The back of the mas. From left to right there is a covered terrace, open on the sides; the kitchen, dining room and living room. One en-suite bedroom is on the ground floor, and two bedrooms are on the first floor.
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.
The pool, house, blue sky and wonderful Alpilles in the distance. Quintessential Provence!
Eygalières was a Roman town; 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.
The estate has 3.5 gorgeous acres of olive groves, lavender fields and grass for the children to play on.
Eygalières has some interesting historical sites. From the center 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.
A very typical Provençal semi-open space with a stone table and benches, and a tile roof to protect you from too much sun, or the occasional summer rain.
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 nearby, or elsewhere.
The famous Southern Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape 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;. 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 traditional Provençal kitchen. There is a door to the terrace to the left, behind where the photographer is standing. The kitchen is equipped with a double door frig, 5 burner cooktop plus oven, dishwasher, and microwave.