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“Spacious, attractive, and great location” My wife and I rented this place from a few days before Christmas till just after the new year. We shared it with our daughter and a dear family friend for much of our stay. It proved to be exactly what we wanted and needed for our stay in Languedoc.
Extending to three floors of a beautifully renovated Medieval structure in the old quarter of the town, the Ramparts is quite roomy -- sitting room and bedroom and two baths on the ground floor, two bedrooms and another toilet on the first floor, large sitting room and well appointed kitchen on the second. Note that this means you will be climbing stairs a lot during your stay, however. If that is an issue, you may have a less pleasant experience.
The town of Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit is a lovely old village in the Hérault Department with an ideal location in a sea of vineyards. An amazing number of wine domaines are located within only a few miles of the town. A few kilometers off the D-909, the village is only about 15 minutes from Béziers with its markets, gare (TGV service), and car rental services. the Mediterranean Sea is about half an hour south of the village (even in winter it's beautiful). About 15 minutes to the north are the Cévennes and the Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc, with its dramatic hills and valleys and beautiful villages.
If car rentals and driving are not your thing, the village is well served by a regional bus line from Béziers , easily researched on line. Ticket prices are very low.
There are several shops in Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit, including a boulangerie, a presse/tabac, and a good carry-out pizza place. In nearby Magalas is an extraordinary, upscale restaurant called O Bontemps where we ate an absolutely wonderful meal. Also in Magalas is an Intermarche, which sells most anything you'll need.
The hosts at the Ramparts were welcoming and made our stay very pleasant. Their witty Christmas decorations were sweet. They were available via email (the place has free wifi) to answer questions and offer assistance during our stay. While their English is excellent, you should be aware that this is rural France, and many people have no English. That said, we found the people thereabouts to be very patient with us as we worked at communicating with them.
I could go on, I suppose, but let me sum up by saying that staying at the Ramparts was a wonderful experience and I recommend it to all.
“Warm welcome” A warm welcome with a friendly and jolly service. Great place to stay with lots of great roads around for some great cycling in a warm sunny climate. After a days biking back to the Gite for a dip in the lovely refreshing pool set in a lovely garden. The rooms were clean with all necessary amenities. Thanks guys for a wonderful time.