Open, Spacious, Sunny 2 Bedroom Apartment totally Renovated In Historic Buildin
David and Holly Nielsen
- english, french, danish
About David and Holly Nielsen
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 participate in the fine arts.
David and Holly Nielsen purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why David and Holly Nielsen chose Pézenas
We have been in Pezenas since 2009. Ever since then, we began renting the first "L'Appartement des Artistes" to vacationers. It has brought us such joy to share that property with so many travellers. When the apartment across the hallway came up for sale - well, we just could not resist! And we are so glad we did! We knew it had the same qualities as the first apartment, which was already one of the most highly rated properties in the area. "No.2" is a little larger than the first apartment and has incredible light most of the day. It also has wonderful views of the rooftops of Pezenas, we never grow tired of looking out the window. We could not resist making this property available for travelers.
What makes this Apartment unique
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 very well located, we walk everywhere when we are in Pezenas. It is in the middle of a thriving village, with everything mere steps away from the building: restaurants, the Old Town, and shopping either at the local festivals or market. We are situated 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?'
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We have a play-pen / crib. Just ask when booking.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Apartment was centrally located. It was clean, comfortable and well appointed. It was by far the nicest place we have stayed.
Thanks so much! It is so great when guest recognize how nice our apartments are. We think it’s our attention to detail. Maybe it’s because we’ve been renting our apartments in Pézenas for 10 years now. We’ve learned how to make your trip the best it can be. We really try to make your stay as worry free as possible.
A little difficulty with check in but that was probably not usual.
Property is very well equipped with top of the line kitchen utensils.
Central location. Would book again!
Thank you so much for your review. We did experience a challenging check-in, which was very unusual. We were able to solve the issue quickly. We are so lucky to have such great guests! We look forward welcoming you back in the future.
Lovely apartment in a charming French Town
This was our second stay in Pezenas. Last year we stayed in the L'Apartment des Artistes No. 1 across the hall from this apartment (L'Apartment des Artistes No.2) and loved it so much we decided to come back again this year and spend our summer holiday. We were not disappointed. The apartment has every convenience and is extremely clean. The owners' paintings really liven everything up. Pezenas is the perfect place to base yourself to discover this area of France. Nimes, Perpignan, Carcassonne and Montpellier are all 1 hour or less away. Finally the owners place great emphasis on communication and checked in with us regularly. I can highly recommend this accommodation.
It’s true, this couple stayed in our first apartment (HomeAway #979853) located in the same great building, and returned one year later to stay in this apartment. We feel we must be doing something right when we get repeat customers. As you have read, we give guests the same high quality stay in both of our “Appartements des Artistes” located in the heart of Pézenas. If one is booked, check out the other - we are happy to welcome you!
Absolute gem of a place!
We were so lucky to find this lovely apartment in Pézenas! We needed a base for us and our two children during the week of our friends' wedding nearby. We had alot of plans each day but, unlike with a hotel room, felt like we had a proper home to return to later. Everything was lovely and clean and the personal touches, such as a bottle of wine and milk waiting in the fridge at check in, were much appreciated.
Communication from David and Holly prior to our trip was excellent. We arrived very late at night all tired from the flight and drive, but our very clear advice regarding parking and instructions on how to access the apartment made the whole process very easy! The only tricky thing was getting the luggage, pushchair and kids up to the second floor... Luckily my partner works out!
David and Holly had set up a cot for our 8 month old, which was very kind and meant one less thing to pack. All linen and towels were clean and comfortable, and we particularly loved the kitchen.
Just a heads up - the Spar downstairs appear to have a delivery at about 6am on a Tuesday, so a little noise from the trucks and trollies may give you an early alarm call... But other than that, its a nice quiet location, despite its close proximity to so many restaurants and shops.
We would highly recommend a stay here and David and Holly as hosts! Thank you again for a wonderful trip!!
Thank you so much!
We really want you to have an excellent, stress-free stay. Giving you easy to follow instructions and easy access to the property is a part of that philosophy. It’s true, when you are in the heart of a thriving French market village, the businesses occasionally start early. You are an eyewitness to it all, and it’s awesome! Isn’t that what travelling is all about? Seeing how people in other cultures live? “L’Appartment des Artistes” is central, convenient and charming. This village will steal your heart and so will our property!
Excellent Location, Superb Apartment
This is an immaculate apartment with more than enough room plus all of the amenities for a very comfortable stay. This apartment has superb ambience and location as it is adjacent to the old town centre of Pezenas and is just footsteps away from a daily historical exploration and the numerous artists and artisans. Fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, bakeries, butchers & charcuterie, fresh seafood, and cheese, numerous restaurants and cafes are moments away from the apartment entrance. The popular weekly Saturday Pezenas market is just around the corner. An excellent, comfortable apartment with a superb location to experience the "joie de vivre" in the south of France.
Thank you so much Robert,
We are so pleased to know that you had a great experience during your stay with us. It is reviews like this that help us to become Premier Partners on HomeAway and VRBO. We are dedicated to giving our guests high quality accommodations for reasonable prices. Did you know there are two Appartement des Artistes in Pézenas? If you are reading this and want to book with us, and this choice is already taken - we have an equally amazing place just across the hallway (HomeAway #979853). Whether it’s long term rentals or weekend getaways, we would love to earn your business.
Beautifully appointed apt, ideal location
Beautfully appointed and maintained. Thoughtfully supplied with more than necessities. Such a delightful , welcoming apartment in a perfect location! Pastries, oysters, restaurants and artsan shops. Enjoyed a very happy stay! Claire and David from Toronto
Thank you so much!
Claire stayed with us while her son and his family was across the hallway in our other equally wonderful apartment (HomeAway #979853). We offer the option to travel “together, but separate” with our two apartments.
We are so proud to be celebrating our 10th year of offering travellers affordable vacation rentals in Pézenas, France. We are dedicated to creating a great experience for you and your family. We hope to welcome you soon!
Many have 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, bistro or Boulengerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. L’Appartment des Artistes 2 is such a place that has been equipped for you to live "La Belle Vie!"
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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