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Campagne Des Passons – Home 6728691 Villa

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Large villa with pool and BBQ area in traditional old French town; Aubagne. Near to Cote d'Azur seaside, perfect relaxing get-away for the whole family with nearby walks, tennis courts, golf courses and water sports. Easy links to Marseille airport/port and close to Toulon (20 mins) Cassis (30 mins) Marseille (30 mins) Aix en Provence (30mins) and Nice/Cannes/St Tropez/Monaco all within 2hrs 30mins.

Location description from owner

The Provence region

Aubagne

More than just a village, Aubagne is the epitome of Provence, with its colourful house frontages, inimitable lifestyle, earthenware industry, Marcel Pagnol heritage, little squares and markets. It is both a bastion of tradition and delightfully lively.Fantastic walks and scenery, top-class ceramics and pottery, literary nostalgia, pastis, the Foreign Legion... Aubagne, set in the hills a little inland from Marseille, has it all.Famed

Large villa with pool and BBQ area in traditional old French town; Aubagne. Near to Cote d'Azur seaside, perfect relaxing get-away for the whole family with nearby walks, tennis courts, golf courses and water sports. Easy links to Marseille airport/port and close to Toulon (20 mins) Cassis (30 mins) Marseille (30 mins) Aix en Provence (30mins) and Nice/Cannes/St Tropez/Monaco all within 2hrs 30mins.

Location description from owner

The Provence region

Aubagne

More than just a village, Aubagne is the epitome of Provence, with its colourful house frontages, inimitable lifestyle, earthenware industry, Marcel Pagnol heritage, little squares and markets. It is both a bastion of tradition and delightfully lively.Fantastic walks and scenery, top-class ceramics and pottery, literary nostalgia, pastis, the Foreign Legion... Aubagne, set in the hills a little inland from Marseille, has it all.Famed for the quality of its local clay, Aubagne has traditionally been a focus for pottery, porcelain and santons. ever since the Greeks landed in the region in 600BC.

Today there are around thirty active ceramics workshops in the townAubagne's old town makes for an enjoyable excursion in its own right. Some buildings, such as the Saint Sauveur church, date back to the 11th century; others, like the old market place (anciennes halles) have Art Nouveau decor. You will also find an 18th century communal bread oven shaped from volcanic lava in the rue Torte. The Aubagne Tourist Office offers leaflets, maps and guided tours.Surrounded by the Sainte Baume and Garlaban mountains (pictured), Aubagne is the starting point for many lovely walks, hikes and rambles offering breathtaking views across its starkly beautiful landscapes peppered with olive trees and Mediterranean oak and perfumed with rosemary, thyme and other wild herbs.

The two major themes of Marcel Pagnol and the clay really represent the cultural identity of Aubagne.

However, in the heart of the historical center, the architectural heritage sends back to the eleventh century and is one of the greatest reasons which makes Aubagne a must-see city.

The historical center

The historical center of Aubagne, an old medieval city surrounded by ramparts from the 16th century, owns several interesting monuments such as the Gachiou door (the main entree out of seven of the city), the church of Saint Sauveur (11th century), the “tour de l’Horloge”, the triangular bell tower of the Observance, the Chapel of the Black Penitents, the Chapel of the White Penitents...

The narrow streets and the shaded squares in the old center are typial of Mediterranean cities, especially in the rue Torte, rue Rastègue, rue du Four, place Joseph Rau, place de Guin, and also the colored mansions orold ornamentation typical of the 16th and 17th centuries (Hôtel de Bausset, Hôtel des Royalistes), the old balconies, doors and dor knockers, the bread oven of the 18th century...

The heritage of Marcel Pagnol

"I was born in the town of Aubagne, beneath the Garlaban decked with goats, in the days of the last goatherds”

begins Marcel Pagnol's famous book "My Father’s Glory"

Aubagne is the native city of Marcel Pagnol (born 1895-died 1974), writer, film-maker, academician, universally known and studied in schools by thousands of children.

Moreover, the immediate surroundings of Aubagne are staged in his "Souvenirs d’Enfance" (Memories of childhood) and are also the location of several of his film sets.

The "small world" of Marcel Pagnol

Created in 1974 in a former bandstand, it is a reconstruction of the hills and landscapes of Aubagne, with 200 santons (Christmas figurines) which depicts scenes with characters from Marcel Pagnol's movies or life.

Marcel Pagnol’s birthplace

It's in this 19th century mansion , located Cours Barthélemy, that Marcel Pagnol was born on February 28th, 1895. The 130 m² ground floor can be visited.

The art of clay

In this clay art land, santon-makers and ceramists are kings with "clay hands" : their workshops are opened for you, ther creations are shaped and modeled in front of you : santons, figurines, unique pieces of art, dishes, Earthenware, decorations…

Meet them and discover a rich history where earth meets fire.

The workshops are either opened for visits or visitable upon appointment. For more details on opening hours and days of the workshops, consult our brochure: Céramistes et Santonniers en Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Étoile.

Aubagne headquarter of the Foreign Legion

Since 1962, Aubagne is hosting the headquarters of this well-known elite corps. The Museum of the Foreign Legion shows various collections: memories from the founders of the Legion, paintings, portraits, objects, weapons, settings...

An office is held by the association members on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. "Four à pain":

rue Torte - 13400 Aubagne

Aubagne

The Area:

Transport

12 towns between sea and hills...

The Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Étoile region is easily reached and close to all the area’s tourist attractions:

• Marseille-Provence Airport: 45 km

• Aix: 36 km

• Marseilles: 22 km

• Cassis: 15 km

• Toulon: 48 km

• Toulon-Hyères Airport: 72 km

National and international distances:

• Nice: 170 km

• Lyon: 333 km

• Toulouse: 426 km

• Paris: 794 km

• Strasbourg: 822 km

• Nantes: 1004 km

• Lille: 1019 km

• Bern: 635 km

• Luxembourg: 879 km

• Rome: 892

• Brussels: 1057 km

• Madrid: 1127 km

• London: 1254 km

• Berlin: 1559 km

Plane:

Marseille-Provence International airport

Toulon-Hyères International airport

Train :

The TGV Méditerranée takes 3 hours 15 minutes from Paris to Marseilles.

The TER links Marseilles and Aubagne station in 15 minutes between 6.00 and 23.00 (during the week).

Car:

Aubagne can be reached from Marseilles and Toulon by taking the A50 and from Aix by the A52.

The D8n, the former route of the Roman road passes through Aubagne and Cuges-les-Pins in the direction of Toulon.

The D96 links up Roquevaire and Auriol in the direction of Aix.

The D560 links Auriol to Saint-Zacharie in the direction of Brignoles.

Bus:

A bus links up Marseilles Castellane/Aubagne and takes 15 minutes.

The urban community buses are free in each of the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Étoile’s 12 towns.

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Taxi :

The Taxis Aubagnais, provide transport seven days a week and all year long.

Station : Gare d'Aubagne

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jonathan D
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
27 Nov 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
France

Languages spoken: English, French


This Villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Aug 2015. Located in Bouches-du-Rhone, the average weekly rate varies from £1400 to £2000.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Nov 2016.

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