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Our home in Provence
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Le Mas du Real Laugier ~ Lorgues, France
Le Mas du Real Gaugier
best vacation ever

Experience the charms of Provence and the warmth of its people from your own home base. Our secluded, gated property in the village of Lorgues provides a serene retreat for your visit to this enchanting region. The private country house and gardens offer all the amenities for a tranquil and memorable holiday, and will easily accommodate 8 people, 10 if need be.

Let us know your needs and we will try our best to exceed your expectations.

  • 4 bedrooms (one with king bed, two with 2 double beds and one with 2 twin beds)
  • 3 bathrooms (1 full with tub, shower wand, separate toilet; 2 half with shower and separate toilet)
  • Comfortable kitchen stocked with cutlery, dishes, pots & pans
  • Dining area with seating for 8
  • Wine cave
  • Appliances (washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer)

  • WiFi throughout home and pool house
  • Gated grounds with private parking
  • Heated pool, pool house with refrigerator, half bath, fireplace
  • Outdoor dining tables, food prep area & BBQ
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Linens, towels and pool towels
  • Petanque, croquet, ping-pong and guest bicycles

Your vacation home
Le Mas du Real Laugier rests on a small promontory just over 1 km (0.62 miles) from the town center of Lorgues — an easy walk into village center. During the 19th Century, the home was part of the “Train des Pignes” railway system of Provence. The street address is still the “Chemin du Train des Pignes Ouest,” indicating its fascinating origins.
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``Mas`` means Provençal farmhouse or country house, and that suits this gracious, picturesque property — the perfect setting to unwind and renew your spirit. When you arrive here, at your home away from home, you'll find a generous 2,400-sq. ft. stone house on three levels.
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The rez-de-jardin (garden floor) features a bedroom with double bed, bath with walk-in shower and separate toilet, plus a laundry room and a wine cave.
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The rez-de-chaussée (ground floor) includes the kitchen, living area, fireplace and a dining area with seating for 8. From the dining area, French doors open on to the front porch and garden. Also on the main floor is the spacious, high-ceilinged master bedroom with king bed, traditional stone walls and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilet. French doors provide easy access to the front garden.
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The premier étage (2nd floor) offers two bedrooms and a roomy landing, which includes a small office and an antique iron daybed — ideal for a quick nap or additional sleeping for one. The first bedroom is bright and airy, with two twin beds and a view of the gardens and pool area below. The second bedroom has a sleeper sofa that folds out into a cozy double bed. The large full bath, with toilet, tub and shower wand, features original hand-made ceramic tile from the nearby village of Salernes.
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Surrounding the house are expansive landscaped gardens with two outdoor tables, each seating 8-10, plus an outdoor food preparation and buffet area with sink and BBQ. Indulge in a game of petanque, croquet or ping-pong or catch up on a good book from one of the six Adirondack chairs. A short stone walkway leads you to the glorious heated pool. The welcoming pool house offers comfortable seating for five before a wood-burning fireplace, plus WiFi, a refrigerator, sink, bathroom and outdoor shower. Pool towels provided.
Meet the Owners
Meet the owners
Linda Warren Greco and Gianluca Greco
Linda and Gianluca had a dream — to someday own a special property in the South of France, a place that could embody the enchantment and beauty of the Provence region they love. And then to share that home with others.
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Linda is a talented graphic designer and artist who brings her fine eye to the graceful interiors of Le Mas du Real Laugier. An avid reader and musician (piano and French horn), she has made sure there are plenty of spaces in the home to lounge, to read, to dream. And, as a former student of pâtisserie at l’École Ritz Escoffier in Paris, she maintains her love of French pastry.
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Gianluca, who works in corporate and entertainment law, is a tech enthusiast. Born in Rome, Italy, he spent his childhood in Italy, France, Quebec and Guadalupe. He's an expert home brewer of craft beers and a history buff. He's always building something (a boat, a bike) or learning something new. He watches over Le Mas du Real Laugier's technology needs, among other tasks.
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Between them, Linda and Gianluca speak English, French, Spanish and Italian. They love to talk about their Provence home, the quartier (neighborhood) and region.
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A Word About Lorgues
Lorgues — a small, medieval village surrounded by wineries and olive trees — is nestled in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.
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``This is the Provençal heartland of old villages in summer dress, of huge blue skies, herb aromas and old chaps playing boules late into the evening,`` said an admiring travel writer for The Telegraph.
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Lorgues offers the visitor many pleasures. Colorful houses, from pastels to bright hues, line its narrow, winding streets, where you'll discover ancient stairs and doorways with stone carvings. The center street, Boulevard de la Repúblique, is shaded on both sides by large plane trees, some of which are centuries old.
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Lorgues' 12th century towers, entry gates and walls of weathered gray stone remain from fortifications that once surrounded the village. Don't miss the 800-year-old clock and bell tower, which sat at the corner of Lorgues' defensive walls. In the center of town, stop in at the 18th century Collégiale St-Martin Church, one of the region's largest. The Fontaine de la Noix, built in 1771, features dolphins at each corner and, on one side, Lorgues' coat of arms.
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Modern-day delights abound, too, including lively restaurants, cafes, bars and shops — from gift shops and art galleries to supermarkets and clothing boutiques. Every Tuesday morning brings a bustling farmer's market, open in summer on Fridays as well.
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The area also affords plenty of opportunities for horse riding, hiking, bicycling and bungee jumping or canoeing in the nearby Gorges du Verdon. Wine lovers will enjoy the stellar vineyards surrounding Lorgues. As our guests, you'll find a few of our favorite day trips in your guest guide.
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It's easy to get here. By car, Lorgues is about an hour from St. Tropez, an hour and 15 minutes from Nice and 90 minutes from Marseilles. All depending on traffic, of course. And, it is only a 20 minute drive to Lorgues from the Gare Les Arcs-Draguignan, where you can catch the TGV express train to Paris.
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Reservations
You can book your stay at Le Mas du Real Laugier through VRBO.
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During the peak period (June-August), the minimum stay is 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. During non-peak period (September-May), the minimum stay is 4 nights. A deposit of 25% is required on booking to secure your dates. Balance required 8 weeks before your stay.
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Families are welcome. Please keep in mind this property is not suitable for young children. The house is not baby proofed and the pool is alarmed but not fenced.
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We are pet lovers. Please let us know if you'd like to bring yours so we can help you determine if our property is right for you.
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QUESTIONS?
Here's what our guests have to say. What we say is, Merci, a très bientôt.
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contact
linda.warren.greco@gmail.com