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​Investing in the Luberon in Provence

​Investing in the Luberon in Provence

The Luberon, a haven of tranquility

It is a secret badly preserved because it is the first criterion. Probably for this reason that Provence is one of those privileged destinations where it is good to buy.

Thus, this small paradise in Vaucluse land that is the Luberon has become an international "spot", natural to the strong attractiveness of real estate. Perched villages, lively small towns and farmers markets ... here is a first portrait of the Luberon's assets. It is well known to purchasers who know that here, the quality of life also rhymes with the proximity of the TGV station, the Marseille airport and the roads, without taking anything away from the tranquility of the place.

Gordes, Ménerbes and Bonnieux, which is a landmark investment. Gordes, located exactly opposite the Luberon, dominates the valley from the Monts du Vaucluse. This southern position and its houses built of dry stone walls down to the plain, give it a special character, chic, very side. A little further east in the direction of Apt, the village of Goult, with its famous traders, has acquired a great reputation. On the northern slope of its relief, Ménerbes, Oppède and Bonnieux are the inescapable of the Petit Luberon. Surrounded by vineyards and planted on their rocky outcrops, these villages attract notably because they offer the possibility of settling in their heart, in old houses called "village", the charm of which is due among other things to their different levels and the authenticity of the preserved materials and remains.

In the surrounding lands, depending on the Luberon Regional Nature Park, it is difficult to build there because the environment is protected here. On the other hand, there are the famous "Mas" or traditional farms which sometimes retain the traces of the farms of yesterday and become privileged private residences. The Grand Luberon and the villages of Saignon and Céreste. Finally, on the southern slope, looking towards the city of Aix-en-Provence, Lourmarin also conquered a varied clientele, internationally fascinated by narrow streets lined with sun-drenched stones.

The Luberon Hotel

They all want to buy a luxurious house in the Luberon. They are the stars of showbiz, politics or sports. Celebrities both French and foreign, for many Americans. Do you want to get away from it all?

The hotel is located in the heart of the Luberon, between the Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. All those who seek a haven of peace and the authenticity of preserved sites decide to invest in a farmhouse, a bastide or a renovated farm.

Despite its strengths, can the Luberon as Saint-Tropez or Cannes? The difference is in size when it comes to investing in the region, it is not to impress the gallery, but for its own pleasure and to be quiet.

and bling bling, "said the head of a real estate agency in the Luberon.

The real estate agent also sells property in the Alpilles and Cannes but is full of protected areas, enamelled small hilltop villages. "There is no traffic jam or stress: for someone who comes from New York or another major capital, it is such a change of scenery. "

Picasso, Dave and Jack Lang

Just like Saint-Tropez, the attractiveness of the Luberon is not new. In 1944 Picasso bought a house in Ménerbes, today More beautiful village of France. Among the other favorite places of the stars: Gordes, by François Mitterrand. Roman Polanski or Miss France Sylvie Tellier. Bonnieux is also popular with the people: Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Béart have sheltered their love and Jacques Lang has a residence of 192 m2. Saumane-de-Vaucluse, in the garrigue at 300 meters altitude. For years, Dave has fallen in love with the region and spends part of his time in his property in Saumane-de-Vaucluse.