House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a charming one-floor 3 bedrooms villa, located one and one-half kilometers from the center of the beautiful village of Mazan.
You will feel yourself at home in this one-floor villa decorated in a very typical way, with the colors of Provence It has its own private big swimming pool (5*11m²) as well as a pool house (shower, WC and BBQ) : the pool is surrounded by a security fence to provide more security for children. The pool is only shared with the tenants (there are no other guests).The villa is nested in the heart of the authentic and unspoiled Provence in the beautiful village of Mazan (English actress Keira Knightley wedded there in May 2013). We have only one rental, so you won't be surrounded by other guests. You will be welcome by the owners who leave nearby the house and who will be delighted to help you with anything. It is located near Avignon, well known for its bridge, Popes' palace and famous theater festival. Typical markets everyday in the village or nearby villages. Antics in l'Isle sur Sorgues.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm, is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France, which extends from the left bank of the lower Rhone River on the west to the Italian border on the east, and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the south. It largely corresponds with the modern administrative région of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, and includes the départements of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and parts of Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse.
The Romans made the region into the first Roman province beyond the Alps and called it Provincia Romana, which evolved into the present name. It was ruled by the Counts of Provence from their capital in Aix-en-Provence until 1481, when it became a province of the Kings of France. While it has been part of France for more than five hundred years, it still retains a distinct cultural and linguistic identity, particularly in the interior of the region.
The Vaucluse is a department in the southeast of France, named after the famous spring, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. The name Vaucluse derives from the Latin Vallis Clausis (closed valley) as the valley here ends in a cliff face from which emanates a spring whose origin is so far in and so deep that it remains to be defined.
The village of Mazan is situated in the Comtat Venaissin, often called the Comtat for short (in Provençal lou Coumtat Venessin, la Coumtat in mistralian norm and lo Comtat Venaicin, la Comtat in classical norm), which is the former name of the region around the city of Avignon in what is now the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. It comprised roughly the area between the Rhône, the Durance and Mont Ventoux, with a small exclave located to the north around the town of Valréas bought by the pope John XXII. The entire region was an enclave within the Kingdom of France. The Comtat also bordered (and mostly surrounded) the Principality of Orange. Avignon itself was never part of the Comtat but constituted a separate comtat (county) in its own right, in effect forming an enclave within an enclave. The region is still known informally as the Comtat Venaissin, although this no longer has any political meaning.
Places to see around Mazan: the Chateau de Mazan (previous Marquis de Sade's castle, now a restaurant), Isle sur Sorgues (Antics market), Carpentras, Vaison la Romaine (Roman ruins), Avignon (the famous bridge, the pope's palace, the theatre festival in July), the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the Mont Ventoux...