200-year-old Stone Village House

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
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Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 8

Type: House

200-year-old Stone Village House

We call our beautiful stone village house home... and you can, too. It is the perfect off-season home away from home.

Our spacious old house is an ideal gathering place for friends or family for vacations, reunions, anniversaries and birthdays... an idyllic retreat for writers, artists, or academics on sabbatical.

Our wonderful home has welcomed groups of friends celebrating special anniversaries, birthdays, and retirements. Numerous published, award-winning authors have tucked in to complete everything from novels to textbooks. Artists have settled in for group and solo retreats. And many a couple and groups of friends have made Carcès their ...Read more

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Betsy Brill

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200-year-old Stone Village House
Carces, Provence, France

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Carcès is an unspoiled village in the rosé wine-producing region of Provence. Located in the south of France, half-way between Nice and Marseille just north of the A8 auto route, the village is about an hour and a half from Nice, Marseille, Arles, Avignon; an hour from St. Tropez and the beaches of the Cote d'Azur, to Toulon or Hyeres to the south, an hour from the dramatic Gorges du Verdon to the north.

You can fly into Nice, Marseille, or Toulon, or take the TGV from Paris to the Aix-en-Provence TGV station (located closer to the Marseille airport than to Aix). You will want and need to rent a car. Rental agencies are on site at the airports and train station.

In just 45 minutes, drive east to Aix-en-Provence to walk in the footsteps of Cézanne. Drive just two hours for lunch in Italy. Or, stay 'home.' Fishing out the back door; horseback riding down the road; biking in vineyards and through picturesque villages nearby; the Lac de Carcès is within hiking or biking distance. All in all, a great location for a memorable vacation rental.

Carcès and other picturesque villages nearby offer lively, engaging cultural activities on a regular basis: music concerts in medieval buildings, art openings, flea markets in village squares, market days that have occurred in the same villages on the same days for hundreds of years. Within a few minutes' drive, you will find half a dozen restaurants ranging from local specialties to the highly recommended cuisine that makes the south of France so appealing.

Market Days
Flayosc: Traditional Provencal market in central Flayosc. Morning only.
Lorgues: Large general and Provencal market in Lorgues high street. Open morning only.
Montmeyan: Outdoor general market, open morning only.
Cotignac: Weekly general market.
Aups: General Provençal market, fruit and vegetables and a range of stalls selling food, clothes, gifts and household items. Generally more stalls on Saturday than Wednesday. Morning only.
Vidauban: Local market selling food and general goods. Morning only.
Bargemon: Local market open morning only.
Les Salles sur Verdon: General market with Provencal goods and foods.
Morning only.
Aiguines: Market in the centre of the village.
La Motte en Provence: Local market selling food and general goods. Open morning only.
Monferrat: Local market open mornings only.
Montmeyan: Outdoor general market, open morning only.
Toulon: Organic food market held every Friday morning at Place Dupuy du Lome, Quartier de Mourilon.
Aups: General Provençal market, fruit and vegetables and a range of stalls selling food, clothes, gifts and household items. Generally more stalls on Saturday than Wednesday. Morning only.
Callas: Provençal market, open morning only.
Carcès: Mediaeval village with a general market. Morning only.
Bauduen: General market with food and other goods. Morning only.
Le Muy: General market every Sunday, morning only. HUGE.
Vinon sur Verdon: General market, morning only.
Salernes: Weekly market
Daily except Sunday
Draguinan: Market in central Draguinan, open morning only.
Les Arcs sur Argens: Local market open mornings only.
Toulon: Market in central Toulon. Open Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday-Saturday. General goods and food. At Place Louis Blanc.

A Vacation Home for all Seasons
The grape harvest in early fall
Mushroom hunts
The olive crush in late fall and early winter [one of France’s few remaining water-driven mills is just down the street]
Truffles markets in nearby villages in December and January
Almond trees blossoming in February
Yellow carpets of Colza in March
Mimosas in bloom in March and April
Poppies in April and May

Activities nearby:
The Cote d'Azur
Hiking (out the back door and beyond)
Rock climbing (the Gorges du Verdon)
Petanque [Boules] – around the corner
Biking – out the front door
Tennis – a stroll away
Fishing – rivers & lakes everywhere
Hunting in season
Horseback riding nearby
Golf – 30 minutes away

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