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Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence

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Your spacious bedroom: double-bed, a selection of pillows, quality linen, large wardrobe, lockable.
Enjoy the comfort - plus lighting options, Provençal antique furnishings, and charming window view.
Many hiking and biking trails are accessible just five minutes from our door - all fitness levels.
1 of 9Your spacious bedroom: double-bed, a selection of pillows, quality linen, large wardrobe, lockable.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Jouques is a picturesque, historic village close to Aix-en-Provence - it's quaint laneways hug the hillside, while our centuries-old stone home has a beautiful guest suite with private entry, all tastefully restored. The quiet street has a 17th century gateway, a natural spring-water fountain, and the 12th century church of St Pierre at one end. We offer you Provençal authenticity to the max! Enjoy our spacious guest bedroom and modern bathroom, plus the private entrance from a quiet lane. Up the spiral staircase is a fully equipped kitchen-dining room at your disposal, with a beautiful outlook over tiled rooftops, plane trees and the forest beyond. Travel a flight down the staircase to a cosy reading room - the perfect spot to relax with a book or catch up on emails. Wifi is freely avail...Jouques is a picturesque, historic village close to Aix-en-Provence - it's quaint laneways hug the hillside, while our centuries-old stone home has a beautiful guest suite with private entry, all tastefully restored. The quiet street has a 17th century gateway, a natural spring-water fountain, and the 12th century church of St Pierre at one end. We offer you Provençal authenticity to the max! Enjoy our spacious guest bedroom and modern bathroom, plus the private entrance from a quiet lane. Up the spiral staircase is a fully equipped kitchen-dining room at your disposal, with a beautiful outlook over tiled rooftops, plane trees and the forest beyond. Travel a flight down the staircase to a cosy reading room - the perfect spot to relax with a book or catch up on emails. Wifi is freely available in the suite. If you're a traveler who loves finding hidden gems close to the tourist trail, this is the place for you! Only 30 minutes by car north of Aix-en-Provence (50 minutes by local bus), Jouques is situated at the heart of Provence: 20 minutes to the sud-Luberon, 40 minutes to the Luberon, one hour to the Cote Bleue, 45 minutes to the Gorge du Verdon plus so much more within a one-hour drive. We live on the first two floors of the house, with our own entrance from the bottom lane. We are happy to provide information on activities in the village, our favourite spots in the surrounding area as well as in nearby Aix, plus guide you to hiking trails at the edge of the village. Free community car-parking is available close by. We are native ENGLISH and French speakers.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Check-in preferably 2-6pm Check-out before 11am Quiet time 11pm-7am
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Fiona + Jean-Louis D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Totally recommended. Wonderful townhouse with private access to the upper levels with super clean accommodation /kitchen dining area / bathroom / reading room. Peaceful, tranquil private space situated in the heart of the beautiful historic village of Jouques. Lovely restaurants, and everything you need is...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Retlas100
Reviewed September 19, 2019

Really enjoyed our stay. The bedroom, bathroom and kitchen (with a panoramic view) were all tastefully furbished and spotlessly clean. Jean-Louis and Fiona are very hospitable and supplied invaluable local knowledge. The village is as authentic as it gets, with a maze of picturesque cobbled...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank RichardC7166
Reviewed May 2, 2019

We spent a weekend with Fiona and Jean-Louis in Jouques last month . A pleasant little village without the tourists, some interessting walks with some impressive views and a café overlooking the village green. Not far away there are the remains of an aqueduct system...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2019

Thanks so much for your recommendation Philip, it was our absolute pleasure to host you - we hope you come again. F + JL

Reviewed April 14, 2019

If you get the chance to stay with Fiona and Jean-Louis, I highly recommend you take this wonderful opportunity. Being situated in the very heart of the picturesque village of Jouques, you will be provided with an authentic French experience. Fiona and Jean-Louis have created...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 61anitar
Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Oh that's so very kind of you Anita - thanks so much! It was a delight to have you stay with us for even a few days and we'd love to see you here again. Many thanks. Fiona + Jean-Louis

Reviewed April 14, 2019

The busy Aix bus station and impressive avenues soon gave way to dramatic views of Montagne Sainte Victoire, all just 1€20 for the 20km interesting bus journey to Jouques. Alighting in Jouques, a walk of just 30 metres took us along past the church, to...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

Such a great surprise to receive your review Ian - thanks so much! It's a lovely vignette of getting to and experiencing our little part of the world. Glad you enjoyed your stay so completely - do come again. F + JL.

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Reviewed March 23, 2019

One word: TOP! Fiona and Jean-Louis were the best hosts, the room was really nice, great breakfast, nice to have our own entrance/bathroom/kitchen/reading room, lots of good advice on what to see and do, great location. A great "base camp" to visit Provence, and Jouques...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank BartW3
Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a great review Bart. We very much enjoyed meeting yourself and Dorine - we hope you can come again some time! Fiona + Jean-Louis

Reviewed March 11, 2019

You know an experience has etched itself into your memories when you repeatedly revisit it and thats the case with our stay in the village of Jouques. Unsullied by the tourist trade, you'll find history around every corner and everything that makes for genuine village...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Cruiser00139223081
Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Such kind words Shane, thank you so much! It was our great pleasure to host yourseyand Vanessa - we’d be thrilled to welcome you back here any time! F&JL

Reviewed March 9, 2019

We had the most wonderful stay in this beautifully restored and comfortable accommodation in Jouques. Fiona and Jean-Louis are the perfect hosts who welcomed us and guided us on explorations of the village and local nature trails. They provided us with loads of information about...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Antoinette C
Jouques-en-Provence, VR Owner at Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

Thank you Antoinette. It was pleasure to host you both, so glad you had such a great time. You are welcome back anytime. Fiona & Jean-Louis

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Ceiling Fans
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
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Towels Provided
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About the neighborhood
Jouques is situated in the heart of Provence. Not only is it surrounded by forest and rural land, there are innumerable places to visit within an hour's drive. If you base yourselves here in Jouques, some examples of fantastic day trips are: les Gorges du Verdon and Lac Saint Croix; a visit to the quaint village of Moustier Saint Marie after a morning seeing the lavender fields on the Plateau of Valensole; a day visiting the famous perched villages of the Luberon; spend a whole day visiting the less known villages of the sud-Luberon amidst vineyards of Rosé grapes; or tour the factory of l'Occitane en Provence, then visit Manosque town nearby. Plus from Jouques you can take the local bus to spend a day in Aix-en-Provence, no need to drive!
Getting around
Most visitors to Provence hire a car, however, if you choose to really make the most of our 'village experience' you can simple get here by local bus from Aix-en-Provence. Once in Jouques you can enjoy walks in the forest or hire a bike, take a guided bicycle tour or walking tour in the village or countryside - it's a lovely old village to explore. There are several cafés and all the small shops you need to buy produce and French culinary specialties of the area, particularly if you love to cook and want to use our self-catering facilities (included in the room price). There is a Sunday morning market in Jouques which is always fun.
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  • Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

  • Provence village experience - close to Aix-en-Provence has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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