A House in France

When the owners of Mas Couvaloup first set eyes on the small farm nestled against the hill, they knew it should be theirs. Sometimes the spirit and character of a place immediately speak to you. The Romans called this feeling Genus Loci, the spirit of the place. 'Couvaloup' means something like 'wolf den', or 'home of the wolf'.

Mas Couvaloup is an old farmhouse dating from the 1800s, available for holiday rentals. It is not a large house, but it has a personality and with its golden stone façade it is beautiful and unpretentious at the same time. It sits in a little valley near Vaison la Romaine, famous for its Roman village. From the house one has beautiful views on the surrounding hills. Mont Ventoux and Le Dentelles de Montmirail are close by. The revived farmhouse shares its old foundations with cipresses that pierce the blue skies, parasol pines, ancient olive trees and its own small lavender field. A row of 200 year old lime trees in front of the house gives shade. Afternoons can be spent relaxing under a lime tree or in the 12 x 5 meter swimming pool.

The house

Le Mas Couvaloup offers privacy but is not secluded. A small village with a bakery and two restaurants is less than 1 km away. The landscape is dreamy; vinyards, lavender fields, perched villages. A week market in one of the 19 villages in the area is never far away… 

The farmhouse is available exclusively for weekly rentals. The mas is rented as a whole and has three en-suite bedrooms and a childrens playroom. It is suited for six adults and a baby or toddler. It has a swimming pool of 5 x 12 m with an alarm. The Mas is surrounded by 5000 sqm garden and is located in Parc Naturel Régional du Mont-Ventoux.

The interior architect owner has decorated Le Mas Couvaloup in a sober yet Mediterranean style, with natural materials and high quality finishes.

Living space: 130 m2

Capacity: 6 persons

Bedrooms: 3 with ensuite bathroom

Land surface : 5000 m2

Near town and village

Swimmingpool 12m x 5m

Rental rate for summer 2022 is € 3.300 / week (including household linen, towels and final cleaning). Tourist tax is calculated per night and per adult.


Please email info@couvaloup.com to enquire. 

Tips for a trip to Vaucluse

  • France is known for its delicious wine and food ... and this is certainly reflected in Provence! In the area you can enjoy eating out at from simple restaurants to Michelin star quality. Restaurant Le 6atable in Caromb is a firm favorite.
  • Avignon is only a 40 minute drive away. Art, culture and food thrives in this spectacular city. The famous Theatre Festival and world heritage site les Palace du Papes are not to be missed.
  • The lavender fields of Vinsobres or Sainte-Jalle in June and July
    The Brocante market in Carpentras (4 times a year)
  • Vaison is a lovely town with a Roman theatre and a medieval centre.
  • Market day is Tuesday morning
  • Hiking in Les Dentelles de Montmirail, start early in Gigondas and have lunch at Le Bistro de l’Oustalet
  • Lounging at winebar Domaine de la Roche Buissières in the village of
  • Faucon, a modern terrace with fantastic view on the vinyards
  • This is the Cote du Rhone wine region, with an endless choice of fine wines: Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Roaix, Seguret, Vacqueyras... For some good organic wine tasting, visit our direct neighbors Oncle Ernest and Domaine Les Talès
  • In July and August: music and dance performances in the Roman Theatre of Vaison, or Opera in the Roman theatre of Orange
  • A trip to sea: visit pretty villages Cassis and Le Ciotat and the famous Calanques
  • Classical concerts at special locations; musiquesdanslesvignes.com
  • Starry starry night: in this part of Provence there is not much artificial light. Admire the starry sky in all its splendor from the garden. Take a recliner into the garden and let your eyes get used to the dark for 15 minutes. Focus now on a certain spot because usually meteorites appear everywhere and you cannot just keep an eye on the whole sky...