Situated in the heart of the Old Town, in a lively, authentic quartier, a maison de ville Arlesienne for holiday rental all year round. In a quiet, local neighbourhood.
The street is residential, and the house is a typical Arles house which is on several floors with stairs leading up to each. The style is no fuss simple, but comfortable.
On the ground floor you have the kitchen/dining room (washing machine, oven), then stairs lead up to the basic bathroom, and the living room, which has a large fold out bed/couch. Upstairs you have a bedroom (double bed) and also a 'box room' (double bed) which is open to a skylight in the roof. This room perfect for those who love the gentle morning light!
Ideally situated 2 mins on foot from the Roman Arena and Amphitheatre. Close to Place Voltaire (coffee and croissants in the square), the railway station, cafés, supermarkets and restaurants.
Stay in the heart of Arles but without the noise of festivities or crowds after a day's sightseeing.
Arles is a great location to base yourself for a few days' sightseeing around the South of France.
We live close to the property and can help you with recommendations for parking, restaurants, winebars, shops, services and where to buy the best cheese at the market...we speak English and French.
**This is a typical Arlesienne house so that means lots of stairs. Kids are fine (generations of Arlesians have grown up in these houses!!) if care is taken, but not recommended for people with mobility issues.
**We supply dishwashing liquid, cleaning products, tea, coffee, salt, pepper... but we do NOT supply shampoo or handsoap etc!
** Please note a 7 euro per bed one time charge for sheets and towels. Some guests prefer to bring their own.
It's a "quartier populaire" so it is ordinary residents...
Close to train station (5 mins on foot)
By car- there is no parking at the house, but as it is a quiet street you can park out the front and unload. There is free public parking close by on Bld Emile Combs or at the end of Rue Portagnel.
Please do not smoke (the ancient stone walls absorb the odours)
The house was as described with all amenities, and the beds were comfy - the house was quiet at night as it is in a small street with no traffic anywhere (streets too narrow for cars to pass). There was hot water for the shower and plenty of it, ideal after a day's sightseeing. The train station was ten minutes' walk away so no need for a taxi. The hosts Cat and Richard were very friendly and helpful and lived just round the corner. They are thus on hand if any problem should arise.
There were many guide books on hand, and lots of DVDs to play, and the TV was great with English channels as well as the French and other ones. Wifi worked a treat. Kitchen was clean and had everything you may need including kettle, teabags etc for tea.
We recommend the house, and the hosts, if you are looking for a cosy place to stay in Arles
Sono stato ospite di Cat con mia moglie e i miei tre bambini all'inizio di agosto. L'accoglienza è stata ottima e il padrone di casa è stato molto disponibile per spiegare il funzionamento della casa. L'appartamento è accogliente e in 5 siamo stati molto bene. Il quartiere è in centro, ma la zona è tranquilla, silenziosa e sicura. La casa è su tre piani ed è una tipica casa antica di Arles, pulita e ben tenuta. La localizzazione è ottima per visitare ogni giorno un luogo diverso della Provenza senza la necessità di cambiare casa.
We had a wonderful stay at Cat and Richard's place in Arles. It was in an ideal location, close to the centre of town but in a quiet area away from the bustle. All communication with Cat was smooth and efficient, and Richard even helped us with our luggage when we arrived (and made sure we weren't parked in a tow away zone!). They even went above and beyond and lent us their parking permit for the Pont du Gard. The apartment itself was a lovely old building, spacious for the three of us and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this listing.
Merci à Catriona et Richard pour leur accueil chaleureux à l'occasion de notre séjour à Arles. Nous avons fortement apprécié leur gentillesse à l'endroit de notre famille. Nous n'avons que du positif à dire à propos du logement que nous avons loué pour notre séjour. Judicieusement localisé à proximité des Arènes d'Arles, nous y avons trouvé tout le confort voulu pour loger une famille de 5 personnes. Boulangerie, épicerie, café, nous avons trouvé toutes les commodités nécessaire à un séjour parfait. Nous avons adoré. Nous aimons Arles :)
Merci encore à Phil et à Catriona pour leur accueil chaleureux.
We loved our stay in Cat's home. She was incredibly kind to us and spent a lot of time showing us around the place and giving us advice about places to visit and local restaurants. The home was very spacious and comfortable, with a cool downstairs floor and a great kitchen. We really appreciated having the washing machine.
Soggiorno piacevole e buona accoglienza; la casa è' tuttavia risultata più vecchia di quello che appariva nelle foto ed anche un po' umida. Bagno piccolo e vetusto.
Ah yes, the bathroom is certainly small. I have taken care to note that the style of the house is simple but functional!
It certainly is an old house, perhaps three hundred years old or more? With its charms and faults, it is still pretty characteristic of the authentic Arles family houses...
Cat was wonderfully gracious, shared great ideas for activities for kids, and walked us to the market on Saturday morning. The place was great, right in the middle of the old town, a few minutes walk to cafes, restaurants, etc. Our favorites places in Arles were the new Van Gogh foundation, an amazing morrocan restaurant near the cinema/hammam on the Rhone river, and Petit Naples for fabulous pizza. A very nice stay in Provence.
Australian and English, Richard and I have adopted Arles as our home and are always happy to share this lovely town with visitors.
On parle anglais mais bien sur le français aussi