Maison Aurore

Provence , France

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  • Attractive village house in the Alpilles
  • Beautiful interiors
  • Set in pretty Eygalières
  • Short walk to shops and restaurants
  • Saint Rémy 15min drive

NEW FOR 2024

 

Nestled within the heart of Eygalières, newly constructed (2022) Maison Aurore is one of the most attractive village houses we’ve seen, and at 200m2, it’s one of the largest too. Eygalières is such a delightful place that the owners wanted to create something in keeping with the existing buildings, so Maison Aurore was built by French craftsmen using traditional techniques and local stone. The result is an elegant, country house-style home that feels as though it’s been in this lovely spot forever, polished up for 21st C visitors with air-conditioning throughout and fibre optic broadband.

The beautifully understated interiors would make this a desirable house in any location, but here, in the middle of Eygalières, with a market, bakery and various village shops just a minute or two’s walk away, it’s quite the find for a romantic break or a holiday with friends. And if you’re wondering about a pool, yes, there’s that too, set into the terrace at the rear of the house, with just enough room for breakfast in the sunshine or an aperitif before dinner. The kitchen is kitted out to the same high spec as the rest of the house and the perfect place to get creative with any foodie market finds, but if you don’t feel like cooking, there are several highly respected restaurants in Eygalières itself, plus many other choices in the local area.

The owners of Maison Aurore are also Simpson Travellers themselves, so they’re personally familiar with our high standards; we’re confident that a stay here will more than meet expectations.

Good to know: If this property is unavailable on your preferred date, you might want to consider adjoining Maison Beatrice, which belongs to the same owner and is finished to the same very high standard.

Local Area

Pretty as a picture yet comfortably off the most trodden tourist route, Eygalières has all you need for daily shopping. Friday is market day, bursting with the colours and flavours of this inimitable region, but otherwise it’s a fairly sleepy village, built on a limestone outcrop with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the Alpilles mountains. The closest town of note is Saint-Rémy de Provence, which hosts a small museum about Van Gogh’s art and life in the region, as well as numerous chic little shops, cafes and restaurants. Just south of the town there’s a surprisingly impressive Roman site at Glanum, with one of the best-preserved Roman cenotaphs in the world, and remains of the forum, baths and temple. To the north is Avignon, well worth a full day out, with a fantastic food market and the UNESCO-classified Petit Palais museum as well as the celebrated ‘pont.’ But for many the real joy of this area is the beautiful rolling hills of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, where you can follow marked walking trails through vineyards and olive groves, a wonderful way to spend the day in the cooler spring and autumn months.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Kitchen equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge-freezer, microwave, oven, hob, coffee maker
  • Open plan living-dining area with Smart TV; leads to terrace
  • Double bedroom (160cm bed) with en-suite shower room & WC; has interior and exterior entrances

Upper floor

  • Twin bedroom (90cm beds that can be made as a double upon request) with en-suite shower room & WC
  • Double bedroom (180cm bed) with en-suite shower room with WC

General

  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Complimentary WiFi (fibre)
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Off-road open car parking for 2 cars
  • Iron, ironing board and hairdryer provided
  • Private swimming pool with pool alarm, 7.5m x 4m 
  • 6 pool loungers
  • Gas barbecue
  • Shaded outdoor dining area
  • For further information on Terms and Conditions for this property please click  here

Services

  • Bed linen, bath and pool towels provided
  • Weekly clean and linen change

Getting there

  • Airport
    Avignon 30min drive
    Marseille 45min drive
    Nimes 55min drive

  • TGV stations
    Avignon 40min drive

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Villa access times

  • Check-in time – 4.00pm
  • Check-out time – 10.00am

Location

  • Eygalieres village centre (town, restaurant, basic shops) 1min walk
  • Supermarket (Orgon) 9min drive
  • Bike hire (Orgon) 10min drive
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence 17min drive
  • Les Baux-de-Provence 30 min drive
  • Beaches: Saintes-Maries-de-a-Mer and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer 1hr 15min drive

 


Flights

For information on travel routes, please visit our France flights and ferries page.

Our choice of French properties is diverse, ranging from simple charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal.

To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

Grading

Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5

    Excellent

  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5

    Good

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  • Location

    4/5

    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*

    4.5/5

    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*

    5/5

    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

There's no better way to while away leisurely holiday hours than by visiting the many Provençal villages with their cobbled streets and cafes. Hilltop towns glow in pale golden stone, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and fields of fragrant purple lavender. From celebrated Gordes to charming Eygalières, each town has a market to help you discover local produce, or treat yourself to a long lazy lunch; from pavement cafes to Michelin stars, the midday meal in France is nothing short of an art form.

The cities of Avignon, Orange, Nîmes and Arles offer an architecturally rich and cultural day out but try to make time for lesser-known gems like Vaison la Romaine, Uzès and Ile sur la Sorgue for a less crowded but equally impressive picture of the history of the region.

A day at the beach is always an option but you can find other open water options closer to home, from child-friendly paddling in the River Gardon below le Pont du Gard, to kayaking down La Sorgue as it winds its way through the Luberon. Close to Avignon, Lac de Monteux has a lifeguarded beach and various water activities for all ages.

This is a destination to rival any other. Complemented by our selection of handpicked villas we can help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Provence.


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