Domaine de Palejay (Anglo-French couple)
We will rent our apartment for less than 7 days, ask us for a quote.
Suitable for independent travellers, who like to organise their own holiday. There is an information file with detachable sheets, to help you make the most of your visit. This file is in continuous development and additions are welcome from clients who wish to pass on their knowledge and experience to assist other visitors.
The Department (county) of Gard is unique in France, if not the world because of its diversity of landscape, which range from the mountains of the Cevennes, to sand beaches and the Rhone delta (Camargue). I would recommend that you come by car or at least hire one if you fly. The adjacent departments: Vaucluse, Bouches du Rhone, Ardeche and Heraut, all have many interesting sites and are easily accessible by car because of Frances excellent road network, which usually has very light traffic.
There are many flights to our region if you decide to fly and drive: Ryanair flies to Nimes from Luton and Liverpool (daily). It is possible to fly to Paris and catch a TGV(very fast train), Station at Charles de Gaule. To Avignon, it takes 2 hours 45 mins.
Popes Palace*** at Avignon*** 10 minutes.
In the 14th century, Avignon became the centre of Christianity. On this trail you will come across a host of edifices that reflect the hectic endeavour of the pontifical court during this era. The imposing Palais de Papes.
The Pont (bridge) St Benezet**. Avignon 10 minutes
The bridge of the song, which spanned the river by way of the island, was 900m-975yds long when completed in 1190 and was for years, the only crossing so far down the Rhone.
Pont du Gard***, 15 minutes
Roman aqueduct built to supply Nimes with water nearly 2,000 years ago.
Nimes***, 20 minutes.
Famous for its Roman Monuments: Amphitheatre***, Maison Carree***, Jardin de la Fountaine**(Diana`s Temple) and The Tour Magne*.
Orange**, 15 minutes.
Roman Theatre*** and Commemorative arch**.
Uzes*, 20 minutes.
A living medieval town; good market on Saturday morning.
Aigues Mortes**, 30 minutes.
Has hardly grown in 700 years, still shelters behind its towering 13C golden stone ramparts.
The Camargue**, 40 minutes.
The Camargue, the most original and romantic region of Provence and possibly France, Black bulls, white horses, French cowboys and pink Flamingoes.
Arles ***, 40 minutes.
Roman Ampitheatre** and theatre**. Van Gogh lived here and after a visit by Paul Gaugin they quarrelled and he cut off his ear.
Les Baux de Provence***, 30 minutes.
A fortified medieval village which has been featured on many television travel programmes.
Fountaine de Vaucluse***, 40 minutes.
The largest natural spring in the world: a river flows out of a cave at the base of a sheer cliff 400 metres high.
The Ardeche Valley***, 40 minutes.
As wine-producers: Cotes du Rhone Named Village (there is only Cru class above this category) and Cotes du Rhone, we can give our clients information about local wines. The majority of our grapes are vinified at the local cooperative.
During September would be able to observe the harvest and the grapes being processed at the cooperative. Note that during this period we consider our harvest to take priority!
We have a selection of books on wine that clients may borrow.
There is small market on Sunday morning in our village, you able to buy various cooked meats.
Villeneuve les Avignon there is a large market on Thursday morning and an antiques market on Saturday, 10 minutes away.
Uzes there is a large market on Saturday morning, 20 minutes away.
Les Angles a market on Saturday morning, 10 minutes away.
The owner of the above project is British and has lived in France since 1987 and has been involved in viticulture since 1984. The property in which the Gite is situated dates from at least the 17th century, and has vaulted ceilings. We are located at the junction of the A9 (motorway to Spain, 10 minutes to an entrance) and the A7 (motorway to Italy, 20 minutes to an entrance). The Rhone valley, an area rich in culture and traditions, attracts millions of visitors each year. Our village is at the centre of a triangle: Avignon, Nimes, Orange.
The gite is situated on the ground floor of the owners' house in the centre of a medieval village. For people who enjoy close contact with French culture the situation is difficult to match. It sleeps four and the price ranges from £315-£400 per week. The prices are for two people renting, if three people rent add £40, for four add £80.
We expect the property to be left in a similar state as when found on arrival. If you don’t want to clean it yourself before leaving, please inform us before hand. There would be an extra charge of £40 per week for this service. If the property is not left in a similar condition as it was on arrival there would be the same charge as above against the damage deposit.
Stone fire place with an insert fire (glass door) fuel is included in the price. The stone comes from a quarry close to the Pont du Gard (same stone). A large oak table four chairs. Two armchairs and a settee. A radio. There are books on wine and novels. The ceiling is vaulted. Satelite television: BBC and ITV3.
Sink, fridge, dishwasher, combine oven microwave, two electric hobs, coffee machine, kettle and toaster. There is a cooker hood and the kitchen is connected to the main house's ventilation system.
Sleeping Area: adjacent to the main room contains two single beds which can be pushed together to form a double bed, when the sleeping area is not in use it can be closed by means of oak doors. There is also a double bedroom.
In the yard where you park your car there is a table with four chairs and two sun-loungers.