CHARMING APART. IN THE HEART OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE’S HISTORIC CENTRE FOR 2-4 GUESTS

Helene and Fabrice Kast

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CHARMING APART. IN THE HEART OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE’S HISTORIC CENTRE FOR 2-4 GUESTS

Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom and mezzanine (46 sq.m + 12 sq.m) in the middle of Forum des Cardeurs

Located in the old centre of Aix-en-Provence in a 17th century building facing south, this first-floor apartment looks out onto the Forum des Cardeurs and is a stone's throw away from Thermes Sextius (thalassotherapy 'à la carte'), the cathedral, Théâtre de l'Archevêché, the local food and textile markets, and events like the opera festival.

It is a 5-minute walk from the famous Cours Mirabeau, La Rotonde restaurant, and Musée Granet.

This spacious apartment measures 46 sq.m with a mezzanine of 12 sq.m. It has been beautifully renovated combining comfort and charm to make it a stunning place. It is beautifully decorated and features top quality renovations, including a French-style ceiling. The apartment faces the south with a clear view (no buildings directly across from it) of the beautiful Place des Cardeurs.

You will be in the centre of the old city, meaning that you can reach everything on foot, including: the market (organic fruits and vegetables sold every day only 300 m away), shopping, cinemas, restaurants, shows (at the Grand Théatre de Provence and Pavillon Noir), the rest of the city centre, and Paul Cézanne's favourite spots, like his studio (Atelier de Cézanne), Carrières de Bibémus, the Provencal house in Jas-de-Bouffan, etc.

Paid parking at the foot of the building (Parc des Cardeurs)

In either a car or bus, you can visit what lies around Aix-en-Provence, such as: Montagne Sainte-Victoire (for walking or hiking) and the village of Vauvenargues (Picasso's castle), the former Roman city of Arles, the Camargue wildlands, the Luberon region and its perched villages, Côte Bleue and the sea, Marseille and its old harbour and rocky inlets, etc. Avignon and Nîmes are also not far away.

In the apartment, you will find all the tourist brochures and information you need to organize your excursions. There are also a number of books on the region, a list of restaurants we like in Aix-en-Provence, and a wheeled cart for when you go to the market.

At the entrance, you will find some basic groceries, like tea, coffee, sugar, etc. so that you do not have to buy everything.

Linens are provided.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Helene and Fabrice Kast (Owner)
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p670801a
+33 0442632546
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
4

Beautiful city- great apartment

  • 4 of 5
The apartment is charming and wonderfully appointed- a great location.
The hosts are warm and friendly and very helpful. they even left me a few groceries so I could start my vacation without worry! I would absolutely come back to stay again and hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eva,
Yes, we usually put in the apartment a few grocery (tea, coffee , milk, sugar, salt, oil,vinegar etc..) because we think that it is more comfortable when you arrive .
We sincerely hope that you will come back and stay again three weeks!!
See you soon. Hélène.
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p670801a
+33 0442632546
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Rochester, New York
5

Great place - great location - great people

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Europe this summer was fabulous and our stay at this apartment was a great choice for our family. The location is very central so we were able to walk anywhere in the city. The daily market only a few steps away was super handy. The kitchen and bathroom were new, clean and well equipped. The hosts were attuned to our needs - very friendly and helpful. Couldn't really ask for anything more.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
5

Wonderful apartment in a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
We (husband, wife, teenage son) recently stayed 5 weeks in Hélène and Fabrice’s fabulous and comfortable apartment, within a few minutes walk to the markets and sights of old town and Cours Mirabeau. We agree with all the great things that the other reviewer’s have said, including how friendly and accommodating are hosts were. We hope to come back to Aix and would absolutely stay here again. A few other observations:
The square footage listed in Homeaway (46 m2) does not include the loft sleeping area. That is extra.
The appointments and fixtures are very nice and modern. Great lighting in the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen.
The apartment is very well stocked with all the basic necessities including some starter food. Better than any place we have ever stayed. And there are maps and a lot of other tourist information available.
There is a lot of closet/shelf space for storing clothes.
There is a separate bathtub and shower and the toilet is in a little cubbyhole in the bathroom, making the bathroom amenable to multiple users. There is plenty of hot water and the rain shower is fantastic.
Our hosts washed our towels and linens periodically during our stay.
The square outside the apartment is lively, but not objectionable. However, if you want quiet the windows are practically soundproof when you close them.
Note that the kitchen has miniblinds covering windows looking into the bedroom. Also, the bedroom entrance does not have a door. So the bedroom does not have a great deal of privacy.
The old town area of Aix is a wonderful place to stay and stroll around. We just loved being immersed in it. And we found Aix to be an excellent base for visiting the places of Provence. We rented a car for 3 weeks and were able to do day trips all over Provence. We visited Arles to the west, the Luberon region (Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Goult, Gordes, Menerbes, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Roussillon) to the north, Cassis to the south, and Cannes, Nice, St.Paul de Vence to the east on numerous day trips from Aix. Provence in general is a beautiful area and the journeys themselves are as good as the destinations. We would highly recommend Aix as a base for exploring Provence. For our extended car rental we used kemwel.com and only paid about 14 Euros/day. And we paid for 1-month parking for 25 Euros at the Park&Ride on the north side of Provence. We would catch bus #7 to and from the car park. It is free for the ride from the car park into old town.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill and family, I'm very glad to know that our place was "better than any place you have ever stayed" and you're right, it is a very good base for exploring Provence and you did visit a lot of places. See you soon back to Aix, Hélène and Fabrice
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
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Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

A charming apatment

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent two weeks in this lovely little apartment which was just as others have described - lots of character but all mod cons including a fabulous shower,well stocked with everything you would need and very clean. The location was great - a couple of minutes from the markets round the Hotel de Ville, bakers and supermarket. But what made this flat exceptional was the kindness and helpfulness of the owners, Helene and Fabrice, who I now think of as friends.. From tips on what to do and restaurant recommendations to booking a taxi for us and making sure there was essentials in the fridge when we arrived at night, they really put themselves out for us.
We didn't intend to cook much but the quality of the produce available in the markets and delis was so good and the good restaurants so expensive that we did eat in quite a bit. We did like the Poivre d'Ane next door and the Antioche further up. I would recommend the flat and would happily stay there again.f
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p670801a
+33 0442632546
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
5

zentral, sehr hübsch und gut ausgestattet

  • 5 of 5
Die Wohnung ist sehr hübsch und praktisch eingerichtet und in allen Bereichen sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Lage ist super und man fällt aus der Tür direkt in das Altstadtleben von Aix.
Fabrice und Hélène sind sehr freundlich und zuverlässig und Hélène spricht sehr gut Englisch. Wir kamen Ostersonntag an und Hélène hatte den Kühlschrank für uns befüllt, da alle Supermärkte geschlossen waren. Das war sehr nett und zuvorkommend und hat uns sehr gefreut.
Wir können die Wohnung und die Vermieter also nur empfehlen!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous ai un peu gâtés en mettant de quoi vous nourrir au début car à Pâques tout est fermé à Aix..on n'allait pas vous laisser mourir de faim..il faut dire aussi que vous avez été nos hôtes les plus jeunes et vous nous avez gâtés aussi en faisant un ménage impeccable avant de partir!!! A bientôt, j'espère, avec vos parents.Hélène et Fabrice.
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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix-en-Provence’s Historic Centre for 2-4 guests
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p670801a
+33 0442632546
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
massachusets U.S.A.
5

couple from massachusetts

  • 5 of 5
This is a very lovely apartment in an ideal location. It is well-appointed and equipped with everything one needs for comfort and cooking. The apartment is quiet, but not isolated; on a friendly square; a 10-minute walk from the Tourist Office and Cours Mirabeau. Place des Cadeurs is lovely. Historic, with a great outdoor market every morning. Enjoy the patisserie and fromagerie closeby. We made one terrific day trip to the Luberon hilltop villages through the tourist office - well worth the 60 euro per person that it cost. The owners are kind and considerate; oriented us upon our arrival; made suggestions; and made it clear that we could contact them for anything we needed. They responded promptly by email to any questions that came up. We felt we could not have done better in our selection.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, the apartment is on a very lovely and friendly square very near nice things to see and good things to taste.
You had really a great idea to go for a ride in the Luberon . There are so much places to see near Aix : les Alpilles, la Camargue , les Calanques etc… What will you go and see next time?
We are very glad to see that you appreciated everything. Hélène &Fabrice.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Marseilles Marignane
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille/Corsica port
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aix-en-Provence TGV station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway A55
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Côte Bleue, Cassis, Calanques de Marseille
Nearest Barpub
On site, Forum des Cardeurs
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Restaurant
On site, Forum des Cardeurs
Car: not necessary

In the ancient capital of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, the city of Roi René d'Anjou, in the heart of the old town centre, this building overlooks the end of the Forum des Cardeurs, one of the most beautiful squares in Aix-en-Provence and also the largest (which explains why there are no buildings directly across from it). Because it faces south, the apartment is flooded with sunshine, even during the winter.

About 200 metres away, you will find the square containing city hall (Place de la Mairie) with its flower market and daily local food market.

Approximately 100 metres from the apartment, you will find Thermes Sextius, a great place to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy the wonderful hydrotherapy offered at this spa (you can also visit their website).

Place des Cardeurs is very close to Théâtre de l'Archevêché, a main attraction that hosts the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence (you can visit their website).

From Aix-en-Provence, you can also visit:

- The Luberon region: Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Cucuron, etc.

- The Alpilles: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, etc.

- Camargue: Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Salin-de-Giraud, etc.

- Côte Bleue: Sausset-les-Pins, La Couronne, Carro, Carry-le-Rouet, etc.

- Calanques de Marseille: Cassis, Sormiou, Morgiou, etc.

- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Gap and Sisteron for day-trips (visit the Provence website)

From Aix-en-Provence, you can take a day-trip to Avignon (nicknamed the City of Popes), the Roman cities of Nîmes and Arles, and Nice and the French Riviera.

You could make it a two-day trip and visit other places along the French Riviera, like Saint-Tropez and Marseille, with its old port, Île du Frioul, and more.

Other things you can do in Aix-en-Provence include:

- take Provencal cooking courses with top chefs;

- practice your drawing or painting skills in the Aix countryside;

- take French classes for foreigners run by language specialists;

- taste the wines of Provence and take a course on wine;

- learn more about Paul Cézanne and his studio; or

- stay in Aix-en-Provence and discover the city of Roi René d'Anjou, the ancient capital of Provence.

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Availability & Rates

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Aix-En-Provence Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
haute saison
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
moyenne saison
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 14 2014
6 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
basse saison
Nov 15 2014 - Feb 13 2015
5 night minimum stay
€480
 
 
moyenne saison
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 17 2015
6 night minimum stay
€550
 
 
haute saison
Apr 18 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
très haute saison
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€620
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes -Acompte de réservation : 30% . Solde le jour de l'arrivée.
+ 25 €/ semaine de début NOVEMBRE ou MI-OCTOBRE à MARS/AVRIL selon le temps pour le CHAUFFAGE
- Forfait Ménage optionnel 60€ pour 1 semaine , 100€ pour un séjour de 3 semaines ou plus.
- Location éventuelle au MOIS entre Septembre et Mai.
TARIF DEGRESSIF : 2 semaines = -10% ; 3 semaines = -15%
Vacances scolaires: NOEL 550/sem.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Mezzanine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , With towels
  • Private bathroom en suite to the bedroom, decorated with large grey and white tiles. The bathroom features a large shower (with rain shower head) that measures 80 cm x 120 cm, 170 cm bathtub, medicine cabinet with mirror, large vessel sink and waterfall tap, electric towel warmer, and hair-dryer. Bathroom linen is provided (one terry towel and one bath towel per person). Soap, toilet paper, and household cleaning products provided Toilets are separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double , With bed linen
    Mezzanine - 2 twin/ single , With bed linen
  • Bedroom: 1 double bed Separate bedroom en suite to the bathroom, large bed for 2 people (140 x 200 cm), new quality bedding, bed linens provided, electric heating, closet with storage space. Mezzanine: 2 single beds (90 x 190 cm) on the mezzanine (accessible by a step ladder), 2 sleeping arrangements, hardwood floor, guardrail for extra security, 12 sq.m, new quality bedding provided The mezzanine's ceiling is too low for you to stand upright on. Storage space: closet in the bedroom and two metres of closets in the corridor
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • thalassotherapy
  • gambling casinos
  • bowling center
  • walking
  • hydrotherapy
  • disco club
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
Notes:
46 sq.m surface area (+ 12 sq.m mezzanine for sleeping) Living room: flat-screen television, hi-fi system, wireless access, books, 2 pedestal fans Kitchen: dishwasher, coffee machine, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, oven, some basic food for your arrival (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil, etc.), household cleaning products, washing machine + detergent Vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board
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