The La Paulanne Residence

luberon, provence
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(3 reviews)
Travel dates:
€443 - €620 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This Provence villa, just outside beautiful Bonnieux, has a large pool with picturesque views and would suit 2 families travelling together. It sleeps up to 8 and is appropriate for kids from babies to teens. The living room with open kitchen gives direct access to the terraces and the pool area. The 2 master bedrooms can be connected and are ideal for a family with little children. The bedroom at the back has its own entrance and is suitable for a nanny. From the terraces and the garden, you’ll have a fabulous view of the old town of Bonnieux.

Why Kids Love it

The house, La Paulanne, has a garden fenced by an old wall and hedges that’s perfect for kids to explore. At the back of the garden are the remains of a 15th century chapel, which will be a hit for the kids. The pool is a main attraction and close to the house for supervision. The house is within walking distance from the old town of Bonnieux where there are excellent kid-friendly restaurants and a weekly farmer’s market. There is a small playground on the edge of the village and cycling and hiking nearby.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Christian, the housekeeper, will welcome you upon arrival and be available for any questions you may have during your stay. The house is very safe for children and the swimming pool has a security cover. The house has kids’ toys, high chairs and a travel crib available. There is air conditioning recently installed throughout the house. Final cleaning, bed linens, towels, pool towels and hairdryers are included. For 14-night stays there is an extra charge of €75 for a weekly change of linens and towels. The pool is open from May to September only. There is an extra charge of €80 per week for pool heating if required. City tax is calculated per night and is €2.53 per adult, per night. Additional fees will be collected 6 weeks prior to check in.

About the Location

The house is just outside Bonnieux, one of the most picturesque old towns in the Luberon area of Provence. It a quieter destination frequented by families with 2nd residences, and is centrally located to visit the attractions of the Luberon and Provence. It’s close to the must-see towns of Gordes, Rousillon, Avignon and also the Grand and Petit Luberon. The house is located 45 minutes from the TGV rail station in Avignon and just over 1 hour from Marseille airport. Car hire is recommended to explore the area. There is private parking at the house for up to 2 cars.

Accommodation Details

La Paulanne has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 2 floors. On the ground floor is the kitchen which is open plan to the lounge with a dining area seating up to 8. French doors lead to the outside terrace with a dining table seating up to 8, the 8 x 4 x 1.5 m pool with 6 sun loungers, a charcoal BBQ and the garden. Also on this floor is a kingsize bedroom with an ensuite shower room and WC. On the mezzanine level are 2 more bedrooms, each with their own shower room and WC, 1 with a king bed and 1 with a queen. Bedroom 3 is accessed via bedroom 2 or from the outside. On the first floor is the kids’ bedroom with 2 twin / single beds with an additional WC on the landing.

Style Notes

Perfect Provence escape. The owners of this holiday home rented it with their small child and loved it so much they bought it. They have continued to do it up every year and the result is a light and bright modern interior with typically French pastel colors. The kitchen is a French gray and the bathrooms are contemporary with marble tiling. Bedrooms are tranquil with lovely linens. We love the adult bedrooms that each have their own generous-sized shower rooms, the private outdoor space that’s perfect for sunbathing or leisurely al fresco family meals, as well as being walking distance to Bonnieux.

Joel B.
Member since September 07, 2019
We are a family of 4, Joel, Kara and our daughter Maxine and son Felix. We love the little town of Bonnieux. We rented the villa Paulanne since 10 years, to spend our holidays in Bonnieux and fel in love with the beautiful town and surrounding. In 2019 we bought the house and want to continue welcoming guests when we don't use the Paulanne.

3 reviews

Vicki G.
Visited in August 2022
We had a wonderful stay at La Paulanne in August 2022. The house is located in a beautiful setting, a few hundred metres walk from the very picturesque village of Bonnieux. Our whole family really enjoyed daily walks into the village to get fresh pastries for breakfast, and enjoy delicious crepes and ice-cream at Le Tinel (we still reminisce about the ice-cream!). Our boys were 4 and 6 at the time of our stay and found the walk up the hill easy, helped by the promise of tasty treats at the end of the walk! Joel provided us with some excellent local recommendations ahead of our stay, which was our first visit to Provence, and house keeper Christian was very helpful during our stay, ready to answer questions. The house itself is bigger than it appeared in the photos, the garden is really lovely, with lots of seating areas. The new pool is fantastic with stunning views up the hill to the village and church. The village was almost entirely occupied by French holiday makers, which was a pleasant surprise, and gave our boys chance to try out some French phrases. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Paulanne!
Ariane T.
Visited in June 2022
We booked the La Paulanne after seeing the beautiful photos and it surpassed all our desires. Bonnieux is a small, convivial village - while we visited the neighboring villages, our 9 month old and we were most at home playing in the La Paulanne’s wonderful pool and making the morning walk into town for fresh croissants and baguettes. Christian was a fantastic groundskeeper, checking in throughout our stay, always with a laugh. We had a wonderful time at the residence, and can’t wait to return for another stay soon.
Gwen B.
Visited in August 2020
We couldn’t have been happier with La Paulanne! Gorgeous house with everything we needed and the location was perfect! We loved walking into the charming town of Bonnieux and easily driving to the other surrounding Villages. Joel was the perfect host - offering great recommendations, helping us find a babysitter and always very quick to reply and make sure everything was taken care of! We will definitely be back!

Luberon, Provence

The heart of Provence

For a true taste of Provence, look no further. The Luberon, with its vineyards, 1000-year-old hilltop villages, fields of lavender and a spectacular quality of light that inspired Van Gogh, Cezanne and Picasso, is a fabulous place to visit. There are markets for every day of the week, with stalls piled high with aged cheeses, freshly-baked bread and bright red strawberries; colorful hillsides to walk and ancient villages to visit. Its key towns include Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Arles, where you’ll find bullfighting and Roman ruins. Wander historic streets, eat delicious calissons - an almond-based treat - and take the kids horseback riding, river swimming and hiking in the hills.