Les Marchands 2, Apt, Provence

Period apartment for 2+1 in the heart of town

Living room with kitchen on the right.
 
Living room and dining table from the kitchen end.

The apartment forms the second floor up of an 18th-century town house on Apt's main pedestrian street. All the life of this typical Provence market town is right on the doorstep, from cafes and restaurants to the biggest weekly market in the Luberon. The apartment sleeps 2, plus 1 on the sofa-bed if needed. (Minimum age is 14).

Kitchen. Bathroom with shower and bath.

The living room and kitchen are open-plan with big windows giving plenty of light. The traditional floor tiles and beams are retained along with modern fixtures and furnishing There are a sofa and armchairs, and TV with casting facility so you can connect your own device. The sofa can convert into a double sofa-bed for an additional guest. There is also the option of an addditional bedroom with bathroom across the landing from this apartment, for 50 euros/night.

The kitchen has oven, 4-ring stove, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and toaster, as well as a dining table. Off the courtyard downstairs is a laundry room for the two apartments in the building, with washing machine/dryer and a freezer, as well as picnic equipment and space for storing bikes.

Bedroom. Bedroom with window to inner courtyard side.

The bedroom with a 1.4m/4.6ft-wide bed looks out to the internal courtyard, which means it is quiet. The bathroom has a clawfoot bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC.

 

Colourful and calm inner courtyard.

On the ground floor of the building is the interior courtyard garden offering calm outside space in the centre of town. This is a shared space with Les Marchands 1 and has chairs and tables, and an antique day-bed.



The Location

Scenes from the market town of Apt .

The apartment is in the heart of the market town of Apt, which is in the middle of the Luberon region. Everything in Apt is an easy walk away. There is the biggest street market of the Luberon on Saturdays. Apt also has supermarkets, cinema, all sorts of specialist stores, restaurants and cafes. Amid the Provencal architecture Apt is a real working town, a good place to embed yourself in local life.

Close by are the famed perched villages of the Luberon - Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Oppede le vieux, Bonnieux, and Goult, as well as the less-known but beautiful St Saturnin les Apt, Saignon, Caseneuve, Joucas and Murs. The Luberon natural park is a small region with a high concentration of beautiful Provence landscapes - the lavender, vineyards and orchards, and dotted around are the medieval hill-top villages.

A day-trip away are Avignon, Aix en Provence, Arles, Nimes, Marseille, Les Baux de Provence, the French Riviera, and the Rhone Wine Trail.

Nearby villages: the castle at Lourmarin, shopping in Roussillon, and a street in Goult.

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Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : AK

Netherlands

Date of stay: 2020-08-29

Special place to stay in Luberon

The apartment is located in the very center of old city of Apt. It's very convenient to explore the Luberon area from here if you're traveling by car. Quite large and totally free parking is just a 3 minutes walk away. There are several nice restaurants, bakeries and other shops nearby. The apartment itself is just perfect: spacious, beautifully decorated, cosy and sparkling clean. There are many nice details, the kitchen is very well equipped and the bathroom is really special (there is even salt for the bath). The only thing that it would be nice to have is A/C as it can get really hot. The whole building belongs to the hosts, so there is a nice small patio where you can stay with your cup of tea or glass of wine. As well it's possible to use the washing machine in the common area. Jen and Chris are very friendly hosts who provide you all the necessary information and help. We would definitely stay here again!

Reviewed by : CW

England

Date of stay: 2020-08-29

Never wanted to leave

A beautiful apartment with a really authentic yet luxury feeling about it. I spent hours in the amazing bath! The four poster bed made us feel so glamorous with a huge bonus of looking out into the gorgeous courtyard. The kitchen/living area was huge and had everything we needed to cook our meals if we didn’t want to explore. Amazing!

Reviewed by : EE

France

Date of stay: 2020-09-01

Cosy and charming apartment

The apartment in the pedestrian centre of Apt is both functional with all the necessary equipment and also decorated with great charm. Beautiful bedroom with four-poster bed, comfortable, overlooking a calm interior courtyard with a small fountain and plants .... Beautiful bathroom with both bathtub and separate shower.

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Weekly Rates


WeeklyNightly
April - September600 euros90 euros
October - March530 euros80 euros


Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, WiFi internet, and after-stay clean. Visitor tax is not included.

To secure a booking you would send a 25% deposit, with the balance payable 30 nights before your stay.

There is a refundable security deposit of 150 euros against any breakages or damage.
 Rental periods are 3 nights minimum April-September and 2 nights minimum October-March.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The apartment is for a maximum of 3 people, minimum age is 14. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.


Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.



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