Holiday home rental with swimming pool
at the gates of Aix-en-Provence

19th century bastide

La Roucoulade, a bastide dating from 1870 and freshly renovated in a Slow Chic spirit, is THE new confidential address in the pretty Provencal village of Ventabren, ideally located in the golden triangle of Aix-en-Provence - Marseille - Salon de Provence.

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Two doors: a gîte and a house

For a family stay, in complete intimacy, thanks to its gîte which can accommodate 4 people, or to meet, celebrate an event between friends or a cousinade, thanks to the privatisation of the bastide (up to 15 people).

La Roucoulade opens its doors to you with the warm welcome of the South.

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The lodge

Real guest house on 2 floors, with 2 beautiful bedrooms, a large living room opening onto a private terrace and a 360 degree fireplace which can also be enjoyed from the dining room and the living room.

The tastefully decorated gîte is rated 4-star comfort.

Open all year round.

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The holiday home

A true family home for 150 years. We are keen to perpetuate the tradition, by renting the 300 m2 bastide (including the gîte) to families or groups of friends who wish to get together. It is perfect for 3/4 couples with children.

You can also enjoy the large garden with swimming pool in summer and the 2 fireplaces in winter.

Rental during school holidays and weekends on request.

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A personalised stay

Whether you are looking for a gastronomic, cultural, sporting or completely relaxing stay...
La Roucoulade welcomes you all year round and offers you the possibility of really disconnecting thanks to the handling of all the logistics of your getaway.
A tailor-made experience allowing you to coo quietly in Provence.

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Slow tourism

La Roucoulade's philosophy is Slow chic:
you can be eco-friendly and still look good!

Slow life is an art of living based on the present, it gives meaning to our activities, refusing the dictatorship of the clock, to learn to savour each moment.
An authentic way of life dedicated to the essential, nature, in the heart of Provence!
And as Coco Chanel would say:
"Simplicity is the key to true elegance

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Who is behind the Roucoulade? 

A family: Clémence and Guillaume, a couple who, as they approach the midlife crisis, have decided to leave Paris to live in a cooler way in Provence in a nice village with their 2 children Gaspard (10 years old) and Toscane (5 years old).

We fell in love with this bastide, just after the first confinement and our objective is to share a maximum of convivial moments there. That is why we have created a gîte for 4 people to be able to receive you; and as we are extremely lucky to live here, we rent the house during the holidays and some weekends, so that other families can enjoy it.

For me, Clémence, it's a new challenge that combines my DNA as the daughter of a hotelier-restaurateur in Provence and my 18 years as a digital salesperson. I am your privileged interlocutor.


Geographical location

Ventabren is a pretty, typically Provençal village with charming stone streets!

In the golden triangle, Salon - Aix - Marseille :

  • 20 minutes west of Aix en Provence
  • 25 minutes from Salon de Provence
  • 40 minutes from Marseille
  • 15 minutes from Aix-en-Provence TGV station
  • 25 minutes from Marignane international airport

Frequently asked questions

How to book?

At the time of automatic reservations, here we take the time to greet and discuss with you in order to best prepare your personalized stay,
then 2 possibilities:

Are pets allowed?

Our animal friends are not allowed on the property. 

Is there a car park?

The gîte has its own entrance and you can leave your car on the small road leading to your cottage.

The rental house has an enclosed and secure parking space for 4 vehicles.

Is there a swimming pool?

Yes, both the gîte and the rental house have a large heated swimming pool (11 x 3.80 m) with a roller shutter, with an exceptional view of the Moulin de Ventabren. The pool is heated from the beginning of March to the beginning of November to enjoy the beautiful spring and autumn days. See the pool

Are you still present?

When the gite is rented, we are right next door, as the gite is next door to the house, so we are always available to share the best spots in the area, and always happy to share a drink.

When the house (including the gîte) is rented, we leave you the keys but we make sure that we organise a dream stay with a maximum of services, so that you can enjoy your stay.

Where are we?
3 avenue Charles de Gaulle
13122 Ventabren

Word of Roucouleurs

Handcrafted Furniture and Decoration, Thuya Wood Essaouira

The chic of Provence! Superb mas with all the charm of Provence. As beautiful on the outside as on the inside. Decorated with great taste. Soft colours and a very modern atmosphere. We had a very pleasant stay between relaxation, conviviality and nice visits. The owners, Clémence and Guillaume, are adorable, happy to welcome us and show us all the good addresses thanks to their concierge service (massage, seafood, lifeguard...) They thought of everything! All you have to do is settle in and enjoy this haven of peace and bask in the sun around the magnificent pool! 


Handcrafted Furniture and Decoration, Thuya Wood Essaouira

A lovely place to stay, with the swimming pool area and the mill as a backdrop. Between sea, vineyards, olive trees and typical villages, the change of scenery is total. Clémence is very dedicated and attentive to her guests.


Handcrafted Furniture and Decoration, Thuya Wood Essaouira

Superb weekend at La Roucoulade, a Provencal gîte ideally situated with magnificent views of both the village of Ventabren and its mill. The setting is really top notch. Certainly the most beautiful gite we have been in to date. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. 


Handcrafted Furniture and Decoration, Thuya Wood Essaouira

A very pleasant autumnal weekend in La Roucoulade. The gîte is well equipped and has a fireplace which is perfect for the season. Children are welcome and have
a nice room and toys at their disposal.

Special mention for the magnificent swimming pool area with a view of the mill, the charcuterie/cheese board and the burrata with truffles and finally for the warm and attentive welcome from Clémence .