Charming & bright flat in Languedoc

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue de l'Avenq, Lagamas, Languedoc-Roussillon 34150, France

This apartment is located in the grounds of the most prominent mansion of Lagamas village, offering unique views on 19th century architecture and landscape. It is very quiet.

Your host, Marianne
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This apartment is located in the grounds of the most prominent mansion of Lagamas village, offering unique views on 19th century architecture and landscape. It is very quiet.

The Space

This full of character and very bright flat offers a dining kitchen, one sitting room/large bedroom for up to four guests and a shower room.

The double bed (160x200) features a high quality mattress. Linen (bed sheets, towels) is included.

Whilst being in the centre of the village, the flat is very quiet: the windows open on a private walled garden protected from any traffic noise, offering total privacy and unspoilt views.

Featuring some charming details, with traditional tiling, wooden floor in the main room and stone floor in the kitchen, this first floor flat offers the perfect retreat or stop-over to explore the Languedoc region.

I have come here every year since I was born, and have never felt bored! This is truly an inspiring region.

Guest Access

You will have access to the flat itself, with its own independent entry and a laundry room.
No amenities or areas to be shared with others.

Interaction with Guests

As I am based abroad (unless I reside in the house next door for short periods), most of the interaction takes place via email and phone. It is possible to put you in touch with local contacts (wine makers, guides etc) if you wish so.

The Neighborhood

Located in the small and preserved village of Lagamas, you will reside in the heart of the Hérault Valley, with stunning views on vineyards and olive trees.
The village is characterised by its traditional architecture across (maison de maitre, maisons de vignerons) and a lovely church, which is a miniature of Chateauroux cathedral....
There is a plethora of things to see, do and taste nearby...

Only 15 minutes away from 'les gorges de l'Hérault' and St Guilhem-le-Désert (UNESCO site), the region boosts an endless suite of attractions:

- Sport amateurs don't be shy: swimming, canyoning, cave exploration, climbing, nautical activities (Lac du Salagou), snorkeling and scuba-diving, riding, mountain bike, free ride, hiking*, golf, tennis, aqualand, and the ultimate one: sunbathing (the region has over 300 days of sunshine!)

- A heaven for foodies: there are great markets and winegrowers all around. Look for great cuisine such as Michelin star De Lanzun restaurant in Gignac. Scout for fantastic wine as the valley is said to be the most creative and dynamic wine region in the world (there are 3 producers in the village itself - ask us more by email for further recommendations).

- History galore: St Guilhem-le-Désert village and abbey, the so-called Bridge of the Devil, Roman ruins, the Midi Canal...

- Some exceptional and diverse natural treasuries: view point from the Pic Saint-Loup and Mont Saint-Baudile, the Clamouse caves, the Hérault canyon, the landform cirque of Navacelles and dolomitic limestone outcrop of Mourèze, the Larzac plateau, the Camargue estuary...

- Lively historical cities: Montpellier, Bézier, Sète, Aigues-Mortes, Pézenas, Lodève and for a day trip Nîmes, Arles…

- Plenty of museums: St-Jean-de-Fos pottery museum Argileum, Cap d'Agde aquarium, Copper mine Pioch Farrus, Reptilium…

And also a dense agenda of concerts, shows, local products fairs, festivals... not just during the summer season.

[* hiking: I often go walking with my good neighbour Denis, who is passionate about his region and will be very happy to organise against a modest fee local visits such as a discovery trip to his vineyards and olive trees in his 2CV, walks (from beginners to advanced level), caves... - Just let me know when contacting me]

Getting around

Easily accessible from A750 and E11/A75, a car is essential to explore around. But consider bringing in a bike to fully taste the small roads and paths across the vineyards and up the hills...

Enjoy some good and free parking on the village square, just off the flat.

There are no shops or cafés in the village itself. It is at cycling distance from Gignac (great Saturday market!), St-Jean-de-Fos, St-André-de-Sangonis and Montpeyroux, which all have bakeries, post office, supermarkets, bars and restaurants etc.

Once your booking is confirmed, I will send you a detailed sheet about how to get to Lagamas (by air, train, car, bicycle...), and other local information (market days, shops, wineries, restaurants...).

Other Things to Note

Your booking fee helps us organise non-for-profit artist residencies at Lagamas in collaboration with The Cornelius Foundation... Thank you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • A lovely apartment in a beautiful setting. Marianne's recommendations were great and we had a lovely stay.

    July 2014
  • We loved Marianne's flat, and we can't praise her responsiveness highly enough: we asked about a comfortable place to sit, and she put a rocking chair in the flat! We expressed concern about summer heat, and she arranged for a column fan to be waiting for us when we arrived! Marianne also told us about many opportunities to buy fruit (delicious peaches and nectarines), vegetables, eggs, and prize-winning wines directly from local producers. Lagamas itself is very quiet, but there is easy access to a large Intermarché at Gignac, and the A750/E11 is just a few minutes down the road.
    We were completely satisfied, and we were sorry to leave.

    July 2014
  • Truly charming. The appartment has a lot of character and it is perfectly situated. I spent a weekend with my two kids and felt like at home.
    The bed and matress are simply outstanding and Marianne did a great job with "things to do" advices.
    I fully recommend it.
    The only negative point I can think of would be for those who can not sleep with light - curtains do not do this job

    June 2014
  • Super séjour!!! D'abord une région magnifique à découvrir ou redécouvrir et ensuite un appartement plein de charme, lumineux, calme...
    Un grand merci pour votre accueil et vos adresses. À bientôt certainement

    May 2014
  • Très bon séjour à Lagamas dans l'appartement proposé par Marianne, le village est très joli et calme, bien situé à proximité de sites magnifiques. Les indications pour l'accès et les aspects pratiques ou visites sont très claires et judicieuses, l'accès par digicode est très commode.
    L'appartement est agréable et très lumineux, la vue depuis la chambre est dégagée et le lit très confortable.
    L'endroit correspond parfaitement à l'idée que l'on s'en faisait d'après l'annonce!

    May 2014
  • Marianne's flat is bright, spacious and cosy. The birds sing and the church bells chime. Its next to the big chateau in the village but the flat is not overlooked so you have complete privacy. The area is truely beautiful and unspoilt by tourism. The market in Gignac on Saturday was great. Loved the flat and the area.

    The internet wasnt working for the four days while we were there.

    April 2014
  • Nous avons adoré notre séjour à Lagamas entouré de vignobles et de vins sublimes. Le logement que propose Marianne a été une agréable découverte. L'endroit est plein de charme,chaleureux, paisible, équipé de tout le nécessaire et facilement accessible. Et surtout Merci à Marianne pour tous ses conseils et adresses.

    March 2014
  • we had a wonderful weekend at "le coeur". Very quiet, sunny and comfortable, close to nice places to visit. Marianne gave us many good tips for our stay, we definitively recommend !!

    February 2014
  • The flat in Lagamas is very nice and offers a beautiful view. Marianne was very helpful especially concerning trips to Montpellier. Still, things would have been easier if she had been around while we stayed there.

    October 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Lagamas! The flat has a very nice atmosphere. The surrounding area is beautiful. It was very nice and very helpful of Marianne, that she gave us bikes, as we had no car. She also picked us up at Montpellier when we arrived and drove us to Gignac when we left. She was hosting many very likable people to help her with the artist residence. We would have loved to get to know them better!

    July 2013
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My Name is Marianne and I am a curator and art advisor. I travel a good deal both in Europe, America and Asia and enjoy meeting new people and discovering new places. I sometimes use airbnb when travelling and have had such positive experiences that I like to rent my Paris and South of France 'pied à terre' when I am away.
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