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Good morning! I think its safe to say that at some point in ones life, we have all dreamed of packing up a suitcase, leaving behind our mundane lives and hightailing it to France to test our true Francophile devotion. I mean, come on just the name France gets my heart racing…is there anywhere more magical, inspirational, naturally beautiful, architecturally awe inspiring, than France?

Every time I go, I see it with a new set of eager eyes that cannot take it all in fast enough. The last time we went, we had the good fortune of getting down to Provence and Avignon….it was pure heaven. One of those rare places that was more magical in person than we could have even imagined. We vowed to go back again sooner than later (that was about 4 years ago) so I think I better tell my husband that both the sooner and the later have passed and it’s time for a revisit.

It seems like the idea of renting a private home/apt. is really catching on.And today s incredible rental in Provence, Le Petit Bijou,? I forewarn you will have you too wanting to plot a trip there faster than you can dial your airline. Vicki, the super stylish doyenne of French Essence bought and lovingly restored this incredible charmer located convenient in the heart of Saint R?my-de-Provence.

This woman is sooooo talented and her obvious gift for everything beautiful is evident in every inch of this wonderful jewel box of a home. So……enough of me, lets hear from Vicki and share with you this amazing place known as Le Petit Bijou. Welcome……


Le Petit Bijou is a village house in the historic center of Saint R?my-de-Provence. As you know the house is in much the same style as Mas de B?rard as featured in Vicki?s book, ?My French Life? and is decorated and equipped to a very high standard.


I?ve attached a summary that details Le Petit Bijou and rental rates. We?ve deliberately looked to create something that works for those who would like to discover Provence in a stylish way. It is all about providing a supremely comfortable retreat after a day in Provence.

And do come in…..


Being in the center of Saint R?my-de-Provence also means that village life is right on the doorstep. There is no need for a car if you are happy to potter about the village. Restaurants, a small supermarket and the boulangerie are a minute or two?s walk from the front door.


Everything is very close yet the street is tranquil being away from the main pedestrian thoroughfares. The Wednesday market is about three minutes? walk so everything is very close to hand.


As you know Saint R?my is ideally situated for day trips to Avignon, Arles, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The Luberon is 30 minutes away and the Camargue is about an hour. The main problem is there is so much to see and do!


We do both weekly and a minimum of three day house rentals (except in the Summer of 2014 with a minimum of a week ? an exception is made in this case). The house has two bedrooms and sleeps four people (two double beds). Reservations can be made upon payment of 50% of the rental with the balance two months prior to the date of arrival.


You can click on the following link for more specifics/ rental rate info? or email Vicki at [email protected]

Le Petit Bijou 2014 Description 140107


Does this have you daydreaming of a trip and skipping through the lavender fields and coming home to your own little Le Petit Bijou to relax with a latte in? hand? Yes me too and something tells me we have a lot of company! Vicki you have done a spectacular job of keeping that charming and very much unmistakable French rustic elegant vibe alive here……it is a dream! And a dream that can become a reality as its for rent year round!!! However its a popular little place and in high demand (understandable).

Thank you for sharing it with us. If you are not a fan already of the amazing and always stylish French Essence, you must! It is one blog not to be missed, click here to visit French Essence.

Thank you everyone for stopping in and to Vicki, welcome aboard and thank you for sharing with us, this incredible French jewel!

Again, you can click on this? link for more specifics/ rental rate info? or email Vicki at [email protected]

One caveat, if you should? rent Le Petit Bijou, you have to invite me as a? houseguest….think of it as my “finders fee” lol. Just kidding….but of course if you really want to invite me, I won’t turn it down:)


And do not forget to send in your dining room pictures!! Contest rules below-


  • Accepting entries as of today through April 2nd
  • Maximum 2 pictures per entrant
  • Must be your pictures (not to be taken from magazine or online)
  • In subject line of email you must put Dining Room Love (I get a lot of email and without this distinction it could get lost)

I look forward to getting them up until April 2nd, then the contest will start on April 3rd

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vicki archer on

Thank you so much Tina… 🙂 xxv

Jalon Burton on

Oh Tina, how did you know I needed a jaunt over to France this morning with my cafe latte?

Christine on

Love it thank you!
Tina, I’ve been reading your blog for qiute some time now and I have yet to see a photo of you. Is there one on here and I missed it? I’d love to see face that goes along with your beautiful home and inspiring blogposts!

Anita Rivera on

I adore Vicki, I adore France. That is why Ispent 17 years studying the language and the last 11 years teaching it. Avignon and its environs…..oh, what a paradise. Tina, if it is in your schedule and if it interests you, i am going to have my annual France party this spring, and it would be fun if you joined.

Have a wonderful day mon amie!anita

katie clooney on

I just sent your link to the Mister with the sentence: I WANNA GO HERE NOW!!! What a gorgeous house. Have a great day, Miss Tina. I mentioned your dining room contest in my blog today.

Pretty Pink Tulips on

What a beautiful home!!!! I so can see our little family there. Since Italy is our destination this summer, will tuck this little gem away for a future trip. Vicki just continues to outdo herself!!!!

Thanks so much for the amazing tip! And, yay?no snow!!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Karena on

I would be on my way in a heartbeat. The important thing is to not skimp on time…if your are going,make the most of it and Do Not Rush!!
Fabulous Vicki!

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Eliza Beth on

What a charming, darling rental in france! Looks spotlessly clean and well-maintained. A great alternative to a hotel stay:)

Greet Lef?vre on

Oh Tina!! I know, I know… Vicki’s B& B looks so very beautiful and charming! I really want to spend a few days there if we visit the South of France! I noted down Le Petit Bijou in my French travellers book.
And I would be so very pleased to meet Vicki in person!
Thank you for sharing this post with us!

Cindy on

Tina I cannot tell you how delighted I am to see this! Next summer we are going to my nephews wedding in Avignon! We were thinking of looking for a private rental vs. a hotel and this looks like something I would love to stay in! Thank you so very much for this feature.
We had also taken you up on your recommendation of The George V in Paris this past Oct. for our anniversary and it is at the top of my most favorite hotels in the world! What a gem as is this. Love your blog and the way you vary your interests. I will be keeping this post handy as our travel plans come together.

Leslie @ Around The Table on

Vicki is so talented and she has created an unbelievable little vacation home. Down to every detail, she has truly out done herself! Thank you for the tour Tina!

Jeanne McKay Hartmann on

A perfect sponsor, Tina. One of my best girl friends and I have this secret plan that we are going to go to Provence next year to take a cooking class from Patricia Wells for our birthdays and want to land at Vicki’s Le Petit Bijou. Whether or not this will remain a dream trip or if we can actually get it together and go remains to be seen, but just dreaming about it makes me happy! St. Remy is such a perfect home base for a Provence adventure and I can’t think of a more lovely place to say!

Happy Wednesday! XOXO

franki on

“DREAMIN!!!” franki

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering on

I love Le Petit Bijou and would LOVE to stay there!!!

Hope you are having a fabulous day, Tina! xoxo

Jeannette on

My husband and I visited Avignon while in France. In fact I danced a little on “le pond d’Avignon” which is a happy little French song my mother used to sing to us when we were young. At that young age I never dreamed I would some day dance on that little bridge! Magical to say the least.

Karolyn on

You had me at that floor!!! Will keep this in mind for sure! Love it!

Sue M. on

I keep saying, “Someday I’ll get to France, and see how beautiful it is and dream of staying at Le Petite Bijou!!!” The Enchanted Home as well French Essence are two of my favorite go to blogs I enjoy following on a daily basis. ?

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