Bastide des Pinchinats

  • Location Aix en Provence Villa - near Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 4

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This elegant XVIIth century Bastide, once home to the Archbishop of Aix en Provence, is situated within walking distance of the center of Aix en Provence in a beautiful park with mature trees and classical gardens. The property includes a main house (400 sqm), a swimming pool (3.5 m x 1.,5 m), fountains and a fish pond. There are several outdoor games for children (trampoline, ping pong table and pétanque) and plenty of private parking for guests.

The main house and guesthouse have modern day comforts while retaining their historical charm. The rooms are very spacious and bright with 10-foot ceilings, original molding and marble fireplaces. On the ground floor there is a large living room, dining room, kitchen (Lacanche range cooker) and breakfast room, TV room (big flat screen TV, DVD, wifi and cable TV) and utility room (washer and dryer). Upstairs there are 6 bedrooms (3 en-suite) and 4 bathrooms. The property may also include a fully renovated guesthouse (please inquire for price) with one bedroom, living room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom.

Note, due to the size of beds, this property can accommodate up to 12 guests when traveling with children, though best suited for 6-8 adults maximum.

Aix en Provence is situated 20 minutes from the Marseille airport and TGV (high speed train) and is located in the heart of Provence with easy access to many historical sites and villages in the Luberon and the French Riviera.



6 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 8

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - Queen bed (160) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC, dressing). Facing South.
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed (160) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink). Separate WC.
  • Bedroom 3 - Single bed (140) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Dressing.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 4 - Single bed (140)
  • Bedroom 5 - Single bed (140)
  • Bedroom 6 - Twin beds
  • These 3 bedrooms share the same bathroom (Tub, shower) with separate WC.


  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • Fans In each Bedroom
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 10 People
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and High Chair on request
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Pool House
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining for 10 People
  • Grill Gas
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Petanque
  • Trampoline
  • Private Parking

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 10.5m x 3.5m / Depth 2m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm

Salt water System: Yes

Heated?: No

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and intermediate cleaning (about 3 hours) included. More maid hours possible, please inquire. 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 Aix en Provence 3 KM 1.86 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 36 KM 22.32 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Marc Jaumegarde 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Le Tholonet 7 KM 4.34 mi Map Village Info



Protected by the Montagne Ste Victoire which rises to 1,011m. Aix is surrounded by a countryside full of authentic Provencal houses and traditional French style gardens. The name Aix comes from the source discovered when the city was founded in 123 BC by the Romans.

Aix was the capital of Provence in the 15th century, Wealthy merchants and local dignitaries helped turn this city into the Florence of Provence as we know it today.

One can find all the beauty of the noble Provence of the17th and 18th centuries: handsome houses of the upper class, private mansions, city squeres bursting with flowers, ancient fountains and shaded narrow streets.

Aix was the inspiration to many of the greatest writers and painters : Guigou, Stendhal, Mistral, Zola, and Cézanne, There is even a special Cezanne tour which one can follow through the streets of Aix stopping at points marked with a C.

As a city of art and culture Aix possesses a wealth of superbe architecture that has been carefully preserved and restored. Walking through the Cours Mirabeau and the Rue Gaston de Saporta one can admire the private mansions with their sculptured doors and windows and the intricate iron work on the balconies. Discerning shoppers choose the elegant boutiques in the quartier Mazarin.

Each summer the International Festival of Lyric Arts and Music unites acclaimed prima donnas and maestros in a fabulous selection of singing and music. The Dance Festival is also world reputed.

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 Aix en Provence TGV (3 hours direct) and rent a car. You could plan to see Paris on the way back, taking the TGV from Aix en Provence to Gare de Lyon, and getting a cab to your hotel in the city.

Things to do

Local Attractions
Music festivals, Route des vins, Cafés and Restaurants...

Local Markets
Daily outdoor market in the morning in Aix en Provence.

All kinds of shops and markets are available within 3km by car.


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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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