Our Vacation Rental Homes in Sablet, Provence

Sablet Village, Vaucluse, Provence, France
Maison des Pelerins and La Baume des Pelerins, or "les Pelerins" as we affectionately refer to our dream come true, of owning our own homes in Provence, are located in the heart of the Vaucluse. We thoroughly enjoy hearing from our guests to "les Pelerins" that they feel they are spending time in their own home in Provence. To be a part of village life, Sablet is the perfect place. "Les Pelerins" dates back to the time when the Popes administered the Catholic Church from Avignon, with a Papal Vice-Legat having a residence right here in Sablet. Our neighbor's home was the Vice-Legat's residence. Ours was one of the buildings that housed visitors and pilgrims and was connected to it, as we can see from the internal portals, and the front door of Maison des Pelerins. Hence the name - Pelerins is French for pilgrims. I hope this Blog will help you get to know Provence and live your Provencal Dream.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

SabletHome.com Has A New Look!

In the last, nearly six years since the first www.SabletHome.com was published, beginning with the basic pages  - Home - Maison des Pelerins - Sablet Village - Rental Rates & Policies - Contact Us - Christmas in Provence - Wine Tasting - Restaurants - Markets of Provence - Activities & Attractions -  Map  - What Our Guests Say - all navigated from the main navigation bar(!)  it grew to to over 50 pages, and at a last count, we had over 121,500 visitors.

During that time, amongst the visitors to Sablethome.com have been many, many guests who visited us at Maison or La Baume des Pelerins but that's not all.  I've had many questions about Sablet and Provence from people looking for information planning functions with a Provence theme, students doing research for French classes and many other Provence and France related topics. It has been great to have had Sablethome.com used as a resource for information about Provence.

But it was time for an update!

So now we have www.SabletHome.com - version 2!
Apart from getting a new look, I have incorporated many suggestions from  visitors.  I hope that the new site will be easy to navigate and continue to valuable provide information about Sablet and Provence.

 It has six top level pages that show on the main navigation bar - but beyond that, readers can go directly to the part of the site that is of most interest to them.  Drop down menus show second, and in some cases, third level pages.  The number of pages in this site has now grown to eighty-five! Many of the pages have their own Photo Galleries, and included as a top level page, is a Guest Photo Gallery, where guests who have visited one of our Sablet homes can upload any pictures they wish to share - this feature was one of the most requested items by guests and we have some beautiful pictures that have already been contributed.

Additionally, the "Let's Go To Provence" page indexes many informational blogs that go into greater depth about specific subjects of interest to anyone traveling to Provence. One such blog is a pictorial tour of Sablet's shops, which also introduces our Commercants and helps to acquaint the reader with the village ahead of their visit.  Another example is Cycling in Provence which gives information about a very popular past time for visitors to the area.

We are however, not quite finished yet!  There is one more fun application to come! I am very excited about this, and believe that visitors to our Sablet Homes, or to Provence in general,  will enjoy this application. It is currently being programmed and will be ready within a month or so.  

I hope you will visit our new site at www.SabletHome.com and find it informative and enjoyable. I would welcome any comments or suggestions...  Enjoy your visit!


  1. Dear Marianne, I was following your articles time to time but today I subscribe to your blog , and put the link on my blog.
    I wish to share the love we have both for this beautiful part of France that is Provence ! I wonder if you will put my blog link in your category "My favorite blogs"

  2. Love the new look of Sablet Home Marianne - going to share it on my facebook page. Also really enjoying your Provence "history" posts, love learning about the region's past!