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Large Luxury Apartment, Old Center-City Aix-En-Provence

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Large and light-filled three bedroom apartment in old center-city Aix-en-Provence, a five-minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau, open-air markets, concerts and opera, museums and shopping. Ideal for entertaining with large kitchen and dining room and open living room area. 155 sq meters (about 1750 sq ft)

Building dates from early 19th century, original tile floors and rugs, furnishings and contemporary art. High ceilings/large windows throughout each room. Excellent room volumes and light; perfect for entertaining.

All front views onto leafy boulevard and back views (all bedrooms) onto large private garden (no access). Apartment occupies full first floor (one floor up from ground floor) of the building. Easy access to the coast and the mountains, ideal for short or long stays in all seasons of the year.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 155 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please do not smoke anywhere inside my apartment. It is my home, too, about 1/2 the year! However, there is a long balcony running along outside the tall French widow/doors from the living room looking down on the boulevard. Occasional, a dinner party guest or two, who must smoke after dinner while awaiting the coffee service in the living room, do so outside along this balcony with the French doors closed behind them. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    My apartment's building is 200 years old (as are tile floors, chimneys and mantles and all else inside it! But it does not have any elevator, and because it is situated on the 2nd floor of the building (one floor up from ground level, the only access from the building's entryway is up the grand staircase to the apartment's entry landing one floor up. (It takes up the whole of the floor, so is the only one onto the second floor landing.)...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    My bedroom, the master BR, w/ private full bath/shower/bidet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    My son's former BR, w/ office space, separate shower rm/sink...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    My daughter's former BR: she decorated! Bunk is trundle bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) : large single bed in one bedroom holds large single pull-out trundle bed underneath....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, bidet


  • Bathroom 2: shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Common in France, toilet room centrally located/independent...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Superbly furnished with old antiques and rugs and contemporary art; high ceilings (14 ft), large high windows; original provençal tile floors. Excellent light in every room; no direct sight lines....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    lots of old movies!...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    in 4 rooms, fireplaces are stunning w/ original marble mantles and moldings. but NO fires!...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    free calls to all fixed phones in Western Europe and fixed + cell phones in North America from fixed phone-line in the apartment....moreless

  • Garage:

    very clean 24-hour guarded municipal parking garage 50 meters from apartment: hourly and daily rates. on-street metered parking throughout neighborhood. no parking included at apartment....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central radiator heating, thermostat controlled...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    beach towels also provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    ideal for cocktail party and dinner entertaining, alongside the separate dining room adjacent ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (4) early 19th century marble fireplaces in 4 rooms, but NOT useable for fires....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Go see my butcher on the rue d'Italie, Monsieur Haeffner has wonderful cooked dishes, as well as usual butcher meats of incredible variety for your own cooking. He also takes special custom orders....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    1 drip coffee maker, 1 espresso machine...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you need to cook and eat every single meal (if you want!) is provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer:

    part of large tall refrigerator unit...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    full-size refrigerator/freezer, stovetop 2 electric burners/2 gas burners, microwave, dishwasher, full cookware. no oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    new high-end confection oven: my son, a chef in a Paris restaurant regularly visits on weekends when I am there to use our kitchen in Aix as his laboratory....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    PLEASE, replace what you use! Grocery stores are 25 - 50 meters around the corner and the entire rue d'Italie, just across the boulevard is one of the best food shopping streets in Aix! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size refrigerator/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 gas power stove-top burners....moreless


  • Balcony

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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RATES 2013 - no increases.
Dec-Febr ..... €950/week.  March .... €1100/week.
April - Sept .... €1500/week.
October ...... €1300/week.
November ..... €1100/week.
Rates do not include €300 refundable security deposit or €100 cleaning fee.
French tax law governing this category does not require any tax.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseille - MRS
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
TGV - Aix-en-Provence (high speed bullet train)
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Aix-en-Provence is the geographical and historical capital of France's celebrated Provence region, surrounded by dozens of medieval mountaintop and coastal fishing villages. Point yourself in any direction: there is something passionately worth visiting day after day after day - no matter where your end up pointing yourself.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: David Wilsford, living part-time in Aix and part-time in Washington DC.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This apartment in Aix-en-Provence is my home half the year, back and forth from Washington DC. So you are staying 'chez moi'! I can't envision living anywhere else.

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Speaks: english, french



  • living room

    living room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • building front

    building front

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kitchen


  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • view of back garden from all bedrooms

    view of back garden from all bedrooms

VRBO #132473

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, July 31, 2015

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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  • Calendar last updated 07/22/2015
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Aix en Provence #132473

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