Vaison-la-Romaine was a prosperous Roman town: the rich homes and the quality of the decoration that can still be admired today are evidence of this opulent period.
The Roman bridge, a major architectural monument, connects the lower town to the upper medieval town.
Our house, maison vaison, is ideally situated right in the historical centre of Vaison-la- Romaine, two-steps away from this famous 'Pont Roman'.
From the cosy terrace you have astonishing views to the historical 'haut village' with its castle.
Maison Vaison is one of the oldest houses in Vasion-la- Romaine, its history dates back to app. 1460!! During the past 2-years it has been restored with respect to details.
your view from the bedroom;
Located in the Haut-Vaucluse region, near the main motorway running through the Rhône area and the cities it serves, Vaison-la-Romaine is lucky enough to be situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean.
The town lies nestling in lush, fertile countryside and invites you to share in its heritage, celebrations and commercial activities, along with its well-preserved authenticity and lifestyle.
There are markets and fairs bringing local squares to life all the year round, offering an extraordinary range of goods : truffles, olives, tapenade, fruits bursting with sunshine, dessert grapes, “muscat du Ventoux”, aromatic plants, honey made from Provencal flowers, fougasse bread and sausages with olives.
The main Provençal market : every Tuesday morning This weekly market is full of the colours and flavours of the South of France, with up to 450 exhibitors in the summer season (arts and crafts, local goods, food stalls of all kinds, market garden produce, bazaars, textiles, etc) and sprawls out over the main squares and streets of the town.
This is an ancient tradition dating all the way back to 1483
The location of the house is in the very centre of Vaison-la-Romaine but very calm. The house is build on the rocks, and dates back to the 15th century (!), therefore being one of the oldest houses in Vaison. It is situated in a pleasant alley with flowers and plants.
A unique feature of our town-house is the sunny south-faced outdoor terrace of 22 sqm! This is indeed very rare within the centre of a village like Vaison.
Maison Vaison is situated in a protected heritage area of Vaison (Monuments Historiques et Immeubles protégés) and as such a classified monument.
The house itself (70 sqm in total) has in fact three stories, the cave being the lowest story, is carved-out in the rocks and has also a separate storage room with secured access (ideal for placing bicycles safely).
As of 1st September 2016 we have installed airconditioning throughout the house!
The house is accessed at the second story through the main door to the terrace. The terrace is south faced and has a phenomenal view towards the historical 'haut ville'.
You will no doubt appreciate the lounge chairs, plants and bbq we placed on the terrace.
We took special care of the interior design of the house. The cosy small living has a Vincent Sheppard couch, a flatscreen TV with all available internet TV channels through an Orange box, Canaldigitaal satellite reception for all Dutch/Belgian channels and hundreds others and AppleTV. Throughout the house free Wifi is available.
The main part of the ground floor (actually the first story) is taken by the kitchen. As this is a central place of the house we took special care to make it a cosy 'living' kitchen. With all new appliances (2015) like a Liebherr fridge with separate freezer, Siemens stove/5 burners, separate oven, Nespresso machine, washing machine, you will enjoy all of today's comforts.
On the first floor (2nd story), we have a little hall, the master bedroom with two new comfortable boxspring beds (2 x 90/200), a separate bathroom completely new (2017) in marble, with comfortable shower and toilet.
Since 2012 a local architect has been in charge to renovate the entire house in style. A complete new roof has been placed, all walls are now 'en-pierre' and the ceilings have been renovated. Furthermore all pluming and electrical wiring is new.
An interior decorator finished the interior, with style and attention for detail.
All floors have the original antique tomettes except for the kitchen where it was necessary to install a new (colorful) floor.
We can imagine you would like to rent our cosy house, so please get in contact with us.
We are certain you will appreciate and enjoy the comfort of our house, its ideal location, the city of Vaison and its heritage, The Mont Ventoux and not to forget the surroundings of Vaison-la-Romaine, with 'les plus beaux villages' such as Sablet, Seguret, Crestet, Vinsobres, Faucon, Nyons ....
Looking forward welcoming you,
Christine & Ruud van Heiningen
+33 6 77 73 59 68
Prices per week 2017, arrival Saturday*
low season October through March € 1.200
mid season April, May, June, September € 1.550
high season July and August € 2.450
mandatory end-cleaning € 40
* Would you like to rent for a 5-days minimum or wish to arrive on a different day of the week, we're flexible so please tell us your preferences.
All included, air conditioning, linnen, towels, Wifi, electricity, heating, local taxes etc.
Please note that the house is ideal for two persons.
Small pet is allowed. Large dogs we charge €10 per night.