The village of Eguilles and Provence

Our house is just outside the village of Eguilles. At the bottom of the page is a map to Eguilles.

Eguilles has a fine bakery, vegetable and fruit markets, butcher and regional specialty shops.

In a 10 km drive you are in the center of Aix-en-Provence, where you can stroll along the Cours Mirabeau and have a cup of coffee at the "Deux Garçons" where Paul Cézanne frequently stopped before starting yet another painting of Mount Sainte Victoire.

Throughout the summer the region surrounding Aix hosts a panorama of musical, artistic, and theatrical events, includin the Festival of Aix-en-Provence (opera, concerts, and theatre). The piano festival of La Roque d'Antheron, the summer festival of Avignon (theatre and music), and others almost too numerous to mention.

Traditional Dance in Aix-en-Provence

Larger towns nearby include Avignon, Arles, St. Remy de Provence and Marseille.

To the north is the Luberon Regional Park, a large area of scenic mountains and villages, including Lourmarin, Cucuron, Lauris, Ansouis, Bonnieux Lacoste, Gordes, Apt, Ménerbes, and Roussillon, to name just a few.

The Calanques near Marseille

The Camargue to the west is a large flat open area with wetlands, sand dunes, marshes; there are many native birds and the famous white Camargue horses.

Cassis and Bandol, to the south on the Mediterranean coast are an easy hour's drive away (80 kms approx). One can rent a boat at Cassis or book a passage on a tour and visit the calanques for a pleasant day on the water.

The French Riviera with Antibes, Cannes with its famous film festival, Nice, and St. Tropez are all a daytrip from here.

We are approximately a 30 minute drive from the closest beach on the Mediterranean, 30 km from Marseille, and 80 km from Avignon or Arles.

You can be in Paris, Spain or Italy in just 3 hours on the TGV (high-speed train). The Aix TGV station is conveniently situated about 15 km south of Eguilles and the Marseille-Provence International Airport (MRS) just another 10 km further down the road.