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THE HOUSE

Welcome to Fontaine des Magnarelles

Where does the name of our Bastide come from?

 

A bit of history to understand! 

We are located in a green area covered by orchards and lavender, whose soil is animated by many small Sorgues, called the Sorguettes (small streams of water). The surrounding villages have kept the atmosphere of ancient times, and have kept the many fountains that once were highly active social places.

And also a bit of geography!

Our name is also inspired by the nearby village of Fontaine de Vaucluse and its natural 300m deep fountain, making it a unique place in the world.

 

Finally a bit of economy!

Our bastide has been built in the late XVIIIth century during the rise of silk production in Provence. The "magnaneries", surrounded by mulberry trees, allowed for the breeding of silkworms. The "magnarelles" were the mistresses in charge of the place back then.

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Chantal & Jean-François
Our beloved mascot

Who are we?

Our love for Provence goes back to our childhood, having both grown up in the region. Nevertheless, our careers have led us to live in different regions of France and abroad, but it is in Provence that we came back to find the azure sky and the soft sun that accompany many months of the year.

 

The pleasure of living in a smiling population with a singing accent, the rhythm of the markets and their local products take you away from the stress of big cities.

 

Throughout your stay, we will care for your comfort and your well-being. We speak English and will enjoy exchanging with our non French-speaking visitors ... sometimes even using our hands!

Lots of green and blue around the house.
 

SWIMMING POOL & BUBBLE SPA

If the gentle runoff from the fountain is not enough to cool you off on long summer days, our swimming pool (8 x 4 m) welcomes you for a moment of relaxation.

The bubble spa heated to 37 ° C, by reservation to guarantee you the best comfort, will complete your well-being wishes.

Access to the property is reserved for guests staying with us.

 

THE PARK

Find your ideal spot to enjoy some reading or resting in the 3000 square meters of the park under the lime tree, the mulberry tree, the fig tree, the walnut trees or the olive trees.

The terrace is at your disposal, and for the breakfast that we offer you everyday with fresh local products. You can also use the terrace if you wish to stay in for lunch and dinners.

A private parking is also at your disposal inside our closed park. You can enter through the gate using a code.

 

THE GUEST LOUNGE

In the old barn, we have arranged a reception room accessible from the outside terrace in which you can find:

 

  • A fully equipped kitchenette (fridge, hotplates, sink, microwave, dishwasher, dishes) to prepare your meals if you want to stay in the tranquility of the house.

  • A relaxing lounge with many books at your disposal on the region, touristic information, novels, and board games.

  • A large table to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner if the weather is cool or uncertain.

THE ZEN LOUNGE

Upstairs, we have set up a cozy lounge with a cozy atmosphere to accommodate your Well-Being treatments accompanied by our professional partners.

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  • Massage table for a modeling session, relaxing massage, or plantar reflexology

  • Relaxation chair for a sophrology session, or a moment of discussion with our practitioner in re-balancing

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OUR SERVICES

For your breakfasts

Breakfast, carefully chosen from our local producers, makes you start the day full of energy. This will vary with the seasons to guarantee freshness and flavor. The region of Provence is the 1st region of France in terms of organic cultivation!

Fresh fruit juices, tarts, fruit salads, regional specialties come to titillate your taste buds after tasting breads with various flour, including those for gluten intolerant! Breakfast is served every morning on the terrace between 8:30 am and 10:00 am.

Breakfasts are served on the terrace under the shaded arbor, or if the weather is capricious, in the guest lounge.

For your relaxation

A swimming pool area is available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Deckchairs and mini-bar area are at your service.

A Bubble Spa is available upon reservation the day before with us.

Board games and many books are available on loan in the reception lounge.

 

You can also book wellness treatments in our Zen salon or outdoors, with our professional service at home.

For your car

The private parking is located within our small enclosed park with access by digital code. An electric vehicle charging socket is also available.

For your communication

Wifi via fiber optic is available in all rooms.

We speak English for our non-French speaking guests.

For your catering
- A small kitchen is at your disposal in the guest lounge for the preparation of your meals.

- A home chef service is available upon reservation at least 72 hours in advance.

- 3 minutes by car, in the center of the village, a gourmet restaurant and a pizzeria offer creative and gourmet recipes.

- 10 minutes by car, many restaurants will delight you.

We can, if you wish, advise you according to your desires and book for you.