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Enchanting historic house near Aix

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

230 sqm house boasting 3 bedrooms, 3 private bathrooms, 1 yard and 1 terrace

This lovely old property welcomes you in the heart of Pélissanne, a small Provencal village typical of the Bouches-du-Rhône located 27 km from Aix-en-Provence. This 3-bedroom house, constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries, was restored with care by an architect and combines sophisticated décor with the charm of yesteryear : beams, arches, stone staircases and wrought iron are part of the house’s charm.

Accommodating 6 people, the house of 230 sqm includes a fully equipped kitchen, a vaulted dining room, a large lounge with fireplace and a mezzanine office. From the upper terrace you can enjoy superb views over the village rooftops while taking coffee.

As for sleeping arrangements, you will have 3 double rooms, all with private bathrooms with toilet and shower. The house is also equipped with Wi-Fi.

Outside, you will appreciate the small courtyard and the two furnished patios covered with flowers.

Enjoy the ideal location of this house: close to all amenities, you can also take the opportunity to visit Provence, do not miss Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, Marseille, the Calanques, the Luberon, the Camargue but also the Alpilles.

Cleaning, Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels are included in the rental. The tourist tax of 0,88€ per person per night will be asked on arrival.

A EUR 900 security deposit is required. Pets are not accepted. You can smoke only outside.

We love :

• The fantastic, sunny terrace

• The great and original living room

• The cosy kitchen

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pélissanne in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • lake
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite with shower
    - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite with shower
    - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite with bath
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enchanting historic house near Aix
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Enchanting home, picturesque village, wonderful warm people

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Provence. After a quick stop at the patisserie right around the corner, we ventured out on daily trips exploring the coast and inland. Never driving more than about an hour we found so much to do and see. Some of our favorites were the Luberon region and Cassis. The home was a perfect retreat at the end of our busy days. We spent most nights on the roof top enjoying wine from the region and lots of bread, meats and cheeses. The home was perfectly equipped and had plenty of room for 3 couples. My only recommendation for an improved stay would be softer beds. The firmer mattresses took some getting used to.

If you go please be sure to visit; Aux Gourmandises De Pelissanne (Patisserie), Pizza De La Place (amazing food and great travel advice) and Tata Laurette (best dinner we had in France. Highly recommend the Seiches persillées au chorizo)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming character home in a lovely little French village

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this lovely home tell only part of the story. Arriving at the large double wooden door leading on to the lane we couldn’t wait to see beyond and we weren’t disappointed.

Yvette was very welcoming and as she gave us a tour of this beautiful home we knew instantly we had found a real gem and couldn’t wait to settle in and enjoy the welcoming ambience of the house.

From the three large double bedrooms (all with ensuite), the lovely dining and separate lounge area, to the quaint courtyard and, for us, the best of all, the delightful rooftop terrace. Everything was full of so much character. Old world charm but with all the mod cons.

My husband and I were travelling with our two teenage sons and after a couple of weeks of travel we all were very happy to have our own space and areas to unwind. The kitchen also was put to good use and had everything we could possibly need.

The surrounding village is equally as charming and interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. We were quite surprised that for a village of its size it had everything one could possibly need, including a pharmacy and local market, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets etc. Also ideally located to explore different parts of Provence.

We really wanted to get away from the larger towns and touristy spots and get more of a real feel of true France and this house and village ticked all the boxes.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a charming town

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two older children and I stayed at this beautiful home for 6 nights. Several weeks prior to arriving, the owner of the house contacted us and left us with specific instructions on how to get the key from her house keeper. She also was available to answer any questions we had. The housekeeper was a warm and lovely woman who showed us where to grocery shop and left us delicious jars of home made jam which was a fabulous kick off to our wonderful stay at this house. The pictures are very reflective of this home, the beautiful old building was transformed inside maintaining the stunning architecture with arches throughout the house and combining it with modern features. Each bedroom has an attached bathroom which look as if they were recently updated. The kitchen was well stocked and we actually did a lot of cooking throughout the week. The dining room was lovely. An added and appreciated feature is the kitchen had a dishwasher and the washing machine in the bathroom worked very well. This location was perfect to use as a homebase to make day trips to interesting places that surround the town. It is noteworthy that two of the three bedrooms are on the second floor and the third bedroom is on the third floor. We look forward to staying there again the next time we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Character Home

  • 5 of 5

What a complete miracle and blessing to find this home. An amazing find - this character home has so much history- it's unlike anything you will find to rent. We were traveling with our two adult kids and we all had our own rooms - so much space to spread out we'd get lost inside! This is NOT a tourist town - this is a regular town filled with local French people who were a bit amused to see the American tourists. Also a complete lifestyle change after being in Paris for a week. Church chimes! Swallows! Narrow, cobblestone streets! Yvette was wonderful to work with and we somehow managed to understand each other! I'd love to return for a longer and visit even more places around Provence. We rented a car and day-tripped to Nice, Arles, the wine country, Marseille, Gordes, L'Isle sue la Sorgue and Avignon. Would go back in a minute!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples who stayed for 5 nights. This is an amazing home; we are so happy they choose to share it. The photos accurately display the home. Wifi worked well. Kitchen has everything needed to cook at home. Pelissanne is a wonderful base for Provence. We can't think of one reason that we would not highly recommend this rental to anyone. I can easily see renting this for a longer time and just having a vacation with a little sightseeing thrown in. Yvette met us and was very efficient and helpful when we arrived and left. Claudine, the owner, was responsive to our questions before arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is an extremely interesting, beautifully restored home in a small, 12th century walled town with pedestrian streets. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the village shops and winding pathways and had fabulous pastries, fruit and cheeses every morning for breakfast. We spent many hours enjoying the roof top terrace and the garden area adjacent to the kitchen.

The housekeeper, Yvette, is a treasure. She assisted us in so many ways and was a total delight. We arrived much later than expected due to a missed flight and her smiling face greeted four weary travelers, showed us where to park and how to navigate the town with our car. She asked if we were hungry ( we were famished) and even ordered our first dinner and wine for us and had it delivered!

We enjoyed this lovely home for a 10 day visit in Provence and found it to be very comfortable, clean and in a good location for easy day trips to the many towns in southern France. We were happy to have a quiet, lovely space to return to after long days of sight-seeing in the larger nearby towns. Our stay here enriched our visit to Provence and we highly recommended it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, the village of Pélissanne is an ancient fortified city that houses the ruins of a castle, a belfry, and an oil mill. You will also be able to discover a 19th century washhouse and Roman streets and for longer excursions, don’t forget to visit Salon-de-Provence (6 km), Aix-en-Provence (27 km/ 20 min), and Marseille (50 km).

The Luberon region natural park is accessible by car in 30 minutes and just 40 minutes away down the highway, Arles is a town full of tradition and UNESCO world heritage sites. You will also have the chance to explore the vestiges of the Roman Forum, the famous Episcopal city, and the Mountmajour abbey. About 65km away, Avignon is a beautiful town packed with museums, theatres, and monuments dating back to the Middle Ages - a must-see for history buffs!


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