"Apartment Cerise" : Ground Floor , 2 bedrooms, large terrace and communal pool
- english, french, Basic French only
Work on converting the Bastide into the 6 luxury apartments that we have today began in early 2007 & was completed in mid 2008 . Because of the age of the building a lot of renovation work was required in order to retain the character of such a beautiful 19th century building . Now aproximately 10 years on we still get a thrill out of sharing this place with our guests . So whether you are seeking a relaxing break by the pool, enjoying the countryside, sampling the superb wines from nearby vineyards, sight seeing, or a more active holiday, La Bastide des Lavandières apartments are ideally placed. We are sure you will love your stay here and this wonderful area of france as much as we do
Sean purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Sean chose Canaules-et-Argentières
For over a century & a half La Bastide des Lavandieres has been a prominent feature in the small village of Canaules . Originally constructed in 1850 it has had a few different & diverse existenses during the intervening years . At various times during the 160 years or so it has been here the building has served the village as both a small hotel , a cafe & during the 50's & 60's - a chique French nightclub . Canaules is now a quiet village but during this period it was actually known as "The Saint-Tropez of the Cevennes" Among some of the high profile personalities who performed there was the French Elvis - Johnny Hallyday who sadly passed away recently . He may not be widely known outside of France but he has had over 50 years of a career in music. He was & is still one of France's biggest stars having performed in front of 15 million people & sold over 100 million records - 18 of which were platinum albums . Other famous French singers performed in Canaules also including Jacques Brel , Francoise Hardy & Charles Aznavour . This apartment was originally a part of the night club .
What makes this Apartment unique
La Bastide des Lavandieres is located in the village of Canaules deep in the Languedoc wine producing region of the south of France . Originally constructed during the 19th century (1850) it has previously been used as a small hotel as well as a café & a night club . Following extensive renovations & rebuilding during 2007 & the early months of 2008 this wonderfully preserved stone building has now been converted into six luxury apartments with private off-road parking & extra large swimming pool. Canaules is a typical French village - small but full of character . It is close to a number of larger villages & small towns as well as numerous vineyards - many of which welcome visitors . Guests are very welcome to come & visit our friends the Plagne family at the nearby Domaine de la Vallière and also the Chardonnaud family at Domaine les Vieux Foudres . Both vineyards are delighted to welcome our guests for tastings , tours etc . Nearby you will find a selection of excellent restaurants & typically French small bars . Ales which is just a 15 minute drive away has all of the shopping & entertainment options you would find in any large city of it's size . It also has great sandy river beach as well ! Nimes , Montpellier & Marseilles are just 3 of the cities which are easily reached as well as the beaches on the coast or the skiing in the Cevennes. It is our aim that guests who stay in La Bastide des Lavandieres will go home with the desire to return time & time again . To achieve this aim we know that the quality of the accommodation we provide needs to be very good. We believe that this wonderful 19th century building will live up to all expectations & that a return visit will be on everyones' agenda after experiencing what we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you in Canaules !
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside. No smoking inside.
Please ask first. We have a dog on the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Spacious apartment with lovely terrace and welcoming pool.
The apartment was comfortable had everything we needed for our short stay. The pool was much appreciated during very hot September weather. We spent very little time inside the apartment as it had a large private terrace.
Thank you for your kind words Libby. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you'll come back again sometime soon.
Bright, clean appartment with a nice pool and outside area.
Our arrival went so smooth. Serge, the caretaker is the perfect host. We were unpacked and by the pool in no-time. The apartment is big, light and clean and has everything you need. Beds are great, as are the showers! It is perfect for a quiet getaway (as there aren't a lot of 'flashy' things to do around here). Absolutely loved it.
Thank you for your wonderful review Kelli. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the quality of our accommodation. We hope to see you all back here again sometime soon.
Nous avons passé une super semaine à la Bastide des Lavandières qui est un endroit magnifique! Notre appartement (fleurs) avait tout le confort nécessaire, une bonne literie ainsi qu'une très agréable terrasse spacieuse. Les extérieurs sont également très plaisants et bien entretenus, la piscine est super (grande, propre et entourée de nombreuses chaises longues pour que chacun puisse s'y relaxer). Je recommande vivement cette location et envisage même d'y retourner.
Thank you for your lovely review Marina. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and especially delighted that you are thinking about coming to stay with us again
Merci pour votre belle critique Marina. Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour et surtout que vous envisagiez de venir séjourner à nouveau chez nous.
Appartement très agréable, ainsi que l'accueil de Serge. La Piscine est super. Merci pour ce séjour.
Merci Aline... Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour à Apartment Cerise . Nous espérons que vous reviendrez bientôt à Canaules.
Thank you Aline . We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Apartment Cerise . We hope that you will return to stay in Canaules again sometime soon
Très bonne location, une seul chose nous a gêné : toutes les consignes sont en anglais et lorsque l'on ne maîtrise pas très bien la langue c'est vraiment un inconvénient. SInon c'était bien.
Thank you for telling us about the lack of information in French Nicole . Unfortunately our French is not very good but now that you have told us we will arrange to provide all of the guest information in French as well as English .
We are happy that apart from that you enjoyed your stay . Please come back soon :-)
Merci de nous avoir parlé du manque d'information en français Nicole. Malheureusement, notre français n'est pas très bon mais maintenant que vous nous avez dit que nous nous occuperons de fournir toutes les informations en français et en anglais.
Nous sommes heureux qu'en dehors de cela vous avez apprécié votre séjour. Je t'en prie, reviens vite :-)
Ales just a 15 minute drive away is the second largest town in the Gard department. It has some large department stores as well as smaller boutique type shops. There are also supermarkets & small foodstores as well . Most of the major banks also have branches in Ales . It is a delightful town with some great attractions nearby and more importantly it acts as the gateway to the Parc National des Cevennes. A nature lovers dream the park is rich with over 2250 plant species, ecomuseums and animals including red deer, beavers and vultures. Activities to tempt you include some great walking, cross country skiing, cycling, climbing, caving and the list goes on................
Anduze ( also 15 minutes away ) is known as the gateway to the Cevennes . It is a well known tourist town in the region & has as you would expect a good selection of shops of all varieties . It is a picturesque town, with narrow streets lined with medieval houses, opening onto open squares. The clocktower, dating from 1320 and part of the original defensive ramparts of the town (since destroyed) can still be seen, as can the original grain hall dating from the 15th century. There is also a curious pagoda-fountain dating from the 17th century, and covered with brightly coloured tiles.
Attractions: From the small train station in Anduze you can board the steam train which will take you on a memorable 13km journey across the valley of the Gardon through tunnels & over bridges to Saint-Jean-de-Gard. You can also visit The Bambouserie where the train stops during the journey . As a recognised tourist town there are numerous restaurants in Anduze . The full range is covered here from cheap & cheerful to expensive & gourmet . If you like your food & plenty of choice about where you eat then Anduze is definitely worth a visit .
Attractions: Sauve is a medieval town with a rich & colourful history . With it's maze of alleys and squares, and lovely old houses and mansions it is certainly worth a visit during your stay in the Languedoc region . The architecture & buildings are so old ( some dating back centuries ) that it almost feels like going back in time .
Food & Drink :
Nearby Sauve has some very good restaurants . Among them are the Tour de Mole located on the main street which is highly recommended as is "Le Bossens" located in the square at the top of the town . Le Micocoulier which is close to Le Bossens is also very nice & even though we havn't tried it ourselves Chez la Marthe is also well known for it's good food . There are some other restaurants also as well as a pizzaria just off the main square. Down in the main square you will find 2 bars - Le Jardin & Café du Commerce . At night they tend to rotate so that one or the other is open but usually not both . During the day they are both pleasant places to visit for a cool drink when the sun is shining. As it normally does around here :-)