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La Citadelle

  • Location Les Baux de Provence Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 3
  • Rating

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La Citadelle is a unique house in the Alpilles, situated high on a hill just below Les Baux de Provence and only minutes by car from St Remy de Provence.

From this rare and advantageous location carved into the hillside, guests enjoy the most impressive panoramic views over the valley.

Far enough from the summer crowds of Les Baux de Provence, and nevertheless walking distance from it, La Citadelle is a haven of peace. From the large terraces, one truly feels on top of the world here.

With several acres of gardens and private land, connected to several thousand acres of protected land in the vast and rugged provençal countryside, one could not ask for better positioning.

The feeling inside the house is quite unique as well as it is truly connected to the stoney cliff. There is an ambiance of peace and natural connectedness here unlike any other.

The large open space on the ground floor encompassing the kitchen, dining and sitting room, is on the same level as the terrace surrounding the house.

A summer kitchen welcomes those wishing to grill and prepare dinners outdoors.

In addition to the main house, an adjacent studio with kitchenette, sitting room, a bedroom with bathroom may be rented at additional price. This room is ideal for teens or personnel. Please inquire.



3 bedroom/ 3 bathrooms sleeps 8

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub with handshower, sink, WC).

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom, Queen bed and separate bathroom (Tub with handshower, sink, WC).

Adjacent cottage: Please inquire:

  • Small private appartment (about 60 sqm) with a kitchenette and sitting room.
  • Bedroom 4 and 5 - Double bed and Queen bed sharing a bathroom (Tub with handshower, sink, WC).
  • This place is very convenient for teens or personnel. Additional fees are 1000€ per week.


  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Office
  • Fans in each Bedroom if needed
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 6 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot, High Chair if requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Shower room
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 People on top terrace
  • Summer Kitchen, Fridge, Gas Plancha
  • Sitting for 8 people
  • Shaded areas
  • Private Parking
  • Panoramic Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: Free form pool, about 8m long.

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: The pool area overlooking the magnificent valley offers the most fantastic views in the region.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning, as well as mid week cleaning (3 hours) included in the rental. 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 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.

Autumn 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. 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. What else could we provide to improve your stay?
R. If the kitchen had a water filter, it would keep us from buying plastic bottled water.

Q. Is there anything that needs to be replaced or updated?
R. not that I remember

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

Q. Chef Tour Experience Details
R. Nadege was super! Able to tailor our needs with such excellence and skill!! We wanted to take her home!

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

Q. What did you like about your experience?
R. Proximity to hiking, farms, vineyards (wineries) Citadel and yes, the beautiful other villages!

Q. What is one thing we could do to improve your experience with Only Provence in the future?
R. One thing is giving a better shopping list for the initial check in. The welcome basket could have a loaf of fresh bread, butter, eggs, local products ... i know that there was things in there... we did not use these.

Q. Testimonial for Only Provence
R. We felt completely taken care of and were able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the property.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Les Baux de Provence 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Avignon 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info



The village of the Baux de Provence is situated in the heart of the Alpilles son a rocky plateau 245m high. A brilliant view of Arles, la Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from the look-out points! This immense and superb stone fortress is without doubt one of the "must-sees" on the Provencal tourist trail!

Les Baux de Provence - Catapult

The village is officially classified and labelled as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". Its cultural heritage is exceptionally rich, with 22 architectural treasures classified as "Historic Monuments" (including the church, chateau, town-hall, hospital, chapels, houses, doorways... without counting items of furniture and a collection of paintings).

Les Baux de Provence - Brocante

The village has been painstakingly restored and is now one of the most popular attractions in the region... (no matter what time of the year you visit, you will not be alone... Les Baux welcomes more than one-and-a-half-million tourists a year!).

The 500 permanent residents must surely have the impression of living in a real-life museum!

Les Baux de Provence - StreetThe village can only be visited by foot and you will admire the ancient houses that have been carefully restored, beautiful Renaissance façades and several magnificent "hôtels particuliers" which today serve as art galleries or museums.

While wandering around you will come across many craft shops selling Provençal products and souvenirs... Food-lovers will soon discover that several restaurants at Les Baux boast international reputations... such quality dining is so hard to resist!!!

Les Baux de Provence - Office du Tourisme

You can not miss the "Citadelle des Baux" at the summit of the village. Les Baux covers 7 hectares and visitors can discover the main ruins of its dramatic past: the keep, Saracen towers, chapel, old war weapons... the history of Provence unfolds before your eyes amongst the rocks and stones.

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
The famous village of les Baux de Provence.

Grocery shop in Les Baux. Larger grocery stores within a 10 minute's drive in Maussane les Alpilles or ST Rémy de Provence.


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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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La Citadelle


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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.