La Bastide des Templiers en Provence

Chemin du rail sur le chemin , Bras, 83149 France (Show map)


Set in spectacular scenery within the beautiful countryside of Green Provence, halfway between the Verdon Gorge and the French Riviera, our family-run guest house offers a place of peace and serenity allowing you to fully unwind and relax well off the beaten tourist track. On a lushly wooded hilltop at the gates of a picturesque village, in the shade of century-old pines and oaks, you will be lulled by the cicadas and enchanted by the scents of the Garrigue... Enjoy home from home comfort at our splendid Provencal mansion providing stylish Bed & Breakfast guest rooms and comfortable self-contained studio apartments (sleep up to 4). Carefully decorated they feature rustic teak wood furniture, exposed wooden ceiling beams, terracotta tiled floors, pastel-coloured walls and a lovely view of the garden and sylvan environs. Guest comforts include a pool amidst colourful gardens, a wellness area with hot tub and massage service, a sun terrace for taking your meals or unwind, and a lounge with TV, library, minibar and kitchenette. Free Wifi is provided throughout the house and free parking is available close by. Bras is a quaint medieval village, ancient commandry of the Knights Templar, nestling amidst lovely natural landscapes which offer many picturesque spots for hiking and walking as well as biking, climbing, horse riding, canoeing, tennis, golf and many more. Thanks to our central situation, we make the perfect base for exploring Provence.

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Innkeepers: Harald + Joel

Rooms & Rates

Guest rooms

Our spacious en suite bed and breakfast accommodations (20 m2) are situated on the upper floor of the house and have a lovely view of the garden and sylvan environs. They are individually decorated and feature rustic handcrafted teak wood furniture including double bed, dresser and separate sitting area. Exposed wooden ceiling beams, terracotta tiled floors and pastel-coloured walls create a cosy Mediterranean atmosphere, which will instantly make you feel comfortable. Bathrooms are outfitted with private toilet, shower and washbasin. Rates include high quality Provencal cotton bedding, towels, daily maid services, taxes and a generous continental breakfast. In warm weather breakfast is served outside on the garden terrace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 75 - EUR 95

Studio Apartment

The studios are one-room holiday rentals of 30 m2 for a stay in full self-dependence. They are designed for 2 guests but may sleep 2 adults + 2 children if required. Situated on the upper floor of our manor, they offer a lovely view of the garden and sylvan environs. Each flat has a combined living and rest area including double bed, sofa bed, dresser, separate sitting area, bathroom (shower, washbasin, toilet) and fully fitted kitchenette (double hotplate, micro-wave, refrigerator with freezer, coffee machine, jug kettle, sink, cutlery and crockery). TV is available in the lounge. The rental price includes high quality cotton bedding (beds will be made up for you upon arrival.), towels, charges for electricity/water and all taxes. In addition we charge a 30 EUR end-of-stay cleaning fee and require a refundable damage deposit of 200 EUR. A minimum stay of 7 nights (Sat to Sat) applies to bookings made for the high season, in the low season shorter stays (min. 3 nights) are welcome.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 55 - EUR 70

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Marseille, France (MRS-Provence) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Bras is easy to reach, because only 5 miles away from major traffic arteries A8 and N7 (Aix-en-Provence - Nice), north of Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume. Leave the A8 in Saint-Maximin (exit #34) and after the toll station turn right and follow the country road D28 to Bras. In Bras drive on to the centre until Café *Le Nemrod*, and after 200 ft. turn left into Emile Combes lane. Then simply follow our blue signs up to the hilltop. Our Property is 1.5 km outside the village and a car is recommended.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay, Apartment, Villa

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Guest kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, crockery+cutlery and coffee/tea facilities

Room amenities

Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wellness area on site (Jacuzzi and massage services), Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Check Out:: by 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: B&B: low season 1 n, high season 3 n. Studios: low season 3 n, high season 7 n.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Direct online booking is available on our website bastide-des-templiers com (requires valid credit card). Otherwise: 30% down payment.
  • Cancellations: Please bear in mind that we are a homestay guest house with only a small number of lodgings which will be specifically set aside for guests based on their reservations. Although we understand that plans change for various reasons, cancellations or changes affect us greatly (especially when they occur close to arrival) because it is often difficult for us to rebook a room at short notice. We are therefore constrained to enforce a strict cancellation and no-show policy. If it becomes necessary for you to cancel a confirmed booking, we will always endeavour to resell the lodging to other guests, in which case no charge will incur and your deposit will be refunded. In case re-booking is not successful, you remain liable for payment of the balance, which is due either in part or in full depending upon the cancellation date: - up to 31 days prior to arrival: 30% of the rental price (i.e. loss of deposit) - between 30 and 21 days: 60% of the rental price - between 20 and 8 days: 80% of the rental price - 7 days or less: 100% of the rental price - If you shorten your stay - irrespective of the reasons - or fail to show up, the full rental price as paid or payable to us will stand.
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Harald + Joel

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

After an extraordinary stay in a wonderful B&B in Cape Town we decided to recreate such a lovely place in Provence, where people come as guests and leave as friends...

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Garden terrace, Dining Room

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