Hidden high in the hills above the village of Rustrel lies a true Provençal oasis of tranquility. Enveloped by woods, hills, and fields of lavender, le Clos de Rohan is the Provence you are looking for. From the moment you enter the grounds, this soothing retreat will delight the senses, whisk away any stress, and calm any frazzled nerves.
Le Clos de Rohan is an 18th-century restored farmhouse with a bed and breakfast run by the gracious, hospitable owner Françoise, whose attention to detail does not go unnoticed. There are two beautiful two-story private suites with terraces overlooking a gorgeous pool and lavender field. These suites are located in a separate connecting building to the main house and are not your typical bed and breakfast rooms but really more like small gites.
Breakfast is a real delight, as Françoise presents a beautiful table with fine linen, quality china, and special little touches with lavender. Homemade jams, breads, croissants, fresh fruit, and honey produced from Francoise’s own bees await.
The ever gracious Françoise is available to answer any questions but never intrusive. This is a real private, secluded gem of a retreat. Located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department on the edge of the Luberon Regional Natural Park, le Clos de Rohan has received EU Ecolabel certification as the owners are committed to sustainable development and the use of renewable energy sources.
If you can bear to leave the peace and beauty of le Clos de Rohan, the nearby villages of Banon, Simiane-la-Rotonde, and Viens are all worth a visit. Or you can just drive around aimlessly through the beautiful lavender-filled countryside to discover what you discover. Sometimes no plan is the best plan. It leaves the thrill of discovery wide open.