|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
The apartment is on the first floor of a beautiful limestone building, typical of the local classical architectural style, with its large windows opening onto a long balcony which directly overlooks the “Jardin Public”. The apartment enjoys a privileged location within the UNESCO classified sector and because it faces in a Southwardly direction, it is extremely light.
The apartment was renovated in 2011, to introduce a touch of modernity and color while respecting all the traditional fixtures and mouldings. Particular care was given to the quality of its furnishings and of its equipment, while maintaining the classical refinement of its style. We believe it offers a sophisticated, comfortable and cozy atmosphere. A quiet area, equipped with WiFi, a printer and a scanner, provides all the necessary amenities for work or study (should you need to) during your stay. The apartment provides a comfortable living space to two people.
------- WHAT TO DO IN BORDEAUX:
New York Times has just ranked Bordeaux as second 2016 top touristic destination in the world !
Besides the architectural beauties of its Unesco-listed largest urban World Heritage site, and the quality of its restaurants, it particularly highlights the Cité du Vin, which will offer the visitor, from next June, a voyage around the world, through the ages, across the countless cultures and civilizations of wine and a unique experience within a fantastic piece of architecture. A must for wine lovers!
There are also many cultural things to do and see in Bordeaux: Concerts, operas, ballets, theatre. There are several well-stocked museums for lovers of history and the plastic and decorative arts.
Those who are interested in more sensual pleasures can take courses in cooking or wine tasting; or they can simply go and appreciate the local gastronomic specialties in one of the many wine-bars and restaurants of the city. Bordeaux’s oenological tourism is well renowned.
Lastly, Bordeaux is a first choice destination for shopping: you will find here all the most famous fashion brands.
You will find lots of information about places to visit and things do in Bordeaux in the apartment. We will also be happy to help you to gather further information and to prepare in advance the programme of your activities.
------- PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Within two hundred metres from the apartment, you will find all the shops and services necessary to meet your basic needs, along with several restaurants. A bit further away but still within walking distance, you will reach the Chartrons area, with its wide choice of first choice foods shops, antique shops, bars and restaurants.
A bus station stands some twenty metres from the apartment building. The tramway station can be found on the other side of the “Jardin Public”. For 10 € you can purchase a travelcard which will give you a week’s use of all the public transport of the town.
You will also find a public bike rental facility (with on-line booking, and credit card payment) some 50 metres from the apartment. Do not hesitate also to use the services of the “Taxi-bikes”, which will take you for a touristic trip within the city or to the destination of your choice.
You will find all the information you need about these in the apartment.
------- OUR 'PLUS': We will do our very best to make your stay the easiest and most pleasant as possible.
- If you need a TAXI to fetch you from the airport, we can book one for you. He will wait for you at the airport and you can pay him when you arrive at your apartment.
- When you arrive, you will find that we have stocked the apartment with SOME BASIC FOODS.
A light and airy apartment overlooking the large public park. A lovely aspect for drinks on the balcony. Very close to all amenities: shops, restaurants, walks. Our hosts provided us with loads of "insider" information, which made our time in Bordeaux even more enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Omg! Perfect! Location plus amenities in the apartment were fantastic! We will recommend this apartment to everyone!
We've stayed in flats from Seville to Jerusalem and La Cascade was just so special. Gracious, comfortable, spacious, convenient with everything needed to enjoy a stay in Bordeaux. Claude settled us in with a bottle of wine and good advice for making the most of this splendid city. And there really is a cascade, a
waterfall outside the lovely windows.
This apartment was as promised- charming, comfortable and convenient and Claude was helpful and welcoming. The kitchenette is useful if you want to have your cafe and baguette in the morning, or if you pick up food at Chartrons marche or one of the local specialty stores. We loved having the Jardin right across the street. Thank you, Claude and Bernadette, for your hospitality.
We loved everything about this apartment: It's location is great, close enough to walk everywhere you would want to visit & near to tram & bus routes if you flag, There are local shops a stones through away & bistros aplenty within a ten minute walk.
The decor & furniture are of high quality & very well put together & the whole apartment is absolutely spotlessly clean! The building is elegant & has a sweet little terrace to overlook the park (though there is a small road between you so be aware there is some traffic noise during the day)
The owners have really thought things through here, so whilst compact, it's perfectly equipped with everything you need, including decanters for your precious Bordeaux wine purchases!
Claude & Bernadette are charming & greeted us warmly on arrival. They were happy to spend quite a bit of time briefing us on Bordeaux & its offerings. If you forget, they have put together a very comprehensive and useful visitor guide & file & they insist that you are to call them if you need anything at all.
As others have said, we warmed to this apartment from virtually the moment we entered & it really did feel like our home in Bordeaux. Wonderful.
This was the most beautiful charming apartment. Great view of the park. The apartment owners are the sweetest, most gracious people. I can't say enough good things about our stay. I will definitely come back again.
The apartment is in the Longchamps quarter of Bordeaux, which, despite being within easy walking distance to the town’s busiest and most lively shopping district, is an oasis of peace. Close by you will find the green and peaceful “Jardin Public” (or Public Park). Several nearby streets, which have retained their old cobblestones, contain residential townhouses. Can be also met some typical mansions of late 18th century architecture (such as the “Petit Hôtel Labottière”). A few hundred metres further along, you will find the last remaining vestiges of the roman Burdigala - the majestic ruins of the old local coliseum – the so-called “Palais Gallien”.
------- THE 'JARDIN PUBLIC' (formerly known as the Royal Gardens), originally laid out during the 18th Century but totally redesigned in the middle of the 19th Century to resemble an English Garden, begins just in front of the apartment and extends for eight hectares right into the centre of Bordeaux. Rare trees thoughtfully planted to evoke peace and harmony, luscious flower beds, swans swimming along the canal, a waterfall (just under the windows of the apartment), an old fashioned botanic garden, all these elements, mix together with classic-styled edifices remaining from the ancient Royal Gardens, make the park an ideal place to go for a walk, to run or to simply to sit on a bench to read or to dream.
------- THE GARONNE EMBANKMENT: A walk of a quarter of an hour will lead you to the Garonne River. On your way, you will cross the Jardin Public and pass along streets bordered with some of the most beautiful classic-styled buildings of the town: for example, the famous “Pavé des Chartrons”, an avenue where English and German wine merchants used to live during the 18th Century; and at the end of which you will find the beautiful “Hôtel Fenwick” where, in 1795, the first US consulate in the world was housed. The walk along the embankment of the Garonne will take you all through the city for 4 kilometres. On the side the river flows, you can sometimes admire majestic cruising ships on their arrival into the very heart of the city. On the other side, stand magnificent 17th and 18th century mansions, built in front of the harbour during the town’s Golden Age .
------ TOURISTIC DESTINATIONS: With its preserved historical sector of 1800 hectares – the largest inhabited urban area on the UNESCO World Heritage list – Bordeaux offers inexhaustible possibilities for discoveries and visits. And, in addition to the town itself, the environs of Bordeaux also offer many opportunities for enjoyable visits. Within a 50 kilometres radius, you will find the medieval city of Saint-Emilion, the wild Atlantic Ocean beaches, the elegant seaside resort of Arcachon, the Blaye fortress and many other castles and historical sites. You can reach them all by train or by bus and return within a one day.
------- THE ESTUARY: A river cruise on the Garonne or the Gironde estuary (in some places more than 10 kilometers wide) represents a unique experience due to the beauty of the landscapes and the quality of the light. You can also visit the lighthouse of Cordouan, an extraordinary baroque construction built in the river mouth in the 17th Century,
----- THE VINEYARDS: Of course, the name of Bordeaux is closely associated with the worldwide reputation of its wine. Oenological tourism is highly developed in the city and the region. The Tourism Office of the City of Bordeaux offers a large range of programmes to visit the most famous wine chateaux of the area. If you feel interested in more detailed touristic information, have a look to the websites of the Tourism office of Gironde (www.tourisme-gironde.fr) and of the City of Bordeaux (www.bordeaux-tourisme.com).
---- If you want to make your stay become an even more special experience, may we suggest you to call on “Bordeaux Walking Tours” which organizes private and small-group tours of the city with English-speaking guides? You will be able to choose among different themes, according to your personal interests. “Landmarks of Bordeaux Tour” will take you to the main historical spots of the city, from the Roman Empire right up to the modern times. With “Farmer’s Market Tour” you’ll discover the city’s best farmer’s market – Les Capucins -, while the “Gourmet Tour” will take you to three of the most treasured gourmet locations in Bordeaux (cheeses, desserts, wines). If you are wine lovers, “Wine in the City Tour” will give you to learn more about Bordeaux wine and its history and, last but not the least, to taste a selection of delicious Bordeaux wines.
To know more about “Bordeaux Walking Tours”, have look to their webside: http://www.bordeauxwalkingtours.com/
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Price includes every cost: cleaning, linen, taxes. No additional payment will be requested.
ACCORDING TO GUEST’S OPTION, THE PAYMENT OF THE BOOKING DEPOSIT CAN BE OPERATED DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER BY WAY OF A BANK TRANSFER. A RECEIPT WILL BE SENT TO THE GUEST AND A RENTAL CONTRACT WILL GIVE BOTH PARTIES GUARANTIES ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THE TRANSACTION.
Booking deposit: 25%.
Preceding 45 days before arrival: reservation deposit paid back (minus bank transfer costs and according to change rate fluctuations).
Between 45 and 21 days before arrival: 50% of deposit paid back (minus bank transfer costs and according to change rate fluctuations).
After 21 days before arrival: no repayment.
Balance payment in case of direct payment to the owner will be operated in cash at arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.