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Villa Tosca

  • Location Luynes Villa - near Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 5

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Villa Tosca is an authentic Bastide that has been beautifully renovated to mimic both historical and modern elements. Located half a mile from Luynes village and only 10 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, the location is perfect for those seeking easy access to this historical city of Provence.

The renovations here focused upon authenticity and creativity, creating unique large open spaces within the ground floor living areas with high ceilings and large, light-filled windows. The kitchen boasts all modern, updated amenities, with top-of-the-line Smeg chef’s oven and stove. Also on the ground floor, guests will find a large dining room and two sitting rooms -- both a petit salon and a grand salon.

A beautiful, tiled staircase leads to the air-conditioned second floor bedrooms, each with their own personality, comfort, and flair.

A sixth bedroom with bath is located outside in the Maison d'Amis, with an independent entrance and kitchenette.

The outdoor garden spaces here are shaded with plane trees and luxuriously welcoming. The front of the home offers a large terrace with shade overlooking the generous green space for children to play, as well as the large swimming pool with summer kitchen and lounge.

There is a special character and welcoming ambiance at Villa Tosca which can be felt throughout the property as a whole. Details in decor and interior design are truly unique, and provide the perfect combination of class and comfort.

Please note, owners have a preference for multi-week reservations here. This is therefore a fantastic choice for long-term renters seeking proximity to Aix.



6 bedroom/ 5 bathrooms sleeps 13

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with King bed and en suite bathroom (Tub, shower, 2 sinks, bidet, WC). AC.
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed with separate bathroom (Tub with handshower, sink). Separate WC. A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen bed, shares bathroom with Bedroom 2.
  • Bedroom 4 - Single bed on mezzanine (more fit for children) with en suite bathroom (Shower, sink). Separate WC.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 5 - Two single beds and one sofa bed. Can use the bathroom set on ground floor.

Outside Cottage, Maison d'Amis

  • Kitchenette
  • Bedroom 6 - Double bed and shower, sink, WC.


  • Air conditioning in the kitchen and second floor
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV - Apple TV
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Back Kitchen
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplaces
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot and high chair if requested
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Sun Loungers
  • Pool House, Summer Kitchen with Fridge, Icemaker
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Fountain
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Gas Barbecue
  • Large Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Atelier / Paint room
  • Open Views

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 13m x 9m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Alarm, no fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: Very large swimming pool with lovely fountains.
A shower room and WC found here as well.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning as well as intermediate cleaning twice per week is included in the rental fees. 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 Luynes 1 KM 0.62 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Aix en Provence 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Lourmarin 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Salon de Provence 25 KM 15.5 mi Map Village Info



Placed in the golden triangle of Bouches-du-Rhone department, between Aix, Salon de Provence and Marseille, the property is located near a charming authentic village and constitutes an ideal strategic point of departure to visit this known and renowned region all over the world!

In 45 minutes from Lubéron, Alpilles (Les Baux de Provence, St Rémy de Provence, Maussane les Alpilles) and the Alps ( Manosque), you can appreciate the Provençal hinterland through short escapades of day

For the adeptes of the sea bath and Mediterrannée in particular, you can go on the blue Coast

(la Cote Bleue) to Carry-le-Rouet, Sausset-les-Pins, Ensues-la-Redonne (20 minutes) or in Cassis (30 minutes); you will find magnificent creeks there to be crossed on foot, as well as places of bathings (sandy's beaches or rocks) wild and protected!!! Please ask advice from your hosts because all were lucky to grow there!!!

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
Historical cities of Aix en Provence, Avignon, Arles, Nimes can be visited in half day sorties.

Hiking on the Sainte Victoire mountain and in the Calanques near the sea.

Cultural life, restaurants and cafés in Aix en Provence. Route des vins. Festivals in Provence.

Golf course, 18 holes, is 10 minutes from the property.

Local Markets
Tuesday and Friday in Eguilles.

Wednesday in Rognes.

Daily local markets in Aix en Provence.

Local Restaurants
Aix en Provence
Saint Marc Jaumegarde

Within Walking distance
The village of Luynes, with baker, butcher, grocery stores...

Grocery stores in Luynes, larger supermarkets 10 minutes' drive.


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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.