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100. A Week at Villa, Forcalquier, France

Enjoy a week of authentic French country life at La Synagogue in the charming hill town of Forcalquier, about an hour’s drive from Aix-en-Provence. The restored home is located behind the Cathedral overlooking the town square amid breathtaking views of the Alpine foothills. The completely furnished home accommodates two couples in bedroom suites with baths and has a sleeping loft with bath suitable for two children. The house has a modern American-style kitchen and a paved French terrace with a grill. You’ll have a telephone, CD-stereo, dishwasher, washer-dryer, and Roland digital piano – but no TV. An English-speaking caretaker will open the house for you and will be readily available with maintenance expertise should the need arise. A thick house book provides detailed instructions plus recommendations for shopping, dining, sightseeing and recreation. The area offers many trails for exploring, hiking and biking.  Please note: this is not a commercial property, but the very personal house of someone who has restored it with love and hard-earned savings, who lends it to friends and friends’ friends — and sometimes through institutions like the Preservation Trust, to help good things happen; the owner does not provide hotel-service. Available for one week April through the first week of November 2018. Mutually agreeable dates to be arranged with owner. Reservations should be made with the owner as soon as possible. Owner may be able to offer extended stays at reduced rates. (No smoking/no pets, sleeps six.)

Donated by Richard Arndt

Value: $2800

Minimum Bid: $1800

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All Bids Due by September 30th at 6 pm!