to Le Poirier
Poirier has spectacular views over the surrounding forests and
lake and accommodates up to eight people in three bedrooms, open
plan living/dining room and kitchen with all modern conveniences,
and a large garden, balcony and terrace.
Poirier is ideally situated to enjoy a range of activities from
watersports in the nearby Lac de
Sainte-Croix, to hiking in France's 'grand canyon', the Gorges
du Verdon, as well as relaxing in numerous local restaurants.
Le Poirier is a perfect place to enjoy a digital detox. There is no internet access although you can get it in the village or hire a dongle if you are desperate! Why not switch off completely, clear your mind and get back to nature.
(read some digital detox facts here.)
the local village of Bauduen,
two kilometres away from Le Poirier, there are three restaurants,
two shops and a weekly market on Sundays. The village has musical
events most weekends in July and August, as well as tennis courts,
pedalo, sailing and canoe hire facilities. Bauduen
is situated on the Lac de Sainte-Croix,
which has many little beaches dotted around its shoreline. The nearest
town, Aups, eight kilometres
away from Le Poirier, boasts a range of restaurants and two
local attractions include the famous 'village in the sky', Tourtour,
with its art galleries and stylish cafés and the rocky Moustiers
Sainte-Marie with its waterfall running through the centre of
you want to go further afield, you can enjoy the glamour of the
Cote d'Azur (one and a half-hours' drive), the ski slopes of the
Hautes-Alpes (one and a half-hours'
drive), and the lavender fields
of Provence (30 mins).
Visit our places to visit page for further information about local attractions or read articles on the 'Three As of Provence' and 'A Few Things to Do in Provence'
a relaxing stay, it did us the world of good, messing about on the
lake, going for long walks in the forest and sleeping loads."
love your gorgeous house, so well-equipped. Looking out at the lake
and seeing it change colour throughout the day was mesmerising."
had a very relaxing time touring the area. We especially liked Tourtour,
Cotignac and Sillans. We ate well at Les Terrasses du Lac at St
Croix. The table tennis was a big success. All in all, a very enjoyable
had a great time, sailing, canoeing, walking in the gorge and horseriding
- great to have all these activities on the door step."
be back, had a lovely holiday."
stands still here and all seems at one, far from the madding crowd."
a wonderful, warm friendly house you have. We really felt like God
in France, as the Dutch say! It's like a paradise, so quiet and
peaceful. What a wonderful place. Thanks a lot and we hope to come
had a fantastic week and did so much. We had sailing lessons for
two days, went to Barjols, Aups, Moustiers, Aiguines, Avignon, Casis,
Ste. Maxime to name but a few. We ate twice at the Café du Midi
which was fabulous. Just the atmosphere and level of sophistication
we needed. We loved the table tennis table and even our teenage
son was not bored!
you have clearly put a lot of thought into the house and what people
need and I was very impressed with your attention to everyone¹s
needs. It has been a great break and we feel stimulated and rested
even though we didn't exactly sit still."
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