Cet appartement, situé au rez-de-chaussée, a été récemment rénové. Il est situé dans un vieux manoir du 13ème siècle.
De l'escalier de pierre, vous entrez dans une grande cuisine ouverte qui comprend également la salle à manger et le salon devant une cheminée à foyer ouvert.
Le coin cuisine est centrée autour d'une grande table de travail en granit avec beaucoup d'espace.
Du salon, vous pouvez monter 2 marches pour accéder à une petite bibliothèque qui comprend une TV / DVD, chaîne stéréo et un canapé 3 places. Vous accédez également à la chambre double principale, qui contient une salle de bain (wc et douche).
Il y a de nombreux stationnements gratuits à environ 200 mètres de l'appartement, mais il est possible de s’y rendre devant en voiture pour décharger vos bagages. Ils sont situés dans une charmante maison en pierre le long d'une rue calme, pavée, qui mène à la Citadelle où un château du 13ème siècle trônait autrefois.
Aujourd'hui, la Chapelle de Notre Dame de Provence tient toute sa place et offre une vue magnifique sur la campagne environnante. La Citadelle, dont la colline est passionnément appréciée des habitants, est une véritable oasis de verdure au centre de la ville et un bel endroit de promenade aux aurores ou au crépuscule.
Forcalquier compte 4500 habitants. Les appartements se trouvent à 5 minutes à pied du centre ville. Ici, vous pouvez acheter tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour votre séjour : Il y a de nombreux boulangers, un boucher, un excellent magasin de fruits et légumes, une pâtisserie et une chocolaterie, 2 supermarchés, une épicerie fine et un très bon cellier (il y a aussi 2 grands supermarchés à chaque extrémité de la ville), 3 banques, un bureau de poste, 2 pharmacies et un marchand de journaux.
Il y a beaucoup de cafés, bars et restaurants. Nous avons une liste de ceux que nous recommandons et bien sûr, nous serons très heureux de vous indiquer ceux que nous utilisons avec nos groupes de randonneurs dans les villages voisins.
L'une des grandes attractions de Forcalquier est le marché du lundi matin. Il est le plus attrayant de la région et vous pouvez faire vos courses pour la semaine directement auprès des producteurs locaux. Vous y trouverez un grand choix de produits - fromages, fruits et légumes, pains biologiques, des herbes et des épices, du poisson frais de Marseille et aussi des tissus provençaux et de la poterie, etc.
Forcalquier est idéalement situé pour accéder aux sites touristiques à proximité: Avignon est à 1h30, Aix-en-Provence 1h, Marseille 1h30, Nice 2h30 et les Alpes centrales 1h30 heures. Il est préférable d'avoir une voiture. Si vous n'êtes pas motorisé il est possible de visiter toutes les villes mentionnées juste en utilisant les transports en commun.
Des bicyclettes peuvent aussi être louées en ville. La région de Forcalquier est célèbre pour son parcours cycliste merveilleux qui vous conduira jusqu'à Cavaillon près d'Avignon, une distance d'environ 100 kms. Sinon, il y a beaucoup de routes tranquilles qui conviennent pour les randonnées en vélo. Nous pouvons vous indiquer les meilleures en fonction de vos envies.
Il y a aussi 500 kms de sentiers de randonnée balisés dans la région. La zone forme un carré bordé par deux chaînes de montagnes au Nord et au Sud et par deux rivières à l'Est et l'Ouest. La grande variété de paysages influencée à la fois par le climat continental des Alpes et le climat méditerranéen du sud en fait un endroit idéal pour la marche. Nous serons heureux de vous conseiller les itinéraires.
Commentaires de locataires
El apartamento es muy agradable,cómodo y muy bien equipado, El único inconveniente es que el lavabo esta en la habitación principal por lo que las personas que duermen en la otra habitación si quieren ir al lavabo a media noche tienen que entrar al dormitorio principal."
The apartment is very nice, comfortable and very well equipped, the only drawback is that the bathroom is in the main room so that people who sleep in the other room if they want to go to the bathroom at midnight have to enter the master bedroom - Translated from Spanish
Rita from Barcelona, Spain - 07/2017
Perfect location, and lovely apartment with everything we needed. Right in the center of town on a quintessential cobbled French village street. We were able to take many cycling trips right from the door to see the lavender and sunflowers and other quaint towns. We fell in love with Provence and it's people during our stay."
Sue from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - 07/2017
Appartement très beau
Appartement très beau et très agréable avec une cour fleurie que nous avons beaucoup apprécié et dont nous avons pu profiter. Situation géographique parfaite en plein centre de Forcalquier, proche des commerces mais très calme. L'accueil par Cécile a été excellent même si nous n'avons pas eu le plaisir de rencontrer Graeme et Gabriela."
Very beautiful and very nice apartment with a flowery courtyard that we enjoyed and we enjoyed. Perfect location in the center of Forcalquier, close to shops but very quiet. The welcome by Cécile was excellent even though we did not have the pleasure to meet Graeme and Gabriela. - Translated from French Jean-Yves from Villeurbanne, France - 05/2017
We had a great week in this charming flat. The apartment is in a quiet street but just a few steps from restaurants and shops. It has a lovely balcony with great views on the beautiful garden, the hills of the Citadelle and the Luberon. The other rooftop terrace is ideal to sunbathe and offers great views on the Lurs region. The apartment has everything one needs and is decorated with great taste. Graeme welcomed us warmly and gave us good advice on the surroundings. We really hope to get back."
Falco from USA - 05/2017
Situation parfaite, cadre dépaysant et authentique, tout le confort! Très bien!"
Perfect location, exotic and authentic, all comfort! Very good! - Translated from French Caroline from Vailly-sur-Sauldre, France - 04/2017
This is a fantastic property - you could literally not ask for more charm in the village location. The apartment is very spacious and very well appointed; with anything you could want or need to make it feel that you are at home. The hosts are so friendly, helpful and gracious - they made us feel completely welcome, and gave us excellent advice on where to hike in the area as well as driving tips and so forth. The village is utterly charming, tranquil without being boring (not at all) and is definitely a place we would love to return to. Thank you to Graeme and Gabriela for making our week in Provence such a special time!"
Mary from Ruislip, United Kingdom - 04/2017
We'll be back
Thanks Graeme, for making us feel very welcome in Forcalquier. We'll be back. Enjoy your time in Australia. Kind regards."
Myrthe from Eltville, Germany - 10/2016
First rate accommodation
First rate accommodation. Best host we have encountered. Arrived a little early, they walked with us to our car, drove us to the best parking and helped carry our luggage. Beyond the greeting, the place is exactly as pictured. Stunning courtyard! Great shower and kitchen."
Jon from Nashville, Tenessee, USA - 09/2016
Really lovely apartment in a great town. Very comfortable and clean. Definitely recommend staying here."
Nikki from London, United Kingdom - 09/2016
We enjoyed our stay at Forcalquier very much. Beautiful town with a great buzz. Apartment perfect location for town access."
Christian from Olney, United Kingdom - 08/2016
More than met my expectations
This is a charming apartment at the very heart of Forcalquier. It is very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners provide access to maps and guides to the town and local region. There are plenty of local walks of varying distances, all easily navigable with an excellent signing system. The apartment more than met my expectations, and I would recommend it strongly to those who want to be at the centre of this lively, picturesque town."
Bob from Oxford, United Kingdom - 08/2016
Spacious and well appointed
The apartment is charming - one of a number surrounding an internal courtyard. It is tastefully renovated & has real character. It is spacious & well appointed. It is literally a minute's walking to the centre of town & parking is 2 minutes away. We would have preferred that wi-fi was available within the apartment - it was available in the common room across the courtyard and there was no video signal for the TV."
Patti from Melbourne, Australia - 08/2016
Great flat in a very nice location. The village is an easy distance to many great locations, and the flat gives you a great ambiance for such a historical location. Clean, timely, and very enjoyable!"
Katrina from London, United Kingdom - 08/2016
Quiet and peaceful
Such a beautiful apartment in the best part of Forcalquier close to the citadel. Quiet and peaceful but also a very close walk to all the shops and restaurants. The internal courtyard is stunning as well."
Hannah from Hackney, United Kingdom - 08/2016
This was a great experience, Gabriela met us as arranged and directed us to the apartment where we unloaded our car and then we were able to park in the area Gabriela advised. The apartment was well furnished and had all the amenities advertised, we were moved to a bigger apartment at no extra cost due to a double booking and we appreciated the extra space. the wifi worked well once we worked out the correct password, the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms well appointed. One of the better accommodations during seven weeks in Europe. gabriela was very helpful with suggestions and recommendations and lent us a map for our trip to Verdon Gorge."
Chris and Sue from New Zealand - 07/2016
We enjoyed our stay at Forcalquier very much. Beautiful town with a great buzz. Apartment perfect location for town access."
Marie-Eve from Montreal, Canada - 06/2016
Merci à Gabriela et Graeme pour ce merveilleux séjour. Nous avons passé un moment très agréable, tout est joli, confortable et bien pensé. C'est un endroit à part. Difficile d'en partir! Amicalement."
Thank you to Gabriela and Graeme for a wonderful stay. We had a lovely time, everything is beautiful, comfortable and well thought out. It is a place apart. Hard to get! Sincerely, Laurent & Bénédicte - Translated from French Laurent & Bénédicte from Laxou, France - 11/2015
We had another great time in this lovely apartment in Forcalquier. Natalie was extremely helpful this visit and Graeme communicated with me several times to make sure we had everything we needed for a nice stay there. We could not improve on our review of our last stay in May 2013. Forcalquier is a beautiful little town with everything one might need within close reach and it is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful region of Haute-de-Provence about an hour north of Aix-en-Provence."
Ken from Seattle, Washington, USA - 09/2015
A lovely stay!
Our hosts were away during our visit but they were very helpful and left us with lots of advice for seeing Provence. They arranged for a family friend to meet us and show us around the apartment, which all went without a hitch. The apartment was as described... Comfortable bed, clean bathroom and so on. Parking is free and just up the road. From Forcalquier, the Gorges du Verdon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are all within driving distance, as well as the Luberon. In the town itself, there is a lovely little creperie and a traditional French restaurant both within 2 minutes walk, and the apartment is just minutes from the town square (home to an amazing market on Monday mornings) or a short walk up to the citadel for views of the surrounding countryside. A lovely stay! Thank you."
Emily from London, UK - 09/2015
Perfectly corresponds to the description. Beautiful old building lovingly restored by the owners, in the center of the old village. So calm and peaceful while at the same time being 2 mins away from the restaurants, squares and new parts of town. The apartment has been carefully decorated and fitted out and the little terrace was a delight!"
An from Versailles, France - 08/2015
Fantastic location, couldn't be better for the city. Extremely spacious flat - everything in the kitchen you could possibly want, comfortable bed and the courtyard is a lovely bonus. It was super clean, beautifully decorated and a real home away from home. We really enjoyed our stay and are so glad we picked this place for our time in Forcalquier. On foot you are two seconds from the centre of town, but only 2 minutes walk from parking from which you can easily get to and from by car. Graeme was really communicative and so helpful beforehand and they have tons of local knowledge with a great book of recommendations in the flat. 100% recommend!"
Caeli from London, UK - 07/2015
We felt right at home
My fiance and I were looking for a quiet town in Provence to spend a relaxing couple of days. Graeme's apartment turned out to be the ideal place for us, and we were just so happy being there. Graeme is a professional host and has all the information you'd want about the area, including maps. He gave us some great recommendations on where to eat and hike during our stay. We even spent one evening chatting/drinking with Graeme and he was so gracious to invite us into his home. The apartment itself is ideal - we felt right at home. The street was very quiet, though just around the corner from the center of town. The wifi wasn't accessible in the rooms, but we could use it in his beautiful courtyard. Forcalquier is not far from the main highway, but it wasn't overrun with tourists, nor was it too quiet. There were plenty of restaurants, shops and even live music at night. We really wanted to extend our stay, but unfortunately he already had the unit reserved. We highly recommend his place to anyone exploring Provence."
Julie & Jeff from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - 08/2014
Idéal pour nous
Nous avons passé un merveilleux moment à Forcalquier grâce à cet appartement qui était vraiment idéal pour nous. Le salon, la cuisine américaine, la salle de bains, la chambre et la petite salle TV sont vraiment bien agencés et séjourner dans cet appartement fût très agréable. Graeme a été très accueillant, et la région est vraiment magnifique. Etant motard, les routes aux alentours sont vivement conseillées pour de longues ballades :) Quand nous reviendrons dans la région nous choisirons surement à nouveau cet hôte."
We had a wonderful time in Forcalquier with this apartment which was ideal for us. The living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and small TV room are really well arranged and stay in this apartment was very nice. Graeme was very welcoming, and the area is really beautiful. Being biker roads around are highly recommended for long walks :) When we come back in the area we probably choose again this host. - Translated from French Franck from Nice, France - 08/2014
We wanted to immediately return
We wanted to immediately return, when we had just arrived. What a great place to find in South of France! Graeme set up an easy meeting point for when we arrived. The apartment was in perfect - and charming - condition. It was much better in person than even the pictures, and we thoroughly enjoyed the courtyard for a post-market lunch and siesta. The location is two blocks from the very center of the town but very quiet except for the few church bells. We would recommend this apartment to anyone, but especially people staying longer than a day or two. The kitchen is a real treat, so plan to make a few meals. Also ideal space with a toddler."
Jacquelyn from Sydney, Australia - 08/2014
Far exceeded our expectations
Graeme and Gabriela's house in Forcalquier far exceeded our expectations. Not only was Forcalquier one of most charming Provencal towns we'd experienced, but the apartment was perfectly decorated and nicely situated on historical Rue St. Mary (steps away from the Citadelle). Graeme was a tremendous host (as Gabriela was traveling) and gave us wonderful recommendations for the surrounding area. The house is literally 50 steps from centre ville and various cafes and shops. The Monday market is not to be missed, if you have the opportunity to stay at their house. We highly recommend the house, Forcalquier and our hosts. We'll be back again soon."
Roya & Andrew from New York, USA - 05/2014
Perfect accommodation for a gourmet food getaway. The flat is well equipped and caters to foodies with every type of cooking utensil available. The pictures are an accurate reflection of the flat. It has a gorgeous garden sitting area with ample of candles to have romantic dinners. Flat is centrally located from cafes and shops. Perfect location for the Monday market, which is an absolute must to see and buy lots of local French goodies. The owners are super responsive and a breeze to deal with."
Larissa from London, UK - 07/2013
Biggest showers in southern France
I'm not certain that we could stumble upon more gracious hosts than Graeme & Gabriela, to start off our break in Provence. From the outset Graeme was very generous with his knowledge of the region and thanks to him we discovered incredible parts of Provence that weren't on our radar. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well equipped, including one of the biggest showers in southern France. We will most definitely book in for a longer stay on our next trip!"