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Charming 3 bedroom house in Tarascon close to Arles Photography Festival & Nimes

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom house to sleep 6 in Provence town next to the River Rhone

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.

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 or Au Sud 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.

The house pet friendly. Please enquire about bringing your dog.

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.

Marseilles-Provence Airport:

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)

By Rail:

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.

More Details

Owner
Alana Pryce
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

There were 3 couples staying at Alana's house in Tarascon. We had a 70 year old couple staying and stairs were not an issue. The house is large and spacious. We had common areas we could hang out; there was copious space on the patio and the living room. If you needed to be away from the group, there is space to get alone time. The rooms are beautiful. The linen is good quality and the rooms are large. A tip: if you are going in summer and not one for heat, the back bedroom is cool. The house is made from sandstone and keeps cool downstairs in the summer.



Tarascon is a beautiful old town. There is an excellent patisserie 5 min walk away. A tip, get there early an indulge in some pastries for breakfast. There is a great local shop where you can but very reasonably priced wine to enjoy on the patio. Also, there are many reasonably priced local restaurants that you can walk to - a great bonus. Tarascon is perfectly safe and secure. The place is largely full of local families and many leave their doors and windows open to the street. We went in summer and left the bedroom shutters open overnight.



The house is well stocked, including the kitchen. Parking is just around the corner and is free. All three couples immensely loved our stay. It is very good value for money when you take into account the location, rooms, amenities provided, and Alana's responsiveness. We plan to go back in 2018 and will be staying here again.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Tarascon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has mirrors and a shaving socket. The large bath is placed on a Japanese wooden plinth. The bath has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size four-poster bed, next to Roof Terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Spacious bedroom which can take a childs cot.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Romantic room next to the bathroom
  • Bedroom 1: On the second floor, this bedroom is the largest of the three. Lofty, complete with a king size four poster bed and bedside tables. The bedroom opens onto the roof-terrace. It also has space for a children's cot. Bedroom 2: A large double bedroom with a bedside cabinet and wardrobe. This bedroom is at the front of the house on the first floor.It comfortably sleeps two people and has a cot for a child. Bedroom 3: This double bedroom is situated at the back of the house complete with a wardrobe and one bedside cabinet. Its a pretty romantic room and also the smallest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Charming 3 bedroom house in Tarascon close to Arles Photography Festival & Nimes
average rating of 4.285714 based on 16 reviews
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We loved our home away from home in Alanas Tarascon property.

  • 4 of 5

The home is in the historic part of Tarascon. The village is very typical French within the lovely Provence area. It's very central to go and visit all the special places to explore. Stephanie looked after us, explaining about the local area.The markets are plentiful, especially we loved Arles. We would recommend Alanas property for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your generous review. You were lovely people to host and I'm pleased that you had a nice time.
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5

Idyllic holiday in beautiful South of France

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning house set in cobbled streets of picturesque Tarascon. The house itself is beautifully decorated to compliment the period building with antique furniture, exposed brick and wooden beams its everything you could imagine to experience in the South of France. It is also extremely well equipped with full kitchen, modern bathroom, packed bookshelves and even a bike to fetch a fresh baguette on in the morning. The property is very large, set over three floors, I stayed with my parents and sister, and we each had a double room to spread out in, so lots of space! Outdoor space is not limited either with an outside patio area on the ground floor which is a bit shaded and cooler for breakfast outside, and a spacious roof terrace which hosted a sunbed, umbrella and patio furniture. We loved coming in from a long day in the sun making big dinner, eating around the dining table and then relaxing with some games on the leather furniture. The house was spotlessly clean with fresh towels and linen, and the ease of arriving and getting house instructions added to the trip. Tarascon is a very small but efficient town, it has a supermarket within walking distance and lots of local cuisine. The adjoining Beaucaire town has a beautiful little harbour and lots of restaurants overlooking the water which we loved. Tarascon is also well positioned, we visited Arles for the impressive photography festival, explored Avignon, spent lots of time at the beach in the Camargue and enjoyed a day at the Pont du Gard. I would go back to this property in a heartbeat, it has all I would ever want from a holiday in the South of France and at excellent prices too!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments. I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay this summer. Do let me know if you would like to stay again.
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5

Great hideaway in sunny Provence

  • 5 of 5

This town house on three levels is designed for the comfortable breaks. It is an old house full of foibles and charm. I think that this is what seasoned travellers expect of Provence when they look for comfort rather then the luxuries. We were definitely very pleased with it. Very well equipped kitchen is perfect for whipping up delicious meals from the local produce. Large living room provides a cool shelter from the intense Provencal sun. Small garden at the back affords the shade for lunch, quiet coffees or a glass of rose. Nicely arranged bathroom with a luxurious bath is perfect for a long baths after a long day outdoors. Rooms are large and beautifully laid out with quirky details strewn around a place. Well stocked library ensures hours of fun for the stormy days or a long sunbathing sessions on the top terrace. The house is in a quiet street inside of medieval city walls, allowing you a quick access to the centre, the river and neighbouring town, Beaucaire. Market on Tuesday is a lively affair when one can stock up on fresh fish, amazing cheese and organic veggies. Town is sleepy but perfectly positioned for exploration of this part of France. Arles, Avignon and Nimes are just a short train rides away (10-15mins), while St Remy de Provence is only 12km up the road. Local villages are full of excellent restaurants. There are too many tourist attractions to be listed here ranging from Roman ruins to Van Gogh's favourite haunts to Arles' amphitheatre where Picasso and Hemingway watched corridas,... Place bursts with joie de vivre , vibrant colours and aromatic smells. It is Provence after all. I fully recommend this location for people who want to explore authentic France and do not care for a five star hotel stays.

Thank you

M

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased that you liked and enjoyed the house and the roof terrace. I'll let my concierge know. The area is great for all the local sights. Thanks once more and look forward to you staying next time.
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Budget rental close to sights

  • 3 of 5

If you are looking for a budget rental house that is well-located to explore Arles, Avignon, and the Pont-du-Gard, then this house will work for you. It is a 15th century stone house and it has a certain charm, but you must remember that it is ancient. The windows are shuttered, not screened, which made it hot and stuffy for sleeping---even in October. We didn't feel comfortable leaving the shutters open because a local had warned us that the area was prone to break-ins with thefts. With the shutters bolted closed, we did feel perfectly safe.

There are dozens of stairs to the bedrooms and bathroom from the ground floor. This didn't bother us, but would be a problem for people with mobility issues.

Our room on the second floor was charming and clean, as was the bathroom and the linens. I couldn't say the same for the floors or the stove with a dirty pan in the oven which someone unfortunately missed. We didn't use the oven, but did use the washer and it worked perfectly. The kitchen was very well equipped.

The region offers many wonderful sights, including the spectacular Pont-du-Gard.

A suggested up-grade might be to remove or replace the torn chair in the second floor bedroom.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the sights and the house for a couple of nights. It is a great area and a very comfortable home to stay in. I think my concierge was being over cautious - it's perfectly fine to have the shutters open when you are in the house - just to secure them the ground floor front door and window at night and when you leave the property. I'll check with the cleaner about your well -observed remarks and I hope that you all had a very safe, good journey home.
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Helpful property manager close by but dark with no outside space

  • 2 of 5

Location good for things to do in the area. Cool, medieval space but very dark. High incidents of theft in the neighborhood so never felt comfortable to keep doors or windows open. Need to go to a neighboring town for restaurants. This street is close by but is not a picture of the actual street the property is on.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dorothy, Thank you for your review. As I mentioned, to your friend, the concierge wanted you to be sure to shut the ground floor shutters when you left the property. Its normal to open the shutters when you are in the house. I have sent you an email regarding a small bag that you might have left behind. Have a good day.
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Lovely house in Tarascon

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay in my house and for the great review. I'm glad you had a such a good time. I do hope you can visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nimes and Avignon
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Marseille
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Tarascon
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Saint Marie Sur le Mer
Car: recommended

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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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£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.
Contract and house notes provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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