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la maison



 rest         read!

wonderful                    la maison

             dans                  l'herbe



 cicadas              summer

       sun   take it easy

            peace              give 


relax               unwind      

provence   quiet


pool          cicadas



 Our promise

  Unforgettable holiday 


  We do our best for our guests

Who we are

Ilda & GeraldIlda & Gerald

A good mixture of French, Angolan and Portuguese makes our couple very international. We recently moved to New York and have 3 children. Prior to the US, we have lived in various countries such as the UK, United Arab Emirates, France, Portugal and Angola (where we met). Gerald is a Finance Director for a multinational company; Ilda does some freelancing mainly on the information research field. During our many years of expatriation, we decided to buy a “pied-a-terre” and Gerald made his wife discover the wonders and beauty of Provence. In Dec 2009, while visiting houses for sale in the area we literally fell in-love at the first sight with the house.

Why Cadenet

Cadenet is a perfect spot, country-side inland Provence but not too far from an international airport – Marseille - enabling them to easily visit wherever in the world they lived. Although a quite touristic area, in-land Provence managed to keep its very French way of living, with lovely local markets, charming and authentic villages, lavender fields and a varied and exquisite landscape. The beautiful mountain villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Menerbes and Roussillon and the pretty pastoral villages of Cucuron, Vaugines, Ansouis,Lourmarin are all very close by. A day at the beach is possible at the Calanques of Marseille and Cassis only an hour drive away. A more cosmopolitan side can be found in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, for when they need the buzz and practicability of bigger city.

The plus

We absolutely love the impression of space and the light spreading inside the house.

The modern architectural design and carefully thought and built house plan with all rooms facing the garden. 

The splendid open and airy garden and the fruit trees. 

Waking up to the sound of the birds and the "cigales" is a bliss.

Get in touch

Ilda and Gerald

+1 202 594 4243 /


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