1 bedroom, 1 living room, 1 bathroom and kitchen with terrace and forest view
Gîte de la Cigogne
- english, french, german, dutch
About Gîte de la Cigogne
I'm a web developer and my wife is a singer (french chansons), together with our two sons we live in former farm house in the forest between Vence and St Paul. We travel frequently to the Netherlands, but for a real vacation we go to a country in Europe were we have not lived before. I like to fix and drive old cars although the later is more successful. Micheline is into horse riding lately and loves working in her little vegetable garden, which she proudly shows to anyone visiting the house. I was raised around the hotel restaurant of my parents, hospitality has always been a part of my life.
Gîte de la Cigogne purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Gîte de la Cigogne chose Vence
Our renovated old farmhouse breaths the atmosphere of the Provence, it is surrounded bij a large terrain with terraces (restanges) and fruit trees and a view on the surrounding forrest. We once holidayed in this old Mas and we were taken by its beauty and location. Our loved the spacious garden and the swimming pool. The unique light of the ‘midi’ and the mild sunny climate which attracted painters like Chagall, Picasso and Miro to Saint-Paul and Vence has kept us here for 4 years already.
What makes this Apartment unique
First of all the fantastic sunny climate, in a beautiful setting in the forest. Being located at the foothills of the Alpes, close to the sea has it's advantages. You can do almost any kind of outdoor sport here, to name just a few: Walking (Rando), trail running, rock climbing and sailing in the Mediterranean sea. The forrest starts outside or garden, the mountains like Col de Vence (famous route for cyclists) are 10 minutes away and the beach is half an hour away. The the medieval hilltop villages of Saint Paul and Tourretes-sur-Loup are among France’s most beautiful villages. Both are just a 10 minute drive away. In summer we have the bigger village of Vence with festivals of music and art taking place around place du grand Jardin.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We hebben genoten van ons verblijf in la Cicogne! Het ontvangst en de gastvrijheid van Willem, Micheline, Alexander en Max waren hartelijk en ontspannen. De gite is ideaal voor 2 personen, uitgerust met alles wat je nodig hebt om gewoon lekker simpel op vakantie te zijn. La Cicogne is ideaal gesitueerd tussen de Middellandse zee en de heuvels boven Nice; knus gelegen midden in een bos. Vanuit hier kan je fijne wandelingen maken naar de schattige omliggende oude dorpjes en ben je in korte tijd met de auto bij de zee . Of je kan gewoon relaxen op het terras of in de tuin. Een heerlijke plek die wij zeer aanraden!
David en Jacobine waren fijne gasten om te mogen ontvangen in onze Gite. Vriendelijke, ontspannen mensen, ze hebben uitgebreid genoten van de tuin en de omgeving Vence en Nice en de gite keurig schoon achter gelaten. Welcome any time!
Within a stone's throw from the artists village St. Paul de Vence, embraced by the mountains and half an hour from Nice airport and the beach, you can enjoy the Gite in the farm Domaine La Cigogne. A place for two to get away from everyday life. Walking in the woods that surround our house, enjoy delicacies that have the taste of the sun, a day at the sea, a trip to the mountains, strolling around old markets, enjoying the many art galleries and museums in Vence and St Paul. The famous museum of modern art Fondation Maeght in St. Paul is just a 4 minute drive or a half hour walk from here.