|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
Small bastide for 2-3 people in the olive grove facing South
Refurbished in 2014.
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: www.lapauseto.com
-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...
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
We came to Aix after 6 years overseas and felt in love with the beauty of Provence region.
The best we can offer: silence, beauty of nature and a place to share what life is good about.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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 ++++
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 (http://www.festival-aix.com)
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!