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Saint Marc Villa, in Luberon, Provence. Unobstructed citadel view - Bed and breakfast

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Bed and breakfast

On the first floor of Provencal country house, there are three bedrooms with white marble fireplaces, red mullet tiled floors, and en-suite bathroom with an artistic decoration. On the ground floor, there are two large living rooms with friezes, mouldings, cornices, frescoes on the walls, and drawings on the colourful cement tiles. The ceiling heights exceed three meters, and there is a panoramic view. The house offers a staircase opening into a suntrap, like in ancient times!

About the property

Saint Marc Villa

This Provencal country house dating back to 18th century has been fully renovated. It is located in the country of lavender in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, next to the Verdon Natural Regional Park. It offers one of the most beautiful views over the historic village of Forcalquier (a 5-min-walk away), surrounded by hills. It is very peaceful, but close to many activities. It has been carefully decorated and completely equipped with Internet access and Wi-Fi, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a separate apartment, an invigorating salt-water pool, a large garden, an orchard, and a vegetable garden. It also offers a parking space.

Property Manager
Cristiana Chiandussi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Cristiana Chiandussi

I have a degree and got experience in Italy regarding the management of high quality holiday rentals. I move from Tuscany-Umbria to Provence, in Luberon. I love meeting people from any origins and cultures. I also like quality cuisine (I have a cooking radio programme) and am in charge of my three cats: Tissy, Fifi, and Loulou.

Cristiana Chiandussi purchased this guest house in 2011

Why Cristiana Chiandussi chose Haute-Provence - Sisteron

We fell in love with this authentic 18th century Provencal country house, its wonderful dormers, and its dominant view of Forcalquier and the surrounding mountains. Inside, the ceiling heights exceed three meters. You will love the friezes, the mouldings, the decorating cornices, the white and black marble fireplaces, the cement tiles, and the red mullet floor tiles. The house offers a staircase opening into a suntrap. Renovating this Provencal country house took us 4 years, working with local artisans and respecting the Provencal style and the nobility of the place. We enjoy the location of this Provencal country house, south facing, with a clear view. It is located on a small hill, which allows us to admire the citadel both during the daily and at night. We are located a 5-minute walk away from the city centre. Finally, Forcalquier offers any kind of leisure activities: tennis courts, hot air ballooning, horse riding, cycling, scents, night-sky gazing, and many hikes in the surrounding areas: the lavender fields, the perched villages of Luberon, the Ganagobie Abbey and Salagon, the Roussillon Ocre Rocks, the Gréoux thermal baths, the Verdon Natural Park, Jean Giono, and the typical Provencal market in Forcalquier! Additionally, there is a good public transportation service (10 km away from the Oraison station).

What makes this guest house unique

It has a superb and wonderful view. This an authentic 18th century Provencal country house. The air is pure (Chinese painter Liang Kegang put in a glass jar and sold it in Beijing. You will find tranquillity and nature, just 5 min away from the city centre. There is a large garden, an invigorating salt-water pool, Internet access throughout the house, high quality services and meet and greet, a high quality restoration of the place, and a lot of respect for the environment.


Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Forcalquier city centre
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Le Domaine Des Sources
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Oraison-La Brillanne
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 51, Aix-en-Provence-Sisteron
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Forcalquier city centre
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Le Sauze
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
Catalans Beach Marseille
Car: not necessary

Cordeliers Convent and the European University of Scents and flavours, the outstanding Monday market, the rocks of the Mourres, Salagon and it gardens, Chateau de Sauvan, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, Banon, Le Bleuet book shop, Manosque & Jean Giono; Lure Mountain, Esparron-de-Verdon lake, Valensole & its lavender, Ganagobie Abbey,

Available Rentals

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les tarifs sont soumis à variation jusqu'à confirmation de la reservation
Tarifs de services optionnels :
-utilisation table à la terrasse pour manger repas préparé de l'extérieur, avec utilisation réfrigérateur , et couverts fournis ( 5€) ,
-usage de machine a laver ( 5€ ),
-boisson non alcoolisé ( thé, café, sirop à l'eau ) : 2€


Forcalquier Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Indienne Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ochre marble tiles, hipbath, and antique bidet
    Les Dames Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Cream marble tiles and antique washbasin
    Matisse Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , White tiles, walk-in shower, and garden view
  • All the bathrooms have toilets, bidets, shower or bathtub/shower, washbasins, mirrors, Art Deco fittings, and antique ochre or white marble tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Les dames: 26 sq.m - 2 double , Cream colour, garden and vegetable garden view, for 8 to 4 p
    Indienne: 26 sq.m - 1 double , Orange colour and view of the garden and the citadel
    Matisse: 20 sq.m - 1 double , Ochre colour and garden view and the citadel, for 1-6 people
  • With a panoramic view of the garden, the citadel, and the surrounding mountains. It is southeast-oriented, quiet, and fresh during summer thanks to its thick walls. It has a desk, Internet, Wi-Fi access, wardrobes, and bedside tables.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Breakfast made with homemade and local organic products, without gluten of lactose


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Séjour très agrèables et hôtes très très sympathiques

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine en août 2015, en chambre d'hôtes, à la Villa Saint-Marc, et c'était un séjour très agréable.

La maison est superbe et aménagée avec goût, la chambre était spacieuse et confortable.

Au-delà de la vue, superbe, et de l'environnement idéal, Cristianna et Alexandre étaient des hôtes exceptionnels, très ouverts et intéressants, que nous avons eu plaisir à connaitre.

A recommander sans hésitation

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Franc et Valérie, On vous remercie beaucoup de votre appréciations, le site nous demande d'en demander car on y pense pas quand les hôtes part et ce n'est pas automatique ici...On espéré vous vous portez bien et nous vous souhaitons un beau Printemps et une magnifique été! Cristiana et Alexendre
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Parenthèse douce et ensoleillée

  • 5 of 5

La villa est belle et accueillante, on s'y sent si bien. La localisation est parfaite et offre une vue magique sur Forcalquier, en particulier le soir.

Nous y avons passé un très agréable séjour, l'accueil est chaleureux et attentionné.

La piscine permet aux enfants de s'amuser quand les parents préfèrent se prélasser dans le jardin. Tout est aménagé et pensé avec gout et art, ce qui permet de se laisser aller sans retenue à la détente et à l'inspiration, nous avons hâte d'y retourner!


  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Semaine merveilleuse à la villa Saint Marc

  • 5 of 5

La villa à peine rénovée dans son style d'époque dispose d’un grand jardin, d’une ample terrasse et d’une piscine, avec Wifi gratuit partout, le tout au calme, avec une vue imprenable et à deux pas du centre de Forcalquier. Ma chambre était spacieuse, confortable et aménagée avec goût. Ajouter à cela l’hospitalité de Cristiana, qui se tient aux petits soins, avec le souci constant d’aider, de discuter, de renseigner. Et voilà un lieu rare où il fait bon séjourner et où je ne manquerai pas de revenir.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Superbe séjour !

  • 5 of 5

Superbe séjour dans cette bastide très spacieuse, grande chambre, grande salle de bains, une hôtesse attentive et très sympathique, une piscine, un grand jardin avec une vue magnifique sur le village de Forcalquier, le tout dans une région qu'on ne finit pas de découvrir. J'ai passé une excellente semaine dépaysante et reposante !

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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