Aix-En-Provence villa rental
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Aix-En-Provence Villa Rental Photos and Description
5 Bedroom, sleeps 8-9, on 1 acre (4000m2)

The Reading Nook is a charming rustic holiday family home in traditional Provencal mas-style tucked away in the village of Fuveau, 15min south of Aix-en-Provence at the foot of Cezanne's mountain Ste. Victoire and 25min from Mediterranean beaches. Centrally located, it is 60-90min from Cannes, St. Tropez, Nice, Avignon, Arles. The house is a haven from the modern world, providing a corner for rest, play, relaxation, and reading. The house has 4 bedrooms, 1 playroom, and sleeps 8-9. It is full of character, with hand carved post, wooden ceiling beams, pine doors, and simply but tastefully decorated with high quality fittings and fixtures. Spread over one acre, it has woods, fruit trees, large pool, hammock, and is filled with many adult and children's books, videos, toys. The Reading Nook is ideal for couples and retirees, a family with children looking for run-around space, two families sharing, or family reunion.

Arts: Aix-en Provence is the home of impressionist artist Paul Cezanne (visit his studio) and French literary author Emile Zola. Van Gogh painted his starry nights in nearby Arles and Picasso is buried next to Aix. The Aix Arts and Cultural Festival in the summer is a national French highlight and a favourite among Parisians. Matisse lived in Nice 90 minutes away, which houses his museum. Along the way, visit St. Paul-de-Vence, the artist community and see Chagall's stained-glass windows on the church.

History: In addition to art history, Roman and architectural history is very near at hand. The Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, one of the ten wonders of the ancient world, is one hour north, near Avignon, which was the site of the Vatican for 400 years. Medieval Baux-de-Provence, the 'prettiest village in France' and the Roman amphitheatre at Nimes, is still used (for bullfights), are within 60 minute drive. St. Maximum de Baume cathedral 20 minutes away is Mary Magdalene's final resting place. Abbaye de Senaque in the Luberon mountains 45 minutes away and boasts the most perfect architectural monastery in France, complete with lavender fields and lavender honey.

Physical Activities: Hike up Cezanne's mountain or go horse-back riding. Tennis is 5 minutes away. Fly a kite in the mistral wind particular to Provence at base of St. Victoire. Explore trails in the Luberon mountains fragrant with lavender and rosemary scents. White-water raft or canoe under the Pont du Gard. Ski the lower Alps 90 minutes north. Bicycle along the Tour de France routes. And, of course, all the water sports one could expect at the azur blue Mediterranean: swimming, snorkeling, sailing, wind-surfing, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing.

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2 Reviews of Property 85186 in Aix-En-Provence, France

Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area

Convenient, comfortable, quiet and worth the stay.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We were visiting our daughter - an exchange student in Aix. Most of the time there were four of us in the house -- over Christmas we were eight. Space was not an issue -- cooked in on a few occasions, kitchen was well equipped. Handy to Aix (15 minutes to old city), less than 10 minutes from expressways and for day trips around Provence. Shopping handy -- either Fuveau village (5 minutes) or in Gardanne (10 minutes). The garden was huge and the pool looked great -- pity it was winter! Definitely a family oriented home.
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments. We're glad you had a great time in Aix and Provence, a wonderful place to spend the winter holidays. We have good memories of our Christmases spent in Aix, and Fuveau. The home is intended for warm reunions with family, so we were glad you were able to make use of it as such. Best of luck to your daughter for her studies in Aix - it's a great university!
Ideally located delightful family home with private pool
Aix-En-Provence Aix-en-Provence area
Wales, UK

Lovely property for a holiday

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
We stayed here for a full three months in the autumn while children went to school in the village and I worked in the archives in Aix-en-Provence. This was a lovely property for fine weather, really well equipped for pool side and barbecue fun. Children loved the play house in the garden as well as the size of the garden itself, the swimming pool with lots of pool toys, and the main road location is very convenient. Shops, amenities all close by. Fuveau a pretty village and plenty of good beaches nearby. House manager very readily on hand and couldn't have been more helpful; problems fixed at the drop of a hat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 8/9