La Bastide des Templiers
GPS: North 43.476011 (43° 28' 33.6426'') - East 5.959910 (05° 57' 35.6754'')

If your GPS requires a street name, please enter "Emile Combes", which is the first part of the access road from the village centre to our guest house. After a short distance this road will change to "Chemin du rail sur le chemin" which leads directly to our site. As it crosses mainly private property, most maps and GPS ignore it.

Road Map of the region Rhône-Alpes, Provence and Côte d'Azur

Road Map of Saint Maximin and Brignoles area

Coming from the North, we recommend the route via Lyon as it is certainly the fastest and easiest way to Southern France. From there you can chose between the toll motorway A7 which may be the most convenient but also most costly option. Or you take the ordinary highway N7, which offers a closer and more impressive experience of the lovely landscapes but passes through many towns and villages and takes more time.

Toll motorway: From Lyon take the A7 towards Marseille. You will pass through the cities of Valence, Montélimar, Orange, Avignon, Cavaillon and Salon-de-Provence. At the intersection ahead of Aix-en-Provence turn onto the A8 (towards Nice). Leave it at exit # 34 "Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume" and immediately after the toll station turn right to Bras.

Saint-Maximin (N7)Highway: Follow the N7 from Lyon (or where you connect to it) all the way down to Saint-Maximin. In the town centre the N7 leads to a circle with an obelisk fountain. Leave the main road here towards Barjols and after 50 Meters turn right - just in front of the building with the green shutters (see small photo) - into the country road D28 to Bras (9 km).

In case you arrive from the East (when coming from Italy and via Brignoles), no need to enter Saint Maximin. Just ahead of the town leave the N7 towards the toll motorway and in front of the toll station turn left to Bras.

Map of Bras with access road to Bastide des Templiers guest house

Bras (D28)In Bras: After entering the village stay on D28, continue up the hill, in front of this nice old house with the brown shutters, towards Brignoles/Le Val into the centre.

(see map of Bras )

Bras Centre (Place 14 juillet)You'll find yourself now on a little square (Place du 14 juillet) with the Cafe "Nemrod" and the church on your right and a tobacco and news-paper kiosk on your left. Follow the road towards the eastern edge of the village.

Bras (Rue Emile Combes)After 50 meters, at the fountain by the plane-trees, leave the main road and turn left into Rue Emile Combes. Here you will already see the first of our blue signs indicating the rest of the way up to our guest house.Our blue signs will show you the rest of the way to us...


(see map of Bras )

Bras (Chemin du rail)Drive on for another 600 meters by staying on the same road (a little later called Chemin du rail sur le chemin) through fields and a vineyard to the edge of the forest at the bottom of our hill.

(see map of Bras )

Bras (Chemin du rail)Here, a second blue sign will indicate the way up to the hilltop.

(see map of Bras )

Bras (Chemin du rail)After 350 meters the tarred lane ends in a hairpin bend and becomes a dirt track that you should follow for another 250 meters...

(see map of Bras )

Zufahrt...this last part is a little bumpy, requiring a car with regular ground clearance...

Enter property of La Bastide des Templiers ...the track then enters our property and our yellow plastered house with its lavender blue shutters is about 50 meters further down on your right.

Parking space is available on the left side of the track or behind the house.


Our address and phone number:

Guest House "La Bastide des Templiers"
730, chemin du rail sur le chemin
83149 Bras / Provence
Phone : (0)4 94 77 61 97
Mobile : (0)6 17 35 85 08

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