Residence La Garenne will open its doors in July in the village of Roussillon in South of France, in the heart of prestigious Luberon. This tiny town will host the first French gay friendly gated residential community in the country, with a total of 21 luxury groud floor and duplex apartments, ranging from 50 to 120 square meters. Residents will also benefit from terraces and gardens, amid 8,000 m2 of grounds.
“Through this project, the term “gay friendly” is the expression of tolerance, friendliness, acceptance of others regardless of sexuality, personal situation or age,” says Eric Bongert, the real estate agent behind the project. “Being public and open about it prevents the few people still resistant to this approach (and unfortunately there are still too many!) to buy in this residence. We are fortunate to live in the Luberon where all these notions are widespread but it is far from being the case in all French regions so let’s try to help everyone benefit from it. More generally no residence of this type, even “classical”, has emerged in the Luberon.” The gay customers are obviously targeted here but no potential buyer will be discriminated because of his/her sexuality or age, “gay friendly” indicating openness
With regard to the potential buyers M. Bongert also told us that “the contacts made so far are local, by word of mouth, and actually we have a “straight” single female client with her 5 year old daughter, who lived in Le Marais, Paris gay neighborhood, so she was used to live surrounded by gay friends. There is also a gay painter from Roussillon who is interested with his friend. During the week, after the publication of various articles in the media we have received several requests through our websiteresidencelagarenne.com.”
New residents will enjoy the quiet athmosphere and mild climate of Provence. This place provides an opportunity for gay residents to live a normal and open life, without fear of discrimination or harassment on their sexuality.The residence is ideally located less than an hour’s drive from Avignon and about one twenty from Marseille, where they will not lose contact with gay communities with numerous gay venues in these cities. This part of the country also has a rich cultural life and a large influx of tourists, especially in summer thanks to numerous cultural events like the Festival d’Avignon.
The sale of apartments should begin on May 14. Prices go from € 250 000 to € 360 000 and delivery should be provided on July 15.