Eygalières: Peace and Beauty
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About Marie Dupré
I can never find a photo that shows me the way I really am :-) but this will do for the moment. I have lived in several countries, I love reading and theatre and cinema. I ask people to respect others and to respect their work - this also applies to our house and garden of course. I trust our guests will do so.
Marie Dupré purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2005
Why Marie Dupré chose Eygalières
Before we decided to buy this house we visited more than twenty others, from Aix to Uzes. My husband knew this was the estate he wanted the first moment he walked in: the huge age-old plane trees guarding the driveway, the views of the Alpilles, the large spaces all around; the genuine 17th c Mas with its 3-feet thick walls and many vaults; the more modern but still genuinely Provencal guest house, built with authentic oak beams and old stones. We have seen many beautiful properties since we made friends here and we still think this is one of the best. Come and see for yourself!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This is one of the most outstanding estates in the Alpilles, with unique views and a beautiful park. Two young couples, one from Boston, MA and one from Hong Kong chose to come and have their wedding photos and their wedding here. People who have been our guests keep coming back. There must be something to it then :-) ... On top of it all, we travel abroad when we let the guest house, so you can have our whole estate for yourselves. You will not be lonely though, as our administrator lives in a house on the property and he can help with any question. You will also have the help of our housekeeper during the day.
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Wonderfully beautiful property
Stunning property. Grounds are unbelievably beautiful. House was lovely and everything we needed was available. I can’t recommend highly enough.
I thank you for your lines and I hurry to let you know that we all think you have been wonderful, considerate guests. We'd be happy to have you back some day and wish your whole family all the best.
Wonderful Stay in Provencal Idyll
We had a wonderful stay at Le Mas d’Antan in July 2017 and can highly recommend it to anyone. I’ve stayed in many villas in Provence and this certainly counts amongst the most impressive. The grounds are huge and lovingly maintained; our children loved exploring them and putting on evening shows in the “amphitheatre” and collect eggs from the hen house, for our part we appreciated picking our own fresh vegetables from the garden. The mas itself is very rich in character and charm and is very well equipped for large groups. The pool area is perfectly set up, complete with a pool house and its own little kitchen. The location is peaceful yet not isolated - there is a boulangerie within one mile and Eygalieres, which is small & charming, is surprisingly well served by shops etc for a village its size. The owner and all the staff (especially Loic) at the property were delightful to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and I felt they went the extra mile to ensure our stay was as fun and relaxing as possible. Thank you for a impeccable time!
Thank you for these nice lines, Guy, and for taking the time to describe the features you appreciated most! We are all very happy you enjoyed your holidays at our house!
Book This house. You'll not be disappointed
This quintessential Provençal estate was perfect for our family. We loved the large pool and pool house located away from the house, the outdoor dining by the grill, the private tennis court and extensive grounds. The gracious and helpful owners helped us rent bicycles for the week and book a chef. The caretaker was pleasant and competent when we needed help, as was the housekeeper.
The historic house had all amenities and the large kitchen served as a gathering place at meal times.
The house location was terrific being on the outskirts of Eygalieres where we found a bakery, restaurants, a butcher and cheese shop. This village is not crowded with tourists but many Provençal sights are a short drive away. We could not have picked a better house for our family vacation.
Thank you, Judy! It was a pleasure to meet you. Very glad you enjoyed your stay.
Perfect summer home
Mas d'Antan is one of the most beautiful holidays homes I’ve stayed in! Traditional Provencal décor complemented by breath-taking surroundings of lavender fields, olive trees and a Japanese garden. The house is very large and was a perfect fit for our group of ten (most bedrooms conveniently have an en-suite bathroom). The house also stays cool despite the outside heat and has a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a large dining table just outside the kitchen area which is perfect for al fresco dining. The swimming pool is considerably larger than the ones we saw in the nearby houses and is perfect for a larger group.
The host was very friendly, fast to respond to our queries and incredibly accommodating, giving us lots of suggestions of places to visit nearby (Eygalières, St. Remy, Avignon are all charming villages just a short drive away with great restaurants and shops). We even had a host-recommended chef cook lunch for us!
A truly wonderful experience, I will definitely be coming back!
Thank you for taking the time to write about our house! We look forward to your next visit!
Beautiful, unique home with an authentic feel
Mas d'Antan is a beautiful and unique place from which to enjoy the best of what Provence has to offer. Conveniently located near the vibrant villages of Eygalieres (which puts on a fantastic Sunday market) and St.Remy, and surrounded by lush gardens, the house feels like a true paradise hidden deep in the French countryside.
We spent a fantastic long weekend swimming in the pool, strolling through the incredibly spacious and well kept grounds and watching the sun set over the lavender fields that the property looks out on. Eating outside at the large dining table, with the night sky and the sound of cicadas for company, is a truly unforgettable experience!
The house was very cool even on the hottest days, our beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to feel at home. We are very grateful to the warm and generous owners for opening their home to us and making us feel so welcome, and very much hope we have a chance to visit again. Merci beaucoup!
Avec plaisir, Vess! We'll be happy to see you again. One note though for future visitors - and for you too when you next come down: the Eygalieres market takes place on FRIDAYS, not Sundays. It is hard to keep track of days on holidays, isn't it? Good sign!
A country paradise
Mas d'Antan is a stunning country house surrounded by beautiful gardens, in a beautiful area of Provence.
The house itself is presented immaculately and gives a real sense of country life. The rooms are very comfortable and each have their own character (as well as views of the beautiful gardens); in addition they are surprisingly cool even in July when we visited!
The property is surrounded by perfect gardens as well as a large pool; perfect for our large group! The attention to detail is unbelievable, for example the pool house was stocked with everything you could need to enjoy a few hours in the sun!
Our host was so welcoming and helpful! She was in close communication with us before and throughout our stay; she really couldn't do enough to help us make the most of our time here. We will definitely be coming back to visit again!
Thank you, Abtin! We hope you'll visit us again. All the best till then!
Do not miss Eygalières' Friday market, nor St. Remy's Wednesday one. It is not a secret that some famous actors have moved into our area: you might catch a glimpse of them there or while having coffee in the village..