Cottage in Vaison la Romaine, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote DAzur, France - Village House In Upper Medieval Village, 10 Minutes Walk To Town Centre
Perched on the upper, medieval part of this Provencal town with a rich heritage and a prestigious past, it is just a walk away from the lower part and lively center of Vaison-la-Romaine, a town set in the heart of lush, fertile countryside famous for its wine-making. The house, tastefully decorated in a style combining Provencal furniture with Mediterranean touches, is as welcoming in the summer as in the winter. On the ground floor, a spacious living-room with a convertible sofa, a fire-place, a dining-room seating 6 to 8 people. Adjoining, are a half bathroom, and a separate, fully-equipped kitchen opening onto a quaint balcony. On the second floor, two bedrooms. On the top floor, an attic room, with a futon, opens onto a roof terrace with a view on the upper part of the Medieval city and the Castle ruins. From the living-room a vaulted cellar with stone walls can be accessed, reminiscent of medieval times and especially arranged for tasting the renowned wines of the region.
About the Owner
I live in Paris where I work. I discovered the Vaucluse over 30 years ago and was dreaming of having a house in the south. I finally purchased this cottage three years ago and have been spending weekends there and summer holidays. People are friendly and welcoming and the region has a wealth of interesting activities to offer both physical and cultural.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much for having us to stay in your amazing house. It is so well equipped and very comfortable. We have had such a wonderful and happy holiday-- we really wanted for nothing.
Thank you also to Michelle, so accommodating and helpful.
We would love to come again next year.
The Fenn-Smith/O'Hara family -August 2012
We loved the house -- the design allows for lots of privacy for two couples. We also loved the terrace -- great for drinks and coffee.
We did lots of walking in the area -- found walks at Séguret & up behind the Château here. The climb along the Dentelles de Montmirail was a highlight. A drive to the neighbouring villages & Le Mont Ventoux was interesting and gave us a better perspective on the area as a whole.
Another highlight was the food!! Loved the local pastries etc, so different from home in Australia and enjoyed trying the wines. It is indeed a lovely area and being in the medieval town added lots to the fun!
Sue & Graham
From the Owner
“Vaison la Romaine is set in a beautiful countryside. Both the town and the surrounding area offer a rich variety of landscapes, colours and Mediterranean aromas and a typically provençal mellow lifestyle. It is close enough to Avignon to be accessible for extended weekends and far enough from the noisy crowds. It offers plenty of leisure and is a restful place to retire from bustling city life.”
Activity and Interests
1h 1/2 drive from beaches: Saintes Marie de la Mer, Arles area, Camargue; Marseilles area; Montpellier area
1 h 1/2 from Marseille airport; car rentals available.
45 min from Avignon TGV train station; car rentals available.
Nyons 15km (9.3 miles)
Carpentras 28km (17.4 miles)
Orange 30km (18.6 miles) TGV TRAIN STATION
Avignon 45km (28 miles) TGV TRAIN STATION
Nîmes 73 km (45.3 miles)
Arles i72.5 km (45.1 miles)
Aix-en-Provence 83.9 km (52.1 miles)
Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer 102km ( 63.4 miles) (beach)
Marseille 108km (67.1 miles) (beach) INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Vaison-la-Romaine, a town set in the heart of lush, fertile countryside famous for its wine-making. In addition to fine Roman ruins, cobble-stoned streets and medieval churches, art galleries, shady spots under plane trees, cool fountains, Vaison-la-Romaine offers all the charm of a genuine Provençal town with its busy streets, welcoming café and restaurant terraces and, of course, its superb Tuesday morning market (from 8 am to 2 pm), teeming with the fragrances and colours of the South of France. Vaison’s provençal market is the largest in the “Provence des Papes” and A MUST, not to be missed!. It extends from the Roman Bridge to the far end of the Avenue Charles de Gaulle covering as well the entire Parking lots on the left of the Avenue. Make sure to be on foot the whole part of the town is closed to traffic all morning until past 2 pm.
On the famous Côtes du Rhône wine route with many nearby villages famous for their wine, Vaceyras, Rasteau, Séguret and of course Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
At the foot of the Mont Ventoux and a drive away from the Vallée du Toulourenc. UNESCO has recognised the specificity and the natural diversity of the life forms here and have ranked Mont Ventoux as a Biosphere Reserve. ?
Going for a bathe in the Vallée du Toulourenc will be a most welcome if you’re seeking some quiet and freshness on a hot summer day. You can walk several kilometres upstream and have a pick-nick on the shore while enjoying the coolness and the beauty of nature.
In addition to Vaison's own danse and song festivals, throughout July and August the region offers a treasure of worldwide celebrated festivals such as the long-established theatre Festival d'Avignon, the Chorégies d'Orange (opera) the Festival d'Aix (opera) and the Roque d'Antheron festival (piano), featuring top international performers and productions.
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End of year holidays
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£133|
Discounted rates for long stay. Cleaning fee included.
Price varies according to season, it is established, for 4-5 people. The price includes: linen (beds are made on arrival) cleaning and water consumption. Utilities free of charge from 15th April to 15th October. From June to September rentals are a minimum of seven days. For other periods, shorter stays are available.
Contractual booking deposit: 30%-50% rent
Damage deposit: €150.
Saturday to Saturday in July and August. For other periods: arrival date flexible and short stays, from 4 nights, available. Arrivals are from 17h and departure at 10h at the latest during peak season (ore flexibility during the rest of the year).
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The stone cottage is in the Medieval part of the city on the hilltop, by a trickling fountain on the old market square. The property dates back to the XVth century, and was renovated by an architect two decades ago. It is full of charm with different levels and ambiance's in each room from the cellar to the attic and terrace overlooking the castle ruins and the old town rooftops. It is conveniently located, at walking distance from the center of the town, lively during the day and very quiet and peaceful at night.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- winery tours
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wc; en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath and wc, washing machine and tumble drier second floor; En-suite bathroom in attic bedroom with shower and wc. Separate wc on ground floor
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds (join able into king-size double bed) Bedroom 3 in attic (with futon bed)
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Balcony on kitchen level and terrace on top level Utility Room: Bathroom room 2 is equipped with washing machine and tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, changed once a week. Property is cleaned once a week. Additional cleaning service can be provided with extra charge. Other: Separate dining room seats 6 to 8