Located in the Luberon Regional Natural Park, this agroecological farm is a real invitation to nature!
Dressed with 300 olive trees, an orchard of 1,000 trees and a vegetable production area, it is also the ideal place for a stay with friends, lovers, family or for a business. Le Mas Honorat offers accommodation that adapts between the charm of the old and the comfort of the contemporary. A real haven of peace, you will feel at home in the heart of the Luberon...
“My name is Frédéric, I am 56 years old, I am a former entrepreneur. I changed my life 5 years ago when I decided to undertake a major professional retraining. I am married, I have 2 daughters and I share my life between Marseille and here: we are in transition. This project started a few years ago when I helped finance a documentary called “tomorrow”: it talks about positive solutions for the ecological transition. Little by little I realized that you could start an agricultural project without being the son or grandson of a farmer. The adventure has begun!”
“We decided, with my family, to take over this old farm that had not been in operation for twenty years. This 3-hectare farm has brought together many generations who lived from very varied agricultural activities (polyculture): market gardening, animals, trees (...). After the Second World War, it was necessary to produce in large quantities for not too much: small farms began to suffer and have problems selling their products that were too expensive. 3 years ago, we took over the farm and completely renovated the interior and started experimenting with new agricultural activities.”
“We have 300 olive trees that we continue to maintain. We have a self-picking orchard. I was inspired by Canadian Stefan Sobkoviac who invented this model about fifteen years ago: a sort of outdoor supermarket! More than 1,000 trees and shrubs were planted in 2019, representing 120 varieties of fruits and berries: apricots, plums, figs, apples, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, currants, grapes... Each tree is planted every 2m or less. After 3 years we have lost 20% of our plantations, which is quite reasonable.
Gradually, we started to make accommodation, although initially this project was essentially an agricultural project whose purpose was to revive agriculture in small areas. Today it is an agrotourism project with a real agricultural activity. I personally take care of the maintenance of the land, the olive trees, and the 1000 trees that I planted 3 years ago. The aisles are organized by harvest month. This service will be offered to those who rent our accommodation and later, open to the public. The promise of fresh fruit without any treatment and premises!”
“Since the passage of the Véloroute in Cavaillon, we naturally began to receive more and more visitors who came for the weekend, to ride a bike or simply on vacation. That's how our accommodation has also developed.”
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