In the heart of Provence, half way between the Camargue and the Luberon, between the
Côte Bleue and the Alpilles,our gîte is in a calm housing estate
overlooking the town. It is the ideal base for discovering the marvels of our
Istres is in a pleasant setting with its parks and gardens and has won "4 flowers" in
the bloom competition. There are also many woods around for shady walks.
With three natural lakes nearby, Istres en Provence is a pleasant town offering a complete and varied range of cultural and sporting activities .At the Heures
Claires marina, you can learn and practise water sports.
Istres old town will delight you with its typical provençal charm, as
will the Tuesday morning market and,
in summer, the night market.
Istres new town boasts wide flowery avenues and decorated roundabouts.
From the viewpoint of the church of Notre Dame du Beauvoir you have a beautiful panorama of Istres and its surroundings.
The Castellan hill-fort will also give you a delightful view of the Etang de l'Olivier
is only 10 minutes by car from the fine sand Mediterranean beaches of Fos-sur-Mer,
30 minutes from the coves of Carro and La Couronne on the Côte Bleue,
where the blue of the sea
merges with the azure of the sky and the white of the limestone inlets contrasts
with the green of the garrigue.
Les Baux de Provence are 33km away, St Rémy de Provence and Arles 40kms
away, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille 50kms away.
It is ideal for spending peaceful holidays in the sun with family or friends.
This holiday home nestles in asmall 55-house hamlet