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Last updated: 11/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The “Bastide La Valentine” is a lovely luxury provençal stoned-built house of 250 m2 (2691 sq feet) situated in Aix-en-Provence in the very sought-after district of Puyricard. It is at 12 minutes by car (9 Km) from the historical center of Aix-en-Provence. The elegant Bastide combines the sophistication of the nineteenth century and the contemporary style in order to offer our guests a moment of real relaxation in the 1.4-hectare park (3,5 acres)… From the garden, you can admire the mountain of Sainte Victoire, so dear to the painter Paul Cézanne.

Arriving at the Valentine, you will be warmly welcomed by the owners, who will meet all your needs.

To relax in the evening of your arrival, we offer our guests a free Provencal meal prepared before you by the Chef. Having worked in prestigious kitchens, the chef is a perfectionist; he likes to give free rein to his creativity while being in love with local products. He invites you to discover his gastronomic cuisine that you will enjoy with emotion on the beautiful terrace (only valid for a minimum stay of one week).

In the Bastide “La Valentine”, all the living spaces are very bright and sunny.

A modern and fully equipped kitchen will help you to create wonderful meals with local products ... yes indeed, you are in Provence!

On the ground floor, there are also a play room (American billiards, table football), a large living room, a dining room (expandable table 12 persons) and 2 bedrooms with bath, shower and private WC.

Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with shower and separate toilets.

Outside, on a shaded terrace and close to the large heated swimming pool, a barbecue, a table tennis and comfortable garden furniture await you.

Accommodating up to 12 people, the Bastide of La Valentine is perfect for guests enjoying the quiet of the countryside. Close to the center of Aix-en-Provence, we provide bicycles to get to the bakery and vineyards which are not far from our property - We hope to see you soon in this haven of peace and comfort.

Aix-en-Provence is a city of art and culture (international art festival, piano festival, numerous museums) which invites you to charming walks...

There are many attractions to see and visit in the area. You can rent a boat in Marseille with a skipper and visit the 'Calanques', the stunning cliffs that line the Mediterranean coast. You can visit the beautiful Sainte-Victoire mountain with a guide or do a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence. There are many local vineyards and charming Provencal villages all around.

We are very happy to welcome and learn from people of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. Thus far, we have hosted people from USA, Germany, Bermuda, France, China, UK and more. We are eager to continue to meet so many different guests.

We are always available at short notice for any enquiries you may have during your stay and it will be our pleasure to welcome you at the Bastide!


From the Bastide la Valentine :

Aix-en-Provence city center: 9 Km; between 12 minutes and 20 minutes.

Marseille city center: 27 minutes; 37 Km

Calanque of Cassis : 40 minutes

Avignon, Arles, Gordes : 1 hour

French riveria (Saint Tropez): 1 hour and 40 minutes

Marseille Airport: 26 minutes; 34 Km

TGV (high-speed train): 19 minutes; 22 km

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see more pictures of the property and to know more about restaurants, activities and history of Provence.


Twitter: @BastideV


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television:

    Home cinema and video projection ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating and electric heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets and towels...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    grinding system with coffee beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    modern and fully equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    12x5 swimming pool with 12 lounge chairs...moreless



Write a review 5
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November - December
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

New Year's Eve
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay

January - March
Jan 2 - Mar 11, 2016
2 night min stay
March - April
Mar 12 - Apr 29, 2016
2 night min stay
Apr 30 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
May 28 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

June - July
Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
2 night min stay
November - December
Oct 29 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,584.06
  • Insurance/cleaning fees $422.42
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/04/2015
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34 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
26 minutes over Aix-en-Provence
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bistrot / Puyricard 5 minutes
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Marseille 27 minutes
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Set Golf Club
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
TGV Trainstation (Arbois 19 minutes)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Brasserie / Puyricard 5 minutes
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Marseille's 'calanques' (rocky inlets)

Car: Necessary

The bastide is in the countryside, 12 minutes north of Aix en Provence, surrounded by fields and close to the forest. Close to the small village of Puyricard which has all amenities and grocery shopping as well as a weekly greenmarket. You can do snorkeling and water leisure in the Mediterranean just 40min away. Ideal location for rest and quietness, close enough from Aix en Provence, le Lubéron, Avignon and Marseille.

From the bastide to Avignon it takes 1 hour and 10 minutes (75 Km)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: The owners, Corinne and Dominique Loyau, are a couple from Aix-en- Provence. This couple and their son, Damien Loyau, have renovated the bastide with the intention to rent it out from time to time. This is why the features do perfectly fit for a holiday home. They are very keen on maintaining the very good condition of a 'new house', faithful to the photos. But like our last guest from Miami said :'It is even better than the photos!' Damien will answer your emails and make sure that everything is well organised before your arrival. He will book the chef for you and answer all you questions regarding your booking. He is also in charge of updating our Twitter and Facebook account.

Why the Owner Chose Aix en Provence:
Old 19th century country house totally renovated in modern style.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Large grounds, quiet and secluded, yet 2min by car and 10 min by bike from amenities and shopping.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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  • Main entrance

    Main entrance

  • Terrace with BBQ

    Terrace with BBQ

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen with coffee machine, oven, steam oven, microwave.

    Kitchen with coffee machine, oven, steam oven, microwave.

  • Table football & pool

    Table football & pool

  • Bedroom with jacuzzi (ground floor)

    Bedroom with jacuzzi (ground floor)

  • En suite Bedroom (ground floor)

    En suite Bedroom (ground floor)

  • First floor Bathroom

    First floor Bathroom

  • First floor Bedroom

    First floor Bedroom

  • first floor bathroom

    first floor bathroom

  • Biking around the property

    Biking around the property

  • Terrace with BBQ

    Terrace with BBQ

  • Terrace with a new pergola

    Terrace with a new pergola

  • Dining room & kitchen

    Dining room & kitchen

  • Herb Crusted Lamb cooked by the chef Michael

    Herb Crusted Lamb cooked by the chef Michael

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • jacuzzi


  • Master Bedroom on first floor

    Master Bedroom on first floor

  • First floor Bathroom

    First floor Bathroom

  •  First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

  • First floor bedroom

    First floor bedroom

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Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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