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Bright, Elegant, Family Friendly 2 Bedroom Character Apt In Pezenas Centre

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 678 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Character Apartment, Modern Kitchen, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Meet the original property of "Les Appartements des Artistes" in Pezenas. Located in a nearly 300 year old historically protected building in the very centre of a vibrant, rich, village in the heart of Southern France. "L’Appartement Des Artistes #1" is a two bedroom apartment that sleeps four people in comfort and style. This is an ideal location for those who dream of not only visiting southern France..but experiencing it completely.

Please note: located across the hall in the same beautiful building, we also have a second property (Home Away Property # 4274763), "L'Appartement des Artistes No.2" could be used for those travelling with a large group, or two families, this apartment can be rented in conjunction with #979853. You can travel with friends and family, and be "together, but separate". If "No. 1" is unavailable, please check 'L'Appartement des Artistes No. 2". Both are of equal quality and price.

After a day of exploring the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, it’s nice to know that there is a beautiful, comfortable apartment that awaits you. Sit in the Salon/Cuisine and enjoy local delicacies you’ve discovered over a bottle of local wine before dinner. The French have perfected the art of living well, and this apartment has been outfitted to help you achieve this with ease.

The cuisine is fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, stove, microwave and dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker, kettle, and toaster. There is even a clothes washing machine at your disposal in the apartment.

"L’Appartement Des Artistes" has two bedrooms. The Master bedroom has 4 metre high ceilings, large french windows, Juliet Balcony and a European Queen sized bed. The guest bedroom has two single beds, and features original beams in the ceiling. This apartment is perfect for two couples, or a a family of four. Each room is freshly made up for your arrival with linens and towels.

This property is completely prepared in advance with a complementary bottle of chilled Rosé awaiting to celebrate your arrival...all that is left to do is unpack your bags and begin enjoying your vacation time in France.

The Rough Guide to Languedoc - Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. Thanks to Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Pézenas was considered the “second Versailles” in the late 17th century. This drew wealth, artists and playwrights of the caliber of Moliere all seeking to gain favour and patronage from the court.

Today, Pézenas has an incredibly well preserved Old Town filled with outdoor restaurants, artisans, and entertainment. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas and it’s neighbouring villages. Located in the middle of the largest wine growing region in all of France, and less than a half hour drive from the Mediterranean beaches. Simple pleasures are abound.

With so many things to see and do in the Languedoc-Roussilon, Pézenas is ideally situated. The town of Pézenas itself is beautiful and vibrant. From buying bread and tasty treats at the local boulangerie, people watching at a one of the town’s outdoor cafés, or exploring one of the many antique shops (Brocantes), Pézenas has so much to offer. The Old Town is rich with history and fine architecture, and full of unique artisan shops and fine restaurants. What’s more, Pézenas has one of the best year-round Saturday Markets (Bio Marché) in the area. All of this and more is steps away from "L’Appartement des Artistes"

Some of the finest beaches in Southern France are a short drive away, but there is so much more to this area than sun and sand. Incredible sites like Le Pont de Gard, the medeval ramparts of Carcassone, or visiting cities like Montpellier, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes and Arles. These all make wonderful day-trips from Pézenas. Truly, there are so many things to see and do. You will need more than a week just to scratch the surface of this enchanting region.

More Details

Owner
David and Holly Nielsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, danish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About David and Holly Nielsen

We are enthusiastic traveller's who use our wonderful apartment as a base for seeing all of Europe. Everyday we spend in Pézenas teaches us new things about culture, food, wine. We call it 'l'Appartement des Artistes' because we both actively participante in the fine arts.

David and Holly Nielsen purchased this apartment in 2011

Why David and Holly Nielsen chose Herault

When we decided to search for a property in France, we came directly to the Languedoc. The vibe is more laid back then the French Riviera, and the cost of living is far more reasonable. We looked at over 29 properties, and had basically given up.

The day we first saw the apartment, the real estate agent was reluctant to show us this property because it was being completely renovated - it was a disaster!

We knew it was our place the second we saw the front door to the building. As soon as we entered we noticed the old tiles a l'ancienne, and it's incredible staircase. We wanted a property that immediately made one feel that, 'there's no doubt about it, we're in France,' and this one was paying off with every step - and we had not even visited the apartment yet!

Having done numerous home improvement DIY projects, we could see beyond the rubble, and saw this as the incredible property could be and now is.

Of all the apartments in our building, this one retained most of it's original character. 4 meter high ceilings, gigantic light filled windows, original plaster moulding, the marble fireplace and original hexagonal red tiles on the floor. How could we not fall in love with this property.

We know you will also!

What makes this apartment unique

We wanted a place that had all the charm of a European apartment with modern conveniences. After we bought the apartment, we went about completely replacing the kitchen and bathrooms with modern energy efficiency equipment - while always maintaining the original charm of this 250 year old building. The modern and the traditional work together in this apartment, not compete.

This apartment is also so well located, we walk everywhere when we are in town. It is in the middle of a thriving village, with everything mere steps away from the building: restaurants, the Old Town, and shopping either atthe local festivals or market. We are far away enough from the over crowded beach towns, but very close to the water. We are surrounded by history and culture, we only needs to ask, 'What am I curious about today?'

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David and Holly,

We just spent 2 weeks at your apartment, and we were very impressed how well equipped it was. The apartment is very well located with all shops one might need very close by. The building is old, but the inside of the apartment is certainly new. The kitchen has everything one can think of, the bathroom and shower are great. The beds are very comfortable and the apartment is very nicely furnished, incl. TV, radio. We bought croissents 25 meters away, a fruit and veg store in front and next to that Charcuterie and a small supermarket.



Pezenas, is a very old town that is well maintained and really lovely. Beautiful old buildings, good restaurants and high quality artisan shops; as opposed to run of the mill tourist shops in other towns. It really is special. We had easy visits to other places on roads, which all appeared to have been repaved recently. The countryside is lovely. The distance to the Mediterranean is only about 18-20 kms. During our stay, we visited many interesting places and towns known worldwide. We ate our noon meals at outdoor restaurants every day but one. In short we enjoyed ourselves immensely.



A great place.
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Pézenas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 678 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , WC is separate
  • Enjoy a therapeutic experience on the stone shower floor. Soft towels for showering are provided. (Seperate beach towels are also availble should you choose to go to the beach.) Shampoo and handcrafted local french soaps are provided-they will leave your skin smelling fresh and feeling soft. This home features a separate Shower room and W.C., both which have been completly updated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Our bedrooms have new mattresses and soft luxurious linens. Depending on the time of year, a summer or winter duvet is also availble. A small dresser and closet organizer is provided for your convenience. You don't have to live out of your suitcase! Unpack, make yourself at home and enjoy a restful sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Small Cooler
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
wi-fi and laptop available. Each bedroom has ample closet space and fans if required. Stereo will accept an iPod. Toys and games are on-site for children. Fireplace is decorative only. Beach toys are available. Bicycles are not for use without owners permission.

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5

Welcoming, Very Clean, close to EVERYTHING, Feel at home, everything needed provided. Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had never travelled to South France before. We had no expectations but after a week in this lovely, friendly town we are sold. WE WILL BE BACK!! Its important to know that my wife and I have travelled extensively but know basically no French. All the local businesses were extremely patient and understanding with this handicap of ours. As for this rental the location was amazing! Withing 100 steps of the flat we found an amazing bakery, fruit market, butcher, barber, grocery store. We highly recommend trying the local restaurants also. The flat itself was very clean, comfortable, spacious, with character but amazing modern amenities. Beautifully decorated throughout with local art and paintings. Dave and Holly and Oscar were terrific hosts and extremely helpful. We also viewed apartment #4 which is slightly larger than #6 but equally charming.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dream of a lifetime stay in this beautiful Pezenas apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two teenaged girls who loved every moment) had the most amazing stay in this quaint French town. Our hosts Dave and Holly could not have been more accommodating during our stay. We were lovingly welcomed with nicely chilled bottle of local wine, and their helpful suggestions were a godsend to us.

We spent our days exploring the beautiful town and Languedoc region (Saint-Guilhelm-Le-Desert is a must see) in the morning, and finishing up with a swim in the ocean in the afternoons. We didn't have enough time visit all the different beaches that were about 20 to 30 minutes away by car.

The location of the apartment could not have been better. We started each morning with a walk to the bakery and vegetable shop - both of which are stones throw away from the front door. Around the corner had a supermarket with everything else you could need. The Piscenois are very friendly and helpful.

The apartment is even more beautiful and comfortable than the photos suggest and those floor to ceiling windows will charm the heck out of you. The kitchen has everything you would need to cook your meals.

The only regret we had was the length of our stay, one week is not enough and we cannot wait to return to explore this area more thoroughly.

Fern & Laura

Montreal.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It is so easy when you have awesome guests! We still have a couple of open weeks open in late August and early September. If you are thinking of along term stay in Pezenas, drop us a line and we can get your dream South of France experience started. Our apartments (we rent two apartments in the same great building!) are ideal forlong as well as short term rentals.
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Lovely convenient base for enjoying a beautiful and art conscious little town

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed apartment and wonderful shower. The owners David and Holly were very helpful in giving advice as to what local restaurants offered what and we spent a wonderful four days exploring the medieval streets of the town as well as Sete and other nearby towns .

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Louise! There are still a couple of weeks available at the end of August for those of you looking for an amazing summer get away in the South of France. Just a quick drive from all the beaches, with a central base in a rich, vibrant village. Please take a look at our availability calendar to see if our dates match your vacation plans.
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Lovely, well designed apartment

  • 5 of 5

Pezenas is a jewel of a town. The apartment is well laid out with a great kitchen. All the utensils were there. Across the street and around the corner are two great fruit and veg stores. Butchers and bakeries are plentiful. There are great sites and hiking paths near-by. David and Holly were very helpful and responded quickly to any questions. Strong wifi connection (not always the case we have found)

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rosemary and John! As you know, we have been renting affordable, family friendly vacation rentals in Pezenas since 2010. It is so gratifying to know we can still deliver a quality vacation to our guests worthy of 5 stars. We still have some weeks still available for this August and September. Please check our calendar, and find out what makes "L'Appartement des Artistes #1" of the most popular vacation rentals in the area.
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Séjour très sympathique à Pezenas

  • 5 of 5

L accueil des propriétaires est professionnel est charmant. L appartement contient tout ce qui est nécessaire. La ville de Pezenas est une ville très animée à découvrir.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'est nous qui vous remercie! Depuis 2010, on fait des locations aux vacanciers comme vous. C'est toujours un très grand plaisir de partager notre charmante coin du monde. Comme vous savez nous avons deux appartements au centre de Pezenas dans le même bâtiment. Les deux sont remplis avec caractère. Notre but c'est de vous donner une excellent vacance dans le midi sans souci. Nous espérons de vous revoir bientôt!
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Beautiful Town/Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We visited Pezenas in February of 2017 and very much enjoyed both the town and Dave and Holly's apartment. Winter is a quiet time in Pezenas which has its pros and cons. It is very quiet. I actually don't think we saw any other tourists there during our entire 3 day visit. The old part of town was deserted and I am sure that is not the case in the summer. Pretty amazing to walk around deserted medieval streets at night. Many shops/stores and restaurants were closed however. We certainly had several good options for restaurants and the key stores were open (wine, boulangerie) so on balance it was very nice to be there in the off season. Pezenas is very centrally located to visit the many sites this area of France has to offer. We easily drove the coast one day, Nimes and the roman sites the other and swung by the Cathar castles on the way back to Barcelona.

The apartment itself was as described and as pictured. Parking was very easy if you followed David's directions. No problems there at all. The apartment was well outfitted with all you need for a stay - welcome bottle of wine and some basics for the fridge to get you by before you can get to the store. Apartment was roomy (we were two adults and two grown kids) and comfortable - opening up all of the windows was a real treat - pretty quiet little side street but steps to city center and old town. Well equipped with local travel books, maps and local recommendations. We ate one night at Le Temp des Cerises which is steps from the front door - highly recommended.

David was super responsive and attentive to every question. I would highly recommend this apartment - without reservation.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Chris! We are so pleased that you had a great stay with us in "L'Appartement des Artistes no.1". As you know, we have two apartments in the same great building, across the hallway from each other. We have taken everything we learned from Apartment No. 1, and brought it into "No. 2" (HomeAway listing #4274763). We have dedicated ourselves to providing two high quality, reasonably priced, family friendly vacation rentals in the heart of Pezenas to our guests. We love Pezenas, and we think our enthusiasm for the region shows. Thank you also for noticing our commitment to our guests. We are happy to answer any and all questions as soon as we get them. We feel it's that commitment to service that make our vacation rentals some of the best in the region. We hope you will come stay with us again, next time you visit this part of France! Holly and David
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Beziers 20mins. / Montpellier 40mins.
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Numerous brasseries bars and cafés nearby
Nearest Ferry
37 Kilometres
Sete
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Golf De Saint Thomas
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Agde / Beziers
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A75 2 kms /
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
125 Kilometres
Station de Ski - Prat-Peyrot
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Vias / Meze / Agde
Car: recommended

Many have dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local Café, bistro or Boulengerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. L’Appartment des Artistes is such a place that has been equipped for you to live "La Belle Vie!"

A nearly 300 year old historically protected building at the very centre of a vibrant, rich, town in the heart of Southern France. The 'L’Appartement Des Artistes' is a two bedroom apartment that sleeps four people in comfort and style. This is an ideal location for those who dream of not only visiting France..but experiencing it completely.

Who has not dreamed of one day spending time in Southern France, living in a grand apartment building with high ceilings and large French windows that open to the street below. Being a few short steps walking distance to the local café, brasserie or boulangerie. Strolling cobbled streets rich with history, amazing shops, and sampling delicious local food and wine. 'L’appartment des Artistes' is such a place that has been equipped for you to live La Belle Vie!

The 2010 Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon calls Pézenas, “One of the most singularly beautiful towns in the French Southwest, endowed with an almost overwhelming concentration of grand architecture”. Thanks to Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, Pézenas was considered the “second Versailles” in the late 17th century. This drew wealth, artists and playwrights of the calibre of Moliere all seeking to gain favor and patronage from the court.

Today Pézenas has an incredibly well preserved Old Town filled with outdoor restaurants, artisans, and entertainment. Seasonal festivals, celebrations and a huge Saturday market take place year-round in Pézenas and it’s neighboring villages. Located in the middle of the largest wine growing region in all of France, and less than a half hour drive from the Mediterranean beaches. Simple pleasures are abound.

With so many things to see and do in the Languedoc-Roussilon, Pézenas is ideally situated. The town of Pézenas itself is beautiful and vibrant. From buying bread and tasty treats at the local boulangerie, to people watching at a one of the town’s outdoor cafés, or exploring one of the many antique shops (Brocantes), Pézenas has so much to offer. The Old Town is rich with history and fine architecture, and full of unique artisan shops and fine restaurants. What’s more, Pézenas has one of the best year-round Saturday Markets (Bio Marché) in the area. All of this and more is steps away from 'L’Appartement des Artistes'.

Some of the finest beaches in Southern France are a short drive away, but there is so much more to this area than sun and sand. Incredible sites like Le Pont de Gard, the medeval ramparts of Carcassone, or visiting cities like Montpellier, Narbonne, Beziers, Nimes and Arles. These all make wonderful day-trips from Pézenas. There are truly so many things to see and do, you will need more than a week just to scratch the surface of this enchanting region.

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Rates & Availability

Pézenas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season (Summer)
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$115
$807
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$92
$663
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $345.82

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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