Sunday, November 16, 2008


"L'Eau Salee", an 18th century farmhouse with a large 16m x 6m swimming pool, offers weekly rentals throughout the year for groups/families up to 27 people.

: 27 guests (entire property), or
L'ELEPHANT : 15 guests
LE TILLEUL : 12 guests

3 kms from Malaucène in the southern French department of the Vaucluse, a magnificent sprawling Provençal farm property built in 1783, in a secluded location yes close to all amenities, south-facing and protected from the Mistral wind, peaceful, L'Eau Salée is the perfect location to recharge one's batteries in the healthy, clean air of the foothills of the Mont Ventoux.

Those seeking a more invigorating break couldn't wish for more in an area of Provence renowned for its countryside, ideal for cyclists and ramblers. The area even has its own ski resort just 25 minutes' drive away up the Mont Ventoux, the Mont Serein village. Last season it was open non-stop from January to April. During the summer sporting and open air activities including free-wheel carting on the grassy ski runs, horse and pony trekking, grass skiing, a tree platform course and Tyrolean traversing, mountain biking, as well as less strenuous hiking around the many marked paths.

Only ten minutes to the beautiful town of Vaison-la-Romaine, a picturesque mix of historical features from its elevated mediaeval cité, to its famous Roman bridge and amphitheatre, where concerts are held, featuring anything from ballet to opera to rock bands, through the summer. Close to Vaison wine lovers can wander the Côte du Rhône and Ventoux itineraries along the Route des Vins, sampling the excellent vintages of famous vineyards in Rasteau, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Séguret, Châteauneuf du Pape, Beaumes de Venise.

Vaison's Tuesday market attracts people from far and wide, with eclectic stalls of all manner of Provençal products taking over most of the centre of town.

The Provençal hinterland is an an artist's paradise, with galleries, potteries and artisanal workshops to be found throughout this part of the Vaucluse.

English- and French-speaking hosts do all they can to help you get the best out of your holiday, whether you are looking for a relaxing, energising break, a healthy holiday on two wheels exploring the Ventoux and Dentelles ranges, or a cultural exploration of a region jam-packed with summer time fun from music, to theatre, to wine festivals.

Take a trip through our website to see the full details of the accommodation available, with photos of the farmhouse, the tariffs, and availability.
  • two self-contained gîtes OR farmhouse can be rented as a whole (sleeps up to 27 people)
  • secluded, not another house in sight... yet a few minutes' drive from Vaison la Romaine
  • BIG pool - 16m x 6m
  • A little corner of Provençal paradise...
L'Eau Salée an 18th century farm nestling in a secluded private valley in Provence.

Aerial view of l'Eau Salee

Located between Vaison la Romaine (10 minutes) and Malaucene (5 minutes)