Bright and airy gite with its own garden area. Space for sunbathing, eating al -fresco or relaxing on sunbeds in the shade of the mimosa and pomegranite trees. Or, alternatively, lounge on the sunny terracing beside the pool .
Dining furniture and lighting for those sultry evenings dining outdoors. Set only 200 metres from the river beach in the very beautiful village of Cessenon-sur-Orb- Well known and loved for miles around by locals and tourists alike for its beautiful setting on the banks of the river Orb. Ideal for swimming , sunbathing or relaxing under its shady bank of trees with a good book or a picnic.
Our gite has an open plan and airy living area with large comfortable armchairs with well equipped kitchen area with tiled floor throughout and modern decor. .Fitted with fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, combination oven/ microwave, hob, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, electric mixer and a good range of kitchenware and crockery .
Plenty of cupboard space if you like to cook and eat `at home`. An iron and ironing board for those creased up clothes you squeezed into your suitcase ! Free WIFI and TV (French reception) with HDMI/USB ports (Bring your HDMI cable to plug into the TV if you bring your laptop or tablet and like to watch your local TV station ). DVD player.
The bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan and plenty of storage. A shower room with large shower cubicle, vanity unit, toilet and heated towel rail. A hair dryer is also supplied.
Five minutes walk takes you over the river bridge to the beautiful medieval village with restaurants, 2 bars and numerous shops . A supermarket, butcher, 3 boulangeries, pharmacy, hairdressers, doctors, gift shop, tabac, etc . In fact all your holiday requirements are available in the village plus a small twice weekly market selling delicious fresh local produce.
The area is a delight for sightseeing being tucked into the foothills of the mountains and only 30 minutes drive to the coast with huge stretches of sandy beaches, water park and sports, diving, etc. A little further are the historic Greek and Roman ports of Sete and Meze. Cycling is a popular sport here and indeed an important training area for professional cyclists. The Tour de France usually passes very close by.
Walking and Rock climbing at Gorge d`Heric and it`s 100`s of bolted routes is only about 30 minutes drive through the mountains .
A haven for wildlife, including the `mouflon` (wild sheep),It`s a splendid gorge for either easy walking on the concrete path, scrambling up for the more adventurous or serious climbing.The crystal clear tumbling waters with pools are perfect for bathing.
The canal du midi is also close by with boat hire and trips available. Historic villages, Roman remains and museums abound - there truly is something for everyone in this very unspoilt and fascinating region . A day trip over the border to Spain and the Salvador Dali museum is also well within reach -as are the magical Cathar castles . The historic and fairytale fortress city of Carcassonne is only an hour or so away -famous for it`s setting in various block-buster films including Robin Hood-Prince of Thieves. Bastille Day (July 14th) history literally comes alight with it`s magnificent fireworks display on the battlements. We have our own magnificent Bastille Fete in Cessenon with big show band on the square and spectacular firework display from the riverbank. A lively weekend and ideal time to plan your holiday around.
To the east is the Pont du Gard- (Roman aquaduct) a Unesco world heritage site and well worth a visit-again during June to celebrate midsummer they hold on 2 weekends a `Spectacular` of laser show, music and fireworks where you may take a picnic to the river and enjoy an evening of magical entertainment .
The famous Millau bridge is worth a visit - with its visitors centre -and, it`s reputed, gives one the nearest experience to flying without leaving the ground !
Cirque de Navacelle and St Guillham les Desert are other very special places to visit.
Alternatively , just rest and relax around the village we now call home -- you won`t be disappointed .
Cessenon-sur-Orb, a `circulade` village with it`s maze of medieval streets , tower with magnificent views across the river to the mountains and wonderful walks has more than enough to keep you occupied .