Mas des Pierres

  • Location Aubignan Villa - near Avignon - Provence, France
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 5
  • Rating

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If authenticity in a pristinely tranquil and private setting is your goal, Mas des Pierres will be your haven in Provence. This 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom estate is a perfect retreat for families or couples searching for typical life in Provence. Located in the heart of Provence, 20 minutes away from Avignon and lIsle sur la Sorgue, on the approaches to Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, Mas des Pierres has it all-Provencal ambiance indoors and out.

The home is a former farm dating back to the XVII century, recently renovated in an elegant yet relaxed style. Exposed stone, charming antiques and pieces of art work can be found throughout. A sun-drenched salon complete with piano offers the perfect spot to have intimate drawn-out meals overlooking the olive and cypress-treed garden.

Located only minutes from Aubignon or Carpentras you will have all the conveniences of a small town, fresh bread, butchers, cheese shops and outdoor markets. The scenic routes that surround the Mas are speckled with wineries and trails for hiking and biking.

Enjoy sitting outside on the terrace or beside the pool overlooking the stunning views of Provence.



5 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 10

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • All 5 bedrooms are eloquently appointed with antiques and Provencal fabrics and linens.
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bedroom with bathroom with sink, shower and WC
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bedroom with bathroom with sink, shower - shares a detached WC with the bedroom below
  • bedroom 3 - King or 2 Twins with bathroom with sink & bath tub
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen or 2 Twin with bathroom with 2 sinks, shower, WC
  • Bedroom 5 - King or 2 Twin with bathroom with sink, shower, WC


  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • All appliances including washer/dryer
  • 2 Refrigerators
  • 2 Ovens
  • Sample our home-made wine
  • Baby cot and high chair
  • Babysitting and catering services available upon request (extra costs).
  • Fans in each bedroom
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • All Linens provided
  • Pool towels provided


  • Views of Mt. Ventoux and Dentelles de Montmirail
  • Outdoor dining for 12 people
  • Sun Lounges
  • Fruit trees
  • Fresh vegetable garden
  • Nature trails
  • Private parking for 10 cars
  • Grassy areas
  • Full sun and shaded areas
  • Wood Barbecue Grill

Pool Information

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

Security (Fence, Alarm): Not gated, but protected by a pool alarm system for child safety.

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Maid Service:
2 hours daily maid service included every day except Sunday. Extra maid hours available at 13 Euros per hour.


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

We were a group of four couples and the experience far exceeded our expectations. We all loved the place. As one of our group said: “How many times do you go away and the experience is not quite what you expect? This place is more than we expected.” Great house – comfort for all four couples – great setting, and great location. Chef Yvan Gillardi was terrific. One our best and most memorable meals.

Areas for improvement: The written directions from Avignon to Le Mas des Pierres were impossible for any of us to follow. We had four cars and we all got lost, even the GPS systems in the vehicles did not find the Chemin.

I would highly recommend all of the above to anyone who is looking for a vacation in Provence, and we might even return In the future.

What star rating would you give Le Mas des Pierres? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 10
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 10
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 10

I highly recommend Le Mas des Pierres and Only Provence. The house is amazing, far better than we imagined and Only Provence was very helpful in the booking and pre-arrival process. Anybody going to Provence who is looking for a house to rent should definitely contact Only Provence. And if you want a really great place to stay, where great memories can be made, should consider Le Mas des Pierres.

Stanley Smith was very helpful.

S. Fogg

Le Mas des Pierres was perfect for our family. The bedrooms are situated in a way that all are separated and private. Two of them are on different levels (by a few steps) so with children it could still be quiet. But if steps bother you, this house might not be the one for you. There are quite a few. The house itself is lovely. The grounds are exquisite. The children enjoyed the pool which was always clean. We had everything we needed. The kitchen is a little "funky". There is only a window in the kitchen and no door to the outside. This was a disappointment but we got used to it. After all, that part of the house dates back to the 14th century! One of the biggest pluses is the walking path and canal behind the house. It was a great way to walk off some of that tasty French food! I think the one minus of the house is the lighting. It was dark! We had to bring a lamp from a bedroom to the kitchen. It was impossible to read in bed. We changed the light bulbs which did help. But in general, the house needs better lighting.

Would you recommend Le Mas des Pierres, Only Provence, Chefs or Tours to friends/ family? YES. I already have.

Joan D.


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Aubignan 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Carpentras 4 KM 2.48 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Beaumes de Venise 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Avignon 27 KM 16.74 mi Map Village Info



Situated in the countryside close to and between Aubignon and Carpentras -- with fantastic views of Les Dentelles de Montmirail.

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 Rhone Valley wine region wineries and villages

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: Sarrains, L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Cavaillon

Tuesday: Caromb, Beaumes de Venise

Wednesday: Avignon

Thursday: Vacqueras

Friday: Carpentras

Saturday: Aubignan

Within Walking distance
Nature trails

Village of Aubignon 2.5 miles away has 3 cafés.

Large grocery stores within a 5 minute drive.


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Note: Maps show approximate location


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Terms and Conditions

Arrival: Saturday

Minimum Stay: 1 week - please inquire about exceptions outside the summer months

Includes: Final cleaning and any additional maid service listed on the web page.

Confirming your reservation: We will send a rental agreement by email, fax or regular mail. The properties are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of the rental deposit.

Initial payment: The signed rental agreement and payment of the 50% rental deposit must be received within 7 seven days to confirm the reservation. The second 50% is due 60 days before arrival - we will email you a reminder 75 days before your arrival.

Payment acknowledgment: Immediately upon receipt of your documents or payments, Only Provence will mail you an acknowledgement of payment. The acknowledgement will note the remaining balance, if any, and when the payment is due.

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.

Extra Charges: The rent includes taxes, standard utilities and maid service as noted on the house web page. Additional maid or other services can be arranged and billed separately.


SECURITY DEPOSIT: No actual security deposit will be taken, however you agree to allow Only Provence to charge your credit card in the event of loss or damage of items belonging to the property owner or unpaid expenses incurred during your stay. In this case, we will charge your card the appropriate amount and discuss a fair resolution. Provided there is no more than reasonable clean up and nothing has been damaged or is missing, we will delete your card information two weeks after departure. Any damages in excess of the security deposit amount will be paid in full by the Renters within 30 days.

CHECK -IN / CHECK-OUT: Please note that these times are firm due to Owner needing to prepare the house between Renters.

MAID SERVICE: Does not include personal laundry, or dishes. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise.

DAMAGES: Renters agree to pay for repairs of all damages that their group has incurred.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted within the villa but is allowed outside on the balconies or terraces, in gardens or around the pool. Smoking inside the villa may result in loss of security deposit.

SUBLETTING AND ASSIGNMENT: Renters shall not sublet the entire premises or any part of the premises, nor shall they assign this Agreement to anyone else without first obtaining the Owner’s written permission. Owner shall not withhold permission unreasonably.

PETS: Renters may house no pet of any kind on the premises, even temporarily, without first obtaining Owner’s written permission.

AGREEMENT NON-COMPLIANCE: Renters assure the Owner that any tenant who violates any of the terms of this Agreement shall be immediately denied occupancy and shall remedy any damages or other expenses caused by the tenant and/or the tenant's guest(s).

ILLEGAL DRUGS: Renters agree that any tenant who is found using illegal drugs or allows others to use illegal drugs on the premises will be immediately denied continued occupancy at these premises.

LAWFUL USE: Renters and/or their guests shall not disturb, annoy, endanger, or inconvenience neighbors, nor use the premises for any unlawful purposes, nor violate any law or ordinance, nor commit waste or nuisance on or about the premises. Any inappropriate or destructive behavior could result in the eviction of the entire Renters group without refund.

INSURANCE: Owners have obtained property and liability insurance to cover certain personal injuries occurring as a result of property defects or owner negligence. Owners’ insurance does not cover Tenants’ possessions or Tenants’ negligence. Tenants are strongly advised to take fully comprehensive insurance to cover all eventualities including accidents, injuries or third party liabilities. Owner is not responsible for Renter property loss or damage.

NON-WAIVER: Should either Owners or Tenants waive their rights to enforce any breach of this Agreement, that waiver shall be considered temporary and not a continuing waiver of any later breach. Although Owners may know when accepting rent that Tenants are violating one or more of this Agreement’s conditions, Owners in accepting the rent are in no way waiving their rights to enforce the breach. Neither Owners nor Tenants shall have waived their rights to enforce any breach unless they agree to a waiver in writing.

REFERENCES IN WORDING: Plural references made to the parties involved in this Agreement may also be singular, and singular references may be plural. These references also apply to Owners’ and Tenants’ heirs, executors, administrators, or successors, as the case may be.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT: As written, this Agreement along with the signed contract constitute the entire agreement between the Tenants and Owners. They have made no further promises of any kind to one another, nor have they reached any other understandings, either verbal or written.

ATTORNEY’S FEES: If either party to this Agreement shall bring a cause or action against the other party for enforcement of the Agreement, the prevailing party shall not recover attorney’s fees.

TERMINATION: Either party may terminate this lease in the event of a violation of early provision of this lease by the other party in the manner and as provided by law.

SWIMMING POOL: The swimming pool of the villa is used entirely by the Renters, Renters group or its guests at their own risk. Renters hereby releases Owner and its agents including France Vacation Villa, Inc. of any claims demands, debts, contracts, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of any kind with respect to personal injury including death while using the villa’s pool. No diving allowed in the pools.

WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY: Renter hereby waives and releases, indemnifies, hold harmless and forever discharges the Owner and its agents and employees including France Vacation Villa, Inc. and their respective agents, staff and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, contracts, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of every kind and nature, including claims of Owner or their employee negligence, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that Renters ever had or may have arising from or related to participation in any of the events or activities, and for the duration of the stay at the stated villa. Owner and their agents including France Vacation Villa, Inc. are not liable for loss, damage of property, to/of Renter or its group or guests. Renter assumes any risk, and takes full responsibility and waives any claims of personal injury, death or damage to personal property associated with the stated villa including but not limited to man-made hazards associated with the property such as slippery shower basins, tubs, swimming pool facilities and natural hazards such as holes, ditches, fallen trees, branches, ice, snow, and or other irregularities in terrain and using the terrain including walking, jogging, biking or related activities. Renter primary contact needs to be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

OWNER PERFORMANCE: Only Provence has never had a rental canceled by an Owner. In the highly unlikely event that the owner cannot honor the stated rental dates, Only Provence would attempt to find a suitable villa replacement in a timely manner. If a suitable replacement cannot be found, all rental monies will be refunded to the Renters. Owner and its agents including France Vacation Villa Inc. are not responsible for Renter transportation or lodging expenses if a replacement can not be found.

ARBITRATION: Disputes between the parties to this contract shall be settled by arbitration in France.


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