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Mas La Voûte 1667 in Les Baux-de-Provence

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type mas
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Former Templar “relais” with heated pool and panorama of the Chaîne des Alpilles

Located in one of the most beautiful listed sites of France between Arles, Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this 17th Provencal farmhouse (former vaulted “relais”) boasts of an exceptional quiet location with views of the Château des Baux-de-Provence.

Large lit garden with small refreshing falls, lit boules ground by night and vineyards belonging to the property.

Around the blue mosaic pool, there are 2 solar tents to provide shade during your meals facing the hills with the song of the cicadas. 2 dining areas are at your disposal: a covered teak deck around the pool and a stone area under the pine trees in the large lit Provencal terraced garden. There is a Weber Premium gas barbecue and the outdoor deckchairs with mattress are waiting for you.

The heated pool and the farmhouse are maintained by a devoted team. There is a private dead end reserved to the several impressive farmhouses of Le Vallon and a beautiful emerald green lake. The minimum rent is 2 weeks. Special conditions for long term rentals in winter for retired persons.

This farmhouse is exceptionally located on the listed site of Les Baux-de-Provence. Many stars and authors including Frederic Mistral found refuge there and left many signs of their passage. It is completely quiet yet very close to the village of Maussane-les-Alpilles where you will find shopping and medical centres as well as many small typical restaurants in the village and the square (outdoor restaurants with automatic mist sprayer) where you can see artists and famous television presenters that often have a house in the surroundings. For gastronomy lovers, the 2 or 3 best restaurants of France are in Les Baux: La Baumanière, La Cabro d'Or, La Régalido, etc. For golfers, the wonderful 18-hole golf course of Les Baux is 500 m and the golf of Mouriès is a few minutes as are the beautiful cliffs for climbing. The fishing lovers will be delighted along the banks of the canal of the valley of Les Baux close to the village of Maussane-les-Alpilles.

You can do multiple day trips and in 2 weeks you won’t have time to visit everything. The old village of Les Baux is a must-see with its narrow streets, its several workshops, its museums, its castles and its many different shows such as concerts and exhibitions in the decor of the old Carrieres which are idyllic. In less than 10 minutes, you can reach Fontvieille, Arles or Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. A bit further, you are in the Luberon or in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer with many horse rides available through the herds of horses, ponds overflown by flamingos and beaches ideal to swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

A few metres from the farmhouse, you will find several famous wine and olive growing estates (Mas de la Dame, Sainte-Berthe, Castelas, etc.) where you can buy white wine, rosé, red wine and olive oil. A delight for your meals in La Voûte.

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Jean-Claude Sheen
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 June, 2018

About Jean-Claude Sheen


I want to introduce myself in order to reassure you about the seriousness of this rental in this idyllic place of Les Baux-de-Provence with which I fell in love.

Retired, but still active, I’ve always worked in tourism. For many years, I’ve been a member of the Tourism Great Council after being co-founder of the Professional Union of Travel Agencies.

Currently president of the Lions Club JSP and manager of the Royal Society UBJET that unites Tourist Journalists and Writers.

Initiator of the twining of Brussels Golf Club and Les Baux-de-Provence Golf. My passion for cinema as a film maker allowed me to discover this enchanting site where is set “La Voûte 1667” where, as would say Charles Baudelaire in “Invitation to the Voyage”: “There all is order and beauty, luxury, peace, and pleasure”. A promising introduction!

Jean-Claude Sheen purchased this mas in 1965

Why Jean-Claude Sheen chose Les Baux-de-Provence

To let you enjoy this enchanting site.

What makes this mas unique

The place, the central location to discover the richness of Provence, the kindness of Provencal inhabitants, the quietness while being close to the tourist activities of the village of Maussane-les-Alpilles and the old village of Les Baux that is classified most beautiful village of France.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mas in Les Baux-de-Provence in Bouches-du-Rhône

Property Type:
  • mas
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Glazed walk-in shower (see picture)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is a bathroom with Italian mosaic equipped with a large bath with shower, a large washbasin, a toilet and a bidet. One of the bedrooms on the ground floor has a shower room with washbasin and a splendid walk-in shower. There is a second separate toilet in the corridor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 double beds. The 3 bedrooms, including one on the first floor, are equipped with a large bed with independent bed base for a perfect night. All the bedrooms have independent air-conditioning and all the rooms have mosquito nets on the windows. The bedroom on the first floor has a television fitted in the dressing. The house linen such as sheets, bath towels, tea towels, bathrobe, tablecloths, towels, etc. is at your disposal. You only need to wash the used linen (you must bring it to the laundry service of the village that will send us its bill after your departure). However, the farmhouse is equipped with a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is also a folding bed for a child.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The farmhouse is also watched by a security company and has “faintness” equipment that you can activate in a reasonable distance all over the property in case of medical problem. The farmhouse has ADSL Wi-Fi Internet.


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Mas La Voûte 1667 in Les Baux-de-Provence
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

A Really Good Week In France!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - the facilities are good and beds very comfortable. TV has a few English channels but a DVD player may be an enhancement in the event of a rainy day. Arrival greeting very good. Pool excellent and literally 3 steps from the door!

Enjoyed touring the locality. Supermarket a bit of a trek but easily manageable and Maussane Les Alpilles (next village) delightful with decent shops, cafes and restaurants - St Remy de Provence (other nearby town) also very good but a bit more crowded than Maussane.

Not a single feral cat in sight!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location and many amenities

  • 3 of 5

The owner was pleasant to deal with, as we made do with my limited French and his English. The property listing indicates "credit card accepted" but this is not true. The owner would not take a credit card and said the listing was inaccurate. I don't know why the listing hasn't been changed to correct this error. (It's relatively simple to make a bank transfer from the U.S. to the owner, but I personally prefer being able to use credit cards.)

I booked the property for a group of 5 people, to follow a week in Paris, but unfortunately my husband and I had to return home a week early for medical reasons, and so the three others stayed in the property. This review of the property is based on their reports to me. They reported that the property was very nice and beautifully situated in the countryside with friendly neighbors and a courteous local contact (Diane). The house has most of the amenities one would want--wifi, full kitchen, heated pool and grill, air conditioning, etc., and so it was conducive to having a pleasant stay. The pool was especially enjoyable.

Nevertheless, a few things about the property must be mentioned: 1) The old (17th century?) part of the house is unpleasantly musty, and this is only relieved by leaving the windows open all the time. 2) The neighborhood is home to a horde of feral cats who invade the house at any opportunity. On the first day when everyone left to go touring, the cats found their way into the house by pushing through the screens.. They went throughout the house, and also made a mess of the kitchen garbage. The only way to keep the cats out was to have the windows and doors closed at all times, not the best situation if you want to enjoy the fresh air and wanted to combat the mustiness. 3) The house is not an unattached single family residence but is attached to another residence. That said, the neighbors were terrific and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We sincerely appreciate your taking time to provide your comments. It is a real shame you could not make it to arrive at our beautiful mas! We constantly do our best to please our guests and try to improve year after year their stay. We normally do not work with credit cards as it is indicated on the page of our rental.Maybe their was a confusion on the website announcement. We will maybe soon decide to accept credit cards for the future. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused by these cats, we were not aware at that time of their presence but the problem has been solved the week after the departure of your friends as I am the owner of the near second residence and have very strict rules for our tenants.They left the place for good! I like to remember that the second residence you’re talking about is clearly separated from the mas and both enjoy their own private areas,they are opposite and do not look in the same direction and do not interfere at all, moreover it is a yearly rental,rented now by a very nice couple who will be pleased to help in any case. it has been always appreciated by our guests. For what concerns the musty atmosphere in the living room we never received any complaints about that as it is the historical part of the house, an authentic completely refreshed XVIIth century arched living room built only with natural stones from Les Baux de Provence’s ancient stones quarry, so it is supposed to be nice and fresh all year long and even more enjoyable in the winter time thanks to the fireplace.We really do not know what could have happened to make it unpleasant so we are really sorry about that.Our latest guests did not notice anything wrong. Nonetheless, we installed now new mosquito nets in the living room to give our guests the possibility to enjoy day and night the provençal natural scents coming from the gardens,surrounding hills and olive trees fields without being annoyed. We wish you all the best and really hope to welcome you back one day in one of the most beautiful region of southern France. JC Sheen
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Un endroit de rêve au milieu des Alpilles

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes arrivés dans cet endroit de rêve, très calme, à l'abri des regards avec une piscine magnifique très bien entretenue. La vue est à 360° et on peut voir Les Baux de Provence qui s'élancent dans le ciel. L'eau avait 29 degrés, un vrai bonheur! La maison est très agréable et nous avons eu un vrai coup de coeur pour le salon avec ses pierres du pays. On a pu profiter des 2 terrasses, bien orientées. Les lits sont très confortables. De la maison, on peut facilement visiter de nombreux sites: Saint-Remy de Provence, Arles, Isle sur le Sorgue, Avignon, Saintes Marie de la mer,... Un petit plus non négligeable, le propriétaire est charmant et très disponible!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Madame, cher Monsieur Vroonen (arrivée le 2 juillet) Un grand merci pour votre appréciation du mas et la note de gentillesse à mon égard. Mais je crois qu'elle revient aussi aux personnes chargées sur place de vous accueillir et de veiller à votre bien-être durant tout votre séjour. Bien que résident à plus de 1000km des Baux, je mets, également, un point d'honneur d'être toujours disponible pour satisfaire les moindres désirs des locataires. Les vacances sont si courtes qu'il faut tout faire pour leur assurer une réussite parfaite. Très cordialement Jean Claude Sheen
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  • 5 of 5

Nous y retournons avec toute la famille l'année prochaine pour la 3ème fois consécutive!C'est un endroit idyllique.Le mas est situé au calme,entouré par les vignes et les oliviers et la vue sur le château des baux de provence est magnifique. Nous avons pu constater que le propriétaire (très sympathique!) améliore sans cesse le confort de sa propriété (nouveaux jardins, salons d'extérieurs, nouveau mobilier). Nous avons pu profiter d'une piscine chauffée à 30° cette année, un régal!

Pour les amoureux de la nature que nous sommes, une surprise de taille vous attend au bout du chemin de la propriété, un lac naturel formé dans une ancienne carrière de pierres, superbe endroit pour faire des balades ou son jogging!Le mas se trouve également à une trentaine de minutes seulement de la mer et se trouve non loin d'Avignon et d'Orange, idéal pour profiter des grands festivals artistiques de l'été dans la région.

Nous vous conseillons également la visite du village et du château des baux de provence, l'un des plus beaux village de france, perché sur la colline avec une vue plongeante sur le val d'enfer, un endroit magique! Ainsi que la visite des carrière de lumières ( projection des tableaux des grands peintres sur les murs des galléries des anciennes carrières de pierre!ça vaut le détour).

D'autres villages charmants que nous vous conseillons de visiter se trouvent à quelques minutes seulement de la propriété : Maussane les Alpilles, Fontvieille, Saint-Remy de Provence: on y trouve de très bons restaurants!

Nous vous recommandons cette location sans hésiter.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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un petit Paradis !

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé avec ma famille et nos amis un séjour merveilleux, dans cet environnement de rêve.

Endroit calme, avec une vue sur un paysage magnifique.

J'espère pouvoir y retourner très vite!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous nous mettons en 4 pour satisfaire le moindre désir réalisable de nos locataires, aussi cela fait plaisir de découvrir de telles appréciations.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Les Baux-de-Provence Golf 500 m
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Arles – Avignon
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
L'Oustau de Baumanière - Cabro d'Or - Oustalloun
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Close to

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: 9 Km

Arles: 15 Km

Sea: 40 Km

Lake: 0.3 Km

Shops: 1 Km

Town centre: 1 Km

The wonderful Les Baux-de-Provence Golf as well as the best restaurants of France (L' Oustau de Baumaniere, La Cabro d'Or, La Benvengudo, etc.) are a few minutes from the property as the old village of Les Baux, the Cathédrale d’Images with its many shows, Val d’Enfer and the many famous wine and olive growing estates that produce remarkable wines (white, rosé and red wine) and olive oils.

The village of Maussane-les-Alpilles with its square, its many establishments appreciated by many cinema and television stars and its shopping and medical centres is 900 m. The national police force is located on the main road 500 m from the property.

The Provencal farmhouse is centrally located so that you can enjoy beautiful day trips in Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and its Glanum, the Vaucluse Fountain, the Camargue, etc.

Other activities: strolls in the Chaîne des Alpilles.

Golf: several nearby golf courses.

500 m: wonderful Les Baux-de-Provence Golf twinned with the Brussels Golf Club.

In Mouriès: the Servannes Golf.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday mas in Les Baux-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
haute saison
19 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
tres haute saison
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
haute saison
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £439.22

La période minimum de location concernant ces prix est de 1 semaine. Cependant il est toujours possible d'envisager une durée différente suivant les disponibilités. Pour un forfait pour les mois d'hiver il est possible d'obtenir d'excellentes conditions. Les charges normales sont comprises (eau, gaz, électricité*, entretien du mas et de la piscine), à l'exception du blanchissage du linge utilisé et les communications téléphoniques si tel du mas employé.
Si consommation électrique dépasse très largement la normale (ex. illumination du mas, jardin, cascade, ... jour et nuit) le propriétaire se réserve le droit de vous faire payer le surplus de la normale ) Electricité relevée par compteur de la Régie )

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