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Ambiance D'Aix - Elegant 2 Bedroom Apartment with WiFi, Aix en Provence

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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In the heart of Aix en Provence's ancient quartier of Cathedral Saint Saveur, this extraordinary apartment in a grand home from the beginning of the 18th century will enchant you with its charming elegance. Remarkably quiet and private, overlooking the stately courtyard of the Hôtel de Fontvert, which is on the official list of France's historic buildings, Ambiance d'Aix is a small piece of paradise in the historic center. You will instantly note its distinctive 12 foot high ceilings, tall arched windows, and original hexagonal 'tomette' floor tiles, gleaming with centuries of gentle care. The apartment is beautifully decorated with French antiques and quality furnishings combining the spirit of the period with contemporary comfort and modern conveniences such as microwave oven, cable tele...In the heart of Aix en Provence's ancient quartier of Cathedral Saint Saveur, this extraordinary apartment in a grand home from the beginning of the 18th century will enchant you with its charming elegance. Remarkably quiet and private, overlooking the stately courtyard of the Hôtel de Fontvert, which is on the official list of France's historic buildings, Ambiance d'Aix is a small piece of paradise in the historic center. You will instantly note its distinctive 12 foot high ceilings, tall arched windows, and original hexagonal 'tomette' floor tiles, gleaming with centuries of gentle care. The apartment is beautifully decorated with French antiques and quality furnishings combining the spirit of the period with contemporary comfort and modern conveniences such as microwave oven, cable television, iPod/CD players, and high speed internet. This extraordinary 58 square meter (600 square feet) apartment on the second floor (first floor European) accommodates up to four people and consists of: a welcoming entry hall with interphone entry system to the building a spacious living/dining room with its high ceilings and walls adorned with intricate original gypserie plaster moldings with figures and ribbon designs - with views to a neighbor's large, quiet, and sunny courtyard below.For news and entertainment, there is a Sony flat-screen high definition TV with French, German, English, and other language channels and a CD/iPod/iPhone player with radio. The dining table comfortably seats six people. a breath-takingly romantic bedroom with pillow-top queen size bed covered with quality linens and topped with a French Ciel du Lit flowing with sheer draperies. An inviting recamier (chaise longue) beside the tall windows overlooks the neighbor's courtyard below a well-equipped kitchen, newly renovated (in 2015), where you'll delight in preparing meals from fresh ingredients gathered at the many local markets nearby a two-level bathroom with a spacious shower on mezzanine level 8 steps up a second bedroom/study with a closet and couch that converts to a very comfortable queen size bed with upgraded mattress wireless Internet access throughout the apartment with IPod/iPhone docking stations in both the living room and the main bedroom's radio alarm clock Tastefully decorated and distinctively furnished with a combination of both contemporary and antique pieces, the apartment's spacious rooms and windows open to either a neighbor's private courtyard below or a quiet lane. All the rooms are wonderfully light and sunny. The apartment has central thermostatically controlled heating for the cooler months, and stays warm in winter with its thick stone walls . For the warm months, there is good ventilation with through drafts as it has double exposure. Although we would not consider living without air conditioning in our Virginia home, we are completely comfortable in our Aix apartment even in the height of summer. In fact, we're surprised to find how warm it is when we walk outside! The location of Ambiance d'Aix is superb for classical concerts, opera, and markets. In the original Roman part of Aix, the pedestrian Cathedral Saint Saveur quartier is only blocks from the colorful market squares of Aix and the flowers on Place de l'Hôtel de Ville and the abundant and delicious produce of Place Richelme. Ten meters down our narrow lane is the beautiful Place des Martyrs de la Resistance, formerly the Place de l'Archeveché, a perfect place to sit by the fountain and enjoy a glass of rosé, and the center of Aix's Lyric Festival, the former Palais de l'Archveché (Archbishop). On this square is the Museum of Tapisseries, and around the corner is the Museum of Old Aix. Thousands of years of history - from Renaissance to Medieval to Roman and beyond - overflowing with architectural masterpieces, Aix en Provence offers today's visitors the opportunity to explore winding, cobbled streets, visit stunning old buildings, appreciate the museums and galleries, scour the markets, absorb the plentiful musical productions and dine in its many delightful and colorful restaurants and cafes. The surrounding countryside offers the undulating hills of Provence where Paul Cezanne, Emile Zola, Marcel Pagnol and Fredric Mistral lived and drew inspiration. Beautiful views from hilltop medieval villages of the Luberon, acres and acres of vines and olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields, all contribute to tantalizing the senses in every respect. With the Mediterranean's Cote d'Azur close by, the coastal resorts of Cassis, Marseille (20 minutes), Cannes, St. Tropez, along with many lesser known but equally delightful beaches, are enticing. Throughout the seasons, Ambiance d'Aix is an ideal starting point for discovering the diversity and richness of the South of France - a haven of peace, conducive to dreaming, meditation, and rest welcomes you at the end of a day filled with impressions of Provence. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing. A gorgeous apartment in the heart of the old city. You can walk to everything here, and it is relatively convenient to parking if you are driving in (we did). The place itself is beautiful with high ceilings, tall windows,...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Gabriel C
Management response:Responded April 21, 2018

So glad you enjoyed our much-loved apartment - come again!

Reviewed April 18, 2018

This home in Aix en Provence is the perfect home base to explore the city. I stayed there with my boyfriend for a few days in November, and was delighted to have such a lovely place right in the middle of everything. The apartment is...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank sunshinejfla
Management response:Responded April 19, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope you can return soon!

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We spent ten days in this apartment over New Year’s and found it a great place to call home while exploring Aix-en-Provence. The location is amazing: on a quiet little street of historic homes tucked away in the center of the old town and yet...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank jdjParis
Management response:Responded January 10, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon! Thanks for a lovely review!

Reviewed June 11, 2016

From the moment we opened the apartment door we, we felt both a moment of wonder and at home. A quick walk through of the home, recognizing it was so full of history and very comfortable, we knew that this would be a wonderful holiday!...More

Date of stay: March 2016
2  Thank Patty W
Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had the privilege of staying one month at this adorable apartment. It was my home away from home. Perfect location next door to the Theatre L'archeveche and just steps away from the center of historic Aix en Provence. The apartment had all necessities,is spotless,...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank suescoggins
About the Owner
Anne W
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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December 2018
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