This is truly an exquisite Provençal property. On the left you see the covered terrace and dining room, with access to the kitchen
through the open doors. On the right, though you cannot see it there is another private seating area where you might enjoy
your morning coffee or a drink.
This small village is home to well-heeled vacationers, as well as to French film and TV stars and other high wattage glitterati. (To give you
an idea of the prestige of this little village, European royals live and visit here.) However, the town has retained its old style ambiance,
which is one reason it is so attractive to visitors.
You can walk to the village in 15-20 minutes over flat roads.
The origin of the word “Eygalières” is the Latin AQUALERIA, place that collects water. Roman towns needed huge amounts of water, so
in order toprovide enough water to the important nearby Roman town of Arles, “the Gauls’ little Rome,” the abundant waters of AQUALERIA
were sent by a mostly underground aqueduct to Arles.
Eygalières has some interesting historical sites. From the centre of the village walk up to see the vestiges of the medieval town:
ramparts, ancient clock tower, windmill and chapel perched on top of the hill. Outside the town you can see the
St. Sixte Chapel and the Alchemist's Garden.
The salon is cool and comfortable. The decor was carefully thought out, and the ancient beams, stone floors and touches of antique furniture add to the ambiance. Beyond the salon is a daybed, and then the farm kitchen.
The stone spiral staircase in the back on the right leads to the bedrooms.
A reverse view of the salon showing the fantastic stone fireplace which forms the focal point of the room, especially in winter when
the fireplace comes into its own. There is a large selection of books and games. The entrance to the TV room can be seen to the right.
The TV room with comfortable seating for everyone, a flat screen TV, DVD player with a large selection of DVDs and
satellite channels. There is a Sound system with Sonos App to listening to your playlists from your smartphone anywhere in the living area.
Next to this room is a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.
The farm kitchen is a cook's dream. The owners are serious foodies, so the kitchen is very well equipped. The large oak farm table seats 10 people.
There is an electric AGA cooker, with and additional AGA fired only in winter months. You will find a dishwasher, microwave,
and Nespreso coffee maker.
There is a back kitchen with fridge, freezer, washing machine, clothes dryer, ice cube maker, ironing board and iron.
Eygalières has several wineries so you will enjoy trying these wines with meals or as an aperitif. Their rosés are especially good. You may even enjoy visiting
a few wineries near by, or elsewhere.
The famous Southern Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards of Chateauneuf are only 45 minutes away, and Gigondas, Cairannne, Vacqueryas and
Beaumes-de-Venise just a little farther.
The Ventoux appellation, centered on the Mont Ventoux of Tour de France fame, has a lot of vineyards; try Domaine Chaumard
in Caromb, or the Domaine du Bon Remède and Domaine de Fondrechè, both in Mazan. The Mont Ventoux area is really the
"countryside" with small wineries dotted around, and charming little bistros where you can have a relaxing lunch in the
shadow of the "Giant of Provence."
The large master bedroom with a double 160 cm bed has its own large vine covered terrace and private access. The en-suite bathroom is right next to the bedroom and has a bathtub, large walk-in shower, WC, towel warmer, and a view on the garden.