'LA MAISON DE NONNA'
This beautiful and luxury 17th Century apartment is in a 16th CENTURY LANDMARK BUILDING in Aix-en-Provence. The building's very recent restoration has received a 5-star rating from the city's architecture commission as it has been lovingly and faithfully restored to retain its origins. 'La Maison de Nonna' is in the perfect neighborhood to experience 'la vie Provencale' - right in the heart of the old HISTORICAL town and Centre Ville, a few steps from the painter Cezanne's house, centrally located and within a 2 minutes walk from the famous flower and food markets, antique stores, only 3 minutes walk to the famous Cours Mirabeau.
The 1,050 square feet apartment was completely gutted and renovated in 2008 and is situated on the second floor. The entrance is Louis XIV period (17TH century) with a large 17th century Iron staircase going up the the apt.
There are two bedrooms, an 18th c French/Chinese room with two twin beds (which may be joined upon request) and a 18th century French provencale style room with a queen size bed. Near the bedrooms at end of a corridor you will find a large bathroom with separate commode and a large walk-in shower, dressing area and full amenities including heated towel bar.
The kitchen is Completely equipped with washer and dryer, gas stove, microwave and eating area for six people.
The apartment was decorated by a French antique dealer. Sunny and bright with lots of windows and the desired southern exposure, the living room is furnished with French flea markets antiques and decorative arts. The apt is in a Provencal 18th century style and includes a formal eating area as well as daybed, comfortable lounge chairs and a secretaire for writing post cards or keeping your journal. There is a flat screen TV with cable and international channels to add a modern touch in front of 17th century fireplace.
A Boulangerie and a French bookstore are on the ground floor and restaurants and cafés are literally just a block away..
Aix-en-Provence has preserved a wonderful heritage which itself deserve a few days stay and vivre a la provencale!! But it is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas of provence which, in a radius of just a few kilometers, offers the loveliest lansdcapes like the calanques of cassis, the camargue, the luberon wine country and the french Riviera. We also have PRIVATE PARKING two blocks away from the apt(check with owners for fee) you will be able to come and get out of garage as many times as you want without paying expensive fees. You will be able to get out of the city very easily and access to freeways or explore the beautiful quiet roads of provence with an unforgettable scenery of the provencal country side.
COME EXPERIENCE PROVENCE IN STYLE!!
KRISTINE & THIERRY
Antique dealer specializing in 17th and 18th century European decorative arts.
Great location in the old town. Steps away from shops, farmers and flower markets, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theathers.
Landmark building with southern exposure, the best view of the city and mountain ste victoire.
Southern exposure, very bright apt with sun all day... very rare in the old town of aix en provence