On the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, hidden away behind the pines and strawberry trees of Provence, stands Villa Cristobal. A former country house, the villa has been entirely refitted in absolute accordance with the precepts of the architect Rudy Ricciotti. The result is edifying: a harmonious alliance of local architectural traditions, creativity and postmodernism.Learn more
Villa Cristobal stands ready to receive its guests at the top of three parallel flights of steps, revealing its whole majesty before you even step through its door. Extensive French style gardens, set out below the level of the house and designed in the style of the great French landscape architect André Le Nôtre, complete the impression of grandeur that reigns over the whole property. The swimming pool, built in what was once an ornamental lake, and the estate's tennis court are located a little further away, concealed amongst the large rowan trees.
Villa Cristobal, displaying definite classical influences in its construction, only reveals the full extent of its wonders once you are within its walls. It is only then that you can appreciate just how much skill has been employed in order to create as harmonious an alliance of the traditional and the modern as possible. The organically designed light fittings provide a counterpoint to the traditional tiling, whilst the neomodernist seating echoes the sumptuous period mouldings. The tour of the house, during which works of art by Cesar Arman, Gilli and Di Rosa can be seen, begins at the house's vestibule, from where the large lounge and its patio can very quickly be reached. Guests are free to use both the gym, with its wonderful wooden exercise machines, and the home cinema system.
The first floor houses two large master bedrooms, designed in the same spirit and each equipped with its own bathroom, and a guest room and apartment for short-stay visitors. If necessary, an additional bed can be made up for guests in the study.
Villa Cristobal, a haven of peace and tranquillity amidst fields of olive trees, offers the chance to live in the manner of Marcel Pagnol, but with the added bonus of luxury.
This property has the following amenities. Please note that your concierge will be able to answer any other need you might have.
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