About us

Discover the history of Demeures Provençales

Who are we?

Our history

Léonard Sanchez was born in the Luberon in Roussillon, a remarkable village that is renowned worldwide for its natural ochres. From an early age, he immersed himself in the surrounding environment, observing, exploring and absorbing the characteristics of its rich Provençal heritage and unique architecture.

He participated from a young age in the family renovation business and learnt how to work with dry stone and natural materials like white lime and river sand.

Passionate about his work, he officially joined the company after completing his studies in 1988 and re-shaped the business in 1997.

With over 30 years’ experience, Léonard has benefitted from the advice of eminent architects, decorators and landscape gardeners and delivers top-of-the-range projects by ensuring that he is surrounded by the highest-skilled craftsmen.
A trusted professional and excellent communicator, he now delivers large-scale projects for an international clientele. He has been involved in the renovation, transformation and creation of farmhouses, country houses, villas, gardens, rustic properties and hotels and is always open to learning about new architectural projects.
The company is based in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt in the Luberon, close to the picture-postcard villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Goult, Gordes, Murs, Saignon and others.



Do you want to introduce a touch of comfort and contemporary style to your property whilst still preserving its traditional character? Do you have a renovation/building project in this magnificent region of Provence?

In creating the ideal home for his clients, Léonard places considerable importance on communicating with them in order to understand their needs, wishes and lifestyle.


Our team


Léonard Sanchez

 Passionate about Provençal architecture from a young age, he took over the management of the family business 25 years ago and today carries out numerous projects in Provence for local and international clients.


Araceli Sanchez

Formerly director of a bank in Barcelona, Araceli joined Léonard several years ago. She is currently responsible for all financial and administrative matters within the business.


Lison Berthoud

Interior designer, graduated at ESDAC Marseille.


Cyrielle Ibis

Interior designer, graduated at LAAB Rennes in DSAA (Higher Diploma of Applied Arts Design with honours in Design of Space).


Ines Elouarad

Interior designer, graduated at ESAD Orléans.

Thanks to our clients


We couldn’t recommend this team more highly to anyone who wants to renovate a Provençal home.

– Mr and Mme Sohet

The whole team swung into action in a professional and friendly manner to deliver everything that we hoped for.

– Mr and Mme A.

Léonard is an extremely competent designer with a gift for suggesting solutions that are both innovative and often quite magnificent.

– Mr and Mme Lloyd

Contact us

Demeures Provençales

Le Mas Silvestre

Chemin Descente du Gourt

84490 Saint Saturnin Les Apt

Tel. +33 (0)4 90 78 26 07

Mob. +33 (0)6 42 45 66 79

E-Mail : ls@demeures-provencales.fr   

Tell us about your project

Our entire team is on hand to help you bring to fruition your renovation or building project in Provence!