Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Welcome to La Petite Fleur, our honest and simple medieval bolthole, hidden away in Bauduen, a quiet Provençal village. Surrounded by the magnificent Lake Sainte-Croix, the village is nestled in the scented hills and mountains unique to this region.
We can promise a true experience of life in the slow lane. Living in London ourselves, we know how important rest from the world can be, which is why the apartment is dedicated to simple pleasures- reading, eating olives, drinking wine- ooh, and sleeping.
Our beautiful apartment boasts the doorstep convenience of fresh-water swimming from miles of unspoilt lakeside (the water's so clean it is used for drinking), hillside meanders (sometimes glimpsing eagles and vultures) and stunning scenery.
The village has plenty to offer in terms of eating out, and the 30 second walk to the award-winning boulangerie can be performed half-asleep and in slippers!
La Petite Fleur can be used as a base for discovering wonderful perched villages such as the world-famous Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (only 20 minutes away) or the numerous vineyards that dot the region. Or- as we would also highly recommend- simply use La Petite Fleur as a base for just being and playing in the sunshine.
iPod dock and TV/DVD player (for watching DVDs only) also provided, as well as a good selection of DVDs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 120 km, Nearest railway: Les Arcs TGV 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
We have aimed to provide all that is needed for a peaceful, relaxing break. The kitchen is set up for all the delights Provence has to offer- most importantly, a corkscrew and a saucisson knife...
Entering through an historic walnut doorway this intimate residence has a good-sized living and dining area, leading onto the spacious double bedroom- which is well insulated against even the most oppressive summer heat! A TV/DVD player is provided (for watching DVDs only), together with a selection of DVDs and an iPod dock.
La Petite Fleur also has a separate shower room and WC, as well as two hot-plates and a combination microwave/convection/grill oven for cooking.
|Further details outdoors|
This is a charming traditional property right in the heart of historic Bauduen, a medieval village which is full of character. The apartment has been extensively modernised yet all the original charm has been retained.
It's literally 30 seconds' walk to local shops, restaurants and cafes with their beautiful views over the lake.
This is a wonderful opportunity to stay in a relaxing retreat in the heart of the unspoilt Provençal countryside, yet within easy reach of both Nice and Marseille airports.
An ideal choice for those seeking a quiet, relaxing romantic break; it can also provide a fantastic base for those who want a more active holiday.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Bauduen is a beautiful medieval village in the department of Var, which forms part of Provence in the South of France. Originally perched high above the Verdon river, the village now stands right on the magnificent Lake Sainte-Croix.
Bauduen is just over one hour inland from the coast at St. Tropez. The village is surrounded on three sides by Lake Sainte-Croix (about the size of Windermere).
The weather is usually fantastic with more than 300 days of clear blue skies: hot but with plenty of air - the village is quite high and the wind benefits wind-surfing and yachting.
The lake is also gorgeous for swimming (it is so clean it is a source of drinking water). Bathing is supervised on the village's main beach during summer - and there are miles of lakeside so you can always find a secluded bay to bathe.
In Bauduen’s pretty streets you will find that time has stood still with an ancient wash house, old church, presbytery and olive oil mill. However, the lake provides an abundance of opportunities for those who just want to relax on the beach or would prefer something more adventurous. There is excellent swimming, sailing and windsurfing; or, if you prefer, just hire a pedalo.
There are several cafés, bars and excellent restaurants and, in summer, there is frequent entertainment. Out of season the village is very tranquil - an ideal retreat for a relaxing romantic break. The lake stays warm until the end of October.
Bauduen is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and picturesque Provençal villages. There is a market in a different local town every day of the week (Bauduen’s is Sunday morning) and there are numerous vide-greniers (literally “attic clearances”- bric-a-brac mornings) throughout the season- there’s always a bargain to be had!
For walkers, whether you want a relaxing stroll or dramatic hike, there is something for you. The magnificent Gorges du Verdon are close by and traditional markets abound in pretty villages such as Aups, Riez, Moustiers, Cotignac and Tourtour.
There are many cru classé vineyards in the region for those who would like to follow a wine trail or who simply want to stock up on the essentials! For the adventurous there is canyoning, kayaking and rock climbing in the Gorges, or you can drive around them for a fantastic afternoon out.
For nature lovers you will find our hillsides full of spring flowers and herbs and there are wild boar and deer, eagles, buzzards and even vultures! Lavender, sunflowers and olives are commercially grown close to the village.
For those who want a fabulous shopping experience then all of Aix-en-Provence, St. Tropez, Cannes and Nice can be reached in under two hours.
There is a very well stocked supermarket in Aups, 15 minutes’ drive away, with a local shop in the village for essentials.