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“Oasis in the heart of the Luberon”
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Le Jas de Joucas
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Joucas
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We returned to Le Jas de Joucas for a second stay after enjoying the experience so much the first time and we were not disappointed. The little chalets are very well designed with a very large & comfortable bed and a wonderful bathroom. The views across the Luberon are absolutely stunning and you have a feeling of complete relaxation within hours of arriving. If you don't want to drive in the evening it is worth stocking up on bread and cheese (and wine of course!) and you can then have a wonderful picnic in front of your room while watching the sun set on the far side of the valley. Breakfast is on the patio of the main house where your host Nathalie presents a daily array of homemade cooking which is mouthwatering and difficult to refuse - a relax by the pool afterwards is a good idea! The nearby town of Gordes is perched highup on the side of a nearby hill and is well worth a visit with its windy, narrow cobbled streets and there are several other beautiful towns within a half hour drive. There is superb walking in the area - we followed a lovely 5km walk (le Chemin de Lavande) through lavender fields which were just coming into full flower - the smell was unbelievable. We will certainly be back before long.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We had an amazing experience at the Jas de Joucas. Everything was perfect!! Not only the accommodation, but the warm welcome by the owner and the place itself were just perfect!
Price is very reasonable for what you get.
It's worth to spend at least 2 nights there to enjoy everything it has to offer.
Will definately go back!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

The friendly hosts have managed to build and run an extremely nice place. Its location is superb and the breakfast very good. The little bungalows are ingeniously designed so there is lots of room even if they look tiny from the outside. Good beds, lovely large bathroom. The salt water pool is very nice and there is a good view og the peaceful countryside from the pool terrace. Warmly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

It is hard to think of anything wrong with our stay at the Jas de Joucas for six nights in September. The Provence weather was hot during the day and cool at night, and the pavilions at the Jas, with their roomy, multi level interiors and private patios, set in a spacious, 5 hectare property, are perfect for this climate. The salt water pool, excellent for swimming, with a view across the valley to the mountains, is in sun most of the day, but offers a shaded deck, with plenty of chairs for lounging. Joucas is in the heart of the Luberon, which is home to some of the most beautiful villages in France, and there are many attractions, points of interest, small villages and excellent restaurants within easy driving distance (albeit on sometimes narrow roads!).
Hosts Nathalie and Dominic devote themselves to ensuring their guests have a wonderful stay, and will recommend attractions and restaurants, and make reservations if necessary. Nathalie provides a wide selection of home made delicacies for breakfast, which is served on an outdoor patio. Her warm and outgoing personality made it easy to relax and enjoy the Jas. When we needed help with a minor car problem, Dominic phoned people he knew, and got us immediate assistance. Their beautiful (and beautifully behaved) dog Garou(?) was a friendly as our hosts.
The Jas de Joucas is the perfect place for a great, relaxing, holiday in Provence.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed relaxing by the pool after a day exploring nearby villages. There is a petanque court and many spots to sit and enjoy the ambiance of the location. The owners are very friendly and helpful with respect to finding local sites or arranging reservations. They are also very easy going, which lends the grounds a very comfortable/homey feel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

My husband and I went to the Luberon area in July 2011 and stayed at "Le Jas de Joucas" 6 nights. Bottom line: WE LOVED IT!!!

Everyone has different ideas for their vacation and creature comforts, however, what WE always expect of an accommodation is:
- convenient location (reasonably close to hiking, sights and restaurants)
- reasonable size of room, if possible with small fridge
- cleanliness
- good service, if problems arise
...and "Le Jas de Joucas" had all that for us!!!:
Location: Was PERFECT for us, because we were spared the hassle of Gordes and Roussilon and other sights, yet close enough to drive there within a few minutes.
The village of Joucas is about 2 miles down the hill from the property, and the village of Murs is about 2 miles up the hill. So - "Le Jas de Joucas" is seemingly in the smack middle of nothing - but only, if you must walk everywhere.
The location and also the size of the property makes "Le Jas de Joucas" a tranquil, quiet and relaxing place.
Size of rooms: If you are not European, do keep in mind, that in Europe all things are a little smaller. We stayed in Pavillon No. 1 and really liked it. Upon opening the door you sort of walked into your bed already - but only, if you step another 5 feet to the left.
There is a set of about 5 steps going down to the WC and shower/bathroom. And there is a set of about 10 steps up to a loft.
Theoretically, another 2 people could sleep here since there are two more single beds in the loft. But that would be a little tight in my opinion. We used the loft to keep our luggage out of our way.
Anyways, once you get organized in your room, you will find it rather spacy!
Also, we had a really nice terrace looking over to the pool that was only about 20 meters away.
Cleanliness:
Room was cleaned every day, towels changed every day (if so indicated by you)
We only had one complaint: The provided wine/water glasses were not cleaned every day - so we did that ourselves with some detergent. We told Nathalie, the owner, about that upon check-out - and she apologized right away and told us, that the cleaning personnel is supposed to clean drinking glasses every day as well. - I guess, we should have told her the first morning, and we would never had had any other problem. - Our mistake!
Service: We do not speak a lot of French, but Nathalie - the owner - worked with us very patiently and was very friendly and extremely service oriented. As mentioned with the topic of cleanliness: If you have any issues/complaints/wishes, please, do tell Nathalie right away - and she will do her utmost to make you happy.
Other amenities:
Pool - gorgeous!!!! with a wonderful view over to the Petit Luberon and Great Luberon.
Lounge areas and quiet little places to hang out in various spots on the property.
Landscaping and decoration very nicely done, well kept and still looking natural.
(If you absolutely must have a fitness room: They have one, but it is a small, rather dark room - with quite a few machines and weights!!!)
Breakfast: People are always a little special with their expectations for breakfast. Nathalie covers almost all with her HUGE buffet: juice, fresh fruits, breads, croissants, pancakes, cakes, meats, water, coffee, tea, milk, eggs to boil, jam, butter - and all on a wonderful terrace!

Again: For US, it was the absolutely PERFECT place to stay.
If we travel to that part of Provence again, "Le Jas de Joucas" will be our first choice!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

Nine months after we returned from our 3 weeks in France and Germany, Le Jas de Joucas stands out in my memory as my absolutely favorite lodging. A serenely beautiful spot looking out over the Luberon, lovely and supremely comfortable bed and bungalow, exquisite pool with absolutely clear sparkling water, scenic hillside with plants and scents of Provence, including centuries-old olive trees. Above all hostess Natalie's gracious welcome, making a point to speak slowly and distinctly so our teenage daughter could understand. Truly the best breakfast we had in France, with eggs from her own chickens soft boiled to order, meats, cheeses, cakes, good coffee, and her own preserves. I particularly loved her pear and lavender jam. Many great things to do nearby, including visiting an ancient olive oil press, the town of Rouissillon, and the incomparable Romanesque Abbaye de Senanque. Price was quite reasonable compared to many other places we stayed. Family friendly but also very romantic for couples. If you are considering a stay in the Luberon, do yourself a favor and book several nights here.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Additional Information about Le Jas de Joucas

Address: Route de Murs, 84220 Joucas, Gordes, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Vaucluse > Luberon > Gordes > Joucas
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Joucas
Price Range: $183 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Jas de Joucas 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 400 metres above sea level, we warmly welcome you to a unique setting with a panoramic view of the Luberon. You can enjoy the swimming pool, a game of lawn bowling, the health spa, or the stillness of nature all around, as you like. Our 7 bungalows nestled in the heart of a pine grove provide a relaxing and friendly environment. For nature-lovers and the merely curious: get away to the many wonders of the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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