Charming cottages and guest rooms in Haute Provence

The days are fruits and our role is to taste them gently or voraciously, to take advantage of all they contain, to make them our spiritual flesh and our soul . (Jean Giono)

I welcome you to my country house, quiet in the Provençal hinterland.

La Bastide du Claus built by a squire of Louis XIV away from the small flowery village of Cruis (labeled Village and City of Character) has survived the centuries. Its old stones welcome you under the benevolent shade of its hundred-year-old lime trees. Its 17th century basin fed by the source of the property allows you to refresh yourself.

You are in the heart of Haute Provence, 700 m above sea level at the foot of the Lure mountain, less than 10 km from the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela linking Rome to Spain , in the country of Jean Giono.The gates of the Luberon regional park and its medieval villages, the regional produce market of Forcalquier, the citadel of Sisteron and the Durance valley with its many sporting activities are all within a radius of less than 15 km. The regional park of Baronnies, that of Verdon and the geological nature reserve of Haute Provence await you nearby.
You will go on foot or by bike from the house to go for a walk or hike (and in winter, on snowshoes or on skis), you will visit the picturesque and colorful places of the surroundings, you will read under the old lime trees or you will do... nothing at all! Idleness. Every evening, you will observe the stars in one of the purest skies in Europe, prized by astronomers.
La Bastide du Claus is also the ideal place for the organization of your yoga, Qi Gong, painting, choir rehearsals and for your company meetings outdoors.

So book your charming gîte or bed and breakfast right away for this timeless break, with the soothing scents of thyme, lavender, rosemary and hyssop!


New for 2023:

  • the Bastide du Claus hosts fasting courses. Invitation to take care of yourself and your health. Treat yourself to a global regeneration, listening to and respecting your body, your Being. A walk towards oneself where to find its source and its vitality.
  • an outdoor sauna with wood-burning stove and panoramic window does you good right in the middle of the mountain!