You will find in La Calisanne everything you may be searching in Provence : the sun, the quietness, the sound of the cicadas, the freshness of a pool and above all, the light and the nature.
To understand the magic of La Calisanne, just read what one of our guest wrote :
'The house could not be more perfect, it has been beautifully designed and we have loved every minute here. My son and husband both play piano and the house has been filled with music. I have enjoyed strolling around the garden and also the views of the Bessillon hills that change by the hour. It is a little piece of heaven.' Sandra P., London.
A FANTASTIC LOCATION
The immediate surroundings are in the heart of nature (vineyards, hills, forests, scrubland) along a no exit road. Here, you may feel at the end of the world… only 3 minutes from the village of Bras, 35 minutes from the elegant Aix-en-Provence and 10 minutes only fromSaint-Maximin and its pittoresque market.
A LUXURIOUS CONTEMPORARY HOUSE
La Calissane is a traditional “Provencal mas” outside and a ECO-friendly luxurious contemporary house inside. Totally refurbished in 2009, the house has been furnished with love, offering you the state-of-the-art of comfort and amenities : a swimming pool biologically eppurated (without chlorine), air conditioning in every room (powered by heat pumps). Each of the 4 bedroom comes with a private en suite complete bathroom or shower bathroom with design tubs and faucets. The walls in polished concrete, the ceramic or wooden floors give them a very cosy and contemporary atmosphere. You will also enjoy high speed internet, satellite TV with international channels and home cinema. For the gourmets, the kitchen is equipped with everything they can dream.
PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO
You will start the day after a fresh, relaxing and absolutely silent night. The sunshine illuminates the house. Open the windows and have your breakfast on the terrace, listening only to the birds. Then you may choose to go for a swim in our infinity swimming pool. You will appreciate the softness of the water chlorine-free.
Or you may decide to go the village of Bras and buy some bread, fresh vegetables from local producers, newspaper, meat and everything you may need. On Wednesday you will experience the famous typical provençal market of Saint-Maximin facing the XI th century Basilique. You may visit the rests of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, yes, the one of the book, in the crypt. Or if you are there at the end of July, you will have the unique opportunity to participate to the procession : Marie-Madeleine is convoyed in the streets of the town followed by the habitants singing in provençal... a unique, quite impressive experience.
On other days you may spend hours walking in the beautiful streets of Aix-en-Provence and visit its museums, boutiques or enjoy the terraces of the Cours Mirabeau. This attractive and refined city is really like a small Paris.
You may also like to visit numerous vineyards around Bras and Saint-Maximin and taste the famous Coteaux Varois. Or go to the beach at Cassis, Hyères or Saint-Tropez. Or kayaking in the Gorges du Verdon. Or play golf at Nans-les-pins. Or go to Marseille, its Vieux-Port and Calanques and taste the bouillabaisse. All of this, less than one hour drive.
Plenty of our guests feel so good in the house and its 5.600 SQM garden that they are 'stuck' here by the incredibly zen atmosphere. For those who play and those who like to listen, the grand piano will provide you magic nights.
Marseille-Marignane airport : 60'
Aix-en-Provence TGV : 50'
A8 highway exit Saint-Maximin : 12'.
Nice airport : 90'
The next village is Bras, at 1,5 km. (Bakeries, 'tabac' selling newspapers, restaurant, pizzeria, creperie, butcher shop, small supermarket, bars, post office, little fresh market with fresh vegetables and fishery on Sundays).
Aix-en-Provence city: 35'
Saint-Maximin : 10' (restaurants, supermarkets, bars and all comodities).
Beach : 45' (Cassis, Hyères). Saint-Tropez: 1h15'.
Marseille and Vieux-Port : 50'
Golf, tennis : 16 km.
Gorges du Verdon : 50'.
Abbaye du Thoronet : 35'.
Hotellerie de l'Abbaye de La Celle (gastronomic restaurant) at 15'.
Many vineyards and domaines to visit nearby.
The house comes with a complimentary cleaning (4 hours) once per week. Final cleaning : 150 EUR. More hours of cleaning are available on request (13€/h).
Garden and pool maintenance included.
MINIMUM STAY : 7 days. Stays are from Saturday to Saturday.
DISCOUNT FOR 15 DAYS : -500 Euros. Price : 5.900 EUR.
Please ask the conditions for late check in.
No pets. Absolutely No smoking.
La Calisanne is carbon free and ECO friendly. No gas or oil are used in the property. The cooling/heating systems of the house and pool are powered by heat pumps. Cooking is electric low consumption (induction). The walls and the roof are state-of-the-art isolated. The water of the pool is biologically epurated through a no-chlorine BIO-UV system. The linens and towels are dried in the open air. The spotlights are low-consumption type. So may we ask our guests to take care and help us to preserve this exceptional environment.
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My husband and I falled in love with the place for the view, the nature and the absolute quietness. We built the house in 2009 and refurbished it toroughly. For us, every day here is a delight.
Because nowhere in the world (and we travel a lot) we found such a view and such a zen micro-climate not far from a town.
Located in one of the most authentic countrysides of the Var, this contemporary ultra-luxury house facing an amazing landscape offers an exceptional quietness. All this, some minutes only from Aix and all the famous centers of interest in Provence.
La Calisanne is carbon free and ECO friendly.
A grand piano with piano library is available, Music festival of Aix-en-Provence, Small and charming music festivals in the villages nearby, Village feasts during the summer, Fête de la Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin (end of July), Museums, galleries, antiques in Aix-en-Provence.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€1,000|
|Notes||Child friendly. No smoking. Sorry, no pets.
No parties, this is a very quiet environment.
Minimum age of the renter : 30.
8 people maximum.
Stays from Saturday to Saturday.
Check in : from 4 PM to 8 PM.
Check out : 9 AM.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.