Mas Allure

  • Location Paradou Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Rating

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Renovated historic stone 17th century farmhouse with pool on large, private property walking distance to shops and restaurants, within 10 minutes of over 40 more restaurants, just minutes from Les Baux and St-Remy de Provence.

Enjoy luxury, privacy and interior and exterior space. The house is located adjacent to the village of Paradou in the Alpilles region near St Remy de Provence with amenities accessible on foot. The property offers excellent proximity to tourist sites and restaurants while offering a peaceful and luxurious living environment.



6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 12

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Fire place and Terrace.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - Air conditioned Master bedroom with king bed and en-suite bathroom (Large shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC). Dressing room.
  • Bedroom 4 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - Air conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Cottage in the Garden

  • Bedroom 6 - Air Conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Bath tub, walk-in shower, sink, separate WC).


  • Playroom and Home Cinema with small kitchenette and bathroom (shower, sink, WC).


  • Air conditioning in 5 bedrooms in the main house
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Lacanche Cooker
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Private Tennis (half court) and Basketball court
  • Rackets and balls provided
  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • 10 Bikes
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Gas BBQ - Plancha
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Terrain des Boules
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Beautiful views in the Garden

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 10m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request. Additional charges may apply.

Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed

Note: The long swimming pool is beautifully set against a stone wall. It has beautiful views on the landscaped garden. Pool heating is included in June, July, August, and September. It is 200€ per week in May and October and 300€ per week in April and November.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and 6 hours each day from Monday to Saturday are included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.

Rental: Summer 2019

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 4

Q. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. We found the house easily but the directions were a little confusing and could be simplified. It would be helpful to say simply what roads one turns on and that the driveway is the first right after the left turn at the stop sign in town (for instance).

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. The house is beautiful and housekeeper couldn’t be nicer. She is also a hard worker. But, the house also feels cluttered with more objects than necessary which often detract from the lovely furnishings. The kitchen which is very charming and we loved also has almost no counter space because of all of the objects on it. Even the garden has more iron chairs and little tables than necessary (and we love chairs and tables). Hopefully this is helpful as it’s only meant that way. I would still highly recommend the property.

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. We employed a cook (Nadege) for 3 meals and a chef (Josef) for one. We enjoyed them both but especially found Nadege a pleasure to have in the house.

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Location of house, general ambiance.

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. Not sure as I was not the person who booked. You were very helpful to me arranging delivery of a box to the owner of the house. Much appreciated.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. High quality properties and responsive staff.

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. Yes

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Wonderful villa , very comfortable with everything we needed .
We really loved staying there !

Only Provence was very easy to work with and made the experience excellent

Q. Would you recommend Only Provence to friends or family? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. What star rating (1-5) would you give this villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did your villa meet your expectations? If not, why?
R. Yes

Q. Were you able to find the property easily?
R. No

Q. How were you treated by the property’s staff and manager? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. How would you rate the cleanliness of the villa? (5 being best)
R. 5

Q. Did you book any chef or tour services? If so, what was your experience?
R. Yes

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Chef Ivan was excellent

Q. Would you consider staying here again?
R. Yes

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Wonderful property, great location and well equipped

Our stay at Mas Allure in Le Paradou was fantastic, the villa itself was wonderful and accommodated 12 people (adults) with ease.
We loved the small village experience with a bakery, butcher and small super market near by, also a bigger village only 20 minutes walk away.
We would strongly recommend Mas Allure, Only Provence and our chef (and his wife who acted as a waiter for the night).
Also the staff at Mas Allure were excellent and very accomodating.
The rooms were all excellent size - especially ours as we had the main room upstairs
With my wife bring a gardener she felt some of the gardens needed a little help but that was our only slight criticism
5 stars for Mas Allure
5 stars for Only Provence
5 stars for our chef (Yvan) - He had to deliver dinner on our 1st evening in very hot conditions (39 degrees)

Overall we were wrapped in our choice and thanks all at Only Provence and Mas Allure for making our trip a great one.

This was our second visit to Mas Allure and we enjoyed it as much as our first. The house is lovely and exceptionally well appointed. The location is superb and access to a wonderful bakery, butcher and restaurant are perfect.

Areas for improvement?
Perhaps the communication. When I made the booking, Ingrid indicated that the owner would like to host a dinner upon our arrival. I communicated a number of times with Only Provence about this dinner, once attempting to change the date (we were celebrating a big birthday) and was told it was the only night that the chef was free. A week prior to our arrival, I was still under the impression that we were being hosted to a chef dinner so you can imagine our disappointment that the owner had not planned it. He did kindly attempt to remedy the situation and hosted us to a dinner in St. Remy. Following a long day getting to Provence, much as the dinner was appreciated, it was a significant disappointment and not the best way to begin our week there.

I would recommend both Mas Allure and Only Provence. It is my impression that the clients desires are important to both you and the owner.

What star rating would you give Mas Allure? 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

We liked everything about Mas Allure - especially the closeness of the stores and the Bistrot du Paradou (restaurant). 5 stars

We have rented from Only Provence 8 times and always had a good experience. John Dean has always taken care of any minor problems that occur. 5 stars for Only Provence

Ronald Guillaume is a super chef and pleasant to deal with. 5 stars

We had a 2 week stay in Mas Allure end of August. As someone who has been renting a villa for a number of years mostly in France Mas Allure definitely the best property we have ever had As regards the physical end of the villa it really is impossible to find any fault unusually it is exactly as described on the website The staff whilst unobtrusive were always there when needed. The pool always spotless I would have to give it 5 stars . As I am a restaurateur that is praise I seldom give in the hospitality industry . Only Provence also turned out to be a very caring agency going to the trouble of sending a gift to us soon after our arrival All in all very hard to find any fault.

The house was wonderful and more than we could have imagined, an incredible place for our family to spend a week, charming to the point of almost fanciful. The house was well equipped, furnished and appointed. The welcoming provisions (wine, cheese, fruit, breads, pastry, etc) were over the top. The staff on-site were attentive but never in the way.
Paradou is as charming a small Provence village as they get; well located for day trips.

Areas for improvement:
1- the pre-trip interactions with Only Provence concierge service was responsive and usually accurately informative. However, they did not know, when specifically asked, that there were children's bicycles at the house (in addition to the advertised adult bicycles). We spent 75 Euros to rent one; it was completely unnecessary. Only Provence should know the property they represent better.
2- we had a problem with one of the bedroom air conditioners. Only Provence was contacted twice by email, about this and did not get back to us. We called the house owner, who had another rental agency that also represents Mas Allure. She kindly intervened and had the problem taken care of in a timely manner. We heard from the Only Provence representative after the problem was fixed.
3- having rented homes all over the world, a common minor problem is that the kitchen knives are as dull as butter knives. Mas Allure was the same.

Most highly recommend Mas Allure.
Only Provence highly recommend.
Chef Yvan is very highly recommended as he prepared a wonderful gourmet dinner of stuffed zucchini flowers, lamb Provencal, and freshly made sorbet. Made a few special modifications for the children. Unobtrusive, friendly, served and cleaned up leaving the kitchen spotless.
Laurence is very highly recommended as a private tour guide. She did two half day walking tours with us (Avignon and Arles). She was personal, knowledgeable and also made appreciated accommodation for the two children in our family.

What star rating would you give Mas Allure? Rated 5 Stars(1 is lowest and 5 is the highest)
What star rating would you give Only Provence? Rated 4.5 Stars (see 1 and 2 above)
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? Rated 5 Stars Chef;
5 Stars tour guide

Only Provence website is one of the best sites for home rentals that we've used. Very informative/comprehensive not only about the homes but also about the local and regional area. Easily navigated website. John was Very Responsive to initial inquiries and multiple questions before the contract was signed. A real pleasure to work with. We will use them again in the future and recommend them to our friends.

Our kindest regards and thanks for a magical vacation.

My husband and I booked Mas Allure for friends to help celebrate a big birthday and it certainly turned out to be a wonderful decision. The house was beyond expectation with a great assortment of pastries, breakfast foods and drinks to welcome us. Nothing was forgotten. Fresh flowers in every room and an amazing attention to detail. Everyone was thrilled with the accommodations and we loved the village of Paradou. Minutes to the bakery, butcher and local Spar made it perfect for fresh morning croissants and everything we needed for preparing long, leisurely dinners. And so convenient to Les Baux and St Remy. We hope to return to Mas Allure and stay for longer next time!

Everything from start to finish was handled professionally and easily. Locating Mas Allure online, quick responses and simple payment procedure. The house is gorgeous and we felt so welcomed.

Areas for improvement:
No area of improvement

Would you recommend Mas Allure snd Only Provence?
Absolutely-already have!

What star rating would you give Mas Allure? 5
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 5

I just wanted to send you all a quick email thanking you for such a wonderful experience at Mas Allure. The villa is absolutely beautiful. The setting, the location, the decor, the floorpan, and the staff are all top drawer! I was hesitant to rent a villa that was not secluded in the countryside. It was the best decision ever! We loved being in tiny Paradou. Being able to walk to the grocery store, the bakery, the butcher, and to Le Bistro du Paradou was a luxury! Being near St. Remy, La Baux, and Mausanne was great! We are also thankful that we were a quick drive away from Arles when we had to take our daughter to the hospital emergency room! And Chef Yvan was a treat! And our wine tour was such a fun experience, too! Thank you all very much! I can't think of anywhere more marvelous than Mas Allure!

The pictures and description on the website for Mas Allure are inviting and convinced us to stay at Allure – but the reality exceeded our high expectations! The inside of the Mas is beautifully appointed with every attention to detail in the furniture, artwork, window coverings, decorations and lighting. The kitchen is warm and easy to cook in or share a casual meal, and the dining room large enough for big group dinners including fine china and silver. The bedrooms are all distinctly decorated and cozy with plenty of natural light and equally well done bathrooms ensuite. The location of the Mas made exploring and enjoying the town of Paradou on foot easy with its great store, bakery and fantastic restaurant Le Bistro Paradou.

Our experience in France was fabulous! The Mas Allure certainly deserves a 5 star rating as do the two chefs, David and Veronique. The mas was extremely comfortable, very well equipped, and most welcoming.

We arrived home late last week from our trip to France & Holland.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mas du Paradou, a very comfortable and beautiful home.
It reminded Don & I a lot of le Mas at Eygalieres from last year.

Thank you very much for the wonderful gift of wines and canapes that arrived on our last evening, enjoyed by all.

What did you like about your experience?
It was a lovely house, very tastefully decorated, in a town we have come to know over the years and love.

Would you recommend Mas du Paradou and Only Provence to friends/ family and why/ why not?



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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Paradou KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 10 KM 6.2 mi Map Village Info



Le Paradou is the charming name given to this tiny village situated between the Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range.

Although this village may well ressemble Paradise, the origins of its name Le Paradou are much more down to earth... its name comes from the ancient windmills used by the weavers who lived on the banks of the Arcoule river.

In the middle ages, the village was called St Martin de Castillon (not to be confused with the village in the Vaucluse).

Established at the foot of the fortress, the Baux de Provence, the fate of the village was closely linked to the nobles, the "seigneurs des Baux". Two historic artefacts from this era can be seen today : a surprising hydraulic irrigation system and the remains of a 12th century chateau with crumbling towers and a walled enclosure.

You can also visit an unusual museum displaying more than 400 different santons and 32 scale-models in an area 400 m2. La Petite Provence du Paradou is understood to be one of the biggest creches in the world. This museum merits a detour as you can admire the work of some of the most talented Santon makers in Provence.

Le Paradou is a delightful village filled with beautifully restored houses and colourful gardens. With its narrow, well-maintained streets, brightly painted shutters, restaurants decorated in Provencal style and tempting hand-craft boutiques, Le Paradou is a glorious example of Provence at its best !

Getting here:
The easiest way to get to Inland Provence from the US is to fly to Marseilles International Airport (MRS). If you would like to see Paris, fly to Charles de Gaulle Airport then connect directly to the TGV(high speed train) from CDG TGV2 to Avignon TGV(3 hours direct) and rent a car. You would plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Avignon TGV to Gare de Lyon, getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Saint-Remy de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Route des vins...

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Fontveille

Tuesday: Paradou

Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Fontvieille

Local Restaurants
Les Baux de Provence
Maussane Les Alpilles
Saint Rémy de Provence

Within Walking distance
Restaurants and cafés in the village.

There is a small grocery shop in the village, larger stores in St Rémy de Provence or Maussane.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions Overview

Arrival: Saturday (arrival date subject to availability)

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months.

Services Included: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page

Making your reservation: These properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, before you reserve, you are required to review and sign a rental agreement for the villa (the “Rental Agreement”). We will send you the Rental Agreement by email. The Rental Agreement explains in detail all of terms and conditions regarding rental and use of the property in detail. We shall have no obligation to accept any reservations, unless the Rental Agreement is fully executed.

Payment: After you have signed the Rental Agreement and filled out the appropriate information, as approved by us, a nonrefundable payment of the one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee (which price is defined in your Rental Agreement) must be received by us within seven (7) days to confirm the reservation. The remaining one-half (50%) of the Rental Fee is due 60 days before the arrival date, and is also non-refundable. If reservations are made less than 60 days prior to the arrival date, then 100% of the Rental Fee must be paid upon the signing of the Rental Agreement. Please know that a failure to pay any portion of the Rental Fee as set forth above and in Rental Agreement can result in loss of the reservation of the villa and a termination of the Rental Agreement. We will confirm receipt of each payment and note any outstanding balance and due date(s).

Cancellation: We have a no refund cancellation policy, but usually succeed in rescheduling cancelled reservations to the Spring or Fall or re-booking the cancelled period to another group and refunding the party that cancelled. Failure to pay the final balance (which is due 60 days before arrival) or provide required information for the security deposit may be deemed a cancellation with no refund due. Clients are advised to consider Trip Cancellation Insurance with the carrier of their choice at the time of confirmation.

For more information about how you can reserve this villa for your vacation, please contact us:
+1 (404) 806-2278


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