Bienvenue à Aix en Provence, Je serais heureux de vous accueillir dans cette très belle ville. Je suis à votre disposition si vous avez des questions. A très bientôt
Amazing location and amazingly beautiful experience! This rooftop apartment is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore Aix (and Provence). My husband, 1.5 year old daughter and I stayed here for a week right before Christmas and had the perfect vacation. The apartment is right off Cours Mirabeau and is next to tons of cute shops, bakeries, markets and cute winding pedestrian-only streets. Benoit was also a wonderful host, spending over an hour on the night of our arrival trying to find us on his motorbike despite our poor directions and rental car GPS mistakes, ultimately guiding us to the apartment while navigating the holiday street closings and narrow pedestrian only roads (way above and beyond!). He also emailed us multiple times during the week with perfect suggestions for restaurants, sites, food and wine shopping. Overall couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
Benoît went beyond the call of duty...when we got lost on our walk from the bus station to the apartment, he came and found us on his scooter and led us to the apartment!
The very best thing about this apartment is the perfect location, just a few steps from the Cours Mirabeau. It's walking distance to everything--shops, grocery, tourist office, outdoor markets, bars. The famous Les Deux Garçons restaurant (where Cezanne hung out) is a few steps away, as is Pizza Capri (delicious, inexpensive take-out pizza which you can sometimes smell from the terrace), and an artisan ice cream shop.
The terrace is also a great feature, with its couch, table and chairs, grill, and outdoor speakers. We also appreciated that the apartment has a big TV, washing machine, coffee maker, original wooden ceiling beams, windows with amazing views in all directions, and privacy (no other buildings looking into it), and the constant cross breeze when we opened the windows.
The apartment is at the top of the building, and requires a walk up 75 stairs. For us, the views and privacy made this walk worth it (we never saw or heard the neighbors in the building at all)! The apartment itself is also on two levels: the entry hall, toilet room, shower/sink room, and bedroom on one floor, and the kitchen, living room, and terrace on a second level just 13 steps up. We liked this separation--one of us could sleep in while the other watched TV or had breakfast.
The bed itself is built on a platform a meter or so off of the ground, and underneath is another bed that can be pulled out. For us it was a little tricky climbing to the top bed and then getting out in the morning (a footstool is provided to give you a boost) but we managed. It was comfortable enough and we slept soundly.
Since the apartment is located in the heart of the old town, there was some occasional noise by late night revelers. It only happened a few times though, and again for us it's a small price to pay for being in such a perfect location.
Aix-en-Provence is a perfect base for visiting the other parts of Provence, and this apartment is a great base for exploring Aix. We would definitely stay here again.
We had a great time here - the apartment was beautiful, our host was helpful and it was in a great location. The view is even more beautiful than the pictures make it seem. We highly recommend it!
Appartement surprenant, il faut grimper 75 marches.Mais quel plaisir de profiter de la terrasse avec vue sur les toits.
L'étage cuisine, salon, terrasse super agréable. Equipement de la cuisine ok, il y a même des petites provisions qui permettent de faire une salade.
Habiter en ville, près du Cours Mirabeau, tout à fait intéressant pour visiter, sortir et fréquenter musées, restaurants.
Mais la jeunesse aixoise est très bruyante tard dans la nuit.
Benoit fut très disponible, et serviable.
Accueil chaleureux de Didier même s'il était super stress (job). L'appartement est charmant, calme et offre une vue poétique de la ville.
We had a lovely time - the balcony was a real bonus for lazy evenings, the kitchen/bathroom were well equipped, and benoit was a very kind and helpful host. recommended!
Benoit nous a accueilli tres chaleureusement dans son charmant appartement. Ce fut un super moment: l'appart est dans le centre ville d'Aix, tout commerces a proximite. La terrasse/barbecue est ravissante, avec une vue magnifique sur les toits ( les photos ne mentent pas). Seul (petit) bemol: la chambre a coucher et donc le lit ne sont pas tres grand, mais vu le temps qu'on y a passe, ce n'est pas un probleme. Merci encore Benoit! Nous reviendrons.
Great place! Didier was kind, prompt with his replies and very thorough getting us set up in the apartment. The location couldn't have been better for exploring Aix.
Didier's apartment is perfectly located. No AC in the middle of the summer was a little tough but the charm of the apartment made up for it! We loved sitting out on the balcony overlooking the beautiful rooftops sipping a cold glass of rose! Thanks, Didier for a great start to our honeymoon!
Shiva & Brian
Cool and comfortable apartment with everything we needed. Perfect location. I did not meet Didier, but communication and directions was excellent.
Benoît et Delphine sont un couple très agréable à recevoir et ouverts à la conversation, discrets et souriants. Ils ont pris soin des lieux, leur expérience d'hôte en font des voyageurs avertis.
Je les recommande vivement et c'est en toute confiance que je les accueillerai de nouveau en Avignon.
I've known Benoit for a few years already, I can guarantee you, there is hardly a better place in Provence to stay at, he's an awesome host, aware of every detail that'd make your stay confortable and full of the best memories.
He knows the best places to have fancy dinners, drink great wine or have party, just on any budget, beware, if you want he would come along just to make sure you have an awesome time around ;)
In either case he'll personally welcome you and spoil you with charming details making things even better. I couldn't think of a better host for your holidays or short stays in Aix en Provence. Besides, his place is magnificent, the view from his rooftop appartment is just incredibly amazing.