The fourth bedroom is the smallest of the four, but it does have the advantage of direct access to the back garden and pool by way of an external staircase
accessed by the French windows. The bed is full-size, 140cm wide.
The 11 x 5 metre swimming pool is surrounded by greenery, and there is sufficient lounge furniture for all the family. There is a pool cover and alarm for security; in spring 2016 the owners are adding a transparent, movable fence, about 1 meter in height. The entire property is enclosed as well.
St-Rémy-de-Provence is perhaps the most beautiful small town in Provence. Post World War II, it was an agricultural area, specializing
in flower seeds and sheep. You might still see the sheep near the town but now St-Rémy is known as a sophisticated country town
with some of the best Provence has to offer, including a wonderful, central location. Here you have a choice of many excellent cafés
and restaurants, serving everything from simple, fresh local food to Michelin-starred cuisine. There is a famous Wednesday morning
market, many excellent permanent food shops, and wonderful clothing shops and galleries. St-Rémy is the perfect place to
stroll along the streets and enjoy the sites.
Mas l'Arlésienne hits the perfect balance between a rustic Provençal style and a modern, well-equipped villa within easy walking
distance of St-Rémy-de-Provence.
St-Rémy-de-Provence is a town with great historical significance. The Romans established the town of Glanum here, which you can visit along with two large
ancient Roman monuments. Next to Glanum you find St Paul de Mausole, with its 12th century cloister and chapel, and the hospital where
Van Gogh lived for most of the last year of his life. Van Gogh did many paintings near the hospital and close to town; you can do a Van Gogh
walking tour and follow his path to see reproductions of the works he did in these places.
The doctor and astrologist Nostradamus was born in St-Rémy before he left for studies in Avignon and Montpellier.
Jews lived in St-Rémy from the time of the Roman occupation until their expulsion in 1501; there is an ancient Jewish cemetery right outside town
and a tiny Jewish ghetto behind the Catholic church that testify to their presence.
Walk around the circular boulevard in town and you are tracing the path of the medieval ramparts. A “Troglodite” site in ancient stone quarries
is very close to the location of this mas.
Sheltered by the roof, this dining area is perfect at all times during the year. The built-in barbecue ensures meals alfresco,
even in the height of summer when portable barbecues are banned.
The Alpilles region, where the mas is located, has quite a few wineries, mainly known for their rosés but the area also produces good reds.
If you would like to taste some of the famous Côtes-du-Rhône wines, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is only 45 minutes away. Gigondas and Vacqueryas
are a little farther but it is definitely worth the drive to taste these world-class but reasonably priced wines, and see the villages.
Provence is world famous for its production of high quality olive oil.
Les Baux-de-Provence, just about 15 minutes away, produces wonderful olive oil, which many connoisseurs consider the best in France. Be sure to visit
one of the several olive oil mills in the area, or a shop where you can taste different varieties of olives used in the oils. A real treat for gourmets.
The lounge, like most of the ground-floor living spaces, leads to the terrace and swimming pool. The large fireplace increases the warm
feeling of this welcoming room. For those who prefer to spend their evening indoors the TV offers a wide selection of international channels.
The spacious dining-room leads directly out into the garden and the swimming pool area. The kitchen is situated behind the dining room
(entrance behind the privacy curtain in this photograph) and next to the outdoor covered dining area.
For those who really want to treat themselves, St-Rémy has a lot of personal chefs who can come to your home for a cooking class and/or meal.
For the best choice of chefs and dates, please reserve early.
This spacious and well equipped kitchen leads to the terrace where you will find a large dining table. The fully-equipped kitchen enjoys all modern
amenities as well as a complementary larder with an extra fridge, freezer, dishwasher and clothes dryer.
The English speaking housekeeper can provide additional services including meal prep, shopping, baby sitting, cleaning.