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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*


Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Member since: 2009
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Calendar last updated:
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Beautiful, bright & spacious 3 bedroom loft style apartment, in classic 160 yr old Provencal building, on a semi-pedestrian street, in the famous 16 to 18th century 'Quartier Mazarin', seconds from the Cours Mirabeau & at the heart of Aix en Provence. Previously a carpenter's workshop or 'atelier', it retains its exposed oak beams & old advertising on the façade.

At 115 m.sq or 1250 sq.ft, this mainly single level apartment, overlooked by the mezzanine, has 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom with bath & 2 sink units & a separate toilet room. The large open plan living/dining area is the heart of the apartment & is flooded by sunlight.

Founded by the Romans in 122 B.C. Aix en Provence is a very beautiful city of food markets, cafes, boulangeries, cathedral & churches, universities, student life, art exhibitions, public gardens, 100 fountains & fabulous restaurants throughout its narrow cobbled streets.

French history & culture lovers can visit the ancient cites of Arles, Avignon, St Remy & Orange. 'Amateurs' of wine can tour vineyards & taste the rich reds of Chateau Neuf du Pape, refreshing roses of Bandol or the excellent Henri Bardouin Pastis of Fourqualquier.

One can sunbathe, swim & hike nearby at the Calanques of Cassis or within 1-2 hrs drive east along the Cote Azur to Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice & Monaco or west to the Camargue national park, famous for its pink flamingos, bulls & cowboys.

From touring through Van Gogh's sunflowers at Arles, the lavender fields & perched villages at Gordes & Roussilon in the Luberon National Park, painting or photographing Cezanne's famous Mont Saint Victoire, to cycling your own Tour de France at Mont-Ventoux, Aix is the perfect location to begin touring Provence.

We offer a great place to stay here, from family vacations to long term stays, all seeking the authentic Provence. Assistance is offered in English & French & a detailed guide to the locality is provided in the apartment for your enjoyment.

Uniquely, we can offer an 'Apartment & Tours Package' helping you best experience the many great treasures that Provence has on offer.

We also try to offer our guests one 'courtesy' Marseilles Airport or Aix TGV pick-up on arrival & have one parking space in a nearby private garage for rent.

If you are interested in a stay in our great apartment or only our private guided tour services, please dont hesitate to contact us.

Merci beaucoup & bonnes vacances.

Keywords: Large Center 3 Bedroom Sleeps 7 *Apart Rental & Tour Package*

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donal (Owner)
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About Donal

A 46 year old Irish transplant to Aix, I first visited friends here 17 years ago and the rest, is history. Living here some 10 years, the sunlight, sea, countryside, history, food, language & the people never fail to delight and surprise. This photo is of one of my favourite tour hikes at En-Vau in the Calanques of Cassis.

Donal purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Donal chose Aix-En-Provence

Aix en Provence is at the heart of Provence and the Quartier Mazarin represents the best of the old and new, new being 200 years old here. Aix is the crossroads city of the south, east to Italy, west to Spain, from Northern Europe to Africa, Aix is influenced by all its neighbours. So life here has a unique fusion of culture, language & cuisine.

An international town of Art & Education, Commerce & Law, Aix is very welcoming to new arrivals, always lively with markets and festivals, full of charm and character. Yet in moments one can be in the countryside of sunflowers and lavender fields, old roman churches and vineyards. The area offers such a variety of landscapes and cultures, from mountains to the sea, it really is a great place to live & the best base for touring provence.

What makes this apartment unique

A sunlight filled, single level (except mezzanine) loft style apartment with 3 comfortable double bedrooms. The living area & dining table seat up to 8, so space to host friends for dinner or drinks. The apartment 'really' is seconds from the famous Cours Mirabeau, at the heart of this ancient walled city and 2 minutes stroll from its markets & museums, cafes, bars & restaurants. It's all one hopes for & imagines of an idyllic Provencal setting.

Uniquely we can offer an 'Apartment Rental' & Private Tours' package in our 7 seater people carrier, helping you make the most of your precious time in Provence, whilst minimising the hassles of car rentals, parking & traffic.

However, if you wish to drive too, we can offer expert tour advice & guaranteed access to a parking space, in a private garage nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yvette and I recently have recently returned from a great 14 week Summer 2010 stay in Donal's great three bed apartment in beautiful Aix-en-Provence. More than satisfied, we were delighted with the accommodation, as were our daughter's families & friends who came visiting. To begin, the bedrooms and living area were spacious & welcoming, the apartment's high ceilings & mezzanine allowed "beaucoup de soleil naturel" in through the skylights. The location of the apartment is ideal, one block from the famous Cours Mirabeau and beside Rue Italie and its host of shops and restaurants. Not only did Donal provide our transportation to and from the Marseilles airport & a fun Marseilles & Cassis tour, he was also very attentive to all of our requests and needs, such as finding us language exchange partners, etc, etc.

Thumbs up all the way for Chez Donal.

Feel free to contact me at "" for any questions you might have.

Dr Jeffrey & Yvette Frantz, Florida, USA.
May 2010
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Great 3 Bed Loft - Aix - Qrtr Mazarin *Apart & Tour Package*
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We a family of 5 stayed in Donal's amazing apartment for 6 nights and loved every minute of it. It really felt like a home away from home, with every convenience you needed plus the location was fantastic. Steps away from the most amazing local produce stores and fabulous shopping. The use of Donal's car park space was also very much appreciated and only 3 min walk from the apartment. Donal's suggestions for day trips were spot on and our kids enjoyed every minute of the trips, which with 3 kids can be difficult to do at times. We definately would not hesitate to come back and stay here again and would highly recommend it for your next trip - Gold Coast Australia

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Cincinnati USA

Exceptional apartment in Aix

  • 5 of 5

Three friends and I stayed in Donal's spacious, charming (and secure) flat in Aix for roughly a week. We couldn't have been more pleased. The location is ideal--minutes from the Cours Mirabeau, the center of town, and right off the busy Rue d'Italie...but there was virtually no noise after 9 p.m. And believe me, that matters. I've rented in similar 'hip' areas and the drunks kept me up all night. Not here.

We enjoyed ample space in the flat--never felt crowded. You'll find an eclectic collection of books and music, all the kitchen equipment you'd have at home, modern appliances (not always the case in my experience), a lovely second floor view down the pretty, narrow street. And there are groceries, wine shops, boulangeries and restaurants literally a minute or less from the front door.

Donal is a bit of a character himself. Not sure how long he's been in Aix but he still has that mischievous Irish wit. If we had one regret it's that he was away on business and we weren't able to take advantage of his personal tours of Provence, which other lodgers raved about. But maybe next time. All of us had a amazing vaca and would love to go back! A definite 5-start rating.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Fantastic apartment in the heart of Aix

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a delightful 8 day stay at Donal’s apartment in Aix-en-Provence. I traveled with my mother and my sister and we each had a bedroom in his spacious flat. The rental cost included one airport transfer, so we chose to have Donal pick us up from Marseille in his comfortable van and it was helpful to have a local expert (who is also the property owner) pointing out items of interest and then helping us settle in. And carrying our luggage up the 34 stairs to his apartment!

The apartment couldn’t be in a better location. It’s not actually ON the Cours Mirabeau, but in a parallel street, only steps away, off rue d’Italie. Rue d’Italie is a wonderful street, filled with bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, wine shops and a fantastic Italian delicatessen, so it was easy to nip out to get provisions for a five-star meal. Donal’s street is much quieter, with no passing traffic, except for residents. We found it nice and quiet at all times, with the only noise being the peal of church bells each morning, calling the faithful to prayer.

Donal also offers tours, and because we didn’t want to rent a car, we used his services on three separate occasions to venture into the countryside. He was a font of knowledge on all things French, and devised marvelous itineraries to ensure that we saw as much as we could on each outing. We certainly could not have accomplished this ourselves, plus we had his delightful chatter along the way. In fact, Donal’s apartment, and his entertaining personality, made our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alexandria Virginia

Perfect Place in Aix

  • 5 of 5

This apt was a great find--perfect location in Aix with easy access to best parts of town, but on a quiet beautiful street. Nice layout with a very large "open plan" kitchen and family room, provides plenty of room for a family to spread out on a stay-in day. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Donal was wonderful host, very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great location, great host in Aix-en-Provence

  • 5 of 5

This is a great apartment in the historic center of Aix. Donal, the owner, is an extraordinary host. He made us (me, my wife and our 23 year old daughter) feel like visiting friends. He gave us lots of tips on visiting within the city and the environs, was extraordinarily flexible about our arranging for use of his garage and check-out, and made him self available by phone and email for questions during our stay. He keeps a very clean apartment, comfortable beds, and a completely stocked kitchen. The location can't be beat. It is a few steps from a main shopping street, yet tucked in a position such that it is quiet for sleeping, even with the windows open. We frequently rent apartments on our vacations and this is the best experience that we have had.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

LOVE Aix, Love this apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully outfitted apartment in the best possible location in Aix. We had a beautiful 9 days in Provence with this apartment as our base. There is so much to do in this area that it is great for high-energy travellers, but staying in this comfortable apartment just off the Cours Mirabeau means that you can also have time to just chill out.

Donal thinks of everything, and the design of the apartment, the decor, appliances, bedding--it's all great. When I asked my sons what they would say about the apartment they said, "well-lit, cozy, organized, well-supplied and quiet."

Also, we really enjoyed our day touring with Donal to Avignon and the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards. We would definitely love to return, and hope that we can one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Marseille (MRS)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Many bars & cafes to suit all tastes in town
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Marseilles - Cassis - Calanques
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chateau L'Arc & Pont Royal
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Aix en Provence TGV (From Paris, Lyon or Nice)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A 8
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Huge variety & 400 + restaurants in town
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Multiple Southern Alp Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: not necessary

Next to Musee Granet - Site of 'La Collection Planque', TOUR DE FRANCE - 2014 passes nearby on July 15. Music, Dance, Opera, Art Lyric Festivals through the year. 5 min walk to Public Swimming Pool.


Rates & Availability

From €140 Per night

Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2015/2016
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen & Cleaning Fee (6 hours) €80
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmation.

Nearby Parking Space "Available on Request" at extra €15/night or €80/week.

10% Private Tour Discounts for Apartment Guests

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Aix-En-Provence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Bathroom with bath & 2 sinks. Toilet seperate.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Hardwood Queen Size Double 200*160cm (1), Standard Double 190*140 (2), Single Bed 190*90 (1), Baby Crib option available (1)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
*Apartment Rental & Tours* Package, with owner, Donal's private tours.

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