The owners are a french american couple that have combined charm and comfort. In the heart of Provence, this 18th century home, is located in the village of Fontvieille.
The house has two levels, a front and back courtyard and a small refreshing pool.
On the first level is a fully equipped kitchen with a Falcon stove and 2 ovens, large sink with garbage disposal, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer and all cookware needed to prepare the fresh groceries from the village farmers market. A dining table to accommodate 6 guests.
Separated by a large stone arch and two steps, is a comfortable summer living room overlooking the flowery front yard.
Another stone arch opens on a second living room with open glass ceiling to the sky, a wood fireplace and on the other side the TV room with cable channels in english.
In the direction of the backyard there is a toilet and a closet with a washer and dryer.
The backyard has a shaded small pool (3mx2mx1m) to refresh after a long day of discoveries in the area.
- On the second level there is the master bedroom with a king size bed (180cm x 200cm), ensuite bathroom with shower, sink and toilets. A guest bedroom with King size bed (180 cm x 200 cm) and a small guest bedroom with a standard bed (140 cm). Both guest rooms share a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. At the same level is an exercise space.
Fontvieille is centrally located in the heart of Provence. The surrounding area is known for its high density of art, culture, nature, music, hiking, biking, bull fighting events, local produce, wine, olive oil and cuisine.
Walk to the village in the morning to get fresh French baguettes and croissants. While enjoying your breakfast in the garden, plan your visit to the heart of Provence: les Baux, historical Arles and its famous Saturday market, St Remy, Nimes, Uzes, Avignon Isles sur la Sorgue ... Enjoy dining at local restaurants in the surrounding area.
In the main village square, there are two Cafés where you can watch the world go by and read the paper while you enjoy your morning coffee. The village offers more than 10 restaurants, 2 pizzeria, 3 bakeries (boulangerie), 2 butchers, 2 supermarkets, a pharmacy, a bank with ATM machine, a movie theater and post office. There are wonderful farmers markets in the village twice a week on Monday and Friday morning.
After breakfast, you can take a nice walk to the famous windmill of Alfonse Daudet. Just 2 miles from the village, there are the remains of a Roman aqueduct and watermill. Take a bottle of wine and cheese to Les Baux and enjoy the sunsets. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, biking, golfing, shopping, etc.
In case of emergencies, there is a health center with several physicians on duty.
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