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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Modern semi-detached house in a gated complex just a 3 minute walk from the walls of Aigues -Mortes. The villa is located on the 'Rives de la Tour' private residence - A delightful collection of traditional-style Provençal houses situated around a superb communal swimming pool.
Super, child-friendly environment, the villa has a private terrace .An electric grill for outside cooking.Patio furniture and sun loungers. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen /living area. The kitchen has all home comforts, washing machine/dishwasher/microwave/ toaster/cooker. Seating for 5 in the lounge area, TV and DVD. Downstairs toilet. Upstairs there are the 2 bedrooms, 1 spacious double room and 1 bunkbed room[adult size bunks] and bathroom with shower , wash hand basin and toilet.
There is a travel cot, high chair and stair gate. These items may be used but must be put up by the guest and used at there own risk.
The amazing fortified town of Aigues Mortes lies just a 3 min walk from the residence. Pass through the magnificent ramparts to find a maze of shops, traditional restaurants, picturesque squares, café bars and all shops. Superb Mediterranean beaches and lively resorts within 10 minutes. Ideal family holiday destination. The villa is also a very attractive proposition outside of the high season - the mild climate is excellent for all-year round golf holidays! The private residence 'Les Rives de la Tour' is situated just outside the superbly impressive, walled town of Aigues Mortes. 3 min walk to all amenities; Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Banks,Chemist and supermarkets. Golf Enthusiasts: Within 10 minutes drive of an18 hole championship golf course at La Grand Motte. A fantastic test for any golfer with three tee positional markers, the whites for the big hitters (but you must be straight). Plenty of water, fast greens and a wonderful index 1 par 5. Very reasonable green fees and clubs can be hired at the clubhouse.
Yaghting Paradise: Visit the spectacular Port Camargue with its magnificent marina with some of the finest boats on the Mediterranean. The port area has a lavish casino, beautiful hotels and superb sandy beaches. All within 10 minutes drive.
Le Grau du Roi: The closest beach at 5km and where the Canal du Rhone meets the Mediterranean. Both sides of the canal feature sumptuous restaurants serving seafood straight from the fishing boats that line the canal every evening following the day at sea. It is a bustling holiday town and very popular at both day and night for eating, shopping and strolling. The beaches are beautiful and provide a very safe swimming environment. Plenty to occupy children with a water park for their pleasure.
A security bond of £150 is required on booking this is returned at the end of your holiday as long as the house is left clean and tidy, no damage or breakages. Saturday to Saturday lettings.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Grau Du Roi 5 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Montpellier/Nimes/Beziers/Marseille, Nearest railway: Aigues-Mortes/Montpellier|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The Camargue Regional Park One of the many Unesco world heritage sites in Provence, the Camargue is a huge area (about 350,000 acres) of wetlands, pastures and salt flats formed by the delta of the Rhône river. The region has a unique ecological balance and is home to many pink flamingoes. In the grassy pastures you will find sheep and small white horses grazing, these are ridden in the area by "gardians" a traditional part of the local community. For more information visit the official website (french only) of the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
This region boasts sunshine 280 to 300 days of the year and is famously known as the Camargue with the white horses ,black bulls and cowboys. Steeped in history with Roman amphitheatres at Nimes and Arles and Pont Du Gard aquaduct are all well worth visiting. Further still are the Ardeche Gorges.Most towns have bullrings famous for bull fights(bulls don't get hurt) and running of the bulls through the towns at festive events is a regular occurence. Boat rides down the canal to see the local wildlife including bulls,flamingoes and the Camargue horses. Visit the national park etangs to witness local wildlife. Location: Situated by Port-Camargue facing La Grande-Motte, to the east of Montpellier is Grau du Roi. A pleasant sea side resort with good sand and safe clean water. The resort faces the more modern La Grande-Motte across the Golfe d'Aigues-Mortes. Our recommendations: We would suggest that you leave the beach mid afternoon and drive inland for a walk around the walls at
Aigues-Mortes followed by dinner in one of the open air restaurants there. For the children: Visit the Seaquarium between Le Grau-du-Roi and Port-Camargue. Children's fun fair and swim park also at Groi Du Roi.(10 minute drive or 25 minute cycle ride Adult fun fair in season from 20.30pm at Groi du Roi. Offshore fishing trips Grau du Roi. Golf course within 10km - 3 courses to choose from at La Grande Motte. The beaches are the finest in Languedoc. Miles of regularly cleaned fine sand. Lifeguards in attendance at certain areas, on-site amenities. Gently-sloping for the comfort of parents and safety of children.
La Grande Motte is awarded a “European Blue Flag” every year for the quality of its water on swimming beaches and in the marina. The award is given by the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, under the aegis of the Ministry for the Environment.
Aigues Mortes was built in the 13 century by King Louis and prospered as a coastal trading port for many years. One of it's main exports was and still is salt and the factory just outside the town is well worth a visit. Located next door to the factory is the Listel Vineyard. Salt Train near Aigues Mortes To the east of the D979 between Aigues-Mortes and Le Grau du Roi. It is clearly signposted to 'Salins' and 'Listel'. Tel No:- 0(4) 66 73 40 24. Website: www.labaleine.com.
As a guideline costs are approximately €7 for adults and €5 for children aged 4-13. Tours of the salt pans and a part of the Camargue. There are 2 short tours available by either bus (1½ hours) or a land train (1¼ hours) or alternatively a longer tour lasting 2¼ hours. These all include a tour of the salt pans, the salt museum, a video and a visit to the shop, with the longer bus tour offering further insight into the flora and fauna of the Camargue.
There are set times for the tours – 5 a day for the shorter tours (2 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon). The 'petit-train' is the more popular option and gets booked up first so early booking is recommended. Either turn up early or if in the area pop in and pre-book for later in the day. The shorter tours are best to keep the children's attention and the train definitely wins hands down over the bus, which could get very hot. Aigues Mortes This is a splendid walled town on the edge of salt marshes in the Camargue. You can make a complete circular walk of over 1.6km around the town walls (open 9.30 - 7PM in the summer). We recommend that you allow at least 1 hour for the walk, after which you should not miss the chance to browse in the tourist shops in the narrow streets of the old town. Also you should plan to have a snack or a meal in one of the many restaurants in the Place St-Louis (see right) – this is not haut cuisine but the environment is outstanding and the chances are that one of the local entertainers will pass by while you are eating.
For a lovely day out you can start at the nearby beach at Le Grau-du-Roi, then mid afternoon move to Aigues-Mortes for a tour of the town walls and some shopping, finishing off the day with an evening in one of the many street cafés. Exclusive : The most comprehensive and various cruise on the canal, commented by a local man. Crossing of the port along the city wall, close to the salt company “Les Salins du Midi", discover the fishing harbour of Le Grau du Roi and the flora and fauna of Camargue through the locks of the Vidourle River, the big reed bed, the Tour Carbonnière, the Bourgidou Canal and its locks in the middle of ancient barges.
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19 Aug 2014
"A great place to stay and literally a stone's throw away from Aigues Mortes"
It's a lovely house on a fantastic complex. There is lots of greenery to give privacy to each property and even the swimming pool is surrounded by hedges to make it more secluded. The swimming … More
So glad your family had an enjoyable time in and around Aigues-Mortes. So much to do and see with the Camargue on your doorstep .
4 Aug 2013
A great week in this well equipped house so close to Aigues Mortes, no transport was needed. A local bus took us to Gau dau Roi in just a few mins, worth a visit if a bit touristy. A very peaceful location with plenty to do and see close by.
22 Jun 2013
Great location - 2 mins walk to the town of Aigues Mortes which is lovely - historic, great shops, sights and restaurants. Great base to explore the area. The house is well equipped and, although we didn't use it, has a great pool which families were using. The house was peaceful and very French! Would recommend.
Yet again we are so pleased another couple has enjoyed a stay at our house in Aigues-Mortes and enjoyed visiting the surrounding area.
1 May 2013
"A perfect holiday!"
We have just returned from our 2nd stay at this property and, once again, we had a wonderful time. We came last year as a couple and returned this year with our young baby. The location is perfect- just a few minutes stroll from the town of Aigues Mortes, with its shops, sights and restaurants and with so many other interesting places to visit a car or train journey away. The house is well equipped and we enjoyed making use of the bikes last year to cycle to the coast. We recommend it without any reservation!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Aigues-Mortes is a beautiful old walled town to visit and enjoy the plentiful restaurants, shops and cafes.