Since the 17th Century

La Grande Bastide, has a total surface of 4 hectares, the domain is enclosed and has an automatic gate with an access code.

The entrance is flat and surrounded by trees and plants. Un private parking space is available to our guests.

The swimming pool (6m x 12m) is equipped with a safety cover.

Lavanders, roses, aromatic plants, an orchard full of olive trees and other fruit trees, a forest of hundred-year-old oaks and pines…  A peaceful place in the heart of Provence.




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La Grande Bastide surroundings

  • In front of the property (2km) is the famous Colorado Provençal. An exceptional site full of colors and flora, which leads to beautiful hikes away from crowded touristic places.
  • The Colorado Adventure is a tree-climbing site (junior and adult level), an unforgettable experience for the whole family. You can walk there from the Grande Bastide. Warm welcome and professional supervision. Reservations recommended. 
  • Bicycle enthusiasts will be delighted. It is possible to rent bicycles in Apt (reasonable rates and good services). If you are traveling with your own bikes you can leave them in a protected space.
  • The leisure center in Apt is located on the edge of the Riaille lake, in a calm and pleasant environment. It is a 10 hectare site which allows the practice of nautical activities and land activities (sailing course or rental, mountain biking, archery). Activities are supervised by qualified instructors and are adapted for people with disabilities.
  • The area is known for its clean skies and stargazing is a popular activity for both adults and children. In Lagarde d’Apt (15km) you can visit the Sirene Observatory which is open all year round. 
  • La Grande Bastide is 1km away from the village of Rustrel. In the village there is a bakery with great bread and pastries (made in a traditional oven), a post office, a grocery store, several small shops and two welcoming and friendly bars / restaurants. 
  • For shopping and errands, you should go to Apt (8km), where there are many specialized stores as well as several supermarkets such as Intermarché and Leclerc. You will also find the Sylla cellar where you can discover local wines.
  • In Apt there are two interesting markets: on Saturday morning the famous “grand marché d’Apt”, labeled “Exceptional French market”, is held and always attracts a crowd of visitors. You have to make an effort and get up early in order to find a parking space in the city. On Tuesday morning there is also a farmer’s market where you will find local seasonal products.
  • There are multiple summer festivals, in Apt and in the neighboring villages (Arles, Gordes, Saint Saturnin, Ménèrbes, Avignon, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Aix-en-Provence). Marseille is 90km away and the French Riviera about 250km away.