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Aix-en-Provence France

Listing # 120478

Rates From EUR 2500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sabbatical year in Aix en Provence

Live like a native in the heart of this lively Provencal town. You'll be amazed by the quiet, tranquil nature of the apartment,
just steps from the Cours Mirabeau, the pulsating main artery of the town.

Aix en Provence is the quintessential Provencal town, the main axis of which is the elegant, tree-lined Cours Mirabeau. Aix is well known for its vibrant university system, only 20 minutes from Marseille and an hour from Avignon.

Located on the ground floor, this unit boasts a small private patio with its own garden and outdoor table, a gated entrance, two bedrooms, a living room/dining area, modern kitchen, a bathroom with tub/shower and separate toilet. Air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter, complete with Provençal colors and plush bed linens, equipped with all modern conveniences (microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV/DVD player, radio/CD/stereo, cable television in several languages, hair dryer, iron, free wifi connection, free telephone calls to all of Europe, the US and Canada), this apartment gives you all the conveniences of home, making you feel like a native. All utilities are included in the rent.

Its ideal location affords walking distance to all the boutiques and restaurants, the old town, shops and open-air markets. And if you’re thinking about exploring the nearby stunning countryside, a designated parking space at no extra fee in the on-site garage facilitates having a car during your stay.

The Aixois like nothing better in the afternoons than to “flâner” (stroll) up and down the Cours Mirabeau, have a drink at a café and chat with their friends or window shop at the nearby boutiques and shops. You can join them and feel like a native by just by walking out the door. The nearby rue d’Italie is filled with shops and boutiques of all kinds, so convenient for shopping for the apartment. The Monoprix supermarket is down the street; bring the rolling cart with you to put your groceries in like everyone else in the neighborhood (Monopix even delivers!). You can walk to the daily marchés, as there is one every day in Aix and on some days two; there is no shortage of marvelous Provençal vegetables, flowers, and specialty products to tantalize your taste buds.

Aix-en-Provence is renowned for its music and lyric arts festival in June-July every year, and in August the nearby town of La Roque d’Antéron hosts an internationally acclaimed piano festival. During the year one can take any number of French classes for foreigners, many located within a short walk of the apartment. The state-of-the-art spa--a short 10-minute walk from the apartment--built on the authentic ruins of the former Roman spa, offers delightful cures, massages, water aerobics, and all sorts of relaxation for your aches and pains.

It is perfectly suited for one or two people and an occasional overnight guest. It is not appropriate for children, nor more than two people. This is a non-smoking apartment, and we regret that your beloved pet will need to find another home while you are here. We hope you understand. Available monthly, six month minimum, from Sept 2019 to Aug 2020. References from previous guests happily furnished upon request.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
70 Sq. Meters
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 until Monday, August 31, 2020
Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
six month minimum
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Aix-en-Provence
Postal Code - State or Province Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Cours Mirabeau, quartier Mazarin
Closest University Universite d'Aix en Provence, Insitute for American Universities
University nearby Universite Aix-Marseille; Universite d'Avignon

Rental Price:

EUR 2500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rental fee covers all utilities, wifi, water, heat, AC, phone calls to US & western Europe.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Dedicated garage space in underground car park


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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A former French teacher, I live in Florida half the year and the other half in France, my adopted country. I keep my apartment in impeccable condition, as I want my guests to be as happy and as comfortable there as I am.



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