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16th Cent. Mas, 3 apts & 1 cottage, pool - Apartment MARIUS (2-6 persons)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Apartment MARIUS (2-6 persons)

Apartment MARIUS is located at the back of the Mas du Galantin and occupies a portion built between the 16th and the 19th century. The well equipped kitchen is the oldest unit of the farmhouse and very charming. All walls of the appartment are painted in the tradition with warm colours and all furniture is painted in the provence style. Fabrics are from “Les Olivades”, a very famous provençal factory from “Tarascon”.

The large living/dining room with a table for 6 perons is the masterpiece of Marius with its panoramic view and its large fireplace. There are 3 sleeping rooms of which 2 preserved the proportions of the ancient times and 1 is mansard-roofed.

The private terrace lies at the shade of a typical provençal pergola furnished with a wrought iron table for 6 persons. It overlooks the peaceful neighbourhood on one hand and a part of the swimming-pool on the other.

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About the property


In a 16th century Farm (Bastide Provençale), at the feet of the superb medieval village of Le Castellet, at 5 minutes driving distance from Bandol and the beaches:

charm and authenticity in the homeland of novel writer and film maker Marcel Pagnol. We offer you to share the unique atmosphere left by our ancestors in 3 charming provence style apartments and a historical cottage for 2-8 persons. All 4 carry names of Pagnol’s film caracters and each of them has its own personality.

They all have private shaded terraces and private entrances. They have in common: a large swimming pool (11 x 5,5 m) on a property of 3000 sqm. facing the vineyards and a private parking.

A dream of peaceful and untouched surroundings, where the easiness of live and the famous «accent provençal » cherished by Marcel Pagnol himself still persists. Here, the vineyards of the world famous Bandol and the bronze coloured olive-trees are deployed as far as the eye can see.

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About Us

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel
Mas de la Colline
Mas Du Galantien 107
83330 Le Castellet
VAT Reg No483 608 956 00015

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Luxemburgish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Karyn Vermast-Bissuel

I am originally from Provence and Mas du Galantin was my first step towards returning back to my home turfs.

What was first a hobby, became a profession with the acquisition of a second Mas in Bandol. Renovating houses is one of my passions.

Our son is another one. He is a very lively little boy and likes to visit Mas du Galantin from time to time.

What I like most about the rental business is the many encounters it allows. Meeting our guests and seeing them happy during there holidays gives me great satisfaction !

Karyn Vermast-Bissuel purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Karyn Vermast-Bissuel chose Le Castellet

I always dreamt of owning an old Mas. Mas du Galantin is the realisation of my dream.

The renovation of the Mas took all in all about 2 years and I continuously improve the quality and the comfort of the premises. To preserve the style of Provence is very important for me.

I am a fan of gardens and put all my love into the garden of Mas du Galantin. And here again the provence touch is important as I use only plants from our region.

From the first visit on, I felt very positive vibrations at Mas du Galantin and many of our guests confirmed me this.

You are close to the beaches, the pulsing life and the tourist attractions but when coming back to the Mas your relaxation time starts immediately.

What makes this apartment unique

From the first visit on, I felt very positive vibrations at Mas du Galantin and many of our guests confirmed me this.

You are close to the beaches, the pulsing life and the tourist attractions but when coming back to the Mas your relaxation time starts immediately.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Proche de la mer et cependant loin de l'agitation de Bandol.

Piscine très agréable, tous les ingrédients pour profiter des vacances et du farniente sont au rendez-vous.

Superbe village du Castellet à proximité immédiate.
Jul 2014
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The rental rate includes water, electricity and cooking gaz.
Final cleaning is optional, linen rental is optional.
Bath towels and kitchen towels rental is optional
Rental starts on Saturdays between 4 pm and 6:30 pm and ends on Saturdays between 9 am and 11 am.
Shorter stays possible on request.
Xmas / New Year Special includes Christmas Tree / Decoration and Wood for Fireplace


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment MARIUS (2-6 persons)in Le Castellet in Var

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The sleeping rooms/bathrooms are divided as follows: - 1 sleeping room with double bed very comfortable size 160*200 cm - 1 sleeping room with double bed very comfortable size 140*200 cm - 1 sleeping room with twin beds very comfortable size 90*200 cm - 1 bathroom with WC (washing machine) Linen on request (8 euros for a single bed and 10 euros for a double bed).


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Apartment MARIUS (2-6 persons)
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Jedes Jahr wieder

  • 5 of 5

Wir , d.h. meine Freundin und ich waren - nachdem wir in den Jahren zuvor einige Hotels und Wohnungen genutzt haben - zum 3ten Mal in diesem traumhaft historischen Gebäude. Wir fühlen uns dort so wohl, weil wir zum einen die Ruhe in den Weinbergen genießen. zum anderen aber auch der Weg zum Strand und zum pulsierenden Leben nur einige Autominuten ist. Auch für Ausflüge ist der Standort optimal. Alles in allem bleibt kein Wunsch offen, und wir freuen uns jetzt schon auf unseren nächsten Aufenthalt dort.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, quiet and relaxed week at the Mas! Thank you,

Vermast Family, for your kind help and support. The kids loved playing at the pool and around the house. We will definitely come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your very nice feedback. It was fantastic to meet you and your family. We look forward to your next holidays at Mas du Galantin. Best wishes !
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Marius - un petit coin de paradis sous le ciel bleu

  • 5 of 5

Arrivant tard le soir, pour un court séjour pendant les congés de Pentecôte, nous redoutions de ne pas trouver facilement l'adresse, mais les indications de Karyn et Tom étaient très précises. Une bouteille de rosé (Bandol, évidemment) nous attendait dans le salon - petite attention bien appréciée après la route.

Les chambres sont bien équipées et fonctionnelles, et les matelas très confortables, rendant les nuits paisibles et reposantes.

Le salon / salle à manger, aux belles proportions, baigne dans la lumière et invite à la détente, d'autant que différents ouvrages, où les auteurs provençaux sont bien représentés, sont à disposition dans la bibliothèque.

La cuisine est généreusement équipée et nous avons même noté la présence de deux frigidaires-congélateurs! Il n'y a qu'une salle de bain, mais cette dernière offre suffisamment de rangement pour la cohabitation de 6 personnes.

Côté jardin: la grande piscine, sécurisée par 2 alarmes, très bien entretenue et partagée avec les locations Fanny et César, est très agréable, même si elle était encore un peu fraiche en ce début de mois de mai! Nous avons particulièrement apprécié, en ces jours de mistral, le fait qu'elle soit abritée du vent. Enfin, la tonnelle adjacente à l'appartement offre une ombre bienvenue pour les déjeuners ou les dîners.

Pour finir, un classeur dans le salon recueille suggestions d'excursions, marchés provençaux, itinéraires de randonnées (le sentier littoral, tout proche, est de toute beauté) et autres détails pratiques facilitant le séjour. La région est belle, très belle même, donc il nous a été facile de nous occuper!

A noter que le mas dispose du WIFI, disponible dans toutes les pièces, ce qui pour nous, était un atout.

Nous terminerons cette appréciation en remerciant les propriétaires pour leur accueil chaleureux: nous nous sommes sentis de suite à la maison. Chaque chose est à sa place, rien ne manque... on voit bien que derrière cette apparente simplicité, les choses ont été pensées jusque dans leurs moindres détails. Nous avons hâte de revenir!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Un grand merci pour cette magnifique description. Depuis douze ans, nous oeuvrons pour améliorer continuellement le Mas du Galantin. Notre principale source d'idées sont nos vacanciers. Rassurez-vous, nous avons encore quelques idées en réserve ;-) A très bientôt au Mas du Galantin ... et pourquoi pas en automne, une autre saison très agréable pour visiter notre belle région.
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Vacanza Perfetta

  • 5 of 5

Eravamo 3 famiglie di amici per un totale di 9 persone. Avevamo prenotato l'appartamento Cesar per poter stare tutti insieme. Purtroppo, a causa di un loro disguido questo non è stato possibile. Ci sono stati assegnati quindi 2 appartamenti: Il Marius e il Fanny che comunque si trovano nella stessa struttura e che per noi sono stati una più che ottima soluzione.

Entrambi gli appartamenti sono molto spaziosi, puliti e completi di qualsiasi necessità. Del Fanny abbiamo utilizzato solo il bagno ed una camera da letto e solo per andarci a dormire in quanto l' appartamento Marius è sufficientemente grande da poterci ospitare tutti. Il grande salone/soggiorno del Marius è stato il cuore della casa con il suo grande e ben funzionante camino. Molto pratica la cucina e ben accessoriata. Splendida la mansarda che hanno occupato i nostri 3 bambini. L'intera proprietà è splendidamente tenuta ed arredata con finiture di pregio. La Signora Vermast è stata molto gentile e carina e ci ha accontentato in tutte le nostre richieste.

Nei 5 giorni passati in Provenza abbiamo visitato La route de Cretes, Les Calanques di Cassis (splendida la camminata fino a D'En Vau), Roussillon e Rustrel con i sentieri dell' Ocra, Aix En Provence, Avignone, Nizza e La Corniche de L' Esterel.

Consiglio vivamente questa proprietà che ci ha permesso di rilassarci al meglio dopo le nostre escursioni e consiglio anche una visita della provenza nel periodo invernale.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mille scuse per il disguido e mille grazie per il commento molto completo! IT - E vero che il periodo invernale e molto simpatico in Provenza. Oltre la luce ben speciale, il tempo rimane gradevole e sono organizzati tantissimi attività in questo periodo di Natale et Ano Nuovo. I camini negli appartamenti César e Marius danno una nota romantica alle vacance invernali. FR - Il est vrai que la période hivernale est très sympathique en Provence. Outre la lumière bien particulière, le temps reste agréable et sont organisées une multitude d'activités à la période de Noël et Nouvel An. Les cheminées des appartements César et Marius rajoutent une note romantique aux vacances dans le sud en hiver. DE - Es ist wahr, dass die Winterzeit besonders sympathisch ist in der Provence. Neben dem schönen Licht und dem angenehmen Wetter werden viele Aktivitäten rund um Weihnachten und Neujahr organisiert. Die Kamine in den Wohnungen César und Marius tragen mit einem romantischen Touch zum winterlichen Urlaub im Süden bei. EN - It is true, that winter time is a special period in Provence. A very particular light, comfortable weather and a bunch of activities around Christmas and New Year make the experience quite complete. The fireplaces of apartments César and Marius add a romantic touch to the winter holidays in the South.
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Perfect vacation in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We have been very pleased with our vacation in mas de Galantin and the excellent service, and we will recommend the

house to our friends and hope to come back next year.

Best regards

Lars Sandgaard

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your nice feedback. We look forward to your next holiday at Mas du Galantin. We put a particular attention to and enjoy the contacts we have with you, our holidaymakers, by mail during the booking phase, personnally at check-in, during your stay or at check out, efficiently when fixing eventual problems. The best compliment you can make us is to return Mas du Galantin. This summer we welcome a family from England for the 10th time in 11 years. We had something to celebrate :-)
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Stay in Mas du Galantin May 2012 appt. Marius

  • 5 of 5

We first tried this year to spend some holidays in Provence for Pentecost. It was a wonderful experience with great wheather conditions and not too crowdy, even more while enjoying the cozy atmosphere in Mas du Galantin and its sourroundings like beautiful vineyeards and the Gros Cerveau mountain. Our children (12 and 14) greatly enjoyed the location with its nice swimmingpool and the space of the Marius appartment which gave them some privacy too...

Special tours are recommended to the market of Sanary, the beaches of St Syr - Les Lecques (diving opportunities not to be missed) and last but not least a wine tasting visit to the neighbour vinemaker "Le Galantin" at walking distance with no risk for your licence !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this very comprehensive review. On a historical note we'd like to add that Mas du Galantin (original name "Mas Le Galantin") and Domaine Le Galantin belonged to the same landlord, a seigneur from Marseille, a long time ago. The myth wants that the name came from the landlord's habit to bring his mistresses to that place. Domaine Le Galantin nowadays is owned and run by the Pascal Family and it is Jérôme Pascal who conducts the visit of the cellars with a lot of passion and competence. Their vines are among the best in the region in terms of value for your money!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Dolce Fregate
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
La Cadière d'Azur (highway A 50)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Le Castellet
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: recommended

MAS DU GALANTIN is located at Le Plan du Castellet, small village located between the famous medieval village of Le Castellet (2 min driving distance) and the famous seaside resort of Bandol (5 min driving distance). Easily accessible (via A50 Marseille-Toulon highway or 45 min. driving distance from Marseille airport), it is surrounded by and presents beautiful views of the vineyards of the famous Bandol AOC as well as the Gros Cerveau mountain chain. Lots of sports activities within short distance and very diverse sightseeing spots nearby.

The Bandol area has a wonderful microclimate with pluviometry not exceeding 650 m/m per year. Bandol is a true seaside resort. Many sand beaches, cliffs, inlets and creeks are all part of this natural environment and are surrounded by hills of pines and willows.

Other Activities: sightseeing