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Le Clos des Oliviers near Aix en Provence 3 stars

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + sofa bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4) for each gite

Les Oliviers invites travelers through the lavender-lined lane to experience a restful stay in a private gite, or apartment, attached to a Provencal Mas. The Bouches du Rhône Department of Tourism has given this lovely property three stars, an indication of quality.

The gite is amoung olive trees. The one and a half hector private property is filled with trees and a beautiful garden/play area. There is ample free parking within the grounds.

We offer two very comfortable one bedroom gites,which have been decorated to reflect the warm and welcoming provencal countryside.

GITE 1 has an American-style kitchen which opens up onto the delightful sitting and dining area. Large windows provide lovely views of the French countryside, drenched in sunshine. The bedroom features an antique provencal armoire, double-bed (160x200), and night stands. The bathroom has a large shower area and a washing machine.

Directly outside the kitchen is a private patio with barbeque for your enjoyment, the use of this is sometimes restricted by the local council according to the weather conditions

GITE 2 is two storey situated in the tower of the property ! The living area is on the ground floor with fully equipped kitchenette, and a large and beautiful bathroom with washing machine. The bedroom is on the first floor with double bed (160x190)and amazing views over the garden and countryside. There is also a private terrace with outdoor furniture and views over the delightful gardens. This gite is ideal for two people. There is also air conditioning in the bedroom.

PLEASE NOTE The price is fully inclusive of gas, electricity, heating during winter, bed linen and towels and the final cleaning at the end of your stay.

The price quoted is for 3 - 7 nights :it's depends of season ; We are able to accept stays more than 1 week but please inquire for price (discount for several weeks) (except in high season)

The rate for this gite 2 is different to those shown in the rates section : HIGH SEASON : 550 € per week in july and 580 € in august) ; MID SEASON : 470 € per week in may ; 500 € in june and september) ; and LOW SEASON : 450 euros per week, from January to april and from October to December) all inclusive like in gite one

We propose as well a charming, spacious, cosy and independant house for 4 people surrounded by olive trees ans pin trees.

Private terrace with vue on the countryside ; a fully equiped kitchen, ( washing machine, diswasher...) two bedroom (one with queen size bed and bedroom number two : double bed, one bathroom with italian style shower)

Rental fees :

HIGH SEASON : july : 700 euros and august : 750 euros ; MIDLLE SEASON : april, may, june, september : 650 euros ; LOW SEASON : october, november, december, january, february and march ; 580 euros per week.

Contact us for availability because calendar is only for gite one

A better price for more than one week rental will be available. (not available in high season).

At the end of your stay, a reading of your electric metter will be done and you will be charged accordingly. ;

AC and heat equiped ; WIFI ; towels and linen provided ;

Babies are welcome : baby bed, stroler, high chair, baby bathtub

Feel free to contact us for any further informations (availability, others photos....)

Les Oliviers offers hiking and biking (if you have your own bikes) from just outside the door. But it's possible to rent bicycles in Aix or Salon of Provence.

The centre of St. Cannat is 2km from the gite, and has cafes, restaurants,(only open at lunch time for some of them or for both for others), post office, stores, and a weekly market (Wednesdays)- not to be missed! St. Cannat is just twenty minutes from the beautiful town of Aix-En-Provence, and only 30 minutes from the port city of Marseille and 45 minutes from the airport.

As well as offering self-catering accommodation we can offer a variety of extra services for our guests.

Wi-Fi internet access

Guests have access to wireless internet either wifi or via an ethernet cable Just bring your wi-fi enabled computer.

French classes

For guests wishing to improve their language skills while on holiday, we offer a range of customised French courses with a qualified, native French language speaker. Courses must be booked before your stay. Get in contact for more information.


A day time and evening baby-sitting service can be provided for young children. Please book in advance.

During the peak season bookings for less than one week CANNOT be calculated on a pro-rata basis as it may not be possible to let the remainder of the week. Therefore, we calculate a price that we feel is fair to both parties.

Your hosts, Nicole and Robert, look forward to greeting you and making your stay as magical as Provence!

Don't hesitate to ask more photos for two accomodations

A la campagne, entre vignes et champs d'oliviers, le Clos des Oliviers 1 : BASSE SAISON 480 € (de janvier à avril et d’octobre à décembre) ; MOYENNE SAISON : 500 € en mai ; 530 € en juin et septembre ; HAUTE SAISON : 600 € en juillet et 630 € en août. Ce gîte s'ouvre sur un parc arboré ; il est le lieu idéal pour vous ressourcer : possibilités notamment de randonnées à partir du gîte, découverte de la beauté exceptionnelle de la Provence et de ses sites remarquables : Aix en Provence, les calanques, Avignon, Arles, La des ses festivals (Aix, La Roque d'Antheron, Avignon, Orange...) Le gîte est labellisé (3 épis Gites de France) Le tarif est reconsidéré pour un séjour plus long (sauf en haute saison)

Un autre gîte (dans la tour de la propriété !) peut aussi vous recevoir,. Il est mitoyen à la maison des propriétaires mais tout aussi confortable et indépendant - nous contacter pour + de détails (photos et descriptif) - TARIFS : BASSE SAISON : 450 € ; MOYENNE SAISON : 480 € en mai ; 500 € en juin et septembre ; HAUTE SAISON : 550 € en juillet et 580 € en août, tout compris (eau, gaz, électricité, chauffage (selon saison), accès internet, draps et linge de maison - location au mois possible mais sur une courte période

Robert et Nicole vous accueilleront très chaleureusement et vous consacreront le temps nécessaire pour que votre séjour soit de qualité : ils vous aideront à programmer vos vacances dans les meilleures conditions ; cependant, les animaux sont refusés ou possibilité d'accueil sous certaines conditions d'hygiène à respecter ; le barbecue bâti est à votre entière disposition mais les propriétaires pourront en interdire l'usage en cas de vent violent surtout en haute saison pour respecter la réglementation en vigueur.

Un nouveau gîte plus grand peut accueillir une famille (4 personnes) très confortable, avec des prestations de qualité - climatisation réversible - wifi - salon de jardin... Contactez pour tarifs et photos

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Nicole AURIOL

Nicole is a retired teacher and Robert a school technician. Both love to meet people all over the world to share their experience of travelling and life.

Nicole AURIOL purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Nicole AURIOL chose Aix en Provence Area

Le clos des Oliviers is situed in the heart of Provence and within an hours drive, you can discover all the beauties of the Region. the house itself is in a 'park like' setting

What makes this cottage unique

We choose this house because of its setting on the edge of the forest and on the heart of Provence

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at this gite, Nicole helped us to make this a perfect stay, with all her local knowledge.
May 2008
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Le Clos des Oliviers near Aix en Provence 3 stars
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 14 reviews
Santa Barbara, California

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Gite 1 for six nights in September 2015. This is the perfect location for visitng many of the Provence highlights. Nicole and Robert were excellent hosts, even negotiating with our car rental company after we had a tire go flat. The accomodations were great! And Saint Cannat is a wonderful little town only about 15 miles from Aix en Provence. Don't miss the open air market!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in gite #1 for a week and it was absolutely wonderful. The booking experience was quick and painless. We had some trouble finding the place (our GPS took us nearby but not quite to the address we keyed in), but a friendly neighbour helped us out and contacted Nicole so we could find our way. Nicole was waiting at the gate upon our arrival. The gite is beautifully appointed, and exactly as shown in the pictures, so there were no surprises. The gite offers all the comforts and amenities you'll need, as well as lots of area maps and information to plan your day trips. The patio is a great spot to relax with a snack and glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing. The gated property is peaceful, private and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Wi-fi service is excellent, as is the water pressure and hot water. The kitchen is fully equipped and the big-screen TV and picture are great, albeit in French only (which was a good way for us to brush up on our French). Adjacent to the property is a nice walking trail through the forest. Nicole and Robert are superb hosts – down to earth, very friendly and were always eager and willing to help in any way we needed. St Cannat itself is a lovely little town, and this location is a geographically ideal home-base from which to venture out on day trips to experience the many wonderful villages and other sights, most of which are within an hour or so drive – in one of Provence's most beautiful areas. We highly recommend Nicole and Robert's gites for their appointments and amenities, as well as location, value, safety and friendliness. We plan to return in future.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WE thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the gite(1)! It is set amid the olive trees which have lovely foliage. Nicole told us that the olives will be harvested by hand in Nov. And Dec. Despite the presence of oak trees loaded with acorns, no squirrels were present- something which amazed us!

The patio provides a great place to relax and enjoy the warm breeze. We are in the heart of Aix now enjoying the hustle and bustle of the city but at times we miss the serenity we found at the gite in St. Cannat and the friendly owners there.Would definitely recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Gite to a very warm greeting from Nicole and Robert, which set the tone for the rest of our very enjoyable two week stay. The Gite is set in beautiful and well maintained mature gardens with an olive grove, oak and Cyprus trees and is bounded on one side by a vineyard. The location is just perfect, with very easy access to Aix, Marseilles, Savon and the beautiful hilltop villages in the Luberon. The Gite is very spacious, well equipped and modern, balanced with Provencial charm and character and has a splendid patio area where we spent many hours enjoying our meals, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquillity. Nicole, Robert and their daughter were all very friendly and welcoming and made us feel as though we had known them for a long time. We will definitely recommend this Gite to our friends, family and work colleagues. Thank you for making our holiday one to remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very touched by your kind words and we hope, really, to meet you again, in London or in Provence in the next future. Anyway for us, the main thing is to have good times with you - so See you soon !
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Northville, Michigan ,USA

Better than description

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay at gite 1. The gite was super clean and comfortable. Nicole was most helpful in advising us as to the sites to visit along with informing us about restaurants and grocery stores. I became ill on my second day here. Nicole went above and beyond to help me. She not only drove me the doctors office but went in and talked to him because I don't speak French. St. Cannat is centrally located and all the sites are easily accessible. I would highly recommend this gite.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, Michigan ,USA

Better than description

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay at this vrbo. The house was super clean and comfortable. Nicole was most kind and helpful. She gave us good ideas on places to visit. I became ill on my second day. She was very concerned and drove me to the doctor. She then went in and talked to the doctor, this was agreat help because I don't speak French. St. Cannat is centrally located and it is easy to get to all the interesting sites. It is also nice to come home in the evening and relax with a glass of wine. I would highly recommend Nicole's gite.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Marseille Provence
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
In the village
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
At Mallemort
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Close to the Village
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Not far from the gite : Festivals of :

- AIX EN PROVENCE (about 25 min)

- LA ROQUE D'ANTHERON in summer (20 min) (july/august)

- AVIGNON (45 min about)

But also : Toulon : free festival of Jazz in july


Rates & Availability

Saint-Cannat Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

- a deposit for the "bip" (portal) : 60 euros
- une caution de 60 euros pour le "bip" permettant l'ouverture du portail

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Saint-Cannat Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • a large shower (italian shower)and washing machine towels given washing machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1)in each gite , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (the same situation) linen given cot, little bath, high chair for baby
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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