Les Volets Gris

  • Location Boulbon Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 5
 
 


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In a quiet and picturesque environment, in the heart of the medieval village of Boulbon, near Avignon, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Arles, Nîmes and Uzès... Les Volets Gris welcomes you with the character of a genuine Maison de Maître - offering complete comfort and charm. Discover this beautiful home welcoming you with bright light, sophisticated decoration, and endowed with attractive en-suite bathrooms.

Come take advantage of the heated pool, enjoy reading comfortably in the 400 sqm garden or take a stroll through the local village. Explore the region from this sporty locale northwest of St Remy - walks in Montagnette, hikes or cycling trips on surrounding trails, or perhaps even a trip by sailboat... And come home to appreciate the warm atmosphere of the big lounge, the sobriety of the rooms, and the colors of the garden surrounded by scents of sage and lavender.



Amenities

Bedrooms

5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 8

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Loft style. Air conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink). Living room and separate WC downstairs.
  • Bedroom 2 - Air conditioned Master bedroom with canopy Queen bed and en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 3 - Air conditioned King bed or two singles with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 4 - Air conditioned large single bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, separate WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - Air conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Inside

  • Air Conditioning in all the bedrooms
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels on TV of the living room
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 8 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot, High Chair on request
  • Pool towels
  • All linens provided

Outside

  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining for 8 People
  • BBQ
  • Shaded areas
  • Private Parking for 2 cars (20€/per week for a third car)
  • View

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 8 m x 4 m and 1,5 m depth

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm

Salt water System: Yes

Heated?: Yes, upon request

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

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and 3 hours of cleaning on Wednesday.

For extra hours, 13€/hour. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


 

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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Boulbon KM 0 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 21 KM 13.02 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 24 KM 14.88 mi Map Village Info

 

Locale

Boulbon is a charming village in the north of the department of Bouches du Rhône, between Avignon and Tarascon. Nestled in a fold of La Montagnette, the land around Boulbon is divided between the fertile plain used for farming and La Montagnette, a paradise for walkers, mushroom gatherers and hunters (except for July to mid September when access is prohibited because of the fire risk). Visitors to Boulbon will discover a typical mediaeval Provençal village. It has a fortified château which dominates the village and fortifications which protected it from attack. An attractive brochure produced by the mairie forms a useful guide, with lots of information about the history concealed in the old stones of the village. As you leave the Place de la Mairie at the entrance to the village you will pass through the fortified gate, the Porte Loriol. On the left is the “Gardette” (the building which formerly housed the guards who controlled people entering and leaving the village). You will then find yourself in Boulbon’s longest street, la Grand’rue, which boasts old houses with lovely façades, some with Renaissance windows. You will also pass the large 14th-century statue of St Christopher. Look out for the old doors with sculpted pediments and little lanes which open out into charming little squares with flower-bedecked windows. Going along the ramparts from the rue du Barri, you come to the foot of what remains of Boulbon’s splendid feudal fortress. Its keep (11th century) can still be seen but the defence towers, the machicolations, the living quarters and the terraces sadly did not survive the many turbulent periods in the village’s history. Not far from the château is the church of St Anne, built in 1626, after which you will come to the chapel of St Marcellin, a little gem of Romanesque architecture, that you will reach via the street with the town hall on it. The way into the chapel is through a wonderful semicircular portal. The building is not only of interest for its architecture but also because it is the scene every year of the rather unusual Bottle Procession, which is without doubt the most picturesque of Boulbon’s festivals. It takes place every year on the evening of June 1st. At around 7 pm the bells ring out and all the men and boys of the village (the women and girls are excluded) hurry along behind the priest to process to the Chapel of St Marcellin. Each man or boy carries one of his best bottles of wine. At the end of the mass the bottles are uncorked and the priest sings prayers and solemnly blesses the wine. Then everyone clinks glasses and drinks religiously. Generally they all then very carefully recork their bottles - thus enriched by reverent prayer the wine will serve to soothe fevers, stomach aches and other illnesses until the following June… Then the procession returns to the village, uplifted and joyful.

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
The feudal castle of Boulbon. The church saint-Anne build in 1628 on the location of a Romanic chapel. The Statue of Saint Christophe XIV century. The Chapel Saint-Marcellin Romane, dated the XI century. The Mill Bonnet of BOULBON, of 1776 restored in 2002 according to the original.The chapel Saint Julien Romane, situated outside of the village in the middle of nowhere (in 3 km on the road leading to the abbey of Saint Michel de Frigolet).

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Fontveille

Tuesday: Paradou

Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Fontveille

Within Walking distance
Restaurants, cafés, bakery, butcher in the village.

Groceries
There is a small grocery shop in the village (Utile) not far from the house, larger stores in St Rémy de Provence or Maussane Les Alpilles.


 

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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:

info@OnlyProvence.com
+1 (404) 806-2278


 

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