AIX EN PROVENCE
The Capital of Provence, a Roman spa town famous for water, art and culture. From the St-Saveur Cathedrale to the Madeliene church, from the Vendôme Pavilion to the Granet museum, from Cézanne’s studio to the Mazarin quarter, from the town hall to the former Archbishops palace, Aix en Provence with it’s 100 fountains has many sites and riches for you to discover while strolling in the shade of the plane trees or sitting on café terraces.
Mas des Micocouliers is only a 5 minute car drive from the centre of Aix en Provence.
With it’s architecture, pedestrian streets and unique fortifications Avignon is ranked highly among UNESCO’S World Heritage sites. Avignon’s world famous Pont D’Avignon and the Palace of the Popes are testimony to it’s prestigous past as capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages. The Avignon theatre festival is a fabulous summer attraction. Nearby attractions include the Pont du Gard, river cruises, Théatre Antique d’Orange, Mont Ventoux, Nimes and the Camargue.
Mas des Micocouliers is a 1 hour car drive from Avignon.
Cassis is a wonderful place to visit and stroll around its picturesque fishing port lined with cafes and restaurants. The route des Cretes links Cassis to La Ciotat and follows along the cliffs to Marseille where you find the famous calanques or inlets. Nearby you will find the Vineyards of Bandol and Le Castellet, the medieval village of Provence.
Mas des Micocouliers is a 30 minute drive from Cassis.
The bold outline of the Luberon mountain rises between the Alpes de Haute Provence and the Vaucluse plain. Visit the lavender fields around the three abbeys known as the Cistercian Sisters of Provence. You will find stunning villages such as Lourmarin, Gordes, Manosque, Roussillon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse… Staying at Aix en Provence in the holiday rental of Mas des Micocouliers, you can have a great holiday exploring these Provence attractions.
Mas des Micocouliers is a 35 minute drive from the Luberon.
Founded in 600 b.c., this great city is the oldest and second largest city in France and the largest commercial port. Today Marseille remains a capital of southern Europe, cosmopolitan and exuberant, with its picturesque old port, its Bouillabaisse and its folklore. The old town (“Panier”) and port, the cliff road high above the sea, the wild inlets plunging into the deep blue water for 20 km. to Cassis, this is the Marseille of the tourist guide. One can climb to 162m above sea level to visit the church of the patron saint of sailors, Notre Dame de La Garde. One can admire the “Estaque” cliifs that gave inspiration to Cezanne. From the islands “lles de Frioul” and the Chateau d’If with its legend of the Count of Monte Cristo, one has a beautiful view of this ancient maritime site. Staying at Aix en Provence in the holiday rental of Mas de Micocouliers, you can have a great vacation exploring these and many other Provence attractions.
Mas des Micocouliers is a 30 minute drive from Marseille to Aix en Provence.