Monnoyer

Provence

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan kitchen/dining room (oven, microwave, dishwasher, American fridge). Living room (TV, snooker table). Washing machine. Two double bedrooms, one with door to garden. Bathroom (no WC). Cloakroom (WC). 
  • First Floor: Den area with TV/DVD. Two linked double bedrooms with sliding doors between. Shower room. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. 
  • Outside: Shady gravelled terrace and dining areas with stone table. Barbecue. Large garden with small field interspersed with olive trees. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (11m x 4m).

Just outside the town of Plan-d’Orgon (1.5km), this spacious stone Mas is a relaxed property for families offering comfort and practicality. A great location to visit much of Roman Provence including Avignon, Arles and of course the majestic World Heritage site, the ‘Pont du Gard.’

This delightful Provençal Mas is a comfortable family holiday villa with an eclectic mix of old exposed stone walls, modern furnishings and spacious rooms. The stone walls keep the house cool during the hot summer months, however sun worshippers will adore the large garden and good sized sunny pool surrounded by fragrant lavender bushes. We are sure you will also enjoy cool drinks on the shady terrace provided by trees gently rustling in the breeze.

Inside Monnoyer is a well-equipped contemporary kitchen diner, ideal for sociable cooking and apéritifs. Doors lead out to the shady gravel terrace and a wooden beamed sitting room offers comfy seating for all. There’s even a snooker table for a little evening entertainment. There are two ground floor double bedrooms, two upstairs doubles linked by a sliding partition wall and an expansive master double with super en suite bathroom. 

Plan d’Orgon (1.5km) has basic amenities but may we particularly mention fashionable Eygalières (9km) for a stroll and perhaps a spot of lunch as well as picturesque St Rémy-de-Provence (15.5km), with its Gallo-Roman centre filled with delightful restaurants, cafés and boutiques.

  • Open tread stairs lead to the first floor. 
  • The linked upstairs double rooms are more suitable for children. 
  • The pool is not heated and is not available in October.

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Great Things to Do Near Monnoyer

Explore Eygalières

Take a stroll from the bottom of the village to the clock tower at the top, passing houses built from the local limestone with carved doors, a number of chapels and the remains of a castle keep. Visit on Friday morning to peruse the market stalls with the locals, and why not finish off with a spot of lunch.

Local gardens to visit

Garden lovers will no doubt wish to visit 'Les Sentiers de l'Abondance' in Eygalières, landscaped gardens with a focus on aromatic and medicinal plants, and 'Le Jardin d'Alcinoos' in St Rémy, a private botanical garden dotted with artworks and scultures.

Motorheads

may like to visit the 'Musée Automobile de Provence' in Orgon, which traces a century of mechanical history from the bicycle to the car. Includes some lovely old cars and vintage posters etc.

Enjoying the great outdoors in the Alpilles

The Alpilles natural park, on your doorstep, is great for walking and mountain biking, as well as more adventurous activities such as climbing, quad biking, canyoning and via ferrata. There is a diverse range of landscape within the park and it is an important habitat for many species of flora and fauna.

Archaeological Site of Glanum

These Roman ruins near Saint-Rémy date back to about 100BC although it is thought there was a native population here from about 500BC. Around 260AD, the town was destroyed by barbarian invasions but the survivors founded a village nearby that was to become Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The ruins were uncovered in the early 20th century, and include some superb classical architecture.

Estrine Museum and Van Gogh Interpretation Centre

The 18th century Estrine Hotel in St Rémy was built to house the Princes' Judicature headquarters. Nowadays it houses the Estrine Museum, dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh. Visitors can find out about this exceptional artist, who lived in Saint-Rémy for a year, and his influence on 20th and 21st century art. The museum's permanent collection also includes work by other artists such as Bernard Buffet and Albert Gleizes, and there are two or three temporary exhibitions a year.

Baux-de-Provence

This gorgeous medieval village, which features on the 'Most Beautiful Villages in France' list, should definitely also be on your sightseeing to-do list! Set on a rocky plateau, there are superb views on a clear day down to Arles and the Camargue. There is some beautiful architecture to see, but also just a lovely atmosphere of an authentic Provencal village with pleasant terrace cafés and art galleries to browse.

Little Provence

'La Petite Provence du Paradou' is a sweet 1/6 scale model Provençal village inhabited by about 400 figurines, posed in different traditional scenes of daily life, at the farmhouse, the laundry, the market etc - marvel at the details! Near to Les Baux-de-Provence.

Keep the teenagers entertained

at the Paintball and Laser game centre in St Rémy!

Perfume and Fragrance Museum

At this museum in Graveson, you can learn about how perfume is made, see the stills and other equipment, enjoy a stroll in the aromatic herb garden, buy organic essential oils and diffusers, and even get a massage!

Barben Zoo

Near Salon de Provence, this zoo is set in a 33 hectare forest and has over 600 animals of more than 120 different species. Many large mammals, as well as reptile and bird collections. Why not combine with a visit to the Chateau nearby?

Château de la Barben

This medieval fortress with gardens designed by Le Nôtre is situated between Salon de Provence and Aix en Provence. Built in the 11th century on a rocky peak, the chateau was impregnable, and belonged to successive families including royalty. The Château has become the setting for events: heritage days, candlelit tours, medieval banquets and shows. It is also lived in and fully furnished, and can be explored by guided tour by costumed guides. The gardens are open to the public on certain days and include ponds, fountains, statues, and even a 30-metre long underground passage.

Avignon

The principal city in the region, Avignon’s historic centre includes a 12th century Romanesque cathedral Notre Dame des Doms and the 14th century Palais des Papes, an immense Gothic building with formidable walls up to 18 feet thick! There are, of course, also many restaurants and cafés, shops, parks and squares to explore.

Sur le pont

Visit the famous 'Pont d’Avignon' of the children's song, although only 4 of the bridge's original 22 piles are still standing so be careful where you dance! Also not far away is another very famous bridge, the Pont du Gard, a three-tier Roman aqueduct.

The Camargue

This unique natural site is worth a day trip. Join a boat trip through the unique Camargue landscape and look out for the resident horses, bulls and birds. Or explore on foot or by bike at the Petit Rhône Reserve.

Make a splash!

Enjoy a family day out on a hot day at the water park in Monteux. Ride the surf simulator 'Da Wave', cool off in the pools and water slides, and explore the Adventurers' Castle playground.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

This town in the Rhône Valley is renowned and revered around the world for its quality wines, and you can learn more about winemaking in the area at the Maison Brotte winery and museum.

Go to L'Isle sur la Sorgue on a Sunday

where there is the most amazing market that goes on until lunchtime. Home to the most number of antique shops outside of Paris, Sundays see the streets filled with antique dealers selling their wares, as well as a fantastic Provençal market where you can buy everything from fresh fruit and olives to handmade soaps and artwork.

Gordes

As you approach Gordes, officially one of 'the most beautiful villages in France', it really is impressive to see the village perched atop the hill ahead, the stone often taking on a reddish tinge. The old town is wonderfully preserved with some lovely buildings and the most fantastic views. There is always a great atmosphere in the square, with several restaurants dotted around the imposing castle in the centre.

Nearby

Towns

Eygalières 12 mins
St-Rémy-de-Provence 20 mins
Les Baux-de-Provence 30 mins
Salon-de-Provence 30 mins
Avignon 40 mins
Arles 50 mins

Beaches

Plage du Prado (Marseille) 60 mins

Airports

Avignon 20 mins
Marseille 45 mins
Nimes 60 mins
Montpellier 90 mins
Toulon 150 mins
Times are approximate

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