La Jonquille - French gites to rent for romantic holidays, France
These French gites to rent in South France are located between Nimes and Montpellier, near the small medieval town of Sommieres. The gites are situated at a former monastery, Le Domaine de Monteils. All The surrounding area is famous for its wine and is bordered to the south by the sandy Languedoc beaches and to the north by the spectacular Cevennes national park. The area is full of historic sites, including the city of Avignon, the medieval duchy of Uzes, the roman towns of Nimes and Arles and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Carcassonne and the Pont du Gard.
Le Jonquille French gites with pool - Our Opinion
Last visited March 2020. If you are looking for a romantic holiday or the perfect location for your honeymoon in France, then these South France gites to rent at Domaine de Monteils are the obvious choice. Surrounded by stunning scenery and equipped to the highest standard, you will not be disappointed by the charms of Domaine de Monteils. These French holiday rentals with pools are conveniently located close to the budget airports of Nimes, Montpellier and Beziers and are well connected by the French autoroutes and the TGV. There is also a wealth of things to do and see on your doorstep.
The Domaine de Monteils was originally a priory, founded in the 9th century, by the monks of Cluny. In this time the monks cultivated yellow saffron, which was rare in the South of France, and we still find a few saffron flowers in the Park. The surrounding vineyards were planted in 18th century. The Domain then became a wine estate. Today we make use of the wine storehouse and its old presses, a former forge and reconverted stables. Close to Domaine de Monteils French gites to rent, France, there are many popular places to visit:
Avignon: This city was residence of the pope in the 14th century. Many monuments remain from this period including the Pope`s Palace, the famous “Pont St Bénézet“, la “place de l`Horloge“ and its theatres. . .
Uzès: this little town of arts is the home of the First French Duchy. With its paved streets, 17th century mansions and many antique shops, Uzes is a real jewel in the Languedoc! Visit the Fenestrelle medieval tower, la “place aux herbes“ and its provençal market.
Le Pont du Gard: This famous Roman aqueduct, now classified as an UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most impressive archaeological remains from the Roman Empire.
Aigues-Mortes: the remparts of this medieval town are surrounded by the salt lakes of the Camargue, home to thousends of pink flamingos. This charming little town is well worth the visit
Nîmes: this Roman city is well known for its arenas and “ferias“, and also “la maison carrée“, the gardens of la Fontaine and the covered market . The nearby town of Arles is also well worth a visit for its arenas ant antique theatre.
Montpellier: this very lively university town, is the dynamic heart of Languedoc. The historical centre of the city is pedestrianised and contains many 17th Century mansions, narrow paved streets, boutiques, and squares around the “Place de la Comedie“.
Cevennes National park: just a short journey from the Domain de Monteils, you will find this paradise for the walkers with its chestnut groves its valleys and sources, proposes idyllic walking itineraries.
Camargue: with its legendary wild white horses, large black bulls, beautiful pink flamingos and rare birds, the Camargue is a paradise of nature, flora and fauna.
Sommieres: is an exceptionally picturesque medieval South France town, which offers plenty of sightseeing and activities, both locally and in it`s surrounding areas. One of Sommieres`s key features is it`s Roman bridge, built by the emperor Tiberus in the First century AD. Above the town stands a castle, built in the 10 century. A wide range of festivities take place in Sommieres, including the Medieval fair in April, and the Town`s Saint`s fair in the summer. You should also visit Sommieres` Saturday market, which served as the set during the filming of the French film “Manon des Sources“.
Mediterranean beaches: Only 25 km from Domaine de Monteils you will find endless sandy beaches of the Languedoc.
Anduze: this famous pottery town which produced world renowned glazed vases is a picturesque place. Also close-by is the celebrated Bambouseraie bamboo gardens. Also from Anduze you can take a Steam train through the Cevennes and enjoy the outstanding views.
There is a TGV train station in both Nimes and Montpellier, with regular services to Paris and Lille Eurostar. Alternatively, the Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Avignon takes 5 hours 24 mins. A taxi journey takes approximately 35 mins from Montpellier and Nimes and around 50 mins from Avignon.
To reach these South France holiday rentals at Domaine de Monteils, you can fly to:
Nimes airport - 20 minutes
Montpellier airport - 40 minutes
Avignon airport - 40 minutes
You can reach these South France holiday rentals at Domaine de Monteils, by taking the A9 autoroute to Montpellier and Nimes. Exit the A9 at junction 26 and follow the D142 and then D12 towards Sommieres. Drive through Sommieres and follow the D35 in the direction of Anduze and Quissac. You will find Domaine de Monteils close to the villages of Carnas, Saint-Clement and Gailhan.
If you wish to reserve these South France holiday rentals properties at Domaine de Monteils, there is a 25% non refundable deposit upon booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. 10% security deposit returned within 14 days of departure.