Villa Francois

Destination:
France
Region:
Provence
Disctrict:
Eygalières - Near St Remy
# of Bedrooms:
5
# of Bathrooms:
5
Square Footage:
3500 sq.ft.
# of Persons:
10
Rating:
Upscale

The house is in Eygalières, a lovely Provençal village which has remained authentic and full of character and charm, with its bistros and small shops.

The house and property are 1 mile from the center of Eygalières in a peaceful non buildable area at the end of a 300 yard private path, off a small country road. The property enjoys magnificent views of the Alpilles mountains and of the surrounding country side. The only signs of civilization are the old hill-top houses of Eygalières off in the distance.

The 4 acres (2 hectares) enclosed property has landscaped gardens with olive, cyprus, pine, and fruit trees, as well as thickets of bamboo.

It is decorated with lavenders, rose laurels, begonias and roses. 

Large level lawns surround the secured pool, ideal for families with children.


The 3500 square foot (300 square meter) house is in perfect condition.

The house can accommodate 10 people 

Its rooms are large and bright:

- a spacious living and dining room,

- a large shaded terrace facing the Alpilles mountains,

- a roomy outdoor and covered summer dining room with a lovely view, two barbecues and cooking facilities,

- a fully equipped kitchen close to both dining rooms, with a separate pantry,

- five large air conditioned bedrooms, each with a private bathroom.
There are two king sized beds, one queen sized bed, one double bed, and two twin beds. 

- one common powder room next to the living room and a common bathroom.

A 40ftx20ft heatable (150 euros/week) child secure private pool with shower and an electric cover that maintains water temperature overnight.

Outdoor covered ping-pong / table tennis table with lighting.

The fenced property is reached through an Iron Gate equipped with a remote. The gate can be opened from inside the house.

There are two covered parking spaces outside and one in a garage with remote control.

The house includes:

- wifi broadband internet access

- widescreen 42' LCD satellite TV with foreign channels (BBC, CNN, Disney...)

- multi-zone DVD player

- free telephone calls to America and Canada, to non-cell phones in western europe (other countries, please inquire).

- a high-chair, 2 cots and a playpen.

After departure maid service is included and a change of sheets and towels with three maid hours is provided a week for multiple week stays (extra maid hours 15 euros an hour. Please book early). 

This is quintessential Provence-dazzling summers, olive trees, vineyards, hilltop villages, Roman ruins... 


The house is ideally located to discover Provence as Eygalières is in the middle of the major sights. 

- within 15 minutes are Saint Rémy (beautiful and trendy provencal town) and les Baux de Provence (a spectacular historical medieval fortress and adjoining village), 

- within one half hour's drive are Avignon, Arles, Tarascon and le Lubéron region's hilltop villages Gordes, Ménérbes, Roussillon, Bonnieux and the Sénanques abbaye, 

- within one hour's drive are Aix en Provence, the famous Chateauneuf-du-pape vineyards, Orange, Vaison la Romaine, le pont du Gard (famous Roman aqueduct and spectacular bridge), Nîmes, Uzés, la Camargue, Marseilles, the Mediterranean sea, Les Calanques de Cassis,

When you just want to relax, you will enjoy our lovely pool and exceptional surroundings. 
Add to this the gentle country and Alpille views, shaded outdoor dining and shaded poolside areas and you have an idyllic, restful holiday retreat.


Activities: 

- Markets/marchés (Local fruits, vegetables, foods and products) in surrounding villages 

- numerous local fairs,

- major flea market, numerous nice antic stores and lovely setting in l' Isle sur la Sorgue, a small town 15 miles away. 

- Major Festivals: - Avignon, - Aix en Provence, - Orange, - La Roque d' Antheiron. 
Bullfights in Nimes and Arles. 


In Eygalières you will find:

- two grocery stores with excellent local fruits, vegetables and cheeses,

- two bakers,

- an excellent butcher and caterer,

- a newspaper stand, a post office, a pharmacy, two doctors, hair salon,

- very pleasant provencal restaurants 

- three lovely bistros/bars with shadded terraces. 


Restaurants
There are many fine restaurants and pleasant bistros/bars with shaded and sunny terraces in the area in:

- Eygalières and its 5 very nice and pleasant provencal restaurants (Michelin 1 star 'Maison Bru') 

- Saint-Rémy, 15 minutes away, an also trendy and busier town (while maintaining Provence's uncrowded feeling)with numerous restaurants and bars,

- les Baux de Provence, 20 minutes away, famous Michelin 2 stars 'l'Oustau de Beaumanieres' 

- Avignon, 30 minutes away, a beautiful Provencal city, classified in UNESCO's world heritage, with its papal palace, the largest gothic monument in the world, home of the Catholic church in the middle ages, and its world reknown cultural festival in July,

- Aix en provence, 45 minutes away, another beautiful Provencal city which, like Avignon, has an old and exceptional downtown which is wonderful to stroll in,

- Marseilles, 1 hour away, a Mediterrenean sea jewel, and its spectacular ocean front Michelin 3 stars 'Le Petit Nice' 


Sports: 

- cycling with rentals nearby,

- golf with three beautiful golf courses within 15 miles (Servannes, Pont Royal, and Les Beaux), 

- horseback riding for adults and children, with countryside tours,

- rock climbing, 

- tennis in Eygalieres

- Kayaking down the beautiful Sorgue or Gardon going under the famous Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard, and much more. 


Airports: Marseilles and Nîmes both 45 minutes away.

Train: Avignon TGV station 30 minutes away. Paris 2h30 train ride away. 


  private pool
  air conditioning
  jacuzzi
  telephone
  balcony
  terrace
  view
  tennis
  internet access/Wi-Fi
  TV cable or satellite
  stereo
  cook included or available
  maid included or available
  elevator
  washing machine
  tumble dryer
  dishwasher
  microwave
  fitness facilities
  beach nearby
  DVD player
  sauna
 

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