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Very quiet bastide & guesthouse with an enchanting garden and infinity poo

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Welcome !

Very close to Aix-en-Provence center in a secluded and enchanting garden with an infinite pool, come and enjoy one of our 2 independant "bastides"

- Bastide 'La pauseto' for 2-3 people open all year round (except from 23/07 to 13/08). This smalll bastide of 430 ft (40 m2) located in the olive grove has been fully refurbished in 2014. Open launge to the terrace facing South. Charming bedroom built around the oak tree. Ideal for a couple. Cot available on demand. Touring package "Bonheur de Provence" on our website:

-Bastide "Le Passé Simple" for 8 people open in Summer from 23/07 to 13/08. This large bastide of 2153 ft (200 m2) with 5 bedrooms has a great view to the garden, vines, lavanders and from the lounge to the Roquefavour aqueduct. Facing West to enjoy a drink at sunset. Lit garden at night to indulge late diners in Summer. A two storey house for the privacy of 2 families

These bastides are ideally located 3km from the main highways to visit Provence: Marseille, Arles, Avignon, The Baux de Provence, The Calanques, the Verdon gorges...

More Details

Marc & Cécile SIMON
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, We will be delighted to brush up our English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Marc & Cécile SIMON

Former expatriate family (Australia & Singapour) with 4 grownup children living in Canada, switzerland and France.

We love to welcome people, chat, share the best of life.

Our best quotation:'They did not know it was impossible so they did it' (Mark Twain)

Marc & Cécile SIMON purchased this house in 2011

Why Marc & Cécile SIMON chose Aix-En-Provence

We came to Aix after 6 years overseas and felt in love with the beauty of Provence region.

What makes this house unique

The best we can offer: silence, beauty of nature and a place to share what life is good about.


Grand Sud House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Facing nature
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A single bed in the lounge A double bed in the bedroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The guesthouse La pauseto is just for you if you are coming on a honeymoon like holiday, enjoying sightseeing or Aix-en-Provence festival.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Very quiet bastide & guesthouse with an enchanting garden and infinity poo
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Ruckersville, VA

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The guesthouse and hosts were both wonderful. Clean, quiet, comfortable, close to local and regional bus lines and centrally located for easy day trips (by car, bus, or train). Definitely recommend the hike with Cécile: we learned a lot about Aix en Provence and Cezanne and enjoyed a fabulous lunch which Cécile made, packed and carried! We definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little house in a quiet location, situated in a beautiful garden. Great for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful holiday here for 2 weeks in the middle of May.The house itself was ideal for us and beautifully designed for a very comfortable stay. It was very clean and well maintained. We very much enjoyed sitting outside on the terrace overlooking the little olive grove, sipping a glass of wine whilst we watched the sun going down! The shared infinity pool is also really lovely. Our hosts, Marc and Cecile were very kind - welcoming, helpful and very generous. All arrangements with them were easy and clear. They not only provided useful information for sight-seeing but generous little gifts of wine or cake which we would find on the terrace table after a day out - even a vase of sweet smelling pretty flowers from the garden! Being situated just south of Aix-en-Provence, La Pauseto is perfect for exploring Provence. We made fantastic trips to many places, visiting historic towns, hiking and boat trips: St Maries de la Mer and Aigues Mort in the Carmargue (boat trip on the Petit Rhone is recommended!), Aix itself and the Cezanne trail, touring the hill top villages of the Luberon, Salon de Provence (of Nostradamus fame), Arles where we saw a marvellous Van Gogh exhibition, the pretty seaside town of Cassis and the not to be missed Calanques (swimming and another recommended boat trip) - and too much more to write here! We have no hesitation in recommending La Pauseto. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the area, with the peaceful haven of La Pauseto to return 'home' to every day. Thank you Marc and Cecile!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah and Terry were absolute perfect guests ! We enjoyed sharing in the garden while they were coming back at La Pauseto or on their way to visit Provence. They are a very nice and smiling couple, ready to talk and also happy to live a quite moment at the guesthouse. We felt they both enjoyed living on the same land with a family and having a good privacy at La Pauseto. They took well care of the property and were respectful of the rules and regulations . We really recommend them and hope to see them next year ! Marc & Cécile
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Pauseto for 7 days and loved it - Marc and Cecile have done a great job decorating the place and the large garden was very nice to have as well. Both of them gave us a lot of really useful travel advice (a few things we'd have missed seeing otherwise) and were also very responsive to any questions/issues as they lived on site during our stay. All in all we would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Zur Ruhe kommen braucht die richtige Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unsere Flitterwochen bei Marc & Cecile verbracht, ein wunderschönes Anwesen in der Nähe von Aix en Provence. Durch eine geschickte Gestaltung des Gartens wunderbar vom Haupthaus abgeschieden, haben wir "La Pauseto" in vollen Zügen genossen. Den toll gestalteten Pool konnten wir mit benutzen. Marc & Cecile haben Freude daran, Gäste begrüssen zu können - dadurch entsteht eine herzliche Atmosphäre. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

Christine und Michael Reich aus Dresden

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine and Michael Thank you for taking the time to write in German. It will be nice to welcome new guest from Germany. You know the place now so do not hesitate to come back. Enjoy the summer Kind regards Marc & Cecile
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Un petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Un très beau petit coin de paradis conçu avec beaucoup de goût. Vous y trouverez tout le confort nécessaire pour passer un moment de détente dans un cadre chaleureux.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très belle propriété

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à la Pauseto, gîte charmant et raffiné, fidèle à la description faite sur l'annonce.

Gîte impeccable, douche top !!!! Vignes, oliviers, piscine........tout était était propice au repos et à la découverte de la région, riche d'Histoire et de Nature.

Nous recommandons ++++

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A51 et A8
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Le Rendez-Vous
Car: recommended

Motorway Exit: Aix en Provence Pont de l'Arc (30b).

Follow D8N direction : Luynes.

After the post 'Luynes,' take the first road on your left: avenue Jean pelisse.

Then follow the road until next junction then turn left : avenue L Cartoux

The road goes uphill

You 'll end at another junction and the Chemin de la Capelasse is on your right. Our house is N°110

Discover the charm of Aix-en-Provence, town of water, town of art.

The town also knows how to blend different eras and culture.

Discover the famous city of the painter Cezanne: markets, shops and pedestrian streets, outdoor concerts, museums (including the Granet museum where exhibitions are organized just like the Picasso-Cézanne retrospective)...

Here, all is colour and sensation: the light of the sky, the transparent green of the fountains, the shade of the plane trees, surprises held by the festival nights (

It is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area: the mountain Sainte Victoire, where you will find many hiking and mountain biking trails. Enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters of the Creeks near Marseille (53 km). Spend a day in the cities of art and the Avignon Popes' Palace (84 km), Arles and its Roman amphitheater, museum Antique and Van Gogh Museum (78 km). The opportunities are at hand, you can also visit beautiful Provencal village such as Les Baux de Provence (72 km)

All in all, they are so many reasons to come to Aix-en-Provence, as it is a focal point for all your discoveries in the area!


Rates & Availability

Grand Sud House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 2 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $318
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire ou toute personne désignée par le propriétaire pour vous accueillir. Location de la Bastide La pauseto toute l'année par semaine ou weekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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