The story

The farm

Historically, there are traces of a first building located closer to the RD182 road. Apart from farming, raising pigs and rabbits, the farm had a silkworm breeding facility. This is why the park had a large number of mulberry trees to feed them. A wash house was present on the east of the plot and was fed by an underground mine. The dirty water was used to irrigate the fields and joined a small "riau", further than the vines. The farm was owned by the Girard family around 1835, then by the Turcan family and their descendants, who decided to restore the farm in the 2000s, to make it an authentic Provencal farmhouse.

The mine

A "mine" is an underground channel for the water supply of dwellings. It has the advantage of protecting the water from evaporation and dirt brought by the wind. At the start of the road, our mine fed two shafts. The current well bears the mysterious inscription of "PPE ESPARAA".

The mine still exists, it passes under the fig tree, then feeds the current well, and under the kitchen of the "Pool" accommodation, then under the swimming pool. It can be reached by a staircase leading to a hammerstone regulating the flow of the old washhouse, the mention "1932 AE" is inscribed there. Today, this staircase leads to the technical room of the swimming pool.

The mine is captured from a larger underground channel running about 10 meters below the RD182. The water comes from the Ermitage and Vabre streams. To this day, it is still unknown where the water in the main canal ends its course.

The name of the Mas

The Perussier is the wild pear tree of Provence, very resistant to heat, but also to temperatures of -12°C. It is an exceptional rootstock for Saint Jean pears or Perles pears. Its small fruits were used in the composition of a local alcohol made from figs. They were also used to feed pigs and poultry. The name of the "Perussier" farmhouse comes from the century-old example on the property, which faces the summer kitchen and overlooks the bowling green.

The almond grove

Nearly 160 feet of almond trees were planted around 1960. Almonds were used in the composition of the famous nougats of Montélimar and the calissons of Aix-en-Provence. Today there are about 90 feet left in the process of being recovered. They offer an extraordinary spectacle when they bloom in the spring.

The renovation of the 2000s

In 1999, your hosts undertook major renovation and rehabilitation work. The goal is to welcome you in the best conditions and to help you discover this superb region that is Provence. Contact us to find out more about the history of Mas du Perussier and our various services.  

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The fauna and the flora

The scents and sounds of the Luberon will punctuate your stays in our Holiday Homes or Bed and Breakfast. You will have the chance to meet cicadas, crickets, stick insects, praying mantises, grass snakes, bees, good news, wild boars and even Luberon eagles. As you stroll through the 1.2 ha property, you will appreciate the presence of olive trees, almond trees, lavender, pines and cypresses. 

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