Travel back in time to this 18th century city where people walk to shops, cafes and restaurants and wake up to the sound of church bells, birds and the murmur of neighbors enjoying café in the streets below. You will enjoy the exquisite pleasures of gourmet food, wine, confit de canard, foie gras and truffles. Set in the center of Montpellier’s beautiful historic pedestrian-only district on a narrow carriage street of glowing creamy gold-beige marble, our fully restored 18th century apartment welcomes and invites you, your family, and your friends to stay a while. Originally built in the 17th century, the apartment now has everything you need to make it your base of operations while exploring this remarkable part of Southern France. Montpellier has its own Arc de Triomphe, the exquisite Musee Fabre, two opera houses, and one of the largest squares in Europe - exploring the city is a joy and can easily and happily encompass the entire scope of your stay.
Near Montpellier: Montpellier is also a great base for exploring Southern France, located 10km from some of the nicest beaches in the Mediterranean. The South of France is world famous for its consistently sunny weather, the beautiful blue of the sky and sea and the relaxed yet chic atmosphere. The Montpellier area is particularly blessed with miles of white sand beaches, coastal lagoons full of oysters and mussels and the Camargue Nature Reserve, with black bulls, wild white horses and a myriad of bird life including thousands of pink flamingos. Tour nearby chateaux and abbeys and dine on wonderful gourmet meals. Kayak, sail, kite surf, dive, fish, or swim in the Mediterranean or just bask in the sun. Enjoy the Mediterranean end of the famous Canal du Midi, lined with sycamore trees, lilies and lovely villages. The Canal is perfect for a long walks and picnics. Finally, return each evening to relax in your own private apartment. with your fresh market purchases only a minute away.
More about the Apartment: The apartment is very spacious with wonderful light coming from windows on three sides. Enter into the living room with comfortable French antique furniture, bookcases, rich walnut parquet floors and decorative aubusson carpeting, a beautiful crystal chandelier, and a surround sound stereo and wide screen TV inside a 17c antique buffet. The adjacent dining room seats 10 easily and has two floor to ceiling window-doors with balconies to the street below. The fully equipped kitchen is located off the dining room. The master bedroom is very spacious with a hotel quality king bed, air conditioning, and its own speaker system for your iPod. It also has a private full bath with a shower built for two, custom stonework and heated a towel rack. The two guest rooms have cherry parquet floors, antique armoires, air conditioning and hotel quality queen sized beds. The guest bathroom includes an all glass shower, heated towel rack and closet washer and dryer.
Montpellier is a vibrant city with beautiful 18c architecture, and one of the biggest open squares in Europe. There are many cultural events and activities including an annual guitar festival, Museums, two opera houses, gardens and monuments to explore, ballet and classical music as well as a nearby zoo and aquarium. Sunny Montpellier is 10 km from the Mediterranean Sea and many wonderful beaches. The apartment is located in the pedestrian only part of the city where theaters, restaurants and cafes are a short walk away.
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