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Charming Historic Provence village

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Historic Provence village

At the gateway to Haute Provence and the hills of Var, near the Verdon gorges and the Lake of St. Croix, this peaceful village is the perfect location for great day trips in authentic Provence. Between Verdon and Mediterranean, Barjols is a small town on a gently sloping hillside in the quiet countryside east of Aix‐en‐Provence and west of Draguignan. Barjols is a refreshingly un‐touristy town, with an interesting history. Barjols' architecture and life have also been shaped for centuries by the omnipresence of water and íts four rivers and have defined the scenery with a large number of wash houses, fountains and waterfalls which are found in almost every shady square and corner of town.

Our building in in the heart of the village in the oldest town building built in 1550. It was in this building that lived

the "Prevot" the medieval rules of the county.

Located on the 3rd floor with stunning south view of the valley the apartment is defined by its 2 large arched windows in the living room and kitchen. The large white entryway with arched wall opens to the kitchen and nap room/ dressing . The kitchen welcomes you with its great view and corner antique built in cabinets. It has an authentic 1920's tile floor and is fully equipped with all ustensiles and dishes, fridge, new electric stove/oven, microwave. washing machine, iron and vacuum cleaner. You can eat or work at the sunny dining table facing the window and the view.

Off the kitchen, the living room has a new sleeping couch, large comfortable rug, bookshelf, a French antique chest, a fireplace and a little table and chairs to use as a desk in front of the view (wifi internet available). Originally antique doors provide charm and authenticity in all rooms . The bedroom is off the living room with a 140 cm bed. The floors are original Provence tomettes.

Off the entryway is a cute small dressing room with a small nap /kid bed, shelves and hanging closet adjanced to the bathroom, The bathroom was recentely renovated and has a enclosed shower, WC, sink and cabinet.

More Details

Property Manager
Between Verdon and Mediterranean, ll town in the Var department
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Between Verdon and Mediterranean, ll town in the Var department

I am born and raised in France and moved to Switzerland and the USA 25 years ago for a job. Today, after travels around the word, and living In Chicago, Santa Fe, Dallas, we are now in Noth Carolina with my family. As a life long expatriate, I hope to retire in France. Barjols is my soul and respite of my souvenir of what France was like, everything there is always the same... It is such a a nice break from civilization and the rat race we created for ourselves

Between Verdon and Mediterranean, ll town in the Var department purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Between Verdon and Mediterranean, ll town in the Var department chose Barjols

My mother, a famous sculptor from Paris, bought a large studio in Barjols –a convenient place to bring her marbles from Italy. Barjols also encouraged artists to settle and takeover the tanneries lofts in town to energize the town. She helped me buy this cute apartment steps away from her house and studio so that I would visit her in the summer and one day come back to France to be with her. Without her, I would have never been able to buy here – you have to know people and it is a word of mouth process. This historical building meant a lot to me as a way to reconnect me with my country.

What makes this apartment unique

I love to come back to Barjols, nothing ever changes, people still recognize my when I visit , The town has this unbelievable authenticity and is so refreshing compared to all the villages filled with tourists. It is a great place to go and visit my friends all around Provence and the Riviera and always discover new things – so much to see.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barjols in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 08:30 / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, WC, sink, tank water heater
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Small bedroom 140 cm New full size bed with topper
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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Barjols

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I had a delightful 10 day stay in this pleasant village in the Var department of France. We found the apartment to be more than adequate for two unrelated people. The view is delightful, there is a fully equipped kitchen, and on the whole it was quite comfortable as a jumping off point for various adventures in the region. The building that the apartment is in rustic (from the 1500's so that should be understood!), but the amenities are modern.

We alternated between visits to the Cote d'Azur and the "tourist spots" of Le Lavandou, St. Tropez, Nice, Antibes and Juan les Pins and taking lovely hikes in the uncrowded areas of the back country, passing through delightful and beautiful villages along the way. We also visited the Museum of Prehistory in Quinson and the Gorge du Verdon (the Grand Canyon of France.) There are many lovely areas we didn't get to - next time!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Cafe le Sporting
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Restaurant l'hostellerie
Car: necessary

At the gateway to Haute Provence and the hills of Var, near the Verdon gorges and the Lake of St. Croix, this peaceful village, set on a limestone cliff, is an inviting stop for visitors.

Barjols and life have been determined for centuries by the omnipresence of water. Barjols is a town of fountains, and a fountain‐finding tour is a great way to discover the town.

There are at least a couple of dozen of them, of varying sizes and styles, and many incorporating washouses. The washhouses are mostly small, and of rather varied and interesting shapes.

Its rich past is shown clearly in the 11th century Collegiate Church, the Fountain Trail, the Regional Water Museum, the Carmes waterfall, the Fête des Tripettes, and the leather fair. Indeed, it is leather that was the mainstay of the village until just a few decades ago when production moved to emerging economies and economic decline set in.

Because of this more recent industrial past Barjols didn't develop into a big tourist destination and so has kept many features and characters of French village life.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £174.81

Manager'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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