Nearby Attractions

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The Senanque-Abbey

Only twenty minutes by car away!


The village of Gordes

Only eight minutes by car!


The landscape itself

we are a part of it!

Musee de la Lavande a Coustellet

The museum of Coustellet

Only ten minutes by car away!

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The mill of St. Saturnin

Only ten minutes by car away!

Ocres de Roussillion

Roussillon and its ochre rocks

Only seven minutes by car away!


We stayed at Le Bois Dormant for 6 days in early June and had one of the best times ever in a B&B. Located in the heart of the countryside in the Luberon outside of St. Saturnin des Apt, the B&B is a typical Provencal house: stucco with pastel shutters. Mariel and Jean Claude, the especially gracious and welcoming hosts, keep the house immaculate. Marie prepares breakfasts that are out of this world: fresh croissants and baguette, amazing butter and homemade jams (the cherry jam was made from cherries from the neighboring orchard), several different kinds of delicious local cheeses, fresh local fruit, granola, yogurt, coffee and juice. If you could bear to miss a meal in Provence (which we couldn’t), this magnificent feast would definitely hold you over until supper. To top it off, we ate outside in the beautiful garden beside a lovely swimming pool. Marie also makes wonderful, typical Provencal suppers several days a week for a reasonable charge, if you remember to make your request in the morning. The rooms were pleasantly decorated and the bathroom had new fixtures. There were a total of 3 rooms, so it would be important to make reservations. Marie spoke a little English and we spoke a little French, so together with our French-English dictionary and Marie’s unusual patience, we communicated very well. She was eager to recommend restaurants and local sites and indicated daily on a small blackboard where the local markets were being held that day. The location was perfect for viewing the wonderful small towns of the Luberon: Gordes, Lacoste, Rousillon, Lourmarin, Saignon,Isle de la Sorgue, etc.. This was one of the best B&Bs at which we’ve ever stayed. - Lifeisajourney Our familiy stayed during the first week in August. Very nice, clean and well kept property. Rooms are neat, bathroom super clean. The property is close to enchanting little towns. A car is needed. Starting with breakfast prepared by Marielle with fresh fruit, brioche she baked, cheese etc. As it was very warm (32°C) we stayed around the pool and refreshed during the day. Evenings we went out to visit the surroundings and searched with the help of Marielle a fine restaurant to have dinner. La Provence offers very exquisite food and wine selection so we enjoyed dinner in beautiful settings and high quality standard restaurants. Thanks to the hospitality and knowdlege of our hosts we had a very relaxing and delicious experience in the Luberon. We are looking forward to visiting Le Bois Dormant again. - vacaciones12