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Mas de la Quietude

  • Location Jouques Villa - near Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8

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Mas de la Quietude is an expansive estate for extended families or large groups located near Aix en Provence and the famous Sainte Victoire mountain. A three kilometer long private driveway leads to the house among green oak trees, olive groves and lavender.

Our guests receive all of the comfort and beauty one could desire in this beautifully restored and decorated authentic group of stone buildings on over 400 acres of private land.

A wonderful paved courtyard – so attractive for breakfasts, lunches or aperitifs - lies between two different buildings which each house four bedrooms apiece.

These two stone houses are perfect for comfortably accommodating large families or groups of friends. The 8 bedrooms (one is a dormitory for up to four children), all with private bathroom, have been equipped with complete comfort including air conditioning.

One of the houses hosts a large modern fully equipped kitchen with cold room and air conditioning, a perfect place to prepare dinners which will be served in the dining room or often on the South terrace with views on the manicured gardens. The vast comfortable sitting room is also located on the same floor and faces the valley and the pool.

The large swimming pool flooded by the sun is secured by an electric security cover, a terrain de boules and a ping pong table will entertain young guests and adults alike. A helipad is set on the property just above the main house.

Aix-en-Provence is less than 30 minutes away and offers daily markets all of the amenities for the cosmopolitan visitor. A beautiful medieval village is located only 5 km from the property, and the surroundings – Sainte Victoire Cezanne mountain, Gordes du Verdon, routes des vins – offer everything visitors are looking for while in Provence.

An adjacent apartment with equipped kitchen, sitting room, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom can be made available for larger groups as well. Please inquire.

This apartment is inhabited in July and August only by a couple who is in charge of the maintenance and cleanliness of the property. More services available at additional price.

Owners are open to accept flexible arrival and departure days.



8 bedroom/ 8 bathrooms sleeps 18

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Maison au Sud:
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom, King size bed (2 x 2m) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, WC). Dressing room. A/C.
  • Bedroom 2 -King bed (180 x 2m) or two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 -King bed (180 x 2m) or two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 4 -King bed (180 x 2m) or two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Maison au Nord:
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen bed (160 x 2m) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 6 - Queen bed (160 x 2m) with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Dressing room. A/C.
  • Bedroom 7 -King bed (180 x 2m) or two single beds with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 8 - Dormitory with 4 single beds and en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). A/C.

Adjacent appartment to maison du nord:

  • Ground floor with kitchen and sitting room
  • First floor with two bedrooms (one Queen bed and 2 single beds) and bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • This appartment can communicate with the main house.


  • Air conditioning in the kitchen and in all bedrooms
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Cold room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 18 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 18 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Caretakers living on the property
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 18 People
  • Gas or Charcoal
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Terrain de Boules
  • Ping Pong table
  • Private Parking
  • Helipad
  • Fantastic Panoramic Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 15m x 6m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

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 pool area allow never ending views on the fantastic Provencal landscape.

Maid Service

Daily cleaning from Monday to Friday, 4 maid hours in the morning. More services 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 Jouques 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Vauvenargues 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Aix en Provence 20 KM 12.4 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 30 KM 18.6 mi Map Village Info



Mas de la Quietude is located near a nice authentic village.

Between the Durance river and Mount Sainte-Victoire, Jouques is peacefully situated at the intersection of four Departments. Built at the summit of a fragrant hill-side, with its small valleys and wooded massifs, Jouques is not visible until you have rounded almost the last corner on the road leading to the village.

Jouques is a typically small Provencal village with a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Its rich rural heritage of "restanques", "bories", oratories and chapels offer a fine pretext for discovering the superb natural environment which surrounds the village.

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 Sainte Victoire Mountain, typical villages, markets, wineyards and countryside.

Local Markets
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Aix en Provence

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence

Within Walking distance
The fantastic landscape painted by Cezanne.

Grocery shops at 5 km and supermarkets in Aix en Provence.


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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.