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Lovely and charming typical provencal Mas located in the village of Fontvieille, at the crossroads of unique sites where Alphonse Daudet and Van Gogh spent times. The Mas of Meridies is located nearby cities of Les Baux de Provence, Maussane les Alpilles, St Remy de Provence, Arles and the Camargue . Claude & Véronique the owners will tell you about their Provence, the Village of Fontvieille (Alphonse Daudet village). Discover our lunch or dinner with typical "Provencal Gourmets Cooking". Enjoy our little Provencal garden, our Florentin Cyprès, our swimming pool in summer !
B&B Description:Built in 19th century for the first part of the mas, le Mas de Meridies is a charming typical Provence country house.It is located in the Golden Area of the Alpilles (St-Remy de Provence, Eygalières, Maussane, Fontvieille).Meridies is the latin word of "Midi"in french, used usually to describe Le Midi de la France (Provence, Côte d'Azur).The village of Fontvieille :a gate-away to La Vallée des Baux.
The massif of the Alpilles spreads miles of acres in pine forest and guarrigue allowing connexion towards all the marvellous places of Provence.
The proximity of the medieval village of The Baux de Provence, the ancient past of Saint Rémy, the roman Arles, encourage trekking and give Fontvieille and the Alpilles, one of their most beautiful pages of history.His owner maximises comfort and
pleasure by providing a rental house entirely renovated, decorated and furnished ready-to-rent
and live during your holidays.
A little History
Located 9 kms of Arles, in the heart of Provence, door Les Baux de Provence Valley, its origin date back to primitive times. The village was formed by the quarrymen who settled around the old fountain (Font Vella), stone cutting in the mass of rock on which is built the village. This operation allowed the village to prosper and reached its peak during the XIX century to the 1860s, when the construction of Marseille.
The Village of Alphonse Daudet
The hills that surround it, planted with local species Provencal flavors mingle with those of thyme, rosemary and lavender. They are dominated by the four old windmills sung by Alphonse Daudet, whereby the reputation of Fontvieille is established worldwide.
The "Lettres de mon moulin", translated into all languages, have raised countless readers, and it is hundreds of thousands of visitors come every year to admire the scene and the famous windmill that inspired author " Seguin's goat "and many other tales that charmed childhood.Lovely and charming typical provencal Mas located in the village of Fontvieille, about 500 m of the shops (Bakery, Grocery, little supermarket, cinema, bistros, etc..)., at the crossroads of unique sites where Alphonse Daudet and Van Gogh spent times. This traditional Provencal stone Mas is equipped with a swimming pool with water processing with salt avoiding the use of chemical products for its upkeep. The Mas of Meridies is located nearby cities (Arles 10 mms), Saintes Maries de la Mer Camargue (40kms), Avignon (40mn) and St-Remy de Provence (15 Kms)
His owner has entirely renovated this Mas since 2011, decorated and furnished to maximize confort and pleasure, to create different themes inside this typical house such the Room Baroque, The English Living Room, The Romantic Living Room. The Provencal & Romantic Rooms and the best, the old & typical Kitchen equiped with a large chimney and his theme "Vineyards & Wines", the Mas is located in a famous areaof vineyards (the wine of the Alpilles) such Chateau d'Estoublon in Fontvieille. This charming seasonal rental will appeal to you by its authenticity, typical old Provencal Mas and typical garden with wonderful italian cypress (Florence). Charming Pool House and external Lounge Living to complete your holidays in a magnificent and typical Mas of Provence.