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.
Apartment Eleanore : This apartment, located on the ground floor, has been recently renovated. It is located in an old manor house which dates back to the 13th century.
From the stone stairway you enter a large open plan kitchen which also includes the dining and lounge area in front of an open fireplace. The modern kitchen area is centred around a large granite work bench with lots of space.
From the lounge/ dining area you go up 2 stairs to another small sitting room which includes a satellite TV / DVD with a comfortable couch which can be folded out to form a double bed. This is an ideal extra bedroom for families with children. From the lounge/dining room you go through to the main double bedroom which has an en suite bathroom (toilet and shower).
The apartment has free high speed wifi.