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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the outside this is an imposing building with a rich history of accommodating officers of French law, but as you step into the beautiful reception area, be prepared for a surprise!

Of the 7 apartments in total, 6 have 2 bedrooms, one has 1 bedroom and the other has 3 bedrooms. Each is very spacious with King and Queen size beds, well-equipped kitchens and large bathrooms. Outside there's a large private terraces and shared used of the pool garden and gym.

The style throughout the building is comfortable, modern and uncluttered. There is incredible attention to detail and where possible, the original features of the building have been retained and incorporated in the new design.

One of the biggest surprises is to find such a large pool, garden and private gym, hidden from view of the village. Again take a look at the photos to get an idea of the great views and privacy of this area.

The Gendarmerie is the perfect location if you want to be in the heart of the Luberon and able to explore all the picture-postcard hilltop villages, great restaurant and surrounding spectacular scenery. It has the advantage of a village centre location, but the luxury and tranquillity often only found when you stay at a remote, expensive villa.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Meditteranean Coast 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nimes or Marseille 60 km, Nearest railway: Avignon TGV 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Satellite television is available

Wi Fi Internet access available in all but one apartment.

Bedding and towels are provided and included in the cost of your holiday.

There' s a communal laundry with 2 washing machines and an iron.

The owner arranges the end of your stay cleaning and this is included in the cost of your holiday.

Further details outdoors

Outside each apartment has a private terrace/balcony with high quality garden furniture.

The clever design means they enjoy sun during autumn and winter but are more shaded during the hot summer.

The large pool, which is heated in spring and autumn, has a shallow interior pool for children and a large surrounding paved area.

There's also a shaded area with garden furniture - ideal for relaxing and sipping a glass of white wine!

If you are feeling active, there's an indoor fitness room alongside the pool area.

Further details

During the winter months, there is an additional charge for winter heating.

Gas, electric, & water: These are all included in the rental cost.

The owner arranges end-of-stay cleaning, and this is included in the rental cost.

Bed & bathroom linen is included in the rental cost.

There are a couple of baby cots and also a high chair if required

In France, it is necessary to pay a “Taxe de Séjour” at the end of your stay. It has been included here in the rental cost.

The owner requests a damage deposit of 350 Euros on arrival and this will be refunded to you at the end of your stay, less the replacement cost of any breakages.

The change over day is Saturday during the high season, although during the low season flexibility is possible

Long weekend stays are not usually permitted during the high season, although flexibility is possible during the low season.

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

The winding roads of the Luberon, with spectacular views, are great to explore and you'll find loads of picturesque villages (Gordes, Menerbes, Maubec) on the doorstep.

Just a short drive away there's a great Sunday morning market at Coustellet and the larger town of Apt is only 15 minutes away.

There's loads to do and see in the area; St Remy-de-Provence, famous for its Roman architecture, Les Baux with its ruined castle and unique rock formations, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, famous as an antique centre and market. Also within easy reach are Pont du Gard, Avignon with the Palace of the Popes, Marseille with its famous waterfront, the Amphitheatre at Nimes and the cultured avenues of Aix-en-Provence.

If activity is your thing, this area is perfect for climbing, cycling, mountain biking, trekking, golf, tennis and swimming.


The village of Bonnieux has a rich and varied history and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Luberon.

In summer the village is really popular and therefore has some great restaurants and cafés. Although not very big, it has some useful and interesting shops, including bakers, butchers, grocery, pharmacy, post office and tourist information centre. There's also a local market on a Friday.

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30 Aug 2014


"Excellent Apartment"

We stayed for a week in August (family of 4, kids 6 & 4 yrs). The apartment exceeded our expectations. It was large and beautifully decorated. It had a balcony overlooking the pool and good wifi acces… More

14 Aug 2014


"If all police stations where like this i would be a lifer"

very nice appt on the top floor .. fantastic views ... nice pool to wind down after a day of visiting this lovely region....appt was in the center of the village which has plenty of restaurants to cho… More

23 Jul 2014


"Wonderful Family Stay In Provence"

We recently had a week for our family of four in the beautiful village of Bonnieux staying at The Old Gendarmerie, we couldn't have asked for more.The apartment was great, a good size for us, won… More

24 May 2014


"Superb little perched village easily accessible to all Provence."

Comfortable stay in a clean, well-appointed apartment in centre-ville of Bonnieux. Kitchen had everything necessary for in-apartment cooking and dining. Good interned access. Comfortable beds. Lovely … More

19 Apr 2014


"Lovely accommodation set in a stunning landscape"

The village of Bonnieux, less than an hours drive from Avignon TGV, was everything we had hoped it would be. We arrived in the village with no problems, although finding the apartment was not quite as… More

13 Sep 2013


"Loved our stay in friendly sunny Bonnieux at the Gendarmerie"

Cannot fault this place. Spacious, clean, character, beautiful pool, other guests were friendly, well equipped apartment, short walk to everything. We recommend hiring electric bikes from Sunebikes … More

7 Aug 2013


"Great place with pool in the centre of town"

Great apartment (le lieutenant ) with views across the luberon to Lacoste. Great to have such a big pool in the centre of everything. The apartments are finished to a high standard and very comfortable. A private parking spot is provided which is invaluable during the summer.

24 Jul 2013


"Beautiful village with spectacular views"

The apartments are very centrally located in the middle of Bonnieux, and being a hilltop town, it has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. All amenities are within walking distance with … More

28 Jun 2013


"Fun to stay in the heart of Bonnieux"

We stayed in the largest suite in the Gendarmerie - it has three bedrooms, two with king beds and one small room with a bunk bed. The living area is spacious, and there is a nice shady balcony. The ki… More

22 Apr 2013


"Delightful stay in an excellent apartment in Bonnieux"

We stayed for two weeks in the Old Gendarmerie 2. The apartment had two bedrooms a bathroom separate toilet small workable kitchen and a good size lounge area. There was also a balcony. Parking was pr… More

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Colin and Helen Bowles (Property Manager Joie de Vivre)

  • 10 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Oct 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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