ELEGANT 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN THE CENTER OF PÉZENAS, FRANCE

David and Holly Nielsen

Speaks french, danish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ELEGANT 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN THE CENTER OF PÉZENAS, FRANCE

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Modern Kitchen, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Practice the Art of Living Well. 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 and relax in the livingroom / kitchen 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 kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher. The cellier just off the kitchen has a 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 romantic master bedroom features 14 foot high ceilings and a double bed. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and features original beams that date back 200 years. All rooms are bathed with natural light. Each room is freshly made up for your arrival.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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David and Holly Nielsen

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Speaks french, danish, english

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

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!

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?'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Elegant 2 Bedroom Apartment In The Center of Pézenas, France
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FANTASTIC APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic and stylish apartment. Fully equipped – we did not need anything extra. Clean and comfortable. Great contact with owners – always quick reply on any questions or requests.
Very friendly people in Pezenas, great little shops, good restaurants. Food in general is great.
Pezenas is nice, charming little town. Could be a little cleaner though.
We had a great stay and would highly recommend L'Appartement des Artistes.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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FIRST CLASS COMFORT

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was ideally situated in the town but in a "real" area of the town rather than a typically tourist area. The neighbours and shops were all going about their daily lives which gave us a true flavour of life in Pezenas. Parking was 7 minutes away which was okay when dry but not so good on the two wet days we had. We cannot speak highly enough of the facilities in the flat- everything was spotlessly clean and the equipment all modern and easy to use. The neighbouring fruit shop opened up at 6am and was noisy but this didn't matter much at all. We toured extensively from the flat and found Pezenas to be an excellent centre for this- and a lovely spot to return to in the evening with a wide variety of cafés and bars to relax in of an evening.
This is an area unspoiled by mass tourism and one which deserves to be better known - beautiful cities and towns are readily accessible and the countryside north of the town is stunning.
I have no hesitation in recommending both the apartment and the area.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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PERFECT APARTMENT GREAT CITY

  • 5 of 5
Such a perfect apartment, so stylish and in a great historic part of France. We enjoyed it immensely and have fond memories of Pezenas's charm. Thank you David
Shirley,Werner,Teresa and Ian Australia
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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PERFECT APARTMENT IN PÉZENAS!

  • 5 of 5
This charming apartment was one of the best we have ever rented - centrally located near Old Town, lots of food shops and restaurants. Meticulously clean, beautifully furnished and equipped with all the basic necessities, the apartment was such a pleasure to return to after a day out. We especially appreciated the convenience of the "traiteur" (take-out meals) and fruit stand across the street. The owners even left a bottle of chilled Rosé for our enjoyment. Everything was just as pictured. We were within walking distance to everything in this historic city and didn't need a car but there are buses available to towns like Montpellier and Béziers. We would definitely rent here again and have already recommended it to others.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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GREAT HOLIDAY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE

  • 5 of 5
My daughter, her partner and I enjoyed a terrific holiday right in the centre of this ancient town, where we could walk to the shops, cafés, restaurants and markets, and meander amongst the tiny streets visiting the many artisan workshops and studios, and also the many antique shops which line the main highway on the edge of town. The owners of the Appartement des Artistes had provided everything we needed to be perfectly comfortable, and had given us lots of information about where to eat, shop and lots of locations to visit in the surrounding countryside. Some days we stayed in town enjoying the ambience of small town French life, other days we journeyed to local beauty spots and places of historic interest, as Pezenas is ideally located in the centre of a region full of things to see and enjoy. All in all we had a great holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Appartement des Artistes to anyone seeking an authentic French style holiday in a beautiful traditional style building, but with all the comforts provided so all you have to do is enjoy!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment here is wonderful! The owners, David and Holly have customer service all figured out. The apartment is beautifully decorated, it has a modern kitchen, modern bathroom, spacious living room/kitchen area and is conveniently located to everything you would need during your stay here in Pezenas. The apartment is also very clean and very comfortable, it is very well stocked with all kitchen staples. It is also supplied with most kitchen appliances too. We arrived to a refrigerator of milk, orange juice and a bottle of chilled water. There was also a bottle of wine on the table when we arrived. David and Holly really put the effort into making our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
David has been communicating with us before and during our stay so everything is clear and easy to manage. There is a booklet of clear instructions on how to use washer, dispose of garbage etc. The parking area is very close to the apartment and is a free lot. My husband and I have been using the WiFi and it has worked flawlessly.
We usually travel to Europe in the winter because it the only time we have free. Once has to expect many shops and restaurants are closed in many of the small towns. We managed to find a few good restaurants. Our mistake was not to go to the Office of Tourism when we first arrived. They were very helpful finding places to eat and even offered to call to make a reservation, if necessary.
Pezenas is a great central location for many of the sights. The beach towns and mountain towns are all within a reasonable drive. It is close to some cities like Montepellier and Narbonne and the town of Carcassonne. We had a wonderful experience here at Domaine St. Hilaire vineyard for a wine tasting and tour. The owners were delightful and we enjoyed the afternoon there. I am not sure if they do this during the busy season but they were able to accommodate us for a snack after the tasting in their beautiful home.
We spent an afternoon here scouring the many antique shops and enjoyed a full afternoon of shopping.
My only complaint is, the people of Pezenas do not clean up after their dogs. You have to watch where you step all the time. Since Pezenas seems to depend on tourism, one would think the people who live here would do something about it.
Overall, I would highly recommend staying here. It is a good size town, it has a beautiful historic area and is centrally located.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Beziers 20mins. / Montpellier, Carcassone 50mins.
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Beziers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A75 2 kms /
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Vias / Meze / Agde
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Numerous brasseries and cafés - Place 14 Juillet
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Station de Ski - Prat-Peyrot
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Golf De Saint Thomas
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Entre Pots 270m Place Gambatta 270m
Car: recommended

Make Your Dream A Reality. A 200 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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Pezenas Apartment Rental Rates

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Base Rate
3 night minimum stay
€100
 
 
High Season (Summer)
Jun 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
€100
€700
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: €100 Nightly
 
Low Season
Sep 1 - May 30
3 night minimum stay
€83
€581
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: €83 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection €49
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Amenities

Pezenas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 63 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Rustic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 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 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
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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