THE REGION

Picture postcard perfect GORDES - 10 minutes away by car


The surrounding area and villages.

Cabrieres is midway between the famous villages of Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse and Isle sur la Sorgue.

Gordes, honoured by it’s plaque 'Un des plus beaux villages de France' is perched on a hillside with spectacular views; 

Fontaine de Vaucluse, known for it’s spectacular source of the Sorgue River, crystal clear waters, weirs, water wheels and many waterside restaurants.

Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its Sunday antique and Provencal market and its pretty setting on an island surrounded by the canals of the Sorgue river.

Coustellet, our neighbouring village, boasts an impressive lavender museum with lavender distillation on site in July and August.  It’s shop also offers a vast range of lavender products.

Within a half hour drive you have all the well known Luberon villages of Oppede Le Vieux, Lacoste, Menerbes, Bonnieux and Roussillon plus many other lesser known gems.

The whole area abounds with restaurants and vineyards. There is a market each day of the week in one of the nearby villages.

The summer months also bring endless fêtes and festivals. The French like to find any excuse for a party. One of our favourites is la Fête du Rire (Fête of Laughter) in Cavaillon. Others are the Fête du Vin in Gordes, Fête des Olives in Lagnes, Fêtes de Lavande in Sault and the Fête du Melon in Cavaillon to mention just a few!

Lacoste has an open air Opera season, as does Orange, and local Gordes offers open air summer concerts.

IMG 1002 Roussillon x


ROUSSILLON - visit the disused ochre mines

ISLES SUR LA SORGUE - twice weekly markets and a haven for antique lovers

lavender lines x

Lavender fields near Sault where the Lavender Festival takes place annually on the middle Saturday in August.  We are also only an hour and half from the equally well known lavender fields on the Plateux de Valensole.  As photographers we know most of the local settings and will happily advise you.

Lavender vista 2x
Camargue 1x

The Camargue is an hour to an hour and half’s drive.  


© Carlo ROMMELAERE 2014