This luxurious and elegant 18th-century Provence manor, or bastide, is an authentic luxury villa rental available through Haven In. Located a short distance from the charming village of St-Rémy-de-Provence, Château Mireille will transport you back in time!
Château Mireille: A Luxurious Escape
Inside and out, find French tradition and style. With seven breathtaking bedrooms, three floors, extensive grounds, and a live-in housekeeper, Château Mireille is destined to inspire with its Old World and timeless Provençal charm in the South of France.
This Provençal vacation rental is situated within easy access (a 10-minute walk) to St-Rémy-de-Provence, a historic village in the heart of Provence. The village offers all of the charm of a typically Provençal way of life. With its friendly inhabitants, daily markets, and its many festivals and celebrations, it’s easy to fall in love with this bucolic town at the foot of the Massif des Alpilles.
Here’s a bonus bit of advice from the author of Taste of France who resides in the South of France:
“Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is such a sweet town. If you go, be sure to check out the table d’hôte (so not quite a restaurant–there’s no menu to choose from; you take what’s served) at a house built into a cave in a former Roman quarry. Just past the asylum where Van Gogh stayed.” Read about it RIGHT HERE.
The area is home to many cafés, restaurants, and historic sites, all within a setting of cobblestone streets and authentic architecture. A stay at the Château Mireille makes it possible to explore the magnificent landscape offered by the mountains, now classified as the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles (Alpilles Region Natural Park). If French wine is your passion, rejoice. The chateau’s location is near many famed French wine producers.
Château Mireille has a breathtaking setting with professionally landscaped grounds. Find a formal garden with topiary, a beautiful pool with terrace overlooking the gardens, tennis court, and multiple outdoor seating and dining areas. There is plentiful outdoor space to enjoy the perfect Provençal weather. Just beyond this charming property? French countryside bliss with lavender fields, wineries, rolling hills, and charming villages. See more of them in this story.
Old World Charm
Each room within Château Mireille is truly one of a kind! Unique antiques, original artwork, and lovely architectural features and personality you would expect from a historic French country home. Stucco exterior with terracotta tiles, wood beams and floors, crown molding, high ceilings, and much more.
On the ground floor are two comfortable living rooms/seating areas, a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances (including double ovens), and a formal dining room with large fireplace. Each morning, the housekeeper prepares breakfast for guests – truly a luxury getaway.
On the first floor, find a grand staircase, office, Master Bedroom with its own en suite full bathroom and powder room, and a spacious guest bedroom. The second floor contains a full bathroom (the second floor is a half floor, accessed through the stairwell). The third floor has five lovely bedrooms with varied bed configurations and a full bathroom available in the hallway. Three of these bedrooms have their own ensuite full bathroom. All bedrooms offer high quality linens, and all bathrooms have been updated to modern standards while retaining historic charm.
Provence Villa Tour: Elegant French Country Inspiration
Provence Villa Tour: Elegant French Country Exterior
Those Green Shutters!
On a recent house tour of a French farmhouse near Bordeaux, we learned the homeowner painted her custom shutters a green which is quite popular in France. The color is known as:
TOLLENS Vert Olivier (satin) purchased at Castorama.
This is a traditional French exterior paint color very popular in France, and I wonder if the shutters at Chateau Mireille are a similar green?
Provence Villa Tour: Elegant French Country Entry
Provence Villa Tour: Elegant French Country Living Areas
Sooooooo much beauty to take in! And there’s MORE! Continue the second part of the tour RIGHT HERE.
I am just back from a mini-vacation to Denver, and I love road trips with my husband where we have plenty of togetherness to re-calibrate and slow down.