Maison Rousty in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Welcome to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, home to the Romans, Van Gogh and Nostradamus

The area is surrounded by many excellent vineyards as depicted by Peter Mayle and in the film 'A Good Year'.

Saint-Rémy is home to the renowned Wednesday market and many wonderful restaurants. Its proximity to Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Nîmes, Arles, the Luberon and the Camargue will allow you to enjoy interesting day trips and make getting here simple due to the numerous excellent travel connections whether you wish to come by car, train or plane.

Home to the magical Carrieres des Lumieres show...

There are many other villages close by including Les Baux de Provence home to the magical Carrieres des Lumieres show in a vast stone quarry where up to 2000 digitized paintings are projected onto the walls, ceiling and floor choreographed to a dramatic soundtrack. The current show is Van Gogh. Within easy driving distance are Eygalieres with it's excellent Friday market and the picturesque village of Maussane-les-Alpilles where the village square is home to many outdoor cafes and restaurants.

Horse riding, quad biking and kayaking...

Golf is available at Domaine de Manville and Servannes both of which are within 15 minutes drive of the house. There are tennis courts in the village of Saint-Étienne-du-Grès and many other sporting opportunities nearby including horse riding, quad biking and kayaking etc.

MAISON ROUSTY is a 19th century 'Mas' which was extended and fully renovated in 2011 / 2012. Whilst retaining many of the period features, it offers guests the advantage of a modern kitchen and bathrooms in a home that is flooded with natural light. There is a large garden and pool with a choice of outside eating and sitting areas enabling guests to enjoy the excellent provencal weather.

Sandra and Andrew live within 5 minutes of the property, will welcome you on arrival and are available to offer advice on day trips, places of interest, local markets and restaurants.

LOCATION: Mas-Blanc-des-Alpilles, 3 minutes from Saint-Étienne-du-Grès and 5 minutes from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

A couple of reviews from our guests!

Wonderful villa in a great location

We had an awesome stay at Maison Rousty, recommend it wholeheartedly and are ourselves already planning a return next year.

Overall villa design / layout. The main downstairs living area is a wonderful space linking kitchen, dining room, hallway and living room, with a TV room down a small passageway and a convenient downstairs bedroom. Upstairs, each bedroom is an excellent size - there are no miniature bedrooms here. There are multiple outside spaces but our favourite is an outside dining area just outside the kitchen door. It's in dappled shade in the late afternoon and early evening and made a wonderful space for al fresco dining - easy to bring the food out from the kitchen, comfortable and fantastically 'Provençal'.

Checking in and Checking out. Unlike other villas we've stayed in, we were greeted on arrival by Sandra (the owner) who provided excellent advice on the best local shops and good local restaurants, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the villa and its facilities. Getting this personalised guidance really set us up well from the start. There was a follow-up text message the next morning to check how we were settling in, and then a coordinated check- out during which we could give all feedback. The overall effect is that you feel you are in the hands of someone who genuinely cares about your experience and uses your input to constantly improve the villa.

The location. It's hard to imagine a better location from which to explore this particular part of Provence. Saint-Rémy is only 5 minutes away (and is charming), but we were particularly taken with Saint Etienne-du-Gres which is even closer and which has an excellent baker, butcher and greengrocer. The cities of Arles, Aix and Avignon are all close by and day trips that we did into the Luberon and down to the coast were also effortless. The area is replete with fantastic places to eat. Lastly, the access to the villa is on a good paved road, just a short drive from a main D road.

The perfect villa holiday

Before we arrived, we were expecting to be impressed with the villa and its setting. In fact the whole ambience was perfect; the pool and surrounding gardens were in beautiful condition, the villa itself was spacious with good sized bedrooms and en suite bathrooms and in immaculate condition. The lounge and dining room would have been comfortable for our whole party but with 7 days of perfect weather, we ate and socialised outside at the poolside dining table and in the BBQ area.

The kitchen was extremely well stocked with cutlery, plates, implements etc. Two fridges, deep freeze, two dishwashers and a washing machine made life easy.

Our host, the owner, could not have been more helpful in showing us around and explaining how everything worked. She also helped make restaurant bookings at the local restaurant and at one in Saint-Rémy both of which were well suited to our party's needs and she answered all our many questions on local shops and other facilities. It was reassuring to know that she was available at the end of the phone to help when necessary.

We had a memorable holiday in a villa which exceeded expectation.

And lastly - an article written by the property writer and journalist - Anthony Peregrine who was a guest at Maison Rousty:-

The Times website: www.thetimes.co.uk/article/grand-times-with-the-grandkids-tpdj058tz


Private swimming with lawned garden

Private swimming with lawned garden

Kitchen in holiday villa in Rémy-de-Provence

Kitchen in holiday villa in Rémy-de-Provence

Living room in holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Living room in holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Bedroom in holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Bedroom in holiday villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Private swimming with lawned garden

Private swimming with lawned garden

Evening outdoor dining at Maison Rousty

Evening outdoor dining at Maison Rousty


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