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

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Reduced price special offer on remaining open weeks!! Come and truly discover life in Provence in this exceptional Air Conditioned property - a fabulous spot for family reunions or a gathering of friends. This special price is for groups of 10 or fewer, renting only 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for the few weeks we have left to offer. The greatest asset of this magnificent Mas is that it can comfortably accommodate larger groups while maintaining a cozy, luxurious atmosphere. The house offers 6000 sq. ft of living space, with possibility to have up to 9 Air Conditioned bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms, plus 3 half baths (please inquire).

This beautifully renovated and decorated farmhouse is located at the foot of the Luberon Mountain range in the heart of Provençe, 25 minutes from either Aix-en-Provençe or Avignon.

An exceptionally lovely kitchen finished in marble and stone and professionally equipped, offers a paradise for foodies. The property has a small private vineyard facing the house, and a large, heated pool (6x12 meters). Enjoy long meals "Provençal style" on the stone terrace overlooking the vineyard, lounge by the pool or wander on foot to a local winery for a tasting. Also within walking distance are a small playground, bakery and cafe, bar, 2 restaurants, Roman Temple Ruins and Nature trails.

Le Mas de Gancel is ideally located close to many popular areas for sightseeing including Aix-en-Provençe, Avignon, the Luberon villages and Saint-Rémy-de-Provençe and Les Baux-de-Provence. It is a haven for bikers and walkers with its proximity to numerous trails leading to surrounding villages and historic sites. The villa offers several à la carte services during your stay, including cooking classes and chef services. Daily housekeeping included (except Sundays).



5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 10

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • No Ground floor bedrooms

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom #1 - Air Conditioned Master Bedroom - King 4 poster Bed with bathroom (Walk-in shower, Claw foot tub, 2 sink and WC)
  • Bedroom #2 - Air Conditioned King bedroom with private bathroom (Walk-in shower, sink and WC)
  • Bedroom #3 - Air Conditioned King bedroom with Bathroom (Walk-in Shower, 2 sinks and WC)

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom #4 - Air Conditioned King (or two twins) Suite (Walk-in shower, sink and WC) Flat screen TV and private living area.
  • Bedroom #5 - Air Conditioned King (or two twins) Bedroom (Full en-suite bathroom with Walk-in shower, sink and WC)


  • All bedrooms Air Conditioned
  • Broadband WiFi Internet throughout
  • Satellite TV with CNN and BBC
  • 2 Flat screen TVs
  • DVD player
  • 2 Bose iPod Dock speakers
  • Guest washer and Dryer
  • Indoor dining for up to 18
  • Linens provided
  • Well-equipped American Kitchen with all appliances including:
  • 2 toasters
  • 2 blenders
  • Espresso and drip coffee makers
  • Kitchenaid Mixer
  • American refrigerator
  • Second full sized refrigerator
  • Wine fridge
  • 6 burner gas stove
  • 2 ovens
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Playroom with toys and beds for kids
  • 2 Baby cots, 1 high chair
  • Hair dryers in each of the 5 full bathrooms
  • Private Chef Services available


  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Loungers
  • Outdoor couches and chairs
  • Huge outdoor terrace with vineyard view
  • Outdoor dining table and chairs for 18
  • Covered Summer Kitchen with large traditional barbecue
  • Weber Gas Grill
  • All bedrooms with vineyard view
  • Transportation to Airport or TGV Stations 65 Euros upon request

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 6m (1m shallow end and 2m deep end)

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm and 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: The heated salt water pool is securely gated and has alarm.

Maid Service

3 hours of maid service daily except for Sunday & Saturday linen change included. Extra hours of maid service available for 20 Euros per hour (to do dishes, laundry). 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 Vernègues 3 KM 1.86 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Mallemort 6 KM 3.72 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Salon de Provence 18 KM 11.16 mi Map Village Info



The farmhouse is located approximately 5 kms from the town of Lambesc, which is off the Route National 7 (halfway between Avignon and Aix-en-Provençe).

Minutes drive from some of Provençe's finest wineries, ancient villages, Roman ruins, and châteaux.

Closest Airport is Marseille International (MRS) is a 45 minute drive

3 km from golf and tennis

Enjoy daily local markets in surrounding villages

Boulangerie within walking distance

All shops, pharmacy, doctors, tabac etc - within 5 km (Lambesc, Mallemort)

25 minutes from Aix-en-Provençe and Avignon, 30 minutes from Saint-Rèmy-de-Provençe and Les Baux-de-Provence

Zoo 5 km

Walking, hiking, mountain-biking, in Luberon Mountains

Minutes from the village that hosts the International Piano Festival in July-August.

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
Château Bas winery and tasting room

Pont Royal semi-private 18 hole golf and tennis

Abbeye de Silvacane

Aix en Provence

The Luberon Mountain Villages

L'Isle sur la Sorgue

St-Remy/ Les Baux

Local Markets
Sunday: Pelissanne

Monday: Senas

Tuesday: Alleins

Wednesday: Saint-Cannat and Rognes

Thursday: Sénas

Friday: Lambesc and Mallemort

Saturday: Charleval

Within Walking distance
Château Bas winery and tasting room

30 B.C. ruins of a Roman temple


2 bars

2 restaurants

playground for small children

Walking, hiking, biking trails through the hills

Casino in Lambesc

Intermarché in Mallemort


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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.