Taureau

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Parking Space

There’s a sense of authentic charm at this lovely house in Provence with glorious views of the Vallée des Baux. Sleeping up to 6 guests and with a private heated swimming pool, it is a great base for exploring the beauty of Les Alpilles.

Here you are less than a 10-minute drive from Les Baux-de-Provence, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’ with its hilltop setting, medieval centre and historic château. There’s artistic Saint-Rémy-de-Provence only 9km to the north whilst Arles, another great highlight of this region, is easily reached within half an hour.  

Admire an abundance of character in this pretty abode from the stone arched lounge with its cool tiled flooring to the wood-beamed dining room. Find two doubles on the ground floor, one with a modern en suite Italian shower, and a third bedroom upstairs beneath the traditional sloping ceiling.

Outside, sit back with a glass of Provençal rosé on the stone terrace or take a dip in the heated swimming pool overlooking the valley before playing pétanque in rustic surroundings. As evening nears, there’s an abundance of restaurants within a short drive whether dining out on the local village square in picturesque Maussane-les-Alpilles or enjoying the renowned cuisine of Le Bistrot du Paradou, around 5km away.

Overall, Taureau offers the opportunity to relax with family and friends whilst being in a fine setting for discovering this gorgeous part of Provence.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the upstairs bedroom has low sloping ceilings.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that bookings will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Ground Floor Bed & Bath Parking Space

House Interiors (130m²)

Ground Floor (some steps)

-    Lounge with fireplace
-    Dining area
-    Small kitchen, well-equipped including fridge, gas stove, microwave and dishwasher
-    Laundry room
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) and en suite Italian shower
-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm)
-    Bathroom and WC
-    Separate WC

Upstairs (low sloping ceiling)

-    Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) with mezzanine-style railings overlooking staircase below

Outside Grounds

-    Heated swimming pool (10x5m, depth: 1.10m) with safety alarm and three steps
-    Poolside terrace and sun loungers
-    Electric plancha
-    Pétanque court
-    Garden/grounds (different levels)
-    Parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Taureau
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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In the heart of Les Alpilles Regional Natural Park, Taureau is close to the picturesque villages of Maussane-les-Alpilles and Les Baux-de-Provence. Fly into airports near Avignon, Nimes or Marseille, or arrive via train into Avignon TGV (29km) – fast train services from Paris Gare de Lyon take just 2 hours 45 minutes.

Taureau enjoys a rural location yet is not isolated as there is another house next door and you are only 2.5km by car from Maussane-les-Alpilles (the D5 that connects Maussane-les-Alpilles to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is only 500m away). This part of Provence is known for its olive oil production which you can try in Maussane-les-Alpilles, a charming village with a range of restaurants, delightful shops and a Thursday morning market. The little village of Paradou (5km) is another gem of this area, renowned for its little bistro so loved by Rick Stein.

There are some beautiful walks around Les Baux-de-Provence (5km), a hilltop village officially classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, home to a pretty medieval centre and a historic château. Head there early before the summer day-trippers arrive! The region also offers horse-riding, rock-climbing, cycling and wonderful hikes (some forest routes may close in the height of the summer).

The artistic town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (9km) hosts a bustling market on a Wednesday morning and is loved for its art galleries and Van Gogh associations. Arles (21km) is another must-see for art and history enthusiasts – it is where Van Gogh painted ‘Café Terrace at Night’ and you can visit the town’s incredible Roman amphitheatre.

Arles is the gateway to the captivating landscapes of the Camargue which lead to the Mediterranean beaches around the seaside town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (60km). Another glorious part of Provence to explore is the Luberon with its iconic perched villages, vineyards, orchards and magnificent natural scenery.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Avignon

(28km)

Nearest Airport 2 Nîmes Airport/Marseille Airport

(45km/67km)

Nearest Village Maussane-les-Alpilles

(2.5km)

Nearest Town Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

(9km)

Nearest City Avignon

(29km)

Nearest Restaurant Maussane-les-Alpilles

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Maussane-les-Alpilles

(2.5km)

Nearest Golf Golf des Baux de Provence

(3.8km)

Nearest Tennis T.C Maussane-les-Alpilles

(2.8km)

Nearest Train Station Avignon

(29km)

Region

The Provençal way of life is one that’s deeply tempting for anyone who’s been feeling the need to get away from it all. This is a place where the Mediterranean weather turns fields of corn and lavender into picture-perfect backdrops, where you can sip your locally bought wine and enjoy the landscapes before heading out and tackling them head-on with a range of great activities for families, groups of friends and adventurous foodies. Better yet, our range of villas in Provence and chateaux and holiday homes in the Côte d’Azur make the perfect base to explore this enchanting region!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Young art enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and Arles, both with Van Gogh trails and a variety of galleries. Carrières des Lumières is a short drive away where works of art are projected on to quarry walls.

Of course, Les Alpilles is wonderful for a wealth of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, horse-riding, pony trekking and cycling. In the village of Fontvieille, there is a great walk between the windmills, including the iconic Moulin de Daudet, whilst Vélorail des Alpilles is a fun way to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of Provence as you pedal open vehicles along a former railway line (check opening dates in advance).

If you love canoeing and kayaking then look out for opportunities near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and beneath the magnificent Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, both less than an hour away by car.

Animal lovers may enjoy a trip to the little farm, L'Arche de Méo (20km), or venture south-east, passing Salon-de-Provence, for a day out at Zoo Barben.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Meal delivery service

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service
  • Car/Bike/Boat/Plane Rental
  • Wine-tasting, Cooking Classes and Well-being Coach Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- 24h Concierge
- Maid service
- Private chef
- Airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
- Chauffeur/private car rental
- Bike rental
- Boat rental
- Private plane rental
- Shopping service
- Babysitting
- Butler
- Well-being coach
- Cooking classes
- Wine-tasting
- Booking of local activities (restaurants, festivals, concerts, exhibitions etc.)

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the upstairs bedroom has low sloping ceilings.

Please click here to view the full property terms and conditions.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,445
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £4,010
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £4,823
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,010
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £3,039
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £2,486
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £4,010
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 £2,486
Apr 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 £3,039
Apr 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £3,445
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £4,010
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £4,823
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £4,010
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £3,039
Nov 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 £2,486

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,763
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €4,380
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €5,268
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €4,380
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,320
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €2,715
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €4,380
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 €2,715
Apr 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 €3,320
Apr 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €3,763
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €4,380
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €5,268
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €4,380
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €3,320
Nov 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 €2,715

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,071
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $4,738
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $5,699
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $4,738
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,591
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $2,937
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $4,738
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 1st 2025 $2,937
Apr 1st 2025 - Apr 6th 2025 $3,591
Apr 6th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $4,071
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $4,738
Jul 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $5,699
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $4,738
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $3,591
Nov 1st 2025 - Nov 28th 2025 $2,937

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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