If you've been looking for an authentic French Villa in a 14 century real living village, La Para is the right choice for you. As I followed the owner down the little roadway to the drive, I just didn't know what I would see. I did hear tell that it was the biggest villa in downtown Nyon. What I found was that it certainly was large enough for a big family. This precious villa sleeps 7 very comfortably. With 2 double beds, 2 twin beds and 1 super single French bed with comfortable mattresses and lovely linens. There's a tuckaway mattress under the stairway for a childhood adventure too. With 4 up-to-date bathrooms, each bedroom has their own privacy. Step out of your bedroom or kitchen directly onto a terrace. It just doesn't get better than this.
The authentic French salon and dining furniture is comfy and very tasteful. All original books and paintings remain on the walls. Raphael, who will greet you, also owns and operates the local Vinegar Factory.
This little paradise has 3 lovely terraces, a large private swimming pool, swingset for children in one of the garden areas and even a small wading pool. The kitchen is fully equipped and completely renovated. All four provencal bathrooms are very different one to the other and also completely new. Let's take a tour.
A private little passageway leads you out of the garden and to a gate very close to the street leading to the main street of Nyons. You will find within walking distance, the aquapark, olive museum, the veille village, aquapark, tennis and boule courts,14th Century Roman Bridge, chateau, and olive factory museum, a lavender distillery and so much more. When you are in town, be sure to head down to the XIV century Roman Bridge, (Roman Pont). Here you can do vinegar and olive oil tastings. Raphael (owner of La Para) has good reason to be smiling in the photo below. Folks from around the world have discovered his vinegar and just cannot be without it. A true Nyonsais experience. I understand that he also offers feasts matching vinegar and dining.
Let's take a tour.
Grand pool and jardin...Terrace outside the kitchen...gated path from villa to village
May 3- June 28: 1725 - 1925 euro
July- Mid September: 2000 -2400 euro
Mid-September - May 2: 1550 - 1750 euro plus heat in mid-winter (estimate to be given in advance)
(cleaning fee: 100 euro additional; cleaning service available while you are there for 12euro/hour to be paid directly to the menagerie (cleaning lady)
-4 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with double beds, 1 bedroom with twin beds that can be put together, 1 bedroom with a wide single bed...plus little nook with mattress under stairs. Total sleeping capacity is 7 plus the little nook (no photo here)
-Internet access, calls out of country, fax ability available if needed by April (can arrange with Raphael for free calling to US via his internet access)
-4 modern bathrooms with showers
-Living room, dining room, kitchen fully equipped, laundry area; plenty of reading material and all the amenities necessary for a full kitchen
Terrace & Gardens:
-Garden furniture - 3 terraces, 3 plus gardens, swingset for children
Full sized swimmong pool
-Enjoy with calme and privacy the beautiful pool and grounds plus 3 additional gardens for children to play within the villa; small wading pool
Walled Villa with secure parkingl
-Parking available within the villa. Not that one would need to be concerned in this part of Provence.
1/4 mile walk to aquapark, tennis, boules courts and at least 15 restaurants in town, hiking in the hills, 14 century roman bridge and veille village and chateau located 5 minute walk from your villa. Only 1 hour north of Avignon Palais des Papes; 15km northwest of Vaison la Romaine; 20 km to Gigondas and Seguret; 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, 45 minutes north/south of the TGV. Ideally situated for hiking right from town with mountains wrapping the village and valley. The tour de France passed through this village in 2007.
For more information or availability, send an email to: Carol@ChezProvence.com