… Tranquil apartment in the centre of historic Aix-en-Provence …
A rare find: spacious and central apartment in former mansion house
Located only steps away from the daily farmers' markets and the shops and restaurants of Aix-en-Provence, in the heart of the historic centre and off one of the most active and beautiful squares of Provence, this apartment in a former mansion features classic style of elegant French town living, absolute calm, unobstructed garden views and a generous and wonderful layout. A truly rare find in a medieval city where light, quiet and views are very difficult to come by!
With southern and western exposures, over 12-foot-high ceilings, original 'tomettes' or Provencal tiles, this completely renovated property will provide a sophisticated and elegant oasis from the active hustle and bustle of town. Enter the property off the square, through the landmarked door and immediately find yourself surrounded by the peace, coolness and calm of the gardens (an elevated portion of which is not accessible).
Walk up the large stone staircase to the front door of this second floor apartment. On entering, you will find yourself in the dining area, with an open-plan kitchen featuring dishwasher, four-burner induction cook top, oven, refrigerator and freezer, microwave, new utensils and top-grade cookware. The kitchen is fully equipped with toaster, coffee maker, etc.
To the left of the dining room is the living room, featuring a high ceiling and Art Deco chandelier, garden views, decorative fireplace, fully equipped entertainment centre, a mix of antique and art-deco furnishings. Off to the side is a bathroom, with a toilet, sink and shower. The living room has a door that can be closed to give privacy to anyone enjoying a siesta on the sofa.
To the right of the dining room, is the bedroom, with its high ceiling, authentic Art Deco chandelier, antique furniture and artwork from the region. The bed is a custom designed, hand-forged iron creation by a local artist and hosts a queen-size mattress and box spring, fine quality linens from the US, down comforter and pillows. In front of the bed is a hand forged iron bench to sit and read on while looking out onto the surrounding gardens. Off to the side of the bedroom is the attached 'retro-style' master bathroom with marble floor, tiled shower, toilet and pedestal sink featuring amenities such as towels, hairdryer and towel racks.
The property evokes the feeling of Grand French town living and features the very best of antique French and Provencal decor along with all the amenities for a comfortable stay.
While situated right off of one of the most active and beautiful squares in Aix-en-Provence, this property is located behind a large landmarked entry, through a garden and into complete tranquility. Flooded with light and views onto the gardens, the apartment offers a great respite from the hustle and bustle of town. Only steps away from the daily markets and shops, yet a magnificent, calm and peaceful setting amidst a garden.
Secure public (pay) parking is literally only steps away, though a car is not needed for a stay in Aix-en-Provence. The town is mostly pedestrian and the infrastructure for visiting the surrounding areas is excellent. The property is also located only steps away from a world-renowned spa located on the site of the ancient Roman Thermal Baths.
|Minimum stay:||4 nights|
|Parking:||Public parking nearby|
|Appliances:||Kettle, fridge, electric hob/oven, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron and board, hairdryer etc|
|Linen:||All linen supplied|
The change-over day for this property is flexible. Bookings will be taken for a minimum of 4 nights at a time. Please inquire for long-term stay discounts or one-person discounts. Christmas/New Years vacation rates are considered Peak Season rates. Heating fee may apply depending on the month of rental.
Submit your booking enquiry to receive a summary by email. We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your request.
To reserve the dates, we require a 50% deposit, with the balance to be paid 30 days prior to your check-in date. By paying the deposit, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.
We also ask for a €300 security deposit, payable with the final balance payment (or in cash on arrival by prior arrangement), which will be returned to you within 7 days if the property is vacated in good order at check-out.
- €136 per night - 1 Nov to 31 Mar
- €123 per night - 1 April to 31 Oct
Please submit a booking enquiry using the form below. Enter your dates using the format yyyy-mm-dd.
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