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Charming apartment with stunning terrace in Nimes' medieval centre

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, separate wc, sleeps 2

“Au Coeur de Nîmes” is a charming one-bedroomed flat in an 1891 heritage building in the medieval pedestrianized centre of Nîmes. Extremely light and airy, with wooden parquet flooring and original beams, it features a spacious living and dining room, fully equipped open kitchen, study, bedroom with a double bed, en-suite bathroom and separate toilet. Amenities include wi-fi, flat-screen TV with satellite TV, DVD/CD player, iPod speakers and a private parking space two minutes away. The piece de resistance is the large sun-drenched terrace - ideal for al fresco dining – overlooking the magnificent 12th Century Cathedral, picturesque Place aux Herbes and terracotta-tiled rooftops beyond. A covered food market offering the very best of French produce, plus a small supermarket, are a minute's walk away, plus many charming cafes, restaurants and bars. The building has an elevator for easy access, but we regret the flat is not wheelchair-accessible due to a small staircase.

Philip Bell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018


Centre Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Charming apartment with stunning terrace in Nimes' medieval centre
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
County Durham, England

Delightful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from one week’s stay in this delightful apartment in the very centre of Nîmes. So enjoyable was our experience that, when we arrived back in the U.K., our first task was to book Au Coeur de Nîmes again – this time for two weeks – next year.

The apartment is quiet, clean, tidy, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. Its large terrace, which catches the sun all day long, overlooks the Cathedrale St Castor and the Place aux herbes. With a Carrefour City supermarket and Les Halles indoor food market just along the street, and a large number of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance, we parked our car for the week (secure parking provided at no extra cost) and explored Nîmes on foot.

Philip Bell’s attention to detail, his courtesy and his helpfulness was incomparable. In over thirty-five years of holidaying in France, Au Coeur de Nîmes is undoubtedly the best place we have ever rented – both in terms of its facilities and its value for money.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review – we’re thrilled that you found our flat to be the best place you’ve rented in 35 years of visiting France! As the name suggests, the apartment’s location is the key, being in the very heart of the “Ecusson” – the medieval pedestrianised centre – a stone’s throw from everything, and literally a two-minute walk from the Les Halles market and the apartment’s secure parking. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back to “Au Coeur de Nîmes” next year.
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Marshfield, MA (Boston)

A gracious gem with comfort to spare!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Nimes for two weeks in late April 2017. Although the weather was unseasonably cool and damp, it did not dampen our spirits. The apartment location is perfect for exploring this lovely town, as well as for having a car secure and handy for explorations further afield. (Note to birders: we especially enjoyed the Camargue and went back a second day). The apartment itself is fully equipped and surprisingly spacious; clean, modern, and comfortable. It provided a haven for catching our breath or dodging raindrops. We enjoyed looking down on the cafe life from the rooftop terrace. Also, a small, modern grocery store and the spectacular Les Halles are just in the next block. Sian and Philip were warmly hospitable and available to help with any concerns. For instance, they met us at the train and Philip actually accompanied us to guide us safely to our car rental return. Much to see and do -- don't miss Nimes and when you plan your visit, we highly recommend this apartment rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect town centre apartment

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 beautiful hot weeks in September in the air conditioned apartment. Philip could not have made us feel more welcome even though he was on the other side of the planet. We received a call to ensure that everything was ok on our first night and again at the end of the holiday. The apartment is in a perfect position in the town centre surrounded by cafes and shops with a beautiful terrace overlooking the Cathedral. We were a little worried that it might be noisy in the centre but the streets around the apartment are all pedestrianised and you hear very little noise. The apartment was bigger than it looks in the photos and really comfortable with a wonderfully comfy bed. Nimes is a beautiful town with lots of restaurants, amazing Roman buildings and a fabulous market just a stones through from the apartment. There is plenty to see in the surrounding countryside and with the train station being an easy walk you have an excuse not to dive everywhere. We went on the train to Marseilles for the day which was excellent. All in all a fantastic holiday and we will certainly be coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming apartment, with stunning terrace in Nimes

  • 5 of 5

A lovely third floor apartment, in an old, modernised, property in the centre of Nimes. There is a lift to the third floor, however when entering the apartment there is a short flight of stairs, which could create a problem for people with walking problems.

The apartment was the cleanest place we have stayed in, as I usually take my 'antibacterial cleaner' with me when travelling. It was certainly not necessary here. The cleaner, a lovely friendly woman came in on the middle Saturday, changed towels, sheets and throughly cleaned the apartment including all the wooden floors.

The terrace was superb, table, chairs, umbrella and sun lounges. We ate outside every day and spent many hours sunbathing.

Car parking was further down the road, a private area of a multi-storey car above the Halles. As the apartment was in the centre of town we left the car there for the full fortnight and walked everywhere.

In conclusion one of the best places we have stayed in France.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are especially pleased by your comments on the cleanliness of the flat, as this is one of our top priorities in order that our guests can fully enjoy their stay with us. We are also absolutely thrilled that you consider "Au Coeur de Nimes" to be one of the best places you have ever stayed in France! Thank you once again, and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back on your next visit to this part of the world. Philip Bell
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A gem in the heart of Nimes

  • 5 of 5

Having spent many years holidaying in different areas of France we cannot rate this apartment highly enough. From the beginning all our dealings with the owners were quickly and efficiently carried out. The owner's representatives, John and Julie, live in the same apartment block and on arrival showed us round and explained how everything worked. During our stay they were easily available to sort out any issues. A welcoming phone call shortly after our arrival was much appreciated.

The apartment was very well equipped and exceptionally clean with a mid stay change of bed linen and cleaning. The bathroom and toilet have been recently refurbished to a very high standard with a large walk-in shower. The large terrace, overlooking the Cathedral and Place aux Herbes, is stunning and we were able to have breakfast and our evening meal out there every day. Having a dedicated parking space in the nearby car park was a real bonus.

With a Carrefour City supermarket and Les Halles on the doorstep we enjoyed shopping daily negating the need to drive to larger hypermarkets, leaving more time for strolling around Nimes.

Having visited the area previously we felt no need to travel far and apart from a couple of days revisiting Uzes and the coast, we spent the days relaxing and enjoying all that Nimes has to offer.

We are certainly looking forward to a return visit- hopefully in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review, and your kind comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay - as its name suggests, the whole essence of "Au Coeur de Nimes" is its central location, convenience and proximity to everything you need, plus the stunning terrace. Once again thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit. Philip Bell
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Relaxing in Nimes

  • 5 of 5

We will always remember our stay in "Au Coeur de Nimes" as the most relaxing trip we have ever made, due mainly to the owner's attention to detail. The apartment is so fully equipped that it felt like home from home, also there is the assurance that the representatives live in the same building if needed.

The location is ideal. We arrived at Nimes airport, took the shuttle-bus into town,

then just a ten minute walk to the apartment. The many interesting features of Nimes old

town are all within easy walking distance. To travel further afield we took advantage of the local bus service, a relaxing (and surprisingly cheap) way to explore the surrounding countryside.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nimes-Arles-Camargue (Garons) Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Les Beaux Arts cafe/bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golf Club of Nimes Campagne (Garons)
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurants in Place aux Herbes
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mont Aigoual in Cevennes National Park
Nearest Beach
37 Kilometres
La Grande Motte & Carnon plages
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of Nîmes in the quaint Ecusson medieval pedestrianised centre, the flat enjoys magnificent views of the 12th century Cathedral and terracotta-tiled rooftops of the old town. Ideal for exploring southern France, Nîmes is on the edge of Provence, near the Camargue and Cévennes. Steeped in history with a rich Roman heritage and offering a unique blend of history, architecture, classical and contemporary art, its architectural heritage spans the Roman era to Lord Norman Foster and Philippe Starck - and denim (“de Nimes”) was born here. It has fine walks, wide avenues, pavement cafes, museums and stunning Roman monuments, amongst the best preserved in the world. The world-famous Pont du Gard, beautiful towns of Uzès, Avignon, Saint-Rémy de Provence, Aigues-Mortes and stunning hilltop village of Gordes are all within easy reach. Hill walking and rock climbing can be enjoyed in the Cévennes, and some of the Mediterranean's finest beaches are a 30-minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $615.31

- Bookings are based upon a minimum stay of one week, unless previously agreed.
- Bookings are from a Saturday to Saturday, unless agreed by the owner prior to the let.
- An initial booking deposit of 25% of fees is payable at time of booking, with the balance to be paid prior to arrival.
- Credit card payment accepted via Pay Pal secure payment system.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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