L’Hôtel particulier de Tingry

Confidential house-gallery at the top of a Provençal village

In the heart of the Luberon and 45 minutes from Avignon, the village of Ménerbes is perched on the rocky overhangs dominating the Cavalon planes. It is at the top of this beautiful artists’ village that the elegant 18th century edifice known as Hôtel de Tingry stands.

In this enchanting setting, propitious to getaway and rest, residents will be captivated by the superb architecture and the breathtaking view. They will also have access to all temporary art shows as it is also an art gallery that welcomes artists occasionally.

Between Gordes and Bonnieux, this charming Bed & Breakfast is an oasis of tranquility but also the perfect stopping point for visits to the surrounding regions. As soon as you go through the doors you feel yourself being transported into an atmosphere of intense tranquility and well-being.

The architecture looks like an ancient Italian palazzo with its huge volumes and its majestic stone stairway. The transalpine inspiration of the edifice makes sense when you know that the original owners and builders, the Laurent family, where from Piedmont.

Paintings hang on all the walls of the long series of adjoining salons. The big windows offer an amazing perspective of either the vineyards or the luxuriant Mediterranean gardens of Dora Maar situated just below. A sense of spiritual retreat imposes itself in this haven of serenity and well-being.

Meals taken together on the outside terrace or in the pool house next to the swimming pool are a moment of conviviality and laughter. In winter, meals can be taken in the huge dining room or better yet, next to the warmth of the monumental fireplace that resembles those often found in old castles.

The apartments are composed of a private bathroom and a spacious bedroom. After your meal, you may want to just retire to your room to read, write, relax and take in the exceptional view. Just like the village where painters, comedians, sculptors, musicians and other artists have been coming for a long time, the house is marked with a strong artistic spirit. It might even inspire you to unknown creativity!

  • Number of persons
    • 2 to 9 peoples
  • Area
    • 4 bedrooms from 30 to 50 m²
  • Price
    • From 298€ per night, breakfast included
      2 night minimum
  • More product
    • Pool
    • Panorama
  • Exterior & Environment
    • Patio
    • Pool
    • exeptional view
  • Configuration
    • 3 double bedrooms
    • 1 Suite (1 doudle bedroom and 1 single bed)
    • Common lounges
  • Near
    • VILLAGE OF GORDES, THE OCHRES OF ROUSILLON, LUBERON REGIONAL NATURE PARK
  • Location
  • Services included
    • LAUNDRY, CLEANING, BICYCLES, HOUSE MANAGER AT YOUR SERVICE
  • Privatization
    • One request, contact us

Outside our walls

If you are staying in Tingry, do not miss tea-time at Ozet, just down below the house. For lunches and dinners, book at Chez Bruno or at Bistrot Le 5, slightly more expensive. For a good pizza, go down into the village.

You prefer to eat in the house? The small grocery store offers delicious homemade individual meals, Le Panier de Jade.
Once you have finished strolling the narrow streets of Ménerbes, do not hesitate to visit the neighboring villages, each more charming than the other. Even if Gordes is better known, we suggest you get away from the crowd and visit Oppède-le-Vieux, Bonnieux, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Lourmarin and Saint-Rémy de Provence. Less than an hours’ drive away south you are in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Arles!

And if you continue a little further towards the sea you reach Camargue in Aigues-Mortes and Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mère. Nature lovers will love going to la Forêt des Cedres de Bonnieux or take a hike to the Colorado Provençal . The hedonists, will probably prefer to start their trip with a wine circuit.

The Luberon vineyards are very close to Ménerbes, and in less than an hour towards the North you are in the Vallée-du-Rhone. For a real treat into French gastronomy, the region is gorging with excellent restaurants such as Eric Fréchon (Domaine De Fontenille), Piège (La Bastide de Gordes) and Edouard Loubet in Bonnieux.

Tout savoir sur le lieu
  • Are pet animals allowed in Tingry?
    • Animals are not allowed in Tingry.
  • Is Hôtel de Tingry like all other hotels?
    • No. Hôtel de Tingry holds this name because it was a 17th century private mansion. Today, Pierres d’Histoire rents rooms with breakfast with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Can Hôtel de Tingry be rented as a whole?
    • Yes, it is possible to privatise it totally. For this, please contact : [email protected]
  • Is there parking?
    • No, there is no parking at Hôtel de Tingry. However, there is a car park within a 15 minute walk. Once your reservation made, you will receive all the necessary information as to where the car park is situated..It is free of charge for Pierres d’Histoire clients.
  • Is there a restaurant/bar?
    • No, there is neither a restaurant nor a bar at Hôtel de Tingry but there are lots of lovely restaurants in Ménerbes as well as the nearby villages.
  • Is breakfast included?
    • Yes, breakfast is included. It is at your disposal every morning as of 8h30 a.m. in the kitchen on the groundfloor.
  • Are the rooms air-conditioned?
    • Yes, all the rooms are air-conditioned
  • How are the bathrooms fitted?
    • The Theodora suite and the Nancy room have showers and the Nicolas and the Eleonore rooms are fitted with bathtubs.
  • Is there an access for persons with reduced mobility? Is the hotel accesible for wheelchairs?
    • No, there is no access for persons with reduced mobility.The hotel, situated high on a hill , is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Is the swimming pool secured?
    • Yes, the pool is equipped with a fence, however please do remain vigilant with your children at all times.
  • Is the swimming pool accessible all day?
    • Yes, you can go to the pool at any time. However, do be discrete if you are swimming in the evening.
  • Is there a kitchen?
    • Yes, there is a kitchen on the ground floor that all the guests can use. The main kitchen is not yet functional, therefore a kitchen space has been fitted for guests of the Orangerie near the swimming pool. There is a refrigerator, a microwave , a stove, and a dishwasher. You can heat up a dish or prepare your cocktail and enjoy it on the terrace.
Everything to know on a Pierres d'Histoire reservation
  • How can I reserve?
    • You are interested in on of our houses? You can reserve directly on our website or by calling our number at 01 84 83 04 00. If you reserve directly through Pierres d'Histoire, we guarantee you the best price.
  • Is housekeping included?
    • It is possible for a daily housecleaning service if requested and if available for a fee of 25€/hour. If you stay longer than a week, at mid-stay the bathroom and kitchen will be cleaned with a change of your bedsheets. This is free of charge.
  • Is it possble to rent a single room?
    • Our houses have to be rented as a whole, except for Hôtel de Tingry and the suites of de Fleury.
  • Can I reserve for a single night?
    • You have to stay a minimum of two nights as the rent of our houses necessitates a high cost of upkeep in order to always maintain our high quality.
  • Does the price include half-board?
    • No, meals are not included in our service. Our kitchens are fully equiped enabling you to prepare your own meals. However, if you do not wish to prepare your meals, most of our houses have a local catering service selected especialy by us. Our caterers prepare the meals themself and work with local products.
  • Are animals allowed?
    • Yes, dogs are allowed in our houses for an extra fee of 20€ per dog.
  • At what time can I arrive and at what time do I have to leave the house?
    • The house is available as of 4:00 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. at the latest. On Sundays, Pierres d'Histoire gives you the opportunity to decide yourself your departure time (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • In case of a poblem during my stay, who should I contact?
    • There is no reception desk at the Pierres d'Histoire houses. For any problems or queries you can get in touch with the house manager whose contact number is given in the confirmation mail when you reserve.He/she can be reached by telephone should you encounter any problems and will answer any of your questions.
  • Can I cancel my reservation?
    • You can cancel directly your reservation on line or by calling us at 01 84 83 04 00. Cancellation is free upto 30 days before your date of arrival. Less than that there will be a cancellation fee (see General Conditions of Sale).
  • Can I change my reservation?
    • If you wish to change your reservation, please contact us at 01 84 83 04 00.
  • What means of payment do you offer?
    • Reservations are made on line with your credit card. Our site is of course fully secured. We do not accept any other kind of payment and you cannot pay on the premises.
  • Do I have to make a down-payment?
    • For all reservations we ask a down-payment. A direct debit pre-authorisation will be registered a few days before your arrival. The security deposit is upto the amount of the down-payment depending on the house, but will not be debited unless damage has been noted.
  • When will I be debited?
    • A 30 % down-payment will be debited when you reserve. The balance will be debited between the 2nd and 5th day before your arrival.
  • Am I insured/responsible if I break something in the house?
    • Should we note an important damage in the house or if the furniture is damaged by misuse or volontarily broken, all or part of the security deposit will be debited in the 30 days following your departure.
  • Do Pierres d'Histoire houses have baby beds and high chairs?
    • Yes, upon request we can provide a baby bed and a wooden high chair. Ask your house manager when you call . However, baby bed sheets are not provided.
  • Is there air-conditioning and heating in the houses?
    • The houses are heated (heaters and fireplaces or wood-burners) but not air-conditioned (except for Hôtel de Tingry).
  • Is there a television in the houses?
    • Yes, every house has a television as well as wifi access and speakers.
  • Is household linen provided?
    • Yes, we provide sheets and towels in all the houses.
  • Are the kitchens and bathrooms equipped according to modern standards?
    • Yes all the kitchens and bathrooms of our houses have been built and equipped according to modern standards and European rules.
  • Are the kitchens fully equipped?
    • Yes, every kitchen at Pierres d'Histoire has a stove, an oven and a refrigerator. They also have all the pots and pans and various utensils you might need.
  • Is there internet service in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Internet coverage varies. Some of our houses have excellent internet service whereas others because of their geographic location in the countryside are less well covered.
  • Is there wifi in the Pierres d'Histoire houses?
    • Yes all our houses have wifi.
  • Are the basic necessities such as toilet paper, soap, tea or coffee provided?
    • Yes, in every Pierres d'Histoire house you will find toilet paper as well as shampoo and liquid soap shower. In the kitchens, dishwasher soap, tea and coffee are provided.
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses accesible to a person with reduced mobility?
    • Our houses are not accessible to a person with reduced mobility because of the architecture that very ofen are old, the stairways are narrow, the doors are not large enough, etc….
  • Are Pierres d'Histoire houses child friendly?
    • Yes, most our our houses are child friendly. They have gardens for them to ran around in and explore. However, some of the houses might be less adapted for very young children because of their proximity to water such as a swmming pool or a river, or else there might be stairs. Pierres d'Histoire declines any/all responsibility in case of an accident. For more information on the amenities of a house, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Do we need to clean the house before departure?
    • The house will be cleaned after your departure, however we do ask that you leave the house the way you found it. Garbage cans need to be emptied and the dishwasher run.
  • Do we need a car during our stay?
    • Our houses are very often in the countryside, in places that are calm and peaceful. To get to these houses, to be able to discover the area or to be able to go grocery shopping we recommend that you have a car.
  • Is there a bed and breakfast rate?
    • No, breakfast is not included except for Hôtel de Tingry where it is. However, it is possible to order breakfast ahead of time, when you get in touch with the house manager.
  • When is the swimming pool open?
    • Our swimming pools are open between May and end of September depending on the weather.
  • Is the swimming pool heated?
    • The swimming pools of la Marcotte and la Clairière are heated, that of Tingry is not.
  • Is there a barbecue?
    • The houses with a barbecue are : La Marcotte la Clairière, the 3 houses of de Ravenoville as well as that of le Moulin de Pézenas.
  • Do you do long term rentals?
    • Yes we would be happy to welcome you for a long term rent subject to availability. Do not hesitate to call us so as to discuss the possibilities.
  • How do I get to the house that I have booked?
    • Prior to your arrival, you will receive a mail giving you all the necessary informations including the code for the key box of your house

History

Hôtel de Tingry was built in the 17th century, by one of the most powerful and influential families of Avignon, Joseph Balthazard des Laurents from Piedmont. Tingry became his secondary residence. His descendant, Eléonor Pulchérie des Laurents, married Charles Montmorency-Luxembourg, prince of Tingry, thus giving his name to the mansion.

The lush environment with its proximity to the vineyards, the exceptional countryside of Luberon, and the picturesque village of Ménerbes were all reasons for the area to be an aristocratic holiday spot.

Later and for thirteen years, Hôtel de Tingry, became the private residence of Madame Nancy Negley, a rich American and patron of the arts. When her neighbor, Dora Maar, died, Nancy bought her house wishing to preserve the artists memory, and later turned it into a residency for artists.

Since 2019, Hotel de Tingry has been classified as a Historical Monument. The architecture of this home is exceptional: it has a very beautiful porch and its courtyard was, in the past paved with pebble stones from the Durance river. In this typical village, you will find numerous mansions dating from the 18th century as well as a group of old refurbished homes that are witnesses of the importance of the past nobilities in the region.

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