Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Aix-en-Provence - Bastide la Valentine
The “Bastide La Valentine” is a lovely luxury Bastide (typical provençal stoned-built house) of 250 m2 situated in Aix-en-Provence in the very sought-after district of Puyricard. It is at 12 minutes by car (9 Km) from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. The elegant Bastide combines the sophistication of the nineteenth century and the contemporary style in order to offer our guests a moment of real relaxation in the 1.4-hectare park… From the garden, you can admire the mountain of Sainte Victoire, so dear to the painter Paul Cézanne.
Arriving at the Valentine, you will be warmly welcomed by the owners, who will meet all your needs.
To relax in the evening of your arrival, we offer our guests a free Provencal meal prepared before you by the Chef. Having worked in prestigious kitchens, the chef is a perfectionist; he likes to give free rein to his creativity while being in love with local products. He invites you to discover his gastronomic cuisine that you will enjoy with emotion on the beautiful terrace (only valid for a minimum stay of one week).
In the Bastide “La Valentine”, all the living spaces are very bright and sunny.
A modern and fully equipped kitchen will help you to create wonderful meals with local products ... yes indeed, you are in Provence!
On the ground floor, there are also a play room (American billiards, table football), a large living room, a dining room (expandable table 12 persons) and 2 bedrooms with bath, shower and private WC.
Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with shower and separate toilets.
Outside, on a shaded terrace and close to the large heated swimming pool, a barbecue, a table tennis and comfortable garden furniture await you.
Accommodating up to 12 people, the Bastide of La Valentine is perfect for guests enjoying the quiet of the countryside. Close to the center of Aix-en-Provence, we provide bicycles to get to the bakery and vineyards which are not far from our property - We hope to see you soon in this haven of peace and comfort.
Aix-en-Provence is a city of art and culture (international art festival, piano festival, numerous museums) which invites you to charming walks...
There are many attractions to see and visit in the area. You can rent a boat in Marseille with a skipper and visit the 'Calanques', the stunning cliffs that line the Mediterranean coast. You can visit the beautiful Sainte-Victoire mountain with a guide or do a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence. There are many local vineyards and charming Provencal villages all around.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can try hang gliding or rent a plane at the aerodrome. There is also a golf course and tennis courts, but if you don’t want to leave the tranquility of the Valentine, you can also arrange to have a personal trainer come to the house.
We are very happy to welcome and learn from people of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Thus far, we have hosted people from USA, Germany, Bermuda, France, China, UK and more. We are eager to continue to meet so many different guests.
We are always available at short notice for any enquiries you may have during your stay and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at the Bastide!
Address: 605 chemin de la Valentine Aix-en-Provence.
From the Bastide la Valentine :
Aix-en-Provence city center: 9 Km; between 12 minutes and 20 minutes.
Marseille Airport: 26 minutes; 34 Km
TGV (high-speed train): 19 minutes; 22 km
Marseille city center: 27 minutes; 37 Km
You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see more pictures of the property and to know more about restaurants, activities and history of Provence.
Twitter: bastide la valentine @BastideV
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Damien Loyau
The owners, Corinne and Dominique Loyau, are a couple from Aix-en- Provence. This couple and their son, Damien Loyau, have renovated the bastide with the intention to rent it out from time to time. This is why the features do perfectly fit for a holiday home.
They are very keen on maintaining the very good condition of a 'new house', faithful to the photos.
But like our last guest from Miami said :'It is even better than the photos!'
Damien will answer your emails and make sure that everything is well organised before your arrival. He will book the chef for you and answer all you questions regarding your booking.
He is also in charge of updating our Twitter and Facebook account.
Damien Loyau purchased this house in 2011
Why Damien Loyau chose Aix-en-Provence
Old 19th century country house totally renovated in modern style.
What makes this house unique
Large grounds, quiet and secluded, yet 2min by car and 10 min by bike from amenities and shopping.