|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Le 111 is a traditional 18th century village house with lots of history and character. Lying in the heart of Provence, nestled between Avignon, and the Mont Ventoux, Le 111 provides quiet and authentic south of France village life while being a few minutes away from a vibrant city.
The 3 south facing apartments which bask in the glow of the Provencal sunlight are set within the grounds of the owner's estate, dating back to the eighteenth century. The large swimming pool (which is the largest in the area) is shared by the guests at le 111.
Each apartment also features a private terraced area with outdoor dining and lounging furniture. The apartments have recently undergone extensive renovation.
The apartments are walking distance from the centre of the village which has excellent bakeries, bars, restaurants, and a supermarket. There is a traditional market every Sunday morning in the centre of the village where you can buy local delicacies and souvenirs.
Le 111's location is excellent for discovering Provence. Our guests love how easy it is to get to the main sites within 30 minutes and still have time to relax by the pool.
Looking to visit markets in Provence?
At Le 111 you are close to some of the best markets in the area.
- Saint-Rémy-de-Provence has a huge market every Wednesday morning (30mins from Le 111)
- Le Thor has a traditional Provencal market every Saturday morning (10mins from Le 111)
- L'Isle sur la Sorgues has a large market with antiques and brocante (nice, pricey junk) every Sunday morning (15mins from Le 111)
- In the summer, Velleron has a huge farmers market every evening from 6pm except Sunday (10 mins from Le 111)
- Saint-Saturnin-les-Avignon has a Sunday market and it's only 2 minutes walk from the apartments.
Looking for Roman sites in Provence?
- You should not miss the Pont du Gard an aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gard River in southern France.
- Glanum is in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence at the foot of the Alpilles, it's an archaeological site with great Roman artifacts.
- Vaison la Romaine is another must see if you are looking for Roman artifacts in Provence.
Looking for Medieval sites in Provence?
- The Palais de Papes in Avignon is a must see. Avignon became the home to the popes in 1309.
- Officially called “Pont St. Bénézet” the Bridge is more commonly known as the Pont d’Avignon - a must see and make sure you dance 'sur la pont d'avignon'!
- Chartreuse is in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon - built between 14th and 16th century the magnificent site is made up of 3 cloisters, chapels, and beautiful gardens.
Looking for Cultural events in Provence?
- The Avignon Theatre Festival (Festival d'Avignon) is every July. The whole city is transformed into 100s of theatres; cafes, restaurants, schools, colleges, garages, any space big enough for a few chairs becomes a theatre. Street performers descend on the city creating an amazing buzz in the city. There are a few plays in English each year. There are also plays for children as young as 6 months.
Looking for Art in Provence?
- There are lots of art galleries in the area with international artists as well as smaller galleries featuring local artists.
Art Museums in Avignon
- Petit Palais in Avignon is just next to the Palais de Papes - it has an exceptional collection of Renaissance art.
- Musee Vouland in Avignon is a beautiful mansion with amazing 18th century design and furniture from the Louis XV and Louis XV periods.
- Musee Angladon in Avignon has 18th,19th, & 20th century art including Van-Gogh and Picasso.
- Calvet Museum in Avignon, museum of fine arts, with exceptional paintings from the 18th and 19th century.
- Collection Lambert in Avignon is a contemporary art museum showcasing photography, paintings, and installation work.
Other art sites not to miss:
- Cathédrale d’Images in Les Baux de Provence - Nestled in the heart of the Alpilles an abandoned Roman quarry is home to annual visual projections created by international artists. The place is huge, imposing, and truly magical.
- Saint-Paul Asylum, Saint-Rémy is where Van-Gogh was a self-admitted patient in 1889. The building is beautiful, and the gardens are a must see. Saint-Paul is still a working hospital and they still do art therapy. You can see a collection of the patients work in the gift shop (they are also available for purchase).
This was my third trip to Le 111, each June with different friends and relatives, so clearly I love this place! Each summer, I notice improvements made to the already lovely property: one year, it was thermopane windows; the next year, it was a washing machine in each apartment (we take over all three apartments here for a week to 10 days). The pool is a wonderful feature of the property after a day of touring out and about, and the apartments are well-equipped with the basics for cooking and very comfortable beds. We often have dinner together on the patio outside of this apartment and its next-door neighbor, the smaller one. The town itself is delightful, not very touristy, and so our presence is noted, and seemingly appreciated. Even my friends who don't speak a word of French are welcomed at the local bakery and mini-mart. The owner/manager is a delightful woman who is quick to deal with any small problems and is an excellent resource for recommendations of wineries, restaurants, and so forth during our day trips. I would never consider staying anywhere else while in Provence!
We had a terrific stay at Le 111 (2). It fit our family of four perfectly. The old farmhouse is nicely renovated, secure, well appointed and spacious. It is situated in an authentic (real) village that is not touristy. It's literally a two minute walk into the village centre that has everything you need - especially local, friendly people!
Alice was very friendly and helpful in pointing us to places to see. Le 111 is a stone's throw from local highways and all the amazing towns and villages throughout the region. While we would recommend a car with GPS, and with that you can easily keep yourself in awe within 30 minutes in any direction, and we did!
The Theatre Festival was on while we were there and while we didn't take in any shows, it was fun to explore the colour, activity and fun in the old town and people watch there. The pool is large and a great respite from the heat. The water pressure in the shower was great which is sometimes hard to come by in rentals.
If we had one criticism, it would be with the WIFI connection - while it worked, it gave us some issues. This problem wasn't great enough to ruin the experience - we would recommend staying here!
Large, clean apartments, with everything you need. Comfortable beds, great pool and nice outdoor seating. I'd definitely stay there again.
From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed and chilled and above all we received a warm welcome from Alice including a bottle of wine! The apartment was lovely and spacious with high ceilings, well equipped and very clean. The pool is massive and perfect for cooling down after a day in the sun. The outside patio area enabled us to eat al fresco. The location is superb, not far from Avignon, Arles and other beautiful towns and ofcourse Mont Ventoux for those mad cyclists! Also within walking distance there are plenty of traditional local shops - the market on Sunday morning was an added bonus too. The people in the village were friendly and the bars are a very short walk away if you fancy a morning coffee or an aperitif.
I know it has been said before but Alice is really an amazing host - helpful, friendly and knowledgeable too - I can't thank her enough for making our stay so good. I hope to return again and no doubt will have the same fabulous time.
This was my second stay at Le 111 and not my last. I have stayed in Apt. 1 and Apt. 3. The rooms were spacious and fully equipped for comfort -- from the refrigerator for cheese purchased at the market to the washer to the complete kitchen supplies, including a corkscrew for French wines. The wi-fi works extremely well. The pool sparkles in the sunlight and is well maintained. The compound is well secured, so I felt safe and felt that my things were safe.
Le 111 is conveniently located outside of Avignon and near to many Provence markets and tourist sites. We made side trips to Gordes, Le Baux, St. Remy, and other landmarks.
In the evening, our group of travelers, who rent all the apartments, often gathered at the tables outdoors for a communal dinner in a garden filled with olive trees, roses, and lavender. Each day, some one would walk to the bakeries in St. Saturnin for bread and pastries. We also visited several local businesses, such as the oil mill and fabric store, as well as several local restaurants. We were welcomed and treated warmly throughout the community.
Each year, I ship a package of treasures home through the local post office, which is very helpful.
The apartment manager, Alice, welcomes visitors graciously and is a great source of information. On my first visit, I wanted to find a genuine French beret for my partner. She directed me to a store in Avignon, which turned out to be a famous hat shop listed in guides. She is very helpful when asked, but not pushy otherwise.
Le 111 is an excellent place to stay in spacious comfort when visiting Provence.
As one who speaks no French it was amazing to me how "at home" I felt here. The apartment is very comfortable and well appointed with all of the items for basic living. Plus there is a washing machine which is beyond basic and even essential when one travels with limited luggage. Thank you Alice for being so thoughtful and for your warm hospitality.
The village center was a short walk away and we felt like locals as we went early morning for the delicious bakery items and later in the day to the butcher shop and grocery.
While daydreaming of a return trip our wonderful memories will provide many happy thoughts and smiles.
Bienvenue to the Comtat Venaissin, this southern French enclave where the Popes once lived for more than 100 years. The area is world renowned for its spectacular scenery, award winning wines and rich cultural life. The Popes didn't choose this place by mistake. With mild winters and the 3000 hours of sunshine a year, Provence will satisfy any one's lust for sunshine and warm weather.
A base near Avignon also means you are a stone's throw away from the French riviera, the southern Alps and in the middle of Peter Mayle country.
Other Activities: Theatre and Music Festivals, Historic Sites, Vineyards, Museums, Markets
Golf: The nearest 18 holes is the Golf of Chateaublanc (6km away)
15min drive from the apartment is the fancier Provence Country Club with its 18 holes and beautiful club house.
Finally another very nice 18 hole Golf Du Grand Avignon is 5min away.
Ski: The summer-winter ski resort of Le Mont Serein , on the northern face of the Mont Ventoux , offers 9 ski lifts and 12km of ski slopes in winter. In summer, ski on grass and hiking are popular activities on the slopes of the 1912m Giant of Provence.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||€250|
Damage deposit : €250
Towels and bed linen included
Baby pack available for €25 per week (includes cot, high chair, bath, towel)
Basic cleaning fee €65
Long term rentals include all charges, water, heating and electricity plus free Wi-Fi
- if you would like to rent this apartment for an extended period please contact us
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* 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.