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Trompe l'Oeil, an apartment style maisonette. Great for walkers and biking.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Although it has 3 bedrooms it can be rented on a one bedroom basis.

Trompe l'Oeil is an apartment style maisonette,

a tastefully refurbished - 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 6. It is the perfect base for the full range of activities available in the area or for just relaxing. It has WIFI so everyone can use their computers. Have a look at our website www.holidaysincapestang.com

Trompe l’Oeil is situated 100 meters from the large tree-lined village square with its restaurants and bars and a short walk from the romantic Canal du Midi. Capestang is wonderfully situated between the stunning scenery of the Haut Languedoc Natural Park and the wide sandy Mediterranean beaches. Our house is perfect as a base for families or for a group of friends wishing to explore the historic Languedoc, which is also the largest wine growing area in the world! In the village you can enjoy wine tasting or rent a bike or a boat to explore the region at your leisure.

Within easy reach there are Cathar castles, stunning chateaux, glorious beaches, beautiful mountains and lots of French markets – as well, of course, chic boutiques in nearby Beziers and Narbonne.

Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen and dining area leading to the living room with satellite TV, video. DVD and CD player. 1st floor: bright double bedroom with mezzanine for additional storage, twin bedroom, shower room and toilet. 2nd floor: twin bedroom with en-suite. Cot & highchair available.

More Details

Joan Morel
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Capestang in Hérault

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Trompe l'Oeil has two shower rooms with toilet and handbasin (one en-suite) and a separate toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Plus Mezzanine
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , En-Suite
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Non smokers preferred, please be considerate, if you do wish to smoke we would appreciate you doing so outside. Pushchairs are available as are car seats and booster seats on request.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Trompe l'Oeil, an apartment style maisonette. Great for walkers and biking.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Great location for exploring this French region

  • 4 of 5

The Hall family have just spent a very enjoyable week in Trompe l'Oeil, Capestang. The owners, Joan and Barry, were excellent hosts and made us feel really welcome. We were particularly grateful to them on the first day of our holiday when our car wouldn't start. They took us down to local mechanic and our car was promptly fitted with a new battery.

The house was very spacious for the 4 of us and would easily accommodate 6. It was fitted with all mod cons, clean and very comfortable, while retaining old French charm. It's location in the the heart of Capestang meant that everything was within easy walking/staggering distance! Cafes/restaurants, local market and wonderful patisseries just around the corner in this picturesque/historic village.

Highlights of the week included; cycling along the Canal Du Midi, canoeing at Roquebrun and eating out at La Table du Vigneron, Capestang and Vinauberge, Poilhes (next village on from Capestang).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review Charlotte. Makes Barry and I so happy that your holiday ended up well despite your earlier problems. So glad we were able to help. Joan and Barry
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 - children aged 14 and 12 - our 2nd stay in Trompe L'Oeil in 2 years - it's such a great base to explore the Languedoc and an excellent apartment. And such good value! Joan and Barry are superb hosts who made us extremely welcome. If you're looking for a comfortable and clean place to stay in the region, in a small but charming town, then this is definitely worth considering.

Capestang is well located for relatively quick access to the coast (about half an hour), the towns of Beziers and Narbonne, plus trips further afield such as Spain to the south or Montpellier to the east.

We certainly hope and intend to return to Trompe L'Oeil again within the next couple of years.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Have only just found your review Mike and family. Thank you so much,
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  • 5 of 5

Joan & Barry, the owners of this property, are two of the most wonderful people I have ever met. Nothing is too much trouble & they go that extra mile to make sure you have everything you need & that you are very well looked after.

The property itself, is in such an ideal location & is central to the many amenities, that surprisingly, a village of this size has too offer.

There are 2 supermarket, banks, bars, restaurants, bakers, butchers, hairdressers, pharmacy, opticians ect. The house is also 2 minutes from the local bus to Beziers & from there you can pretty much get anywhere you want to go without the aid of a car. The Canal Du Midi is a 5 minute walk, if that. It's perfect.

The property has everything for a long or short stay, of which I have now done both. It has such a lovely atmosphere, it's a special place. You can have a relaxing or an action packed holiday, the choice is entirely yours.

I was travelling on my own for the very first time. I don't drive, my French is very poor & had no idea what to expect, in all honesty I was terrified. I would now live there in a heart beat, as many visitors to the area end up doing.

The expat community & the locals are so lovely & so helpful. They even put up with my very poor attempts at French.

I have stayed in summer & winter now & had an amazing time each stay.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Summer 2012

  • 5 of 5

Family with 4 children had fantastic holiday in South of France. Joan and Barry could not have been more accommodating, friendly or helpful. Plenty to see and do locally , made even better with 2 weeks of clear blue skies, then relaxing in Capestang or at the Canal du Midi in the evening. Easy drive from Toulouse, and there are nearer airports

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We wanted to see the area with a view to moving to the area in the future. The owners Joan and Barry are a mine of information as are their friends and they have been brilliant hosts. The house has no fixed heating and Joan was worried we would be cold so provided lots of plug in and bottle gas heating considering the weather had plummetted and was the coldest it had been for years. Once the heating was on we were fine and the weather was not a huge problem. It even warmed up as the week wore on. We spent our days researching the area and gained huge amounts of information and are now all geared up for getting our place sold and moving over there full time. We would happily recommend this house to anyone wanting a break in sunnier climes.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Janet and Michael, we did try our best to keep you warm but it was the coldest we've ever known in Capestang, even our pool and the canal were covered in ice. However we all thoroughly enjoyed your visit and we and our friends are on the look-out for a property nearby that may tick your boxes.
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The holiday was great

  • 5 of 5

The holiday was great. We have had a wonderful time in Capestang. The most beautiful thing for my children was the wonderful swimming pool. We do not have any improvement, because everything was o.k.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cafe de la Paix
Nearest Ferry
1030 Kilometres
Calais/ Boulogne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Beziers Ouest (West)/ Narbonne Est (East)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cafe de la Grille
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Valras Plage
Car: not necessary

Capestang is a working wine village with a population of a little over 3,000; it is always lively and worth visiting at all times of the year. It offers a good selection of restaurants and bars, supermarkets, banks, doctors, a laundrette, etc.. This area of France also boasts the sunniest weather in the whole of the country.

Within approximately 30 minutes there is available: golf, horse-riding, kayaking, fishing, the beautiful coast and majestic mountains - and the lovely towns of Narbonne and Beziers with their wide range of shops. The Spanish border is within 90 minutes and the ski slopes of the Pyrenees within a 2 hours drive.

Capestang is approximately 30 minutes from Beziers airport, 60 minutes from Carcassonne, Montpellier and Perpignan, a little more from Nimes and 2 hours from Toulouse and Girona (Spain). Our guests tell us that the location is perfect for a memorable vacation, whatever time of year. We live here and think so too.

Other Activities: petanque/ boules, wine tasting, local fetes, local markets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Capestang, Herault

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of 20% of the rental is due on confirmation of booking. Payment in full is required at least 8 weeks before commencement of rental period. Failure to pay in full may result in loss of deposit. Payment in full will
also include a refundable security deposit of £200.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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