Les Oliviers

Provence , France

  • 2-5
  • 3
  • 2
  • Walking distance to Gordes
  • Comfortable and contemporary
  • Sweeping countryside views
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

This charming villa is just a ten-minute walk from Gordes, regarded as the capital of the Luberon and one of the loveliest little spots in this whole delightful region. Perfectly picturesque and packed with gourmet restaurants, the small hilltop town attracts a discreetly upmarket clientele from all over France and beyond, making houses in the local area highly sought-after.

Les Oliviers sits in its own landscaped plot, with a south-facing terrace and pool for making the most of the long golden days. The elevated position offers far-reaching views over a classic Provençal landscape of olive groves and gently rolling hills, punctuated here and there by tiny hillside hamlets and bathed in the soft southern light that has inspired countless artists to try and capture its ephemeral beauty. The house is neatly finished both inside and out, built of tawny local stone that recalls the unique limestone ‘bories’ that have become emblematic of the region. And while the style may be timeless, the villa is in fact newly built, combining comfort and character to create an easy-living holiday space. It’s a perfect base for an active or foodie holiday (or both!), well suited to one or two couples looking for the quintessential Luberon experiences to enjoy on foot, by bike, car or even on horseback. Les Oliviers works equally well for a smaller family wanting to enjoy access to fine dining along with the enduring appeal of a villa with its own (heated) pool, with a choice of soft-adventure outings in the local area to keep older children happily engaged.

Good to know: Les Oliviers sits on a minor D-road which is a back route into Gordes, so some passing cars can be heard.

The local area
Gordes village centre is 700m away uphill, reachable in about 10 minutes on foot. Here you’ll find a great choice of quality restaurants, plus a minimarket and bakery as well as small artisan shops packed with local produce and hand-made items. The Tuesday market is a feast for all the senses, and when you want to do a bigger food shop, the nearest supermarket is in Coustellet (8km), which is also home to the marvellous Musée de la Lavande. A quick scan of the map reveals a litany of celebrated Provençal villages within a 20-30 minute radius; take your pick from Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Roussillon and Lacoste. The local area offers multiple hiking and biking routes, ranging from gentle to distinctly challenging, and if you’re here during the lavender blooming season (late June to mid August) the landscapes are even more spectacular. Nearby L’Ile sur La Sorgue is a pretty town in itself, and a focal point for activities such as kayaking, or try the high ropes course at Fontaine de Vaucluse. For an early or later season break when the weather is not so hot, it’s well worth a day trip to Arles, Avignon, Nîmes or Orange, all within 60 to 90km drive. For a slightly longer but very family friendly outing, consider the Pont du Gard coupled with the Haribo museum in Uzès.



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An in-villa chef and meal delivery service is available by arrangement



  • 3 bedroom single-storey villa (sleeps 2-5)
  • Open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room with direct access to terrace; kitchen includes dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker with full hob, cafetiere and Nespresso machine
  • Laundry room
  • Separate living room with smart TV
  • Double bedroom with 160cm bed; TV & sliding patio doors
  • Double bedroom with 160cm bed; TV, French doors, en-suite shower & basin 
  • Small additional 3rd bedroom with 140cm bed, best suited to 1 person. TV
  • Shower room with 2 x basins and separate WC
  • Additional guest WC


    • The owner of this villa will consider requests to bring a pet dog (no other pets). Please advise us of the age and breed of your dog, and we will contact the owner on your behalf. The owner reserves the right to refuse the request.


  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioning in bedrooms and living room
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Washing machine
  • Private heated swimming pool 7m x 3.5m and depth 1.20m; electric cover
  • Outdoor lounge furniture
  • Outdoor dining table for 6
  • Plancha grill
  • Boules court
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  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change for stays of two weeks or more


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am


  • Shops (Gordes) 10min walk
  • Restaurants (Gordes) 10min walk
  • Roussillon 10min drive
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 20min drive
  • Avignon 45min drive
  • Mont Ventoux 1hr drive
  • Marseille airport 1hr drive


For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

Les Oliviers is a beautiful villa with lovely views of the countryside, in walking distance to Gordes although via 10-minute walk up a hill (easier on the way down!). Gordes itself has plenty of restaurants, bakeries and a Spar supermarket.

Lisa Stocker, July 2023

Lovely place, very near other lovely places such as Goult. The Ochre Trail is not to be missed if you’re keen on landscape, woods and hiking. Roussillon is the nearest town with a spectacular position.

Simpson Traveller, July 2023

What a lovely little villa, tucked away in the countryside. Early morning visits to the bakery provided us with superb pains au chocolat and other delights, both savoury and sweet. Did the walking tour of the village, including the caves, and brought loads of things at the Tuesday market.

The Bennett family, July 2023

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There's no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the many Provençal villages with their cobbled streets and cafes. Hilltop towns glow in pale golden stone, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of fragrant purple lavender. From celebrated Gordes to charming Eygalières, each town has a market to help you discover local produce, or treat yourself to a long lazy lunch; from pavement cafes to Michelin stars, the midday meal in France is nothing short of an art form.

The cities of Avignon, Orange, Nîmes and Arles offer an architecturally rich and cultural day out but try to make time for lesser-known gems like Vaison la Romaine, Uzès and Ile sur la Sorgue for a less crowded but equally impressive picture of the history of the region.

A day at the beach is always an option but you can find other open water options closer to home, from child-friendly paddling in the River Gardon below le Pont du Gard, to kayaking down La Sorgue as it winds its way through the Luberon. Close to Avignon, Lac de Monteux has a lifeguarded beach and various water activities for all ages.

This is a destination to rival any other. Complemented by our selection of handpicked villas we can help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.

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