Beautiful Home, Great Location
Submitted: October 22, 2010
Stayed: October 2010
Love the pictures? Good. Soaring ceilings, tasteful decor, incredible architecture and neighborhood, as well as amazing location make "the castle" a true find. It is about a block away from Le Formal, an extraordinary restaurant, and within walking distance of many scores of delightful cafes and restaurants. Aix is a gorgeous town, and you'll be right in the heart of everything.
Enter "your castle" from huge wooden double doors on the street level and then climb 69 beautiful stone steps up, up, up through history into your enchanted home for the week. It is lovely, especially if you crave great architecture and beauty during your holiday. Even the back window views are filled with interesting vistas of tiled rooftops and spires that are beautifully lit up at night. You’ll never forget you are in Provence.
The two main bedrooms have lots of privacy and pocket doors slide out to turn them into suites. Nice touch. I'd recommend this apartment for two couples and possibly children, but not three couples since the upper floor bedrooms are smaller and seem more like dormitory rooms than part of the beloved castle. Lots of nice glasses and dishware in the kitchen.
Housekeeping and maintenance are adequate, but certainly not 5-star worthy. However, history, architecture, elegance, and location win all the stars - and more - with ease. I’d re-book in a flash to be in my grand castle in Aix again. Go ahead, book it.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
Did you find this review helpful?