The large 14 x 6.5 m pool is just next to the house, ideal for the entire group to relax together, sipping on a bottle of rosé wine produced and bottled on site at the Domaine. That's not all - the pool is heated, so outdoor living at the Bastide de l'Arc is glorious almost all year. The rigid cover will grant you peace of mind when kids are left to themselves in the garden.
The Bastide is set in its own sprawling vineyards. It isn't obvious on these pictures (we will be taking our own photos here shortly), but there is a delightful garden with ponds and trees behind the house, facing south. On the other side, facing towards the Sainte Victoire mountain, a vast terrace (250 square metres!) spans the entire length of the house - the perfect vantage point from which to admire your incredible surroundings or have large outdoor meals with the entire party.
Above is the south-facing facade of the property. You can just see the pool-house to the left.
There is a reception/banquet hall available just next to the Bastide for weddings or other large events, which of course remains unoccupied during your stay at the Bastide. Please enquire about rates for weddings. The reception hall has a capacity to hold 250 people seated.
The living room is delightful. With its vivid colours and high ceiling, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The Bastide de l'Arc has been featured in various interior decoration magazines, so rest assured that close attention has been paid to every detail.
The dining room is located on the south-west corner of the house, so it is very bright at all times of day. Why not try the services of a private chef for the ultimate Provençal culinary experience? Just ask us for recommendations.
For those who need to stay in touch with friends and family or - god forbid - have to work during their stay at the Bastide de l'Arc, there is an office with a writing desk and a broadband internet connection, which reaches most of the house via wifi.
On the second floor, to the right, with a view over the pool and gardens, is the first bedroom, equipped with air conditioning, a 180 cm bed and a flatscreen TV. Each bedroom in Bastide de l'Arc has an ensuite bathroom - this one contains a bathtub and a separate toilet.
The beds in this ensuite twin room can be pushed together to make a 180 cm bed. The room is fitted with air conditioning and a flatscreen TV and looks out over the valley and the Montagne Sainte Victoire.
There are larger bedrooms than this one in the Bastide de l'Arc, but this one is the most coveted. With its very spacious bathroom (below) and light, natural colours, the atmosphere is serene and tranquil.
Features air conditioning, a flatscreen TV, a separate toilet and a large wardrobe.
Not only does the room above feature the usual wall-mounted air conditioning unit, flatscreen TV and 180 cm bed, it also has a decorative fireplace and a balcony looking out over the gardens. Its ensuite bathroom (photos to come soon) is designed with pink marble, featuring a bathtub as well as a toilet.
Also on the top floor, commanding views over the Arc valley and the Montagne Sainte Victoire, this small bedroom has a 140 cm bed, which would be considered somewhat small for a double bed by American standards. Its bathroom is decorated with nice pink hues.
This twin bedroom would be ideal for children or teens but would also be perfectly suited to two adults. There is of course air conditioning, a flatscreen TV and an ensuite bathroom fitted with an Italian shower. The scene pictured below is actually contained within the room itself, with the shower and toilet facilities in a separate room together.
Formerly Just Provence, Emotional Escapes presents Bastide de l'Arc, a traditional luxury rental near Aix-en-Provence.
15 miles from beautiful Aix-en-Provence, with breathtaking views over the Vallée de l'Arc and the Sainte Victoire mountain from its dominant position as a hill-side wine-making domain, Bastide de l'Arc is a wonderfully peaceful retreat that can accommodate up to 20 people in its 10 air-conditioned bedrooms, each also fitted with its own bathroom and a flatscreen TV.
Recently renovated in perfect harmony with its past and surroundings, this beautiful luxury rental is a gem in the heart of Provence. Its charm and tranquillity remain intact thanks to a wonderful job by interior designer Nathalie Vingot Mei, who has given a genuine soul to each room of the house.
There is a reception/banquet hall available just next to the Bastide for weddings or other large reunions, which of course remains unoccupied during your stay at the Bastide. Please enquire about rates for weddings. The reception hall has a capacity to hold 250 people seated.
With a wedding scheduled practically every weekend in summer, normal weekly rentals are only possible from January to May and from October to December.
Bastide de l'Arc can be rented together with the Mas de l'Arc (about 1 mile away on the same grounds) for a total capacity of up to 34 guests. This is an ideal solution for two large groups travelling together and wishing for independence. The entire estate is called the Domaine de l'Arc.