A 10 kms from the Saintes Maries de la Mer and the beaches, cozy home (70m2) in a small village in the middle of rice fields and near the Petit Rhône. Quiet, typical. Horses, bulls, gardians. Walks, bathing, culture, gastronomy, Maries
Welcome in Provence! Completed for the meeting with a region, off the beaten track. Personalized and attentive welcome. Natural discovery and culture. Simplicity. Big peace and greedy rest. Absolute discretion. Rural charm of the real Camargue. No shops but stars
Hello to all lovers of nature and authenticity, and welcome to Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the heart of the Camargue Regional Natural, to discover its beautiful nature! Rice fields, herds, edges of the Petit Rhône, fauna, flora, Mediterranean shores nearby (10 kms).
Leslie (an american woman from the Maine) says about my home: My host, Brigitte, could not have been more welcoming! There was a mix up m in buses from Arles,caused by the tourist office. Calls back and forth. Brigitte had to go to the bus stop twice. I arrived, tired and hot and exhausted. She instead on carrying my heavy suitcase, and brought me into my home for three nights. There was cooked ratatouille, a wonderful cherry dessert, fresh orange juice and yogurt and milk and cheese, and fresh eggs, in the fridge. Baguettes and homemade bread. Far too much to eat for my too short stay. Even after having to drive back and forth, and worrying aboutbhervEnglish, which is good she was full of smiles and thoughtfulness.
Even the famous Camargue mosquitoes are almost non existent in Brigitte's house! A wonderful bedroom, with two windows (screened), living and dining room with art and books, and a decent radio, a kitchen that lacked for nothing except my kitchen skills! Fully stocked. The bathroom worked! The shower was hot and the water pressure good. All the plumbing worked well, which is a great difference from home. Everywhere in the place is artwork and books, and treasures! What a delight! Flowers everywhere you look. Two wonderful golden labs, a few outdoor cars, dud I mention the flowers? The bed was comfortable, the space interesting and I really did not want to leave ! I had no car, and she arranged her schedule to be able to drive me to two Camargue towns so I could experience this wonderful world. She was within walking distance of a wonderful horse back riding place, and I was able to fit two rides in while also fitting into Brigitte's schedule. Even a walk along Le Petit Rhone with her daughter and grand daughter was a delight."
Michelle from NY said:
"Brigitte was an exceptional hostess--I recommend her and her lovely cottage wholeheartedly and without reservation. We checked in very late after delays on route and Brigitte was nevertheless on hand to welcome us and show us the house. She had a fire going in the fireplace and had set out a homemade quiche and a bottle of wine in case we were hungry. It was one of the warmest welcomes I've ever had. The house is very much as described--a really wonderful place to stay if you're looking for a quiet retreat in la Camargue. It is very conveniently situated to all the regional attractions and Brigitte has a wealth of material on hand, in various languages, to learn about activities in the area. She also lent us her bicycles which were in good condition and comfortable. In short--hot showers, comfortable bed, strong wifi, cozy space, beautiful location--it was enough to make you want to check out real estate in the neighborhood."
The house is an old rancher's house of 70 m2, which was our vacation home. It is filled with miscellaneous objects, laughter and memories, and comics.
thick walls, fireplace, small openings ...
Respect for the environment, ecological water management, electricity etc ...
Location of the house in the countryside, quiet, in a village of Saintes Maries de la Mer, no shops. The sea, the beaches and the village of Saintes is 10 minutes. Aigues Mortes, fortified city built by Saint Louis is 15 minutes, beach Espiguette Grau du Roi at 20 minutes. Grand accessed Raft (protected area of rare environmental quality) ... and vast wilderness nearby. Walks on the dike on Petit-Rhône, in the immediate area.
Arles is 30 minutes (monuments, festivals, cinemas, shops).
You can move by car, bus, bicycle, horseback, on foot ...
Here no cheating or design straight out of a glossy magazine: just a bit quaint charm of a vacation home a tad bohemian amid other dwellings, combining rustic and practice and culture, in an atmosphere of relaxation and freedom!
I am writer (mainly on the Camargue and stories for children) and Camargue photographer ...
I spend a lot of time treating my visitors! I like to see you, and I have great respect for your approach and presence. I like to exchange, understand, grow, share .. Most of you make me well, for I am exceptional encounters!
Besides the comments are pretty friendly (:-)) and will tell you more, and better than me. But it is especially the "book of travelers" who is at home you will discover absolutely awesome testimonies in many languages and very original designs that delight me ... :-)
- Including breakfast available (bread, jam, fresh fruit, applesauce, yogurt, fruit juice, green or black tea, coffee, chocolate, rice cakes, cow's milk or soy milk, organic cereal ..)
- Sheets and duvet covers and towels provided, beds made on arrival.
- Available toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and basic toiletries
- Business advice, walking and hiking if you wish
- On request and with extra, the evening meal.
No shops nearby so but I let a lot of things available to passengers for snacks and other small appetites.
Relaxation, calm, discovery, energy, culture ... the program!
You will enjoy a warm home of about 60 m2, with a chamber with a bed for 2 and a sofa bed (for 2). Guests can enjoy the lounge, kitchen and (small) bathroom, and the garden with table and chairs. Another room is available outside of the house, according to the number of travelers, and season.
From home, you can go for a day tour of the Camargue and Arles and Aigues Mortes, or sportier biking, kayaking, horse, or join flagship Gachole walk ...
Each meeting is wealth.
Humor and love through the door of time ...
Technically and to summarize:
The house is located in the heart of Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, near the Petit-Rhône.
Horse riding nearby, sea and walks by bike or on foot.
The very cute Château d'Avignon is not far with its contemporary exhibitions 8 km, many visits and animations in Arles (30 kms)
Les Saintes and beaches 10 minutes (crypt of Sara Marie and worship Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome in church fortress dating from the 10th century).
Horse riding in the hamlet, at Brenda.
Gau ornithological park Bridge in 10 minutes.
Bird Park Scamander (free access) to fifteen minutes.
Saline Acute Dead to fifteen minutes.
Cave de Montcalm (organic wine Sables, red, rosé and white) to 10 minutes.
Montpellier three quarter hour (airport).
Tower pond Vaccarès to Salin de Giraud and return through the dam to the sea as possible ...
Alpilles for a good half hour, an hour Luberon ... The Cevennes after hours ...
Guests have access to kitchen, living room, bathroom (shower and toilet) and garden.
Interaction with guests
I try to be available and responsive. I can advise on the area, guide you ..
I am a photographer (and writer) and as editor (regional authors).
And if you're nice, I offer you a book on the Camargue!
I work on the area for many years, and its history.
Until now, I was especially "loan sofa", receiving people from all over the world ...
Respect the places and neighborhoods
You can smoke ... outside
Leave the premises clean
Photographe, écrivaine à mes heures, je travaille principalement sur le Pays d'Arles, et navigue pas mal dans le triangle Avignon-Montpellier-Marseille...
Et ailleurs dans le monde, grâce principalement aux voyageurs que j'héberge.
Je vis des rencontres exceptionnelles!
Je pourrai vous renseigner sur les manifestations culturelles et artistiques locales, les coins à visiter, et ceux à éviter...
J'aime la nature, la culture et les choses simples. Et vous!
Le bonheur se construit...