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Paradise in Provence

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Set in fifteen acres, Baubesse nestles in the beautiful Alpilles hills close to Les Baux-de-Provence, an ancient village perched high on a crag, a short drive from St-Rémy-de-Provence. The area is a mecca for ramblers, joggers and cyclists.

The house is surrounded by pine and mulberry trees, cypresses and oaks with wonderful views on all sides. Behind is a fine olive grove and in front, the view stretches over unspoiled countryside to where the Mediterranean can be glimpsed on the horizon. It overlooks the brand new Domaine de Manville golf course. The garden around the secluded swimming pool on one side of La Bergerie, is planted with lavender and rosemary and surrounded by wild mountain landscape. The infinity pool is heated for swimming from April to October. In your deck chair you can see the cliffs of Les Baux, France’s Mount Rushmore, with a reasonable facsimile of George Washington.

Five minutes away by car you can pick up fresh croissant, and local fruit and veg in the village of Maussane. The vibrant village has a prize-winning greengrocer, fishmonger, butchers and bakers, as well as a bank, a post office and hairdressers. The main square is lined with shady plane trees and packed with restaurants, and café terraces to sip a pastis or eat a pizza. A local winery (Mas de la Dame) and an olive oil producer (Castelas) are just moments away.

Les Baux is right in the heart of Provence, ideally positioned for short excursions and day trips. It is a short distance and well worth a visit to see the magnificent ruins of the medieval château and the world-famous Carriere des Lumieres sound and light show. Its beautiful winding walk to the promontory will be hardly felt while you stand transfixed before the charming and tempting boutiques on the way. When Queen Elizabeth came to France she visited Paris---and Les Baux.

A recent addition to Les Baux is the new golf course, and the five star hotel where you can go for an aperitif before heading back to cook your barbecue at Baubesse.

A detached house alongside the main house is sometimes available during the month of August at a slight extra cost.

More Details

Nissim Marshall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Some Hindi and Arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Nissim Marshall

I'm a painter. I love this place for the peace...a famous fashion designer has booked twelve years running, for the same reason. No hassle, yet no feeling of isolation. Millions of things to do and to see, when you want to. A unique place in a unique setting.

Nissim Marshall purchased this house in 1966

Why Nissim Marshall chose Les Baux-de-Provence

Baubesse has thick walls built of bleached local stone, which keep it wonderfully cool. The kitchen has all modern conveniences, including an extra-large refrigerator/freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine, ovens and all essential gadgets, plus a Nespresso machine with a variety of coffee capsules. There are three bedrooms with double beds and their own bathrooms and a small children's room with bunk beds. The living room/dining room is spacious and L-shaped with a large stone fireplace, television and dvd/cd player. There is a piano and lots of books to read. Linen and crockery are supplied, as well as six hours a week cleaning services. Outside is a small courtyard patio where you can eat under a mulberry tree, its branches spreading like a parasol to provide some shade, plus many terraces with awnings, for dining or just looking out at the view. If you arrive at the right time, you might be lucky enough to have your own delicious figs in season. It is truly a paradise for bikers, hikers and runners, as well as those who prefer a lazier lifestyle. The amazing level of privacy you will enjoy in Baubesse can be felt by the absence of any sounds other than those of nature.

What makes this house unique

When people come here, they are struck by the silence and the views, and wherever they've come from, they always say they could never have imagined such a setting. You will have no neighbours here, and you can walk as far as you wish and know it's still your property. There's a short hike in the hills to an ancient abandoned quarry where you'll be delighted to discover French political graffiti from the early 20th century (and some modern, but good-looking) additions.


Les Baux-de-Provence House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Heated pool


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Paradise in Provence
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Peace and plenty

  • 5 of 5

Splendid isolation

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Отдых мечты

  • 5 of 5

Рай в Провансе? Почему бы и нет. Место исключительно уединенное и живописное. За спиной горные уступы заповедника les Alpilles, а прямо перед глазами виноградники и оливковые рощи Прованса до самого горизонта. В ясную погоду можно даже разглядеть побережье. До Les Baux de Provence можно при желании дойти пешком, до ближайшей деревни Maussane 3-4 километра, с машиной это считанные минуты пути.

Дом солидный, основательный, просторный и, будь у меня больше опыта наверное, можно было бы сказать, что это типичный mas provencale.

Впрочем, интерьеры таких домов я видел только на картинках, поэтому то, что мы увидели, иначе чем дом-музей XVIII-XIX века и не назовешь. Колоссальных размеров библиотека, огромный камин во всю стену, фортепьяно, картины, подсвечники и вместе с этим вся необходимая современная техника - холодильник с льдогенератором, посудомоечная, стиральная, кофе-машина. На участке вместительный чистый бассейн с подогревом и подсветкой.

Хозяин Ниссим - гостеприимный и доброжелательный, дал много полезных советов и даже сварил борщ!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property with Soul

  • 5 of 5

This property has soul, and Nissim is the perfect guardian. We have just left and our children (ages 6 and 11) are already asking when we will return. We all immediately felt right at home. Nissim went above and beyond to make sure that we were well taken care of, but also left with enough space and privacy to discover our own Provence. For our first night, he made us a dinner reservation at a wonderful small restaurant in town (Fleur de Thym) and took my husband into town for a quick overview of his favorite shops and restaurants. And on the last day, he came by the house with fresh croissants, a baguette for the road, and a New York Times. That was such a thoughtful gesture, and so welcomed. The kitchen and linen closets were fully stocked and there was not one thing that we wanted that the house didn't have. In fact, there were many family friendly surprises that the home came with that we didn't expect, including a ping pong table, pool toys, boules, and a piano. The beds were all very comfortable, especially those pillows! Note that while you can walk to town (a hearty walk) you will need a car to access anything beyond that. Also, while the weather in the summer is generally hot and dry, the Mistral wind can kick in and really cool things off. We were happy to make a fire and settle in with books. Highlights of our time here included:

- Castle at Les Baux

- Les Carrieres de Lumieres

- Evenings on the square in Maussane

- Hike in Les Alpilles

- Boat ride to Les Calanques in Cassis

- La Course Camarguaise in Arles

- Pool time and the VIEWS from the house!

The only thing that we regret is that we only stayed one week. We look forward to returning. Thank you, thank you Nissim!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August in the Alpilles

  • 5 of 5

We booked the beautiful villa Baubesse near les Baux de Provence for a week's relaxing getaway and the pictures didn't do it justice. The setting is stunning, nestled in the foothills of the Alpilles with a view stretching to the Camargue. The owner Nissim couldn't have been more hospitable! So we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Every day we would walk in the Alpilles on tracks from the villa and relax by the pool in the afternoons. Nearby St Remy is worth a visit and can be reached on foot or by bus. There are lots of good restaurants nearby too but eating while enjoying the view was too good to pass up. All in all it was the highlight of our holiday and one of the nicest villas we have stayed in for some time. We would happily return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is in a stunning location.

Nissim, the owner is a gracious, friendly, and most helpful host.

Our five children loved the pool and the space to roam.

It is a perfect location for exploring Provence.

We wish that we had more time to stay.

It is a very special place.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Third time lucky

  • 5 of 5

We love this place the views and the countryside make this a very special area of outstanding beauty

Beautiful swimming pool and solitude means this place is very special

We have had the best of times here and hope to have many more

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Les Baux
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Les Baux
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Castle of Les Baux
Nearest Point of Interest
Route des Cretes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

10% off for two weeks or more
20% off for returning guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.