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Bastide de Trevallon

  • Location Saint Etienne du Gres Villa - near St Remy de Provence, France
  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Baths 7
  • Rating

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The vast property includes a full private valley and the hills around the house. The location is unique with private pool, tennis court and no neighbors.

The main house has five bedrooms, while the cottage house nearby accomodates two more with a small kitchen, dining and sitting room.

The second floor is fitted with a 3rd fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room and two bedrooms - ideal for a young couple or family. This level is air-conditioned.

This peaceful place is a haven to rest and forget about the real world, yet Saint Rémy de Provence with scores of famous cafés and restaurants is just 6 km from the property.

3 couples with children will find this house a perfect fit allowing privacy when needed, and lots of space for a large group of people.

A lodge with an 8th bedroom (and bathroom) is available and will suit a nanny or teenagers. There is also a cross trainer mini gym located here as well. Please inquire for cost if wishing to add this 8th bedroom.



7 bedroom/ 7 bathrooms sleeps 15

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). Air-conditioned.
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC). Air-conditioned.
  • Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC in hallway). Air-conditioned.

Third Story (2e étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Independent apartment with fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, terrace, laundry:
  • Bedroom 4 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink). Separate WC on the floor. Air-conditioned.
  • Bedroom 5 - Queen bed and cotbed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink). Separate WC on the floor. Air-conditioned.

Cottage - Air conditioned:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living room with pull out Sofa bed for 2 people
  • Bedroom 6 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, WC).
  • Bedroom 7 - Queen bed (or 2 single beds) with en-suite bathroom (Tub, sink, separate WC).


  • Bedroom 8 - Optional bedroom for a nanny or teens with a double bed and a bathroom with tub, sink, WC. The lodge is located right in front of the main house.
  • Cross trainer available in adjacent room. This room can be available at an added cost, please inquire.


  • All bedrooms in the main house have air-conditioning
  • Cottage has air-conditioning
  • Broadband WiFi Internet
  • Satellite TV with English News Channels
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Fans if needed
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen (3)including Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager/ Caretaker
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels
  • Cross trainer in small room by lodge


  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 14 People
  • Gas BBQ
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Tennis court in good condition
  • Private Parking
  • Fantastic View on the Valley

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 12m x 7m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Fence

Salt water System: No

Heated?: No

Note: The pool is located in a very private place 100m from the main house.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and 3 hours twice per week included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.


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Rates & Availability


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Average rating:
5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.

My family and I had the most amazing and memorable time staying at the Bastide de Trevallon. We were so pleasantly surprised to see the property in-person. While the online pictures are very nice, they really do not do the diversity of the location and beauty of the property justice. It is located in a large private valley, tucked safely away from the main road and complete with its own small olive grove, pool, tennis court, playground, ping pong table, sandpit play area and various fountains. The grounds and the house were impeccably kept by the house manager, who was also extremely attentive and responsive to any issue we had. As another reviewer mentioned, though, he doesn't speak much English, but is very friendly and found a way to communicate with those of us lacking in French.

We were very happy to find that the main, larger house, in addition to being very clean and well decorated, was very kid friendly. There are locking gates near stairs to prevent falls, and grates in fountains to protect those danger areas. The pool is completely separate from the house and gated, so there was relief in not worrying about the little ones wandering to the pool and falling into danger. There were also lots of toys and crafts left behind in the common areas for all to enjoy (we left some behind as well). Several small tables and chairs were perfect for eating and crafts, ensuring the children didn't damage any of the beautiful furniture around. A wonderful sand pit was situated by the main dining area, which kept the little ones well occupied while the adults relaxed and chatted. There is also a very nice play ground area and a separate swing set that all the kids enjoyed very much. The kids never wanted to leave the house!

St Remy, which was so charming, was a quick 5 min car ride or 35 min bike ride away. The market there is a must see.

How would we rate Trevallon? 5 stars It exceeded our expectations.

How would we rate Only Provence? 5 stars
OP was very well organized to help us with all aspects of our vacation planning and assisted to make a dream vacation come true. They were so helpful and responsive in setting up bike rentals, private wine tour, truffle hunt and a Chef. We chose Chef Marie to come to cook a meal one night. She was so sweet and talented - a definite highlight of our time in Provence. While there, the ground team also helped us make dinner reservations at great restaurant. We felt very well taken care of!

Thanks again!! Be well!!

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Bastide de Trevallon. The beautiful surroundings, and the location near the beautiful St. Remy was exceptional. Everyone in our family thought that our time in Provence was our most memorable vacation. The Chefs were personable and incredibly talented. Their food was outstanding. We will always treasure our time in that beautiful, serene place. We couldn’t have asked for lovelier area. The pool was beautiful, and the tennis court perfectly kept.

Areas for improvement: 
The only problem with Bastide de Trevallon was that the kitchen was too small to accommodate the cooking class comfortably. It was a little tight for the Chef’s food preparation. However, all our meals were exceptional.

Our overall experience was fantastic. We loved the place very much. The hospitality was amazing. I would definitely recommend this property to my family and friends and would definitely come again when I visit this region.

Very attractive spot, well appointed, well located, nice local village, good distances from wonderful spots such as Les Baux, St Remy, Uzes, Arles, Pont du Gard. Tennis court and pool in very good condition. All around a particularly happy time had by all.

What did you like about your experience?
Almost everything

Areas for improvement:

The only somewhat negative comment was that the power supply at the Bastide is a bit fragile. We lost it when the first storm came through and a couple of times the power was subsequently cut for periods of time.

M. Favier was a good man and fully responsive but did not speak English. We were ok but many may not be. If I were the owner, I would redo the exterior pictures. The land and the bastide are much more attractive than they appear in the existing photos. The walks from the villa were great.

I would recommend the Bastide, Only Provence and Chef Gerald. Chef Gerald was just about worth the money but a service where the food was served on site would have been preferable. The selection on the Only Provence website is strong as is the site’s layout. The land is quite magical and much better than we would have imagined.

What star rating would you give Bastide de Trevallon? (1 is lowest and 5 is the highest) 5. The photos , though good, did not do the place justice.
What star rating would you give Only Provence? 4
What star rating would you give Chefs/ Tours you experienced? 3


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The Village

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Saint Etienne du Gres 2 KM 1.24 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 5 KM 3.1 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 12 KM 7.44 mi Map Village Info
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 15 KM 9.3 mi Map Village Info



Saint Etienne du Grès is a small, picturesque village nestling at the foot of the Alpilles, a few minutes frome Saint Rémy de Provence, and Tarascon and very close to Arles.

The municipality was created relatively recently, having formed part of Tarascon until 1935. This probably explains why, unlike most villages in Provence, it doesn’t possess a typical village square with the town hall, the church, the fountain, the bakery and the bistro. St Etienne is not an old village, but more a dormitory village - most of its inhabitants work in Arles, Tarascon ou St Rémy.

They return to St Etienne for peace and quiet and magnificent countryside only a short distance from the town. In the eastern part of the village (on the way to St Rémy) there are beautiful, old country-style houses and farms which have been carefully restored. There are also attractive houses and private mansions surrounded by elegant landscaped gardens, looking as though they come straight out of a glossy magazine. The western part of the village is made up of more modern, simple houses with pretty, well-kept little gardens.

There are superb opportunities for rambling in the countryside around the village. The hills, covered with sweet-scented pine trees, beckon with the promise of a pleasant few hours in the midst of beautiful greenery. On top of the hill to the east of the village you will find the chapel of Notre Dame du Château. It dates from the 11th century and is the oldest in the region. Visiting the chapel provides an excellent opportunity for a beautiful walk and once you get there you’ll be overwhelmed by its tranquillity and the serene, restful atmosphere of the spot. During the walk you will enjoy beautiful views of Tarascon, Arles and Châteaurenard.

Don’t miss the fruit and vegetable market which takes place every afternoon apart from Sunday. Market gardeners, farmers and shoppers, as well as tourists and walkers, gather for this colourful spectacle, rich in tastes and fragrances, where the accents are fruity too.

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
Alpilles region, hiking, cycling, outdoor markets, golf course in Les Baux de Provence at 15 minutes' drive. La Camargue, Arles, Avignon historical cities.

Local Markets
Monday: Les Saintes Maries de la Mer

Tuesday: Tarascon

Wednesday: Mouriès, Saint-Remy, Arles

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Saint Martin de Crau, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, Eygalières

Saturday: Saint-Remy, Arles

Local Restaurants
Les Baux de Provence
Maussane Les Alpilles
Saint Etienne du Gres
Saint Rémy de Provence

Within Walking distance
The rolling hills in the Alpilles. Saint Etienne du Grès is only 2 km on a beautiful narrow road.

Grocery shops in Saint Etienne, Larger shops in Saint Rémy de 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.