Great apartment, 2 bed, 1 bath, shared pool, short walk to shops and restaurants
Colin and Helen Bowles
- english, french
About Colin and Helen Bowles
Joie de Vivre Holidays are the specialists in self-catering, holiday accommodation across the South of France. Whether it's a villa, a cottage, an apartment, a maison, a gite or a farmhouse that you are looking for, we have a great selection, all individually chosen and selected by us. If The Old Gendarmerie isn't quite right for you, we would love to offer you our advise and suggestions of other houses in the Luberon.
Why Colin and Helen Bowles chose Bonnieux
It ticks so many boxes! A fair price for a property in a prime, Luberon location. A 2 minute walk to the shops, bakers, cafes, restaurants, tennis courts, bike hire and weekly market. A large pool and private balcony Wifi and parking
What makes this Apartment unique
Beautiful accommodation. Beautiful setting. Brilliant location Can I just add how brilliant Christian was in managing our stay. Made our move between apartments do easy and smooth. Made us feel so welcome. SR, UK, August 2018 We liked the position on the first floor and the thick walls so the apartment was relatively cold in this very hot summer... We liked the atmosphere and the central position within the village: everything was very close - so the car just could stay at our parking... Christian was a very friendly and helpful host - perfect! We liked it very much and would like to come back Mr A, Germany, August 2018 (What was the best feature of the accommodation?) Location, quietness, pool. Would like to book again at some point ME, UK, August 2018 We loved the super old fashioned french bakery at walking distance and the apartment was lovely! Nice views, nicely shaped rooms, tasteful and useful decor and fit out! Oh, and our kids loved the pool! We liked it a lot! The village is sweet, the apartment was nice, christian, the concierge was sweet and attentive. The area is beautiful. No complaints! it was all good (except for the boiling hot temperatures... but that`s climate change, hei, and nothing to blame a holiday destination for... ??) Sophie, August 2018 We have however had an absolutely fantastic holiday and we’ve all fallen in love with the Luberon. The apartment at The Gendarmerie was lovely, particularly the pool area which the girls absolutely loved and Christian was very kind and helpful. Thank you for all your help with the booking and for all the advice. Mrs B, UK, August 2018 Very pleased with the holiday and the Apartment which is very convenient for shops & restaurants. Christian (the Concierge) was very helpful and looked after us well. Mr S, UK, June 2018 The pool area was nice. Decent sized pool, sun loungers, chairs, fridge, toilet. Balcony overlooking pool with table and chairs.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
- You are reserving 1 of the 6 apartments in the building, each has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and a private balcony. More details when you enquire
A lovely French apt with a wonderful rustic charm
The location is stunning and the apartment within the old gendarmerie was lovely, with a beautiful pool and views. It is immaculately kept and Christian was exceptionally helpful and friendly from the moment we called en-route from the airport, offering guidance throughout our holiday, which enabled us to maximise our experiences in only a week. We had a wonderful time and certainly hope to return.
Many thanks Clarke, I'm delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Bonnieux and the accommodation at the Old Gendarmerie. We'd love to have you as guests again!
Perfect Spot among thousands
We travelled by car from Barcelona to Bonnieux. A very easy and pleasant drive and were welcomed by the Manager Christian with open arms. Nothing was too difficult and he made our stay very memorable. The accommodation was perfectly positioned in the middle of the town close to restaurants (a couple were outstanding), shops and the many historic buildings that attracted us to Bonnieux and surrounds in the first instance. Our room was spacious, clean with excellent views of the countryside and a lovely pool to cool down in after a day exploring all the local villages. Our trip to the South of France was absolutely enhanced by our stay in Bonnieux and the Old Gendarmerie. I would thoroughly recommend this property to any visitors thinking of staying in Bonnieux or the Luberon for that matter!!
Thanks for the glowing review and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. As you you say, the location is a winner as you can just walk to some very good restaurants, or casual cafes...and of course the bakery. I'll pass your kind comments to our Concierge, he is a lovely chap.
We'd love to have you as guests again so don't hesitate to get in touch if you visit the region in the future.
Lovely apartment in perfect setting
The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. It is ideally located in the heart of the village of Bonnieux which is a stunning village in the Luberon. The shared pool was magical and we loved sitting on the balcony in the evening, watching the sun go down. Bliss! We will be back.
We'd love to have you as guests again! Thanks so much for your kind comments and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting.
We had a wonderful week in The Old Gendarmerie 2 in Bonnieux. The setting is fantastic, a beautiful village which gives you a true feeling of life in Provence. The accommodation gave spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and was situated in the heart of the village. The apartment, overlooking the shared pool, was lovely- clean, tidy and well equipped. Christian, the manager, was on hand to help with any queries and was extremely hospitable and welcoming. A wonderful experience, I am missing the place already!
Thanks Alison! I'm delighted you enjoyed your time in Bonnieux - despite the huge storm! We'd love to have you as guests again and I hope we can keep in touch.
Breath taking Bonnieux and appartment
The appartment was everything and more than expected. It had the feel of Provence through and through. The situation in the village was great. Handy for everything including a mid afternoon stroll from the pool side to the ice cream parlour. It was just fantastic
A big thank you for your very kind words concerning the Old Gendarmerie. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you as guests again in the future.
The village of Bonnieux has a rich and varied history and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Luberon.
In summer the village is really popular and therefore has some great restaurants and cafés. Although not very big, it has some useful and interesting shops, including bakers, butchers, grocery, pharmacy, post office and tourist information centre. There's also a local market on a Friday.
The winding roads of the Luberon, with spectacular views, are great to explore and you'll find loads of picturesque villages (Gordes, Menerbes, Maubec) on the doorstep and no doubt you'll want to stop and take some refreshments!
Just a short drive away there's a great Sunday morning market at Coustellet and the larger town of Apt is only 15 minutes away.
There's loads to do and see in the area; St Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, famous as an antique centre and market.