The origin of the word “Eygalières” is the Latin AQUALERIA, place that collects water. Roman towns needed huge amounts of water, so in order to provide 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 large master bedroom with a double 180 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.
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.
You can walk to the village in 15-20 minutes over flat roads.