Mother of 2 children, I manage the renting of my parents who are not very geek.
Mary is in her professional trip and we were welcomed by her parents. They are very nice and helpful. The view and the surrounding of the house is very nice. The room is neat and clean. However don't expect to cook in the outdoors kichen at night in winter as the weather is too cold for that.
I definitely would recommend it to any people who want to visit southern France.
Mary and her lovely family make staying Chez Claude and Bernard as close to perfect as can be imagined. A private outdoor kitchen makes for ideal petit dejeuner and the view over the provence valley from the pool is breathtaking.
This is a lovely and quintessentially Provence experience. Enjoy !
Merci bcp tout le monde et a la prochaine fois
Superbe résidence à 3 km du centre d'Aix, mais qui semble être à 50 km tant elle est paisible. La chambre est située au cœur de la maison. Vous aurez la chance de connaître Claude et Bernard et leurs nombreux petits enfants.
We had a great time here! Claude and Bernard, as well as other members of the family were extremely welcoming and helpful. Using the outdoor kitchen is a great way to sample some of the beautiful local produce and the surroundings are amazing. I hope we'll be back soon.
We had a fabulous, memorable and amazing stay there! Claude and Bernard - the owner and inhabitants of the house - as well as their extended family are all so welcoming, kind, friendly and helpful. Lovely people. The room is perfect. Great outdoor kitchen and experience! The ground and landscape are so beautiful and fascinating. The pool is clean and extremely refreshing. If you need something, you can always ask Claude and Bernard. Highly recommend! Claude and Bernard, thanks a lot for everything!
Un lieu d'exception sur le plateau de Bibemus (face à la montagne Sainte Victoire), un accueil parfait, attentionné et tres sympathique de Mary, ses parents Claude et Bernard, et de toute leur famille ont fait de ce séjour un excellent moment pour nous trois. La chambre et la terrasse dédiée (ainsi que la cuisine extérieure sur la terrasse) sont très fonctionnelles, toutes les facilités (piscine, trampolline) idéales pour les petits et les grands. Particulièrement agréable de trouver un endroit aussi reposant, a seulement 5 minutes du centre ville d'aix en provence. Nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir. Idéal pour une famille.
My stay was absolutely wonderful! Marie and her family were incredibly kind and hospitable; they definitely exceeded their duties as hosts--thank you!
Everything was very clean. The room was spacious and comfortable. And I just loved being able to cook outdoors. It's a beautiful home, set in a breathtaking landscape--can't wait to visit again.
What a fabulous experience we had staying here. The property is lovely and relaxing and was made all the better by the kind and welcoming hosts, all of them! Claude, Bernard and their extended family are all so kind and friendly and leave you to do as you wish around the house. The pool, outdoor kitchen and dining table and room are all very pleasant and we thoroughly enjoyed our week here.
This unique place to stay is like a small hidden paradise in a hasty world!
Bernard and Claude, the parents of Marie and main inhabitants of the house are very very friendly and nice!
The room we had was very clean, cosy and perfect to stay!
With a nice pool, beds on the terrasse, a huge trampolin an many other things to discover this place is a bit surealistic and because of this very exiting and inspiring!
We just returned from an idyllic stay at (Marie's parents) Claude and Bernard’s gorgeous rustic country house. We wanted a relaxing holiday in sunny Provence and we got it . Set in a secluded private forest overlooking breathtaking scenery this rambling house filled with unique art, books and vintage furniture was a dream come true. The room itself is lovely and private with two super comfy beds and private bathroom.
This stay would suit more sociable types who enjoy getting to know local people and mixing in, as there tend to be family enjoying the pool and popping in for dinner or a drink. The whole family are just lovely, and we really hit it off - joining them for dinner a few nights, thanks to their amazing hospitality. If you want privacy Claude provides you with an outdoor kitchen and patio for your use. For us it was the perfect balance of doing our own thing but also getting to know our lovely hosts.
Practicalities – the place is set just outside Aix – a five minute drive from the centre. You need a car to get up the hill and down the long gravel road – a small price to pay for the peaceful seclusion of this place. Aix itself is a stunning town, and there are plenty of places to visit nearby, as well as Marseille and the coast. From Marseille airport it is a short 45 minute drive.
Despite all the things to do in the area, we mostly found ourselves lazing by the pool, patting the dogs and chatting to the numerous children and grandchildren of Claude and Bernard, or simply sitting on the antique brass bed on the edge of the property – enjoying a drink as the sun set over the breathtaking hills and vinyards.