Villa 212

  • Location Paradou, France
  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
  • Rating

Mas Allure is an exceptionally renovated 17th century farmhouse with spectacular amenities. The home sits in the heart of the village of Paradou, yet still offers complete privacy from neighbors. Guests are able to walk into the village for meals, pastries, groceries, etc; and return to the beautiful retreat property with endless activity within its walls.

The ambiance here is one that truly transports you to provençal life. Stunning interior spaces are matched by the beautiful gardens and terraces, with pool just beyond the main house terrace.

Our guests here find that the home acts well for both large families and groups of friends alike. The six bedrooms are equally appointed to offer comfort for couples, or proximity and space for family groups.

A half tennis and basketball court is situated across the drive from the main house, pool, and stone annex. There is truly plenty to enjoy simply on the property itself, for guests of all ages. Plus, with popular villages like St Remy and Les Baux only a 10-minute drive away, guests are never in want of activity.


6 bedroom/ 6 bathrooms sleeps 12

Ground Floor (RDC) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 1 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC). Fire place and Terrace.

Second Story (1er étage) Bedrooms/ Bathroom Layout

  • Bedroom 2 - Air conditioned Master bedroom with King bed and en-suite bathroom (Large shower, sink, WC). A/C.
  • Bedroom 3 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Tub, shower, sink, separate WC). Dressing room.
  • Bedroom 4 - Air conditioned King bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, 2 sinks, WC).
  • Bedroom 5 - Air conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Shower, sink, WC).

Cottage in the Garden

  • Bedroom 6 - Air Conditioned Queen bed with en-suite bathroom (Bath tub, walk-in shower, sink, separate WC).

Stone Annex

  • Playroom and Home Cinema with small kitchenette and bathroom (shower, sink, WC).
  • Typically not used as a bedroom, but can be converted with small bed for teen or nanny when needed.


  • Air conditioning in 5 bedrooms in the main house
  • Broadband Internet/ WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Cd player/ stereo
  • iPod Dock (speaker base)
  • Baby Grand Piano
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen including Dishwasher
  • Lacanche Cooker
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair dryers in each bathroom
  • Indoor Dining for 12 people
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 people
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • English-speaking House Manager
  • Baby Crib/ Cot
  • High Chair
  • All linens provided
  • Pool towels


  • Private Tennis (half court) and Basketball court
  • Rackets and balls provided
  • Sun Loungers
  • Parasols
  • 10 Bikes
  • Outdoor Terraces
  • Outdoor Dining for 12 People
  • Gas BBQ - Plancha
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Terrain des Boules
  • Shaded and Grassy areas
  • Private Parking
  • Beautiful views in the Garden

Pool Information

Dimensions/ Depth: 10m x 4m

Security (Fence, Alarm): Electric security cover

Salt water System: No

Heated?: Yes, upon request

Note: The long swimming pool is beautifully set against a stone wall. It has beautiful views on the landscaped garden. Pool heating is included in June, July, August, and September. It is 200€ per week in May and October and 300€ per week in April and November.

Maid Service

End of stay cleaning and 6 hours each day from Monday to Saturday are included. Linens changed weekly unless agreed otherwise. Maids not responsible for washing guest dishes/ pots/ pans or personal laundry.

Note: Maps show approximate location

Nearest Villages

Closest Village Paradou KM 0 mi Map
Nearby Village Maussane Les Alpilles 1 KM 0.62 mi Map
Nearby Village Les Baux de Provence 5 KM 3.1 mi Map
Nearby Village Saint Rémy de Provence 10 KM 6.2 mi Map



Le Paradou is the charming name given to this tiny village situated between the Baux de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles at the foot of the Alpilles mountain range.

Although this village may well ressemble Paradise, the origins of its name Le Paradou are much more down to earth... its name comes from the ancient windmills used by the weavers who lived on the banks of the Arcoule river.

In the middle ages, the village was called St Martin de Castillon (not to be confused with the village in the Vaucluse).

Established at the foot of the fortress, the Baux de Provence, the fate of the village was closely linked to the nobles, the "seigneurs des Baux". Two historic artefacts from this era can be seen today : a surprising hydraulic irrigation system and the remains of a 12th century chateau with crumbling towers and a walled enclosure.

You can also visit an unusual museum displaying more than 400 different santons and 32 scale-models in an area 400 m2. La Petite Provence du Paradou is understood to be one of the biggest creches in the world. This museum merits a detour as you can admire the work of some of the most talented Santon makers in Provence.

Le Paradou is a delightful village filled with beautifully restored houses and colourful gardens. With its narrow, well-maintained streets, brightly painted shutters, restaurants decorated in Provencal style and tempting hand-craft boutiques, Le Paradou is a glorious example of Provence at its best !

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
Saint-Remy de Provence

Les Baux de Provence

Route des vins...

Local Markets
Morning Outdoor Markets

Sunday: L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday: Fontveille

Tuesday: Paradou

Wednesday: St-Remy, Mouriès

Thursday: Maussane les Alpilles

Friday: Fontvieille

Local Restaurants
Les Baux de Provence
Maussane Les Alpilles
Saint Rémy de Provence

Within Walking distance
Restaurants and cafés in the village.

There is a small grocery shop in the village, larger stores in St Rémy de Provence or Maussane.