House in Cabrieres, Pool, Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge and Gardon Gorges
Riverfront vacation home with private pool and kitchen
Between Provence, Camargue and Cévennes, this is the place where the sun shines! Located in the heart of the guarrigue that deliciously smell thyme and rosemary, come to relax and enjoy the volumes of a spacious and bright home, surrounded by a large flowered garden and natural wooden areas. On a plot of more than 6000 sq.m, 4000 sq.m around the house are fenced. A private fenced parking is at your disposal. From June to September, the swimming pool, just for your use, will allow you to relax and refresh you. In your kitchen, we offer you all the necessary ingredients to cook sauces, grilled meals, and French dressings: oil from our olive trees, different fine vinegars, Provencal herbs... You are in the countryside but all the shopping facilities and services are very nearby (between 1 km in the village, and more than 4 km). Cabrieres, in Gard, enjoys a favoured location: - You will find plenty of paths to walk or to hike, by foot, cycling or by horse. Our garrigue is a very rich environment for its fauna and flora, with an interesting rural heritage: our clocháns, dry stone constructions. Gorges of Gardon are accessible by road, 7 km away: Collias, upriver from Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge, attracts fans of swim, canoes and especially rock climbing. Hiking or mountain bike, even from Cabrieres, give you access to wild parts of these gorges: as La Baume close to Poulx, where was rolled a part of The Wages of Fear movie, in particular the final scene with the fall of the truck... or Le Castellas, of which cliffs overlook the twists and turns of the river... - the jewel of these gorges is the majestic Pont du Gard Aqueduct Bridge, that cheerfully steps across Gardon river, from the top of its 48m and its 3 floors archways. Built almost 2000 years ago by Romans to bring water to Nimes (Némausus) and deserted at the VI century, this aqueduct-bridge miraculously has been spared by time and wars. You can tour around: - to the east, Rhone river, where flows into Gardon river, is the natural border between Languedoc and Provence: communication way taken since time immemorial, and Arles is built on its banks, real transit harbour for Roman boats, abundant in remains: after a Cesar's chest, a 31m long Roman barge dating back from 50/60 years before J.C., perfectly preserved, have been recently removed from the deep of the river and are exposed to Antique Museum: it is unique! ... Arles is also a new city, with a noteworthy museum and a festival receiving every year the most famous people of the photography. Few ten kilometres upriver, visit Avignon, with its battlements and Pope Palace and, in July, its famous theatre festival. - Then, the landscapes of Provence and Alpilles, steeped in a mythical light, wiped out by the rushing Mistral. So well represented by Van Gogh, they have pretty small cities such as Les Baux, St Rémy, etc - To the South: the wild Camargue will show its true colours (maybe?) to you. Moreover its very rich fauna and flora, you will be able to discover its passionate tradition of horses and bull farming. Here, we remove monuments to glorify them. Will you try bullfighting games and the race from the Camargue? you will wander in the alleyways of the fortified city of Aigues-Mortes while snacking its famous type of flat bread, then you will walk on the bustling wharfs of the typical fishing harbour of Grau du Roi, which offers to visit the aquarium. Nearby you will find the new city of La Grande-Motte, famous for its architecture. Finally, you will enjoy the nice sandy beaches: Espiguette, fiefdom of naturists, Saintes-Maries, fishermen's village, which in May caters the big gypsy pilgrimage with a lot of guitars and flamenco attractions, - to the West: a few minutes away from Cabrieres, you will find Nimes the Roman city (Némausus), and ideally located in the Via Domitia who crosses it to link Roma to Spain. Augustus made it at the 2nd century the window of the Roman influence in Gaul. It will be covered with monuments: the bull ring, the amphitheatre for 25 000 people, better preserved of all the Roman world, temples of Maison Carrée, of Diane, the Porte Auguste... Nimes, rich of its past, also knows to live in the actual time: the modern Nimes is proud of the achievements signed by famous architects and designers: its Carré d'Art museum designed by Norman Foster, Nemausus building from Nouvel, mausoleum from Starck, interior fittings from Wilmotte. Established in its history, the Pentecost Feria in Nîmes attracts the aficionados. Via Domitia, towards Montpellier, passes through the oppidum of Ambrussum, close to Lunel. The convoys of trolleys of Roman Army, the merchants crews have trampled its cobblestones. The mark of their passing can be seen in the ruts shaped in the stone. More to the west, about 50 km away, visit Montpellier, energetic city of Languedoc: old university city with the oldest Medicine faculty of France, dating back from 14th century, with its botanical gardens, and also actual city. We discover that the concrete can be great, when it's signed up by Ricardo Bofill, in Antigone area entirely created in the 80's, just a few metres away from the heart of the city, where classicism goes with modernity. - at the North of Cabrières: beyond Collias and Gardon river, it's Uzege region: Uzes, first French duchy saved from the deterioration by Malraux, its private mansions and archways square. Its picturesque market on Saturday is very sought after. The candy museum created by Haribo, on the place of a very old liquorize shop, attracts all the gourmand people, child and adults! Discover the medieval village of Castillon, one of the most preserved in the region, with its cobbled streets, its guard tower and its gargoyles. Furthermore to the east, visit Larroque-sur-Cèze, a real jewel with, on its foots, the imposing cooks of Jupiter carved in the rock by Ceze river. Not far, there is the village of Goudargues, also called the Venice of Languedoc, where the foliage lining the canals will refresh you. Do you wish a perched village? Going towards Lussan: a real nest for eagles on its peak with its battlement, its houses with balcony where we raised before silk farms. You are just a few metres away from the nearest mountain: the Mont Bouquet that culminates to 631m and offers on its top a 360 degree panorama, from Alps to Cevennes. The Cevennes region, about fifty km to the north of Cabrieres, offers a very wooden, green and fresh steep landscape: the Mont Aigoual, its moutaintop, 1 700m, can make a great hiking: the famous '4000 steps hiking'. At the foothills, the pretty small town of Anduze and its famous bamboo garden in Prafrance where you will have the feeling to be in Indonesia.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor tennis court.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.