Aix-en-Provence holiday chateau with chef - this wonderful, ivy clad property lies just outside the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. Extensive woodland and formal parterre gardens with an elegant, black-lined pool set the scene for this stunning property; and once inside you will not be disappointed by the sumptuous and extravagant furnishings and classic architectural features. Add to this your own personal chef and you have the makings of an idyllic Provencal retreat.
Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful university cities with a wealth of museums, art galleries, shops, and Michelin-star restaurants, as well as a fascinating old town. Musical events held during the summer months range from classical and jazz concerts to opera, ballet and a piano festival in nearby La Roque d'Antéron.
If you find time to venture away from this Aix-en-Provence chateau and explore Provence, the Luberon National Park, the Alpilles hills and the Camargue nature reserve are all within easy striking distance, as is the rocky coastline around Cassis just 28 miles away.
This would be the perfect place to bring the extended family or a group of friends, and you can enjoy the luxury of having your own chef to look after you. I also love the fact that you are right in the heart of the countryside, yet only 2 miles from the historic town of Aix-en-Provence. Being a university town, Aix is full of life and has plenty of restaurants: do try La Grillon or Le Cafe du Cours on the Cours Mirabeau in the centre of town. There are museums and galleries, and for shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice: there are many chic little boutiques as well as larger outlets such as Monoprix (a French chain store excellent for fashions and other goods, all at very affordable prices). Whatever you do, don't miss the famous flower market at Place de l'Hotel on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. There is another famous weekly market on Place des Precheurs, where vendors come from all over Provence to sell fruit and vegetables as well as curiosities of all kinds.
All bedrooms are air conditioned
Main kitchen, doors to dining terrace.
Grand Salon, living area with open fireplace, French doors to covered terrace overlooking pool and gardens.
Second dining room/sitting room.
Double bedroom suite (1.60m 4-poster bed), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom suite (90cm), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double bedroom suite (2m), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC.
Separate shower room, WC.
Small kitchen/breakfast room
Double bedroom suite (2m 4-poster bed), ensuite walk-in shower room, WC.
Third floor suite (accessed via open-sided stairs leading up from a private dressing room on second floor):
Large double bedroom suite (2m), sitting room, French doors to sun terrace and balcony; ensuite bathroom and WC (next to dressing room).
Twin bedroom (90cm), ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.40m), small terrace, ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC.
2 hectares of woodland and formal gardens. Fountain. Several terraces and pergolas with ample outdoor dining, gas barbecue. Gated 15m x 4m heated salt water overflow pool (one depth 1.5m). Pool house with changing room, walk-in shower, WC. Boules pitch. Ample parking. The caretaker and his 2 dogs live unobtrusively on site with independent access.
Included: 5 hours maid service 6 days per week. Chef (David Dumon) to prepare 5 evening meals per week (June, July, August only - food at extra cost). Wi-Fi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: telephone, pool heating €350 per week, winter heating. Additional chef at €35 p/hr, additional maid service at €10 per hour. Prepared breakfast at an additional charge. Prepared lunches or dishes available at an additional charge. Airport transfers.
Very nice stay
I must compliment you on the house, and the staff it and they were very very lovely.
Our stay was outstanding and David was the jewel !
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About The Location
- Aix-en-Provence 3km
- Marseille 26km
- Coast at Cassis 45km
- Avignon 85km
- Tennis 2km
- Golf course 6km
- Golf course 19km