In Forcalquier, our hometown in Provence, we have 3 apartments for holiday rental. They are all located in one of the nicest streets in the old town, rue Saint Mary – a charming, cobblestoned street, leading up to a hilltop park. One of the unique aspects of the location is the fact that rue Saint Mary is a cul-de-sac; and extremely quiet with no traffic noise. However, the main square with its lovely cafes and restaurants is just around the corner. It is certainly convenient to be able to wander down in the evening, have a lovely meal with a bottle of wine and not have to worry about who is driving!
The apartments have either one or two bedrooms with separate kitchen, lounge and bathroom. Two of the apartments can be connected into a three/four bedroom house - perfect for a large family or a group of friends. They have modern conveniences and have been decorated in the Provencal style. One of the apartments has a delightful terrace with lovely views of our garden and citadel hilltop park. On top of the hill, overlooking the old town is a 19th century chapel set in a wooded cemetery, marking the site of the former citadel.
In the past, Forcalquier was a favourite residence of the counts of Provence and an internationally renowned cultural, political and economic centre. Today, Forcalquier hosts one of the liveliest and most colourful markets in the region. Here you will find all the produce of the season: lavender, honey stalls and artists selling their wares. Wander through the restored old town with its narrow streets, basking in the middle of rolling luxuriant scenery and discover the many interesting nearby sites like the Verdon Gorges or the picturesque villages in the famous Luberon Valley.
Enjoy delicious provincial cuisine from a variety of excellent local restaurants. It is also possible to arrange art, language and cooking classes during your stay with us in Forcalquier please ask for further details. Forcalquier is almost in the heart of Provence and all major points of interest can be easily visited in a day. Travelling time to nearby cities – Nice 2.5 hours, Aix-en- Provence 1 hour, Avignon, Marseille and French Alps 1.5 hours.
This apartment, located on the first floor of an old manor house which dates back to the 13th century, has been recently renovated.
A beautiful stone stairway leads you up to the apartment. Here you come to a hallway with access to the large double/twin bedroom. From the hallway there is a doorway to the lovely new terrace which was completed in March 2013. There is a large outdoor table with four comfortable chairs so guests are able to enjoy all their meals outside during the summer months. There is also an electric Weber BBQ for our guests use .From the terrace you have wonderful views up to the citadel and hilltop park.
Continuing along the hallway you come to the spacious lounge(with Satellite TV and DVD player) and to the open plan kitchen and dining room. Leading off from the lounge/dining area is the second bedroom. This bedroom has a very sunny aspect with large windows and a view towards the citadel park. The bathroom with toilet and bath/shower also lead off from the lounge/dining room next to the bedroom.
Guests have free highspeed "wifi" access from the apartment.
Apartment Sancie has central heating for the cooler months and access to the outdoor garden and internal courtyard with outdoor furniture. From the courtyard guests are able to access our small library with travel books and maps from the region.
At the entrance from the courtyard to apartments 1 and 2 there is a guest laundry.