Inside Obama family’s luxury farmhouse in the south of France holiday3 min read

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A Presidential week in Provence: Inside the incredible 55,000 Euros-a-night 18th century farmhouse where the Obamas are staying for their family holiday in the south of France

  • Former US president Barack Obama and his family arrived in Avignon, in south of France on Friday 
  • The Obamas are reportedly staying at a luxurious 18th century farmhouse Bathelasse island
  • The seven-bedroom property called Le Mas des Poiriers, was rented at 55,000 euros for the week

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Former US president Barack Obama and his family arrived in Avignon in the south of France for a week’s holiday.

The Obamas are reportedly staying at a luxurious 18th century farmhouse on Bathelasse island, near the Provencal city. 

Barack, his wife Michelle and their two daughters Sasha and Malia will relax at the palatial Le Mas des Poiriers, rented at 55,000 euros for the week, according to a report by Le Parisien. 

Security detail from the Gard regional police as well as the US Secret Service will surround the residence as the former first family visit the area.

The property sits on 65 acres – providing seclusion and privacy for the Obamas  during their stay.

The main house features seven double bedrooms, a family room with large windows that allow for natural light illuminate the lavishly decorated space.

It also has a big farmhouse style kitchen with a large family dining table in the centre.

The former first family jetted into the Provencal city on Friday (pictured) and are reportedly staying at a luxurious 18th century farmhouse on Bathelasse island

The former first family jetted into the Provencal city on Friday (pictured) and are reportedly staying at a luxurious 18th century farmhouse on Bathelasse island

The family room is lavishly decorated space with long floral curtains, antique French furniture  and gold frame Provencal art

The family room is lavishly decorated space with long floral curtains, antique French furniture  and gold frame Provencal art

The stunning property also has a grand stair case with intricate tapestry art on the wall

The stunning property also has a grand stair case with intricate tapestry art on the wall

For formal dining occasions, a large formal dining room that seats up to 18 guests is also contained in the property.

The house comes professionally staffed with two chefs and two waiters, as well as full-time housekeeping. 

Outdoors the property boasts a pear orchard that produces six tonnes of fruit annually.

It also has a big farmhouse style kitchen with a large family dining table in the centre and the house comes professionally staffed with two chefs and two waiters, as well as full-time housekeeping

It also has a big farmhouse style kitchen with a large family dining table in the centre and the house comes professionally staffed with two chefs and two waiters, as well as full-time housekeeping

Not too far from the tennis court is a swimming pool

Not too far from the tennis court is a swimming pool 

The property also offers beautifully maintained gardens and lawns

 The property also offers beautifully maintained gardens and lawns

The former first family could also enjoy a game of tennis or swim laps in the pool, or strolls out on the gardens. 

For the past week rumours  had been circulating the Obamas might be staying at the magnificent home of former French Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi, high above Villeneuve, AFP reported.

Avignon was the papal seat of the Catholic Church from 1309 to 1377 and can be seen at the medieval Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace) in the centre of Avignon.

Security detail from the Gard regional police as well as the US Secret Service will surround the residence as the former first family visit the area

Security detail from the Gard regional police as well as the US Secret Service will surround the residence as the former first family visit the area 

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