Our Story

Orto de Prouvenço means “large garden of Provence” in provençal, one of the old Romance languages of southern Europe. Our project originated in 1992 with a profound desire to create a meeting place in High Provence for all those who share our love of nature and its healing powers and who wish to discover more of themselves, far away from the noise of the world.


Orto de Prouvènço is a landscape garden of about 150 acres in the vicinity of Aurel, a charming typical village about 1 hour by car east of Avignon on the high plateau of Vaucluse.


We are in the High Provence in the Pays de Sault, not far from Mont Ventoux, the majestic king mountain of this area. Looking south, the blue silhouette of the Luberon appears in the distance.


Introductions to the local medicinal plants, seminars on phyto-aromatherapy and naturopathy with international experts as well as excursions and workshops are an integral part of our program.

Four buildings built in the typical style of Provence, with an authentic well, inner court and fireplace, and 25 charmingly furnished guest rooms (with bathroom and shower) offer ample space for a wide variety of seminars and conferences.


Our exquisite organic cuisine, which also specializes vegetarian and provençale dishes, contributes to the welfare of mind and body of our guests.

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