About the property
- Guest House3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Old Provençal farmhouse transformed into a B&B with 4 spacious bedrooms
Welcome in the heart of Provence, in a green setting, 5 min from the town centre of Aix-en-Provence. Old stones and authenticity lovers must come discover this place that will seduce you with its character and its simplicity.
“Le Four des Banes” is a country farmhouse that was probably built in the 18th century, on the ruins of an older construction that housed an authentic Roman oven dating from the 2nd century.
The old oven has been preserved and constitutes the curiosity of this convivial and authentic place.
If you are not familiar with the principle of a B&B, each bedroom is independant with a private entrance and can host 2 persons at a time.
Each bedroom can be rented at a time, or all of them can be rented by a family or a group of friends for vacations or special events.
The farmhouse is located 3 km away from the town centre of Aix-en-Provence, in the countryside but close to the main roads. It is at the centre of the roads leading to the Alpilles in the Verdon or the Lubéron and not far away from the first paths leading to Sainte-Victoire Mountain.
Style and choice of items is sober, mix of wood, wrought iron and old stones, here, everything has been designed to bring comfort and warmth.
The main room is bathed in light thanks to its large openings and invites guests to spend some moments of tranquillity and privacy.
The kitchen houses the old oven, it’s the main room of the house where the guests can relax and have breakfast.
From May to September, pool and sunbeds wait for the sun and farniente lovers. Garden furniture is also at your disposal to comfortably end the day.
If you want culture, need nature or if you’re searching for a gourmet getaway, choose Aix-en-Provence and stop at “Four des Banes”.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Among the most wonderful, unique, and relaxing places we have ever stayed on holiday!
Les Fours des Banes, a beautifully designed villa on the outskirts of Aix-de-Provence, was designed and built by its owner and charming, vibrant hostess Laurence. The villa is built around the remains of an old Roman oven, and Laurence provides a wonderful breakfast in its spacious dining room and adjoining kitchen each morning, as well as providing guests with expert advice on places to see, routes to take, materials on Provence's many fascinating artistic, historic, and scenic sites. The guestrooms are individually designed and very well equipped with features of the kind one finds in 4-star hotels. A great feature is that Laurence permits guests to access the lovely dining room and kitchen facilities at other points in the day than for breakfast. The setting, on the outskirts, of Aix de Provence is private, pastoral, and wonderfully situated to make day-trips in multiple directions. We stayed almost a week, and hated to leave. Thank you Laurence!
Best Stay Ever!
My 3 girlfriends and I stayed at Laurence Biancotto's B&B Le Four des Banes recently for my birthday trip. I don't believe I've ever had such a wonderful stay anywhere. First of all, Laurence is a wonderful host. She provided us with the most spectacular breakfast each morning and spent time talking with us and helping us with our plans for the day. She was available for anything we needed during our 5 day stay. The B&B was beautiful, comfortable and immaculate. I highly recommend anyone traveling to Aix to stay here. It is a short distance into town and the bus stop is right at the top of her drive...couldn't be more convenient. If I ever get the opportunity to return to Provence, i will stay at Laurence's B&B!
Thank you for your "warm" words about your stay and it was also a real pleasure to host you . I would love to host you again sometime with your family so that our daughters could spend time together training Farouk and Fougueux !
All the best to you and the rest of the girls'team.
Wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Provence
Laurence's Bed and Breakfast was the perfect place to stay during our trip to Provence! It was charming and centrally located to all we wanted to do. Laurence was a fabulous host and took the time each morning to help us map out our itinerary and gave helpful suggestions as to the most scenic roads and additional add on's we could fit into our day. Laurence provided us with a delicious breakfast each morning and was available for any needs we had throughout our stay. The Bed and Breakfast itself was clean, spacious, comfortable, well appointed, nicely landscaped and had a lovely pool for a mid-day cool off. I stayed with my husband and 14 year old daughter and we all enjoyed our stay and would absolutely stay here again. I highly recommend it to all who are staying in the area.
Thank you so much for your feedback and I would certainly enjoy to host you again if you decide to come back to Provence.
All the best.
Nice bed and breakfast
We booked two rooms in the B&B and stayed there for two nights. The B&B was super clean, well equipped and had a pleasant charm of a farm house. The breakfast was also good. Lawrence was a great host. She accommodated all our needs including late check-in, allowing us to use the kitchen, and helping us with the luggage. She also provided us sightseeing tips of the area.
The challenging part for me was the narrow track that leads to the B&B. It took some practice to get use to it.
Thank you for sharing your experience and I can appreciate indeed, that one may have difficulties driving on the small track leading to the B&B. Hopefully, it is a short distance (80m) and easier once you know it.
I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip in the south of France.
Owner of thevB&B
The best B&B in Aix en Provence
The most relaxing and beautiful place in Aix en Provence. Beyond your expectations. Great location , amazing rooms with modern bathroom and every details en decor has been taking care. Great taste , really feel in Provence. But the best of this paradise is the owner Laurence . From the best breakfast in French style to the setting of the table. I really recommend this place for people who like to enjoy the best in accommodation and in service. Her advise in places to go where the best. Thanks Laurence for a great time you provide us and my family. I will be back .
Thank you for your nice words. This is a great reward for me to know how much you have enjoyed your stay, and that the tips I gave you, contributed to make your trip special.
I would be so happy to host you again, for a longer and more relaxing stay.
Please keep in touch.
All the best.
The place to stay when visiting Provence!
My husband, teenage daughter and I recently enjoyed 3 nights with Laurence at her beautiful b&b. She has done an excellent job of renovating the property (check out her photo album of the construction), and she is now the proud owner of a delightful bed and breakfast that we plan to return to again and again. As the other reviewers have mentioned, the rooms are tastefully decorated (we stayed in the Chambre Sainte Victoire, which was very large and comfortably fit the 3 of us); the breakfasts are perfect with cheese, bread, cereal, yogurt, specialties of the area, fruit, served outside on the patio; and the hostess, Laurence, is so warm, welcoming and ready to chat about the area and her recommendations. We had so much fun enjoying our day-trips to see the lavender, and then returning for an hour or two by the pool before dressing for dinner in Aix. We highly recommend Le Four des Banes to you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Conditions de vente - Nos chambres d'hôtes se louent individuellement pour 2 personnes ou pour un groupe allant jusqu'à 10 personnes. - Réservation : A partir de 2 nuitées, 25 % d'arrhes sont demandées sur le montant du séjour. - En cas d'annulation 24 h à 48 h avant la date d'arrivée, les arrhes versées restent acquises au propriétaire. - Une remise de 10 % sur le montant total est accordée pour les séjours de 6 nuitées et +. - Règlement par chèques, en espèces ou par virement bancaire anticipé.