B&B | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Set in sublime scenery of woodland, vineyards and olive groves of "Green Provence", this family-run country guest house invites you to a haven of tranquillity and relaxation amidst lovely natural sceneries. In the shade of century-old pine and oak trees you will be lulled by the cicadas and enchanted by the scents of the Garrigue. A perfect romantic get away from life's hustle and bustle…

Enjoy home from home comfort at this distinctive Provencal manor offering 5 spacious bed and breakfast lodgings. All are carefully decorated and outfitted with valuable country-stylish teakwood furniture. Their wooden ceiling beams, terracotta floors and hand waxed pastel-coloured walls create a cosy Mediterranean atmosphere, which will instantly make you feel comfortable. Situated on the first floor, all rooms have a splendid view of the gardens or sylvan environs.

Additional guest comforts include an outdoor pool swathed in greenery with deck chairs and umbrellas, Mediterranean gardens and an unspoiled forest park around the house, an on-site wellness oasis with jacuzzi-spa and professional massage services, a sunny terrace with outdoor furniture, the "Hall of Knights" with its cosy fire place and a guest lounge with library, sat-TV, DVD player, computer, minibar and kitchenette. Free WIFI Internet access is available throughout the house.

Bras is a quaint medieval village, ancient command post of the Knights Templar, idyllically nestled between the lushly wooded hills and mountains of "Green Provence". A paradise for all lovers of nature and authenticity. The surroundings offer many picturesque corners for extensive hikes and walking tours but also a variety of other activities like biking, climbing, horse riding, canoeing, boating, paragliding, tennis, golf, fishing and many more… And not to forget: thanks to its central situation halfway between the Verdon Gorges and the French Riviera, "La Bastide des Templiers" is the perfect base from which to tour Provence and see most of its famous attractions.

Comfort, quality and hospitality of this Guest House are certified "Caractère Provence Verte" by the Green Provence Tourist Council. HolidayCheck Quality Selection / TripAdvisor Excellence Certificate. Recommended by numerous travel & accommodation guides.

Please note :

- La Bastide des Templiers is no holiday villa for rental as a whole but a guest house offering 5 B&B guest rooms and 2 studios to be booked separately. For technical reasons, enquiries made through this website are limited to 2 rooms at a time with a maximum of 4 guests. If you need accommodation for more guests, please make a separate reservation for each additional room needed or contact us for availability and price.

- The owners aim to offer their guests an oasis of peace and serenity. That is why this property is not suited for families with children under the age of 13.

- All lodgings are upstairs (about 15 steps) making this guest house unsuitable for physically disabled travellers.

- 2 Jack-Russell Terriers are part of the owner's family. They are affectionate and well-behaved but might defend their territory against other pets, which are therefore not allowed.

- The property is nestling amidst sylvan surroundings on a hill top about 1 km outside the village. The access road is partly a bit narrow and the last 300 meters are unpaved and bumpy, requiring a car with regular ground clearance.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Londe-les-Maures 65 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marseilles or Nice 80 km, Nearest railway: Aix-en-Provence TGV 65 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (5)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking

The Provence region

Incomparable Provence - land of magic and dreams, light and colour, savoir vivre and art... Enjoy its endless lavender fields and olive groves, heady scents of pine trees, herbs and earth, azure blue bays and majestic limestone mountains. A first shy flirt will nearly always turn into a great and never ending love...

There is so much to see, so many things to do. The region's main attractions include the breathtaking Verdon Canyon, the majestic limestone massifs and hiker paradise of Sainte-Victoire, Sainte-Baume and Luberon, the beautiful sandy beaches of La Londe-les-Maures, the untouched island of Porquerolles, the exciting French Riviera, the extraordinary rocky bays "Calanques" of Cassis, the cities of Avignon, Marseilles, Nice, Saint Tropez or Aix and the wide variety of picturesque villages which can be easily explored by car or bicycle.


La Bastide des Templiers is nestled right in the heart of what is called "Green Provence", the centre of the Var district. Many believe this region to be a piece of paradise, as it is a true hideaway from it all. In an ever-shrinking world, it still offers pristine, raw nature at its most beautiful: vast areas of untouched scenery, interrupted only occasionally by small villages embedded into pine and oak forests or perched like aeries on a hilltop. But its beauty comes also from a sublime Mediterranean countryside composed of endless vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves. Here, in the tranquil hinterland of the Riviera, away from congested beaches and the madding crowd, where the natives gear down and live with respect for their environment, you will be able to fully relax and unwind, and come into touch with the authentic Provence...

The village of Bras is located in the centre of a triangle formed by the towns of Saint-Maximin, Brignoles and Barjols, a 40 minutes drive from Aix-en-Provence, midway between the Verdon gorges and the chic French Riviera - the perfect base to tour Provence and visit a maximum of its famous attractions. At about 300 to 500 m height above sea level, the ancient Templar village and its environs is an Eldorado for nature lovers and ramblers and a great place for relaxing days in the great outdoors. Numerous hiking trails and paths take you to the surrounding woods and meadows and to little ponds and creeks.

An exceptional and healthy climate both meridional and alpine, about 300 sunny days a year, pleasantly cool nights offering a quiet and sound sleep (without the need of air conditioning), splendid landscapes and vast vistas of unspoiled countryside, unique light and scents, picturesque Provencal villages and history-charged medieval vestiges, Mediterranean lifestyle and a load of spots of grandiose art and culture – all that and much more is waiting for you here...