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About the Mas

The Mas des Graviers is an early 18th century stone farmhouse, meticulously restored, which is the private summer residence of a Norwegian investor and art collector. In winter he offers it to artists from all over the world as a place to work in the "footsteps of Cezanne" - who painted many of his most famous paintings near the Mas.

During spring and fall, the manager of the place, Kerstin Allen, is giving art and gastronomy courses and manages company retreats. She also organizes family reunions such as weddings and birthday celebrations for which the Mas is the ideal place, or offers it to friends who want to experience this magnificent atmosphere of a private retreat in Provence. English and French Language courses are also part of the repertoire.

The vineyard has also an excellent location for Golf enthusiasts, with several very good 18 hole courses within 15-25 minutes from the Mas.

The Mas des Graviers is beautifully decorated in Provençal style, and has been featured in several magazines. It can sleep up to 14 people in its eight bedrooms, fitted out in traditional Provençal fabrics and colours. It has four bathrooms and three separate water closets.

The antique farmer’s table in the fully and professionally equipped, self-catering kitchen seats 12 persons comfortably ; it has accommodated, according to legend, up to 24 mouths at a single seating. Guests are welcome to cook for themselves on the Paul Bocuse cooking stove after foraging in the surrounding numerous and abundant farmer markets, or meals may be arranged by a local cook proficient in the local dishes.

The house has a library of art literature and a music room with an 1888 Bechstein Concert Grand piano.

The Mas has three working fireplaces to whip the chill out of even the fiercest Mistral winds!

There is a 25-yard swimming pool, pool house with barbecue, large gardens, tennis court, soccer field and a Pétanque court for playing the traditional Provence sport of Boule.

Sleeping Arrangements:

Three of the eight bedrooms have king-size beds. There is one bedroom with a twin single-size bed. Two bedrooms have a traditional French doublebed each as well as a private shower. Finally there are two single bedrooms.


Kerstin Allen offers the Mas des Graviers for between € 3800- € 4950 per week, depending on period. This price includes water, gas, electricity and heating; maintenance of grounds, garden and pool; blankets and pillows; one set of bed and bath linen as well as normal house insurance.

For an additional charge, you may elect to have meals provided at the Mas. Family meetings and weddings will be organized and carried out according to individual choice.

Companies who rent Mas des Graviers as an executive retreat often take advantage of the complete meal service. (110 € a day per person)

For further information please contact :

Kerstin Allen, Mas des Graviers, Route de Rians , 83910 Pourrières, Var.

Tel : 00 33 (0)4 94 784038 Email: masdesgraviers@wanadoo.fr