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FRANCE – AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Meet the director
Meeting with François LE TROQUER, Managing Partner of BARNES Pays d’Aix-en-Provence.
Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how your office has been created?
BARNES has been present in Aix-en-Provence for almost 10 years. The agency is co-directed by myself, François LE TROQUER, and my wife Ludmila SHEGOLEVA. BARNES Aix-en-Provence is one of the oldest BARNES agency in the South of France, the first one opened in Provence. Our new offices are located in an elegant Hôtel Particulier, on the beautiful, tree-lined Cours Mirabeau.
How is your office structured and what areas do you cover today?
Our team mainly covers the entire Western Provence, which includes Aix-en-Provence, the Lubéron, the Alpilles, and the Haute-Provence. Our team is international and speaks multiple language, including Italian, Spanish, Russian,… in addition of English of course.
What types of services do you offer?
We offer sales and rentals, but also seasonal rentals. BARNES Aix-en-Provence also works closely with the BARNES “Propriétés et Châteaux” department, because the region has abundant castles and exceptional properties, some a few centuries old!
For a foreigner investor why would you recommend the Provence region and what products or location would you suggest?
As an ambassador of the French Art of Living, there is no better region that BARNES could suggest to illustrate the French lifestyle with a subtle Southern touch. Provence is a beautiful area, and the city of Aix-en-Provence is specifically very resourceful. It offers all the main infrastructures, close to Marseilles and Nice with international airports nearby, and a 3 hour high-speed train ride to Paris.
The international communities are well established in the city, with international schools. The city is also very dynamic economically. A beautiful Hôtel Particulier in Aix-en-Provence, a bastide in the Lubéron or in the Alpilles, or a contemporary villa in the heart of the city are all a perfect choice, whether to live, rent or as an investment.
Aix-en-Provence – Contemporary Villa
Villa • 5,866 sqft. • 10 rooms
Private, bright contemporary bastide in perfect condition, open layout, on over 2 hectares of landscaped and fenced land with a heated infinity pool, a tennis court, a summer kitchen and a pétanque court. Features a beautiful, sunny terrace with a bioclimatic pergolas, suites with fitted walk-in closet and bathroom, and a mezzanine used as a library overlooking the garden. On the lower level, you’ll find a 4-car garage and a basement accessible by an elevator from inside the house. Outside, parking for up to 30 cars. The architecture of the property offers very spacious rooms, noble and refined, massive wood walk-in closets, cast iron staircase’s railing, fountain… A true haven of peace in the heart of the Aix countryside and close to all amenities.
Aix-en-Provence – Townhouse with swimming pool
Townhouse • 3,875 sqft. • 4 bedrooms
In the heart of the historic center, beautifully renovated townhouse with comfortable living spaces. On the ground floor, a large entrance hall leads to a study area, a dining room with a fireplace with a fully equipped open kitchen and large openings onto the interior courtyard and the heated pool. On the first floor are a reception room with a fireplace and a suite. On the second floor are two suites and a living room/ home cinema of about 30 sqm. On the 3rd and 4th is a spacious suite with a comfortable dressing room and a Tropezian terrace. This exceptional property also includes a vaulted cellar, an elevator, a private parking lot and an indoor swimming pool opening onto an intimate and quiet green courtyard.
Aix-en-Provence – 17th Century Domain
Bastide • 8 bedrooms
In a green setting and close to all amenities, this exceptional estate of approximately 13 000 sqft of built space offers various living spaces divided into a main building with reception rooms and seven bedrooms including two suites, a artist’s studio and its beautiful suite, a caretaker’s apartment. Six cellars including an authentic wine cellar, a garage and a large convertible attic complete the property. The fully landscaped garden, with lush vegetation, is embellished with several terraces and a magnificent swimming pool area. This property crossed by a river, in a quiet, wooded and green environment offers a real haven of peace in Provence.
Aix-en-Provence – Charming Bastide
Castle • 4,639 sqft. • 8 bedrooms
Close to Aix-en-Provence, between the rising sun and the setting sun, this magnificent 17th century bastide and estate located in the heart of the Provençal countryside, between the south of the Luberon and the Sainte-Victoire, will seduce you with its authenticity, its surrounding peace and quiet and its view. Exceptional unobstructed view. This property in perfect condition is surrounded by castles and wine estates, spread over 2.5 acre of land planted with trees and flowers. Also includes a separate studio and a caretaker’s or guest house, a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, a pool house with a barbecue, a pétanque court and several sunny terraces.
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