Wonderful apartment in a wonderful place!
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.
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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