Lulled by the cicadas and slightly light-headed from the heat of the sun, one can be tempted to do nothing but admire the authentic beauty and the tranquillity of the area at Villa Stelina, as the British author said, “Nowhere in the world can one do so little and gain so much pleasure”.
Area & Experiences
At the end of the 1980s, an English writer tired of the harsh climate came to live in the Luberon, a small Provencal mountain located between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. Looking for a new subject, he would be inspired by his new everyday live and set to describing the dry land, the traditional markets and the pleasures of a life in the sun that Pagnol and Giono told of before him. A few years later “A Year in Provence” appeared and it was the beginning of a literary success that would last over a decade.
The mainly English audience adored the landscapes that Peter Mayle detailed in his books, places similar to the wine varieties of Ménerbes and similar vineyards that line a dry land that cross a rocky path. If one takes such a path, it leads to the property by passing under a jagged arch cut out of an old wall covered with climbing plants. This wall borders a swimming pool and a terrace surrounded by pine trees and lavender plants.
Our nearby experiences
Flying over ochre
As the sun rises, a big colourful hot-air balloon expands while the surrounding nature is still fast asleep. Hop into the basket and take off over the multi-colour countryside and the big vein of Roussillon ochre. A hot-air balloon ride over Luberon feels like an imaginary fairy tale like you are taking a few steps in a childhood dream.
The oldest vineyard in the Luberon
Discover the Luberon's award-winning wines in one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Follow the owner through the corridors of his family's chateau to the magnificent cellar. Here, taste the domain's robust wines and listen to the surprising and mysterious history that hides within the old stone walls.
The truffle chase
Meet a family of Luberon truffle growers and head out in search of the fabulous fungus in the golden late-afternoon sun. Team up with Michel and his truffle-hunting dog and dive into the oaks to learn how to find and gather truffles. When you return, a feast will be waiting for you under the trees for a meal with the precious fungus's powerful flavours prepared before your eyes.
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