment in Le Thor in Provence. Our hosts Marie Claire and Bernard were exceptional hosts. The apartment was well appointed and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. When we arrived, a bottle of wine, cheeses and jams awaited us. In addition the refrigerator was stocked with daily essentials. The apartment was centrally located and enabled us to visit many nearby towns. One was more special than the other,,,This was our first UnTours experience and we will do it again"

M. GRIFFITH, 6/19

★★★★★

The Alcaraz "apartment" or rather same house was comfortable and spacious for two adults. We thoroughly enjoyed eating out in the patio as one of us enjoyed the fresh produce at the various markets and likes to cook. Apartment was with easy walking distance of center of town and many restaurants options from pizza to fine dining. It was also within easy drives to many Provence attractions. Would definitely stay at apartment again.


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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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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