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'La Méjanes': Full Modern Comfort with A/C in A Genuine 18th c. Interior Design

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property





Description :

A wonderful hideaway in Aix-en-Provence nestled in a small quiet street in the very heart of the lively pedestrian Historical Center and ideally situated next to the City Hall, famous Cours Mirabeau, restaurants and café terraces, daily markets, museums and all other places-to-be.

You will benefit from a brand new open-plan kitchen, fully equipped for an "as in home" long stay with a dishwasher and a washing machine including automatic drying cycles, a convection oven and a microwaves one, a fridge&freezer, a 4 ceramic hobs plate with its extractor fan and a full range of small electrical appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster, ...

Elegantly and recently refurbished and decorated the lounge is furnished with a comfortable 2-p rapidly convertible sofa bed (brand new and classified 'daily sleeping'), a bar with stools and a 4-p dining area. Its atmosphere will charm you with its linen & caramel harmony which respects and enhances its beautiful ancient elements : marble fireplace, 18th century 'gypseries', moulded beams and nice high ceilings. As well as its full modern comfort : air conditionning, double-glazed windows, laptop desk, full HD LEDTV, HiFi stereo, free unlimited Internet wifi access.

The bathroom and the separate toilet, both having windows, include a spacious 'wide raining' walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. Environment care household and toilet preps are provided.

The bedroom is furnished with a highly comfortable 160x200 queen size bed with memory foam + multi springs mattress (brand new) and benefits from a spacious wardrobe where you can put all your belongings. A luggage rack, a wardrobe valet and a full size mirror will be at your disposal.

The most attractive asset of this old european charm apartment with premium comfort is its situation in a quiet peaceful lane while being in the heart of the social & cultural Aix life : Provençal food-markets, boutiques, art galeries, restaurants and café terraces ; as well as the Archibishop's Palace (Opera Festival), Grand Théâtre de Provence, Black Pavilion of the Preljocaj Ballet, Granet Museum (Cezanne) ...

Incidentally, while being right in the pedestrian area and thanks to the vicinity of the Appeal Court, the apart can be reached by car or taxi giving the opportunity to drop off your relatives and luggages before parking at a 5' walk, a rare convenience in the 80% pedestrian Historical Center. For IS studs this ww renowned Language Shool is just at a nice 17' walk. If arriving by plane or train the City center is linked to the Airport and TGV station with every-15' shuttle buses.

During the June/July Opera Festival, and if interested, we can provide our guests with 2 complimentary passes to attend the masterclasses of world renowned lyrical artists who always perform in prestigious places such as Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, Italian-style Théatre du Jeu de Paume ...

Coming from Paris we recently retired in Aix and live at a 10' walk from the apartment if any help - or in-town/outer events or tours advices - were needed. We personally welcome each of our guests and leave at their disposal maps, touristic and restaurants guides, events calendars as well as all our best personal deals/favourites : wine bars, tapas or smart restaurants, fruit&veggies or wine producers, Aix hidden secrets, murmuring fountains or popular places-to-be. Private historical walking tours can be arranged upon request.

The Cezanne's Sainte Victoire Mountain hiking trails and the Picasso's Vauvenargues Castle can easily be reached from the center by shuttle buses.

Notice that, apart from its own charm and art-de-vivre, Aix can also be a perfect base for touring in France and Southern Europe :

- within a less-than-one-hour car drive or bus link you may enjoy Avignon and its Papal Palace, the Unesco classified Pont du Gard Roman Acqueduc, the Luberon N'al Park with its hilltop villages, lavenders fields and Cistercian Abbeys, Cassis and its pristine Calanques, Arles, its roman arenas and Van Gogh Foundation, the hilltop medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence in the Alpilles, the Camargue N'al Park with its pink flamingos, ... or, why not, having a fully organized wine tasting tour in Châteauneuf du Pape,

- with a one and a half hour car drive/one day coach tour be a happy few and enter the legend of St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco or St Paul de Vence (Maeght Foundation for Contemporary Art),

- glamorous Paris is just at a one hour low cost shuttle flight (or 3 hours TGV ride) and so do are the unforgettable Venice, Roma and Barcelona.

So let your dreams come true ... and enjoy "La Méjanes-en-Provence" !

More Details

Elisa & Jean Philippe
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Elisa & Jean Philippe

Young retired people coming from the Parisian area we fell in love with this young-old City (30,000 students out of 150,000 inhab as it is one of the oldest universities in Europe) where art, history and streets entertainments are crowding at each street corner.

Elisa & Jean Philippe purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Elisa & Jean Philippe chose Centre Ville

To let beautiful things amateurs know this so seductive City and its unique art-de-vivre in the heart of the somptuous landscapes of La Provence

What makes this apartment unique

Right in the heart of the cultural and social life of Aix-en-Provence offering upscale amenities and comfort in an old european charm property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Centre Ville in Aix-en-Provence

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • 'wide raining' walk-in shower Heated towel rail Soaps & shampoo provided Double paned window Separate toilets with window
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 160x200 queen size
  • Bedroom : 200x160 queen size bed with multisprings + memory foam cover. Wardrobe + valet wardrobe + luggage rack Living room : quick released convertible sofa bed 140x190 'daily bedding' classified
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Aix Opera Festivals in April, June & July Music in the streets 1st fortnight of Sept


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'La Méjanes': Full Modern Comfort with A/C in A Genuine 18th c. Interior Design
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 46 reviews

Aix home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Aix without really knowing where to stay in Provence. What a wonderful town! The location of this apartment is great! Everything is so handy, fruit and vegetable markets, a grocery store (Monop)' as well as bakeries, cafes, restaurants,etc.

The apartment has a great kitchen with most everything you need to cook a great meal. Lovely and spacious living room. The bedroom area has more than adequate storage. I am not a fan of the bed in the corner but it was comfy. Reading lights were great!

The apartment is in a very old building, so don't expect an elevator and the stairs are very narrow. To me it just added to the experience.

Keep in mind that this is a tourist and University town, so you will get some partying on the weekends. The sound really carries through the maze of streets. We learned to keep the windows closed at night.

Would we return? For sure! Jean-Phillipe is the ultimate host. He helped us book two day trips, both of which were great. He offered so many options and ideas for things to see and places to eat that we will have to come back to be able to get to them all. He is passionate about the area and it's history and there are books in the apartment that give a great overview of the history. He spent time to orient us to our location which was a great help.

We had a great time! Thank you Jean-Phillipe, for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cheryl & Dan for this ultimate review. For sure we will be happy to host you again and share with you some more of our Provençal secrets. Take care, Elisa & Jean Philippe
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  • 4 of 5

The apartment was beautiful. The location could not be better. Market just steps away so nice to start the day with a stroll to the market for amazing fresh produce, so nice.The apartment was well equipped even had supplies in the kitchen to make it easy to cook your own meals, as well as nespresso coffee machine and coffee pods.

The owner was very welcoming , met us on arrival helped us in and gave many suggestions of what to visit. Loved that a bootle of wine was chilling in the fridge.

We loved our stay in Aix and would return in a heartbeat

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Anna & Joe for your so kind review. For sure we pay very much attention to our guests' wellness and are happy to share with them our tips for original Provençal discoveries. For sure too, your stay was definitely too short and we'd be happy if one day your way would come back to Aix. Elisa & Jean Philippe
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Super location

  • 4 of 5

This was my 3rd time extended stay in Aix while attending classes. This apartment meets all my requirements as to price, location and comfort. I would recommend Jean Phillipes pied a terre to world travelers with a eye for location and value.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is perfect, apartment small.

  • 3 of 5

Shower head needs a good clean so water doesn't spray everywhere. Toilet flush not working properly- had to remove lid to use. Apartment is too small for 3 people. Sofa bed mattress was thin with little support. Apartment would be ideal for 2. Please remove shelves overhanging the bed because it's dangerous- sharp corners just above head level! Lots of equipment for a long stay. Location is great. Good internet. Host had lots of info about the local area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and Comfortable Apartment in the Pedestrian Zone

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 6 days in this very comfortable apartment. The kitchen and bathroom were modern and very well equipped. The apartment was just as it appeared in the photos. Both the bed in the bedroom and the sofa bed were very comfortable. Having a separate bedroom was wonderful. There was also plenty of closet and storage space in the bedroom. The heating unit was efficient and came in handy. The dining table was also just the right size.

The outdoor market was just around the corner and in a large square. There we bought fresh produce and cheeses, salami etc. The bakery too was just around the corner and we brought croissants back to the apartment and then had our breakfast which always also included coffee au lait and fresh figs from the market.

There was also a market on the Cours Mirabeau on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays which sold leather goods, many clothing items such as scarves, sweaters and coats. And of course there was also produce and prepared foods.

We did not rent a car since we wanted to spend our time walking and soaking in the atmosphere. We followed Jean-Philippe's advice and visited all his recommendations including the Granet Museum. We also walked to the bus station in town and took the bus to Marseille for the afternoon.

We did not really cook but we did make fresh salads everyday for dinner with the produce from the market and of course the local Rose wine. The Monop and the Casino grocery stores were very handy for any non food items; they too were just a block away.

Next time we will stay much longer than the six days we had. Visiting Aix was a wonderful experience and staying at this apartment contributed immeasurably to our enjoyment of Aix.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Tamara for taking the time for a so detailed and kind review. We'd naturally be pleased to host you again and do know that from early June lavenders are flowering on the Cistercian Abbeys road in the Luberon N'al Pk. Elisa & Jean Philippe.
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Lovely apartment in the center of Aix en Provence

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and myself spent the first two weeks of October in Aix at this lovely apartment. The location could not have been better, just around the corner from the wonderful market at Place Rechelme. It is right in the heart of the old city, within easy walking distance to many restaurants, markets, bakeries, shopping and the beautiful sights Aix has to offer. There is a small grocery store right around the corner in case you run out of any supplies. The apartment itself is very charming and has all the conveniences of home. It has a well equipped newer kitchen with a stove and oven as well as a combination washer/dryer. There is a separate toilet and a shower, plenty of hot water for everyone. There was more than enough storage space for the three of us. The queen size bed was comfortable and there was also a full size sofa bed in the living room. The apartment has WiFi access, a flat screen TV, stereo and plenty of reading material about France. Everything was spotless and in good working order. We found Nespresso coffee and even a welcome bottle of wine in the fridge.

Aix makes a good home base for travel to the beautiful surrounding countryside. Although bringing a car into the old city is a bit of a challenge there are plenty of parking garages within the city as well as park and rides on the outskirts. Jean- Philippe is very helpful and has many suggestions of places to visit and things to do. You will not find a more helpful host, even picking us up and returning us to the airport in Marseille. He has thought of everything and will also respond quickly to any questions you may have. We would not hesitate to rent this lovely apartment again in the future or recommend it to family and friends. Thank you again Jean-Philippe and Elisa.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
MARSEILLE, 25' ride
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
SET CLUB of Aix-en-Provence, 15' ride
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
AIX TGV, 15' ride
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
CASSIS, 30' ride
Car: not necessary

Aix-en-Provence is a less-than-one-hour drive from a number of renowned touristic places which may also be reached by frequent shuttle buses or coaches tours :

- 30' from Avignon and its Papal Palace

- 30' from Lourmarin and the Luberon National Park*

- 40´ frm the Natural Coastal Park of Les Calanques de Cassis

- 40' from the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence

*Without missing, on the way to Lourmarin, the newly opened 2-hours architectural hicking trail in the vineyards of Château La Coste, with masterpieces of Franck O. Gerhy, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder and some other 10 worldwide renowned architects andsculptors.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £266.59

Above prices are ALL IN PRICES FOR 2 PERS AND DO INCLUDE : end of stay cleaning fee, local and stay taxes, charges (o.w. AC/heating & free unlimited internet wifi access); bed, toilet & home linens, toilet preps & housekeeping products. Basic groceries, complimentary Nespresso coffee caps and welcome drinks will be waiting for you on arrival.

Booking just requires a €200 booking deposit 100% refundable if cancelled for any reason up to 2 months before entry.

An €50 extra would be asked for late arrivals from 8 to 11 pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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