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Beautiful, Newly Renovated Condo with 180 Deg Views of Ruins

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 110 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Air Conditioned Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We would love to welcome you to our condo. It is located in the very heart of Vaison-la-Romaine, only a few moments away from shops, boulangeries, cafes and restaurants; the famous Tuesday market is literally right out the door.

The condo, which we entirely renovated in 2010, is located on the third floor of our building—providing extensive, eye-popping views of the ancient Roman Ruins. (There is a lift, if you prefer not to walk up.) Our own apartment is located just below you on the second floor, so we are nearby if you have questions or need help. We are a French couple, and we love receiving renters from other countries and greatly enjoy having them in Vaison.

Open the double doors in the living room, pull up a chair, and gaze at the ruins while you have your apèro. Or if you prefer, there is a very large, comfortable shaded terrace with seating area and coffee table, plus a large table and chairs for meals. The condo is spacious—1,100 sq ft. The living and dining areas are very large and are furnished with authentic, Provencal walnut antiques. The television (with English language channels) is in the living room. The dining table seats 6-8 comfortably.

We have a fireplace in the living room; on cool evenings we would be happy to have a fire burning for you when you return from the day’s activities, if you would like.

In warm weather, “volets” (shutters) are used in Provence on the doors and windows help keep rooms cool; we also have air conditioning in the living and dining areas, plus in the bedrooms. The terrace has a large shade so it is a great place to relax. In Provence it is also unusual to have a large terrace in the center of town.

We have two large air conditioned bedrooms, each equipped with its own very classy and modern Italian tiled bathroom. Each bathroom has a large, comfortable shower (no tiny French shower enclosures here) and a hair dryer is supplied. Beds are 140 cm ( 56“.) An additional powder room is next to the kitchen.

A laundry room has a clothes washer. The well-equipped kitchen is close to the terrace, providing easy access for outdoor meals. We restored the condo with the highest quality, and are proud to offer it to you. When you reserve our condo, we will send you a list of shops in the area, and a list of the best restaurants, prepared by our friend, food critic and teacher (and part-time local resident,) Patricia Wells.

Our rental fees vary by season, and are all inclusive, unlike most other French rentals. We do not charge any additional fees for bed or bath linens, for wifi, or housekeeping.

The condo is entirely non-smoking, and it is not appropriate for children.

Please ask if you would like additional photos.

Keywords: flat, apartment, townhome

More Details

Viviani Colette et Jean Claude
Member since: 2011
Speaks french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Vaison-la-Romaine, France

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large bath of Italian tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large bath of Italian tile
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) Bed is 56' wide.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Meeting point in Vaison: If you arrive from Avignon TGV train station by car: At the exit of the train station follow the direction of Orange Bedarrides Courthezon. You will arrive at a big roundabout in Bedarrides, take the D907 and follow the direction of Orange Courthezon, keep straight forward, you will see the Cellier des princes of Orange (big wine house). Then an other big roundabout, take the D950 and follow the direction of Carpentras Vaison la Romaine. To finish follow city center and try to find the carpark of the cathedral Notre Dame de Nazareth. Then, When you arrive in Vaison, you park at the carpark Notre Dame de Nazareth in front of the Biocop shop and then you call us on the 06 07 55 13 25 with a french mobil phone or 00 33 6 07 55 13 25 with any other cell phone. Then you tell us your name and then we will pick you up. My husband will take in charge of your lugages and me I'll show you the way to get to the appartement (less than 5minutes walking).


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Beautiful, Newly Renovated Condo with 180 Deg Views of Ruins
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Lovely apt, great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot, very nice owners, would highlyrecommend

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

A full two bedroom apartment with full kitchen, dining room and living room.. Very charming in every way. Hosts were so helpful and delightful. Amazing view of the Roman ruins. We loved this place!

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leslie et sa soeur ont été des hôtes adorables ,et d'une grande gentillesse.Nous souhaitons peut-être les revoir pour un autre séjour dans notre belle Provence.
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Merion, PA

A Wonderful Vaison Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We returned for the second time to Colette and Jean Claude's apartment and enjoyed it even more this past summer. They are warm and caring hosts and provided for all our needs. There is ample room and light to sit and read in the evening and we particularly appreciated the very large and modern bathroom We were able to dine on the terrace for every meal and the space also accommodated our daughter and family who were visiting Vaison during the first week of our vacation. The location is spectacular, overlooking the ruins, and just a few minutes from the center of town and the swimming pool. We are already dreaming about returning!

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonjour, Comme d'habitude, Phyllis et Peter sont égaux à eux même.D'une gentillesse et d'agréables hôtes.Nous sommes heureux que leur séjour a été un agréable moment pour eux.C'est avec joie que nous aurons le plaisir à les recevoir à nouveau. Colette et Jean-Claude.
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

From the time that Collette and Jean-Claude met us and escorted us to their wonderful property to the end of our visit when they escorted us at 6:00 a.m. approximately 30 miles out of town so that we wouldn't make a wrong turn, they were the epitome of perfect hosts. Even though, our group of 2 couples didn't speak much French, and they didn't speak much English, we connected totally the moment that we met. They welcomed us with hugs and a wonderful bottle of wine. They were always available for advice and guidance whenever we needed them. Our group has stayed in properties all over Europe, and we all agreed that the Vivani's apartment was absolutely perfect. It was a wonderful blend of antique and modern. Each bedroom was a great size with extremely modern en-suite bathrooms. The views from each front window of the property were amazing, especially as the sun set. We loved relaxing on the large patio, listening to the fountain and enjoying wine and appetizers. We have recommended this property to many of our friends, and we are hoping to come back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our second week long visit to the Vivani's Apartment. For our first visit there were 2 couples and it was very comfortable with each bedroom having spacious en-suite bathrooms. The village of Vaison is a gem and a great central location for taking day trips. The apartment is lovely and spacious with amazing views of the ruins in the front and a beautiful open patio in the rear. Jean-Claude and Collette are warm and welcoming hosts that offer an experience that feels like your home away from home. They have equipped the apartment with everything you should need to enjoy your stay and feel comfortable. As much as we love the apartment, it's the Vivani's warm welcome and friendship that makes the visit so special. We're looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul MN

Beautiful and spacious 2BR in a charming location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful 2BR overlooking the Roman ruins in Vaison-la-Romaine in October. Our hosts were wonderful--we speak very little French and they speak some English and notwithstanding our language barriers they were so warm and welcoming and had a bottle of wine waiting for us! The unit is beautifully decorated with interesting art and a charming patio area. We would highly recommend this unit in this charming Provence town.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
centre ville, commerce, cinema
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Avignon, Orange
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A7, Orange Sud
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
2 minutes away
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Mont Ventoux
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Cassis, Stes Maries de la Mer
Car: necessary

Wine Tasting in the fabulous Rhone Valley: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Cairanne, Rasteau, Beaumes-de-Venise, Votes du Ventoux, Le Luberon.

Private tours of wine regions or other areas of Provence are available with a local, experienced, bi-lingual American guide.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee AU$46.64 per person per night

The tariffs are Nets of loads, impots, and Taxes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made