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60m2 cottage, Superb view, Villa Saint Marc (4 *), Forcalquier, Lubéron

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

apartment with superb view, independent, next to the villa saint marc

The independent apartment, known as "cottage provencal", is on the first floor of an old building totally renovated. It is suitable for a family / group of 2 to 4 people including children. it adjoins the bastide of the villa Saint Marc (XVIII century entirely renovated). Classified 4 stars in furnished tourism.

In the opinion of our guests, we have the best view: in the center the citadel, to the west the mounts of the Lubéron, to the east the mounts of the verdon and the sea of ​​lavender of the plateau of valensole.

We are quiet, and our location is ideal, according to your comments, 10 minutes walk from the center of Forcalquier, but also at the start of walks in the mountains (Mourres site).

We offer besides this apartment, several rooms in B & B (2 people each, with private bathroom), and a large penthouse (4 to 7 people).

Here you are quiet, (except for cicadas in the summer), while being less than 10 minutes from the center of the village (trade, open market on Monday and Thursday).

You can also walk directly from the villa to the remarkable site of Mourres.

The Villa Saint Mark is located in the heart of the Lavender countryside, in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, with its pretty villages, its enchanting nature with typical scents and flavors, often described in Giono's novels.

Our villa in Forcalquier is also on the edge of the Verdon Regional Nature Park, with its plateau of Valensole (sea of ​​lavender), its lakes, mountains, torrents and famous gorges.

From the villa, you have one of the most beautiful views of the "country" - in the opinion of the forcalquieres - on the historic village of Forcalquier, and the mountains of the Lubéron in the west, the verdon mountains to the east. Our hosts confirm this in their reviews on this site, or on trip advisor.

For those who seek tranquility, the stay here is ideal: you are at the same time in peace (except the song of the cicadas during the summer), while being at 10 minutes with feet of the center of Forcalquier, with its market, shops, the new green village (organic products, local products), countless restaurants and bars.


Here you can enjoy a variety of on - site services: a salt - water swimming pool, with - for large swimmers - the ability to chain lengths through counter - current swimming. For lovers of water massage, just settle on the steps and adjust the power of the jets ...

We also have a children's playground in the park of 4. 500 m2, with a small tree house and a swing.

A ping-pong table is at your disposal as well, and a game of Badimton.

The villa is surrounded by a terrace, which also has a beautiful view of the citadel, or "optional" breakfasts are served.

There is also our vegetable garden - entirely organic - or we grow vegetables and salads in permaculture.

the orchard below is planted with some fruit trees.

Sometimes Cristina, our manager, who runs a cooking show in the local radio station, offers homemade tarts with tea / coffee / syrup. It is usually vegetarian and organic.

The villa is fully equipped, with internet access and wi-fi everywhere.

Parking is also available in the fenced-in park.


The decoration of the villa is neat, in "art deco" style, respecting as much as possible the authenticity of the place. The floor of the ground floor is made of colored cement tiles of origin. On the first floor are typical Provence tiles. And in the second, they are rare rectangular floor tiles. Some rooms have a renovated floor in solid wood flooring.

The ceilings are elevated, as it was traditional in the houses of masters. They are decorated with friezes of origin especially in the living room and the dining room of the ground floor.

Some walls have been restored, with the original colors and patterns.

The rooms on the first floor are en suite and are suitable for 1 to 3 people. They all have views of the citadel, and the surrounding hills.

The penthouse suite on the second floor with its two bedrooms and its huge living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom, suitable for 4 to 7 people. It has a "seated dog" provencal, with a clear view overlooking the old town.

And the adjoining and independent cottage with a bedroom and a large living-dining room, kitchenette, suitable for 2 to 4 people.

Of all the houses, south facade, very sunny, you have the magnificent view on the citadel and the hills.

The breakfasts, optional, are taken on the terrace which dominates the park, always with the magnificent view.

For shopping, two supermarkets are less than 5 kms away. Several small supermarkets are in the city center (10 minutes walk). And Forcalquier prides itself on having set up a "green village", a 10 - minute walk from the villa. You will find local products sold in short circuit (directly by local producers), and a large area of ​​organic products.

Forcalquier is a city with a strong focus on art and heritage. Several dozens of artists have their studio, and for some of the galleries. To visit if you like art.


We are oriented towards respect for the environment, we do not use - as far as possible - products harmful to nature and animals. Our kitchen is vegetarian, and we encourage our guests in the cottage or penthouse - as much as possible - not to cook meat in the kitchens.

We offer barbecues for outdoor use, in places that we have moved especially in the garden, with water and electricity.

We are internationally oriented, having lived in several countries before coming to settle here. We respect all cultures, and can communicate in French of course, in English, in Italian, and a little in German.

We are available for our guests, and as noted in the reviews on this site or on trip advisor, we help you as much as possible to advise you and help you on your trips, your meals, your leisure activities, your visits.

We are here to make your stay as pleasant as possible. And we are happy to see you happy and relaxed during your stay.

We have often seen stressed hosts, by virtue of their profession, their active life! After a few days here, we noticed the faces more and more relaxed, the smiles return. This is our greatest pleasure.


From the villa saint marc you can for example walk to the rocks of mourres, less than an hour walk from the villa, in the hills of garrigues, where you will smell the wild thyme. The Rocks of the Moures, of particularly strange form (heads, mushrooms, others? ) associated with erosion at the bottom of a lake. True open-air museum ...

On foot, you can make plenty of visits in Forcalquier itself: the old town, the chapel Sainte Marie, full of hikes explicit in maps.

You can play tennis, practice golf (nine holes at 5 kms), horse riding (several clubs in a radius of 10 kms), admire the valley and the hills in a hot air balloon flight (the base is at town center of Forcalquier) ...

The Monday market is a must, not to be missed. It starts a 5 minute walk from the villa.

Art and heritage lovers will be delighted. Many visits possible to workshops of artists installed in Forcalquier, and very old restored buildings.

By taking the car, you can visit magical places like the abbey of Ganagobie (15 kms), the ethno-botanical museum in the old monastery of Salagon (5 kms), the lavender seas on the way to Valensole starting from 10 kms).

Remarkable sites are nearby such as the Ochres du Roussillon, Lake Esparron de Verdon with its many nautical activities.

Many walks are also possible by bike, which you can rent in Forcalquier itself. We received hosts, who went by bike from the villa to the small Luberon (60 kms) ...

More Details

Property Manager
Cristiana Chiandussi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018


Forcalquier Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Large bathroom with: - Italian shower - bathroom sink - WC - Bidet - washing machine old white tiled walls, and gray tile flooring. A window provides a perfect aeration and a great light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double , 1 child bed
  • large bedroom with a double bed and a single bed for children (on request). It faces south. with a large window, which allows an immense view IMPREGNABLE: the swimming pool, the garden, the citadel of Forcalquier, the mounts of the Lubéron to the west, the mounts of the verdon to the east. the floor is solid wood, tinted. Desk in the room. Internet wifi too.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are at equal distance from the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, in the natural park of the Luberon, but also on the border of the natural park of Verdon. This allows you to develop a wide variety of activities of all kinds (climbing, hiking, horseback riding, bike rides, electric, golf, swimming, hot air ballooning, telescope observation). You can also access the calanques (100 kms), practice nautical activities in the different lakes of the Verdon). of the villa, you can go to the center of forcalquier in 5 minutes by foot. and you can also access hiking trails a 2 minute walk.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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60m2 cottage, Superb view, Villa Saint Marc (4 *), Forcalquier, Lubéron
average rating of 4.857143 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful situation , warm welcome.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a happy week in the cottage last September.

The property is comfortable and characterful, with views over the town, very spectacular at sunset. The hosts charmingly helpful.

Forcalquier is unspoilt and well situated for exploring the countryside, with a plethora of walks as well as historical sites within easy distance.

I was travelling with my small dog who enjoyed an interesting relationship with the residents cats! We will return with the family. Thank you both for all your kindness.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Celia, thank you so much for your message! It 'been a pleasure for us to meet you! and we hope to see again soon! Best wishes, Cristiana and Alexandre
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Wuppertal, NRW, Deutschland

Prächtige Villa in großzügigem Garten

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft wird auf den Bildern sehr gut wiedergegeben und ist freundlich und funktionell eingerichtet; insbesondere der Blick über Forcalquier ist toll. Das Haupthaus ist wunderschön und wird von Cristiana sehr geschmackvoll restauriert; wir durften es uns anschauen und waren begeistert darüber, wie viel Sorgfalt auf jedes Detail gelegt wird. Auch der große Garten mit Pool sind schön und laden dazu ein, auch draußen Zeit zu verbringen. Die „Betreuung“ war sehr freundlich und herzlich. Wir hatten wirklich das Gefühl, willkommen zu sein. – Die Lage ist ausgezeichnet. Das Haus liegt zwar sehr ruhig, aber in wenigen Minuten ist man zu Fuß in der Stadt, die alle erforderlichen Geschäfte und Café inklusive Atmosphäre etc. bietet.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhe & Erholung pur

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben uns bei Christiana und ihrem Mann Alexandre sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Villa ist wunderschön, unser Appartement direkt nebenan war sehr gemütlich und schön eingerichtet. Es ist ein guter Platz, um die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Die Ortsmitte von Forcalquier ist zu Fuß in ca. 5 Minuten zu erreichen - ein schöner Ort mit kleinen Gassen, Restaurants und einem schönen zentralen Platz. Von Forcalquier aus kann man sehr schöne Ausflüge unternehmen. Wir hatten eine sehr erholsame, schöne Woche - und unsere Unterkunft kann ich sehr empfehlen.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ideales Domizil in der Provence

  • 5 of 5

Sehr angenehme, familiäre Atmosphäre, das Haus ist liebevoll und stilsicher eingerichtet - ein idealer Ort, um die schöne Umgebung zu erkunden, die mannigfaltige Wandermöglichkeiten eröffnet. Die Lage ist genau richtig, etwas erhöht am Rand des Ortes, auf den man einen tollen Blick hat - von der Veranda ebenso wie von den Zimmern. Gleichwohl sind es nur ein paar Schritte zur Ortsmitte mit vielen Restaurants und kleinen Läden. Der Pool mit Gegenstromanlage eignet sich toll zum Schwimmen, das Frühstück ist ausgesucht gut und wird auf der Veranda serviert, Christiana und ihre Familie sind sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich. So hatten wir wunderschöne Tage in der Provence

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank, wir sind froh, Ihnen allen einen schönen Aufenthalt hier hatten; Für uns ist es wichtig, dass die Kunden gut und entspannen als auch, Ruhe und eine Ansicht, lokale Produkte und das gute Wetter! Dann können Sie sagen, dass wir in Kürze!
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Eine Villa zum verlieben .....

  • 5 of 5

Nachdem wir bei der Anreise einen Abstecher zur Chauvet Höhle gemacht hatten wurden wir am Abend von Cristiana und ihrem Mann Alexandre bei einem Abendessen herzlich in Empfang genommen. Spontan beeindruckt waren wir von der Außenfassade der Villa und von der liebevoll gestalteten Inneneinrichtung des repräsentativen Innenbereiches und der drei Gästezimmer die allesamt Cristianas Handschrift tragen. Insbesondere der neu gebaute und mit einer Gegenstromanlage ausgestattete tolle Swimming Pool ist dagegen Alexandres Domäne. Sehr angetan waren wir von Cristianas vegetarischer Küche die weitgehend auf Produkten aus dem eigenen Garten basierte. Sowohl das Abendessen als auch das Frühstück haben wir auf der Terrasse mit einem herrlichen Ausblick auf Forcalquier einnehmen können. Das Ortszentrum ist übrigens in wenigen Minuten bequem zu Fuß erreichbar. Außerdem wurden wir von unseren Vermietern mit einer Vielzahl von Empfehlungen und Ratschlägen versorgt die unseren Aufenthalt zu einem Erlebnis werden ließen. Besonders empfehlenswert ist die jeden Montag von den "Freunden von Forcalquier" ausgerichtete kostenlose Führung durch den Ort die man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollte.

Liebe Cristiana, lieber Alexandre, nochmals herzlichen Dank für die schöne Zeit bei Euch!

Ilona & und Jürgen

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Très bien

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour. L'appartement est agréable, confortable et propre, accueil très sympatrique, la vue est très belle. Nous avons apprécié et nous y sommes retournés une deuxième fois.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Une famille si doux et gentil, courtois et auto-suffisante, artiste et plein d'idées, avec qui on a plaisir à partager des idées et des projets, avec un enfants beaucoup plus mature que son âge, beau et facile à vivre; à garder le contact et revoir...!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
marseille - provence
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
centre Forcalquier
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
golf de Niozelles
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
gare sncf oraison - la brillanne
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A51, Aix en Provence - Sisteron
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
centre de Forcalquier
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
la sauze
Nearest Beach
110 Kilometres
plage des catalans, marseille
Car: not necessary

-Couvent des Cordeliers in Forcalquier (10 'walk from our Villa)

-the European University of Taste and Scents in Forcalquier (10 'walk)

-the remarkable open market of Forcalquier Monday and Thursday (directly on foot)

-the citadel of Forcalquier, and its bars, restaurants, bistros (10 'walk)

-the EXTRAORDINARY site of the rocks of Mourres (the path takes from our Villa)

-the Priory of Salagon & its ethno-botanical gardens (10 minutes by car)

-The Castle of Sauvan (15 minutes by car)

-St-Michel-l'Observatoire and its observatory (20 minutes by car)

-Banon and Le Bleuet bookshop (25 minutes by car)

-Manosque & Jean Giono (25 minutes by car)

-Lure mountain and its typically Provencal environment (30 minutes by car)

-Lac d'Esparron de Verdon and its water sports (40 minutes by car)

-Valensole and the Lavender Sea (30 minutes by car)

-Ganagobie Monastery (15 minutes by car)

-Céreste and its remarkable artisan glacier (15 minutes by car)

- 9-hole golf course in Niozelles (10 minutes by car)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Frais de ménage $68.63
Pet Fee $34.32
Refundable damage deposit $285.98
Stay tax $0.69 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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