About the property
- Apartment900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4/parking RATES FROM 855€/1,050€
'LA MAISON DE NONNA'
This beautiful and luxury 18th Century apartment is in a 16th CENTURY LANDMARK BUILDING in Aix-en-Provence. The building's very recent restoration has received a 5-star rating from the city's architecture commission as it has been lovingly and faithfully restored to retain its origins. 'La Maison de Nonna' is in the perfect neighborhood to experience 'la vie Provencale' - right in the heart of the old HISTORICAL town and Centre Ville, a few steps from the painter Cezanne's house, centrally located and within a 2 minutes walk from the famous flower and food markets, antique stores, only 3 minutes walk to the famous Cours Mirabeau.
The 1,050 square feet apartment was completely gutted and renovated in 2008 and is situated on the second floor. The entrance is Louis XIV period (17TH century) with a large 17th century Iron staircase going up the the apt.
There are two bedrooms, an 18th c French/Chinese room with two twin beds (which may be joined upon request) and a 18th century French provencale style room with a queen size bed. Near the bedrooms at end of a corridor you will find a large bathroom with separate commode and a large walk-in shower, dressing area and full amenities including heated towel bar.
The kitchen is Completely equipped with washer and dryer, gas stove, microwave and eating area for six people.
The apartment was decorated by a French antique dealer. Sunny and bright with lots of windows and the desired southern exposure, the living room is furnished with French flea markets antiques and decorative arts. The apt is in a Provencal 18th century style and includes a formal eating area as well as daybed, comfortable lounge chairs and a secretaire for writing post cards or keeping your journal. There is a flat screen TV with cable and international channels to add a modern touch in front of 17th century fireplace. An instruction book is provided to you upon your arrival with local restaurant recommendations and places to visit.
A Boulangerie and a delicious Corsica/Italian caterer are one door away from our entrance and restaurants and cafés are literally just two blocks away..
Aix-en-Provence has preserved a wonderful heritage which itself deserve a few days stay and vivre a la provencale!! But it is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas of provence which, in a radius of just a few kilometers, offers the loveliest lansdcapes like the calanques of cassis, the camargue, the luberon wine country and the french Riviera. We also have PRIVATE PARKING two blocks away from the apt(check with owners for fee) you will be able to come and get out of garage as many times as you want without paying expensive fees. You will be able to get out of the city very easily and access to freeways or explore the beautiful quiet roads of provence with an unforgettable scenery of the provencal country side.
COME EXPERIENCE PROVENCE IN STYLE!!
KRISTINE & THIERRY
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- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 10, 2018
About KRISTINE & THIERRY
Antique courtier specializing in 18th century European Decorative Arts and who love house renovating projects!!!
KRISTINE & THIERRY purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why KRISTINE & THIERRY chose Centre Ville
Greatest location in the old town. Steps away from shops, farmers and flower markets, cafes, restaurants, cinemas, theathers. Landmark building with southern exposure, the best view of the city and mountain ste victoire.
What makes this Apartment unique
Great location in the historical center, Southern exposure, very bright apt with sun all day which is very rare in the old town of Aix en provence
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful stay in Aix
Our family of 3 spent a week at the apartment. It was very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The location was great - walking distance to restaurants and the historic center of town. We had a car and Kristine arranged for parking. The garage was a short walk from the apartment and very convenient. We ate most meals out, but the kitchen was well equipped and it would be easy to cook if one wanted to do so. Kristine was a wonderful host. We arrived on Easter and she met us at the apartment to check in. She provided lots of information about restaurants and things to do in Aix and the surrounding area. When our flight to Paris was cancelled due to a strike, she helped us find alternatives to get to Paris for our flight back to the US. She made the entire rental process very easy. If we return to Aix, we will be sure to rent from her again. Overall it was a great week!
Aix is a pedestrian town and this is the perfect location to walk to all the city has. The daily fresh market is less than 100 yards away and makes for great produce shopping and people watching. Hundreds of restaurants are within a few short minutes walk. If you like shopping, Aix marks the spot and the apartment's location is ideal.
Stop Searching! This is the Place!
My husband and I stayed at Kristine and Thierry's for two weeks and had a fantastic time. The apartment is really very comfortable and lovely. Perfectly appointed, it is decorated with beautiful antiques without feeling stuffy. The rooms throughout the day are bathed in natural light and in the late afternoon we enjoyed opening the large living room windows to hear the swallows and fountain below. The beds are comfortable and we slept well. Many nights we utilized the kitchen and cooked indoors. The AC worked really well so having the oven or stove on on a hot day was no problem at all. Other points to note: The internet was fast and the washer and dryer was a really big bonus as it allowed us to pack lightly.
The location is really perfect. Below is a great little Italian market and the apartment is walkable to everything. We went to the market most days to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and also walked to get bread at Farinoman (incredible bread choices) often. Kristine and Thierry left a big woven basket to help carry market purchases that we found very useful! We had rented a car so we also rented the parking space which was so helpful. The garage is about two blocks from the apartment and easy to get to. When we arrived Kristine met us at the apartment and not only had she chilled wine and aperitifs waiting for us but she provided a ton of useful tips and information about Aix and the surrounding area. We followed many of her suggestions and found them all great.
We would 100% stay here again and would recommend the apartment to anyone. I do not think you would be able to find a nicer, more charming and more conveniently located spot in Aix.
We hope to stay again next year!
Thank you both for taking the time to write such lovely review, it is our best reward to hear that our tenants were happy, comfortable and enjoyed their stay in the apartment and our beautiful city!
I also wanted to thank you both for leaving the pad so immaculate, we greatly appreciate the respect you had for our nest!!!!
please do come back soon, we would love to have you as our guests again..
merci et a bientot, nous espérons!!
kristine and Thierry
My husband and I stayed here for a week in late September 2016. From the moment we arrived until the day we left we had the most enjoyable time. The apartment is beautiful and perfectly located in the old town of Aix en Provence. The owners met us when we arrived and pointed out all the features of the apartment and made sure we had all the information regarding the apartment and the surrounding area. It is within walking distance to all the sites in Aix. The apartment was clean and had all the things one would need. It was so fun to walk to the markets in the morning and then return home and cook dinner. It was an idilic vacation and we have many amazing memories of our week. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Kristine and Thierry for sharing this lovely home with us!
PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT
PERFECT---The apartment was lovely, close to everything. Kristine was out of the country but kept in contact with us the entire time. Thierry helped us when we had questions, we saw him daily. Also helped with carrying the suitcases (especially when we left each of us had to purchase an extra piece of luggage for all our goodies. YIKES!!!!!!)
Some of the reviews mentioned the stairs. Well, we were 4 girls in our 50's and early 60's and one Smoker. The stairs were never a problem. Gage yourselves, the door to the apt on the first level, the urn then only 4 more steps.
We did not have a car, but Kristine told us when the different markets were and we took the bus to Lourmarin (great Friday market). The bus stop was right around the corner only 2 euro. There is a nice equestrian shop a little out of town. We took a cab there.
Kristine mentioned that is was spring break but we never heard the young people. Could have been the great wine and food from previous night.
We can not wait to return, hoping for a Fall visit.
Thank you for a great time in your beautiful city.
Three sisters and a cousin from Virginia
Great Month in Aix
We just got back from a wonderful month at La Maison Nonna! Not only was the apartment beautiful and comfortable, it was fully equiped. There was never a time were we needed a thing. The beds and linens were perfect as was all the furnishings. We traveled around the South of France (wine country, beaches, Paris) and were very happy to come back to this lovely apartment. It was the absolute perfect location, right in the middle of Aix, close to all the markets and shopping. We never felt unsafe. We also had a car for 2 of the weeks and the garage is very convenient.
Thierry and Kristine were the perfect owners, they had great suggestions (restaurants, day trips, museums) and treated us like we were their guests and friends. They really care about your visit to Aix. I highly recommend this apartment and would love to rent this apartment again!
Oh merci beaucoup for writing such kind words...we are always so happy to hear that our tenants felt at home during their stay at Maison Nonna, We really are doing the best we can so people feel comfortable at home away from their home....i hope our paths will cross again here in Provence or in the U.S!!
Thank you so much again for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it greatly!!
kristine and Thierry
APT IN THE HEART OF HISTORICAL TOWN, 2 BLOCKS FROM CITY HALL 2 DOORS DOWN FROM PAINTER S CEZANNE S HOUSE (his last residence)WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, FLOWER & FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE CORNER; WORLDLY KNOWN MUSIC AND OPERA FESTIVAL IN AIX EN PROVENCE JUNE-JULY EVERY YEAR. Not to Miss! Other Activities: shopping, spa(thermes sextius close by), casino, sightseeing, museums, movie theaters, music festival., kayaking, boating, cross country, rock climbing, wine tours; Ski: Lower French Alps about 1 1/2 drive from Aix en provence
Rates & Availability
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PARKING (please inquire with owners, 20 euros daily parking fee to be paid at arrival) if parking needed. 85 € Linen & Cleaning fee to be paid at arrival for cleaning service