6. HAUTE PROVENCE REGION La Maison des Trois ChaponsHte-Provence region - Hte-Provence cottage - Hte-Provence village
The Luberon valley is just over an hour by car away from Buis - with its collection of beautiful high
Up and over the Gordes escarpment
there is one of our favourite places in France
- the 12C Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque - one of the Three Sisters of Provence.
The Cistercians preached ascetic ideals of isolation, poverty and simplicity - all of which
have influenced their architecture. Sénanque - set in its grey and rocky canyon - is an unforgettable
sight when the sun strikes its grey stone and the surrounding fields of purple lavender.
Left - almost next door to Bonniux is the village of Menerbes from A Year in Provence fame.
One of the most popular excursions
from this cottage is to drive up to the summit of
Mont Ventoux - it is really close to our village and you can see it from everywhere with its
white peak which seems like snow from the distance - but you need a good thread for heights.
The 360 degree views from the summit
are breathtaking and in the winter
there is a possibility of skiing - although there is not always enough snow there.
The Tour-de-France cyclists make the climb up here almost every year.
Avignon - also shown in our other Provence cottage sight-seeing - is also only an hour from Buis
Avignon - explore the carefully restored Palais - the great halls and remnants of wall frescos and mosaics
En route to or from Avignon is the historic Roman town of Orange.
Located between Avignon and Orange is Châteauneuf-du-Pape - almost completely dedicated to its
Vaison-la-Romaine with its extensive Roman ruins, Roman Theatre where many concerts are held
There were floors in mosaics, marble, marquetry, and statues, ponds, atriums, and private thermal baths,
And wherever you drive around our
village of Buis-les-baronnies in the summer
you are surrounded by fields of lavender, olives and mountains -
- and in spring time the fields
are full of waving poppies.
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Sightseeing in Haute Provence
The magnificent high walks all around this cottage
straight from the cottage.
Vaison la Romaine - with its important remains of a Roman city - and a marvelous market
every Tuesday which fills every street and square - one of the best markets in the region.
Nyons - capital of olives, in a wonderful setting of mountains and river.
Avignon and the Palaces of the Popes - bustling with ramparts, towers and palaces.
Chateauneuf du Pâpe where you can buy and taste its magnificent wines.
Carpentras - a typical Vaucluse town, formerly the capital of the Papal State.
L'Isle-sur-Sorgue - and its huge Sunday market specializing in antiques and brocante.
The Luberon Valley and its perched villages - particularly
Gordes - perhaps the most beautiful in the afternoon sunshine.
Menerbes and Bonnieux - then Lacoste and the Marquis de Sade - and especially do not miss
Roussillon - where the entire village is a study in shades of burnt-sienna, yellows, umbers
with an ochre walk around the cliff tops showing the remarkable natural pigments.
The Abbey of Sénanque - one of the Cistercian Three Sisters of Provence and its lavender fields.
Mont Ventoux - for the greatest views imaginable, drive up to the summit and continue
down to the lavender village of Sault.
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