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La Maison des Artistes – a peaceful B&B located in the heart of the Provence Verte, in the  nice village of Tavernes, situated in a vast plain with vineyards and olive trees – will warmly welcome and offer you to stay in our Chambre Klimt, spacious bedroom dedicated to the Austrian symbolist painter, with private bathroom with shower.

We offer a rich breakfast with Italian coffee, homemade cake and biscuits, honey and homemade yogurt.

We propose to our guests sessions of Mindfulness and workshop of Land Art.

We are not far from to the Gorges of the Verdon, the Sainte Victoire mountain, the Sainte Baume Massif, Aix-en-Provence.

Rates/Prices 2017 in euros / night & breakfast included

Prices for 2 à 6 night

room for 2:   ⇒  55,00 euro

room used as single:   ⇒45,00 euro

room for 3: ⇒80,00 euro

Children with parents:

  • until 2 years: free
  •  3 to 6 years: 8,00 euros
  • 7 to 13 years: 18,00 euros
  • 14 to 17 years:  22,00 euros

Prices for 1 night

room for 2:     ⇒ 65,00 euro

room used as single:     ⇒  55,00 euro

room for 3: ⇒  90,00 euro

Prices from 7 nuits :

2 personnes ……. 360,00 euro

1 personne ………..300,00 euro

3 personnes ……… 530,00 euro

Not included: tourist tax amount to € 0,75 per person per night.

Reservation will be confirmed on reception of a deposit of 40% of the total amount of the price of accommodation for your intended stay

Please contact us: Maison des Artistes – Tavernes (Var)
e-mail: lamaisondesartistesprovence@gmail.com



Lying in a vast agricultural plain with vineyards and olive trees, Tavernes has kept all its rural atmosphere. Something unusual, and quite simple, is clearly visible to every visitor. Almost all the houses in the main street have superb entrance doors. They differ in size, shape, colour and door knockers, but each has its own identity.

An hour away on foot, to the north of the village, there is a pleasant walk across the hills, leading to Notre Dame de Bellevue. When you reach your destination, a pretty chapel, you can take a welcome break in the shade of the oak trees all around it. Then you can continue as far as the Trois Croix (Three Crosses). They mark the limit of the three towns of Tavernes, facing the Bessillons, Fox-Amphoux, facing Digne and the Alps foothills, and the Valensole plateau, with Montmeyan facing the Verdon range.

Journado de l’Oli

In Tavernes there are olive trees everywhere. Each garden, each restanque (stone wall) has a tree, growing on land of varying sizes. Large quantities of the golden nectar are produced here, and each year in March, the villagers celebrate the new olive oil. Guided visits to the Windmill, tasting of spring olive oils, local produce, folklore displays, a demonstration of olive-tree pruning and of course a gigantic aïoli are all on the programme.

Provence Verte is a tourist destination encompassing 38 towns and villages that are gathered around the two major towns of Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume and Brignoles. This area is located in the heart of the Var department and less than an hour and a half away from the main regional cities. The area’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and has built its strength by enhancing its major assets: the forests and unspoilt environment, the abundance of water and above all viticulture, which has shaped the landscape.

Things to see in the Provence Verte

Medieval villages
In the Middle Ages Provence was a prosperous region, as can be seen in the centre of many villages.

Montfort sur Argens
Saint Maximin la Sainte Baume

Hillside villages
Saracen invasions, religious or territorial wars – some of the reasons why villages were built on rocky peaks.

Esparron de Pallières
Saint Martin de Pallières
Seillons Source d’Argens

Villages with a château
Medieval, Renaissance or Templar fortresses, the châteaux tower over certain villages like witnesses to the region’s history.

La Verdière
Montfort sur Argens
Saint Martin de Pallières
Vins sur Caramy

Villages of Verdon
A place of peace and serenity for some and of activity for others, life flows on along the water.

La Verdière
Saint-Julien Le Montagnier

Have fun in Provence Verte

More info here: http://www.provenceverte.co.uk/discover/idee-amusez-vous_3.php

Mindfulness Workshop

Mindfulness meditation is about being aware in the present moment. We spend a lot of time focusing on what happened in the past and worrying about the future, and this distracts us from what we want to do in the moment. With mindfulness we can learn to slow down and appreciate the present.

Mindfulness is a form of meditation. A typical meditation consists of focusing your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body.

The practice of mindfulness involves moment to moment awareness of what is happening now, both internally and externally. Internally we become more aware of our body and our mind, while externally we begin to broaden our field of awareness so that we actually take in the external environment as well, leading to a sense of spaciousness, alertness and stillness.

Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home.

Thich Nhat Hanh