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The well known Alpilles villages of Les Baux de Provence, Maussane, Fontvieille, Eygalières and Saint Rémy de Provence are all within a 15 minute drive from the home.
This large villa has clean lines, space, light, comfort and modern amenities. The second level is air-conditioned while the ground floor has a refreshing system from the floor.
The Master en-suite bedroom is set on the ground floor, and three more bedrooms plus two bathrooms are located on the second level.
The 5th bedroom is set in an air conditioned studio for two people with separate entrance (kitchenette, sitting, bedroom and bathroom).
The large terraces leading to the mirror pool are fabulously inviting for spending time during sunny days, or enjoying long cocktail hours in the evenings.
This is a perfect spot for a family or friends touring the Alpilles region.
5 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 10
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Studio - Kitchenette and sitting area
Dimensions/ Depth: 10m x 4m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover
Salt water System: Yes
End of stay cleaning as well as intermediate cleaning (4 hours) is included in the rental fees. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||Paradou||KM||0 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Maussane Les Alpilles||2 KM||1.24 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 !
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.
Saint-Remy de Provence
Les Baux de Provence
Route des vins...
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès
Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles
Saint Rémy de Provence
Within Walking distance
Paradou village with baker, butcher, cafés is just 5 minutes' walk! Bistrot du Paradou is a famous restaurant.
There is a small grocery shop in the village, larger stores in St Rémy de Provence or Maussane.