Discover Provence and its treasures

Ideally located in the heart of Provence Verte, the Maison d’hôtes – B&B – Bastide Saint-Estève sits in a privileged and unspoilt location, allowing you to radiate in a multitude of directions in order to quickly access and discover the most landmark places of this beautiful region.

Bastide Saint Estève location saisonnière meublée gîte

What to discover in Var and Provence

  • Less than 10 minutes: the village of ‘Brue-Auriac’ which preserves the largest dovecote in Europe; the perched village of ‘Seillons-Source-d’Argens’; and the templar village of ‘Bras’ along the curves of the river Argens in the heart of the Provence Verte;
  • Less than 15 minutes: ’Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume’ and its royal Basilica conserving the relics of Mary Magdalene in christianity’s third most important tomb;
  • A little further in the direction of Cotignac is the picturesque village of Barjols with its 42 fountains and its yearly traditional Tripe Festival;
  • At less than 20 minutes: The national parks of the ‘Sainte-Baume’ mountain and the Sainte-Victoire mountain;
  • 25 minutes away: ‘Aix-en-Provence’ with its fountains, museums and art galleries; and also ‘l’Abbaye du Thoronet’ one of three Cistercian abbeys in Provence and the best example of the spirit of the Cisterian order; and finally the picturesque village of ‘Cotignac’ and its famous cave houses.
  • Rejoining the Mediterranean Sea to the south: ‘Cassis with its Calanques (Fjords) is 35 minutes away and ‘Bormes-les-Mimosas’ 45 minutes away
  • To the north 45 minutes away: The charming village ‘Moustiers-Ste-Mairie’ with its pottery; the ‘Sainte-Croix’ lake for all water-sports and the famous ‘Gorges de Verdon’.
  • Further afield: MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) in Marseille – 45 minutes
  • Whilst Cannes – Nice – Avignon – Arles are less than 1 1/2 hours away


Which city to visit in Provence?

Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Beaume, Marseille, Cannes, Antibes, Nice

And after being back from a nice trip in Provence, why not to jumpto the fresh swimming pool – piscine ?

What is Provence Verte?

Green Provence, on earth of Var department, owes its name to the fact that this region retains a very high density of forests with vegetation consisting essentially of pine and holm oak.

What to bring back from Provence?

Marseille soap, olive oil, lavender essence, Provence wines …