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Les Clairieres, 10 rue des genets , les Pennes-Mirabeau, 13170 France (Show map)
9 Reviews
EUR 80 - EUR 90
per night

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Guest house, ideally located 15 minutes from Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, close to many Tourists sites, but isolated points of high concentration of tourists, many in the south of France, offers peace and rest for a stay of true relaxation and sightseeing. On the edge of a pine forest, in a shady garden with pool, house, completely renovated in 2012, tastefully decorated in a mix of styles where design and antiques come together, offering 2 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, each with its own bathroom and the WC (separate). Room "sun flower" in a shabby chic atmosphere offers two solutions: either 3 single beds or a double bed 160/200 and a single bed. Room "pinewood" with a very modern decor loft / industrial type has a 160/200 bed. Extra bed and cot. Total capacity of 5 people. Continental breakfast, hearty and delicious with lots of homemade products. Possibility of mounting stays "Discovering Provence" around two themes: hiking on the trails of Provence and visits wineries with wine tasting in the region. The living room is built, according to your wishes and may alternate with activity day and free day. Ideal for small group of friends enjoying the ride. Picnics and meals are then provided for days with activity, with traditional Provencal cuisine. An estimate is made for each application.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining5

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Best kept secret in Provence!

4.8 on October 06, 2014

Ray and Stella – Los Angeles, USA Our family had the pleasure of staying at this delightful bed and breakfast for a week in September. Nicole and Gerard are two of the most gracious hosts we have had the pleasure of meeting in our travels. They opened their beautiful house to us in every way. The property is kept beautifully and the rooms are decorated in tasteful and pleasant manner. The breakfasts were truly memorable even though we are still trying to shed the added pounds days after returning! Two of us have gluten-free dietary requirements and we were treated to a feast of sumptuous gluten-free foods in the mornings. Our every need was anticipated and seen to with care. Nicole and Gerard dedicatedly and meticulously helped us plan our days with great suggestions for quaint villages, picturesque routes and great restaurants. We ate very well with their suggestions. Gerard, being an avid hiker, has a pool of knowledge for best hiking spots which we will take advantage of on our next trip. Location is also ideal being centrally located for all our day trips around Provence. We would most definitely recommend this wonderful B&B.

charming house and charming hosts

5 on August 24, 2014

Wonderful Provencal experience! Every small detail of the house is taken care of to perfection. Delicious homemade local delicacies for breakfast. Hosts extremely helpful in every aspect.

Une maison confortable et un accueil très chaleureux

4.4 on August 17, 2014

Avec mes 3 enfants, nous avons passé le WE de Paques chez Nicole et Gérard. Nous avons beaucoup aimé cette maison d'hôtes, pour l'accueil chaleureux et la disponibilité des propriétaires, les excellents petits déjeuners préparés par Nicole et Gérard avec beaucoup de soin. Le confort des chambres n'est pas en reste. L'étage est bien aménagé, joli et confortable. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir de cette étape et la recommandons sans réserve. Merci à Nicole et Gérard, pour avoir pris le temps de nous renseigner sur la région et pour avoir consacer du temps à notre bien être.

Best place to stay in Provence / Marseille

5 on April 21, 2014

We are from the United States and enjoyed an idyllic four nights with Nicole, Gerard and their cat, Orgeat. The comfort was perfect and the hospitality even better. We did not want to leave. The bedroom and bathroom are not large but they have everything you could want and a beautiful view to the pool, garden and pine forest. Nicole and Gerard spoiled us with delicious and home cooked breakfasts elegantly set in their dining room. They recommended restaurants and booked for us. We especially enjoyed sitting in their private garden and soaking in the environment of Provence. We will definitely return as soon as we can. Highly recommended!

Wonderful stay!!

5 on October 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Nicole and Gerard's B&B for two nights in September 2013 and enjoyed it very much. The house was beautifully decorated and the room was comfortable and charmingly fitted in the French provincial style. Breakfast was terrific and delicious with lots of homemade pastries. We also loved the tea and wine made of herbs in the garden. The hosts, Nicole and Gerard, were friendly, warm, and delightful in every way. They gave us suggestions on where to visit in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence. We were so glad that we stayed there and loved this place very much. Wish we could have stayed longer. And we definitely would like to return if we visit Southern France in the future! Thank you, Nicole and Gerard!! Sean and Dawn from Taiwan

A very nice B&B

5 on September 03, 2013

This is a very nice place to stay. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden with pine trees and local vegetation. The apartments are nicely furnished, confortable and clean. Breakfast is freshly home made, tasty and generous. Nicole and Gerard are wonderful persons and hosts. They treat you warmly and are really available. Nicole gave us a lot of advises on furniture and even took us for a visit to some shops and sellers of antique local furniture. We sincerely recommend staying at their B&B. Giovanni, Natasa and Edoardo

B&B incantevole

5 on July 25, 2013

Una casa immersa nel verde, un prato curato, una bella vista, buoni profumi e un'atmosfera accogliente, semplice e rilassante: siamo stati davvero soddisfatti del nostro soggiorno! Anche i bambini sono stati bene, grazie agli spazi adatti a loro, alla piscina, ai giochi sia all'aperto che in casa, all'ottima colazione homemade. Le camere sono arredate con gusto, confortevoli, fresche e perfettamente pulite. Davvero non potevamo chiedere di più! Nicole e Gerard, i proprietari, ci hanno accolto con un buon tè caldo e madeleine al profumo di limone. Ci hanno messo a nostro agio e hanno fatto in modo che ci sentissimo davvero come a casa. Con i bambini sono stati affettuosi, simpatici, spontanei. Il prezzo è davvero basso per ciò che offre. Speriamo di tornarci presto! Dimenticavo: comodissimo per visitare Marsiglia. (Federica Alessandro e Agnese)

Like at home!

4.6 on June 25, 2013

Nicole and Gérard are very friendly, their home has a nice decoration, and the breakfast is home made, very tasty. You feel like at home in a nice and very convenient location, near Aix-en-Provence, in a forest of pines. We will surely visit them again!

Two wonderful host....and delicious homemade breakfast!

4.4 on May 07, 2013

My family and I have spent four pleasant days in France hosted by Nicole and Gerard at Les Pennes Mirabeau. This charming B&B is placed in a beautiful residential site and placid pine forest out of the touristic path; at the same time it allows to easily reach the main attractions of Provence and Camargue. The house is decorated with care and style and the courtesy, kindness and discreteness of our host have been unique together with their gourmand breakfast with home made tasty delights and beautiful table set! My children got mad of Gerard's crepes and we hope to come back during summer time in order to enjoy the garden and the swimming pool!

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Location Type

Airport, Island, Wine country


Marseille, France (MRS-Provence) 5 miles

Directions to property:

In the village of Les Pennes-Mirabeau, from the D113, take the D60A direction CABRIES, The Barnouins; road name "Climb the castle" after becoming "Avenue de Provence". - Drive about 1km on this small road in the pines, pass "bridge Vallot" - A view of a large red and white pylon power line, turn right to shelter covered bus (E1) with a blue sign next to "The Glades". - Take the street in front of the broom, street which is right at the corner of the street thyme and broom (and not left where there is also a street sign in the name attached to a lamppost, street brooms being a loop.) For a detailed route from your departure, consult / GPS Coordinates: -. lat: 43 ° 25'14'' N, - Long: 5 ° 19'36'' E

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, many summer festivals around, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , secure pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 16h
  • Check Out:: 11h
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Cancellations: For cancellations less than 7 days from the first day of the stay, the deposit is not returned




Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Nicole is passionate about decorating and kitchen provençale.Gérard, interested in everything oenology, is easily share this passion. Hiking is also one of his favorite activities and he has a great pleasure to discover the beautiful paths of Provence.

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  • Time Served: 8 to 10 am
  • Serving Location: garden terrace, Dining Room

Signature Dish

eggplant with lamb panoufles
cake fried eggplant topped with lamb collar with small vegetables provence, simmered over low heat, surrounded by tomato confit. Many flavors of Provence (garlic, olive oil ...)

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Les Clairieres, 10 rue des genets , les Pennes-Mirabeau, 13170 France (Show map)