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Special; Among nature; In the countryside
Situated at Puyricard, 9 km from Aix en Provence, approx 20 km from the enterance to the Luberon, 35 km from the Regional Park of Verdon and the entrance to the Var, 65 km from St Rémy de Provence and from Avignon.
Environment : Situated on the edge of a small Provencal hamlet in the heart of the Aixoise countryside in very peaceful environment with beautiful views of Cézanne country.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Marseille. 37 km. Second largest city in France, cosmopolitan and exuberant, renowned for its picturesque old port and Bouillabaisse (a tomato based soup with a multitude of different fish and shellfish).
Aubagne. 46 km. Pleasant town surrounded by hills and rocky crags, with nicely renovated old quarters. Birthplace of Marcel Pagnol of “Jean de Florette” fame.
Carry le Rouet. 47 km. Charming seaside resort with lovely beaches, clear waters and picturesque little fishing port. At the foot of pine covered hills, in the heart of the "Côte Bleue". Also ideal for beautiful walks all along the seaside.
Sausset les Pins. 51 km Small, family seaside resort with pretty fishing port, surrounded by aromatic scrubland and pine forests. Within the Côte Bleue Marine park with artificial reefs along the coast of Sausset les Pins for diving enthusiasts.
THINGS TO DO:
Le Village des Automates, St Cannat. 5 km. Theme park taking you to the magical world of automats. Also adventure park and petting farm.
Golf de Marseille-Aix, Les Milles. 14 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 6291m. Set in an established parkland and boasting many mature trees. An excellent golf course for all.
Le Parc des Labyrinthes Géants, La Roque d'Anthéron. 23 km. Maze. A 4-hectare field and one of the largest permanent mazes in the world with over 9000 laurel trees and 6 km of paths. Ideal for a family day out.
Accro Passion, Salon de Provence. 26 km. Tree top adventure park, climbing. An adventure in the trees on a magnificent site of 6 hectares.
Avignon. 80 km City of history and city of theatre, the fortified city of Avignon marked by papal history will charm you with its ancient streets, spectacular monuments and museums and impressive number of cafes and restaurants. Its famous bridge still stands over the Rhone river.
St Cyr sur Mer. 68 km. In a bay sheltering 3 little harbours and a 2-km long sandy beach, an attractive coastal setting backed by a mix of pine forests and renowned vineyards. Many watersports activities available.
Bandol. 80 km. Family seaside resort tucked in a cove between La Ciotat and Toulon. A vibrant harbour packed with fine shops and restaurants as well as a casino. Also renowned for its vineyards producing some of the best wines on the coast.
Sanary sur Mer. 82 km. Delighftul seaside resort with picturesque quay, colourful houses, lively streets and terraces shaded by palm trees. Beautiful views from its 16th century Chapel Notre Dame de Pitié, over the coast and the small islands that lie offshore.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Marseille (35mns), Avignon (1 hr).
Beaches: 40 km, Marseille, Carry Le Rouet, 55 km Cassis, 70 km Bandol
Shopping centre: 15 km, Carrefour Les Milles
Shops: 3 km, Puyricard Village
Doctor: 3 km
Town centre: 3 km
Tennis: 1.5 km, Country Club
Hospital: 10 km, Aix en Provence
Horseriding: 1 km, Haras des Templiers
Golf: 6 km (Set Club)
Night-Club: 1 km
Good restaurant: « Puyfond » in Venelles.