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Bastide du Tholonet

  • Location Le Tholonet Villa - near Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 4

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Handsomely set on the slope of a hill, and surrounded by famous Provence vineyards, Bastide du Tholonet was recently fully renovated and furnished in 2017 by a renowned architect.

This Sainte Victoire area offers stunning landscapes, famously painted by Cezanne, and proximity to Aix en Provence in just 10 minutes by car.

This particular Bastide overlooking the valley has an elegant open space on the ground floor with a contemporary fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and air-conditioned sitting room. The Master bedroom with a large comfortable bathroom shares the first floor space with an office, while the second floor hosts two more bedrooms with bathroom. The cottage house (Maison d’Amis) is set nearby while also allowing complete privacy: kitchen, dining and sitting room, two bedrooms sharing a bathroom and a fantastic terrace overlooking the vines. A "maison de gardiens" for 2 people is also available, adjacent to the main house.

A wonderful and large summer kitchen with terrace and a lounge area by the pool will host your never-endings aperitifs and happiest of evenings.



6 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 12

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Large Master bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Office.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with a separte bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed, shares bathroom with bedroom 2.

Maison d'Amis - Cottage

  • Fully equipped kitchen,
  • Large living room.
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen bed with separate bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen bed, shares bathroom with bedroom 4.

Maison de Gardiens

  • Bedroom 6 - Double bed and bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).


  • Air conditioning in the main sitting room and in the Cottage
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi in the Bastide
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • Fans if needed
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot, and High Chairif requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Pool House
  • Summer kitchen, fully equipped
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Weber Gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Terrain de Boules
  • Private Parking
  • Beautiful Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 10m x 5m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: Beautiful lounge area by the pool, and summer kitchen with views on the Bastide and the countryside.

Maid Service

Saturday end of stay cleaning + 4 hours intermediate cleaning included. 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 Le Tholonet 2 KM 1.24 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Aix en Provence 8 KM 4.96 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Luynes 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Vauvenargues 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info



Located in the world famous countryside of Aix-en-Provence with views of Cezanne's Mt. Saint Victoire.

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
Le Tholonet

Within Walking distance
Hiking trails

Restaurant: la table de Beaurecueil

Stores in Aix en Provence: 10 mn


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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.