About the property
- Apartment484 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 - 14 nights
IN THE VERY HEART OF AIX : OLD EUROPEAN CHARM AND CALM IN A/Cd UPSCALE AMENITIES
Long stays particularly welcome. Ask for a "LONG STAY SPECIAL" quote .
A wonderful hideaway in Aix-en-Provence nestled in a small quiet street in the very heart of the lively pedestrian Historical Center and ideally situated next to the City Hall, famous Cours Mirabeau, restaurants and café terraces, daily markets, museums and all other places-to-be.
You will benefit from a brand new open-plan kitchen, fully equipped for an "as in home" long stay with a dishwasher and a washing-drying machine, a convection oven and a microwaves one, a fridge & freezer, a 4 ceramic hobs plate with its extractor fan and a full range of small electrical appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster, ...
Elegantly and recently refurbished and decorated the lounge is furnished with a comfortable 2-p rapidly convertible sofa bed (brand new and classified 'daily sleeping'), a bar with stools and a 4-p dining area. Its atmosphere will charm you with its linen & caramel harmony which respects and enhances its beautiful ancient elements : marble fireplace, 18th century 'gypseries', moulded beams and nice high ceilings. As well as its full modern comfort : air conditionning, double-glazed windows, laptop desk, full HD LEDTV, HiFi stereo, free unlimited Internet wifi access.
The bathroom and the separate toilet, both having windows, include a spacious 'wide raining' walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. Environment care household and toilet preps are provided.
The bedroom is furnished with a highly comfortable 160x200 queen size bed with memory foam + multi springs mattress (brand new) and benefits from a spacious wardrobe where you can put all your belongings. A luggage rack, a wardrobe valet and a full size mirror will be at your disposal.
The most attractive asset of this old european charm apartment with premium comfort is its situation in a quiet peaceful lane while being in the heart of the social & cultural Aix life : Provençal food-markets, boutiques, art galeries, restaurants and café terraces ; as well as the Archibishop's Palace (Opera Festival), Grand Théâtre de Provence, Black Pavilion of the Preljocaj Ballet, Granet Museum (Cezanne) ...
Incidentally, while being right in the pedestrian area and thanks to the vicinity of the Appeal Court, the apart can be reached by car or taxi giving the opportunity to drop off your relatives and luggages before parking at a 5' walk, a rare convenience in the 80% pedestrian Historical Center. IS studs are welcome as this ww renowned Language Shool is at just a nice 17' walk. If arriving by plane or train the City center is linked to the Airport and TGV station with every-15' shuttle buses.
During the June/July Opera Festival, and if interested, we can provide our guests with 2 complimentary passes to attend the masterclasses of world renowned lyrical artists who always perform in prestigious places such as Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, Italian-style Théatre du Jeu de Paume ...
Coming from Paris we recently retired in Aix and live at a 10' walk from the apartment if any help - or in-town/outer events or tours advices - were needed. We personally welcome each of our guests and leave at their disposal maps, touristic and restaurants guides, events calendars as well as all our best personal deals/favourites : wine bars, tapas or smart restaurants, fruit&veggies or wine producers, Aix hidden secrets, murmuring fountains or popular places-to-be. Private historical walking tours can be arranged upon request.
The Cezanne's Sainte Victoire Mountain hiking trails and the Picasso's Vauvenargues Castle can easily be reached from the center by shuttle buses.
Notice that, apart from its own charm and art-de-vivre, Aix can also be a perfect base for touring in France and Southern Europe :
- within a less-than-one-hour car drive or bus link you may enjoy Avignon and its Papal Palace, the Unesco classified Pont du Gard Roman Acqueduc, the Luberon N'al Park with its hilltop villages, lavenders fields and Cistercian Abbeys, Cassis and its pristine Calanques, Arles, its roman arenas and Van Gogh Foundation, the hilltop medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence in the Alpilles, the Camargue N'al Park with its pink flamingos, ... or, why not, having a fully organized wine tasting tour in Châteauneuf du Pape,
- with a one and a half hour car drive/one day coach tour be a happy few and enter the legend of St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco or St Paul de Vence (Maeght Foundation for Contemporary Art),
- glamorous Paris is just at a one hour low cost shuttle flight (or 3 hours TGV ride) and so do are the unforgettable Venice, Roma and Barcelona.
So let your dreams come true ... and enjoy "La Méjanes-en-Provence" !
Elisa & Jean Philippe
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- May 19, 2018
About Elisa & Jean Philippe
Young retired people coming from the Parisian area we fell in love with this young-old City (30,000 students out of 150,000 inhab as it is one of the oldest universities in Europe) where art, history and streets entertainments are crowding at each street corner.
Elisa & Jean Philippe purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Elisa & Jean Philippe chose Grand Sud
To let beautiful things amateurs know this so seductive City and its unique art-de-vivre in the heart of the somptuous landscapes of La Provence
What makes this Apartment unique
Right in the heart of the cultural and social life of Aix-en-Provence offering upscale amenities and comfort in an old european charm property.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Aix home away from home
My husband and I chose Aix without really knowing where to stay in Provence. What a wonderful town! The location of this apartment is great! Everything is so handy, fruit and vegetable markets, a grocery store (Monop)' as well as bakeries, cafes, restaurants,etc.
The apartment has a great kitchen with most everything you need to cook a great meal. Lovely and spacious living room. The bedroom area has more than adequate storage. I am not a fan of the bed in the corner but it was comfy. Reading lights were great!
The apartment is in a very old building, so don't expect an elevator and the stairs are very narrow. To me it just added to the experience.
Keep in mind that this is a tourist and University town, so you will get some partying on the weekends. The sound really carries through the maze of streets. We learned to keep the windows closed at night.
Would we return? For sure! Jean-Phillipe is the ultimate host. He helped us book two day trips, both of which were great. He offered so many options and ideas for things to see and places to eat that we will have to come back to be able to get to them all. He is passionate about the area and it's history and there are books in the apartment that give a great overview of the history. He spent time to orient us to our location which was a great help.
We had a great time! Thank you Jean-Phillipe, for everything!
Thank you so much Cheryl & Dan for this ultimate review. For sure we will be happy to host you again and share with you some more of our Provençal secrets. Take care, Elisa & Jean Philippe
Apartment in great location in central Aix
Everything you need for your stay is provided in this clean Aix apartment. The configuration of the bed in the entrance is a bit unusual. The owner could not have been kinder.
The apartment was beautiful. The location could not be better. Market just steps away so nice to start the day with a stroll to the market for amazing fresh produce, so nice.The apartment was well equipped even had supplies in the kitchen to make it easy to cook your own meals, as well as nespresso coffee machine and coffee pods.
The owner was very welcoming , met us on arrival helped us in and gave many suggestions of what to visit. Loved that a bootle of wine was chilling in the fridge.
We loved our stay in Aix and would return in a heartbeat
Thank you very much Anna & Joe for your so kind review. For sure we pay very much attention to our guests' wellness and are happy to share with them our tips for original Provençal discoveries. For sure too, your stay was definitely too short and we'd be happy if one day your way would come back to Aix. Elisa & Jean Philippe
This was my 3rd time extended stay in Aix while attending classes. This apartment meets all my requirements as to price, location and comfort. I would recommend Jean Phillipes pied a terre to world travelers with a eye for location and value.
Location is perfect, apartment small.
Shower head needs a good clean so water doesn't spray everywhere. Toilet flush not working properly- had to remove lid to use. Apartment is too small for 3 people. Sofa bed mattress was thin with little support. Apartment would be ideal for 2. Please remove shelves overhanging the bed because it's dangerous- sharp corners just above head level! Lots of equipment for a long stay. Location is great. Good internet. Host had lots of info about the local area.
Spacious and Comfortable Apartment in the Pedestrian Zone
My daughter and I spent 6 days in this very comfortable apartment. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and very well equipped. The apartment was just as it appeared in the photos. Both the bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed were very comfortable. Having a separate bedroom was wonderful. There was also plenty of closet and storage space in the bedroom. The heating unit was efficient and came in handy. The dining table was also just the right size.
The outdoor market was just around the corner and in a large square. There we bought fresh produce and cheeses, salami etc. The bakery too was just around the corner and we brought croissants back to the apartment and then had our breakfast which always also included coffee au lait and fresh figs from the market.
There was also a market on the Cours Mirabeau on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays which sold leather goods, many clothing items such as scarves, sweaters and coats. And of course there was also produce and prepared foods.
We did not rent a car since we wanted to spend our time walking and soaking in the atmosphere. We followed Jean-Philippe's advice and visited all his recommendations including the Granet Museum. We also walked to the bus station in town and took the bus to Marseille for the afternoon.
We did not really cook but we did make fresh salads everyday for dinner with the produce from the market and of course the local Rose wine. The Monop and the Casino grocery stores were very handy for any non food items; they too were just a block away.
Next time we will stay much longer than the six days we had. Visiting Aix was a wonderful experience and staying at this apartment contributed immeasurably to our enjoyment of Aix.
Many thanks Tamara for taking the time for a so detailed and kind review. We'd naturally be pleased to host you again and do know that from early June lavenders are flowering on the Cistercian Abbeys road in the Luberon N'al Pk. Elisa & Jean Philippe.
Aix-en-Provence is a less-than-one-hour drive from a number of renowned touristic places which may also be reached by frequent shuttle buses or coaches tours :
- 30' from Avignon and its Papal Palace
- 30' from Lourmarin and the Luberon National Park*
- 40´ frm the Natural Coastal Park of Les Calanques de Cassis
- 40' from the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
*Without missing, on the way to Lourmarin, the newly opened 2-hours architectural hicking trail in the vineyards of Château La Coste, with masterpieces of Franck O. Gerhy, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder and some other 10 worldwide renowned architects andsculptors.
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LONGS STAYS ARE PARTICULARY WELCOME. ASK FOR A "LONG STAY SPECIAL" QUOTE : Arrivals from 2 to 7pm