Charming place in Provence!
Come for a pleasant change of scene in the heart of Pagnol's Provençal lands. Enjoy the quiet setting and the large 10x5 m covered swimming pool, which is shared between the guests and the owners.
From the hilltop terrace, you will be offered a splendid view of Marcel Pagnol's lands and the Garlaban Massif.
You will be living in the heart of Provence, among the olive trees, the vineyards, the cherry trees, the lavender, and the thyme.
2 very comfortable and recently refurnished rooms on the same level (sleeps 4). Reversible air-conditioning system. Fitted kitchen (with washing machine and dishwasher). Very large shower.
The house includes a large flowered terrace and parking places in a closed building.
The 5,500 sq.m garden was built over several levels separated by restanques (dry-stone walls). It offers several shaded areas where you can sit and enjoy the splendid view.
It is the perfect starting point to discover the Riviera or go to festivals; you will enjoy relaxing by the swimming pool in the heart of the Provençal nature. It is also perfectly appropriate for children.
All the shops are less than 5 minutes away.
You will be living very close to Roquevaire and Aubagne, which are located between the old harbour of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, many beaches and Provençal villages, many festival sites, and the Sainte-Victoire mountain.
We will help you make your choice among the large range of available sites and activities.
New since summer 2012: the Calanques National Park.
The Park was aimed at insuring a better protection of the Calanques (valleys carved by rivers and flooded by the sea) and investing more in its preservation. The Calanques National Park is the first peri-urban National Park in Europe.
Indeed, the Calanques are unique in the whole world. They consist of limestone cliffs, and host a very rich biodiversity; for instance, the biggest lizard in Europe (the ocelatted lizard) lives there. You will also find many remains of early Human existence, for example the prehistoric paintings in the Cosquer cave.
However, these lands are threatened by the high number of visitors (coming whether through lands or sea), by the water contamination, by the fires, and by the growing urbanization. The cliffs, the Aleppo pines, the evergreen oaks, the marine biodiversity, the coves, the harbours, and the huts must be preserved for the future generations.
The Calanques National Park is the only French park that includes both a marine and a land part. It stands as the perfect example of nature protection near a conurbation gathering more than a million of inhabitants. It aims at preserving the environment while letting people access the area. The goal is to prevent fires, protect the fauna and flora, welcome visitors and teach them eco-friendly behaviours through educational activities.
The entrance is free and the access to some parts of the park will be regulated while making sure not to interfere with the practice of hiking, horse riding, biking, or climbing.