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18 Century Bastide in Aix En Provence.SEE Video! NEW LOWER RATES!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,552 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10w/5 Bedrooms/ 5baths, 25 meter pool, 15 minute walk to town.SEE VIDEO!

• 330 m2 of living space

• Remodeled in 2005 (plumbing, electricity, internet)

• 5 master bedrooms with screens on windows

• Spacious living room & dining room

• Well equipped kitchen

• Library & media room

• 250 m2 of terrace

• 1 ha lot (2.5 acres)

• Spectacular landscaping

• Majestic driveway lined with century old plane trees

• 25m infinity pool with pool house

• 4 fountains

• Pavilion is 250 m away from the street and nested in 12 ha (30 acres) park

• Cours Mirabeau in Downtown Aix is 15 min walk

• Easy access to the main freeway (2 min)

• Aix is a vibrant university town with plenty of charm

• Beaches are 30 min away (Cassis) - Nice is 90 min

• Most of Provence famous sights are within one hour

• All the convenience of a large city in the tranquillity of a country setting

More Details

Francois & Marie Gregoire
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About Francois & Marie Gregoire

Mary is American (born in New York), Francois is French (born in Lorraine).

We met near San Francisco, where we worked from 1986 to 2005.

We purchased the property in Aix en Provence in 2003, restored it in 2004/2005, and moved in 2005.

Francois & Marie Gregoire purchased this villa in 2003

Why Francois & Marie Gregoire chose Aix en Provence

We have lived in the Pavilion for more than 11 years and made it a very comfortable home.

We hope every guest staying with us will enjoy the comfort and quietness we almost take for granted.

Awake in the morning with the song of birds, go for a ride to the nearby park, jump in the pool, discover the local market and the beauty of the town, and visit all the beautiful sites Provence has to offer, are some of the pleasures awaiting you.

We are committed to making your experience very special.

What makes this villa unique

Located in a renowned college town and surrounded by 12 ha (30 acres) of park and gardens, with century old trees, fountains and a spectacular 25m infinity pool.

Combines the benefits of city life and the tranquillity of country living.

It is the ideal place to relax for a week or two, with easy access to freeway and downtown.


Sud Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Pomerol - toilet , tub , shower
    St Emilion - toilet , shower
    St Estephe - toilet , shower
    Margaux - toilet , tub , shower
    Pauillac - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Pomerol - 1 queen
    St Emilion - 1 queen
    St Estephe - 1 queen
    Margaux - 1 queen
    Pauillac - 1 king
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

18 Century Bastide in Aix En Provence.SEE Video! NEW LOWER RATES!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Melbourne Australia

Lovely sanctuary near Aix-en-Provence

  • 5 of 5

Pavillon de la Torse was the perfect venue for our family reunion in Provence. The villa itself is a grand period home in wonderfully restored condition that easily accommodated the 8 of us in comfort and style. The grounds are amazing particularly the soaring plane trees and manicured lawns around the pool. Unfortunately it was a little too cool for a swim, but we could imagine this being the ideal summer retreat. The location is perfect - on the edge of town, within a riverside park which was great for our early morning stroll and that rural feel, but also close enough to local shops and about 1km walk into the centre of town for restaurants, galleries and more extensive shopping. Aix is well located with the hilltop towns of the Luberon all within one hour's drive. Our hosts Marie and Francois we very helpful on check in with lots of advice about the local area, including the sensational Carrieres de Lumiere at Les Baux, a must-see light and sound display in an ancient underground quarry. All in all, a very successful week at this impressive venue.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 on a 10 scale.

  • 5 of 5

We chose the Pavillon for a family venture for three generations. There was something for everyone. First Marie and Francois cound not have been a better start. They had brochures and maps for both Aix and the surronding countryside plus their 30 minute tour of the vicinity. The house was perfesct for the 10 of us with great kitchen facilities and a large dinning area for us all to get together at the end of the day to share our experiences. The rooms were well appointed and had all the amenities needed. Especially great was the pool and lawn area whcih became the family meeting place at the end of the day to share the days experiences. Many many great memories. We are thinking of doing it again next summer just to get to all the wonderful places surrounding Aix that we did not get to in our week stay. congratulation to Marie and Francois on a great venue for Aix.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ

Surpassed all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our week in Aix with our adult children and spouses/partners was a special anniversary/birthday celebration. The pictures of La Torse (the name of the villa) on VRBO are spectacular but truly do not do justice to this magnificent 300 year old, beautifully restored home and surrounding gardens. Although the property is within the city of AIX, it feels as if it is in the country due to the expanse of the gardens and privacy created by the towering shade trees and manicured plantings. The walk into the most desirable part of downtown is 15 - 20 minutes at most and while it is not the most beautiful walk, we did it many times both during the day and night after dinner with no problem.

Marie and Francois are an absolute delight. They are friendly, informative and attentive and clearly take pride in their home and made every effort to insure we had a memorable stay.

We highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a first class vacation in Aix En Provence.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Building and Gardens within walking distance to Aix-en-Provence

  • 5 of 5

Words or pictures cannot do justice to the beauty of the gardens, the tree-lined entrance and the villa. Both the bastide and the gardens are truly amazing and clearly well taken care of. Mary and Francois took us on a tour of both the house and gardens when we arrived, showing us how everything worked and pointing out places of interest in Aix and around Provence. They provided us with maps and restaurant recommendations and then left us to thoroughly enjoy our vacation. All rooms, except many one, are cozy and look out onto the gardens. The bathrooms are a good size. The kitchen was very well equipped and we had several lunches and dinners on the terrace enjoying the gardens and the fountains. I will definitely be back. All rooms have double beds, with the option of an additional two beds in the loft area of 2 rooms; giving us 7 spaces for our girls' getaway vacation. The property makes you feel as though you are in countryside, but it is located about 1/2 mile from the historic center of Aix. Although we did have a car, a few times I walked or took the #3 bus to the center to avoid the hassle of parking in the center.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Aix en Provence
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Alpes du Sud
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $272.37

Weekly rental from Saturday to Saturday
Check in time after 4pm - Check out time before 9:30am
House cleaning provided 3 hours / day Monday through Friday
Garden and pool maintenance provided
Pool and fountains represent a potential risk for young children - Owners decline any responsibility
Pavilion and garden are in excellent condition - Please take care of them as we do

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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