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In the heart of the Provence: Charming country house with pool and view

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

For 8 persons maximum, with romantic chalet in the garden

This beautiful, idyllic country house (Bastide) is situated in the heart of the Provence, and belongs to the municipality of the charming village Jouques-en-Provence, only 25 kms from Aix en Provence away.

The German owner lives in the neighbouring village and can give you informations or help if required.

The 160 square meter house is on a 3000 square meter property in absolutely beautiful and very quiet position. The villa area is fenced and closed.

Directly before the property you can do walking and jogging.

From the partly by wine grapes covered terrace you have a fantastic view on the Mont Sainte Victoire , the mountain of Aix en Provence and one of the favourite motives of the painter Cézanne.

Olive groves and cypress are plant in the front garden. From the terrace with typical stone barbecue you will enjoy the fragance of lavender, the herbes of Provence the plantations with fig tree, grapes, almond trees, quinces, olive trees, cypresses, and roses.

Environs: The central position in the heart of the Provence offers various sightseeing-trips:

The cultural city Aix en Provence with museums, opera, theater, festivals; only 25 kms from Jouques.

Marseilles, the second biggest city of France and cultural capital of Europe in 2013 only 50 kms. Avignon: 1 hour.

Don’t forget to visit the Calanques, breathtaking ravines at the Mediterranean Sea between Marseilles and the lovely Cassis (1.5std), the unique Luberon with the beautiful villages Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Gordes and Menerbes (1std), Manosque (20min) as well as the well the ravines of the Verdon (80 kms). Easy to reach by car is the coast and beaches of the Var with Hyeres and Le Lavandou 80 kms, Saint Tropez in approx. 100 kms, Cannes 150 kms, Nice 160 kms and Monaco 180 kms.

Extra-Service: Hairdresser: For your well-being, you can book a hairdresser who will come to the house. He offers you the whole hairstyle range like in a hairdressing salon/barber shop.

Please contact the owner to make an appointement and the price.

Shopping -Service: If you want, the owner can buy some food for you, the day you will arrive.

Just send him your shopping list.

The Bastide "Belle de Jouques" is gayfriendly!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017


Jouques Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Chalet
  • Towels are available on request. Please contact the owner.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 160x200
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 160x200
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Chalet
  • The lovingly furnished house offers sleep possibilities for up to 8 persons. NEW: Whireless Internet acces (wifi) On the ground floor is the tastefully furnished living room with fire-place, upholstery living-room furniture, TVSat , dining table and moroccan sofa. From the living room you enter in the open kitchen which is fitted out with high-quality electrical equipment. Also on the ground floor is the “romantic room” for two persons with two beds , bathroom with toilet and big shower as well as a seperate access into the garden. On the first floor you will find a bedroom for two persons with french bed 160 x 200 and an other bedroom for two persons with two beds, each 90x200, a bathroom with bath / shower, separate toilet as well as the so called 'salon de jeux” (TV and playroom) with TVSat, game table and big sleep sofa for 2 persons. You can have bed linen, please contact the owner.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
In the backside part of the garden, near the pool, stands a lovely wood chalet with electricty, wash basin and refrigerator which can be inhabited in summer by 2 persons. In addition, it offers outside a solar shower as well as a seperate restroom.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

In the heart of the Provence: Charming country house with pool and view
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This charming bastide is just that... charming. Located on a quiet street above the town, this property comes with pool, outdoor grill, lavender, grape vines, olive trees and plenty of outdoor seating areas. The kitchen well outfitted with most everything you need. The sleeping quarters comfortable and handy to have a W/D in the upstairs bath! Breakfast on the front terrace, day trips to the many neighboring towns and lounging by the pool for a late afternoon respite prior to dinner made our days in Jouques so memorable. The open air market and Boucherie exceeded our expectations. Thomas, the owner, met us in town to guide us to his home. He toured us through his property and was most accommodating. His 'Bastide Bible' provided all (and more) necessary info. Our welcome bottle of wine and fruit was an unexpected delight! Thomas truly wants your visit to Belle de Jouques to be perfect. Do not hesitate to reserve this property if planning your holiday to the Luberon. Many thanks Thomas for sharing your home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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500 stars! Best rental experience ever!

  • 5 of 5

We can't thank Thomas the owner enough for a wonderful week. The house was beautifully maintained, tastefully decorated and really exceeded our already high expectations. The salt water pool was perfect for daily swimming (the kids say it was "awesome" "we loved it"). Thomas provided lots of maps and brochures for local activities. The kitchen was well very equipped, we cooked every night (even baked tarts for dessert) except one when we walked to a fantastic countryside restaurant. Spacious, comfortable, perfect blend of old world country charm and up-to-date amenities. Bocce ball in the driveway, hiking up the neighboring mountain from our front door, returning to a swim, outdoor shower and dinner on the terrace…Incredible week. Thanks again, Thomas, can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unser zweites zu Hause

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Jahr waren wir zum 4. Mal in der Bastide, und wir werden wieder 2017 für zwei Wochen "nach Hause fahren" ja, es ist unser zweites Zu Hause geworden. Mehr muss und kann man dieser wunderschönen, ruhigen erholsamen " belle de Jouques " an Lob nicht aussprechen. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an einen absolut tollen Vermieter. Merci beaucoup à mes nouveaux amies!!! À bientôt

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Belle Jouques

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten wunderbare und sehr erholsame zwei Wochen in diesem wunderschönen und gepflegten Haus und viel Spaß am Pool. Es war alles da im Haus entsprechend den Angaben und die Lage war herrlich ruhig und dennoch gut für Ausflüge z.B. nach Aix (mit Bus direkt vom Ort Jouques), ins Luberon und Mt. St. Victoire. Wir würden das Haus jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Einfach schön

  • 5 of 5

Wir (Willi 59, Gaby 53 und Sohn Stefan 29) haben im Belle de Jouques einen wunderschönen zweiwöchigen Urlaub verbracht und wären sehr gerne noch länger geblieben. Belle de Jouques ist so, wie man sich ein Landhaus in der Provence vorstellt. Charmant und liebevoll eingerichtet. Der Garten ist "Natur pur" und den Ausblick von der Terrasse auf den Sainte Victoire haben wir besonders genossen. Auch den Pool und die sonstigen Außenbereiche haben wir genossen.

Die Beschreibung auf fewo-direkt entspricht absolut den tatsächlichen Gegebenheiten und die Fotos und das Video sind sehr authentisch.

Die Informationen im Vorfeld durch den Vermieter waren absolut klar und hilfreich und trotz seiner eigenen Abwesenheit in diesem Zeitraum hat er sich außerordentlich gut um uns gekümmert und alles erforderliche organisiert und uns jederzeit über technische Medien informiert. Leider haben wir den sehr netten und symphatischen Vermieter dadurch erst am Tag unserer Abreise persönlich kennen gelernt. Wir können daher nur ahnen, wie toll es sein muss, wenn er auch noch vor Ort gewesen wäre.

Jouques ist ein kleiner, aber sehr charmanter Ort, in welchem man in einem Straßencafe das provencialische Flair geniessen kann. Nicht weit vom Belle de Jouques (ca. 1,2 km, auch zu Fuß erreichbar) findet man ein Restaurant mit vorzüglicher Küche (siehe auch "Haus-Bibel", welche im Haus hinterlegt ist).

Das Feriendomizil können wir sehr empfehlen, insbesondere an alle Urlauber, die Natur, entzückende zu entdeckene Ortschaften, Landschaften und absolute Entschleunigung zu schätzen wissen.

Für uns war es sicher nicht das letzte mal im Belle de Jouques.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tres bon séjour. À recommander

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Maison tres bien équipée et fonctionnelle pour accueillir deux familles. Acceuil tres aimable du propriétaire attentif à notre bien être. Très bien situé. Limitrophe Verdon et lubéron. A conseiller vivement

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Aix en Provence TGV
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Le Souvenir de l'Avenir
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres

The Bastide is situated at the country side near the medieval village Jouques-en-Provence, only 4 kms to the center of Jouques.

Jouques is a very charming, typically village in the Provence, situated between the Durance and the Sainte Victoire mountain. Even in the high season it is not crowded and quiet, with a balanced atmosphere. This beautiful place was always loved by many artists who were inspired by the landscape, the colors and the light of Jouques.

The village offers all necessary shopping facileties (butcher, baker, two small supermarkets, pharmacy, bank, post office, restaurants, hairdressers etc) as well as a typical market each Sunday morning. Footpaths and cycle tracks, tennis, Boules place, parties in the summertime.

The central position in the heart of the Provence offers various sightseeing-trips:

The cultural city Aix en Provence with museums, opera, theater, festivals; only 23 kms from Jouques.

Marseilles 50km, Avignon 80km.


Rates & Availability

Jouques Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Middle Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Middle Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,079

Der Mindestaufenthalt kann nach Rücksprache auch flexibel gestaltet werden.
Eine Anzahlung in Höhe von 20% des Gesamtmietpreises ist innerhalb einer Woche nach Abschluss des Mietvertrags zu leisten.
Eine Kaution in Höhe von 1.000€ ist vor der Anreise zu hinterlegen.

Endreinigung ist inklusive sowie Bettwäsche und Handtücher (1 Teil pro Person)

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