IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE NEAR THE SEA SURROUNDED BY VINEYARDS

Paul Kuhn

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE NEAR THE SEA SURROUNDED BY VINEYARDS

Narbonne House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8, possibly 9)

Armissan is a wine growing village 15 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea, about an hour from Montpellier, 30 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne and less than three hours from Barcelona, Spain. The near-by city of Narbonne is on the Canal de la Robine and has regular train service to Paris, Avignon, Barcelona and other cities throughout the region.

Your residence was an old stone barn. The ground level is a large garage with plenty of indoor parking. The upstairs living quarters offer a spacious great room with a huge fireplace and a dining area, a compact kitchen with all you need, four bedrooms (one completely recreated with a new in-suite bathroom and French doors to the large terrace), and two of which are lofts, one which opens to the private upper terrace, a full bath plus a separate water closet and a new tiled shower/sink, new dishwasher, and a laundry room with washer/dryer/ironing board on the mezzanine level. Two terraces overlook the vineyards and foothills in the distance. (There is no phone but there is wi-fi access throughout the house as well as good cell phone coverage.)

The house is a few steps away from the town center of Armissan with its ancient church. The butcher and the baker are just out the front gate. Narbonne is 15 minutes away with an historic Gothic cathedral, a Roman road, excellent shops and one of the best markets in France (open every day of the year from 7 until just after noon) featuring fresh seafood, meats, cheese and produce. There are many fine restaurants in Narbonne and within easy driving distance from Armissan.

Accommodations consist of four French (that is, small double beds), one each in the bedroom by the main bath, the new bedroom off the main terrace and in the loft bedrooms one of which also has two twin beds. The house is not handicapped accessible because of stairs to the living quarters and stairs to the sleeping lofts. It's not fancy but we think it's wonderful!

We placed the house in charity auctions for about ten years and had numerous repeat visitors. One family will return this year for the second time, another for their third! You can stay busy every day visiting historical points of interest or relax in the serenity of the village. Some of the best vineyards in the Languedoc are minutes away. Life at 18 rue du Terrain des Sports is not like life in a French village. It IS life in a French village!

Keywords: Mediterranean, wine, Narbonne, Languedoc, Languedoc-Roussillon, Carcassonne, le Clape, south of France, Gruisson, village

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Paul Kuhn (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Paul Kuhn

My family and I love France. My son attended the American University of Paris and my daughter participated in a student exchange program in Paris. She and her husband spent their honeymoon in Armissan and we look forward to visiting this special place every year.

Paul Kuhn purchased this house in 2000

Why Paul Kuhn chose Narbonne

Armissan is in the sunniest region of France, near the Mediterranean and in the heart of Cathar country. You can stay busy every day visiting historical sites and fine restaurants or simply relax in an extraordinarily peaceful setting. The village feels remote but is less than 5-10 minutes from the A9 toll road which runs from Spain on the west to Italy on the east.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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In the South of France Near the Sea Surrounded by Vineyards
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In the South of France Near the Sea Surrounded by Vineyards
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Narbonne Narbonne area
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely great time at Armissan. The location is fantastic, close to the beach, mountains, several scenic villages, roman ruins, and cities like Carcassonne, Montpellier, and Nimes are within driving distance. We used the place as a base and ventured to different areas each day.
The house was clean and well maintained. As the listing photos show, the house is comfortable with great views of vineyards.
I would highly recommend it. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Narbonne Narbonne area
Crested Butte CO
5

Wonderful Luck

  • 5 of 5
With hundreds of French gites available for perusal on the internet, we were fortunate to stumble onto (well, not literally) Armissan and Chez Paul. We were looking for an authentic French experience in a quiet, charming, but not remote village. We wanted to shop, cook in, explore, and get to know, in depth, an area in the south of France. That is exactly what we did. We were the first guests to enjoy the luxurious, brand-new master bedroom suite. We lunched and sunned on the terrace, and on cool evenings we built fires in the big stone fireplace, and read and knitted (well one of us did) and kept up with family via Face Time on the iPad. We loved the authenticity of an old stone barn now in its incarnation as an inviting, well-maintained vacation home. We hiked, biked, walked along the beaches, visited historical fortifications, beautiful villages, and enjoyed wine tasting and food shopping at Les Halles, Carrefour (the biggest and best supermarket we'd ever seen) and at local shops in the village. Our three week stay was over entirely too quickly. The whole experience was, quite simply, the best.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nashville
5

Perfect home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time ever in Europe and we couldn't have picked a better place. The home is charming, clean, amazingly quiet and outfitted with every amenity you would need. The quaint village of Armissan has just 600 residents, and is perfectly located for making day trips to some of the most beautiful and historic locations in the Languedoc region of France. Places we visited were La Cite, Roquebrun, Olargues, Sete (Vieux Port), Pezenas, Beziers, Gorges d'Heric, Collioure, Narbonne, Gruissan and St. Guilhem-le-Desert. Every town was more charming than the one before it, each being a different and unique experience. All of these locations were within and hour and 1/2 of Chez Paul and easily found with a GPS and a map (recommend Institut Geographique National #R 17). Many wonderful restaurants in the area for leisurely lunches and romantic dinners. And it was comforting to then come back to a home-Chez Paul- for the end of the evening and a perfect night's rest.
We highly recommend it!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Lewisburg, Ohio, USA
5

An Excellent base for Day-trips in Southern France

  • 5 of 5
I agree with the previous reviews about the accomodations of the villa known as Chez Paul and the beauty and friendliness of the village of Armissan. For the members of our group, this was an excellent base to see, to learn about and to photograph many sites of this area in our week's stay. We went to the Musee de la Prehistoire in Tautavel to see the displays about the skull believed to be 450,000 years old and to the Caune de l'Arago and Gorges des Gouleyrous; Pont du Gard and Les Arenes in Nimes; Narbonne-Plage for sunrise and sunset on the beach; Gruissan; Abbaye de Fontfroide for its tour and for the hiking trail; Carcassonne; Abbaye de Saint Hilaire for its history and nearby samples of Blanquette de Limoux which is a sparking white wine that predates champagne; and Chateau de Peyrepertuse.
Before you go, get Lonely Planet's Languedoc-Roussillon (ISBN 9781741792805) and Michelin Map 526 Languedoc-Roussillon (ISBN 9782067135345), and start planning an adventure for whatever your interests are.
Our stay was the second week in October and we had some wind, pleasant temperatures, mostly sunny skies, and uncrowded tourist sites.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Narbonne Narbonne area
Missoula, MT USA
5

The Best Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I first stayed at this property (which we refer to as 'The Villa') in June of 2004. Our experience was so amazing, that we've been back 2 other times and have another visit scheduled for fall 2011. Armissan is simply a wonderful little village and the Villa itself is an incredible home, with all the necessary amenities to make our stay pleasant and convenient (i.e., cooking our own meals, doing laundry, etc.) It's very quiet, peaceful, and the people in Armissan are very friendly. Some other great features are:
* The Mediterranean is just about 10 minutes away (Narbonne Plage)
* A larger city (Narbonne) is about 20 minutes away and offers great history, shops, and people watching.
* Views of vineyards from the villa
* A bakery in Armissan, as well as the winery
* The Languedoc-Roussilon region offers many awesome opportunities for several day trips, and the villa is a great "home base".

Simply put, the Villa and Armissan is a slice of heaven and I believe that if you go, you'll feel exactly the same way!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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In the South of France Near the Sea Surrounded by Vineyards
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615-294-6187
Narbonne Narbonne area
Nashville
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The pictures are beautiful, but don't do it justice. The proximity to beautiful hiking and wonderful and picturesque villages is spectacular.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
163 Miles
Barcelona
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Narbonne gare
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Narbonne Plage
Car: necessary

Minutes from the A-9 and Narbonne; 3 hours from Barcelona.

Boule field just out the door adjacent to the tennis courts.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Narbonne House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring to fall
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes $1200-$1800/wk US Dollars
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Weekly rates vary from $1200 in winter months to $1800 in spring,;
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Dates Available: Year round
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Amenities

Amenities

Narbonne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full - toilet , shower
  • One separate full bath with tub/shower/bidet. One full bath with shower en suite with the master bedroom. One new tiled shower and sink next to a separate toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master bedroom and bath. French doors open to terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 double , Loft
  • Double Beds (4) French double beds so somewhat smaller than in the US., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Large terrace with gas and charcoal grills, lounges and a table that seats eight overlooking the vineyards and countryside.

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