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Aix en Provence, Luxury stone-built BASTIDE, Air Conditioning, heated pool

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,691 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Accommodating up to 12 people, the “Bastide La Valentine” is a lovely luxury provençal stoned-built house of 250 m2 (2691 sq feet) situated in Aix-en-Provence in the very sought-after district of Puyricard. It is at 12 minutes by car (9 Km) from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. The elegant Bastide combines the sophistication of the nineteenth century and the contemporary style in order to offer our guests a moment of real relaxation in the 1.4-hectare park (3,5 acres)… From our lavender field, you can admire the mountain of Sainte Victoire, so dear to the painter Paul Cézanne.

Arriving at the Valentine, you will be warmly welcomed by the owners, who will meet all your needs.

Facing the south, with large windows opening to the east and west, the rooms in La Bastide invite in the magical Provencal sun, giving a feeling of joy and well-being to each moment of the day. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning.

A modern and fully equipped kitchen ready to welcome even the best chefs, will help you to create wonderful meals with local products ... yes indeed, you are in Provence! It’s spacious enough to share special moments in the kitchen with your family or friends.

On the ground floor, there are also a play room (American billiards, table football), a large living room, a dining room (expandable table 12 persons) and 2 bedrooms with bath, shower and private WC.

Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with shower and separate toilets.

To maximize privacy, the 6 bedrooms are spread out on different floors and areas of the house.

Outside, a beautiful, shady terrace looks out into a spacious garden where you can play ping-pong and children are free to run about or do somersaults on the grass without bothering anyone relaxing on the lounge chairs by the large swimming pool (which is heated in mid-season).

A large, comfortable outdoor table and a barbeque grill beckon you to enjoy the fresh Provencal air any time of the year. You will also find high-end garden furniture such as luxury umbrellas, outdoor shower….

La Bastide is more than just a vacation rental, it’s a way of life, a simple luxury to lose yourself in the serenity of it. It is perfect for guests enjoying the quiet of the countryside. Close to the center of Aix-en-Provence, we provide bicycles to get to the bakery and vineyards which are not far from our property - We hope to see you soon in this haven of peace and comfort.

Aix-en-Provence is a city of art and culture (international art festival, piano festival, numerous museums) which invites you to charming walks...

There are many attractions to see and visit in the area. You can rent a boat in Marseille with a skipper and visit the 'Calanques', the stunning cliffs that line the Mediterranean coast. You can visit the beautiful Sainte-Victoire mountain with a guide or do a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence. There are many local vineyards and charming Provencal villages all around.

We are very happy to welcome and learn from people of diverse nationalities. Thus far, we have hosted people from USA, Germany, Bermuda, France, UK and more. We are eager to continue to meet so many different guests.

We are always available at short notice for any enquiries you may have during your stay and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at the Bastide!


www . bastide-lavalentine . com

From the Bastide la Valentine :

Aix-en-Provence city center: 9 Km; between 12 minutes and 20 minutes.

Marseille city center: 27 minutes; 37 Km

Calanque of Cassis : 40 minutes

Avignon, Arles, Gordes : 1 hour

French riveria (Saint Tropez): 1 hour and 40 minutes

Marseille Airport: 26 minutes; 34 Km

TGV (high-speed train): 19 minutes; 22 km

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More Details

Damien Loyau
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

About Damien Loyau

The owners, Corinne and Dominique, are a couple from Aix-en- Provence. This couple and their son, Damien, have renovated the bastide with the intention to rent it out from time to time. This is why the features do perfectly fit for a holiday home.

They are very keen on maintaining the very good condition of a 'new house', faithful to the photos.

But like our last guest from Miami said :'It is even better than the photos!'

Damien will answer your emails and make sure that everything is well organised before your arrival. He will book the chef for you and answer all you questions regarding your booking.

Damien Loyau purchased this house in 2011

Why Damien Loyau chose Aix-En-Provence

Only 12 minutes from the historic center of Aix en Provence, La Bastide La Valentine offers charm, elegance and serenity. The private residence sits on a wooded area of 1.4 hectares (3.5 acres). Equipped with 6 beautiful bedrooms, La Bastide can host up to 12 guests. With its contemporary ambiance, refined decor and luxury furnishings, it’s the ideal vacation rental for staying a week or weekend in Aix en Provence any time of the year.


Plateau de Puyricard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2691 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Italian shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Italian shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Italian shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathtubs jacuzzi brands
  • 3 Italian style showers (slate or marble) ; 1 balneo bath tub / Jacuzzi ; 5 individual toilets All our bathrooms have bath towel Set, bath rugs, hairdryer.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size 160x 200 cm (it can be separated)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Size 160x 200 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King Size 160x 200 cm
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , King Size 160x 200 cm (it can be separated)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 140 x 200 cm (queen size)
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Two beds 90x 190 cm (can be joined)
  • 5 double beds, 2 single beds, 2 baby crib/cot ; 2 baby high chair flat-screen Tvs in each bedroom ; cupboards
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Aix en Provence, Luxury stone-built BASTIDE, Air Conditioning, heated pool
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

A holiday to remember

  • 5 of 5

Our family holiday had been booked for some time. Eight adults, 4 children and a baby had excited expectation of this holiday, and we were not disappointed. From our welcome, by Damien and his Mum and Dad, it was clear that they had great pride in their beautiful house. Rightly so! The house and grounds more than matched the description. Immaculately presented, great thought has obviously gone into not just the house, but the garden and grounds. A wonderful pool, table tennis, boules,pool table, football table, bikes and all set in an idyllic environment. Situated in a wonderful area with much to see, it would be true to say that the lure of the house often won out. Everyone was happy to do a little exploring but eager to return to Bastide la Valentine. Long evenings spent eating outdoors, relaxing, enjoying our surroundings, was a treat for all of us. Culminating in our fantastic gastronomic experience, what a treat! Our holiday was truly special. We would have absolutely no hesitation recommending this wonderful house.

Thank you again,

Kind Regards,

Susan and David Taylor and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Provence

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent two wonderful weeks at Bastide La Valentine. We ranged in age from 9 to 86 years old and everybody enjoyed the beautiful home with the modern style, the vast gardens with manicured landscaping, the heated pool, the many games (pool, table football, table tennis, volleyball in the pool, soccer field, and many more). Every bedroom has a TV, but Provence is too gorgeous to waste time watching TV. You would need a car to visit the nearby villages and Aix au Provence markets on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. However, with Uber one can navigate too. Damien and his parents were extremely friendly and helpful and we felt like they were old friends. The two bedrooms on the first floor were perfect for the older people who had knee problems. Plenty of space to relax and eat together, inside or outside. The chef prepared dinner was the cherry on the whipped cream. I would recommend this home without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing haven for a group holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is amazing in its setting, presentation and the standard of finish. We had such a lovely time exploring the grounds and local area. Damien was easy to deal with and can point you to all the spots to shop, eat and explore.

We were a group with couples and children and the house had enough space for us all to be able to have our own space and not be on top of each other.

I'd highly recommend it as a place to holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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An experience of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Bastide-lavalentine was a perfect location for us to enjoy our family holiday. From there we went hot air ballooning,

Visited the Puyricard Chocolatier, experienced a Provencal cooking class and had a truffle demonstration at Chez Serge. Damien and his family were excellent hosts and shared the true hospitality of Provence. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Férias de sonho

  • 5 of 5

Excelente local onde reina a traquilidade, óptimo para descansar e recarregar baterias.

Ao mesmo tempo que é perto da cidade, a locaizaçao é ideal como base para visitar tantos outros sitios e lugares maravilhosos.

A casa, o jardim, a piscina, enfim tudo é impecável em todos os aspectos …

Um ambiente bucólico, absolutamente de sonho.

O jantar de degustação de boas vindas oferecido pelos anfitriões, foi uma obra de arte excelentemente bem conseguida pelo chefe Michael.

Muito melhor do que vemos nas fotografias, superou todas as nossas expectativas.

Recomendanos vivamente e esperamos poder voltar num futuro próximo.

Manuela e Antonio Xavier

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Provence in a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated the location of the property; it is ideally situated to visit the whole Provence and the French Riviera. Meanwhile, from the house you can easily go to the city centre of Aix-en-Provence. We all appreciated the beautiful garden where you can peacefully enjoy your time around the swimming pool on a hot Provence afternoon. There is also a very nice football table and billiard for the kids or young-at-heart adults! The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the disposition of the bedrooms allows for a lot of privacy.

Damien helped us to organise a wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape and in the evening we had a welcome dinner with Chef Michael. It was a wonderful experience!

We could not recommend Bastide la Valentine highly enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
26 minutes over Aix-en-Provence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bistrot / Puyricard 5 minutes
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille 27 minutes
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Set Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
TGV Trainstation (Arbois 19 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
GAP A 51 (Mountains) exit 'Les Logissons'
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Brasserie / Puyricard 5 minutes
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Marseille's 'calanques' (rocky inlets)
Car: necessary

The bastide is in the countryside, 12 minutes north of Aix en Provence, surrounded by fields and close to the forest. Close to the small village of Puyricard which has all amenities and grocery shopping as well as a weekly greenmarket. You can do snorkeling and water leisure in the Mediterranean just 40min away. Ideal location for rest and quietness, close enough from Aix en Provence, le Lubéron, Avignon and Marseille.

From the bastide to Avignon it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes (75 Km)


Rates & Availability

Plateau de Puyricard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March - May
Mar 18 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May - June
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
June - July
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
October - December
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
New Year’s Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,629.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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