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Chapel Apartment is a wonderful 1 bedroom apartment in the Cevennes region of Southern France, the area is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas of France. This cheap apartment rental in South France comes with 1 bedroom and a heated swimming pool .The apartment is situated within a 12th Century Benedictine Monastery and enjoys stunning views over the Cevennes mountains. The Monastery is located up a winding country lane in the heart of an Oak forest. Once you arrive, you may feel that you have reached the end of the World, but the large town of Alès is just 18 kms away, the historic towns of Anduze and Uzès are 30 kms and Nimes and Avignon are both 50 mins drive away. There is a TGV train station in both Nimes and Avignon, as well as local airports with low cost flights to the UK.
The Chapel apartment is located in the heart of the former Benedictine monastery, in what was once part of the Chapel. You access the apartment across the courtyard and up a few steps into the original cloister of the Monastery.
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A set of French windows leads out onto your private terrace, which comes with stunning views. In the distance you can see the contours of Mont Ventoux and in the foreground you have the densely forested hills of the Cevennes.
Surrounding the Monastery there is over 60 hectares of land, which contains an art trail, old stone walls, walking trails and a pond. There are plenty of shaded spots under mature trees to sit and have a picnic. There is also a large heated swimming pool which comes with the most amazing views. There is plenty of private parking available under the shade of the trees.
The prices quoted include the linen, towels, end of stay cleaning and tourist tax. Prices do not include the half-board supplement of 5 evening meals and 7 breakfasts (€169 per person / €113 per children). The restaurant is closed on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The restaurant has one of the finest reputations in the area and the food is excellent. The half-board supplement enables the Owner to employ a full time chef and to keep the meal costs to a very reasonable level.
Last visited: Jan 2019. This beautiful hill-top apartment rental in Southern France is the perfect spot if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful family holiday in rural France. It is perfect for children - the swimming pool will keep them entertained and there is a fabulous tree-climbing centre just 500m away. Other excursions include canoeing in the nearby river, taking in the markets at the nearby villages of Barjac and Lussan and visiting the historical towns of Anduze and Uzés. The Mediterranean beaches are 1 hour 15 mins drive. No matter what you do on your holiday though, you will never forget the stunning views first thing in the morning and at sunset!
Chapel Southern France apartment rental is located in the North-Western corner of the Gard department of France, bordering the Ardeche and Lozere departments. This area of France is collectively known as The Cevennes and it is classified as a French National Park. The surrounding area is largely unspoiled and provides breathtaking scenery.
The region first came to international prominence through the work of the Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stephenson. In 1879 he published his book "Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes", in which he describes his journey through the region and his many stays at the local monasteries.
The Monastery dates back over 500 years and the last monks left in 1787 when the Monastery was dissolved during the French Revolution. The Monastery contained a bakery, brewery, library, auditorium and chapel. Today it has been renovated and turned into a holiday centre, featuring painting holidays, cookery classes and singing courses. It has also been used as a location for weddings.
The local villages of Molieres-sur-Ceze has a population of around 1,500 people and is surrounded by dense forest and was a former mining village. Today the village is a popular place for holidaymakers looking to explore the local countryside on bike or on foot. The local area has some of the best cycling routes and hiling trails in France.
Popular local activities include canoeing in the local river (River Cèze) and an extensive tree-climbing centre which takes you through the canopy of the local forest. This is located just 500m from the house.
The nearest large town is Alès which is just a short drive away. Alès was historically a mining town, as well as an important centre for silk weaving. The town became an important refuge for French Protestants (Huguenots) during the 16th Century. The town contains a lot of shops, larger supermarkets, restaurants, banks, DIY stores and services for the region.
Nearby, you have some of the prettiest towns and villages in France. Uzès and Anduze are both 25 minutes away and nearby you will find the beautiful villages of Barjac, Lussan and La Rouque-sur-Cèze.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.
Chapel Southern France apartment rental is located 15 km north of Alès, 50km north-west of Nimes and 55km west of Avignon. The A9 and A75 motorways are both 1 hour drive.
The nearest airports are located at Nimes and Avignon (both 50 mins drive). Other local airports include:
Marseille (1 hour 30 mins)
Montpellier (1 hour 30 mins)
There is a TGV train station in both Avignon and Nimes. There are local rail connections from Nimes to Alès and a local bus service runs in between Alès and Molieres-sur-Ceze.
The booking terms for Chapel Southern France apartment rental, are as follows:
50% deposit to be paid at time of reservation. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Rental prices include linen, towels, end of stay cleaning and full use of the swimming pool and facilities at the nearby Monastery.
Prices do not include the half-board supplement of 5 evening meals (€169 per person/€113 per children).
Prices based on 2 people. There is an additional supplement of €95 per week for an additional person.