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Charming *** and **** holiday cottages with panoramic view and swimming pool - Gîte du Couchant ***

Bedrooms 2
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Gîte du Couchant ***

Our “Gîte du Couchant” is a small but well equipped house offering an attractive view towards the hill of le Puy, the ancient roman church dating back to the 16th century and the sunset (=”couchant”). It has all the mod cons and can sleep up to 5 people in two bedrooms. An extra bed (for a sixth person) is available in the living room.

* On the ground floor:

One large bedroom with twin bed (2 x 90 cm x 2 m), equipped with duvets.

Bathroom with bath/shower (in one), double wash-basin & toilet.

Living room with television, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with oven micro-wave oven, dishwasher, electric cooker. A washing machine is at your disposal in another building (guesthouse).

* On the first floor:

One large bedroom with twin bed (2 x 90 cm x 2 m) and single bed (90 cm x 2 m), all equipped with duvets.

* Outside:

Covered terrace (pergola), small private garden built within the ruins of the ancient village, with beautiful views towards the ancient roman church.

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About the property

Le Vieil Aiglun

"Le Vieil Aiglun" is an ancient village of Haute Provence, whose origins date back to the 16th century. Perched at an altitude of 775 m, the site holds a remarkable position and has exceptional panoramic views onto Provence, the Alps and the Verdon. The old village of Aiglun was abandoned in the early 20th century. The only remaining inhabited buildings have been converted into three cottages of great comfort (3 and 4 stars). "Le Vieil Aiglun" is located between the Alps and Provence, in a secluded and quiet area, yet not far from a small town (Digne-les-Bains) with all the amenities (restaurants and shops). In summer, a large swimming pool (13x6 m) is available for our guests. We also offer a large communal garden overlooking the old Roman church (illuminated at night) and with many tables, chairs, loungers and hammocks, perfect for reading a book or to admire the panoramic views. "Le Vieil Aiglun" is located near the town of Digne-les-Bains, 4 km from the Route Napoléon and 20 km from the highway to Aix-en-Provence in Sisteron and Gap. Marseille airport is a 1h30 drive, Nice airport a 2h30 drive and Aix-TGV station a 1h15 drive.

"GITE DU LEVANT" (2-5 persons, Rental price: 1000,- to 1850,- €/week, Detailed prices on www.vieil-aiglun.com):

This single family house (100 m2) has two bedrooms (one double and one triple), a bathroom with bath and shower, a nice living room with fireplace, a dining area, a kitchen and a private garden with terrace and panoramic view.

"GITE DU COUCHANT" (2-5 persons, Rental price: 650,- to 1250,- €/week, Detailed prices on www.vieil-aiglun.com):

This small single-family house (68 m2) has two bedrooms (one double and one triple), a bathroom with bath / shower combination, a living / dining / kitchen and a private garden with terrace overlooking the old Roman church.

"GITE DU MIDI" (2-8 persons, Rental Price: 800,- to 2600,- €/week, Detailed prices on www.vieil-aiglun.com):

The largest of the three cottages (135 m2 + 48 m2 for the vaulted dining room) offers 4 bedrooms (three doubles and a quadruple room) with private bathroom each, a TV lounge with fireplace, large dining room with kitchen, opening onto a patio with a small fountain. This large cottage is also suitable for couples: only the lower level (with one bedroom) is then made available, the higher level remaining empty. A large vaulted dining room (located under the "Gîte du du Midi") with adjoining kitchen can also be made available to tenants. Breakfast and evening meals can be served on request (see details below). The "Gite du Midi" is very suitable for hosting small groups or large families, everyone will find enough space to enjoy privacy.


The "Gite du Midi" can be rented with an additional dining room (in addition to the dining room in this house): it is a beautiful vaulted room of 48 m2 with a large table seating 16 guests and a fireplace. This room is located just below the "Gite du Midi" and enjoys a private entrance. It is ideal to host small groups for meals or any organized activity (painting, music, cooking, ...). An adjoining kitchen can also be made available.

Two options are available:


Vaulted dining room AND adjoining kitchen made available for free management;

Rental price of the room and the kitchen: 300, - € / week or 100 € / day.


Vaulted dining room (but not the adjoining kitchen) is made available with our "home chef" service: we prepare breakfast and dinner (half board) on site for your family / your group. This service is available on request for groups of a minimum of 8 people. Please contact us for further information.

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Charles and Annick Speth
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Charles and Annick Speth

We have been living in Haute Provence since 2002. Over the years we have refurbished a few ancient houses which we have converted into comfortable holiday homes. You can visit all of them on our websites www.vieil-aiglun.com, www.les-silves.fr and www.maison-moustiers.fr. And of course feel free to contact us for any additional information. See you soon!

Charles and Annick Speth

Charles and Annick Speth purchased this cottage in 2002

What makes this cottage unique

Very quiet location and an amazing view!!

Available Rentals

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Une REDUCTION "PETIT COMITE" de 120,- €/semaine est octroyée pour une occupation du "Gîte du Couchant" par 1 ou 2 personnes.

Les tarifs T.T.C. pouvant être modifiés à tout moment.
> Les gîtes sont toujours loués en exclusivité: aucune partie d'un même gîte n'est louée à des tierces personnes.
> Les animaux ne sont pas admis.
> Charges incluses dans le prix (eau, électricité, WiFi & chauffage).
> Draps de lits & serviettes inclus dans le prix (sauf serviettes de piscine).
> Service de ménage en fin de séjour (40,- € option)

* Annulation entre le versement de l’acompte et 61 jours avant le début du séjour : 50% de l’acompte reste acquis au loueur.
* Annulation entre 60 et 30 jours avant le début du séjour : 100% de l’acompte reste acquis au loueur.
* Annulation entre 15 et 29 jours avant le début du séjour : 100% de l’acompte et 50% du solde restent acquis au loueur.
* Annulation entre 2 et 14 jours avant le début du séjour : 100% de l’acompte et 75% du solde restent acquis au loueur.
* Annulation à moins de 2 jours avant le début du séjour ou non présentation : 100% de l’acompte et 100% du solde restent acquis au loueur.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Aiglun in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is located on the ground floor, next to the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 3 Single Bed
  • All beds are single beds wich can be combined into a double bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Pétanque Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Le Vieil Aiglun offers three cottages for rent ("Gîte du Couchant," "Gîte du Levant" and "Gîte du Midi"). All three are located in the only buildings that survived the abandonment of the village of Aiglun in the mid 20th century. The buildings have been carefully restored and converted into charming holiday homes with *** and **** comfort. Each cottage has its own garden and enjoys great privacy. A swimming pool with impressive panoramic view is available to our guests. Calm, nature and relaxation are the watchwords at Le Vieil Aiglun. Le Vieil Aiglun is a unique place for lovers of peace, nature, views and wellness ...


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Gîte du Couchant ***
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Auf einem Hügel der letzten Ausläufer der Alpen mit 100-Kilometer-Blick über die Provence liegt dieses traumhafte Ferienziel. Seit Jahren fahren wir immer wieder nach Aiglun. Diesen Ort vergisst man einfach nicht. Vieil Aiglun liegt ideal für Tagesausflüge aller Art. Seealpen, Gorges du Verdon, Plateau Valensole, Aix, Luberon... und etwas weiter das Mittelmeer. Die Einrichtung der Häuser ist kein Provence-Kitsch, sondern elegant. Die Anlage des ehemaligen Bergdorfs ist wunderschön. Hängematten, hier und da kleine Sitzgruppen, Pool mit Panoramablick...wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herzlichen Dank für Ihren lieben Kommentar. Wir freuen uns das Sie eine gute Zeit hatten in Le Vieil Aiglun und hoffen das Sie bald zurückkommen...mit dem neuen Baby!
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Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung weist eine supertolle Lage mit wunderschönen Blicken auf die Berge auf. Sie ist exzellent ausgestattet und mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Sämtliche E-Mails im Vorfeld wurden umgehend beantwortet und die Abwicklung der Buchung verlief reibungslos. Die Besitzer sind sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Es befinden sich viele attraktive Freizeitmöglichkeiten in der Nähe, von Wanderungen über nette kleine Orte für Tagesausflüge bis hin zur Schlucht von Verdon. Auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihren netten Kommentar über Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem Haus. Es freut uns zu wissen das Sie hier eine gute Zeit hatten! Und es war toll mit Ihnen unser Deutsch üben zu können :-) Wir hoffen dass Sie bald wiederkommen :-) Liebe Grüsse, Charles und Annick
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Nearest Airport
122 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
127 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golf des lavandes - Digne-les-Bains
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A51 Aix-en-Provence - Gap
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
62 Kilometres
Saint Jean Montclar
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Lake Sainte-Croix
Car: necessary

Haute Provence is full of hilltop villages, Le Vieil Aiglun is one of them! But of course there are many others worth visiting, like:

1. THOARD (At 21 km from le Vieil Aiglun)

Located in the wonderful Valley of the Duyes, the hilltop village of Thoard dates from the 12th century. It still escapes mass tourism. Once a year, a typical agricultural fair is being held in August.

2. LURS (At 33 km from le Vieil Aiglun)

One more hilltop village, which dominates the Durance Valley. The origin of Lurs is to be found before the 9th century. It has been completely abandonned before it's restoration during the 20th century. Plantations of olive trees are surounding this attractive Provencal village.

3. MOUSTIERS SAINTE-MARIE (At 48 km from le Vieil Aiglun)

This 5th century town is located at the neighbourhood of the Lake of Sainte-Croix and the Verdon Canyon. It is the most touristic town of the Alpes de Haute Provence. Surounded by cliffs, Moustiers Sainte-Marie has many reasons to atract so many people: narrow streets, many restaurants & shops, typical colours and the Provencal atmosphere.


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