Chosen by TheTimes as one of '30 places to stay in Provence, this is a dramatic and unique villa built into the rocks below the historic ruins of Chateau les Baux. Originally a roman villa, La Roche des Alpilles has been refurbished to an excellent standard with every modern amenity. The villa features a kidney shaped infinity pool with masses of lounging room around it, offering dramatic views across the beautiful Provencal countryside. A choice of two terraces provide lovely alfresco dining and lounging options and include a summer kitchen and an outdoor fire pit so you can sit out and enjoy the views well into the evening as the sun sets over the plains and the lights begin to twinkle in the surrounding villages. It is possible to walk up the hill to Les Baux de Provence with its pedestrian cobblestone streets winding their way up to the ruins of the monastery, but it is a steep climb. As a reward, you will find great little restaurants with fabulous views, some stretching as far as the Mediterranean - and it is easier getting back home! A short drive takes you to the heart of St Rémy, where you can easily do your daily shopping and eat out in one of the many excellent local restaurants. There is an extensive market every Wednesday and a produce market on Saturday. Awe-inspiring Roman buildings and ruins are scattered everywhere in this Ancient Roman Province: the impressive triple-tiered aqueduct of the Pont du Gard and the massive arena in Arles are certainly worth a visit. Further west, under an hour’s drive from this villa, is the Camargue National Park, a fascinating wetland known for its pink flamingos, fighting bulls and wild horses, and which offers opportunities for hiking, cycling and horse-riding.
Les Baux de Provence is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. Located high on the rocks above the Alpilles with breathtaking views over the plains. Don't miss a visit to the amazing Carrieres de Lumiere light & sound show just outside the village.
Double bedroom (1.6m.), bathroom WC
Double bedroom (1.4m), shower room, WC
Double bedroom (1.6m), WC
Internal and external steps to first floor:
Large, open plan living/dining room and kitchen, (TV/DVD), open fireplace, French doors to terrace with outdoor living and dining.
Partly enclosed, terraced grounds with mature trees & fruit trees. Ground floor terrace with 10m x 6m infinity swimming pool (1.3m-2.3m depth, Roman steps entrance). Poolside summer kitchen, shower & WC. Firepit with built-in seating. Steps up to first floor covered outdoor living and dining terrace with great views, gas BBQ. Parking for 4 cars, gated access. Please note the garden has steep banks and drops in places and may be hazardous for small children - supervision required.
There is a small annex at the entrance to the property offering living/dining/kitchenette, 2 double bedrooms, shower room, WC. This is on request and this accommodation is of a lower standard than the main villa.
Included: 3 hours maid service on Saturdays only. WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Maid service €20 per hour. 2 extra bedrooms in annex on request. Telephone by meter.
About The Location
- Les Baux de Provence 1.5 km
- Maussane-les-Alpilles under 3 km
- Paradou 6.5 km
- St Remy-de-Provence 9.5 km
- Arles 17.5 km
- Pont du Gard 39 km
- Marseille Marignane 67 km
- Nimes 42 km
- Avignon TGV 29 km
- Local restaurants 1.5 km
- Local amenities under 3 km
- St Remy-de-Provence 9.5 km
- Golf (Golf des Baux 9 holes) under 1 km
- Golf (Servannes) 6.5 km
- Hiking | cycling | horse riding under 1 hour drive
- Camargue National Park under 45 km