The property is a two bed-roomed villa located in the lovely resort of “Les Jasses de Camargue“. The villa can sleep up to five adults and one child comfortably and is located within easy reach of A9, within 5 minutes walk of village with good restaurants, bakeries, pharmacies and post office, or 5 minutes to large town of Lunel and shopping centres.
- The house has two double bedrooms up stairs, with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities down stairs.
- The main living area is open plan, with Satellite TV, and internet. Air conditioning is installed.
- There is ample free parking within the gated residence, with small supermarket.
There is a large shared swimming pool, with plenty of sun bathing space around, and in addition there is a smaller indoor heated pool. Previous holidaymakers and reviewers like the assistance and advice we give and suggestions of what to do, and to that end there is in the chalet we provide up to date local tourist info.
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Staffed Property|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, Telephone, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 1|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared tennis court on site|
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The sea beaches of Languedoc Roussillon, south France, tend to be larger and sandier than Provence’s pebbly equivalents, and some stretch for miles along a coastline that is predominantly flat and straight. (Espiguette, in the Camargue, is said to be Europe’s longest.)
Many of Languedoc’s ‘town’ beaches, such as Carnon, St Pierre and Canet are truly awful – ruined by legions of cheap concrete beach apartments in garish pink. But get off the beaten track, and some of Languedoc’s beaches are amongst the most beautiful in the south of France.
Espiguette beach is unique – in that it is so long and wild, backed by endless sand dunes. Cap D’Agde’s nudist beach is excellent – but don’t forget it forms part of Europe’s largest nudist colony – and you’ll pay €5 per person just to get in. Portiragnes and Serignan are Beziers’ best beaches, also quite secluded and free from ugly buildings.
Riding in the Camargue
The Horses of the Camargue are the main attraction, and even if you’ve never ridden before, they should not be missed. There are stables everywhere and they all offer much the same experience. In the summer, avoid the worst of the heat by riding before lunch; do not forget jungle formula mosquito repellent, and when your knees start aching, take your feet out of the stirrups.
“People come to ride,” says Serge Moussouyan, the president of the Association Camarguaise de Tourism Equestre, “but also for Jeep tours, horse shows, bird-spotting, restaurants, swimming, shopping, music, horse markets, mini-cruises, the paddy fields, melon-farms…”
But if you have absolutely no intention of getting into the saddle, however sweet the horses look, no problem. There are safaris in 4x4s and Jeeps, or you can take a mini-cruise up the Petit Rhône on the Tikki III, or hire bicycles – although this option is better attempted in the early morning or late afternoon. Only mad dogs and Englishmen would cycle round the Camargue in the middle of the day. Gardians do it on horseback.
Before you do rush down here, however, bear in mind that in mid-summer, it can be extremely hot, with a lot of flies and mosquitoes. Make sure the accommodation you pick has screens on the windows (or air conditioning), and bring plenty of ‘mozzie spray’.
The best months to come, to escape the heat and insects, are April-June and September-November.