The garden-level patio, above the pool, can seat nearly 20 people at full capacity, shaded from the sun by large, black, remote-controlled sails, which even retract automatically when the wind picks up too much.
The large conservatory is one of the main highlights of Aqua Vita, with the most breathtaking views over the neighbouring village of Venasque and the whole Comtat Venaissin, sprawled at its feet. On a clear day (and there are many of these in Provence!), one can even see past Avignon!
This photograph was taken from under the wisteria covered pergola outside the kitchen's French doors looking across the valley to the beautiful hilltop village of Venasque which clings to a rocky peak overlooking vineyards, garrigue and cherry trees. Venasque is officially classified as un des plus beaux villages en France. Historically the village was a medieval settlement, but today the remains of the ramparts and three Saracen towers are all that remains as evidence of those bygone times. The village has a small epicerie and a bar/snack, but Mallemort-du-Comtat, which is a 5 minute drive from Aqua Vita, has a mini-market and other local commerce. Carpentras is a 10 minute drive from the property where you ought to find all the commerce you may require.
The huge 15 x 7 metre pool is 1 metre deep at the shallow end and 3 metres at the deep end to accommodate a diving board. The terrace surrounding the pool is equipped with high-end sunloungers and parasols, ensuring you can relax as much as you want in this idyllic environment.