Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 205427
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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Nearest beach 75 km
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
The Mas du Ciel, a typical Cévenol stone house, is located at 500m altitude in a wooded and quiet area, near a stream in The Cévennes National Park. The Cévennes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the South East of France, at 1h from Montpellier et 1h30 mins from Nimes, on the southern edge of the Massif Central.
The small cottage Étoile, a stone made studio, is ideal for a couple and it has its own entrance and terrace with chairs, table and barbecue. Étoile has a extra large bed (180×200), a kitchen corner and a complete bathroom.
Étoile is a non-smoking guest house and opened throughout the year.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
A lot of our guests are pleasantly surprised by the number of activities that this region has to offer. There are activities for everyone: breathtaking sites to visit, sports, swimming in the river, hiking, medieval towns and museums, gastronomy etc...
The Cévennes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a unique region known for its history, gastronomy, spectacular sites such as the Cirque de Navacelles and the Grottes des Demoiselles as well as its sporting activities.
Medieval Towns and Museums
If you are passionate about history, then you will love it here. During your holiday, you will have the opportunity to travel back in time while visiting the medieval villages like The Couvertoirade, one of the most beautiful French villages, where the Templars settled in the 12th century. Knowing that The Cévennes was the region of the Camisards (Huguenots) and the place where preachers and insurgents hid during the religious wars, you can learn more about their history by visiting local places and museums.
The Cirque de Navacelles, a geological breathtaking site, has been recognised as one of the biggest sites in France. The Vis river formed the Cirque thousands years ago and it is situated in the Causses, one of the largest megalitic regions in France. The very deep Gorges separate the limestone plateaus of Blandas (Gard) and Larzac (Hérault) along 300m height.
The Mont Aigoual is the highest point of the Gard department and is 1567 m height. When the sky is clear, you can see the Mont Blanc and the Alps chain. During Winter time, the ski resort, Prat Peyrot, is opened to the public.
The Grotte des Demoiselles is spectacular and such a beauty. Discovered in 1780, it is opened to the public since 1931. The Camisards used it as a refuge during the religious wars and the priests during the French Revolution.
The abîme de Bramabiau is another fantastic site and a conservation area. Discovered around the end of the 19th century by Edouard Alfred Martel during his exploration of the grotte d'Argilan, the aven Armand and the Padirac abyss, the abîme de Bramabiau is the cradle of the French speleology. At the bottom of the Canyon, the groundwater named “the river of happiness” with a diaclasis of 70m height comes out 800m further away outside.
A lot of villages organise regional markets with the typical products of the Cévennes. Every Saturday morning, if you wander around the Vigan, you can find the regional products such as pélardons, truits, chestnut or horse chestnut jams, Cévenol apple juices, sweet onions confits and other products. After visiting the weekly and annual market, you can always rest and enjoy a drink at the terrace of a café or a bar in the town.
During your stay, you can also visit the Roquefort cave, local farms, castles and wine caves.
Walks, Horseriding, Water Hiking and Biking
A lot of hikers and Nature lovers choose The Cévennes for their holidays because of its splendid scenery, its amazing fauna and flora and its clean air.
Canoe Kayak and Swimming
Saint Bauzille de Putois is a medieval town on the river where you can go on canoe or kayak and go swimming. It is possible to go swimming in the river of few medieval towns like Aulas, Aumessas, Avèze.
And there are more sport activities to choose from! Acrobatic courses, climbing, via ferrata, fishing are also sports that you can practice in The Cévennes.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Super King Beds
- 1 shower rooms
- Not suitable for children
- No pets allowed
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Satellite TV
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 19 Aug 2015
Languages spoken: English, French
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