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Charming 15th Century Village House with patio

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Lourmarin, Luberon National Park, Aix-en-Provence - Situated in the Sunshine Provence

L’Oustaloun (pronounced 'loo sta loon') means 'the very little house' in Provencal, the language one would have heard on the streets of Lourmarin back in the 11th century when the watchtower, which now holds the village clock, was being built. Open the window overlooking the oldest street in Lourmarin, rue de la Juiverie. L’Oustaloun was fully renovated in 2007 and freshly furnished in a charming Provencal style, L’Oustaloun is the perfect size for a couple or single person. In the living room a small bistro-style table is perfect for morning coffee and croissants or a dinner prepared from foods purchased at the day’s market. Open the nearby window and in floats the gentle purr of the village and friendly voices of passers-by on the tiny rue de Juiverie. The fireplace which when filled with logs, throws off tremendous warmth and is an invitation to relax on the comfortable couch facing. Lourmarin is officially known as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Come and see.

Property Manager
Tatiana Guillemin
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Tatiana Guillemin

My name is Nanou and my daughter, Tatiana will manage L'Oustaloun. She was 10 years in communication and fashion in Paris and then, she managed for a few years a guest house and cottages of charm in Burgundy in the heart of the gold coast and its prestigious wines. She discovered a passion for this occupation and beyond a true life style.

On my side, after several years in Home Fashion, we decided to join our experiences to mix both activities, renting cottages fully decorated with our Atelier's items and furnitures. That's how our project is born.

Lourmarin in Provence was just the natural choice.

Tatiana Guillemin purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tatiana Guillemin chose Lourmarin

As we everyday do in Lourmarin, our guests will feel and breathe "the Saint-Tropez of the sixties wind" that blows on our beautiful village.

They will have the chance to spend some days as if they were out of time and space.

Their senses will be blown away, enhanced by scenery, colors, flavors, food, wine, inebriating perfumes and human make their stay an unforgettable one.

What makes this cottage unique

My property is at the gateway to the Luberon Nat. Park central to all the old century hilltop villages and within close proximity to Avignon, Aix en Provence and the Côte d'Azur. The Verdon Gorges are close at hand which are spectacular with so much more.

A true recommendation is that my guests keep returning and that in itself speaks volumes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lourmarin in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Upstairs bathroom. Bathroom en-suite with wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Small Children under 10 are not allowed in as the village house is not adapted for them. Requests could be possible. Non smoking. No pets allowed. Outside: Semi private patio. TO share with the other cottage next door... always very quiet... Utility Room: Store room under the stairs. Downstairs, washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality towels and linen included. Property cleaned weekly. Other: Down the outside stairs, very nice semi-private patio where having breakfast or a drink. The patio is covered by wifi, like the house.


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Charming 15th Century Village House with patio
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Cosy, characterful duplex.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in a fascinating town.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marianne and John, Thank you for your nice review. I'm happy to know that you liked the cottage and the village! I wish you the best for the future... Best regards, Nanou
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Perfectly located. Quiet pedestrian street. All amenities - so cute!

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect setting for a couple or single traveler. Everything is provided. The kitchen well equipped for cooking - at any level. The bed is super comfy. The colors are soft and Provencial. The water pressure is excellent. Even the entranceway is very quaint and ancient.

Note to travelers: the bath/toilet area is only separated by a screen, so it is not very private and the stairs from the main living area to the bedroom are very narrow and steep.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely village! Quaint apartment.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfectly in keeping with its centuries old surroundings but thoughtfully and effectively modernized. It was accurately represented and well equipped. Nanou was welcoming, attentive, responsive and generally delightful. The place is tiny, however, and the private courtyard provided some additional space and a refuge from the unexpected heat wave. Overall, a fine experience.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John and Nancy, Thank you for appreciating the Oustaloun and letting other guests know... It was a pleasure to have you here! Kind regards, Nanou
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Like Home in Lourmarin

  • 5 of 5

What a charming little cottage for our anniversary celebration! Impeccable! The cottage apartment was perfect in every way... immaculate upon arrival with beautiful white roses on the table, a bottle of rosé in the fridge and a little anniversary gift for us. The bed is comfy, too, important for travelers! Nanou, our hostess, was always welcoming, available, friendly, and very helpful whenever we had the slightest need. Beyond being genuinely sweet, she also seemed to anticipate our needs. If you stay here, which I highly recommend, you will experience the same, I am certain. Her English is very good, as well, if you do not happen to speak French. A special treat was a personal tour of the "cave" and a dégustation where Tatiana works.

The town of Lourmarin is absolutely lovely. Nanou and Tatiana have a little boutique in Lourmarin, as well. La Rose de Bagatelle is such a joy to visit! The spirit of the town is to be welcoming and kind to tourists. Lourmarin is filled with local color and friendly cafés. The Friday market is not to be missed! It is the very BEST in the area. I cannot say enough about Lourmarin except that we hope to come back and stay even longer next time!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen and Frank, How emotional to read what you wrote about the home, about the village and its atmosphere, and about me and Tatiana... I always try to make my guests comfortable as if they were "at Home"; And I'm so happy to know that I succeeded in this! And it is also thanks to you and your love for France, your being open, friendly, educated and respectful. Vous êtes bienvenus tous les deux à Lourmarin quand vous voulez... Faites un agréable voyage de retour vers la Floride, et encore, Happy Anniversary! Bises de Nanou, Roberto et Tatiana
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Lovely little cottage in a very pretty village.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice 10 day stay. Tatiana was lovely and very helpful.

We enjoyed evenings in the courtyard having the odd night in with local cheese and fresh crusty bread.

The cottage very clean.

Always found car parking in the village.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The coastal town of Cassis is one hour away on the Côte d' Azur. Two and half hours drive to Nice along the coastal road past towns like Antibes, Cannes - wonderful breathtaking experience. Cassis is a mini St. Tropez.


To get to Lourmarin if you come from overseas, the best is to fly direct to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and take the high speed train called TGV to either Aix-en-Provence TGV station or Avignon TGV station where you can rent a car and drive on lovely back roads. If you live in Europe, is to fly into the Marseille airport or Avignon and rent a car. Both are 1 h from Lourmarin.


To get to Lourmarin if you come from overseas, the best is to fly direct to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and take the high speed train called TGV to either Aix-en-Provence TGV station or Avignon TGV station where you can rent a car and drive on lovely back roads. If you live in Europe, is to fly into the Marseille airport or Avignon and rent a car. Both are 1 h from Lourmarin.

Further Details:

A day in Cassis with a visit to the Calanques. Exploring the villages of the Luberon on market day. Favorites include Lourmarin, Cucuron, Bonnieux. Exploring the little know wine regions of the Luberon - sometimes you just have to be a tourist. Morning coffee at Cafe Gaby in Lourmarin. Get there early to see the local life of the village. A day of hiking in Buoux with a stop at Auberge des Seigneurs for lunch. Theatre Antique in Orange - incredible. Pont de Gard - pictures do not do it justice. At day of hiking in Buoux with a stop at Auberge des Seigneurs for lunch. Spending time in the village of Lourmarin where there are many small excellent restaurants and cafes, pastry and bakery shops, a beautiful castle, the tomb of Albert Camus, and lots of art galleries. Peter Mayle has chosen to live there—so read some of his books before going! Visiting the neighboring villages in and around the Luberon: Bonnieux, Lacoste, Buoux, Roussillon, and Gordes. Visiting the Luberon National Park itself where the mountains are covered with forests and the plains are filled with vineyards, olive trees, and fields of lavender (which is a tremendous color and fabulous aroma). Going to all the outdoor markets, especially the ones in Lourmarin, Aix, and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where there is also a famous antique market every Sunday. Visiting Avignon with its ramparts, Palace of the Popes, and Pont d’Avignon. Visiting Arles where van Gogh lived and painted. Visiting Cassis and putting your toe in the Mediterranean Sea. Seeing the Pont du Gard. Visiting Aix-en-Provence where Cezanne lived and painted. Just enjoy all the exceptional wine.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The rent is net, taxes and cleaning fees included, bed linen and towels furnished. At arrival we would ask you a security deposit in cash only of 200€ that we will return you when at your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.