|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This contemporary villa sits in an acre of a beautifully landscaped garden with a olive grove, orchard as well as lavender and rosemarie bushes and various flower beds. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, has a 16m by 4m swimming pool and ample parking. The house is 1km away from Aubais centre and 20+ mins drive to private and open beaches. Activities in the area are riding, golf, cycling, canal trips, sailing, swimming, golf and many culturural events and festivals. As expected, food, wine and shopping is very good in farmers, as well as super markets. The property is 20 min from Nime and Montpellier airport, serviced by Ryanair, EasyJet and Air France. It takes 3.5 hours by TGV from Paris to Nimes and approximately 11 hours from London by car.
There are probably 2400 inhabitants but I don’t know everybody so I haven’t counted them.
There is a Chateau, which has been presided over variously by a protestant, a catholic and a Muslim all from the same family. It is now divided into several sections most of which are inhabited and is not unlike a rather grand terrace of houses. Some of it is falling down, sadly, but a marvellous crop of figues could be harvested annually from the roof of the centre section if you had a head of heights.
The main social event of the year is the Fête d’Aubais. It is in early August and is ten days of cours Carmaguaise, abbrivados and bandidos, petanque and a small amount of Pastis, rouge, rose and Get are imbedded or is it a lot, no one can recall. At lunchtime there is an “apero mousse” which is a drink and a dance in a communal bubble bath. Later, in the evening there is a corse de nuit with the “jeunesse” a pool and small bulls. Last year we had the famous El Mosquito, Taurean clown demonstrate the art of Corrida.
Aubais styles itself as an artistic Village and indeed has some imminent French artists working there. There are frequent exhibitions and open studios. Musical events and activities are plentiful and of a very high standard.
There is a new restaurant “Maje” - please let me know what you think. There is the Cave Co-op with a small menu to go with the wine “Aubais Mëma” which has a beautiful nose, a full mouth and happy memories of Aubais if you want to stick to one bottle only. The village has a very good epicure and patisserie, a hairdresser for ‘Him and Her” tabac, boulangerie, pizzeria, paella van and a pharmacy.
Madam le Maire is are ultimately in charge of the village but most real governance happens in the Café Renaissance, at least that is the regular’s perception of matters. In some ways they are correct.
I am a creative director and live and work between London and Montpellier. Whilst my work takes me round the world, Aubais gives me a real sense of pleasure and pride.The house has undergone some major upgrading (2016) and the exterior is now in keeping with the architecture of the main house - contemporary and true to Jean Prouve's style, philosophy and design. My two daughters often join me for some quality time and have taken great pride in making this something that can be enjoyed on many levels. It is a place that makes you want to 'do more, see more and be more'. Enjoy!
Micha Bergese purchased this villa in 2004
I bought this property because of the peaceful location, surroundings and friends. But also, because of it's easy accesibility and travel infrastructure.
The benefits are many - recharge batteries, be active in the fresh air, cycle, walk, swim and enjoy the food and wine. I love diving into the pool first thing before walking to the bakery to fetch fresh croissants and the inevitable baguette.
We have had a wonderful stay at your house, the kids have enjoyed the pool very much and we have all had a very relaxed holiday. It was really nice to sit at the veranda and just enjoy the view of the garden and the hillside and listen to the cicadas.
Just to say, what a fantastic time we had in Aubais, and what a wonderful house you have there! Thanks for making it all so easy too.
This is a delightful holiday retreat.
The facilities are outstanding, the garden is a treasure and the pool and decking are faultless.
We would recommend this property to anyone.
We had a really lovely stay here for two weeks in August with our three young sons who are aged 3, 5, 8. The owner, Micha was very friendly and helpful and the villa was clean and well equipped. We loved the huge garden with lots of space to play games and the swimming pool. It was a little deep for the children but with arm bands and swimming aids they become more confident and really enjoyed cooling off. The weather was really hot, so most nights we stayed up late and often went into the local towns and villages where there were festivals and various entertainment. The villa is not far from the seaside, we went to La Grande Motte which was great for families.
We just finished our sixth holiday in this wonderful place. It's heaven on earth. Our paradise! We come back next twenty years.
We had an amazing time in this villa, it was very calm and relaxed with the grounds of the villa offering so much space. The villa was really well furnished and decorated. The private swimming-pool is a real luxury and the beaches are only 25 mins away. In the evening the veranda allows evening meals to be enjoyed outside with the gentle noise of the crickets as company. The person in charge of the villa was really helpful and offered his assistance during our stay with things to do and restaurants and attractions to visit. The villa is ideally located for the enticing visits to the charming and sophisticated city of Montpellier and the historical attractions of Nimes, Arles and St Remy de Provence. Highly recommended.
Special interest holidays:
Canal boating, riding, cycling, hiking, golf (no membership required) sailing, fishing, canoeing.
20 minute drive to beach. Suitable for families. Espiguette stretches for kilometre after kilometre of fine sandy dunes. This beach is big enough to find your own space, no matter how many people are there. The walk from the car park can be as long as you want. There are no buildings near by, but in summer the odd drinks seller will pass by. Near Aigues Mortes.
20 minutes drive from Nimes and Montpellier airport, 3.5 hours by TGV from Paris to Nimes.
1km from Aubais.
7 mins walk to local shops, restaurants and market, 15 min drive to large super markets and many other traditional food and bric a brac markets.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$534|
Arrival Saturdays 16:00. Departure 11:00 am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and include a one off cleaning charge for the house and pool cleaning once per week. A € 500.00 breakage deposit is due with the second instalment to be reimbursed two weeks after inspection of the property - less breakage, at cost price. Inspection typically happens on change-over day.