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The Old Village Bakery

from £72 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Roof top terrace - panoramic views

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

An unusual and spacious old stone village house on the Provencal/Languedoc border (featured in The Times 4/6/08). Huge light and airy living/dining area, large well equipped kitchen, 3 double bedrooms plus mezzanine for occasional use, 2 bathrooms, additional shower room, totally private south facing terrace with panoramic views over the countryside, another terrace shaded by vines,olive and jasmine. 2 balconies. Large entrance hall/inner courtyard. Lots of space and privacy.

The house- once 4 dwellings - is not luxurious but it is comfortable, full of character, roomy and fun for those whom it suits.

A wonderful place to be in or use as a springboard to explore the fascinating local area.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Le Grau du Roi - about 55 minutes. (Or the local 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nimes 34 km, Nearest railway: Avignon 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

Situated on the border between Provence and Languedoc , it is perfectly situated for visiting all the major sites of both regions. It is quite close to the motorway giving easy access, but our side of the village is protected from site and sound of it, surrounded by vineyards and garrigue.

The renowned Avignon Festival is in July. A challenge to the Edinburgh Festival, but you have to cope with the heat & the crowds. Many other smaller festivals/ concerts/ exhibitions throughout the summer in the region - look in the local paper and on shop noticeboards.

Sightseeing: The Pont du Gard; old Avignon and the Palace des Papes; Villeneuve les Avignon with Le Fort & Abbaye de St Andre, La Tour Phillipe le Bel; Roman amphitheatres and vestiges at Arles, Orange and Nimes; Castles at Tarascon, Beaucauire, Uzes; the great nature preserve of the Camargues (home of the white horse, black bull & rose pink flamingoes - be sure to go to the corners we mention); the dramatic gorges and caves of the stunning National Park of the Cevennes (at La Cocaliere, Trabuc,Aven de la Forestiere); the medieval walled town of Aigues-Mortes; Les Baux ( well worth a visit but you will find many tourists); are all close at hand. Many small local villages are also worth a look - especially those on the way to Uzes - Vers, Castillon, St Maximum etc. Our favourite local towns are Arles and Uzes. The Green Michelin Guide is in the

house to help you choose.

Museums at Nimes, Avignon, Villeneuve, Arles, Beaucaire, Uzes ;

Uzes

Fournes is about 16 kilometres from Uzes, on the way to Avignon. It is about equi-distant from Uzes, Avignon and Nimes, with easy access also to Arles, St Remy, Orange and all major provencal sites.

This historical sketch was written (in french) in an early edition (1985) of the village magazine, 'Fournes Info' :

"Fournes is the oldest village in the Canton. Wisigoths and Saracens lived in this territory. The Francs finally conquered it from the 8th century. At the beginning of the 9th Century, the Uzes region was a county unlike others. In 823 RAYNALD, brother of Bishop AURELIUS 1st, and his wife, AGILBURGE, gave all their possessions in the county of Uzes to the church of St THEODORE, in particular the area around JALLON (Jarolongo), near Fournès. Today this is a farm. In earlier times it was a village or hamlet. The origin of the name FOURNES is not known. Castrum de Fornerio appears in 1211, Fornesium in 1384.

Fournes was built on high ground, a fortified castle was built in 1150 under Louis VII the Young. The castle was taken and burned as a consequence of the religious wars during the 16th Century (1576). As protestants and catholics succeeded one another, our village suffered from pillages and reprisals. Fournes was under the control of a Feudal Lord belonging to the powerful house of UZES. In 1211 , Phillipe Auguste transferred the title to the bishopric. In 1270, Geraud Amic IV, Feudal Lord (of the Amic branch) entered the scene. Having no male issue, in 1364 his daughter, Raimbaude de Sabran, became Lady of Fournes. Sovereignty was transferred, by sale, in 1433 to Reynaud, Vicomte of Murat. FOURNES became part of the possessions of Saint Privat, through the marriage of Sara de Guerry, the only daughter of Pierre de Guerry and Louise de Laudun, Lord and Lady of Fournes, to Pierre II Faret, on 16 May 1590. Juridically this situation obtained until 1865. "

Concerts held almost nightly during the summer - many out of doors in Chateaux or else in old churches or other ancient sites.

Fournes is a stone's throw from the magnificent Roman Aqueduct, the Pont du Gard: France's second most visited site after the Eiffel Tower. It brought fresh water from the foothills of the Massive Central, to the people of Nimes.

Potteries at St-Quentin-La-Potterie [Aries, Bonjean, Garcon, Ehlers, Eissoutier, Galtie, Hubert, Milcent, Prungnoud, Combres] St Maximum & other local villages near Uzes.

Bull Games (not fights - the only risk is to the young men, not the bull) are in village arenas.

Wonderful walking, swimming, birdwatching, horse riding, biking , golf - all close at hand.

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