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As early as the 15th century, the Roux family was given the rights by the Pope to use the river for a flour mill, called la Roque. For over 350 years, the same owners ran this ancient flour mill and it grew to a grand status. Now called Le Moulin de la Roque (mill by the rock) Guy and Gaby have renovated these historic buildings once used to serve this flour mill into tasteful cottages and vacation villas. Authentic with original beams, stone walls, and crisp plastered wall,
Les Cigales was converted from an old barn where the grain was stored in the old mill. Guy has cleverly incorporated five large bedrooms, four baths, a spacious fully equipped kitchen with two refrigerators and a five burner gas stove. Les Cigales retains its old world charm with all the modern conveniences of modern living.
Located on the estate of LE MOULIN DE LA ROQUE - Noves you are surrounded by twelve acres of nature and beautifully maintained grounds. The estate is hidden, gated on both sides, parking is ample inside the estate. It is situated in the heart of Provence between Saint Remy and Avignon.
Completely secluded and calm, the Moulin is accessible by two private drives shaded by old hovering Plane trees on one side and a beautiful flowing stream on the other.
Walk into our quaint village of Noves (an authentically french provencal village, no tourists) where you can enjoy the local cafés, open-air market, or pick up your daily baguette at a charming boulangerie. Or, take one of the paths leading off the main garden and enjoy incredible vistas of the Les Alpilles on over 370 acres (150 hectares) of forest and hiking trails.
Baron Guy Fallon and Gabrielle, are your hosts and welcome you to stay on their estate, their home. You will, of course, be as independent as you wish however there is a great advantage to having the owners on site.
Nothing can ruin a vacation more than if you should have a problem in your house. With many private home rentals, you will have to contact an agency who in turn will contract for the work (and in Provence, you never know when this help will arrive as we are very relaxed here with an extraordinary amount of holidays and sacred long lunch hours.
Guy and Gaby have a full-time staff to take care of your problems immediately if they should occur. In addition, they are there to provide you support for translation, introduction into the French and provencal cultures, touring advice, restaurants, medical assistance as needed and any other thing you may need, even it if is just to borrow a cup of sugar.
It is their goal to assure as much as possible that your vacation and your experience with them and in Provence is a fantastic and memorable one.
Their charming house, Les Cigales, is the perfect lodging for couples, friends traveling together, two families or one large family. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of the estate from your private Wisteria covered terrace o as it is situated to the south and the gardens and the large lawn. There are five bedrooms, three bedrooms in a wing on the ground level with three baths, three toilets (2 separate and private from the baths) and for even more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedroom as well as two separate entrances from the rear of the house. Upstairs, there are two additional large bedrooms with one toilet room apart and separate from the bath, one bath/shower and for more convenience, a hidden vanity sink in each bedroom.
Any bedroom in this house can be either two twin beds or one large king bed (1m80 by 2 meters). All mattresses are new and of the highest quality for a good night's sleep.
Les Cigales is more than a rental cottage as Gaby and Guy have put many touches to make it feel like home, with fresh provencal fabrics, everything you would need in a kitchen (blender, food processor, salad spinner, loads of dishes and glasses, pots and pans of every size, toaster, microwave, two refrigerators, five burner gas cooktop, convection oven and more and even more!
Les Cigales is one of our most popular houses on the estate due to its size, convenience, and charm as well as the spectacular views. We have guests who return every year without fail to stay here. If this is your dream, reserve early to get your choice of dates!
Do not be concerned about others on the estate. Unlike many other hamlet type accommodations that can be crowded and each unit very close and on top of one another, each farmhouse at Moulin de la Roque is spacious, independent private and neatly nestled into the ambiance of the old mill and grand estate. Every terrace and garden has been carefully thought out to provide the maximum privacy for our guests. The estate itself is very spacious and you will not feel the presence of others except as you pass each other perhaps on the lane to Noves or perhaps at the pool.
Another benefit to Les Cigales is that it can be combined with another house to become one large 8 bedrooms, 7 bath house with a large reception area in between for your meals together or just cocktails or extra storage space.
Please take a tour of the estate on our website on our VRBO page or just type in Moulin de la Roque, Noves on google. You will also find numerous reviews the link to which is on our website.
AN INSPIRING SETTING for your provencal vacation as couples, families, friends, painting workshops, or any other type of group, the Moulin de la Roque can accommodate almost any requirement.
Available are large salons for groups, a large secluded swimming pool with surrounding terrace, covered cabana and pool house with shower and toilet facilities, a petanque court (Provencal ball game), two trampolines, and other recreational facilities for children as well as adults.
An expansive lawn allows for beautiful views and lots of space to run or play for the children.