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The terrace town house is situated in the quiet, pretty, Provence town of Tarascon. The spacious 15th century house has a rustic charm, with three storeys - ground floor, 1st floor and 2nd floor and a private roof terrace. It has three double bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to six people with an additional cot for a small child or baby. The living room has two leather sofas and a dining table which can accommodate eight people. It opens onto a small garden courtyard which provides shelter for cooler lunches and dinners during the summer heat. The kitchen has an electric oven, washing machine and dish washer and is generously equipped for cooking. There are copious amounts of books, games to hand and a sound system with an CD player and I-Pod docking station available. On the first floor, the large bathroom is situated between two double bedrooms. Free car parking is 2 minutes walk from the house. The house is non-smoking. Duvets, bedlinen are provided including pillowcases and towels. Kitchen tea towels are also included. All cleaning and utility bills are included within the price.
This lovely house is well situated for trips to nearby Arles, Les Baux and St Remy and Avignon. Great location for the Tour De France and Arles Photography Festival (Les Rencontres d'Arles). The sea is 45 minutes drive away.Visit the local wineries, olive mills and the famous lavender fields or go walking in the Alpilles.
The house is located on the picturesque border of Provence and Languedoc. On the opposite side of the River Rhone, is the old merchant town of Beaucaire, which is within walking distance of 20 minutes.
A note about the free car park 2 minutes walk from the house - Be sure to move it on Saturday night as the car park becomes a local 'brocante' market on Sunday mornings and during the June festival season, it becomes the focus of a local music fete. The restaurant close to the house provides a good pizza and local dishes. The Theatre restaurant is run by a lovely couple and is definitely worth a visit. The bar and interior design shop by the Railway station has great cocktails and has a stylish garden. The local legend of the Tarasque, a monster who terrorised the people of the region is celebrated in June. Try the Bistrot De Anges in the centre for French plat du jours. Also Tarascon has an excellent market on Tuesdays with locally produced food and there is a large, colourful Medieval Festival in August. The famous Camargue bulls are annually run through the streets in Tarascon in June and during a festival that starts on the 21st of July in Beaucaire. This six-day occasion is usually accompanied by live music events in both towns. An Aqua sports centre provides water jet skiing and a rowing club - a swimming pool perfect for children and adults can found in Beaucaire, and is just 15 minutes walk away. Whether seeking sporting activities or gentle walking in the nearby Alpilles, this beautiful house is convenient and a relaxing environment to return to at the end of your day.Visit Chateau Establon, close by for Parisian style fare and Le Soleil by the canal side in Beaucaire for fantastic fish and mussels. Visit the nearby Camargue where you can ride horses with the guardiens, or go bird watching and enjoy the sandy beaches. There are many fresh fish restaurants on the beach overlooking the ocean.
Throughout the year live music and local customs are held in the sea-side town of St Marie Sur Le Mer.
You can get to Tarascon by:
Nîmes-Garons Airport (Nîmes Arles Camargue).
30km from Tarascon (30 minutes by car) Ryanair flies to Nîmes from Luton and Liverpool. There is a bus service from the airport to Nimes (20km) Montpellier-Mediterranean Airport, 75km from Tarascon (1 hour by car) Ryanair flies to Montpellier from Stansted. Easyjet flies to Montpellier from Gatwick.
80km from Tarascon (1 hour by car) Ryanair flies to Marseilles from Gatwick, Stanstead, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Bournemouth Easyjet flies to Marseilles from Bristol and Gatwick British Airways flies to Marseilles from Gatwick Air France flies to Marseilles from most airports Buses leave every 20 minutes for Saint Charles railway station in Marseille (25km)
Eurostar runs directly from London King’s Cross to Avignon (6.30 hours) from where you can catch the local SNCF train to Tarascon (15 minutes).
Eurostar runs indirectly from London King’s Cross via Paris or Lille to Nimes, Montpellier and Marseilles. From here Tarascon can be reached by car or by local train or bus. The total journey from King’s Cross to Tarascon is approximately 8 hours.
Tarascon is about 10 hours by car from Calais, approximately 14 hours from London. Route maps and directions can be found at RAC.
Thank you letting us stay in your beautiful house. We had such a good time, with so much to see and do. The house was perfect.
I stayed here for 2 weeks at the end of June/beginning of July 2013. I had planned to go to the Arles Photography Festival but by the time I got around to book there was nothing available in Arles and then I was recommended this place.
The house is beautiful, the top bedroom is gorgeous, as is the bathroom. There are two other bedrooms too that are lovely and the kitchen is a good size with all the facilities (washing machine, microwave etc and it had an oven which I didn't find in any of the other French places I had looked at). In addition there is a lovely and very private roof terrace, along with a cute little courtyard off the lounge.
Tarascon was a perfect base for me - close to Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Arles, Pont du Gard, Uzes, the Camargue etc. It's a lovely town itself, not touristy at all. Walk over the bridge and you come to Beaucaire which has lots of nice restaurants alongside the canal.
I was lucky enough to be there during the Fete de la Taresque, a four day festival of music and processions which was really great.
So to sum up, a beautiful house in a lovely town close to many places worth visiting, a place I would highly recommend staying at.
On the Eurostar now racing away from the south of France. Very sad to be leaving this beautiful part of the world. We have had a fantastic time. Our family loved the house and asked me to extend their thanks to you both for letting us stay. We were lucky enough to see the bull run and a concert in Tarascon and had so many sunny days to enjoy. The cycling in the surrounding countryside was excellent too. We had a day up in the vineyards, a trip through the camarges and topped it all of with a circuit of Les Alpilles. We really were stunned by how fantastic Provence was. Coming back to the house in the sleepy and very real town of Tarascon really was a treat. Thanks again. We will be back again for sure
I have stayed here several times now and each time have enjoyed it more: there is an astonishing amount to see and do within half an hour to an hour's drive (San Remy, Les Baux, Arles, Avignon, Nimes, the Camargue beaches etc etc etc), as well as 2 fabulous weekly markets (1 in Tasascon, 1 just over the river in Beaucaire). If you manage to be here for one of Tarascon's fetes even better - we caught the tail end of the medieval fete with jousting, bird of prey displays, calligraphy stalls and so on. Tarason is a working town rather than a tourist trap, so you can feel you are really part of French life, and with wonderful long lunches by the marina and glasses of rosé on the roof terrace it seems like a pretty perfect life to me! Oh, and the house is very well equipped, with extremely comfortable beds and an amazing bathroom, so nothing to stress about, just enjoy!
This house was absolutely delightful, with fabulous, traditional French style. Close to everything with all mod cons and immaculate. The house was so perfect that we had no need to contact the owner ( Alana ) except to thank her for a lovely stay. Enjoyed stargazing from the houses beautiful roof terrace of an evening.
As for " what to do" ? A lunch time, 3 course meal, inc. wine across the river in Beaucaire for €12 was sublime !! I ate and drank very well during my stay. There's a great atmosphere and the locals are lovely. The surrounding sparkling and sun-drenched towns and La Camargue are beautiful to visit. My only regret is that I didn't bring another empty bag to buy everything at the Tarascon market on Tuesday and the flea market in Beaucaire on Wednesday. I went to this charming home from home to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting. I strongly recommend you to do the same.
This is a truly beautiful house. We have stayed a few times now and every time has wonderful. Tarascon is a lovely little town with all the amenities you need, a large market, shops and a supermarket, restaurants etc but it is also situated in what they call "the golden triangle" of Nimes, Arles and Avignon so perfect for sightseeing. The Camargue is only 15 mins drive away, which I love, the coast half an hour and the Pont du Gard is not far. St Remy and Les Beaux are really close. There really is a lot to see and do if you want to, or just relax in the lovely house.
I would definitely recommend this house to anyone, and we will be returning soon.
My partner an i return to this house time and time again. It is so peaceful, and beautiful in itself and yet so near to al the facilities tarascon and the surrounding area has to offer, including fun, relaxing restaurants, castles, river walks, the beach and the carmargue.
The local market is fantastic, and huge. You feel the buzz of it in the air, beginning in the morning. What a pleasure to throw back the shutters and lean out over medieval stone to see the women weave their way down the local ricekty cobbled streets, baskets tucked firmly under their arms. I am always soon out there with them.
It is the perfect place to relax either with a pile of books or with a schedule full of activity. We have been back several times and always find new things to do. I especially like Arles, and Les Beaux is unmissalbe - even if you only make it as far and the otherworldly rocky formations on the outskirts of the town itself.
The house itself has an air of welcoming and comfort and I would not hesitate to recomend it to a range of travelers from couples to family groups. While the owner is not usually nearby they have built up excellent local contacts who look clearly look after the proprty really well and are available should there be any problems (thought we've never had any - they stopped by one morning just to ask if all was well )
I hope you enjoy the house and the surrounding area as much as we have.
The large terrace town house, with 3 bedrooms, is situated in the quiet unspoilt Provence town of Tarascon. Set on the banks of the great river Rhone, Tarascon is home to one of France’s finest châteaux and a legendary monster, the Tarasque, whose notoriety is celebrated in a fun-packed family festival in June. Close to the natural splendour of the Carmargue and the Mediterranean Sea, Tarascon is situated near Nimes, Avignon, Arles and fashionable St Remy. From Van Gogh to Marquis de Sade, Roman viaducts to pink flamingos, the area is rich in history and beauty.
Tarascon has a colourful market every Tuesday morning in the town centre. It is also home to Souleiado, the famous designers of traditional Provencal fabric. In the region, there are vineyards for excellent wine tasting. Beaucaire 20 minutes walk across the bridge. Rest by the canal for lunch and then go to Arles or the beautiful medieval mountain citadel of Les Baux. Tarascon has a train station and is conveniently placed for touring the region.
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£100 non- refundable deposit is required on making the booking. Bed Linen and Towels are provided.
Keys are arranged with the owner of the property.
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