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Beautiful Timeless Hideaway Beside the Lake

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Last updated: 07/10/2014

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  • Internet:No
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aups apartment description

Welcome to La Petite Fleur, our honest and simple medieval bolt hole, hidden away in Bauduen, a quiet Provençal village. Surrounded by the magnificent Lake Sainte-Croix, the village is nestled in the scented hills and mountains unique to this region.

We can promise a true experience of life in the slow lane. Living in London ourselves, we know how important rest from the world can be, which is why the apartment is dedicated to simple pleasures- reading, eating olives, drinking wine- ooh, and sleeping.

Our beautiful apartment boasts the doorstep convenience of fresh-water swimming from miles of unspoilt lakeside (the water's so clean it is used for drinking), hillside walks (sometimes glimpsing eagles and vultures) and stunning scenery.

The village has plenty to offer in terms of eating out, and the 30 second walk to the award-winning boulangerie can be performed half-asleep and in slippers!

La Petite Fleur can be used as a base for discovering wonderful perched villages such as the world-famous Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (only 20 minutes away) or the numerous vineyards that dot the region. Or- as we would also highly recommend- simply use La Petite Fleur as a base for just being and playing in the sunshine.

We have aimed to provide all that is needed for a peaceful, relaxing break. The kitchen is set up for all the delights Provence has to offer- most importantly, a corkscrew and a saucisson knife...

Entering through an historic walnut doorway this intimate residence has a good-sized living and dining area, leading onto the spacious double bedroom- which is well insulated against even the most oppressive summer heat! An additional foldaway bed is also available.

A TV/DVD player is provided (for watching DVDs only), together with a selection of DVDs and an iPod dock.

La Petite Fleur also has a separate shower room and WC, as well as two hot-plates and combination oven for cooking.

Suitable for children and we would also consider taking pets, please enquire.

All linen and towels (apart from beach towels) provided. High-chair also available.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

            Fold-out single bed also available, which sleeps third guest...moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms


          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Caves
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Marina
          • Restaurants
          • Waterfalls
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Laundromat
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Rural
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 5 people


          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided


          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove

          Building Type

              • House


              Write a review 4.7
              from 3 traveler reviews
              10% discount offered on TOTAL BOOKING for bookings of two weeks. 
              Weekly bookings are usually Saturday to Saturday but we can be flexible- please do get in touch if you'd like to discuss other options. 
              Deposit of 20% required at time of booking; either Sterling or Euro (at sensible prevailing exchange rate) cheque or bank transfer acceptable. 
              Balance payable two weeks in advance of stay; again either by way of Euro or Sterling cheque or bank transfer please.

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              120 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              0.1 Kilometres
              Nearest Barpub
              50 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Les Arcs TGV
              0.1 Kilometres
              Nearest Restaurant
              0.1 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Bauduen lakeside

              Car: Necessary

              Bauduen is a beautiful medieval village in the department of Var, which forms part of Provence in the South of France. Originally perched high above the Verdon river, the village now stands right on the magnificent Lake Sainte-Croix.

              Bauduen is just over one hour inland from the coast at St. Tropez. The village is surrounded on three sides by Lake Sainte-Croix (about the size of Windermere).

              The weather is usually fantastic with more than 300 days of clear blue skies: hot but with plenty of air - the village is quite high and the wind benefits wind-surfing and yachting.

              The lake is also gorgeous for swimming (it is so clean it is a source of drinking water). Bathing is supervised on the village's main beach during summer - and there are miles of lakeside so you can always find a secluded bay to bathe.

              In Bauduen’s pretty streets you will find that time has stood still with an ancient wash house, old church, presbytery and olive oil mill. However, the lake provides an abundance of opportunities for those who just want to relax on the beach or would prefer something more adventurous. There is excellent swimming, sailing and windsurfing; or, if you prefer, just hire a pedalo.

              There are several cafés, bars and excellent restaurants and, in summer, there is frequent entertainment. Out of season the village is very tranquil - an ideal retreat for a relaxing romantic break. The lake stays warm until the end of October.

              Bauduen is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and picturesque Provençal villages. There is a market in a different local town every day of the week (Bauduen’s is Sunday morning) and there are numerous vide-greniers (literally “attic clearances”- bric-a-brac mornings) throughout the season- there’s always a bargain to be had!

              For walkers, whether you want a relaxing stroll or dramatic hike, there is something for you. The magnificent Gorges du Verdon are close by and traditional markets abound in pretty villages such as Aups, Riez, Moustiers, Cotignac and Tourtour.

              There are many cru classé vineyards in the region for those who would like to follow a wine trail or who simply want to stock up on the essentials! For the adventurous there is canyoning, kayaking and rock climbing in the Gorges, or you can drive around them for a fantastic afternoon out.

              For nature lovers you will find our hillsides full of spring flowers and herbs and there are wild boar and deer, eagles, buzzards and even vultures! Lavender, sunflowers and olives are commercially grown close to the village.

              For those who want a fabulous shopping experience then all of Aix-en-Provence, St. Tropez, Cannes and Nice can be reached in under two hours.

              There is a very well stocked supermarket in Aups, 15 minutes’ drive away, with a local shop in the village for essentials.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: We live in London but fell in love with Bauduen many years ago; in fact, we were married there in 2008 and still retain family ties to the village. We totally understand the need to get away from it all and to relax, and this timeless village fits the bill perfectly.

              Why the Owner Chose Aups:
              We have spent many happy summers in La Petite Fleur; it is an ideal choice for those seeking a quiet, relaxing romantic break. The apartment can also provide a fantastic base for those who want a more active holiday.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The village of Bauduen is unique; it is located high in the hills, well away from the muggy coast, yet boasts a beautiful lake literally right on La Petite Fleur's doorstep. The apartment is tucked away off the main street, yet is a stone's throw from the local bar and family-run restaurants. Lose yourself in Bauduen's medieval streets, and take a trip back in time where the only sounds are the chirrups of the swallows overhead.

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              Speaks: english, french



              • The village of Bauduen

                The village of Bauduen

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Kitchen area

                Kitchen area

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Bauduen rooftops

                Bauduen rooftops

              • Church exterior

                Church exterior

              • Quiet, timeless backstreets

                Quiet, timeless backstreets

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Interior of La Petite Fleur

                Interior of La Petite Fleur

              • Bedroom


              • Shower room

                Shower room

              • Ancient door of Bauduen church

                Ancient door of Bauduen church

              • Mountain wildflowers

                Mountain wildflowers


              1 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              Contact owner for availability
              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english, french
              • Calendar last updated: 07/10/2014
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