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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Traditional Provençal house with beautiful views over vineyards and Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles.
Situated in a small hamlet 3km from Vaison-la-Romaine and Villedieu. Fully equipped, owners have had the house for 10 years. Swimming pool, extensive outside area with outside dining and BBQ, large living area with TV, wifi, etc.
The area is famous for wine, Roman remains, cycling. There is also horse riding just down the road.
The house is private and quiet, with wonderful views. It is ideal for exploring Provence, and there are many wonderful villages and sites to visit. We have had many guests who have returned time and again, including a couple who will come next year for the seventh!
Linen is provided for an extra £30
A deposit of 25% is requested on booking with the remainder paid 6 weeks before departure, together with a returnable security deposit of £200.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nimes, Nearest railway: Avignon|
|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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Provence region
Le Palis is a small hamlet 3 kms from Vaison-la-Romaine, in the Dentelles de Montmirail which is in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône wine producing area. An hour from Avignon, Nîmes and Aix-en-Provence. The house is on a quiet country lane with wonderful mountain views across the vines from the garden terrace and is a place where we have spent many happy times.
Wine has been made here for centuries and Sablet, Crestet, Seguret, Rasteau and Gigondas are some of the wine villages within an easy drive, each producing their own distinctive wine. Rasteau is noted for its big strong red wine, popular in the bars in the area. Gigondas produces a very fine red wine. The 17th century château looks out over the sleepy village and surrounding vineyards and like everywhere, you can sample and buy the wine directly in the village.
There are also various cooking competitions that take place in most villages, culminating in the famous 'Concours de la Soupe', which moves from village to village each year, and is lots of fun if you manage to come across one. Provence has always attracted artists of all kinds and there are many working in the area. Visiting exhibitions can also be a chance to combine the trip with other interesting places nearby. Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for example, a 40 minutes drive away through Carpentras, has a huge antiques market every Sunday all year round. Details of places, events and restaurants are in the house.
Nearby is also the lovely village of Villedieu. It is an absolutely beautiful little village to explore, gentle and traditional with stunning architecture and breathtaking views to stumble upon. The main square and church, shaded by plane trees, has a terrace bar where you can linger with cool glass of local rosé on summer evenings. Like most other villages, there always seems to be something going on; the annual fête, open air art exhibitions, concerts and boules tournaments and, on buzzing Sunday evenings in the summer, 'pizzas in the square,' which are always a favourite with our family!
Vaison has great charm. It has a range of great shops, including a very good organic bakery on the Place Montfort main square, and several lovely restaurants and café terraces. The market every Tuesday morning usually fills the centre of the town with a riot of Provençal fabrics and pottery, sometimes artisan made wrought iron garden furniture, plants and flowers, or olive oil from Nyons, lavender, basketware, jewellery, clothes, and more. The farmers market is a feast of stalls piled high with gleaming fresh fruit and vegetables, a dozen different kinds of olives, mountain sausage, hams and cheeses.
Vaison is of course famous for its Roman ruins and amphitheatre, well worth a visit along with Vaison's 'old town.' The amphitheatre is often host to a range of fabulous concerts and musical or theatrical events. There is also a very sweet little cinema, should you be so inclined, a playground, gym, cycle hire and much more besides.
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2 Jan 2014
"Paradise in Provence"
Found this lovely little piece of French paradise by chance on the Internet 8 years ago and we have returned every year since.What brings us back? Endless views of vines, the Dentelles and Mont Ventou… More
1 Sep 2013
"Lovely location, great outside space"
We stayed at Le Palis for 2 weeks in June, and had a lovely relaxing holiday. The location is perfect - situated in a small hamlet among the vineyards, yet only 4km from Vaison-la-Romaine. The house i… More
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