Stay in a spectacular artist’s residence and experience a bohemian yet luxurious way of life surrounded by creativity, charm and beauty. Just outside the stylish town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, you will receive a warm welcome in this magical and unique sanctuary. With eight bedrooms and magnificent living and dining space, Le Mas de l’Artiste is ideal for family gatherings or unique holidays with friends.
The 18th century Provencal farmhouse is adorned with fascinating works of art, including a superb mosaic floor in one of the two living rooms, created by a celebrated artist in the 1950s. Across the house and gardens you will find quirky sculptures, interesting paintings and fashionable pieces dating back to the mid twentieth century. Art lovers will appreciate the location so near St-Rémy, a town which has attracted artists for years, the most famous being Vincent Van Gogh who painted ‘Starry Night’ during his time here.
There are six en-suite bedrooms in the main house, each beautifully furnished, styled with colourful exuberance and fragranced individually with a carefully selected perfume, whilst the en-suite bathrooms are scented with the finest Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte products. There are two further bedrooms and one bathroom in the separate beautifully converted sheep barn, they would be ideal for staff or possibly older teenagers craving independence. Throughout the house only the finest quality shines through, there is air-conditioning, heating, Wi-Fi and high-end features such as a Bose sound system and Safe Sound speakers.
The vast terraced grounds offer yet more dreamy experiences such as the gentle sounds of the fountains by the pond, the heavenly scents of Provençal herbs and the stunning views of the Alpilles Natural Park that surround you. The heated pool is the perfect place to relax and long warm evenings can be spent poolside serving cocktails from the rather glamorous 1970s oval bar in the summer kitchen.
The warm and attentive owners are on hand as a personal guide and to ensure you have everything you desire for your holiday. They take great pride in providing an exceptional level of service and can arrange a number of bespoke experiences, no matter how unique, from spa and beauty treatments in the villa’s own wellness area, yoga and pilates in the serene gardens to private shopping tours to little known places, glider flights above the Alpilles and food immersion experiences from farm to table. Dedicated staff can be arranged, such as private chefs and a chauffeur service, amongs others.
The philosophy here is simple - experience unique luxury and the 'slow life' in the heart of beautiful Provence and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Just outside the stylish town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (2.7km), Le Mas de l’Artiste is nestled in the heart of Provence with over 5000m2 of grounds with stunning views and direct access to Les Alpilles Natural Park.
St-Rémy is well known for being popular with artists, many live in the area and display or sell their works of art in the village’s art galleries. The most famous artist of all has to be Vincent Van Gogh who checked himself into the asylum St Paul de Mausole, which can be visited today, and created 150 paintings including ‘Starry Night’. In the summer months, on selected Sundays, the ‘Route des Artistes’ fills with local artists showing off their work creating a wonderful and bustling atmosphere.
The town is also famous for its many restaurants, from down to earth bistros found on pretty narrow streets to Michellin starred establishments. The surrounding countryside is rich with olive groves and vineyards with private tours and tastings easily arranged. Food lovers, don’t miss the market on a Wednesday morning!
There are various festivities taking place across the year including the town’s biggest festival around 15th August which includes bull running, Camargue horse displays, street performers and local musicians. Other highlights of the town include two museums and the archaeological remains dating back to 2nd century BC at the Glanum site just south of the town.
The small but lively city of Avignon (22km) is worthy of a visit during your stay. Explore the winding medieval streets, experience further excellent dining opportunities and visit two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Pope’s Palace and Saint Benezet Bridge. The covered market offers all sorts of delights or head to the weekend farmers, flower and flea markets for wonderful local produce and a bargain or two. The bohemian quarter of the city, just next to the Sorgue river, has more of a village atmosphere with its artists, musicians, cafes and wine-bars.
You are of course in the heart of this formidable area of vineyards, idyllic hilltop villages, world-renowned towns, and summer landscapes of sunflowers. Baux-de-Provence (10km), one of France’s acclaimed ‘plus beaux villages’ and Van Gogh’s precious Arles (30km), are both within easy reach. Gordes (35km) is yet another one of the beautiful villages worth visiting with stunning architecture, set in the outstanding Luberon region, surrounded by lavender fields in the summer months.
Those looking for activity have so much on their doorstep. There is both horse-riding and golf within a short drive and both the immediate and wider area are a walkers and cyclists paradise with stunning countryside and landscapes. Older children will love kayaking in the Sorgue and there are plenty of other family friendly activities throughout the region from model railways, open castles to trekking across the tree tops and visiting a zoo.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
Services included in the rental rate:
- Welcome basket with fruit and flowers from local growers, Nespresso coffee capsules and Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte products
- Four hours of daily maid service
- Pool, garden and outdoor amenities maintenance
- Detailed information book about the home and surrounding area
- Personal concierge available to organise any aspect of your stay
Bespoke extras available at this property:
- Daily breakfasts
- Private chef whether a one off occasion or your whole stay
- Regular deliveries of shopping including high-quality produce
- Your choice of wine and spirits
- Additional maid service
- Service staff
- A guide and/or chaffeur service
- Private transfers (airport, station, heliport)
- Car hire, including vintage convertibles
- Event planning
- Massages and beauty treatments in the wellness centre at the home
- Yoga and pilates and dynamic walking
- Sapssaie (a discipline from Provence)
- Cocoon coaching
- Private shopper
- Tours of the area (shops, markets, private gardens, vineyards, olive farms, museums etc.
- Glider flights above Alpilles
- Cookery classes with celebrated local chefs
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!