Old house in Provence + garden & pool

France - Provence - Pernes-les-fontaines

Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,house in summer + pool
House in summer + pool
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Garden & pool
Garden & pool
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Shaded terrace
Shaded terrace
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,eating or resting outside
Eating or resting outside
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor entrance
Ground floor entrance
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor main bedroom
Ground floor main bedroom
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor kitchen
Ground floor kitchen
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor living room looking over the garden
Ground floor living room looking over the garden
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Ground floor living room (entrance side)
Ground floor living room (entrance side)
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Ground floor guest room
Ground floor guest room
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bathroom
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,ground floor toilet
Ground floor toilet
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,our home (top : courtyard, bottom : garden side)
Our home (top : courtyard, bottom : garden side)
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,courtyard parking is fenced and secure
Courtyard parking is fenced and secure
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Staircase leading to 1st floor (in courtyard)
Staircase leading to 1st floor (in courtyard)
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Courtyard terrace under 1st floor staircase
Courtyard terrace under 1st floor staircase
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,1st floor bedroom
1st floor bedroom
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,1st floor living room
1st floor living room
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,Living room 1st floor (kitchen side)
Living room 1st floor (kitchen side)
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,1st floor toilet
1st floor toilet
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,1st floor bathroom (shower)
1st floor bathroom (shower)
Home exchange in,France,Pernes-les-fontaines,1st floor kitchen
1st floor kitchen
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Hospitality Exchange Wanted

Homesit Offered

Homesit Needed

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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Open to all dates France | Bretagne, France
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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

"L'Ancolie" is a 3 floors house with a fenced garden, built circa 1800, in the very heart of Pernes-les-fontaines, a small town (10 000 ) in Vaucluse. 30 km far from Avignon, (TGV train station), 25 km from Luberon (Gordes and other stoned perched villages), 90 km far from Marseille (international airport and low cost flights).
More details on our home, us, our experiences, are on www.swaps-with-provence.fr. Please do watch it !
If the house is 2 centuries old it's being renovated in 2015 when we bought it
We can ONLY swap with adults without young kids, sorry for that. And we appreciate people ready to look after our cat (our dog can be kept if you don't want to take him in charge).
Ground floor are 1st floor are totally independent . This allows non simultaneous swaps. Each floor has its own kitchen, a living room, a bedroom + queen size bed, a bath room and separate toilets. The ground floor has an extra guest bedroom. The 3 rd floor is only used as a library and a studio/study as well


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio


  • DVD
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Urban
  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in the very heart of town, 100 meters from the tourist office, near a medical center. You'll be able to do shopping nearby on foot. Baker, butcher, newsagents are close ( a hundred yards). A market is held every Saturday morning very near. Producers markets with local products are on wednesdays afternoons from april until october. Huge supermarkets are further away, it would mean to use a car. But one, bigger than mini-market, smaller than huge ones is nearby
As our house is built on a private lane, used only by pedestrians, and 3 neighbors, there is no traffic. It's very calm at night. You may use public transportation (coaches, local trains -5 km away- to reach other places of interest around if you don't feel like renting a car.) You may rent bikes or scooters in town instead.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool


  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Park / Playground

Cultural Activities

  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Pernes-les-fontaines has a few small museums, all free : on old bikes, "boutis" (hand made fabrics from Provence) .
A bigger town, Carpentras, which is 5 km distant, has 4 cinemas with a good selection of films (international and french).
Avignon is famous for its many museums, free too, its theater festival (in july) . In summer, a lot of festivals open around (piano in La Roque d'Antéron, danse in Vaison la romaine), you'll find too melon, cherry or strawberry fairs when it's the season...
Provence is known for its architecture (villages in stones like Gordes, Ménerbes, Lacoste,Goult in Luberon draw many tourists in the region). Peter Mayle's best seller was written in Ménerbes
Antic shops are numerous in L'isle sur la Sorgues, 12 km distant, second flea market after Paris. In this lovely town, you may do canoe and kayak.
The Mediterranean sea is 100 km away, but many walks can be done nearby in the country.
Biking is fashionable around the Mont Ventoux (1910m) : many shops rent bikes. The Mont Ventoux (25 km far) has often been included in "tour de France"

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

  • Café de la paroisse à Pernes les fontaines
  • café de la place à Pernes les fontaines
  • l'instant vin à Pernes les fontaines

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

  • Le cube à Carpentras

Interesting day trips

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We do prefer to swap with people used to pools during summer as pools are rather complicate to look after when you don't know the filtration system !! Security is important : doors need to be locked during the day if you go outside (and shutters at night
We can't accept animals because we have a cat who stays at home. And a puppy who might stay too if you are OK to take him in charge...


  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Hospitality Exchange Wanted
  • Homesit Offered
  • Homesit Needed

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