Apartment in Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Nr. Anduze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - In A Quiet Street, Central To This Lively, Interesting Town
St Jean is steeped in history and rich in culture. It was central to the Camisard resistance in the 16th century. Robert Louis Stephenson travelled with his donkey until he reached St Jean. A thriving silk industry created wealth, now long gone, in the 19th century. An excellent museum documents all this and more These days this small town is full of restaurants, cafes, street markets, itinerant musicians and boule players. There's a heritage steam train from St Jean to Anduze via the Bambouseraie - 84 acres of botanical gardens specialising in bamboo! Plenty to fill a week without taking to the hills or resorting to the car.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Be the first to try this unique and special property. A cherished second home for many years.
Activity and Interests
Two hour's drive to the Mediterranean coast via the Camargue.
Airports - Montplier (84km) or Nimes (58km)
Trains - Change at Nimes for Ales. (27km)
Motorway from Cherbourg, Caen or Le Harvre takes ten hours via the Loire valley and the Auvergne.
(We always take the TGV from Paris and hire a car in Nimes)
This is a great place for walking, several walks start and end in the town. Maps and guide books are provided but boots and poles will be needed. Many walks are lengthy and challenging but they are spectacular and full of historical and natural history. Lozerre, to the North, offers mountain ranges, tarns and gorges. Cathar country and Carcasonne can be managed within a long day. The Ardeche - acres of chestnut trees, underground caves, canoes and kayaking are to the West. So is the Pont du Gard via beautiful Uzes. Fine wines abound in all directions, Minervois, Corbieres, Luberon, Gigondas, Chateau Neuf etc etc etc.
- Booking Notes:
Please contact owner
Minimum seven day stays, Saturdays preferred, Access at any time via key pad and prior arrangement.
Notes on prices:
A reduction of 10% will be applied to each additional consecutive week.
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- large bathroom with shower, WC and a hand basin within a wooden unit of drawers, work surface and mirrors.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed.
- Outside: A lane from the road leads to a gate. A tiny courtyard within gives access to the front door. The two terraces are described above. Utility Room: A washing machine is installed in a cave beneath the apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Clean towels and linen are available for a second consecutive week. The property is cleaned after each visit. No pets or smokers please. Other: Upstairs a comfortable sitting room leads out onto a second smaller terrace.