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Within easy reach of Arles or Avignon Villa Toscane is also well situated for exploring the south of France. West to the salt lagoons & flamingos of the Camargue, east to the wilds of the Gorges of Verdon and pre-Alps (skiing in winter)), and south to the colourful sophistication's of the Cote d’Azur, a pleasure to explore in the quiet of winter. The palace of the Popes in Avignon, the Roman Arena of Arles and the tree-lined boulevards of the university city of Aix-en-Provence offer more local surprise and charm as well as quality shopping and a host of Cultural events for example the Aix Music Festival and Opera, Museums and excellent restaurants, The International Photography Meeting in Arles along with its Roman Theatre.
5 bedroom/ 4 bathrooms sleeps 10
Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout
Dimensions/ Depth: 6m x 12m
Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover and alarm
Salt water System: No
Heated?: Yes, upon request
Please note that pool heating is dependent on outdoor weather conditions and specific temperatures cannot be guaranteed
Note: The pool house consists of large summer kitchen housing a commercial 5 burner stove, wood-burning pizza oven, dining for 12, sitting area with stereo. The pool house overlooks the expansive rear terrace, koi pond with waterfalls and the beautiful rear grounds.
Beautiful views from the pool area.
End of stay cleaning and 2 cleaning hours from Monday to Friday included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.
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|Closest Village||Eguilles||3 KM||1.86 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Aix en Provence||6 KM||3.72 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Lambesc||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
|Nearby Village||Rognes||10 KM||6.2 mi||Map||Village Info|
Situated between Salon de Provence and Aix en Provence, some distance from the main high-ways, Eguilles offers a fabulous view of the "chaîne de l'étoile", "l'Etang de Berre" and the famous Mount Sainte-Victoire.You can stroll with pleasure in the narrow streets of the old village nestled at the foot of its 17th century chateau. You will come across beautiful houses, ancient communal washing areas made out of stone that has bleached over time. You will discover in the semi-shade the majestic Paul Odobez clock which has been keeping time for more than 131 years. You will be equally impressed by the mass of the balance weight of this rare treasure... you will be quite enchanted and come away with the impression that time has no meaning in Eguilles !
Sites to visit :
17th century Château-Mairie.
Saint Julien parish church.
Chapelle des Figons.
Wind-mill, ancient washing areas, fountains, shepherds' huts.
Local produce : calissons (sweets), morning visits, olive oil, wineries.
Arts and crafts : Provencal "santons"
Leisure activities :
Market, Tuesday and Friday morning, in the village centre.
May : Festival of art and Provencal traditions.
July : "Nuits théatrales de l'Empéri". (open-air).
August : Fête de la commune.
September : festival, antique fair, exhibitions.
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.
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.
Tuesday and Friday in Eguilles.
Wednesday in Rognes.
Daily local markets in Aix en provence.
Small grocery shops in Eguilles at 2 km, larger stores in Aix and Lambesc at 10 minutes drive.