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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.
5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 8
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
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
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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|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|
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.
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.
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).
Morning Outdoor Markets
Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès
Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles
Within Walking distance
Restaurants, cafés, bakery, butcher in the village.
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.