Stylish Villa in Provence, France

This spacious, beautifully designed villa with an outdoor swimming pool is located in the quartier Ste. Anne, just outside the historic medieval village of Entrecasteaux.  It is on a private hillside with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, in the heart of the Var region of Provence. The area offers many unspoiled villages, historic sites and other attractions.  Nearby are the Gorges du Verdon, the chateau of Entrecasteaux and the Abbey de Thoronet.  

Villa
Accommodations

The villa has an open design with an upscale kitchen, three bedrooms en suite, a large living/dining room with fireplace and it is beautifully finished throughout. The house is fully furnished with all the modern conveniences (electric heating, electric stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a large American refrigerator with ice maker). Click here for additional pictures of the interior of the villa. The villa is on a two acre lot of flowering shrubs, cypress, pine, olive and fig trees. It is maintained to preserve the unspoiled natural beauty of its rugged environment. One can refresh and relax by the outdoor swimming pool while taking in the splendid view of the Provençal countryside and distant hills. The adjacent outdoor patio offers a perfect setting for tranquil al fresco evening meals and sunny breakfasts.

Whether you are on holiday or on sabbatical, you can enjoy privacy and inspiration in a beautiful setting with easy access to many artistic, cultural and historic sites in the Var and beyond.

     

The 10M x 4M pool
Entrance to The Provence Villa The Bath
Outdoor Attractions

There are many opportunities for outdoor activities like golfing, bicycling, canoeing, hiking, or birdwatching. One can enjoy numerous weekly markets, special fairs and entertainment typical of the region in the authentic  villages nearby. Shopping for daily fresh produce, breads and pastries, cheeses or pâtés at the markets or in the local shops is a fun experience.

Fresh produce market in Salernes
Wine

There are several vineyards in the area to explore with opportunities to sample and buy very good Provençal wines. You can visit recognized vineyards, such as Chateau Tuerry near Villecroze, or Clos des Oupaloux in Cotignac, or enjoy very good rosés on tap at various wine cooperatives, including Entrecasteaux and Carces. Even the delectable wines of Bandol are within easy reach at the coast west of Toulon.

A typical vineyard in the Var
Dining


A wide range of good restaurants are found in the region. The world famous chef, Alain Ducasse, has two establishments in splendid settings within an hour’s drive. France’s truffle king, Clement Bruno, is located near Lourges where truffles are savored in every dish. There are also a large variety of excellent restaurants in other near-by areas such as in Tourtour, a charming mountain-top village with commanding views all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.

 
Fresh summer fruits and vegetables
Side Trips


The Villa is within an hour's drive of Aix-en-Provence, Nice and the Côte d'Azur. While there you can walk in the steps of Cezanne at Aix, view old Nice as it was seen by Matisse, and other well known impressionists. The French Riviera beaches offer warmth and beauty while the city of St. Tropez and the casino of Monte Carlo provide a touch of exciting glamour and fashion. Not to be missed is Cannes with its famous film festival, or the perfume factories of Grasse. Provence's lavender fields, in full bloom in the month of July, are also within an hour's drive to the northwest. Longer trips can take you to historic Avignon featuring the incredible Papal Palace and the famous Saint Bénezet Bridge. Continue to Arles, the soul of Provence, and see the vistas of Van Gough where he painted his most celebrated works.  

The French Riviera at Nice
Entrecasteaux Map Lavender fields near Valensole
Rental Rates:

One-week rental rates:
Rates in Euro
January, February, November   800.00
March, April, October 1000.00
May 1200.00
June, July, September 1500.00
August 2200.00
Christmas 1000.00

The Living Room
The Bed Room

US Dollar equivalents will be accepted at time of booking.

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Inquiries welcomed for extended rentals.                                

Management:
Local couple fluent in French, with English comprehension.

Contact:
Margaret Connor
margarettconnor@gmail.com
Mobile telephone: 001 415 608 9013


Click here for driving directions to The Provence Villa in Entrecasteaux.