LOFT +Terrace+ PARKING - AIX center home swap
Loft style apartment, one bedroom , A/C , in the historical centre of Aix-en-Provence, on 3rd and last floor of an ancient building with a private parking, 100 m from flat. IDEAL FOR A COUPLE !
Within seconds walk of what makes life in Aix-en-Provence so special : cafés with sunny terrasses on Cours Mirabeau, myriads of restaurants (French, Greek, Japanese, Indian, etc...) at the footstep of the flat, : cinemas,concert hall, supermarkets, pharmacies, theatres, elegant shops, and ...daily Provencal farmers' market for fresh fruits, vegies, cheese, honey, flowers, etc...
From Aix, you will be able to reach Marseille (30 km), European Capital of Culture in 2013, by train or coach (1€50 for over 65 years old ), a stunning town, picturesque and highly cultural, but also the French Riviera (Cannes, Monaco, Nice) within an hour 1/2 drive. Also the Camargue for wild nature and bird watching, the seaside with beaches and spectacular cliffs (Cassis), the cedar forest of the Luberon. Within 30 min. drive, also, not to be missed, Avignon, once the capital of Popes and Arles the Roman marvel.
Also, five minutes walk from Coach Station (shuttle to TGV station & airport) and Aix Train Station. 30 meters from city public transport hub and Taxi station.
This flat has character and charm but it is on the "unconventionnal" side (split levels in the living area in a loft arrangement, high ceilings in living room).
Ideal for a couple, the apartment has one double bedroom, with a double bed, cupboards and desk, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living area (loft style, with A/C) with sitting, dining and study areas, and a flowery terrace, equipped with table and chairs. A second bedroom / study is available, for storage of suitcases, ironing board and eventually, for a third visiting adult to spend a couple of nights (single bed).
Bright, clear and calm..., very calm.... as it overlooks a courtyard. Quiet street and safe environment. In the epicenter of Aix-en-Provence! The private parking space, 2' walk away, is invaluable as parking in Aix is expensive and scarce... and the quiet street alllows to load and unload the car, if needed, by temporarily parking at my building footstep.
- Laundry machine (no dryer)
- Dish washer
- Electric cooker / Oven / Coffee (filter) machine
- Micro wave / Kettle / Toaster /
- Heating/Air conditioning unit
- Internet / Free Wifi / free phone calls to land-line numbers in Europe, US, Canada
- Linens+ towels provided
- Kitchen and Bath basics (spices, oil, vinegar - soap, shampoo) etc.. provided
- Cleaning basics provided (vacuum cleaner, plastic
- Ironing equipment
- CD players, radio,
- Use of computer + non stop WIFI
- Car exchange possible (under certain conditions : valid licence)
- No TV
About the location
Located in a quiet street, with hardly any traffic (outskirt of pedestrian zone), in the heart of historic Aix en Provence, just behind the main square (Place Ch. de Gaulle) and Tourist Office. 5' walk from Train Station, Coach Station and Taxis.
Also, 1' walk from Cours Mirabeau, the Aix "Champs Elysees", with cinemas (English version), theatres (retransmission of Met/NY and NTL), and concert hall.
Easy shopping for fresh and local food (daily farmers' market), bread and croissants, butcher, fish and cheese mongers, Pharmacies, medics, physio, nurses, within 2'min walk. Hospital or Clinic 10'. All types of restaurant, takeaway (libanese, japanese, chinese), italian, greek, and typical "French" cuisine. Elegant fashion shops and supermarkets / mall within 5' walk.
Safe environment and friendly neighbourhood.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Non Simultaneous Exchange
- Open to Offers
- Long Term Exchange
- Hospitality Exchange
- Housesitting Offered
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- No pets allowed
- No small children
- Garage / Parking
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Scuba diving
- Rock climbing
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Marseille or Nice
Nearest city: AIX / MARSEILLE / NICE
Property type: Apartment
Location type: Urban