Nyons- from le Terrace
XIV Roman Bridge
Tour de France passing '06
Les Nyonsais love to enjoy music and great food..at festival or Thursday Market. (Sardine Festival - 2006)
Olive Mill tour available in English - Just ask!
Lavender scent - in the air. Early morning stroll over the river Euyges on " le Pont, a XIV Bridge. (firewoks bring this bridge alive at Easter.
NYONS - Population 8,500. On Easter and Bastille Day, the perfect view of the sky fireworks is from le terrace, although I prefer standing on the opposite bridge to watch the fireworks like a waterfall over the Roman Bridge. Directly across the street is the tourist office and a small boules court. In June, the Aquatics park opens to invite families to swim, relax and/ or play tennis or boules. But this 8,500 person village offers so much more. You can tour the lavender or Olive mill or touch a bit of history as you stroll over the XIV century Roman Bridge. If you need more history, stroll to the top of Veille Ville to visit le cathedrale. The climb and journey through the tiny cobblestone pathways to the top make it well worth the climb when you reach the heavenly view of Nyons. Summer hosts one of the most popular markets in the region. All the action is directly outside your door. I stroll about and return with armfuls of treasures and great food...then return for more.
If you are looking for the one true "pain de raisin", one morning as I did my morning stroll, I found 17 locations to make my choice. And...Fine dining, simple cafes for people watching can be yours for lunch or dinner.
The climate of Nyons is a micro-climate, similar to Nice. Palm trees sway year round in this very special little village. And...at 10am, a heavenly mountain breeze "le Pontias" softly passes to lift spirits for the day.
Home away from home. For us...this is France - our little pied de terre. Directly out our front door is centreville. Gazing out our 2nd floor (3rd American level), we can see the sunrise lighting up the mountains over the summer bloom of the plane trees. Early morning, the new street lights shine as the sun rises. From our bedrooms (backside of house, catch a glimpse of the Madona who watches over veille ville.
Our apartment is located on a 2nd and 3rd French floors. To your left of the entrance door is a dining / salon combined room (25' x 14'). Large enough to entertain guests for an aperitif or a minimum of 8-10 for a sit down dinner at the large expandable dining table. This floor has a full bath including bidet and towel warmer. The kitchen completely remodeled has a LaCanche gas duel fuel range (gas/electric) Behind three decorative doors is an American size refrigerator. To the left of the refrigerator is wall mural featuring my favorite cooks... Julia, Jackque and Lydie. Fully equipped with dishwasher and the best cooking tools, this is your procencal kitchen. The 2nd bedroom is located on the next level The 2nd bath, include claw-foot bathtub and The laundry room /toilet room is located on this level. This floor also offers a new 24x14 Atelier that can be used for a 3rd bedroom or study. Our terrace is a 50'x50' rooftop with 360 degree gorgeous mountain and village view.
Recently added is a new 36" LED HDI television and Canal Sat, Plus and TNT. Your connection to all languages and the coolest new remote that even I can operate. Wifi is available. Oodles of movies on DVD and books galore.
What guests have said about "La Liberation - "In the summer of 2006, we had over very first rentor. Here 's what she wrote to her friends about our little apartment. "I am very content here. The apartment has great ambience, is light and airy. The weather is warm, not hot and the evenings cool enough to snuggle under the doona to sleep.
As I look out my windows to the front I see green tree tops and mountains and blue sky. I am on the second floor. As I look out my windows to the back I see rooftops more trees and more mountains and yes the sky is blue that side as well.
Period style cherry wood, plush furniture, gold rimmed lamps, water lily light shades enveloped in soft hues, green, blue, terracotta paintwork give the apartment a cosy feeling of peace and security. I walk out my front door to cafes and markets and winding cobbled streets. Within 5 minutes I can be at the lavender distillerie or the ancient olive mill or the local cooperative selling all the regions specialties, the main being the olive and olive oil. I am feeling quite at home here." -MAH
It was just like I was at home. Wish this apartment were available more often... especially now with the major renovations. I saw it in 2006 and it was a superb apartment. Now it is amazing how it has been transformed. What we loved most was the proximity to all the action. Sleep came easy under the down comfy and windows open. Even in the summer, this apartment is incredibly cool at night and comfy in the day. Never even used the fans when weather was 44C. BAM
"I stayed here 3 weeks with my husband, daughter and friend, we totally loved the location. There is something to do each day. We left and stayed in Seguret for 4 weeks but then returned here for our final week. It was like coming home. That's all I can say. Both places were very different and very enjoyable." -CA of NE
Second & third French Floor
Entry to your left is the Living/Dining room overlooking centerville, bedroom faces the back and Notre Dame cathedrale
- bathroom on 2nd floor with walk in shower, bidet, and towel warmer, toilet, sink
- bathroom on 3rd floor has clawfoot tub, sink and towel warmer; toilet is separate room
- Laundry room is on this floor and includes a separate toilet.
- kitchen is spacious with eat in bistro table and chairs. Kitchen has LaChance gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, processors, coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes
- bedroom #1 has a very comfortably Biportance 160m queen size bed and custom built iron frame; this room is equipped with TV
- bedroom #2 has a queen bed and a views of the hills on the north side.
- Heat is forced hot water radiators with piping under the tile floors providing radiant-style heating in the winter. For those of you who worry about warmth...fear not.
- Attelier (whatever you like room); You can pop up the air mattress if you need 3rd bedroom or simply use it to rest, use your computers, iron or daze out at the mountains.
-terrace has 360 degree view. Large teak table, chairs and umbrella. Simple but comfy.
Salon / Dining Room & Atelier both 25x14' , 2 Bedrooms 12x15', Kitchen 14x10' , 2 bathrooms 12x9'; laundry/toilet room 8x13'; terrace 50x50 shared but only we use it.
360 degree 50x50' Terrace:
Late night dinner or glass of wine awaits you under a starlit Nyons sky. Electricity on terrace provides power to bring your favorite music to dance under the stars. If you enjoy hanging your laundry (dries in a half hour and smells fresh)...lines and clothespins are available. Teak patio table and 4 chairs on terrace.
•June, July, August, September, October - week (875 eu ) - see listing on AirBnB.com for availability
• Off-season - email Carol@ChezProvence.com
Ask about monthly rates.
Linens, heat, electricity, cleaning after your stay are included.
Located close to everything: 1 hour north of Avignon Palais des Papes; 15km northwest of Vaison la Romaine; 20 km to Gigondas; 1-1/2 hr west of the Peter Mayle's Luberon; 1 hour northwest of Isle sur la Sorgue; on the Cote du Rhone wine route; only 1 hour ride from Pont du Gard and Uzes. 1 hour 20 min north of Marseille airport. So much - so close.
For more information or availability, send an email to: Carol@ChezProvence.com