If a sprawling country villa set amid gardens and an ambling vineyard sounds like the kind of place you’d like to unwind with family or a few friends, New York Habitat offers just the place: a five-bedroom accommodation in Beaucaire, Avignon Region (PR-745).
An authentic Mas in Beaucaire, Avignon Region
Provencal farmhouse ambiance awaits guests of this 17th century five-bedroom Mas, full of exposed wooden beams and stone walls throughout. Colorful artwork graces the walls and an antique Indian massage table makes for a unique coffee table in the center of the living room. A working fireplace and traditional blue and yellow tile brighten the eat-in kitchen. Guests can gather for meals in the kitchen, dining room or outside on the terrace looking over the vineyard—all three areas have tables for eight. Connected by a spiral staircase, the second floor’s three bedrooms with double beds and two single bedrooms provide plenty of space to accommodate eight people.
Take in a view of the vineyard and the typically Provencal countryside from the two terraces: one off of the ground floor and a second-floor terrace connected to one of the bedrooms. Once outside, you’ll be surrounded with pine, olive and mulberry trees, lending shade to a private garden. At the end of the garden is a swimming pool with poolside lounge chairs and a sheltered deck. A pond with water lilies completes the outdoor oasis of this rental property.
The “Golden Triangle”
A few-minutes’ drive from the villa takes you to the center of the medieval village of Beaucaire, France, where restaurants, small shops and 16th-century mansions share the cobblestone streets. Equally close to the vacation property is a 5th- century Roman monastery carved out of rock. A quick drive away, you will also be able to enjoy the numerous events Avignon is famous for.
Bordered by the Rhône River and the Canal du Rhône à Sète, Beaucaire is located in the “Golden Triangle,” an area defined by Arles, Nimes and Avignon, often described as the most beautiful part of Provence. Overall, the Provence region offers plenty of travel attractions. The medieval port village of Beaucaire was once known for its commercial fair that attracted merchants from all over the country. Home to the Course Camarguaise, an annual Spanish-style bull run every summer, the town boasts a several sites, including ruins of a 13th century castle which served as an ancient fortress.
Driving a bit further allows for exploring the ancient amphitheater in the Provencal town of Arles (15 km) or viewing wild horses, flamingos and native black bulls in the natural reserve of Camargue, also accessible by boat ride. Just a thirty-minute drive east are all the Saint Remy de Provence attractions. The city is the home town of VanGogh and one of the top towns to visit in the South of France.
If a five-bedroom vacation rental is slightly too spacious for your needs, New York Habitat also offers a three-bedroom Mas accommodation (PR-821) in Beaucaire, from which to take in the historic and naturally scenic surroundings of the Avignon region. Thirty minutes from Nimes, the area is accessible to the local airport with daily domestic flights from Paris and the TGV station (it’s a three- hour train trip from Paris). The vacation property is also 45 minutes west of the Marseille airport.
Why is this five-bedroom rental property a hidden gem?
Lush gardens, tree-lined terraces, a vineyard and a private swimming pool are the main attractions of this authentic Mas. Five bedrooms and two floors make this vacation property is a spacious and welcoming place to enjoy the heart of Provence near a historically rich village that hasn’t yet made it onto tourists’ must-see lists.
Have you visited any of the villages in France’s Golden Triangle, and do you have any hints about places to see that are off the beaten path.