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.
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.