Montpellier Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)
Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Europe
Historic Ecusson District, Ideal for up to 3 Couples, Ideal for Families
Travel back in time to this 18th century city where people walk to shops, cafes and restaurants and wake up to the sound of church bells, birds and the murmur of neighbors enjoying café in the streets below. You will enjoy the exquisite pleasures of gourmet food, wine, confit de canard, foie gras and truffles. Set in the center of Montpellier’s beautiful historic pedestrian-only district on a narrow carriage street of glowing creamy gold-beige marble, our fully restored 18th century apartment welcomes and invites you, your family, and your friends to stay a while. Originally built in the 17th century, the apartment now has everything you need to make it your base of operations while exploring this remarkable part of Southern France. Montpellier has its own Arc de Triomphe, the exquisite Musee Fabre, two opera houses, and one of the largest squares in Europe - exploring the city is a joy and can easily and happily encompass the entire scope of your stay. The city has a great music scene and there is always something happening in this very vibrant, active university town. Montpellier is also a great base for exploring Southern France, located 10km from some of the nicest beaches in the Mediterranean.
The South of France is world famous for its consistently sunny weather, the beautiful blue of the sky and sea and the relaxed yet chic atmosphere. The Montpellier area is particularly blessed with miles of white sand beaches, coastal lagoons full of oysters and mussels and the Camargue Nature Reserve, with black bulls, wild white horses and a myriad of bird life including thousands of pink flamingos. Tour nearby chateaux and abbeys and dine on wonderful gourmet meals. Kayak, sail, kite surf, dive, fish, or swim in the Mediterranean or just bask in the sun.
Enjoy the Mediterranean end of the famous Canal du Midi, lined with sycamore trees, lilies and lovely villages. The Canal is perfect for a long walks and picnics. Explore truly amazing engineering that has functioned for over 300 years, including the nearby Fonséranes staircase – nine ancient locks, the famous aqueduct over the Orb.
Also, enjoy tasting the acclaimed regional wines of the Languedoc. In this relatively small area there are thirty appellations. Over the last 20 years Languedoc has actively remade itself with a focus on quality production and organic wines. Visiting some of the award wining wineries, driving country roads through the vines and picnicking in the country side is a great way to spend a day or two.
Nîmes is less than an hour away and is spectacular for its Roman history and sites including the best preserved Aréna and Roman temple in the world. A short drive from Nîmes is the Pont du Gard, the Roman built aqueduct to serve Nîmes and the third most visited site in France. Provence is also next door, less than a 90 minute drive. Shop for antiques and enjoy weekend flea markets in Isle-sur-la-Sorge, and visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange, Arles, Aix, and Avignon, for example.
Finally, return each evening to relax in your own private apartment. With your fresh market purchases only a minute away, you may make your own coq au vin in the fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen. Or walk to one of the 100s of great restaurants in Montpellier (including a three star Michelin) to enjoy the local cuisine.
The apartment is roughly half of the third floor of the building and is very spacious with wonderful light coming from windows on three sides. Enter into the living room with comfortable French antique furniture, bookcases with a mix of French and English selections, rich walnut parquet floors and decorative aubusson carpeting, a marble fireplace, beautiful crystal chandelier, antique candelabras and a surround sound stereo and wide screen TV inside a 17c antique buffet. The adjacent dining room seats 10 easily and has two floor to ceiling window-doors with balconies to the street below and a marble fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen is located off the dining room. The master bedroom is very spacious with a hotel quality king bed and its own lounge and antique chairs for private reflection and relaxation.
It also has a marble fireplace with an antique mirror extending from the mantle to the antique molding in the ceiling providing wonderful color reflections from the crystal chandelier. The Master room also has floor to ceiling windows with amazing curtains, a huge antique armoire with his and her sides, air conditioning, and its own speaker system for your iPod. It also has a private full bath with a shower built for two, custom stonework and heated towel rack. The two guest rooms have cherry parquet floors, antique armoires, air conditioning and hotel quality queen sized beds. The luxurious guest bathroom is of modern design and just rebuilt with an all glass spacious shower, heated towel rack and closet washer and dryer.
Weekly rental is from Saturday to Saturday with possible discounts for more than a one week stay. Winter rentals are available at very attractive rates.
Our apartment is self catering, for people wanting local holiday accommodation rather than a hotel. You can buy food, cook your own meals, wash your clothes, go for a run, chill out and have a good night’s sleep - a home away from home, amongst the locals. Before you arrive, the staff has thoroughly cleaned the home. It is clean, fresh and stocked with initial necessities (e.g. paper products, soap). You’re in someone’s home, and you’ll feel a part of it in a very special way.
Low Season (before mid April, after mid October): 1600 Euro / week (aprx $2102 USD)
High Season (from mid April thru Mid Octover): 2100 Euro / week (aprx $2758.64 USD)
Check in between 4 and 6, check out by 11:30
NOTE: Rental is from SATURDAY to SATURDAY
Available off season for long term rental.
Payment accepted via Pay Pal, electronic transfer and check
Security deposit of 500 Euro can be handled at checkin or in advance
(RATE IN CHART BELOW ARE IN US DOLLARS)
Washer & Dryer, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Cable/Satellite TV , Wireless Internet Access
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