The Bastide Claus, built by the equerry of Louis XIV is just outside the small pretty village of Cruis
(a village of character throughout the ages). Its old stone architecture welcomes you under the comforting shade of its centuries old lime trees. Its XVII century stone built watering pond and drinking fountain, fed by its own source, will refresh you in the summer.
You are in the heart of the Haute Provence, at 700m altitude, and at the foot of Mount Lure, less than 10Km from the St. Jacques of Compostelle pilgrim's path linking Rome to Spain
, in the country of Jean Giono. At the entrance of the regional park of the Luberon and its medieval villages, the market and regional products of Forcalquier, the citadel of Sisteron and the Durance valley with its multiple sporting activities, are all in a radius of less than 15 Km. The Regional park of the Boronnies, that of Verdon and the natural geological reserve of the Haute Provence, also await you nearby.
You can leave directly from the house to cycle or walk (on snow-shoes or skis in the winter), on the many local paths and tracks You can visit picturesque places and the colourful surroundings, you can read under the shade of the old lime trees or do nothing at all! Pleasurable idleness! Every evening, you can observe the stars under one of the purest skies known by astronomers in Europe.
The calm setting of Bastide Claus is also an ideal place for all your artistic, sportive and contemplation, painting classes, choir practice, yoga, Qi Gong etc...So please reserve straightaway your self-catering or B+B holiday for this out of time experience along with soothing thyme, lavender, rosemary and hyssop fragrances!