to the green heart of Southern France's splendid Provence. Our country guesthouse amidst sublime scenery of woods, vines and olive fields offers luxury B&B rooms and self-catering holiday flats. A little bit of paradise where you can unwind, enjoy the beauty of nature or make exciting sightseeing trips.


Forget your everyday trouble for a 
			few relaxing and inspiring days in our nature park...

Need some rest, relaxation and calm? Or, while on holidays, you seek something else than overcrowded beaches, aggressive staff and prohibitive prices? Or need to think undisturbed about an important issue of your life and make a vital decision for the future?

Then come for a few relaxing and inspiring days to Green Provence! In the shadow of our hundred-years-old pine trees, while listening to the sweet singing of the cicadas and enjoying a cool glass of rosé wine from our local Cellar of the Templars, you will quickly forget the stress and noise of your city and taste life from its sunny side again.

La Provence Verte = the green heart of Provence

Green Provence, La Provence Verte: An exceptional region that is, as her inhabitants like to say, touched by God's grace. Away from the noise of modern mass tourism it is still an oasis surrounded by sun, coolness and calm, a beautiful and authentic place shared between connoisseurs and intimates, a forgotten paradise where nature is still intact. Green Provence is where the garden of the South lies. Enjoy a healthy climate with about 300 sunny days a year and pleasantly cool nights for a refreshing sleep, endless pine and oak forests, colourful vineyards, magnificent limestone mountains and idyllic Provencal villages where time seems to slow down and holidays of exception are taking place. Situated right in the heart of this unique garden, our village Bras is the ideal place to explore all of its miracles...

Guest House La Bastide des Templiers

A "Bastide" is a typical Provencal manor where we will be pleased to accommodate you as our guests. We are no hotel but a private guest house offering both spacious, luxury and charming bed & breakfast bedrooms ("Chambre d'hôtes") and self-catering studios ("Gîte").

For hiking or walking or to withdraw you have plenty of nature just a few steps from your room...
Walking and hiking paradise: The limestone mountains of Sainte-Baume near Saint-Maximin
The "Calanques" between Cassis und Marseilles
Aix-en-Provence: Cours Mirabeau

No matter what your preferences are, you'll be certainly satisfied: you may spend your time in the house, at the pool or in our nature park and Forgetting the outside world...garden, reading, swimming, lazing, relaxing, forgetting the outside world...

Or you are keen on activity holidays and want to visit the region's sights or get in touch with its people and their culture. Then, you are also at the right place with us. Our village Bras lies centrally between Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles and Nice, about 10 km North of Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, amidst a splendid scenery of forests, vineyards and olive fields, halfway between the Verdon gorges and the Mediterranean Sea. From here, you can easily reach within exciting day trips Provence's most famous sights like the breathtaking Verdon Canyon, the majestic limestone massifs of Luberon, Sainte-Victoire and Sainte-Baume, the glittering beaches of the French Riviera and the Mediterranean Sea, the magnificent rocky bays ("Calanques") of Marseilles and Cassis or the vibrant markets, festivals, concerts and exhibitions of Aix-en-Provence.

Furthermore, for your personal holiday or anniversary we have created our "Specials", which are all-in getaways (3 days/2 nights) Better than a box of chocolates: offer him or her a romatic week-end "Cupid"... in our guesthouse with generous breakfast, delicious candlelight dinner served in your especially decorated room, local wine tasting, wellness programme and gifts. (Check details on page "Rates").

And given the very competitive rates for flight tickets with low cost carriers there is really no reason any more to go without such a short trip to our sunny Provence every now and then. Or take the EUROSTAR high-speed train from London to Paris and then continue with France's Méditerranée line further down to Marseilles or Aix-en-Provence.


And here our complete offer and services at a glance:
(* = Extra charge)

5 B & B guest rooms and 3 studios/flats4 x 8 M swimming poolNature park and gardenOn-site wellness oasisTransport service (subject to conditions)

  • 5 B&B guest rooms and 2 self-catering studio-flats (apartments)
  • 4 x 8 m swimming pool in the heart of a beautiful nature park
  • Guest lounge with sat-TV, DVD, computer, library, games, minibar, refrigerator
  • Free Internet / Wifi
  • Secure parking
  • Tips and information for your visits and excursions
  • On-site wellness oasis with spa and massage services *
  • Warm and cooled beverages *
  • Laundry *
  • Shopping service for local delicatessen and souvenirs *
  • Transport and pickup service (subject to availability of our driver) *
  • 3 days romantic and wellness specials *

And not to forget: We speak English.

La Bastide des Templiers - Homepage

This web site provides all useful information about our offer and this beautiful region called Provence: you can visit the house and its rooms or studio flats, check our rates, have a look at the road map to find us and read what other guests wrote into our guestbook or leave your own message there. We present our village Bras and its outskirts, show you on page sights & fun our selection of the most beautiful places to go and give you a listing of useful links to web sites about Provence and to those of our partners. Should you have any questions or wish to order a brochure, you will find on our contact page how to get in touch with us by mail, e-mail, phone or fax. An finally you may of course check availability or make a reservation online.


See you soon at La Bastide des Templiers...

Your hosts

Harald, Joël & Cannelle

Last update: January 3, 2023

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For any question or issues regarding our guesthouse, B&B accommodation and self-catering apartments, as well as travel, sightseeing and holidays in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, we are pleased to help you with whatever assistance you might need. As a privileged partner of the Green Provence Tourist Council (Office du Tourisme de la Provence Verte) and member of the Provence Guesthouse Associations MHP and Esprit Provence we shall be happy to provide you with useful information and advice for your trip to the South of France.