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Charming Apart. in the Heart of Aix's Historic Center for 2-4 Guests

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located in the old centre of Aix-en-Provence in a 17th century building facing south, this first-floor apartment looks out onto the Forum des Cardeurs and is a stone's throw away from Thermes Sextius (thalassotherapy 'à la carte'), the cathedral, Théâtre de l'Archevêché, the local food and textile markets, and events like the opera festival.
It is a 5-minute walk from the famous Cours Mirabeau, La Rotonde restaurant, and Musée Granet.
This spacious apartment measures 46 sq.m with a mezzanine of 12 sq.m. It has been beautifully renovated combining comfort and charm to make it a stunning place. It is beautifully decorated and features top quality renovations, including a French-style ceiling. The apartment faces the south with a clear view (no buildings directly across from it) of the beautiful Place des Cardeurs.
You will be in the centre of the old city, meaning that you can reach everything on foot, including: the market (organic fruits and vegetables sold every day only 300 m away), shopping, cinemas, restaurants, shows (at the Grand Théatre de Provence and Pavillon Noir), the rest of the city centre, and Paul Cézanne's favourite spots, like his studio (Atelier de Cézanne), Carrières de Bibémus, the Provencal house in Jas-de-Bouffan, etc.
Paid parking at the foot of the building (Parc des Cardeurs)
In either a car or bus, you can visit what lies around Aix-en-Provence, such as: Montagne Sainte-Victoire (for walking or hiking) and the village of Vauvenargues (Picasso's castle), the former Roman city of Arles, the Camargue wildlands, the Luberon region and its perched villages, Côte Bleue and the sea, Marseille and its old harbour and rocky inlets, etc. Avignon and Nîmes are also not far away.
In the apartment, you will find all the tourist brochures and information you need to organize your excursions. There are also a number of books on the region, a list of restaurants we like in Aix-en-Provence, and a wheeled cart for when you go to the market.
At the entrance, you will find some basic groceries, like tea, coffee, sugar, etc. so that you do not have to buy everything.
Linens are provided.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 46 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Mezzanine: 2 twin/ single

    With bed linen...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 double

    With bed linen...moreless

  • Bedroom: 1 double bed Separate bedroom en suite to the bathroom, large bed for 2 people (140 x 200 cm), new quality bedding, bed linens provided, electric heating, closet with storage space. Mezzanine: 2 single beds (90 x 190 cm) on the mezzanine (accessible by a step ladder), 2 sleeping arrangements, hardwood floor, guardrail for extra security, 12 sq.m, new quality bedding provided The mezzanine's ceiling is too low for you to stand upright on. Storage space: closet in the bedroom and two metres of closets in the corridor ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    With towels...moreless

  • Private bathroom en suite to the bedroom, decorated with large grey and white tiles. The bathroom features a large shower (with rain shower head) that measures 80 cm x 120 cm, 170 cm bathtub, medicine cabinet with mirror, large vessel sink and waterfall tap, electric towel warmer, and hair-dryer. Bathroom linen is provided (one terry towel and one bath towel per person). Soap, toilet paper, and household cleaning products provided Toilets are separate. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 46 sq.m surface area (+ 12 sq.m mezzanine for sleeping) Living room: flat-screen television, hi-fi system, wireless access, books, 2 pedestal fans Kitchen: dishwasher, coffee machine, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, oven, some basic food for your arrival (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil, etc.), household cleaning products, washing machine + detergent Vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    French, English...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Radio, CD player, cassettes, stereo...moreless

  • Television:

    HD flat-screen TV that runs through the internet...moreless


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bowling Center
  • Disco Club
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Orange high-speed WiFi connection ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    For the beds: mattress covers, duvet covers, pillow cases, mattress protectors, pillow protectors, duvets, and bedspread. Kitchen: tea towels, oven mitts, etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa-bed for 2, 2 armchairs, coffee table...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Mezzanine
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Paid parking at the foot of the building...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    One terry towel and one bath towel per person Bathmats ...moreless

  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine:

    + Laundry detergent tablets...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker + coffee provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Saucepans, frying pans, pressure-cooker, oven dishes, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oil, vinegar, coarse salt, fine salt, pepper, herbs, mustard, Milk, orange juice Different flavours of tea, coffee, sugar cubes, powdered sugar All necessary household cleaning products ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Freezer with compartments...moreless

  • Stove:

    4-hob gas cooker + electric oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Rental Charges

  • Cleaning Fee Not Included
  • Discount For Longer Lets


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 12 - May 29, 2015
3 night min stay
très haute saison
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
5 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD €500
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.


- réservation : 25% . Solde à l'arrivée.

- Forfait Ménage optionnel: 60€ pour 1 semaine , 100 € pour un séjour de 3 semaines ou plus.


2 semaines = -5%

3 semaines = -10%

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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25 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Marseilles Marignane
Aix en Provence
Nearest Barpub
On site, Forum des Cardeurs
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Marseille/Corsica port
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf Aix-en-Provence
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Aix-en-Provence TGV station
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway A55
Aix en Provence
Nearest Restaurant
On site, Forum des Cardeurs
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Côte Bleue, Cassis, Calanques de Marseille

Car: Not Necessary

In the ancient capital of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, the city of Roi René d'Anjou, in the heart of the old town centre, this building overlooks the end of the Forum des Cardeurs, one of the most beautiful squares in Aix-en-Provence and also the largest (which explains why there are no buildings directly across from it). Because it faces south, the apartment is flooded with sunshine, even during the winter.

About 200 metres away, you will find the square containing city hall (Place de la Mairie) with its flower market and daily local food market.

Approximately 100 metres from the apartment, you will find Thermes Sextius, a great place to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy the wonderful hydrotherapy offered at this spa (you can also visit their website).

Place des Cardeurs is very close to Théâtre de l'Archevêché, a main attraction that hosts the opera festival in Aix-en-Provence (you can visit their website).

From Aix-en-Provence, you can also visit:

- The Luberon region: Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Cucuron, etc.

- The Alpilles: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, etc.

- Camargue: Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Salin-de-Giraud, etc.

- Côte Bleue: Sausset-les-Pins, La Couronne, Carro, Carry-le-Rouet, etc.

- Calanques de Marseille: Cassis, Sormiou, Morgiou, etc.

- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: Gap and Sisteron for day-trips (visit the Provence website)

From Aix-en-Provence, you can take a day-trip to Avignon (nicknamed the City of Popes), the Roman cities of Nîmes and Arles, and Nice and the French Riviera.

You could make it a two-day trip and visit other places along the French Riviera, like Saint-Tropez and Marseille, with its old port, Île du Frioul, and more.

Other things you can do in Aix-en-Provence include:

- take Provencal cooking courses with top chefs;

- practice your drawing or painting skills in the Aix countryside;

- take French classes for foreigners run by language specialists;

- taste the wines of Provence and take a course on wine;

- learn more about Paul Cézanne and his studio; or

- stay in Aix-en-Provence and discover the city of Roi René d'Anjou, the ancient capital of Provence.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

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Speaks: english, french, russian, Russian

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  • Forum des Cardeurs
(view from the window)

    Forum des Cardeurs (view from the window)

  • Overview: first, the living room, then the kitchen and ladder to the mezzanine

    Overview: first, the living room, then the kitchen and ladder to the mezzanine

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Library


  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Bathtub


  • Bathroom


  • Hoek ‘Forum des cardeurs’

    Hoek ‘Forum des cardeurs’

  • Forum des Cardeurs

    Forum des Cardeurs

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Fireplace


  • Bedroom


  • Mezzanine (sleeps 2)

    Mezzanine (sleeps 2)

  • Shower


  • WC


  • Place des Fontêtes (down the street from Place des Cardeurs)

    Place des Fontêtes (down the street from Place des Cardeurs)

  • Flower market (Place de la Mairie)

    Flower market (Place de la Mairie)

€71 - €120 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Calendar last updated 05/18/2015
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