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

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Last updated: 08/09/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Aix en Provence apartment 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.



Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 75 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Garage:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Music Library:

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

          • Video Library:

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

          • Satellite / Cable:

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

          • Books
          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance:

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

          • Telephone:

            Telephone with answering machine. ...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Free wifi included in rent....moreless

          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • 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

          • Porch / Veranda
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions

          Activities

          • Live Theater
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • ATM/Bank
          • Cycling
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Swimming
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Golf
          • Tennis
          • Parasailing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Hiking
          • Massage Therapist
          • Sailing
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Museums
          • Zoo
          • Restaurants
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Churches
          • Coin Laundry
          • Reefs
          • Ruins
          • Winery Tours
          • Beachcombing
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Water Skiing
           

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          2014 rates: weekly $1400; 3 weeks = $3350; monthly = $3950
          Minimum one week rental, no particular check in or out day.  A $200 security
          deposit is required, of which $100 will be retained for
          final housekeeping charges.  For currencies other than USD, guests are requested 
          to pay either by bank transfer or Paypal, with all bank/Paypal charges borne
          by Guest.
          

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          Last updated: 08/09/2014
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          Location

          10 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Marseille
          8 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Aix TGV Med
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          A-8
          15 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Cassis
          10 Metres
          Nearest Barpub
          Les Deux Garcons
          1 Metres
          Nearest Golf
          Aix Golf

          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!


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          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • 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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          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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