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Laurence Biancotto

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Charming Bed and Breakfast in Aix-en-Provence

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Aix-En-Provence Guest House Rental Photos and Description

Old Provençal farmhouse transformed into a B&B with 4 spacious bedrooms

Welcome in the heart of Provence, in a green setting, 5 min from the town centre of Aix-en-Provence. Old stones and authenticity lovers must come discover this place that will seduce you with its character and its simplicity.

“Le Four des Banes” is a country farmhouse that was probably built in the 18th century, on the ruins of an older construction that housed an authentic Roman oven dating from the 2nd century.

The old oven has been preserved and constitutes the curiosity of this convivial and authentic place.

The farmhouse is located 3 km away from the town centre of Aix-en-Provence, in the countryside but close to the main roads. It is at the centre of the roads leading to the Alpilles in the Verdon or the Lubéron and not far away from the first paths leading to Sainte-Victoire Mountain.

Style and choice of items is sober, mix of wood, wrought iron and old stones, here, everything has been designed to bring comfort and warmth.

The main room is bathed in light thanks to its large openings and invites guests to spend some moments of tranquillity and privacy.

The kitchen houses the old oven, it’s the main room of the house where the guests can relax and have breakfast.

From May to September, pool and sunbeds wait for the sun and farniente lovers. Garden furniture is also at your disposal to comfortably end the day.

If you want culture, need nature or if you’re searching for a gourmet getaway, choose Aix-en-Provence and stop at “Four des Banes”.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Laurence Biancotto (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Charming Bed and Breakfast in Aix-en-Provence
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
4

Nice bed and breakfast

  • 4 of 5

We booked two rooms in the B&B and stayed there for two nights. The B&B was super clean, well equipped and had a pleasant charm of a farm house. The breakfast was also good. Lawrence was a great host. She accommodated all our needs including late check-in, allowing us to use the kitchen, and helping us with the luggage. She also provided us sightseeing tips of the area.

The challenging part for me was the narrow track that leads to the B&B. It took some practice to get use to it.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience and I can appreciate indeed, that one may have difficulties driving on the small track leading to the B&B. Hopefully, it is a short distance (80m) and easier once you know it. I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip in the south of France. Best regards Laurence Owner of thevB&B
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5

The best B&B in Aix en Provence

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing and beautiful place in Aix en Provence. Beyond your expectations. Great location , amazing rooms with modern bathroom and every details en decor has been taking care. Great taste , really feel in Provence. But the best of this paradise is the owner Laurence . From the best breakfast in French style to the setting of the table. I really recommend this place for people who like to enjoy the best in accommodation and in service. Her advise in places to go where the best. Thanks Laurence for a great time you provide us and my family. I will be back .

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Flo, Thank you for your nice words. This is a great reward for me to know how much you have enjoyed your stay, and that the tips I gave you, contributed to make your trip special. I would be so happy to host you again, for a longer and more relaxing stay. Please keep in touch. All the best. Laurence
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Mountain View, CA
5

The place to stay when visiting Provence!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage daughter and I recently enjoyed 3 nights with Laurence at her beautiful b&b. She has done an excellent job of renovating the property (check out her photo album of the construction), and she is now the proud owner of a delightful bed and breakfast that we plan to return to again and again. As the other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms are tastefully decorated (we stayed in the Chambre Sainte Victoire, which was very large and comfortably fit the 3 of us); the breakfasts are perfect with cheese, bread, cereal, yogurt, specialties of the area, fruit, served outside on the patio; and the hostess, Laurence, is so warm, welcoming and ready to chat about the area and her recommendations. We had so much fun enjoying our day-trips to see the lavender, and then returning for an hour or two by the pool before dressing for dinner in Aix. We highly recommend Le Four des Banes to you.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs
5

Charming Bread and Breakfast

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Laurence's beautiful B&B in June. There were 3 couples from California. It was very easy to communicate with Laurence in booking and in arrival. The rooms are decorated beautifully, each a little different. They pool is in the back and very inviting. Every morning Laurence prepared an outstanding breakfast with all the local foods including cheeses, fresh breads, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice. She was very helpful in suggesting acitivities and restaurants. We visited a wonderful winery she arranged for us. We were on the outskirts of the town, Aix was just and short drive or walk away. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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napa, ca
5

The perfect B&B with the perfect hostess!!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked with Laurence at “Le Four des Banes” for our 3 couples because of the location, her photos and great reviews and her promptness and ease in which she responded. Our actual stay was so much better than I could have ever hoped for. We booked all 4 rooms, so we had the place to ourselves. This made it feel like our own home, but with the best hostess to take care of us. Laurence has made "Le four des Banes" so fresh and homey and she immediately makes you feel like you are old friends. The rooms, living areas and outdoor spaces are all very comfortable and even prettier in person. Her freshly made and ample breakfasts were delightful each morning served out on the lovely patio. We enjoyed fun conversations each morning, with Laurence always giving us very helpful recommendations for touring and eating out. We had arrived with pretty much no plan at all so all of her suggestions made for a beautiful experience.

My husband caught a cold while we were there and Laurence was gracious enough to let him use her kitchen to make chicken soup while he stayed behind one day. She also made sure he had all the proper cold medications to make him feel better. We brought food in twice to eat at night out on the patio and Laurence was very nice to allow us space in her kitchen. We loved the Aix en Provence area, but we must say we loved our time at the B&B too. To end our beautiful stay on our last night Laurence hosted a lovely wine tasting for us. This definitely made us all realize we had chosen the best spot in Provence! We wish Laurence continued success and we will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elk Rapids, Michigan, USA
5

AWESOME INDEED

  • 5 of 5

I and three other retired men stayed at Le Four Des Banes for one week during September, 2014. In reading other reviews of this property, we would say that we agree with the very positive comments about everything related to this wonderful B&B. It is fresh, clean, beautiful, well decorated, convenient....and really I could go on and on, but it is just absolutely ideal as a choice of lodging if you are visiting Provence. The single feature about this property that adds the most value though, is most certainly the owner. Laurence is incredible in the management of her gorgeous place, and so very helpful in every way. I have a special reason to thank her for a very kind thing that she did for me, but it can't be detailed here!

Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Marignane
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar “Les Platanes”
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Aix-Les-Milles
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aix train station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
A51
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Le Contrepoint
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Ancelle
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Carry-le-Rouet
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Aix-En-Provence Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Haute Saison
Mar 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$132
$831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $66 per night, per additional guest
 
Basse Saison
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$109
$686
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$132
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Conditions de vente
- Nos chambres d'hôtes se louent individuellement pour 2 personnes ou pour un groupe allant jusqu'à 10 personnes.
- Réservation : A partir de 2 nuitées, 25 % d'arrhes sont demandées sur le montant du séjour.
- En cas d'annulation 24 h à 48 h avant la date d'arrivée, les arrhes versées restent acquises au propriétaire.
- Une remise de 10 % sur le montant total est accordée pour les séjours de 6 nuitées et +.
- Règlement par chèques, en espèces ou par virement bancaire anticipé.

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Amenities

Aix-En-Provence Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house (detached)
Building Type:
  • mas
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sainte-Victoire bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Alpilles bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Luberon bathroom - toilet , shower , Double washbasin
    - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a towel blowing. A hairdryer is available for guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sainte-Victoire bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Alpilles bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Luberon bedroom - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • 3 large bedrooms are available and each have their own bathroom and toilet. 2 of them open onto a terrace and have a separate entrance. For your comfort, each room has air conditioning and a courtesy tray is available, offering tea or coffee.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Pétanque Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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