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Bright, Elegant, Family Friendly 2 Bedroom Character Apt In Pezenas Centre

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 63 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Character Apartment, Modern Kitchen, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Meet the original property of "Les Appartements des Artistes" in Pezenas. Located in a nearly 300 year old historically protected building in the very centre of a vibrant, rich, village in the heart of Southern France. "L’Appartement Des Artistes #1" is a two bedroom apartment that sleeps four people in comfort and style. This is an ideal location for those who dream of not only visiting southern France..but experiencing it completely.

Please note: located across the hall in the same beautiful building, we also have a second property (Home Away Property # 4274763), "L'Appartement des Artistes No.2" could be used for those travelling with a large group, or two families, this apartment can be rented in conjunction with #979853. You can travel with friends and family, and be "together, but separate". If "No. 1" is unavailable, please check 'L'Appartement des Artistes No. 2". Both are of equal quality and price.

After a day of exploring the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, it’s nice to know that there is a beautiful, comfortable apartment that awaits you. Sit in the Salon/Cuisine and enjoy local delicacies you’ve discovered over a bottle of local wine before dinner. The French have perfected the art of living well, and this apartment has been outfitted to help you achieve this with ease.

The cuisine is fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, kettle, and toaster. There is even a clothes washing machine at your disposal in the apartment.

"L’Appartement Des Artistes" has two bedrooms. The Master bedroom has 4 metre high ceilings, large french windows, Juliet Balcony and a European Queen sized bed. The guest bedroom has two single beds, and features original beams in the ceiling. This apartment is perfect for two couples, or a a family of four. Each room is freshly made up for your arrival with linens and towels.

This property is completely prepared in advance with a complementary bottle of chilled Rosé awaiting to celebrate your arrival...all that is left to do is unpack your bags and begin enjoying your vacation time in France.

The Rough Guide to Languedoc - Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. Thanks to Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Pézenas was considered the “second Versailles” in the late 17th century. This drew wealth, artists and playwrights of the caliber of Moliere all seeking to gain favour and patronage from the court.

Today, Pézenas has an incredibly well preserved Old Town filled with outdoor restaurants, artisans, and entertainment. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas and it’s neighbouring villages. Located in the middle of the largest wine growing region in all of France, and less than a half hour drive from the Mediterranean beaches. Simple pleasures are abound.

With so many things to see and do in the Languedoc-Roussilon, Pézenas is ideally situated. The town of Pézenas itself is beautiful and vibrant. From buying bread and tasty treats at the local boulangerie, people watching at a one of the town’s outdoor cafés, or exploring one of the many antique shops (Brocantes), Pézenas has so much to offer. The Old Town is rich with history and fine architecture, and full of unique artisan shops and fine restaurants. What’s more, Pézenas has one of the best year-round Saturday Markets (Bio Marché) in the area. All of this and more is steps away from "L’Appartement des Artistes"

Some of the finest beaches in Southern France are a short drive away, but there is so much more to this area than sun and sand. Incredible sites like Le Pont de Gard, the medeval ramparts of Carcassone, or visiting cities like Montpellier, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes and Arles. These all make wonderful day-trips from Pézenas. Truly, there are so many things to see and do. You will need more than a week just to scratch the surface of this enchanting region.

More Details

Owner
David and Holly Nielsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, danish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About David and Holly Nielsen

We are enthusiastic traveller's who use our wonderful apartment as a base for seeing all of Europe. Everyday we spend in Pézenas teaches us new things about culture, food, wine. We call it 'l'Appartement des Artistes' because we both actively participante in the fine arts.

David and Holly Nielsen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why David and Holly Nielsen chose Beziers area

When we decided to search for a property in France, we came directly to the Languedoc. The vibe is more laid back then the French Riviera, and the cost of living is far more reasonable. We looked at over 29 properties, and had basically given up.

The day we first saw the apartment, the real estate agent was reluctant to show us this property because it was being completely renovated - it was a disaster!

We knew it was our place the second we saw the front door to the building. As soon as we entered we noticed the old tiles a l'ancienne, and it's incredible staircase. We wanted a property that immediately made one feel that, 'there's no doubt about it, we're in France,' and this one was paying off with every step - and we had not even visited the apartment yet!

Having done numerous home improvement DIY projects, we could see beyond the rubble, and saw this as the incredible property could be and now is.

Of all the apartments in our building, this one retained most of it's original character. 4 meter high ceilings, gigantic light filled windows, original plaster moulding, the marble fireplace and original hexagonal red tiles on the floor. How could we not fall in love with this property.

We know you will also!

What makes this apartment unique

We wanted a place that had all the charm of a European apartment with modern conveniences. After we bought the apartment, we went about completely replacing the kitchen and bathrooms with modern energy efficiency equipment - while always maintaining the original charm of this 250 year old building. The modern and the traditional work together in this apartment, not compete.

This apartment is also so well located, we walk everywhere when we are in town. It is in the middle of a thriving village, with everything mere steps away from the building: restaurants, the Old Town, and shopping either atthe local festivals or market. We are far away enough from the over crowded beach towns, but very close to the water. We are surrounded by history and culture, we only needs to ask, 'What am I curious about today?'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David and Holly,

We just spent 2 weeks at your apartment, and we were very impressed how well equipped it was. The apartment is very well located with all shops one might need very close by. The building is old, but the inside of the apartment is certainly new. The kitchen has everything one can think of, the bathroom and shower are great. The beds are very comfortable and the apartment is very nicely furnished, incl. TV, radio. We bought croissents 25 meters away, a fruit and veg store in front and next to that Charcuterie and a small supermarket.



Pezenas, is a very old town that is well maintained and really lovely. Beautiful old buildings, good restaurants and high quality artisan shops; as opposed to run of the mill tourist shops in other towns. It really is special. We had easy visits to other places on roads, which all appeared to have been repaved recently. The countryside is lovely. The distance to the Mediterranean is only about 18-20 kms. During our stay, we visited many interesting places and towns known worldwide. We ate our noon meals at outdoor restaurants every day but one. In short we enjoyed ourselves immensely.



A great place.
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Pézenas, France

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , WC is separate
  • Enjoy a therapeutic experience on the stone shower floor. Soft towels for showering are provided. (Seperate beach towels are also availble should you choose to go to the beach.) Shampoo and handcrafted local french soaps are provided-they will leave your skin smelling fresh and feeling soft. This home features a separate Shower room and W.C., both which have been completly updated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Our bedrooms have new mattresses and soft luxurious linens. Depending on the time of year, a summer or winter duvet is also availble. A small dresser and closet organizer is provided for your convenience. You don't have to live out of your suitcase! Unpack, make yourself at home and enjoy a restful sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
wi-fi and laptop available. Each bedroom has ample closet space and fans if required. Stereo will accept an iPod. Toys and games are on-site for children. Fireplace is decorative only. Beach toys are available. Bicycles are not for use without owners permission.

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Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was just perfect for our family of four. It's comfortable, decorated tastefuly and the kitchen is fully equiped. The town itself is spectacular. Plenty to see and the area is perfect for holidays as there are so many things to see and do nearby. We go every year and it just keeps getting better the more time we spend there. We always go back to this apartment. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Highly recomended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan, It's true, Dan's family of 4 have stayed with us three times now. "L'Appartement des Artistes" has become their home away from home in France. If you are looking for a last minute vacation rental for this fall or winter, we still have availability. If it is for one week or a couple of months, Les Apartments des Artistes are a perfect fit for your budget. We would love to earn your business.
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'Home from Home'

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful stay at this beautiful apartment which was very well equipped with everything required for our stay. The Apartment itself was very characterful and very conveniently situated 2 mins from the main square. Pezenus itself was beautiful. Lots of quaint streets and houses, lovely restaurants and a lovely Saturday morning market. David and Holly were very welcoming and particularly helpful during our stay in providing lots of tips for various places to visit. Would not hesitate recommending to family and friends and hopefully will return to Pezenas in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to welcome you back again Liza! If you are thinking of taking a week or more off this year, and you wish to spend it in the South of France - look no further. We have availability for longer term stays (2 weeks or more) in 'le midi'. We are also starting to take bookings for 2018. Both of "Les Apartments des Artistes" in Pezenas fill up before many other vacation rentals in Pezenas, because we offer the best quality and value for your hard earned money. It's never to late to begin your summer reservations. We can't wait to hear from you!
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We loved our stay in Pezenas!

  • 5 of 5

There is so much to do in Pezenas and the surrounding area. A week is barely long enough! This apartment is so charming and well equipped. We honestly could not ask for more! Can't wait to come back to this area and do some more exploring. Thank you Dave and Holly for all of your wonderful tips and suggestions. The travel books are and awesome touch. And the artwork, it's just so perfect for the space. This was and anniversary to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in a lovely town.

  • 5 of 5

Very much appreciated all of the advice from the hosts. Property is lovely and well laid out. A gem that is a must to experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! If you are thinking of a property for an Autumn Escape in Southern France, L'Appartement des Artistes #1 is the perfect home away from home. We are accepting requests for late September straight through to,,,well, you decide when!Please consider a fall week during grape harvest, or something a little bit more long-term for the season. Book now while space is still available!
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Excellent , lots of thought gone in to providing a well equipped place.

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the property; great location, clean and stylish with lots of things included for an enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Karen! Your family left the apartment in amazing condition when you left. It just shows the type of great people "l'Appartement des Artistes #1" attracts. We really appreciate how much you loved the place, and would love to have you back.
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5

Welcoming, Very Clean, close to EVERYTHING, Feel at home, everything needed provided. Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had never travelled to South France before. We had no expectations but after a week in this lovely, friendly town we are sold. WE WILL BE BACK!! Its important to know that my wife and I have travelled extensively but know basically no French. All the local businesses were extremely patient and understanding with this handicap of ours. As for this rental the location was amazing! Withing 100 steps of the flat we found an amazing bakery, fruit market, butcher, barber, grocery store. We highly recommend trying the local restaurants also. The flat itself was very clean, comfortable, spacious, with character but amazing modern amenities. Beautifully decorated throughout with local art and paintings. Dave and Holly and Oscar were terrific hosts and extremely helpful. We also viewed apartment #4 which is slightly larger than #6 but equally charming.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob and Mary! Many of our guests are shocked by how this large market village in the South of France has captured their hearts. There is so much warmth from the locals, and we think that is awesome! There are still a spots available in the late summer and early fall of 2017. Contact us if you are interested in a longer term rental (4 weeks or longer) We would be happy to start a conversation with you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Beziers 20mins. / Montpellier 40mins.
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Numerous brasseries bars and cafés nearby
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Golf De Saint Thomas
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Agde / Beziers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A75 2 kms /
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Station de Ski - Prat-Peyrot
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Vias / Meze / Agde
Car: recommended

Many have dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local Café, bistro or Boulengerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. L’Appartment des Artistes is such a place that has been equipped for you to live "La Belle Vie!"

A nearly 300 year old historically protected building at the very centre of a vibrant, rich, town in the heart of Southern France. The 'L’Appartement Des Artistes' is a two bedroom apartment that sleeps four people in comfort and style. This is an ideal location for those who dream of not only visiting France..but experiencing it completely.

Who has not dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local café, brasserie or boulangerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. 'L’appartment des Artistes' is such a place that has been equipped for you to live La Belle Vie!

The 2010 Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an almost overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. Thanks to Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Pézenas was considered the “second Versailles” in the late 17th century. This drew wealth, artists and playwrights of the calibre of Moliere all seeking to gain favor and patronage from the court.

Today Pézenas has an incredibly well preserved Old Town filled with outdoor restaurants, artisans, and entertainment. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas and it’s neighboring villages. Located in the middle of the largest wine growing region in all of France, and less than a half hour drive from the Mediterranean beaches. Simple pleasures are abound.

With so many things to see and do in the Languedoc-Roussilon, Pézenas is ideally situated. The town of Pézenas itself is beautiful and vibrant. From buying bread and tasty treats at the local boulangerie, to people watching at a one of the town’s outdoor cafés, or exploring one of the many antique shops (Brocantes), Pézenas has so much to offer. The Old Town is rich with history and fine architecture, and full of unique artisan shops and fine restaurants. What’s more, Pézenas has one of the best year-round Saturday Markets (Bio Marché) in the area. All of this and more is steps away from 'L’Appartement des Artistes'.

Some of the finest beaches in Southern France are a short drive away, but there is so much more to this area than sun and sand. Incredible sites like Le Pont de Gard, the medeval ramparts of Carcassone, or visiting cities like Montpellier, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes and Arles. These all make wonderful day-trips from Pézenas. There are truly so many things to see and do, you will need more than a week just to scratch the surface of this enchanting region.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Pézenas, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$120
A$862
 
 
High Season (Summer)
1 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$150
A$1,049
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$449.59

Please contact owner for other payment methods. Using Home Away' Pay Now button is a very secure method.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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