Villa Mont Sainte Victoire is a stylish, contemporary villa near Aix-en-Provence set amid the forested hills of the Vauvenargues to the East of Aix-en-Provence, enjoying spectacular views of Mont Sainte Victoire.
The beautiful tree-lined avenues of the university town of Aix-en-Provence are less than 5 miles away from this villa near Aix-en-Provence, with lots of shops and restaurants, heritage sites and museums dedicated to the many famous artists who have flocked to this area.
Aix is the birthplace of Cezanne, and his greatest inspiration was Mont Sainte Victoire, which is clearly seen from this villa near Aix-en-Provence. In 1958, Pablo Picasso, himself inspired by the works of Cezanne, bought the Chateau de Vauvenargues at the foot of Mont Sainte Victoire and this became his resting place upon his death in 1973. The chateau has recently been opened to the public in the summer months.
Large entrance hall with Moroccan style seating area.
Living/dining room , open fireplace, French doors to terrace.
Kitchen, door to covered outdoor dining terrace.
2 x single bedrooms (1.40m) each with French doors to garden and doors to a central, shared ensuite bathroom, WC.
Double/twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m), French doors to terrace, ensuite shower room , WC.
Double bedroom (1.40m), French doors to garden, ensuite shower room.
Steep, open-sided, staircase leading up to first floor (care with toddlers and young children):
Master double bedroom (1.60m), air-conditioning, view of Mont St Victoire.
Bathroom with separate shower cubicle.
Minstrel gallery leading to mezzanine Study/TV room (TV,DVD,CD) (railings are horizontal - extra care with children).
Enclosed grounds with far reaching views. Large covered outdoor dining terrace, portable gas barbecue. 12m x 5m pool with Roman steps (depth 1.20m-2.20m). Outdoor shower. Table tennis. Steps down to boules pitch. Ample parking. Please note lawns are protected by electric fencing - toddlers and young children must be supervised.
St Marc-Jaumegarde within 1 mile. Aix-en-Provence centre 5 miles. Vauvenargues 5 miles. TGV station 15 miles. Marseille airport 21 miles. Coast at Cassis 27 miles. Avignon 56 miles. 2 golf courses within easy reach.
Sleeps max 8 (6 adults & 2 children)
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 4 WCs
PRIVATE 12m x 5m POOL
AIR-CONDITIONED MASTER BEDROOM
VIEWS OF MONT SAINTE VICTOIRE
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis
Walk to Beach
Walk to Tennis
The Local View
A great place to stay for a holiday, especially if 'culture' is your thing, with the historic and lively university town of Aix-en-Provence just five miles away. Here you'll find lots of galleries and museums, and plenty of wonderful restaurants, pavement cafes and shops in and around the old town. Cours Mirabeau in the centre of town is where it all happens: try Le Grillon
or Le Cafe du Cours
. 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.