Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 3 - Lourmarin - La Petite Maison is our Place

Lourmarin La Petite Maison, Our New Home

Vancouver – Frankfurt – Marseilles – Lourmarin

Lourmarin is our home for these first twelve days. Our flight into Marseilles arrived in the evening and we picked up our rental car and made the 90 minute drive in the dark to Lourmarin. We awaken today to the glorious reality that La Petite Maison is a prize of a place in which to live. It is a delightful two-story, one-bedroom apartment in an attractive restored 17th century house. Joseph and Elisabeth Deliso are our hosts. We corresponded with them long before making this trip. The first floor has a sitting area, dining area and corner kitchen leading out on to a small south-facing terrace overlooking the village church and a fountain. You can see the patio terrace in the photo. Oh, it couldn’t be more perfect. Look at the sun.

We knew that it was located in a pretty medieval village but not until this morning did we realize how true the description was. The town is nestled under the green Luberon hills and surrounded by vineyards. Yum, yum. Perhaps our first little walk, the first of many I am sure, will be to the local boulangerie (bakery). We intend to walk off the carbs.

According to the legend, Lourmarin was dug by a dragon in a gorge.


  1. sounds amazing guys!
    miss you already!

  2. Looks and sounds delightful. Have a splendid time.

  3. Looks spectacular and very romantic!!
    I'm glad that you are enjoying your 1st stop and that you have time to stay for a while and recoup from your flights.
    Love you!!!

  4. thank you everyone for writing and reading. we are having a delightful time. Ron

  5. 05/05/09 just clued in this a.m. that you might be blogging - what is the matter with me? Lourmarin - it gives me goosebumps to realize that Murray & I were there last year at this time. The place you rented is spectacular. Wish we were there with you. Makes me want to cry. In a good way, cry. Cry in gratitude for beauty, travel, lifetime friends.