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Heart of Town, Cours Mirabeau: a Delightful Urban Experience!

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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

If you enjoy the urban life, you’ll love spending time in this wonderfully situated apartment in the heart of Aix en Provence. If you like to be able to walk out the door and grab a newspaper, order a coffee and sit at a café watching the passers-by; if you find pleasure in museums and bustling markets where you might stumble across the occasional spontaneous street band; if you appreciate evening concerts and indulgences at a Roman spa, then this delightful apartment on the Cours Mirabeau in this quintessential Provençal town is for you. The apartment is nestled in a newly constructed complex on the Cours and yet is surprisingly quiet, as it is in fact located on the street behind and parallel to the Cours. The Cours Mirabeau is the center of the town, the main axis and its focal point. Replete with restaurants, bookstores, specialty shops and ice cream parlors, the Cours divides the quartier Mazarin from the old town. Although you’re in the heart of town, you're guaranteed quiet, privacy and an amazing night's sleep.

This charming apartment (75 sq mt) boasts an enclosed terrace with a small garden and outdoor table, a private entrance, two bedrooms (sleeps four total) with ample storage space, a living room/dining area, a totally modern kitchen, a full bathroom with tub and separate toilet. Air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter, complete with Provençal colors and plush bed linens, equipped with all modern conveniences (microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV/DVD player, radio/CD/stereo with iPod docking station, cable television in several languages, hair dryer, iron, free wifi connection, free telephone calls to all of Europe, the US and Canada), you'll feel like a native with all the conveniences of home. Its ideal location affords walking distance to all the boutiques and restaurants, the old town, shops and open-air markets. And if you’re thinking about exploring the nearby stunning countryside, a designated space at no extra fee in the on-site garage facilitates the parking of a car.

The Aixois like nothing better in the afternoons than to “flâner” (stroll) up and down the Cours, have a drink at a café and chat with their friends. You can join them and feel like a native by just by walking out the door. The nearby rue d’Italie is filled with shops and boutiques of all kinds, so convenient for shopping for the apartment. The Monoprix supermarket is down the street; bring the rolling cart with you to put your groceries in like everyone else in the neighborhood. You can walk to the daily marchés, as there is one every day in Aix and on some days two; there is no shortage of marvelous Provençal vegetables, flowers, and specialty products to tantalize your taste buds. The Granet Museum, one of the best in Provence, is two blocks away, and the gorgeous Saint Victoire Mountain (Cezanne's favorite!) is a short 15-min drive.

Aix-en-Provence is renowned for its music and lyric arts festival in June-July every year, and in August the nearby town of La Roque d’Antéron hosts an internationally acclaimed piano festival. During the year one can take any number of French classes for foreigners, many located within a short walk of the apartment. The state-of-the-art spa--a short 10-minute walk from the apartment--built on the authentic ruins of the former Roman spa, offers delightful cures, massages, water aerobics, and all sorts of relaxation for your aches and pains,.

Have a wonderful sojourn, however long or short, in this well-appointed apartment; it's designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. We'll be happy to furnish letters from satisfied guests who have offered to serve as references.



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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 75 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests must be 25 years or older if not accompanied by their parents....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We keep our unit free of smoke and pets for the safety and convenience of all our guests....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Double Beds (1) Brand new full-size mattress as of March 2011, 140 cm. , Twin or Single Beds (1) Convenient trundle bed underneath pulls out for the second bed in the guest bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bring your iPod and connect it to the stereo/CD/tuner player in the living room...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Several English-speaking stations on new TV screen...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Several DVDs available for your relaxing evenings at home...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Cours Mirabeau is the heart of town in Aix....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air in summer and heat in winter. You'll always be comfortable chez moi....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Long Distance:

    Call any land line in North America (USA, Canada) and western Europe for free...moreless

  • Garage:

    A dedicated parking space at no extra charge--an incredible gift in this car-crowded city!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Telephone with answering machine. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free wifi included in rent....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete set of dishes for 8; tons of pots, pans, griddles, baking tins, etc. Potholders. Wooden spoons, spatulas...a cook's delight!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops; 4-burner electric stove; oven; toaster; coffee maker, electric kettle...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Table with umbrella and four chairs allow you to savor the Provencal weather and take your meals outdoors. [No outside grilling permitted in the complex, for safety sake.]...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The exit housekeeping fee is included in the security deposit. Half the security deposit is returned upon receipt of the key, if there has been no damage.

Travelers pay 1/2 of the total amount at booking (plus the damage deposit); balance is due one month before occupancy.


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Last updated: 04/28/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marseille
10 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Les Deux Garcons
1 Metres
Nearest Golf
Aix Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Aix TGV Med
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A-8
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several on the Cours Mirabeau
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cassis

Car: Not Necessary

Other Activities: antiquing; visiting the nearby villages

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I fell in love with France and the French at the impressionable age of 14...and have never quite recovered. A devoted francophile/francophone for thirty+ years, I've wandered around every corner of France, thrilling to each region as if it's a different country, loving the differences and regionalisms I've encountered. Provence is one of my favorite areas, and I love to share it with guests. I've put as many creature comforts into this special 'chez moi' as I spend a lot of personal time there myself, and my guests have always been appreciative. You're here to enjoy yourself et vivre a la francaise! Let the party begin--que la fête commence!

Why the Owner Chose Aix en Provence:
Aix is quintessential Provence, a perfect town to hang around in on its own, or use as a focal point from which to discover the other joys of the south of France. I love the central location, the surprising quiet of the apartment, and the dedicated parking space in this town of difficult parking...and you can always keep in touch with home with the free wifi, free telephone usage to all of North America and western Europe.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You're 30 seconds away from everything...walk out the front door, et voila, the Cours Mirabeau in full swing...restaurants, shops, strolling, marchés, museums, monuments, boutiques, banks...or take a day trip to Les Baux, Avignon, Marseille, Cassis, Isle sur la Sorgue, Gordes, Roussillon....then retreat back inside after an outing, an ahh, the quiet and peacefulness of this wonderful air conditioned/heated apartment...where you can cook up a storm, relax and watch TV, check your email, take a nice hot shower et bonne nuit!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, portuguese, Yo hablo un poquito espanol tambien

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  • Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex.  My unit is the one w the arrows

    Here's the beautiful courtyard of the complex. My unit is the one w the arrows

  • Partial living room w/ Provencal colors; couch, two armchairs, TV, stereo, wifi

    Partial living room w/ Provencal colors; couch, two armchairs, TV, stereo, wifi

  • The soothing master bedroom is just off the garden; extra storage space & closet

    The soothing master bedroom is just off the garden; extra storage space & closet

  • Modern kitchen, well equipped & highly functional--and a view to boot!

    Modern kitchen, well equipped & highly functional--and a view to boot!

  • The Cours Mirabeau by night....

    The Cours Mirabeau by night....

  • One of Aix's favorite pastimes is hanging out in cafes

    One of Aix's favorite pastimes is hanging out in cafes

  • Visit the breathtaking Abbaye de Senanque, approx 1 hr from Aix

    Visit the breathtaking Abbaye de Senanque, approx 1 hr from Aix

  • ...and visit Paul Cezanne's atelier in Aix [Cezanne, 1896]

    ...and visit Paul Cezanne's atelier in Aix [Cezanne, 1896]

  • Your very own patio garden

    Your very own patio garden

  • Open the patio doors--dine in or out!

    Open the patio doors--dine in or out!

  • Guest bedroom with trundle bed (one or two single beds), closet, small dresser

    Guest bedroom with trundle bed (one or two single beds), closet, small dresser

  • The Cours Mirabeau by day.  Lovely plane trees form an umbrella to stroll under

    The Cours Mirabeau by day. Lovely plane trees form an umbrella to stroll under

  • Aix's prolific markets 7 days a week

    Aix's prolific markets 7 days a week

  • La Rotonde, Aix's most famous landmark at the bottom of Cours Mirabeau

    La Rotonde, Aix's most famous landmark at the bottom of Cours Mirabeau

  • Or hike in the beautiful St Victoire mountain

    Or hike in the beautiful St Victoire mountain

  • Climb the haunting ruins of Les Baux de Provence, 1 hr from Aix near St Remy

    Climb the haunting ruins of Les Baux de Provence, 1 hr from Aix near St Remy

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Speaks: english, french, portuguese, Yo hablo un poquito espanol tambien
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