My wish is to make your stay a moment of happiness and sharing in benevolence.
Since its creation, La Buissonnière has been committed to an eco-responsible approach:
An historical building renovated with eco-friendly materials,
organic and mainly local products for your breakfast,
best tips to help you discover the secret wonders of the Luberon Natural Park.

You can also “privatise” the place, including kitchen, many living rooms and the garden, for weekly rent. No breakfast, but a housekeeper one hour a day.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

A bed & breakfast in La Buissonnière means :

  • Living in a charming old house right in the centre of Oppède-le-Vieux, the most magical village of Luberon.
  • Awaking out of time, with the song of the birds, facing a dramatic landscape.
  • Enjoying a tasty breakfast, made of organic food, mostly local products (as far as possible), homemade for the jams and pastry.
  • Relaxing in an elegant Art Deco atmosphere and revitalize yourself in the absolute calm of a preserved natural space.
  • Choosing among the many hiking (like the GR6) or biking trails (like the Tour du Luberon) which are to our door.
  • Or spending one day in Avignon, the Alpilles, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.

The house

We are ideally located in the heart of the old village d’Oppède : right in the centre, but in an absolute calm.

La Buissonnière is a distinguished house of the 17th century, which sheltered a time the girls’ school. In french, “Buissonnière” means “skipping school”, and it’s the perfect place for it.

Its luminous rooms face the medieval part of the village.

Its closed garden exposed to the south accommodates you for the breakfast, a siesta or a sunbath.

Each windows offers you stunning views on the beauty of the village. By night, each room shows you the illuminated wonderland, with the medieval church and ramparts.

No TV but a library including English books, music, a free wi-fi connection in the whole house.

Shared facilities

The lounge provides travel guides, tourist information, magazines, local information, literature… (French and English)

The breakfast is served in the garden when the weather is warm.

It can also be served in one of our living rooms when the weather cools. It is made of of organic food, mostly local products (as far as possible), homemade for the jams and pastry.

At the top of the House, a typical Provençal room named “soleillan” provides a panoramic view. Here you can relax, drink a tea or fresh drink, read a magazine, or simply enjoy the landscape.

The village

Located in a natural site of rocky outcrops and forests, Oppède-le-Vieux was preserved from modern urbanization and presents an exceptional architectural testimony: medieval and Renaissance houses, ancient stalls frontages, a 12th century church, and the ruins of an ancient fortified castle…

Visitors are invited to leave their car at the entrance of village, which they will discover while walking through a beautiful landscaped garden, growing 80 rustic local varieties. Then, it is along the leafy “calades”* that one reaches the perched church Notre-Dame d’Alidon and the ruins of the castle.

They dominate the village and, far down, the valley, with the Mont Ventoux, the Monts de Vaucluse and  the Alpilles for background.

*calade is a Provencal term for a cobblestone road, a typical work in old Luberon hilltop villages.

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