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Bastide Des Jardins

  • Location Rognes Villa - near Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 5
  • Rating

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This property exemplifies classic provençal accommodation. From elegant furnishings indoors, to absolutely stunning gardens out, guests here enjoy all the spoils of Provence.

Located just 20 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and 15 minutes from Lourmarin, Bastide des Jardins allows easy access to many tourist attractions in Provence. This is a truly wonderful central location for exploring from Avignon to Cassis, and everywhere between. Additionally, the nearest local village of Rognes offers all the richness of a typical Provence village - lovely restaurants, bakeries, butcher, shops, grocer, and weekly outdoor market.

Situated in a quiet hillside, this property also offers incredible views in all directions. An elaborate 4-acre garden with fountains, formal gardens, trellis-covered walkways and orchards, offers a wide choice of areas to relax quietly or to entertain.

There are a number of hiking trails accessible from the house that connect to an organized network of trails for running, hiking or walking through the Provence countryside.

This property is less suitable for multiple children under 10 years old, but please inquire with interest to discuss further.



5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 10

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1: Double bed with ensuite full bathroom (shower, sink, and WC). Air Conditioned.
  • Bedroom 2: King bedroom with private separate bathroom (shower, sink, and WC). Air Conditioned.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 3: Two Twin beds can be made as a King upon request. Ensuite bathroom (large walk-in shower, bath tub, sink and WC) and Private Balcony. Air Conditioned.
  • Bedroom 4: King bedroom (or two twins) with ensuite bathroom (bath tub, shower, sink and WC) and balcony overlooking the garden. Air Conditioned
  • Bedroom 5: King bedroom (or two twins) with ensuite bathroom (Bath tub/shower combination, sink and WC) and balcony overlooking the the garden. Air Conditioned.


  • Air Conditioned in all Bedrooms, TV room and dining room
  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Zone 2 Euro DVD Player
  • Cd player or stereo
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Professional Stove/ Oven
  • Large American Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Nespresso
  • Coffee Maker and Press Pot
  • Electric and traditional tea Kettles
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 10 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English Speaking Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Including pool towels


  • Fabulous views in front of and behind the house.
  • Outdoor dining for 10
  • Gas BBQ
  • 8 by 8 meter Heated Pool
  • Terrain des Boules (Pétanque)
  • 10 Teak sun loungers with cushions
  • 2 Parasols
  • Outdoor sofa and love seat
  • Vast private areas
  • Plane trees giving shade
  • Several fruit trees Ornately landscaped park
  • Fully enclosed garden with electric gate
  • Caretakers live discretely on the property in a seperate building

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 8m by 8m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no Fence

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: 8 by 8 meter pool is located 25 meters from the house. Pool can be heated in the cooler months. There are beautiful views from the pool area.

Maid Service

3 hours of maid service included every day except Sunday.

Please inquire about long-term and off-season rental discounts. 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 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.

The villa was nothing short of a fairytale - such beautiful furnishings and magnificent gardens. It was truly, a peaceful haven where we could relax and enjoy the beauty of Provence.

Pierre was there to greet us upon arrival and was very gracious and showed us around. He was readily available if we needed anything. We asked for a few grocery items to be brought in before we arrived, and they took care of everything.

The villa was very well maintained and cleaned for us every day (but Sunday) - which was such a lovely treat not to have to do a thing!!!

Highly recommend - you will NOT be disappointed!

Spring 2018:
We have had a splendid visit to this wonderful maison. Our whole family of seven fitted in beautifully and enjoyed every comfort and beauty presented. The only problem was the difficulty of choosing which delightful sitting area to pick. Joceline and Patrick (managers) were ever so helpful and gracious.
We hope to return and sincerely thank you for those past two weeks.

Summer 2018:
We had a wonderful time in this gorgeous and peaceful villa. No matter where your eyes went, the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings were breath-taking.
The villa is super-well equipped and we lacked for nothing. Patrick keeps the grounds immaculate and Joceline and Maud kept the villa spotless.
An idyllic few days... Many thanks!!!

Summer 2019:
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home with us. The accommodations were exquisite; Patrick was amazing; and the week was defined by peace, beauty and relaxation! We sincerely had the vacation of a lifetime!

Summer 2019:
We very much enjoyed our week in this wonderful house. It is a great place, very comfortable and wants for nothing. A big thank you to Patrick, and to Joceline and Maud who were very charming, responsive and patient. We have had an excellent holiday in a very special house. Thank you.

Summer 2019:
Thank you for two lovely weeks among beautiful greenery, incredible food and great people. We were able to “relax” (as much as possible with four children on site…). We will try our hardest to come again to this magical place!

It was truly one of the best vacations for each one of us ---- a unanimous vote. We actually hated to have to leave. The villa is gorgeous, the grounds are lovely, and the accommodations could not have been better. With the eight of us, there was plenty of room, and it was nice to have the ensuite bathrooms (8 women, you know!!). The reading materials available are extensive, and there were also a number of brochures with information on the surrounding areas, which were very helpful. The décor in the villa is also wonderful --- warm and welcoming ---- a delight to which to return.

Patrick was a great help. He met us promptly on our arrival, and not only for showed us the facilities, but also made us reservations for a couple of restaurants, and was immediately available when we needed (gas canister for the stove). He gave us directions for groceries and for shops in Rognes and Lambesc. The maid was very friendly, and brought us croissants in the mornings, as well as keeping the rooms tidy.

Speaking for all, we would give La Bastide des Jardins 5 stars. Having dealt with Only Provence, I would also give a 5 star rating. The website was easy to access, and had all the information we could possibly use. Your e-mail was also very inclusive and answered any questions we might have had.

We loved the setting and the house and both Patrick and Sylvie were most charming and most helpful. Would rate the property 5 stars.
The only area of improvement that we would suggest is a better house book. When we have rented from other groups (for example Unique Home Stays in the UK or One Fine Stay), they have provided a house book with suggested markets, shops (and their opening times!), restaurants, nearby activities. Would have been extremely helpful to have this handy.
Wonderful vacation and would definitely recommend this house to others.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Rognes 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lambesc 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 16 KM 9.92 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Aix en Provence 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info



Rognes is a lovely bedroom community 20 minutes north of Aix-en-Provence. Located halfway between the sophisticated Roman city of Aix and the entry to the Luberon Mountain region, Rognes has a real country feel with rolling hills, a stone village, and different flowers and fields for every season. The landscape is sumptuous with the vineyards of the 10 surrounding wineries.

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 Aix-en-Provence TGV (3 hours direct) and rent a car. You could plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Aix-en-Provence to Gare de Lyon, and getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Local Restaurants, Wineries and Country Walks. Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon Villages

Local Markets
Sunday: Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade and Jouques

Monday: Cadenet

Tuesday: Aix

Wednesday: Rognes and Saint-Cannat

Thursday: Aix and La Roque d'Anthéron

Friday: Lambesc and Lourmarin

Saturday: Aix, Charleval

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence

Within Walking distance
Fantastic walks through the nature trails in the rolling hills. This is a country house 3 miles from the village.

Larger stores in Lambesc

There is a small general store in Rognes along with butchers, bakers and the like.


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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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Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.