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Provence's discreet charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A charming village house with a shaded garden a stone's throw from town

10 minutes outside Aix-en-Provence, in the unspoilt hamlet of Figons, you can find our house. A fine 150-year-old construction under the shade of a tree in the heart of a verdant setting shall welcome you. On the ground floor, the lounge opens on to the terrace under the climbing vine and the spacious, fully fitted, country kitchen has a table for 12. The staircase leads to the upstairs. Here, there are two bedrooms including a 22-sq.m master bedroom, the WCs, and a large bathroom / dressing room. On the second floor, there is a TV room in the loft.

The kitchen is fully equipped and you can use the Wi-Fi, the TV, and the telephone. The fenced, 350-sq.m garden is an oasis of peace offering a gas grill.

Here, you can experience countryside living in this tranquil, small hamlet, whilst 10 minutes away from Aix, its courtyards lined with plane trees, its squares adorned with fountains, and its old town.

This an ideal place to discover the Provence, its markets, and the Luberon villages. Half an hour away is the Phoenician city of Marseille, the Frioul islands, boat tours of the calanques, many diving clubs, the Côte Bleue and its beaches.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Catherine

A painter, photographer, and traveller, I enjoy sharing and discovering new things, as well as everything that causes my mind to marvel. We have created our house according to our own colourful taste. I am a married musician / double bassist who has a soft spot for nature.

To put it in a nutshell, we are keen gardeners.

Catherine purchased this house in 2011

Why Catherine chose Aix-en-Provence

We fell in love with this house because of its great location. This is where we grew up. We aim to combine the country and the villa. We feel that this Provencal village is away from it all, with its chapel, its washhouse, and Claude who tends to the organic vegetable garden and dedicates his summer to his vegetables. Shortly after leaving the hamlet, you arrive in Aix where you can stroll down the Cours Mirabeau or visit the daily market.

What makes this house unique

Everything is nearby, for example a cinema, a coffee shop, a restaurant, the city, and the sea, as well as all the delights of the countryside. The rose bushes are in bloom in the secret garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plateau de Puyricard in Aix-en-Provence

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large, 10-sq.m bathroom, dressing room shower, and bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1, 20 sq.m, facing south, 180 x 200-cm bed Bedroom 2: 13 sq.m with 140 x 200-cm bed Put-up single bed and folding cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Provence's discreet charm
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Très agréable séjour

  • 4 of 5

Avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette jolie maison, très confortable. Jardin bien entretenu et frais même en pleine après midi. Avons pu savourer de délicieuses tomates, arrivées à maturité durant notre séjour... Accueil très sympathique avec beaucoup de conseils sur les activités aux alentours. Accès à pied à une petite supérette pour les courses d'appoint.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Séjour très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances avec nos deux enfants dans cette jolie maison. La décoration melant des éléments typiquement provençaux et des objets provenant du monde entier donne beaucoup de charme aux différents espaces de vie. Le jardin est également aménagé avec beaucoup de goût et permet de passer de bons moments et profiter du soleil. Les propriétaires se sont montrés très accueillants et de bon conseil pour nous permettre de découvrir la région.

Nous ne pouvons que recommander cette location à ceux qui souhaitent séjourner dans la région d'Aix en Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A perfect holiday stay!

  • 5 of 5

"Catherine & Bernard's home is the quintessential artistic Provencal house

one would dream of when booking holiday in Aix. The house is situated in a

charming, completely unspoilt little village, 10 min outside of the centre

of Aix. So the location combines the best of both worlds - total peace &

sophistication within easy reach. We loved the style of the house, which is

eclectic, unconventional, cosy & charming, comfortable and with very good

vibes all around. The garden adds a huge outdoor living space with the

lovely Gazebo Tent next to lavender patches and roses. There is a BBQ for

outdoor cooking, which was fun. All electric gadgets/applicances in the

house worked really well and were easy to use thanks to Catherine's

in-depth personal briefing upon our arrival. You could feel, that the

owners lead a happy, contented life in this house - and so did we during

our one week stay this July. We aspire to rent the house next time for a

whole month. A wonderful place to chill and enjoy 'la vie en Provence'!

Stefanie Wege-Aluwihare & Family from Colombo, Sri Lanka"

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Stéfanie, Nous vous accueillerons avec plaisir à nouveau en Provence. Merci pour votre charmant commentaire qui reflète si bien l'état d'esprit de la maison que vous avez appréciée. Catherine
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Maison agréable, au calme

  • 4 of 5

Maison bien située, à quelques kilomètres de Aix en Provence. Terrasse ombragée,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé de belles vacances en Provence. Amicalement, catherine
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Set Golf Club, Éguilles
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Aix TGV train station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A7 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plateau de Puyricard, Aix-en-Provence area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

ménage £43
Refundable Damage Deposit £432
Pet Fee £0

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.
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